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memory it is proposed to commemorate, they may reject any and all so presented, and report the fact to their respective houses.
Approved, April 16, 1872.
[Time for presenting models extended thirty days, by resolution of December 24, 1872. The Secretary of the Navy authorized to contract with some suitable and skills ful sculptor for a bronze statue, the selection of the sculptor or artist to execute the same to be made by the Secretary of the Navy, the General of the Army, and Mrs. Virginia L. Farragut, or a majority of them. Resolution of June 22, 1874.—The contract was made with Miss Vinnie Ream.]
An act to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to transport in a government vessel, free of duty, a mon. ument designed by Admiral Porter to be erected in the grounds of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, in memory of the officers, seamen, and marines of the Navy who fell in defence of the Union.
That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to admit, free of duty, the monument designed by Admiral Porter, and now being executed in Rome by Franklin Simmons, the American sculptor, to the memory of the officers, seamen, and marines of the navy who fell in defence of the Union. And the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized to have the said monument conveyed to the United States in a public vessel, and landed at Annapolis, Maryland, where it is to be erected in the Naval Academy grounds.
Approved December 19, 1872.
Monitor, thanks of Congress to officers and crew of ..........
to those who fell in defense of the Union...
prize-money, additional to...
an act for the relief of the family of.. Preble, Commodore E., medal voted to.....
thanks of Congress to, and men... Porter, Commander D.D., thanks of Congress to.....
Rear-Admiral D. D., thanks of Congress to ...
appointed senior flag-officer ..........
Lieut. Andrew Sterett, of schooner Enterprize, for capture of Tripolitan corsair...
Laub and Claxton....
Lieutenant John Brooks ........ midshipmen and sailing-masters of squadron on Lake Erie...
Champlain .. sloop Peacock...
sloop Wasp ... Syren, prize money for capture of Transfer by the.... Thanks, voted by Congress, to :
Commodore E. Preble, officers and crews, for attacks on Tripoli.....
Vice-Admiral D. G. Farragut and others, for gallantry at Mobile....
Commander John L., thanks of Congress to, to enable President to advance him
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY CONGRESS OF PROMINENT SERV.
ICES, AND AUTHORITY TO OFFICERS TO ACCEPT MEDALS, SWORDS, ETC., FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS.
Joint resolution tendering the thanks of Congress to the British authorities at Gibraltar, and the com
mander, officers, and crew of her Brittannic Majesty's ship Malabar. That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to the British Government, in such manner as he may deem proper, the high sense entertained by Congress of the generous zeal displayed by the British authorities at Gibraltar, and the commander, officers and crew of her Britannic Majesty's ship Malabar, in endeavoring to save from destruction the American steam frigate Missouri, and in preserving the lives of her officers and crew, as well as of the kindness and hospitality which characterized their treatment of the ship's company of that vessel, after her unfortunate destruction by fire.
Approved June 17, 1844.
A joint resolution relative to the preparation and presentation of medals to certain French, British and
Spanish officers. That the President of the United States is hereby authorized and requested to cause suitable gold and silver medals to be prepared and presented to the officers and men belonging or attached to the French, British and Spanish ships of war in the harbor of Vera Cruz, who so gallantly and at the imminent peril of their lives aided in rescuing from a watery grave many of the officers and crew of the United States brig Somers.
Approved March 3, 1847.
A resolution for the benefit of the widow of Commander William Lewis Herndon, United States Navy.
That Congress entertain a high sense of the devotion to duty, the coolness, courage, and conduct of Commander William Lewis Herndon, United States Navy, in command of the steamer Central America, at sea during the prevalence of a hurricane on the twelfth of September, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven; and that the widow of the said William Lewis Herndon be entitled to receive, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum equal to three years' full sea-service pay of a commander in the Navy.
Approved June 3, 1858.
A resolution giving the consent of Congress to the acceptance by Lientenant M. F. Maury, of the Navy,
of a gold medal from His Majesty the King of Sweden. That Lieutenant M. F. Maury, of the United States Navy, be, and he is hereby authorized to accept a gold medal recently presented to him by His Majesty the King of Sweden.
Approved June 29, 1854.
A resolution authorizing the purchase and restoration to the British government of the ship Resolute,
late of the British navy. Whereas it has become known to Congress that the ship “Resolute," late of the navy of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, on service in the Arctic seas, in search of Sir John Franklin and the survivors of the expedition under his cominand, was rescued and recovered in those seas by the officers and crew of the American whaleship, the “George Henry,” after the “Resolute” had
been necessarily abandoned in the ice by her officers and crew, and after drifting still in the ice for more than one thousand miles from the place where so abandoned-and that the said ship “Resolute” having been brought to the United States by the salvors at great risk and peril, had been generously relinquished to them by Her Majesty's government: Now, in token of the deep interest felt in the United States for the seryice in which Her Majesty's said ship was engaged when thus necessarily abandoned, and of the sense entertained by Congress of the act of Her Majesty's government in surrendering said ship to the salvors :
That the President of the United States be and he is hereby requested to cause the said sbip “Resolute,” with all her armament, equipment, and the property on board when she arrived in the United States, and which has been preserved in good condition, to be purchased of her present owners, and that he send the said ship with everything pertaining to her as aforesaid, after being fully repaired and eqnipped at one of the navy-yards of the United States, back to England under control of the Secretary of the Navy, with a request to Her Majesty's government that the United States may be allowed to restore the said ship “Resolute” to Her Majesty's service--and for the purchase of said ship and her appurtenances, as aforesaid, the sum of forty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be required, is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved August 28, 1856.
A resolution allowing Doctor E. K. Kane, and the officers associated with him in their late expedition to the Arctic seas, in search of Sir John Franklin, to accept such token of acknowledgment from the government of Great Britain as it may please to present.
Whereas, the President of the United States has communicated to Congress a request from the Government of Great Britain that permission should be given by this Government allowing Doctor Elisha K. Kane, a Passed-Assistant-Surgeon in the Navy of the United States, and the officers who were with him in his late expedition to the Arctic seas in search of Sir John Franklin, to aceept from the Government of Great Britain sonie“ token of thankfulness," and as a memorial of the sense entertained by that Government of " their arduous and generous services" in that behalf
That Congress hereby consents that Dr. Elisba K. Kane, of the Navy of the United States, and such of the officers who were with him in the expedition aforesaid, as may yet remain in the service of the United States, may accept from the Guvernment of Great Britain, such token of the character aforesaid as it may be the pleasure of that government to present to them..
Approved August 30, 1856.
A resolution authorizing the acceptance of certain medals from foreign Governments. That Surgeon Thomas Williamson and Passed-Assistant Surgeon James F. Harrison of the United States Navy, be and they are hereby authorized to accept the gold medals recently awarded to them by the Emperor of France.
Sec. 2. That Lieutenant M. F. Maury, of the United States Navy, be and he is hereby authorized to accept the gold medals recently presented to him by the governments of Prussia and Holland, and the Republic of Bremen.
Approved August 30, 1856.
A resolution allowing Commander Henry J. Hartstene, of the United States Navy, Lieutenant S. D.
Trenchard, Master Morrison, and the petty officers and crew of the steamer Vixen, to accept certain tokens of acknowledgment from the government of Great Britain.
That Congress consents that Commander Henry J. Hartstene, of the United States navy, may accept from the government of Great Britain a sword, which has been forwarded to the Navy Department by the said government, for presentation to said Commander Hartstene, with the expression of a hope that he may be perinitted to receive it as a memorial of the gratification which her majesty the Queen of Great Britain bas received from the return of the “barque Resolute” of which said Hartstene was commander.
SEC. 2. That Congress hereby also consents that Lieutenant S. D. Trenchard, and Master G. F. Morrison, of the United States steamer Vixen, may each accept from the government of Great Britain a sword, wbich has been forwarded to the Navy Department by said government, for presentation to the said Trenchard and Morrison, as an acknowledgment by said government of Great Britain of the generous and effective services reudered by said Trenchard and Morrison, in rescuing the lives and property of certain of her Majesty's subjects from destruction; and also, that the consent of Congress is hereby given for the acceptance by the petty officers and crew of the