498 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 2,11, 15,19. 1877—’78. Arrears of pay. of the persons lost of the steamer B and J. Baker, the sum of one hundred dollars for each person so lost as above stated: Provided, That the legal representatives of the above mentioned deceased persons who were in the service of the Government shall also be paid from the Treasury of the United States any arrears of pay due the said deceased at the time of their death. . A ccounts of Sec. 3. That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury be and ` <=f¢W· they are hereby authorized and directed to settle upon principles of justice and equity the accounts of the tfficers, sailors, marines, and others on board the said vessel when wrecked, and to assume the last quarterly return of the paymaster of said vessel as the basis of computation of the subsequent credits to those on board, to the date of such Accounts of l>¤y· loss if there be no evidence to the contrary. And if upon a settlement m”*°’· of the accounts of C. N. Sanders late past assistant paymaster of the United States Navy, who was lost on said vessel with all his accounts, and vouchers for expenditures, and payments made by him, and with all the money, stores, and supplies procured for the said vessel, any sum shall be found due from him, the proper accounting officers of the Treasury are hereby authorized and required to allow him a credit therefor. Approved, December 14, 1877. Feb. 1, 1878. CHAP. 11.-An act to remove the political disabilities of Charles L Scott, of Wilcox -——-—-——-— County, Alabama Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (ture-thirds of each House concur- Charles L._soott. ring therein, ) That the political disabilities imposed upon Charles L. . .P°h'°'°“1_d‘¤“b'l‘ Scott, of Wilcox County, Alabama, by the fourteenth amendment of m" mmm °d‘ the Constitution of the United States, on account of his participation in the rebellion, are hereby removed. Approved, February 1, 1878. Feb. 18, 1878. CHAP. 15.-An act to remove the charges against Lieutenant Charles Wilkinson, late G of Company K, One hundred and second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, on file ' in the \Var Department. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Charles Wilkin- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Adjutant-General is ¤°¤- hereby authorized and directed to remove the charges against Charles Wilkinson, late an officer in Company K, One hundred and second Regi- Army record cor- ment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, from the records of the Department, footed- and that the sentence of the court-martial by which he was cashiered be and the same is hereby set aside. Approved, February 18, 1878. Feb. 27. 1878- CHAP. 19.-An act for the relief of the Eagle and Phoenix Manufacturing Company mi of Columbus, Georgia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Eagle ,,,,,1 ppm- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Eagle and Phtenix nix Manufacturing Manufacturing Company·of' Columbus, Georgia, be, and is hereby, re- §?omll>¤¤Y G0? C°· lieved from the payment of the taxes heretofore assessed upon its capi- ,};‘§eé‘:.;,0m 2,,*,,,;;*,; tal stock as banking capital or capital employed in the business of bankmx8s_ ing, and upon all future similar assessments of banking tax, so long as no part of its capital is employed in the business of banking, and said capital continues to be, as now, employed in the business of manufacturing:· No exemption Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed to exempt said from wxos oo do- company from the payment of the tax upon deposits, as required by law P°°““·"*"· hom savings-banks or savings institutions, nor from any tax or penalty which may be hereafter incurred by issuing and circulating, or continuing in circulation, notes or bills or certificates of deposit, as currency or a a sub titnte for notes, bills, or currency. Approved, February 27, 1878.