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1008 rrrcrrrrnrun cosonnss. sms. 11. ons. 291-29:;. iso;. August 15, 18% CHAP. 291.-An Act For the relief of Louis Pelham. Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoaseof Representatives of the United Louis Pelham- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the P""“°“° °°‘ Treasury be, and is hereby, directed to pay to Louis Pelham, a citizen of New Harmony, in the State of Indiana, the sum of three thousand dollars, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, for money wrongfully paid out by and collected from him on the said fifth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, under certain conhscation proceedings against the property of Henry Pelham in the district court of the United States, in the State of Indiana; the sum of money mentioned having been illegally taken and collected irom him by the marshal of the United States for said district court of Indiana upon the sale of a certain promissory note for seven thousand dollars, executed on the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, due four years after date, payable to said Henry Pelham, and sold upon a venditioni exponas under a libel of information in said district court to the said Louis Pelham, when in fact the marshal of said district had not under the mandate of the writ of monition attached the saidnote, nor had he seized the same, nor had it ever been in his custody from the commencement to the end of the proceedings thereon. The said note had not been at any time within the jurisdiction of said district court, and the said note was not at the time of the sale of the same, nor at the time of paying the said sum of money to the said marshal as the purchaser thereof by the said Louis Pelham, nor at any time thereafter by the marshal of said district court delivered to him, nor did he acquire any title whatsoever to said note under said proceedings. Approved, August 15, 1894. Ausu¤t l5·189·*· CHAP. 292.-An Act granting a pension to Amanda J. Lane. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United - gpggygy J· L¤¤¤>· States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the In- ° terior be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, at the rate of ten dollars per month, the name of Amanda J. Lane, dependent and permanently helpless sister of John M. Lane, late a member of Company F, One hundred and thirty-first Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Approved, August 15, 1894. August l5· 1S9*· CHAP. 293.-An Act For the relief of the owners of the schooner Henry R. Tilton, and of personal eifects thereon. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

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{cruise of summa. and he is hereby, authorized and directed to ascertain as soon as practicable what was the reasonable value of the schooner Henry R. Tilton and the proportion thereof belonging to each of her several owners at the time she was sunk by a deflected projectile from a gun on the United States proving grounds at Sandy Hook on or about the ninth day of July, eighteen hundred and ninety-two; and he shall, in like manner, ascertain what was the reasonable value of the personal effects of each of the several officers and sailors on the said schooner at the time of her sinking as aforesaid; and he shall report to the Secretary of the Treasury the several amounts so ascertained; andthe Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to pay, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the owners of the said schooner the value thereof so ascertained and reported as herein prescribed: