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ber, A. D. 1877, are hereby made and declared to be valid and effectual in every respect as if the said J. Henry Hill had been duly reappointed, commissioned and sworn as a commissioner aforesaid,
No. 44. Passed March
RESOLUTION upon the petition of Hannah Brown and others, members of the Narragansett Tribe of In- 15, 1878. dians, and heirs at law of Anstrus Noka, late a member of said Indian Tribe, now deceased, for leave to sell real estate.
Resolved, That the prayer of said petition be and the same is hereby granted, and the commissioner of the Narragansett Indian tribe is hereby authorized and empowered to sell all the land of which the said Anstrus Noka died seized and possessed, (except one acre, including the family burying ground, on which to bury the descendants and relatives of said Anstrus Noka,) said real estate to be sold at public or private sale, and that every conveyance in his said capacity, of the said real estate, or of any part or parts thereof, by the said commissioner of the Narragansett tribe of Indians, in his said capacity, and executed in due form of law, shall be valid and effectual to convey all the right, title and interest which the said Anstrus Noka had at the time of her decease in and unto the estate so conveyed; provided, however, that before the said real estate, or any part or parts thereof, shall be conveyed by said commissioner, he shall give bond to the general treasurer, with surety or sureties satisfactory to the said general treasurer, to apply the net proceeds from the sale of said real estate to the debts of said deceased, and the residue, if any, after the payment of said debts, to divide among the heirs at law of said deceased according to law.
No. 45. Passed April 8,
RESOLUTION upon the petition of David Gravlin, that a certain judgment in favor of the State against him, obtained at the June term of the court of common pleas, A. D. 1877, in and for the county of Providence, may be discharged upon payment of costs, etc.
Voted and Resolved, That the prayer of said petition be and the same is hereby granted, and the said David Gravlin is hereby discharged from liability on account of said judgment upon the payment to J. Aborn Gardiner, the deputy sheriff holding the execution issued thereon, of the costs taxed in said execution and his fees for service thereof.
No. 46. Passed April 5, 1878.
RESOLUTION upon the petition of Anthony A. Manchester and others, praying, for reasons therein stated, that they may be allowed to build a wharf out into the waters of Seaconet river in Tiverton.
Voted and Resolved, That the prayer of the said petition be and the same is hereby granted, and that the said Anthony A. Manchester and his associates be, and they hereby are, authorized to build a wharf into the waters of Seaconet river, in Tiverton, from the lands of Job Almy; provided, that the said petitioners obtain a grant therefor from the said Job Almy, and that the said wharf do not extend into the said waters more than one hundred and fifty feet and is not more than fifty feet in width.
No. 47. Passed April
RESOLUTION upon the petition of Thomas F. Cawley and others, for leave to inherit the estate of their deceased father, an alien.
WHEREAS, John Cawley, on the 10th day of March, A. D. 1860, deceased in the city of Providence, intes
tate, leaving heirs at law now living, and was, at the time of his decease, seized and possessed of a certain lot of land situated in that portion of said city of Providence known as the "Brook Street District," of the value of about two thousand dollars; and
WHEREAS, Said John Cawley, at the time of his decease, was an alien, and said land thereby escheated to the state of Rhode Island; and
WHEREAS, The city of Providence has taken said land under the provisions of chapter 314, of the public laws, for the purposes therein mentioned; now, therefore,
Voted and Resolved, That the state of Rhode Island hereby grants, releases, assigns and conveys to the persons, their heirs and assigns, who may have derived title to said land from said John Cawley in his lifetime, or in case of no such derivation of title, to the persons, their heirs and assigns, who would have inherited the estate of said John Cawley, had he, at the time of his decease, been a citizen of the United States, all its right, title and interest in and to said land, and in and to the value thereof to be paid by said city of Providence for the said taking, and in and to the amount so to be paid therefor, whether by way of damages, value or otherwise, meaning and intending hereby to authorize and permit the persons who would have inherited said premises from said John Cawley if said John Cawley had not been an alien at the time of his decease, and any other persons or person entitled thereto, in any other way or manner than by inheritance, to have and to hold said estate and the proceeds payable for the taking thereof by said city of Providence subsequent to such taking, free, released and discharged from any claim or demand of said state of Rhode Island on account of said escheating or otherwise.
RESOLUTION appointing Harry A. Daughaday a State
Resolved, That the governor be, and is hereby, authorized to appoint Harry A. Daughaday a state ben
No. 48. Passed February 1, 1878.
Passed February 13, 1878.
eficiary at the Massachusetts school for idiotic and feeble minded youth, for the remainder of the present school year, and the sum of two hundred dollars is hereby appropriated for the payment of his tuition.
RESOLUTION relating to Johanna Burke, a pupil in the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind, at Boston, Massachusetts.
Resolved, That the governor be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to continue Johanna Burke, at the Perkins institution for the blind at Boston, Massachusetts, at the expense of the state, and he is hereby authorized to draw upon the general treasurer for the expense thereof, not to exceed the amount of three hundred dollars.
No. 51. Passed April
RESOLUTION relative to Frank J. Brown, a State Beneficiary at the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb.
Resolved, That the governor is authorized to continue Frank J. Brown as a state beneficiary at the American Asylum for the deaf and dumb, at Hartford, Conn., for a period not exceeding two years, the expense thereof not to exceed the sum prescribed by section 2, of chapter 71, of the General Statutes.
RESOLUTION authorizing the continuance of James
Resolved, That the governor is authorized, in his discretion, to continue James Henry Stirling as a state beneficiary at the Perkins institution for the blind at South Boston, and he is hereby authorized to draw upon the general treasurer for the expense thereof, not to exceed the amount allowed by section 2, chapter 71, of the General Statutes, for blind beneficiaries of the state.
RESOLUTION making an appropriation for the repair of the State Armory at Woonsocket.
Resolved, That the communication of the quartermaster general, relative to the state armory at Woonsocket, be, and the same is hereby, referred to the present senator and representatives from said town, with power to examine said armory, and if, in their judgment, it shall be deemed advisable, to expend a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars for the purposes mentioned in said communication; and the state auditor is hereby authorized to draw his orders on the general treasurer for so much of said sum as may be required, upon the receipt by him of properly authenticated vouchers.
No. 52. Passed April 12, 1878.
RESOLUTION upon the petition of Horace B. Wood, of Passed April Coventry, representing that he has been convicted 11, 1878. of a crime deemed infamous at common law, and praying to be restored to the privilege of voting.
Voted and Resolved, That the prayer of the said petition, for the reasons therein stated, be, and the same is hereby, granted, and that the said Horace B. Wood be, and he hereby is, restored to the privilege of voting in the same way that he would have been entitled thereto had he not been convicted of the crime in his petition set forth.
RESOLUTION upon the petition of Annie C. Scheedel to change her name to Annie C. Cheever.
Resolved, That the prayer of said petition be, and the same is hereby, granted; and that the name of said Annie C. Scheedel be and hereby is changed to Annie C. Cheever, and that by the latter name she be entitled to all the rights and privileges, and be subject to all the duties and liabilities, to which she would have been subjected had her name not been changed.
No. 54. Passed April 12, 1878.