Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 5.djvu/701

This page needs to be proofread.

TWENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch.52,53. 1844. 665 Smruu I. CHAP. LII.-An Act to establish zz mw ard and ot at or "ac ’ of Memphis, on the Mississzppi gvgr, in the gzte of Tegglqsfglég Me my Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States if America in Congress assembled, That the President Presidemto of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to select and pur. “'°°‘ “"‘l Pu" chase a site for a navy yard and depot at the city of Memphis, in the §fH§{,g,, State of Tennessee, and to erect such buildings and make such im- &e. l provements thereon as may be necessary for the construction and repair, and for the accommodation and supply, of vessels of war of the United States; and that the President be authorized and empowered to purchase any water rights which may he required to propel the machinery appertaining to said navy yard, or which may be useful in the operations of said navy yard; and that he be further empowered to receive any donations of lands, water rights, or rights of way, which the authorities of the city of Memphis, or any other body corporate, or any person or persons, may deem proper to make or grant to the Government of the United States; and that the sum of one hundred thousand dollars be APPY¤Pfl¤ii0¤· appropriated to the objects aforesaid, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Arnnovnn, June 15, 1844. . Snwrz I. Cun. LIII. — An Actfvr the relief of ihe widows and m·phan.s· of the officers, sea- june I5, 184,; men and marines of the Zhzitcd Slalcs schooner Grzzmpus, and fur other pur- —————· poses. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose For 6¤$?¤€*lm° of fixing the time at which shall commence the pensions, under the °fp°"”°"S*&°‘ existing laws, of the widows of the officers, seamen, and marines, who were lost in the United States schooner Grampus, as well as the time to which the pay of said oflioers, seamen, and marines, shall be allowed, March 2% the twentieth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, ;;€,j9g° 3;°§°;;j shall be deemed and taken to be the day on which the said schooner the Gmmpus Grampus foundered at sea; and that, for the like purposes, the first day foundmd: ¤¤¤ of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, shall be deemed £S?9’" and taken to be the day on which the United States schooner Sea Gull which the Sea was lost in like manner. Gull “’¤$1°*`·*· Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any of the said officers, lf there is no seamen, or marines, shall have left no widow, or having left a widow §’*d°W·;>“*€2*l* she shall have died before the passage of this act, and there shall be Shale living at the date of the passage of this act, a child or children of said the pension. officers, scamen, or marines, under sixteen years of age, such child or children shall be entitled to the same pension to which the widow, had _ there been one as aforesaid, would have been entitled, for the like pcriod of five years ; but in case of the death or intermarriagc of the widow In easeofdeath before the expiration of the said term of five years, the said pension for 3;£f *:"“é;;;; the remainder of the said term, shall go to the child or children of the to go t35ml_ said deceased 0{licer, seamen, or marine: Provided, That such pension dren. shall cease upon the death of such child or children. P'°"*“°· Sec. 3. And be itfurthei- enacted, That the proper accounting officers J,S,Thacher’s 0f the Treasury Department be, and hereby are, authorized and directed acgfuéllskgg b° to settle the accounts of James S. Thaoher, late purser in the navy, who S° ° ’ ‘ was lost in said schooner Grzimpus, with all his accounts, and vouchers for expenditures and payments made by him, and with all the money,

(ul An act autlwrizing an examination and survcy of the harbor of Memphis, in T9IlH€SS€€§ Mamb 3 1843, chap. 93. . A resolution to suspend a part of the third section of the joint resolution of 11th Sept. 1841. relatmgto urmories; Feb. 13, 1845, V0L. V.-—-S4 3 F 2