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The lands to be of
far deviated from, that the boundary lines of the tracts to be laid off therein shall be run parallel to and at right angles with the road laid out in conformity with the said treaty, and in every other respect the surveys shall be made in the same manner and for the same compensation allowed for the surveying the other public lands northwest of the river Ohio.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all the lands by bidder, etc. as the this act attached to the district of Canton shall be offered President may de. signate by procla
for sale to the highest bidder, under the direction of the remation; ihe sales gister of the land office and the receiver of public moneys of one week, etc. the said district, at such time and place as the President of
the United States shall designate by proclamation for that purpose ; and the sales shall remain open one week, and no longer; and the said lands shall, in every respect, be sold on the same terms and conditions as have been provided for
the sale of other lands of the United States. All the lands Lands remaining in the said tract, remaining unsold at the close of the said disposed of at pri- sales, may be disposed of at private sale by the register of
the land office of the said district, on the same terms and
conditions as are provided for the sale of other public lands Patents, etc. in the same district; and patents shall be obtained in the
same manner as in case of other lands of the United States. $1 to register and
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid day's attendance, register and receiver of public moneys shall each receive four
dollars per day for each day's attendance on the public sales directed by this act.
Approved, February 4, 1815.
vate sale, etc.
[See Part II, Nos. 64, 775, 776.]
CHAP. 173. -An act for giving further time to the purchasers of public lands to
complete their payments.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as
sembled, That every person who, after the first day of April, Persons who, after one thousand eight hundred and ten, and prior to the first and prior to the Ist day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, had purchased not ex. purchased any tract or tracts of land of the United States, ceeding held aand not exceeding in the whole six hundred and forty acres, at bolde op revened, any of the land offices of the United States, and whose lands pich allowed the have not already been actually sold or reverted to the United three years, etc. States for non-payment of part of the purchase-money, sball for completing
be, and they hereby are, allowed the further time of three
years, from and after the expiration of the period already Sec ante, chapter given by law,* for completing the payment of the purchase
money aforesaid ; which further time of three years shall be
allowed only on the following conditions : First, all arrears ferestrear nopia of interest on the purchase-money shall be paid on or before
the expiration of the time for completing the payment of the
purchase-money according to former laws : Provided, That Proviso; as to the in all cases in which the time for completing the payment of est on or before the the purchase-money may have expired, or shall expire be- 1st June, 1615. fore the first day of June next, the interest may be paid on or before that day. Second, the residue of the sum due on 2. The residue of account of the principal of such purchase shall be paid, with w be paid, with ininterest thereon, in three equal annual payments, as follows, equal annual pay viz: one third of the said sum, with the interest due thereon, ments, etc. within one year; one third of the said sum, with the interest due thereon, within two years; and the residue, with the interest due thereon, within three years, after the expiration of the time for completing the payments on such purchases according to law. And in case of failure to pay the arrears In case of failure of interest, or any of the three instalments of principal, with land í be ad verthe accruing interest, at the time above mentioned, the tract for sale, etc. of land shall be forthwith advertised and offered for sale, in the manner and on the terms directed by law in case of lands not paid within the time limited by law, and shall revert to the United States in like manner is the same is not sold at such sale.
Approved, February 4, 1815. (See Part II, No. 13.]
CHAP. 174.-An act for the relief of the inhabitants of the late county of New
Madrid, in the Missouri Territory, who suffered by carthquakes. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person or persons owning lands in the Persons owning county of New Madrid, in the Missouri Territory, with the ly of New Madrid, extent the said county had on the tenth day of November, jured materia earthone thousand eight hundred and twelve, and whose lands quakes, authorized have been materially injured by earthquakes, shall be, and quantity on any they are hereby, authorized to locate the like quantity of Stissuuri Terriwry, land on any of the public lands of the said Territory, the sale of which is authorized by law: Provided, That no per- Provisa; as to the son shall be permitted to locate a greater quantity of land, o be located. under this act, than the quantity confirmed to him, except the owners of lots of ground or tracts of land of less quantity than one hundred and sixty acres, who are hereby authorized to locate and obtain any quantity of land, not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres, nor shall any person be entitled to locate more than six hundred and forty acres, nor shall any such location include any lead mine or salt spring : Leaderminescend And provided, also, That in every case where such location ed. shall be made according to the provisions of this act, the title Porovisoin de liteda of the person or persons to the land injured as aforesaid shall w revert to the U. revert to, and become absolutely vested in, the United States.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That whenever it to the recorder, by shall appear to the recorder of land titles for the Territory any persons are of Missouri, by the oath or affirmation of a competent wit- under this act, he ness or witnesses, that any person or persons are entitled to
is to issue a certifi.
the recorder and surveyor
a tract or tracts of land under the provisions of this aet, it
shall be the duty of the said recorder to issue a certificate
to be thereof to the claimant or claimants; and upon such certifimade, and plat returned, etc. cate being issued, and the location made, on the application
of the claimants, by the principal deputy surveyor for said Territory, or under his direction, whose duty it shall be to cause a survey thereof to be made, and to return a plat of each location made to the said recorder, together with a notice, in writing, designating the tract or tracts thus located,
and the name of the claimant on whose behalf the same shall Plat, cic. to be re- be made ; which notice and plat the said recorder shall cause .
to be recorded in his office, and shall receive from the claimant, for his services on each claim, the sum of two dollars,
for receiving the proof, issuing the certificate, and recording to the notice and plat as aforesaid ; and the surveyor shall be
entitled to the same compensation for his services from the party applying as is allowed for surveying the public lands of the United States.
Sec. 3. And be it further enucted, That it shall be the the claims allow duty of the recorder of land titles to transmit a report of the missioner of the claims allowed and locations made, under this act, to the General Land Of Commissioner of the General Land Office, and shall deliver
to the party a certificate, stating the circumstances of the case, and that he is entitled to a patent for the tract therein designated, which certificate shall be filed with the said re
corder within twelve months after date, and the recorder Tuhe recordeiricale
, shall thereupon issue a certificate in favor of the party, which
certificate, being transmitted to the Commissioner of the Patent, etc. General Land Office, shall entitle the party to a patent, to
be issued in like manner as is provided by law for other public lands of the United States.
Approved, February 17, 1815.
The recorder to transmit a report of
(See Part II, Nos. 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 23, 62, 225, 246, 247, 256, 294, 695, 786, 787, 797, 800, 811, 974, 1,018.)
CHAP. 175.–An act giving further time to complete the surveys and obtain
the patents for lands located under Virginia resolution warrants.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repreofficers and Bolsentatives of the United States of America in Congress asginia line on cot: sembled, That the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line mnent, estawhom on continental establishment, or their legal representatives, and warrants have to whom land warrants have issued by virtue of any resoluany resolution of tion of the Legislature of Virginia, as a bounty for services the Legislature of Virginia, etc.,
which, by the laws of Virginia passed prior to the cession of have been made the Northwestern Territory to the United States, entitled such parere to the 230 officers or soldiers to bounty lands, and whose location of lowed until the 22a such warrants shall have been made prior to the twentyto complete their third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, Videosecetc., pro shall be allowed the further time of two years from the pass
ing of this act to complete their surveys and obtain their pat, ents for the land located as aforesaid : Provided, That surveys shall be made and patents granted, on the aforesaid locations, under the same regulations, restrictions, and provisions, in every respect, as were prescribed for the making of surveys and granting of patents by the act entitled “An act authorizing patents to issue for lands located and surveyed by virtue of certain Virginia resolution warrants,"* Ante, chap. 89. passed on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seven.
Approved, February 22, 1815.
(See Part II, No. 2, 37, 43, 108, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 236, 237.)
CHAP. 176. -An act to amend and extend the provisions of the act of the six
teenth of April, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, entitled “ An act contirming certain claims to land in the Minois Territory, and providing for their location.”+
See original act,
ante, chap. 163 Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the western boundary of the tract of country The western bounset apart by the act of the sixteenth of April, one thousand set apart by the acı eighi hundred and fourteen, entitled “An act confirming claims to land in certain claims to land in the Illinois Territory, and provi- tehendeinois, et ding for their location,” I be extended upon the river Mis- middle of the Mississippi, to the middle thereof, so as to include all islands in tante, chap. 163. said river, between the middle and eastern margin, throughout the length of said line; and that all or any of the said islands shall be subject to be appropriated under the said recited act.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the proviso con- The proviso contained in the fourth section of the before-recited act be re- sec. of the act te. pealed, so far as it regards persons settled on fractions of ferred to repealed, sections, or quarter sections containing less than one hundred and sixty acres; and that such persons, under the like cir- Persons settled on cumstances, shall be considered as entitled to all the rights, tions, &c. entitled benefits, and advantages, specified in the said fourth section, specified, &c. as those settled on sections or quarter sections, and also to Proviso; the perany right, privilege, or advantage, secured by this act : Pro- not permitted to vided, however, That such persons shall not be permitted, in whole of the frac such cases, to take less than the whole quantity of such frac- tional quarter sectional quarter section on which they are respectively settled. See on chap. 18,
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That every person or persons who setpersons who settled on and improve any of the lands in the prove any of the said Territory, reserved for the use of schools or seminaries lands in the miof learning, before the fifth day of February, one thousand served for schools, eight hundred and thirteen, and who would have had the Feb 1813, and who, right of pre-emption thereto had not the same been reserved pre-emption of the as aforesaid, shall be entitled to the pre-emption of the like other land, upon quantity of other land, upon the same terms and under the same restrictions provided by the fourth section of the said
Persons entitled to
recited act, to be located on any lands within the boundary specified in this and the said recited act, not otherwise appropriated ; and such persons shall also be entitled to the benefit of and subject to the restrictions contained in this act.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all and every lands, under the person or persons entitled to the pre-emption of lands, under 4th sec. of ble act ihe fourth section of the before-recited act,* who failed to locate
Persons entitled to
The register for the district of Kaskaskia to give no. lice.&c.
locate their claims within the time limited in said act, and which lands entitled to the pre- have been appropriated by others, shall be entitled to the like quantity, &e pre-emption of the like quantity as they could have appro*Ante, chap. 163. priated under the said act, or under the provisions of this
act, to be located on any land within the boundary specified in this and the said recited act, not previously appropriated.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That all and every this act, to con person or persons, entitled to the pre-emption of lands under boritong other are the provisions of this act, shall conform to and be governed referred to, except
, by the rules prescribed in the said recited act,t in locating, Ante, chap. 163. proving, and completing their titles, respectively, except in
cases where the same is changed by this act.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the register of the land office for the district of Kaskaskia to give notice, by an advertisement inserted for one month in at least one newspaper published in the said Territory, to all persons entitleil to a pre-emption in the purchase of any tract of land, by virtue of this or the beforerecited act, that they may make such purchase, on application to him at his office, on or before the first day of May, in the
year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen; and every Persons failing or person failing or refusing to enter, with the said register, the the land with the land to which the right of pre-emption is so secured, notice recinte, lose their being given as before mentioned, within the time aforesaid,
shall lose his, her, or their, right of pre-emption.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the locations of claim, made, &c. any confirmed claim, made by virtue of any authority given
by the commissioners appointed to examine the claims of per
sons to land in the Illinois Territory, shall be, and the same Proviso; the provi are hereby, confirmed : Provided, That the provisions of this not to extend to lo- section shall not be so construed as to extend to any locaout authority from tions made by any person or persons without any authority the commissioners, from the commissioners aforesaid ; nor shall it affect the
claims of any other person or persons.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the register and
the receiver of public moneys of the land office at Kaskaskia saine cotomission shall be allowed the same commission, respectively, on the claimos dias de pola confirmed claims, which have been or shall be received in
payment for land entered at the said office, as they are now entitled to on moneys received in payment for lands sold, calculating the value of the confirmed claims at the rate of two dollars per acre.
SEC. 9. 1 Approved, February 27, 1815. [See Part II, Nos. 15, 42, 56, 57, 58, 60, 64, 72, 77, 88, 93, 223, 244, 245.]
The locations of any confirmed
The register and receiver at Kaskaskia allowed