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542 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 185, 186, 187,200. 1878. Account og to be Sec. 2. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and b“l**¤°“d· directed to balance the account of the said James Johnson by entering a memorandum of this release. Approved, June 11, 1878. June 11, 1878. CHAP. 186.-An act for tho relief of F. W. Golladay. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United F. W. Golluday. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas- P¤3'*¤°¤* *0- ury be and he is hereby instructed and directed to pay out of any money not otherwise appropriated the sum of ninety-six dollars to F. W. Golladay, being compensation in full for services rendered by J. E. Golladay the minor son of said F. W. Golladay as an assistant doorkeeper from January twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven to March iirst, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven. Approved, June 11, 1878. June 11, 1878. CHAP. 187.-An act for the relief of the heirs of William A. Graham. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United W. A. Graham’s States of America in Congress assembled, That the heirs of William A. heirs. Graham, late of the town of Lexington, in the county of Rockbridge, and State of Virginia, be, and they are hereby, relieved of and from all disabilities now existing and preventing them from renewing or reviving an application by the administrator of the estate of said William A. Graham, deceased, for a patent for a novel method of extinguishing mimi ti,.-erecx- tires; that such administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to renew tinuinsiiqr may he said application, conforming the same to present rules; and that the

 ;’;n;'2£   Commissioner of Patents, be, and is hereby, authorized to grant and

‘ issue letters-patent for the invention or inventions set forth in such upplication; said patent, when issued, to have the same force and effect, from and after its date, as though no delay had occurred in prosecuting p,-,,”;8,,_ said application, or in granting a patent thereon : Provided, That uch alleged inventions shall be found to have been new and useful at the v€m,i,igmS_ time of tiling such application: And provided further, That all persons or parties having machines containing said inventions, or any part thereof', in use at the time of issuing such patent, shall have the right to continue the use thereof without charge or molestation; nor shall any one be liable for any infringement of the invention of the said Graham, occurring prior to the issuing of the letterspatent therefor. Approved, June 11, 1878. gum M, 1g7g_ CHAP. 200.-An act to legalize certain patents issued to members of the Pottawato— —.-.———-. mic tribe of Indians. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United p(,m.“»,,t,,m;,, States of America in Congress assembled, That the patents issued April Indians. hfteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, to certain Pottawatomie m}“L;;$"t *°» °°¤· Indians in the State of Kansas, under the third article of the treaty 12 S{,,,__1192_ between the United States and the Pottawatomie tribe of Indians, of 1;, 5m;_,533_ November fifteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and the sixth and eighth articles of the treaty between the United States and said tribe of Indians, concluded February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, he, and the same are hereby declared to be, valid and in full force and effect to the same extent as they would have been had said patentees become naturalized citizens of the United States prior to Promo. the issuing of said patents: Provided, That this act shall only apply to patents for lands for which conveyances have been made in good iaith by the patentees subsequent to the issuing of their patents. Approved, June 14, 1878.