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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3 D SESS.-CHS. 20-22-FEB . 6 , 9 , 1940 southerly right-of-way of the old State Highway Numbered 6 to the said southerly line of the United States of America two and one-tenth acre tract; and thence south sixty-four degrees forty-nine minutes west along said southerly line of two and one-tenth acre tract two hundred and eighty-two and two-tenths feet, more or less, to the place of beginning. Contains one and one hundred and four one-thou- sandths acres. SEC. 3 . The grantee in each case shall bear any expense (other than for the preparation of the deeds) necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, but shall not be required to pay any consideration for the right, title, and interest conveyed: Provided, That the Secretary of War is authorized to make such deviations in the description of the lands above described as may be necessary to carry out the purpose and intent of this Act. Approved, February 6, 1940. [CHAPTER 21] AN ACT For the relief of World War sailors and marines who were discharged from the United States Navy or United States Marine Corps because of minority or misrepresentation of age. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in the admin- istration of law conferring rights, privileges, or benefits upon honor- ably discharged sailors of the United States Navy and upon honor- ably discharged marines of the United States Marine Corps, their widows and dependent children, a sailor or marine who served as an enlisted man between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, both dates inclusive, and who was discharged for fraudulent enlistment on account of minority or misrepresentation of age, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the naval service on the date of his actual separation therefrom if his service otherwise was such as would have entitled him to an honor- able discharge: Provided,That no back pay or allowance shall accrue by reason of the passage of this Act: Provided further, That in all such cases the Navy Department shall, upon request, grant to such men, or their widows, a discharge certificate showing that the sailor or marine is held and considered to have been honorably discharged under the provisions of this Act. Approved, February 9, 1940. [CHAPTER 22] AN ACT Giving the consent of Congress to the addition of lands to the State of Texas and ceding jurisdiction to the State of Texas over certain parcels or tracts of land heretofore acquired by the United States of America from the United Mexican States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That upon the acceptance of this Act by the State of Texas all of the parcels or tracts of land lying adjacent to the territory of the State of Texas which were acquired by the Government of the United States of America by virtue of the convention between the United States of America and the United Mexican States signed February 1, 1933 shall be and become a geographical part of the State of Texas and shall be under the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the said State, without affecting the ownership of the said lands Approved, February 9, 1940. 21 Grantee to bear cer- tain expense. Proviso. Necessary devi- ations in description authorized. February 9, 1940 [H. R . 5734] [Public, No. 412] World War sailors and marines. Discharge because of minority, etc., deemed honorable dis- charge. Provios. No back pay, etc. Issuance of certifi- cates. February 9, 1940 [H. R. 6124] [Public, No. 413] Texas. Certain lands adja- cent to, acquired from United Mexican States, ceded to State. 48 Stat. 1621 Sunbect to State jurisdiction.