FORTYFOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. II: Ch. 17, 20, 26, 28, 29. 1877. 5()3 been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.] CHAP. 20.-Au act referring the claim of the owners of the schooner "Fligl1t," to Jam 12, 1g77_ the Court of Claims. ._A.__ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of the legal Claim of selloouowner or owners of the schooner “Flight," her cargo, freight, and per- of Flight ¤<*T€FP¤<l sonal effects, alleged to have been sunk by collision with the United “’ C"“"“°f C1”‘“""· States steamer Tallapoosa, October eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy- three, be referred to the Court of Claims to hear and determine the _ same to judgment, with right of appeal as in other cases: Provided, P¤‘<>Vi¤<>· That no suit shall be brought under the provisions of this act after six months from the date of the passage thereof. _ Approved, January 12, 1877. CHAP. 26.-An act for the relief of Assisjagntr Surgeon Thomas F. Azpell, United States _],m_ 16, 1g77_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the payments made by Paymentto'l‘.F. the Department of the Interior to Assistant Surgeon Thomas F. Azncli ¤¤¤¤¢i<>¤w¢\- Azpell, United States Army, for medical services rendered the Hoopa Valley Indians at the request of said Department in the absence of other medical aid, are hereby sanctioned; and the said Assistant Surgeon Azpell is authorized to retain the compensation already paid, any- thing in the statutes of the United States to the contrary notwithstanding. Approved, January 16, 1877. CHAP. 28.-An act to authorize the Vancouver Water Company to lay water-pipes Jan. 19, 1877. through the Fort Vancouver military reservation.~——-—-——-—·——- ·Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Vancouver Water Com- Vancouver Wapany, a corporation organized under the laws of Washington Territory WY C0¤¤P¤¤5’ lim? is hereby authorized to lay down and keep in repair water-pipes for the Qfrglégy ;;S";w°uE conveyance of water through the military reservation of Fort Vancouver ,,0,,, in the said Territory, to be subject at all times to removal and to the orders and regulations of the War Department. Approved, January 19, 1877. l CHAP. 29.-An act for the relief of Ephraim P. Abbott. r,m_ rg, 1377; Be it enacted by.the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That upon the payment of two Patent for land dollars and fifty cents per acre by Ephraim P. Abbott, of the county of *¤ L·P·A**b°**· Wayne, in the State of Michigan, his heirs or assigns, into the Treasury of the United States, or to the receiver of the land-office of the district in which the following lands are situated, within six months from the passage of this act, the Commissioner of the General Land-Office, shall
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