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death of the young man suspended farther proceedings ; and whereas Charles
D. Cox, father of said deceased soldier, is desirous of obtaining the pension justly .
due his said son from date of his discharge till death, to be applied to the pur-
chase of a suitable monument to be placed at his grave : Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled^ That the Commissioner of Pensions
be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to proceed and receive proof of the
right of said W. H. Cox to a pension in same manner as if still living, and if
the evidence satisfies him that he was so entitled, then the pension from
time of discharge till his death to be paid over to his father, Charles D. Cox,
out of the pension fund or any other money in the treasury not otherwise
appropriated.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private — ^No. 160.]

AN ACT granting a pension to Orlena Waltera.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
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 Orlena Walters,
widow of Lieutenant Elisha- Walters, late of the seventh provisional regiment
of enrolled Missouri militia, commencing October fourth, one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-three.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



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[Private— No. 161.]
AN ACT granting a pension to Elizabeth Richardson.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 thu
provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Elizabeth Richardson,
widow of William Richardson, late a private in company I, fifth Kentucky
cavalry, commencing February twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 162.]
AN ACT granting a pension to Margaret C. Long.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembledy 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 Margaret C. Long,
widow of Jessee K. Long, late a private in company E, twenty-eighth Kentucky
volunteers, commencing June six, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

Approved, July 27, 1868,



[Private— No. 163.]
AN ACT granting a pension to James Rooney.

Be it enacted be the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
o^ 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 James Rooney, late
a member of company B, seventh Missouri cavalry, commencing April four-
teenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



{Private — No. 164.]
AN ACT granting a pension £o Margaret Davis.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and
he is hereby, aiithorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the
provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Margaret Davis,
widow of William H. Davis, late an acting surgeon in the eighteenth Missouri
volunteers, and pay her a pension at the rate of seventeen dollars per month.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



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[Private— No. 165.]
AN ACT granting a pension to the widow and minor children of Hiram Hitchcock.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled^ That the Secretary of the Interior be, and
be is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the
limitations and provisions of the pension laws, the names of the widow, Jane E.
Hichcock, and the minor children, under sixteen years of age, of Hiram Hitch-
cock, late a hospital steward in the eighteenth Wisconsin regiment volunteers,
commencing January seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 166.]

AN ACT for the relief of Zadock T. Newman.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled^ That the becretary of the Interior be, and
be is hereby, directed to plJace the name of Zadock T. Newman, late a private in
the seventh provisional regiment enrolled Missouri militia, upon the pension roll,
at the rate of four dollars a month from the second day of January, eighteen
hundred and sixty-four, to continue during his natural life, subject to the pro-
visions of the pension laws.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 167.]
AN ACT for the relief of Mrs. Alice A. Dryer.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and
he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Alice A. Dryer, widow of Hiram
Dryer, late a major of the thirteenth regiment of United States infantry, wh«se
name is now on the list of pensioners, the sum of twenty-five dollars per month
during her widowhood, in lieu of the pension she is now receiving ; this act to
take effect from the fifth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, the
day of the death of said Hiram Dryer.

Approved, July 27, 186S.



[Private— No. 168.]

AN ACT granting a pension to Ann Williams.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hotise of Representatives of the United 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 rolls, subject to
the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Ann Williams,
widow of John Williams, late of companv E, third regiment of Wisconsin cav-
alry, commencing May twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-fbur.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



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[Private— No. 169.]

AN ACT granting a pension to George Truax, late a private in company H, first regiment

of Virginia volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assemUedj That the Secretary of the Interior be, and
he is hereby, authorised and directed to place the name of George Truax, late a
private in company H, first regiment of Virginia volunteers, on the pension roll,
to be paid a pension to the extent of one-fourth disability, to bo increased or
cease as the subsequent examinations of the surgeon may disclose, subject to
the rules and regulations of the pension department, to commence on the twenty-
ninth day of October, anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private — ^No. 170.]

AN ACT granting a pension to Elizabeth Cassidy.

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
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 Elizabeth
Cassidy, widow of Michael Cassidy, late a first lieutenant in the sixty -ninth
regiment of Pennsylvania volunteer infantry, commencing July fifth, eighteen
hundred and sixty-three.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 171.]

AN ACT granting a pension to Margaret Filson.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 Margaret Filson,
widow of George W. Filson, to receive a pension to bear date from first January,
eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 172.]

AN ACT to place the name of Ellen Curry, widow of James Curry, deceased, a private
soldier of company F, 39th regiment Illinois volunteers, upon the pension roll of the united
States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hotise of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and
he is hereby, authorized to place the name of Ellen Curry, widow of James
Curry, deceased, private soldier in company F, thirty-ninth regiment Illinois
inftntry Volunteers, upon the pension roll of the United Spates, subject to the
laws now in force in relation to pensions.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



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[Private— No. 173.]

AN ACT granting a pension of seventeen dollars per month to David Duhigg, of Lynden,
Vermont, father of late First Lieutenant Dennis Duhigg, of company M, first regiment
Vermont artillery.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and is
hereby, authorized and required to place on the pension roll the name of David
Duhigg, father of late First Lieutenant Dennis Duhigg, of company M, first
regiment Vermont artillery, who was killed in battle, and that the said David
Duhigg, in consequence of the service and death of his said son, be paid during
his natural life a penBion of seventeen dollars per month, to commence from the
passage of this act.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 174.]
AN ACT granting a pension to Charles Hamstead.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hov^e of Representatives of the United 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
limitations and provisions of the pension laws, the name of Charles Hamstead,
late a member of Captain Shell's company of West Virginia State guards,
(afterwards the seventh West Virginia volunteers,) commencing February
twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private — ^No; 175.]
AN ACT granting a pension to Matthew 0. Griswold.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 Matthew C.
Griswold, late a first lieutenant in the twentieth regiment of New York cavalry,
commencing January eleventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 176.]

AN ACT for the relief of Mrs. Mary J. Trueman.

Beit enacted by the Senate and Rouse of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and
be is hereby, directed to place on the pension roll of the United States the name
of Mary J. Trueman, widow of James Trueman, late private in company B,
twelfth regiment West Virginia volunteer infantry, subject to the provisions and
limitations of the pension laws.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



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I Private— No. 177.]
AN ACT for the relief of Captain A. G. Olivar.

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
if America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and
he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Captain A. G. Olivar, out of any
moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two thousand
and ten dollars, this being the full amount that the said Olivar had stolen from
him the thirteenth of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, which was govern-
ment funds.

At>proved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 178.]

AN ACT for the relief of Sally C. Northrop.

Whereas the petition of Sally C. Northrop represents that in the year eighteen
hundred and forty-eight Henry S. Atwood, a merchant, being solicited thereto
by them, purchased the discharges of certain soldiers, and obtained from them
powers of attorney to procure and assign the bounty land warrants to which
they were entitled under the ninth section of the act of Congress, approved
February eleventh, eighteen hundred and forty-seven ; and that before receiving
the warrants on the discharges so purchased, the said Henry S. Atwood died ;
and that subsequently said warrants were duly received by Franklin K. Beck,
administrator of the estate of said Henry S. Atwood, and sold by said Beck, as
such administrator to the said Sally C. Northrop, for a full and valuable con-
sideration ; and whereas it is further represented by the petitioner that, accord-
ing to the forms of transfer now prescribed by law, her title to said warrants is
defective, and ' that after careful efforts through several years, she has been
unable to find the soldiers in whose names said warrants were issued, and there-
fore unable to perfect her title to the same ; the numbers of said warrants and
the names of the soldiers in whose favor they were issued being as follows, viz :
61669, John Holly; 61575, William Luffman; 60813, George W. Bowen ;

60823, James Cooper ; 61672, John Gilbert ; 61556, Adam H. Underwood ;
60817, Henry Truitt; 61674, Henry H. Foster; 61822. Joseph Ervin ;
61675, John E.Edmundson; 61820, Thomas Johnson; 61676, William Davis;
62062, William M. Connor ; 61663, Fredericks. Moore ; 60814, Robert Bryan;
61665, William Holley; 60825, Green B. Driscoll; 60822, William Childers ;
61819, James Loflen; 61664, John C. Lewis; 61569, Matthew V. Gray;
61806, William B. Buckelew ; 61671, William H. Hines ; 60816, Pierce L.
Alford; 61808, Peter Brookey; 61576, Silas M. Sullivan; 61809, Elebe H.
Jones; 62111, William E.Binion; 62337, Zadoc Pitts ; 60827, John Lamerson ;
62335, Thomas Lindsey; 60826, Wilson Clark; 61807, Wiley Chesser;

60824, Joel Foster; 62336, Augustus Patal ; 60821, Jesse Le Grand; 61810,
Persel N. Graham; 60815, Milton A. Roach; 62060, Lndwick B. Bright;
61667, Samuel C.Gordon; 61670, Patrick H.Harding; 61666, Farrer Lan-
kaster; 62061, William P.. Hunter; 62189. Nicholas M. Fain; 61805, John
Bradley ; 60812, Robert Beesely ; 62064, Robert D. Brooks ; 70861, Columbus
W. Howard; 62373, John M. Castello; 61577, James Murray; 61562, George
Somers ; 62063, Charles R. Brewer ; , John Burner : Therefore,

Se it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled^ That upon the location, in accordance with
law, by Sally C. Northrop, or her assigns, and the presentation of any of the
foregoing bounty land warrants so located, to the Commissioner of the General



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Land Office with proper legal evidence that the same has been assigned to the
aforesaid Sally 0. Northrop by Franklin K. Beck, as administrator of the estate
of the aforesaid Henry S. Atwood, it shall be the duty of said Commissioner to
issue patents for the land so located as in other cases.
Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. i79.]

AN ACT for the relief of the Hon. George W. Bridges, a member of the thirty-seventh

Congress.

Be itenajted hy the Senate and Hotise of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled^ That the Treasurer of the United States
pay to the Hon. George W. Bridges, late a member of the thirty-seventh Con-
gress, from the State of Tennessee, the sum of one thousand six hundred and
eighty -five dollars and ten cents, out of any money in the treasury not other-
wise appropriated, in full compensation and payment of his claim for pay as a
member of the thirty-seventh Congress, deducted for loss of time, occasioned by
his arrest by rebel authority while on his way to the capital.

Approved, July 27, 1868. *^



[Private— No. 180.]
AN ACT for the relief of Major F. F. Stevens, assistant paymaster United States army.

Be itevuicted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assemhled. That the proper accounting officers of the
Paymaster General's office and the Treasury Department in the settlement of
-the accounts of Major F. F. Stevens, late an assistant paymaster of the United
States army, credit to him the sum of three thousand and seventy-eight dollars
and sixty-three cents, as of the first April, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-
seven, for the cause that that amount of public money in his hands on tho-t day
was lost by the burning of the steamer Alabama, on the . Mississippi river :
Providedy That in the opinion of said accounting officers the said allowance
should be made.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 181.]
AN ACT for the relief of Palemon John.

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives qfthe United States
of America in Congress assemhledt That the Commissioner of Internal Revenue
be, and hereby is, instructed to allow Palemon John a credit for the sum of seven
hundred and sixty-nine dollars and thirty-seven cents, for that amount of revenue
stamps lost or stolen from the mails while the same were in transit to said Com*
missioner from said Palemon John, late revenue stamp agent.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



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[Private— No. 182.]
AN ACT for the relief of Captain Thomas W. Miller.

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the Treasury
be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to. pay to Thomas W. Miller, late
captain and acting aide to Brigadier General L. Cutler, late of the army of [the]
Potomac, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sura
of five hundred and twenty-nine dollars and eighty-eight cents, in full for mili-
tary services from the thirteenth of May, to the seventh of August, eighteen
hundred and sixty- three, inclusive, and for private horse killed in action at the
battle of Gettysburg,

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 183.]

AN ACT gi anting a pension to Emmelene H, Rudd, widow of the late Commodore John

Budd, deceased.

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 Emmelene H. Rudd,
widow of John Rudd, late a commodore in the United States navy, and pay
her, out of the naval pension fund, a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per
month, commencing October twelfth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and
continue during widowhood.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private — No. 184.]
AN ACT granting a pension to John Gridley.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 John Gridley, late
' of company G, of the ninth regiment of Michigan volunteers, commencing Feb-
ruary fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private — ^No. 185.]
AN ACT granting a pension to Catherine Gensler.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 Catherine Gensler,
mother of John D. Gensler, late a private in company I, one hundred and forty-
ninth regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers, commencing June twenty-ninth,
eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



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[Pritate — No. 186.]
AN ACT granting a pension to Asa F. Holcomb.

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
ef 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 Asa F, Holcomb, late
a private in company B, of the twenty-fourth regiment of New York cavalry,
commencing September ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private — No. 187.]

AN ACT granting a pension to Elizabeth Lamar.

Be it enacted hy Jie Senate and House of Representatives of the United^
States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the Interior be,
and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place ou the pension roll, subject to
the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Elizabeth Lamar,
mother of Jamea Curtis Lamar, who was killed while fighting with an organi-
zation of Union men in Kentucky, and pay her a pension of eight dollars per
month, commencing September twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[PRIV\TE— No. 188.]

AN ACT granting a pension to William Smith.

B^ it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
oj 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 William Smith, late
a corporal in company H, of the tenth United States infantry.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 189.]
AN ACT granting a pension to Martin Burke.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Cong? ess assembled. That the Seeretary 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 Martin Burke, late
a sergeant in company K, of the fifteenth regiment of New York heavy artillery,
and pay him a pension from August twenty -second, eighteen hundred and sixty-
five, to December thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty -five.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



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[Private — No. 190.]
AN ACT granting a pension to Prescott Y. Rowland.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rejyrcsentatives of the United States
of America in Congress nssembledy That the Secretary of the Interior be, and
be is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the
provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Prescott Y. Howland,
late a corporal in company D, of the twelfth regiment of New Hampshire volunteer
infantry, commencing October thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty- two.

Approved, July 27, 1868.



[Private— No. 191.]
AN ACT granting a pension to Stephen T. Canrer,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
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, sub-
ject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Stephen
T. Carver, late 'a private in company D, of the forty-ninth New York volunteers,
and pay him a pension subject to the report from an examining surgeon, com-
mencing February fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

Approved, July 27, 1868,



[Private — No. 192.]

AN ACT granting a pension to Esther C. C. Vangilder, widow of Charlos F. Vangilder,
deceased, late a private in company M, first regiment Vermont heAvy artillery volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 roH, subject to the
provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Esther C. C. Van-
gilder, widow of Charles F. Vangilder, late a private in company M, first regi-
ment- of Vermont heavy artillery volunteers, who died May sixth, eighteen hun-



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