FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. C11. 178, 170, 185. 1878. 541 by him in having his schooner William J. Dennis run into and sunk by the government steamer General Meigs, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-iour. Approved, June 10, 1878. CHAP. 179.—An act to pay for clerical services and extraordinary expenses, under June 10, 1878. the seventh section of the act of August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, ··—·§;—~ in the Pawnee land-district in Kansas. . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in accordance with the Wm.Brintlle. seventh section of the act of August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and Ai]<>W¤¤¢¢‘*<>- fifty-six, and the settlement of the account of William Brindle, receiver Stl§°%1°h· L29? U of public moneys and disbursing-agent in the Pawnee land-district in u " ' Kansas, under and in accordance with said act, and the report by the Secretary of the Interior to Congress on January twenty- sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, as required by said act, the sum of four thousand seven hundred and thirteen dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, which amount shall be placed to the credit of the said William Brindle, late receiver, and so forth, to bear date from January twenty- sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, being the date of settlement and report of said account under said act. Sec. 2. That the suit now pending in the distiict court of the United SuitagaiustWm States for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, at May sessions, eight- B¤¤*U*>· een hundred and seventy-seven, number four, brought by the United States against William Drindle, shall not be withdrawn, discontinued, nor abandoned by the United States without the written request or consent in writing of the said William Brindle, tiled of record therein; and in the trial of said cause the said court shall hear and determine all disputes and differences between the United States and the said William Brindle in reference to his various accounts as receiver and acting disbursing-agent of public money in the Pawnee landdisti ict in Kansas, » and also in relation to his accounts as special receiver of Indian trustmoneys received and expended under the Indian treaties of May sixth 10 Stat., 1048. and May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and i:ifty-four, as well under said 10 Sfrm.1082- Indian treaties as under the laws of the United States; and the said William Brindle, in the trial of said cause, shall be permitted and be entitled to make defense and claim set-off in his favor in said court, if saws, said court shall determine him to be entitled thereto, with the same eflect as if said suit were commenced by an individual against the said William Brindle, and said set off shall not be barred by any statute of limitations. And should the said court, in the said trial, determine that there is a balance due to the said William Brindle upon said accounts, the court shall certify the amount so found to be due to him to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, for payment, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, reserving, nevertheless, the right of appeal to either party from the judgment of the said court. ‘ Approved, June 10, 1878. CHAP. 185.-Au act for the relief of James Johnson, late collector of the port of June ll, 1878. Savannah. wi- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the residue of the claim James Johnson. of the United States against James Johnson, late collector of the port 1C1*‘:]m“3“'”"*•'°‘ of Savannah, in the State ot Georgia, for moneys iound due from him °°°° ' on the adjustment of his accounts as such collector by the Secretary of the Treasury, be, and the same is hereby, released.