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986 FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS. Sess. II. CHS. 89, 90, 96, 9i . 1894. Claiborne; and that all the right, title, and the interest of the United States in and to the same be, and the same are hereby, granted and confirmed to said heirs, executors, or assigns. Approved, May 30, 1894. May a0_18N_ · CHAP. 90.-An Act Granting a pension to Mrs. Fannie M. Norman. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United rmne M.N¤¤p¤¤. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the _

  • ’°“°*°"· Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the

pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Fannie M. Norman, of Rutherford County, Tennessee, widow of late Lieutenant E. A. C. Norman, deceased, who served in the volunteers in the Florida Indian war, and allow her a pension of eight dollars per month.‘ · Approved, May 30, 1894. June 6, 1894. CHAP. 96.-—An Act For the relief of A. P. H. Stewart, · Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United g,};,?,- 0,, States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of In- ¥»¤zz1¤s¤¤dro1>¤· ternal Revenue be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to re-examine and settle the following claim for tax on bagging and rope wrongfully paid on Government cotton, alleged tohave been illegally assessed and collected, and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the amounts of taxes so found by said Commissioner of Internal Revenue as aforesaid to have been illegally and improperly assessed and collected, to the party hereinafter named: Provided, Prooioo- That the amount paid in any case shall not exceed the amount hereinafter named : A¤·°¤¤*~ To A. P. H. Stewart, one hundred and eighty-five dollars and sixty- nine cents. _ Approved, June 6, 1894. · June 6, 1894. CHAP. 97.—An Act For the relief of Captain John \\’. Pullman. rmsmtie. Wlnereas John W. Pullman, who was commissioned a second lieutenant of the Eighth Cavalry in the United States Army on the fifteenth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and consequently commissioned a captain in the Quartermastens Department; and Wliereas Honorable W. A. Day, on the twelfth day of June, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, then the Second Auditor of the Treasnuy of the United States, prepared a revised statement of Captain Pullman’s account, finding due the said John W. Pullman the sum of one thousand three hundred and ninety-six dollars and thirty-one cents, and on the same day certified the result to the Second Comptroller of the Treasury for payment, which was subsequently returned to the Second Auditor without any decision, and “without prejudice" by him, inasmuch as Attorney-General Miller had expressed an opinion that a previous receipt given by Captain Pullman for an amount that the accounting officer had erroneously adjudged his due, estopped him from receiving the portion that had been erroneously and unlawfully previously withheld supporting such opinion by the declaration that “had it happened through a mistake of law of the accounting officer of the United States the captain had been paid too much instead of too little, it would seem quite clear that the excess could notbe recovered back :" Therefore,