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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 578-580 -SEPT. 8 , 9, 1949 [CHAPTER 578] AN ACT [63 STAT. Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue a patent in fee to Sidney Black- hair. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to issue to Sidney Blackhair, of the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana, a patent in fee to the follow- ing-described lands allotted to him on the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana: The southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 10, township 2 south, range 33 east, Montana principal meridian, con- taining forty acres. Approved September 8, 1949. [CHAPTER 579] AN ACT For the relief of John E. Burns. BBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Iohn E. Burns. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to John E. Burns, Red- ding, California, the sum of $232.80 . Such sum represents the amount to which the said John E. Burns was entitled on the date of separa- tion from his employment with the Corps of Engineers, Department of War, Honolulu District, Territory of Hawaii, for annual leave which he accumulated during the period beginning July 2, 1942, and ending July 23, 1943, but which he did not receive on such sepa- ration date because of erroneous information given him by the Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District, that he would be paid for such leave upon his return to the continental United States, where such payment was later refused: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, 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 September 8, 1949. September 9, 1949 tH. R. 1132] [Private Law 275] Mabel H. Slocum. [CHAPTER 5801 AN ACT For the relief of Mabel H. Slocum. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Civil Service Commission is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the civil service retirement and disability fund, to Mabel H. Slocum, of Hyattsville, Maryland, the widow of Rob R. Slocum, formerly an employee of the United States Department of Agricul- ture, an annuity equal in amount to the annuity which she would have been entitled to receive had the retirement of the said Rob R. Slocum become effective on January 31, 1944, and had he elected in writing, at the time of such retirement, to receive a reduced annuity payable after his death to said Mable H. Slocum, as surviving beneficiary. Approved September 9, 1949. 1180 September 8, 1949 [H. R. 4254] [Private Law 273] Sidney Blackhair. September 8, 1949 [H. R. 632] [Private Law 274]