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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 149, 151 -MAY 27, 31,1949 [CHAPTER 149] May 27, 1949 [H. R. 3259] [Public Law 77] Abraham Lincoln National Historical Park, Ky . Additional land. May 31.1949 [H. J. Res. 200] [Public Law 78] 61 Stat. 396. National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission. Plans for celebra- tion. [63 STAT. AN ACT To add to the Abraham Lincoln National Historical Park, Kentucky, certain land acquired by the United States for that purpose. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the approxi- mately six acres of land described in the following recorded deeds to the United States are hereby added to and made a part of the Abraham Lincoln National Historical Park in the State of Kentucky: (a) Deed of conveyance to the United States, dated June 15, 1945, made and entered into by and between J. R. Howell and Mattie John- son Howell, his wife, and W. L . Ferrill and Minnie Ferrill, his wife, of Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky, recorded on June 25, 1946, in deed book numbered 58, page 262, in the records of the county of Larue, Kentucky; and (b) Quitclaim deed to the United States, made and entered into by and between Carl J. Howell and Dorothy N. Howell, his wife, of Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky, recorded on April 18, 1947, in deed book numbered 59, page 435, in the records of the county of Larue, Kentucky. Approved May 27, 1949. [CHAPTER 151] JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission to proceed with plans for the celebration and commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the seat of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Whereas the joint resolution entitled "Joint resolution to provide for the appropriate commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the seat of the Federal Govern- ment in the District of Columbia", approved July 18, 1947, estab- lished the National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission for the purpose of preparing plans and developing programs commemorat- ing the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the seat of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia in the year 1800; and Whereas pursuant to said joint resolution the National Capital Ses- quicentennial Commission has, after extending invitations to the several States, the Territories, the District of Columbia, the depart- ments and agencies of the Federal Government, the governments of other nations, and various other civic bodies, organizations, and agencies to join in such celebration by the presentation of exhibits and participation in other programs, adopted a plan or plans which the Commission feels will appropriately and suitably manifest the significance of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the establishment of the seat of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia; and Whereas the Congress finds that such commemoration and celebration are worthy and deserving of the support and encouragement of the people of the United States and that the National Capital Sesqui- centennial Commission should be authorized to proceed immediately with the execution of the plan or plans for such commemorative exercises: Now, therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission (hereinafter referred to as the "Com- mission ) is hereby authorized to carry out the plans adopted by it in 140