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416 FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 21, 22, 24, 25. 1876. March 13, 1876. CHAP. 21.-An act legalizing the homestead entry of Mrs. Phoebe C. Oakley, of Bay ·—··-——··——·—- County, Michigan Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United U¤>¤w¤w¤d<·¤try States of America in Congress assembled, That the homestead entry of ff Ph°‘E’° C-, 0**1* Mrs. Phoebe C Oakley, of Bay County Michigan, number twenty-seven ey wu mm" hundred and thirteen, embracing the east half of northwest quarter of section eighteen, in township number fourteen north, of range number three east, in the State of Michigan, be, and the same is hereby, declared to be as valid as though she was the head of the family within the meaning of the homestead laws, and upon the proofs of occupancy and improvement by herself and family in the time and manner as required by law, the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall cause to be issued to her a patent therefor Approved, March 13, 1876. March 13, 1876. CHAP. 22.-An act granting a Pension to Elizabeth A. Neibling. P_mi0M0F1im_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United bout A N@,b,,],,,_ States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte- ° rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the pcnsion—rol1, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Elizabeth A. Ncibling, widow of James M. Neibling, late colonel of the Twentynrst regiment Ohio volunteers, and pay her a pension from and after the passage of this act. Approved, March 13, 1876. March 14, 1876. CHAP. 24.-An act for the relief of E;_rakB. Barnett, postmaster at Norwich, New "‘_"_““"';“` 0I' . _ _ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United APP'°P{‘;’*l* *°¤» States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas- Qgsligy `°" °* ‘*°` ury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed, out of any funds in ` the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to place the sum of ninety-five dollars to the credit of the Postmaster—General, with the assistant treasurer of the United States at New York, on money-order account; whereupon the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Ofhce Department shall Cr 8,,,, m M_ credit Ezra B. Barnett, postmaster at Norwich, New York, with said Counts of Ezpg, B_ amount in his account as said postmaster, it being the amount of surplus Barnett. money-order funds mailed by said postmaster September twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, for deposit with the postmaster at Binghamton, New York; said money having been burned and destroyed, with the mail-car containing it, on the route to Binghamton, without the fault of said postmaster. Approved, March 14, 1876. March 14. 1876- CHAP. 25.-An act for the relief of S. K. Thompson. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United T,§):]"é(;l° to 1%,; States of Amerika in Congress assembled, That the President is hereby uppoifmd Second authorized to appoint Samuel K. Thompson to the rank of second heuymuwuguu tenant in the Army, with benefits of, and credit for, length of service as a commissioned officer in the Army prior to August tenth, eighteen