324 FORTYFIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 110, 112,114,115. 1879. Roooivabio for mine to have been erroneously issued by the late authorities of the said “”°‘”°g°S· District against property exempt from taxation at the time the taxes were imposed, or property upon which the taxes purporting to be represented by said certitlcates had been paid, the Commissioners of the District be, and they are hereby, authorized to receive the same in satisfaction of any arrearages of taxes prior to July nrst, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, except special improvement taxes ; and immediately upon the redemption of such erroneously issued certificates, the same shall be canceled, and a proper record of such payment and cancellation be made. Approved, February 27, 1879. Feb. 28, 1879. CHAP. 112.-·An act extending the limits of the port of New York. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Port of New States of America in Congress assembled, That the collection-district of YMF- _ the port of New York shall hereafter include, in addition to the other Lumts €“]’"g°d‘ territory embraced therein, all that part of the county of Hudson, in the State of New Jersey, and the waters adjacent, now within the collectiondistrict of Newark, New Jersey, east of Newark Bay and the Hackensack River. Approved, February 28, 1879. March 1, 1Q7g_ CHAP. 114.-An act for the relief of Edwin R Clarke Be it enacted M; the Senate and House of Representatives of the United H. R. Clarke. States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of law regulating appointments in the Army by promotion in the line are hereby suspended for the purposes of this act, and only so far as they affect Restoration to Edwin R. Clarke; and the President can, if he so desire, in the exercise Army- of his own discretion and judgment, nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint said Edwin R Clarke, late second lieutenant of the Tenth Regiment of United States Infantry, to the same grade and rank of second lieutenant held by him on the twelfth day of July, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, in any vacancy occurring in the grade of second lieutenant in said regiment: Promo. Provided, however, That no pay, compensation, or allowance whatever shall ever be given to said Clarke for the time between said twelfth day of July, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and the date of Promo. the appointment hereunder: And prorided further, That the acceptance of any benefit under this act by said Edwin R. Clarke shall be taken and construed to be, by luis election, a bar to any claim for pay or allowances from the date of his discharge to his acceptance of a commission, if one be granted him under the provisions of this act. Approved, March 1. 1879. March 1, 1g7g_ CHAP. 115.-An act for the rggefupgdthe lomtcers and privates of the New Mexico H 1 U 0 lll} (’€I`S. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 1·L’eprese·nta.tiz~es of the United New Mexico States of America in Congress assembled, That the Court of Claims shall Mounted Volun- take jurisdiction of and adiudge the claims of officers and privates of the
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,0 Cg,;“,”0f during the war of the rebellion, on account of losses of horses and equipments, although the same shall not be presented within six years troni the time they accrued: Provided, That no such claim shall be considered plpless the petéiimn scgting forth the same be tiled within one year from e passage o is ac Approved, March 1, 187 9.