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FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 149, 153,157, 158. 1878. 537 in the same manner and to the same extent as is now authorized by law in the case of military bounty-land warrants: Provided, That said loca- Promo. tions do not interfere with prior pre—emption or homestead rights. And patents may issue theretbr the same as provided for military bounty land warrants or lands sold lor cash. Approved, June 1, 1878. CHAP. 153.-An act for the relief of\l\Iilton B. Cushing paymaster United States June 3, 1878. - {U'}'. `H“""'H""` Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers in _ Milton B. Cushthe Treasury Department of the United States are hereby authorized ***2- _ and directed to cancel a. charge of ten thousand dollars now upon the c0SSf‘;gzfl“t0° books of said Department against Milton B. Cushing, a. payinnster in c,,m,,,;.,d_ the United States Navy, which is based upon a certain requisition and receipt purporting to be made by him on and to Paymaster Henry H. Pangborn, and bearing date May second, eighteen hundred and sixty- six, said requisition being a fraud and forgery against the said Uushin g. Approved, June 3, 1878. CHAP. 15'I.—An act to confirm the title of Benjamin E. Edwards, his heirs, assigns, June 6, 1878. or legal representatives, to a certain tract of land in the Tcrr.tory of New Mexico. ·*·i——— Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Benjamin E. Edwards, B.»,,j;,m;u 1g_13d- his heirs, assigns, or legal representatives, be, and are hereby, con. wards. _ tirmed in the title to six hundred and forty acres of land, situate in the NT'*l§It°,l““d '“ Territory of New Mexico, being the tract of land located by virtue of a H,$;,v€d_ °X`°° °°°` certificate numbered ibur hundred and forty-tour, of the second class, issued by the board of landcommissioners lor the county of Bexar and State of Texas, to one Andrew Flores, and dated tho sixteenth day of August, anno Domini eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and the same tract of land for which a patent was authorized to be issued by the act of the legislature of the State of Texas, entitled *‘An act to require the commissioner of the general land-ofiice to issue patents tor lands therein named ", approved December second, eighteen hundred and fifty, and which is more particul `rly described in the plat and tieldnotes accompanying the survey thereof'. executed by lt. S. Howard, deputy survey or, and approved of by the district surveyor for the district of Bexar, on the thirtieth day of November, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, which said survey is numbered thirty-eight, in section numbered fifteen, in what was then known as the Bexar land district lor the State of Texas, and which is now of record in the office of the commissioner of the general land-office in the State of Texas. Sec. 2. That the Commissioner of the General Land Office, upon the 1,,,,,,,, of pM,,,,t_ receipt of the proper plat and survey,_shall cause a patent to be issued to said Benjamin E. Edwards, his heirs, assigns, or legal representatives, _ for the lands hereby confirmed: Provideel, however, That such patent I"`°”*¤°· shall be construed as a relinquishment only of title on the part of the United States, and shall not atlect the right of any third person. Approved, June 6, 1878. CHAP. 158.—An act for the relief of John Clinton, postmaster at Brownsville, June 6, 1878. Tennessee. ""*"";·— Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the John Clinton. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place to the C¤‘€<“¤i¤ ¤¤°¤°Y· credit of the Post-Oflice lund on money-order account the sum ol' two °“l°" “°°°““t‘