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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CHS. 652 -654 -DEC. 1, 1942 faction of all claims against the United States for personal injuries sustained by him as the result of an accident caused by the negligent operation of a Work Projects Administration's truck near Alicia on or about February 28, 1940: Provided, That no part of the amounts appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum shall be paid to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact or collect, withhold or receive any sum of the amounts appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, December 1, 1942. [CHAPTER 653] AN ACT For the relief of Carolyn D. Griffin. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstand- ing the provisions and limitations of sections 10 and 11 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes", approved September 7, 1916, as amended, the United States Employees Compensation Commission be, and the same is hereby, authorized and directed to consider the claim of Carolyn D. Griffin in behalf of herself and children, because of the death of her husband, Walton C. Griffin, as the result of injuries sustained while employed as a clerk in the post office at Dalton, Georgia, said death having occurred on January 27, 1942, while the said Walton C. Griffin was being hospitalized on account of an injury sustained on October 5, 1929. The Commission is further authorized and directed to receive and consider any necessary amendment or amendments to said claim if filed within six months after the enactment of this Act. Approved, December 1, 1942. [CHAPTER 654] AN ACT For the relief of the estate of Marlin Croft, deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money m the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the estate of Marlin Croft, deceased, the sum of $1,480.75. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States and its employees by the said estate of Marlin Croft, deceased, on account of the death of the said Marlin Croft, who sustained personal injuries on September 9, 1939, when he was struck by a Government owned Chevrolet sedan automobile, Federal license numbered 71949, which automobile was being operated by an employee of the Office of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior of the United States Government in connection with his employment by the Government. Said injuries resulted in the death, sometimes there- December 1, 1942 [H. R . 6970] [Private Law 523J Carolyn D. Griffin. Consideration of claim. 39 Stat. 744. U.S. C. §§760,761. December 1, 1942 [H. R . 6993] [Private Law 524] Marlin Croft. Payment to estate of 1213 Proviso.