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2 APPENDIX—To Gales & Beaton's Register.
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■ Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That an inventory be taken of such personal property as shall be returned to the
said Farrow, under the provisions of this act, and an estimate of its value be made, under such regulations as the
Secretary of War may prescribe, and that there be paid unto the said Farrow such difference as exists between
the value of the personal property at the time the same was takei. possession of by the Government, and its re-
turn, together with the value of the personal property destroyed or lost while the same was in the possession of
the Government, at the same was lost or destroyed by the act of God.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the several sums to be paid by the provisions of this act, be paid out of
any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.
Approved—March 3, 1825.
AJ\* ACT for the relief of Luther Chapin, of Ohio.
Be it enacted, Lie. That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury Department be, and they are hereby, au-
thorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to Luther Chapin,
the sum of fifty dollars, for services performed by said Chapin during- the late ar, in navigating from Cleaveland,
in Ohio, to Maiden, in Upper Canada, in the year eighteen hundred and twelve, the schooner Miami, employed in
transporting a part of the Ohio volunteers across Luke Krie, after their surrender by General Hull.
Approved—March 5, 1825.
AJY ACT for the relief of Richard Cain and Isaac Baldwin, of Ohio,
Be it enacted, &c. That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to issue a patent to
Richard Cain and Isaac Baldwin, for the east half of the southeast quarter of fractional section numbered fifteen, ia
township number three, of range number three in the Marietta land district, in the state of Ohio, which was pur-
chased of the United States at a sale thereof, made under a circular of the late Commissioner of the General Land
Office, issued by mistake, dated January second, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.
Approved—March 3, 1325.
An ACT amendatory of the act, entitled " An act to incorporate the Provident Association of Clerks in the Civil De-
partment of the Government of the United States, in the District of Columbia.
lie it enacted, etc. That, from and after the first day of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, the funds of
" The Provident Association of Clerks" shall be appropriated and paid to the families of deceased members, at
the following- rates, to wit: to the families of such members as may die before the expiration of the fifth year of
their membership, twice the amount of the subscription which shall have been paid by such members respective*
ly : to the families of members dying after the expiration of the fifth year of their membership, one hundred dol-
lars: and, after the expiration of each succeeding year, until the fifteenth year of their membership shall have ex-
pired, the additional sum fifty dollars shall be paid'—so that every member dving after the fifteenth year of his
membership, shall have provided for his family, out of the funds of the Association, the sum of six hundred dol-
lars : to the families of such members as may die, at any time after the expiration of the sixteenth year of their
membership, there shall be paid six hundred dollars, and an interest of twelve per centum per annum, on the sura
of one hundred and fifty dollars, computing' the said interest from the expiration of the fifteenth year, to the com-
mencement of the year in which such deaths may occur; and a further interest of twelve per cent, per annum,
upon all sums, exclusive of lines, which shall have been paid into the funds of the Association by such members,
respectively, after the said sixteenth year of their membership to be computed ttom the periods at which such
payments shall have been made, to the commencement of the year in which such deaths may occur : Provided,
however. That, if it shall happen that the payments herein directed to be made, shall, in any year, diminish the
funds of the Association below the amount thereof at the end of the next preceding year, the President and Board
of Officers be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to reduce the amount of interest, so as to prevent the
recurrence of such diminution of the funds : And provided, also, and it is further directed. That it shall be the duty of
the said President and Board of Officers, at the end of'each successive period of five years, computing from the
first, of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty four, if it shall appear that the increase of the funds of the
Association shall have been, during such periods, respectively, at a rate greater than six per centum per annum,
at compound interest, to pay to eacli of the families of such as may have died during the next preceding five years,
such additional sum as shall be proportioned to the sums herein before provided : Provided, That such additional
sums shall not, in the aggregate, exceed the amount of the funds of the Association, over and above the amount
produced by the aforesaid interest of six per centum per annum.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President and Board of Officers of the Provident Association of
Clerks be, and they are hereby, authorized, whenever they shall judge it expedient and advantageous to the As-
sociation, either for the purpose of paying the debts of the Association, or for the purpose of reinvesting it in.
more safe and profitable stock, to sell any of the stock now belonging to, or that may, at any time hereafter, be-
long to, the said Association.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the membership of persons belonging to " The Provident Association of
Clerks," shall commence from the date of the first quarterly payments, made agreeably to law.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That any member of the Association may designate, in writing, addressed to
the President and Board of Officers, the particular person or persons to whom the payment of money, accruing
from the Association, shall he made for the benefit of his family ; which person or persons, so designated, shall re-
ceive the same ; and his or their receipt therefor to the Treasurer, shall be a full acquittal to the Association.
See. 5. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act, of which this is amendatory, as is inconsistent with
the provisions of this act, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Approved—JMi-jtc// 3, 1825,
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