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IBC FURTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 191, 192. 1878. 1866,res-74. sixtyiour), and March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven (Stat- }g6§*“·€3·?£‘_{· utes at Large, volume fourteen, page four hundred and twenty-three, ,4 Sis, ‘42§j section three), as follows: " Amounts certified to be due by the accounting—oitl‘icers of the Treasury Department for commutation of rations to prisoners of war in rebel States, one thousand three hundred and forty-eight dollars and seventy- tive cents. R¤P°*”* °fb*lr Sec. 4. That so much of section five of the act approved June twen-

S°i§,f,f,‘f\g(h? tieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-iour, as directs the Secretary of

iShTd_ the Treasury at the beginning of each session to report to Congress with 1874, ch. 328, his annual estimates any balances of appropriations for specific objects 18 $¤¤*··U0· affected by said section that may need to be reappropriated, be, and A<=<{°¤¤*¤ *° bs hereby is, repealed. And it shall be the duty of the several accounting-

’f;‘5“"“°d 'md °°°` officers of the Treasury to continue to receive, examine, and consider

' the justice and validity of all claims under appropriations the balances of which have been exhausted or carried to the surplus fund under the provisions of said section that may be brought before them within a period of five years. And the Secretary of the Treasury shall report the amount due each claimant, at the commencement of ench session, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall lay the same Prooico. before Congress for consideration: Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize the re-examination and payment of any claim or account which has been once examined and rejected, unless reopened in accordance with existing law. . Approved, June 14, 1878. June 14, 1878. CHAP. 192.-An act authorizing the Solicitor of the Trea ury by and with the con- -—————-——- sent of the Secretary of War, to cancel certain contracts for the sale of lots of land made at Harper’s Ferry in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine by the United States, to resell the same, and sell or lease all other real estate and riparian rights now owned by the United States at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Purchasers at States of America in Congress assembled, That the Solicitor of the Treas- }}¤*P'*{’¤ ]*`**:]*`$’ t° ury, by and with the consent of the Secretary of Wzir, be, and he is hereq§itQ?n;';;;mj °“ by, authorized to cancel contracts with and release each and all purchasers of lots of land from their purchases made on the thirtieth day of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, at and near Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, whenever such purchaser or purchasers shall quitclaim and release said lots or parcels of land to the Government of the United States by deed in such form as may be required by the Solicitor Promo. of the Treasury: Provided, That such quit claim and release shall be executed and tendered to the Secretary of War within four months from the passage of this act. Release or pur- Sec. 2. That whenever any of the said lots and parcels of land shall oluwcr- be quit-claimed and released in pursuance of section one of this act, the Solicitor of the Treasury shall, by and with the consent of the Secretary of War, cancel the obligation of the purchaser or purchasers thereof and release the same from all liability to the Government of the Lots may be of- United States for the purchase money of such lot or lots of land. And

        • 69 ¤B°*¤· the Solicitor of the Treasury shall, when he deems it expedient to subserve the interests of the government, have the power, and he is hereby

authorized to otler for sale said lots or parcels of land, so quit-claimed and released by auction, after tirst giving notice of the time, terms, and place of sale in pursuance of existing law, upon such terms as in his judgment he may deem expedient. Solicitor of the Sec. 3. That the Solicitor of the Treasury is further authorized to T¤>¤¤¤¤‘¥ may MU make sale, in pursuance of law, of the whole or any part of said prop- °' 1°“°· erty, or, if he deem it expedient and better for the public welfare, lease . for any term of years and part or all other real estate and riparian rights now owned by the Government of the United States at or near Harper’s Ferry, Jelierson County, West Virginia.