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(570 FORTY-FIF DH CONGRESS. Sess. III. REB. 8,10,11, 1 7. 1879. and seventyeight, shall be exhausted; And provided, That the same shall be credited to the United States as a part of its share of the exses of the District of Columbia. Approved, February 26, 1879. Feb. 27, 1879. [No. 10.] Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay certain onl- -—T—— cers of the internal-revenue service the amounts due them for their services as such officers previous to the time of executing their bonds and taking the oath of offico as prescribed by law. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Collectors of In- States of America. in Congress assembled, That in the cases of Jolm C.

    • 1*1*1 ¤`°"°¤“°· Cartwright, of the collection-district of Oregon; Clark \Vaggoner, of the

tenth collection-district of Ohio; Ellery M. Brayton, of the collectiondistrict of South Carolina; YV. H. \Vheeler, of the fifth collection-district of North Carolina; William M. \Voodcock, of the fifth collection-district of Tennessee; Otis II. Russell, of the third collection-district of Virginia; and Burt Van Horn, of the twenty-eighth collection-district of New York, who were respectively appointed collectors of internal revenue for the districts mentioned during the recess of the Senate, which existed lllllll the fifteenth day of Octobe1·, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and duly entered upon the discharge of the duties of such appointment, and were during the session of the Senate which begun on the last-mentioned date nominated, and, upon confirmation by the Senate, appointed and commissioned as collectors for their respective districts, and continued in the discharge of their official duties, without having delivered the oitheial bonds or taken the oaths prescribed by law, under the last-mentioned appointment, until subsequent to the adjournment of said session Pay for services of the Senate, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to pay l><>f<>1*¤ l>¤¤di¤g· such collectors the compensation and expenses belonging to their respective offices, and which would, according to law, have accrued to them, had they, before entering upon the discharge of their duties under their _ last appointment, or betbre the expiration of the said session of the Senate, given the bonds and taken the oaths prescribed by law: Provided, Such bonds shall have been given, and such oaths taken, prior Actsmade valid. to the passage of this resolution. And all acts of such persons as collectors of internal revenue during such times as they severally performed the duties of said office, after the close of said session of the Senate and before they were duly qualified under their regular appointment, shall be held to be as valid as if they had duly qualified as collectors before entering upon the performance of such duties. Approved, February 27, 1879. March 1, 1879- [No. 11.] Joint resolution authorizing the remission of duty on two articles of bronze ii presented to Hon. R. C. McCormick by American exhibitors at tho Paris Exposition. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United R· C- MGC0F States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasmtglghes remitted my be, and he is, hereby, authorized to remit or rciund as the case inay ` be, the duties paid or accruing upon two articles of bronze, presented to Commissioner-General R. C. McCormick by the American exhibitors at the Paris Exposition of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight. Approved, March 1, 1879. March 3, 1879. [No. 17.] Joint resolution approving the adverse decision of the Commissioner of tho ji General Land Office in the claim of Anna M. Clark. . Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States Annu M. Clark. of America in Congress assembled, That the decision of the Commissioner , 1;**39 °]*“m "°‘ of the General Land Office adverse to the claim of Anna M. Clark ·l°° ° ‘ (Executive Document Number Twelve, House of Representatives, iirst session, Forty-fourth Congress), be, and the same is hereby, approved, and the said claim is hereby rejected. Approved, March 3, 1879.