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650 'FWENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. RES. 6, 7. 1843. March 3, I54g_ N o. 6. Joint Resolution for continuing jen additional clerk in the Second .duditor’s -——-;— o ree. Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Clerk author. States of America in Congress assembled, That the provision contained ized by w 2691 in the act of twenty-sixth August, one thousand eight hundred and for- 3]“§%;° gig; ty-two, " legalizing and making appropriations for such necessary objects m1Qd_ ’ as have been usually included in the general appropriation bills without other authority of law, and for other purposes}' for one additional clerk in the Second Auditor’s office at one thousand dollars, be, and the same is, continued until the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four. Approved, March 3, 1843. March 3, 1843. N o. 7. Joint Resolution relating to patents for bounty lands. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United _M0dc of issu- States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases where an lag r_ officer or soldier of the revolutionary war, or a soldier of the last war, mms entitled to was entitled to bounty land, has died before obtaining a patent for the bounty lands. land, and where application is made by a part only of the heirs of such deceased officer or soldier for such bounty land, it shall be the duty of the proper officers of the War Department to issue the warrant or patent in the name of the heirs of such deceased officer or soldier, without specifying each; and the patent so issued in the name of the heirs, generally, shall inure to the benefit of the whole, in such portions as they are severally entitled to by the laws of descent in the State or Territory where the officer or soldier belonged at the time of his death. Approved, March 3, 1843.