720 TWENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess.I. Rss1S. 1844. tors, deeds and titles for the lands so exchanged and disposed of to establish convenient boundaries. Aurhmgzedu, Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the Secretary of War be, mil? lhs ex- and he is hereby authorized and empowered to ratify and confirm an
e"Q§‘;°" exchange of land at Harper’s Ferry, in the State of Virginia, which has
family Ornsng been made between the United States and the Wager family for the pur. Bj H¤fP¤f¤ pose of securing a more convenient access to the workshops of the 1`“"Y· United States armory at that place, and to give and receive deeds to and from the persons lawfully holding the land thus obtained from the United States and the legal owners of the land, the occupancy of which was transferred to the United States in exchange therefor. Approved, June 17, 1844. June 17, 1844. No. 18. Joint Resolution tendering the thanks of Congress to the British authori- ""‘*""" ties at Gibraltar, and the commander, qjicers, and crew of her Britannia Ma.- jesly’s ship Mulabar. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United pm,,;,;,,,,,,,, States of America in Congress assemhled, That the_1’resident of the communicate to United States be requested to communicate to the British Government, ‘h°'" ‘h° mgh in such manner as he ma deem ro er the hi h sense entertained b sense of Con- y P p , g . • . . y gms, 0;,;,,,;,. Congress of the generous zeal displayed by the British authorities at zeal drsplaypd Gibraltar, and the commander, officers and crew of her Britannic Ma- °" 'h° b'¥"““g. jesty’s ship Malabar in endeavoring to save from destruction the Ameof the Missoun. . . ’ . . . . . rioan steam frigate Missouri, and in preserving the lives of her officers and crew, as well as of the kindness and hospitality which characterized their treatment of the ship’s company of that vessel, after her unfortunate destruction by tire. Approved, June 17, 1844.