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PRIVATE LAW 334—OCT. 18, 1951

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undertaking, approved by the Attorney General, in such amount and containing such conditions as he may prescribe, to the United States and to all States, Territories, counties, towns, municipalities, and districts thereof holding the United States and all States, Territories, counties, towns, municipalities, and districts thereof harmless against JSTison Miller becoming a public charge. Approved October 16, 1951.

Private Law 334

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AN ACT October 18, 1951 [H. R.990]

Preston L. Watson.

62 Stat. 940.

To confer jurisdiction on the Court of Claims to hear, determine, adjudicate, and render judgment on the claim of Preston L. Watson, as administrator of the goods and chattels, rights, and credits which were of Robert A. Watson, deceased.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Court of Claims of the United States be, and hereby is, given jurisdiction to hear, determine on the merits, and to render in accordance therewith judgment upon the claim with such interest as the court may determine, of Preston L. Watson, as administrator of the goods, chattels, rights, and credits which were of Robert A. Watson, deceased, against the United States for alleged loss and damages suffered by Robert A. Watson arising out of certain transactions between said Robert A. Watson and the Department of Justice of the United States, involving the purchase and importation of sugar from the Republic of Argentina in June 1920, and the alleged neglect, refusal, and failure of the Department of Justice to provide for the distribution thereof in accordance with the terms of a written agreement between claimant's decedent and said Department. Suit upon such claim may be instituted at any time within six months after the date of enactment of this Act, notwithstanding the lapse of time, laches, or any statute of limitations. Proceedings for the determination of such claim, and appeals from, and payment of, any judgment thereon shall be in the same manner as in the case of claims over which said court has jurisdiction under section 1491 of title 28 of the United States Code: Provided, That this Act shall be construed only to waive the defense of lack of authority of the Department of Justice or its officers in making said agreement and the immunity from suit of the Government of the United States with respect to the claim of Preston L. Watson, as administrator of the goods and chattels, rights, and credits which were of Robert A. Watson, deceased, and not otherwise to effect any substantive rights of the parties. Enactment of this Act shall not be construed to raise any implication of liability by the United States. Approved October 18, 1951.

Private Law 335 October 18, 1951 [H. R. 782]

CHAPTER 5 1 5 AN ACT

Conferring United States citizenship posthumously upon Siegfried Oberdorfer,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That Siegfried Oberdorfer, a soldier in the United States Army, who served honorably with the Thirty-fifth Infantry Medical Detachment, and who was killed in action on Guadalcanal on May 20, 1943, shall be held and