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CHAP. 186.-An act authorizing the President of the United States to lease
the Saline near the Wabash river, for a term not exceeding seven years.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he The President auis hereby, authorized to lease the United States Saline near the Saline near the the Wabash river, for a term not exceeding seven years, tions that will in from and after the end of the present term, on such condi- sure the working tions as will insure the working the same most extensively ously to the United and most advantageously to the United States.
Approved, April 24, 1816.
[See Part II, No. 96.)
CHAP. 187.-An act for the relief of certain purchasers of public lands in the
been paid, etc.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every person who, since the first day of April, Persons who, be one thousand eight [hundred) and eleven, and prior to the April, 1811, and eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and is 02. purchase ane; twelve, had purchased any tract or tracts of public land in exceedia 6:19 ac res the Mississippi Territory, not exceeding in the whole six Mississippi,unless
, hundred and forty acres, unless the tract purchased be a frac- lands have not retional section or sections, or fractional sections classed with sold, allowed a furan entire section, and whose lands have not already been ac- and is months to tually sold or reverted to the United States for non-payment complete theirpay. of part of the purchase-money, shall be allowed the further time of two years and eight months, from and after the expiration of the present period already given by law, for completing the payment of the said purchase-money ; which fur- ou condition that ther term of two years and eight months shall be allowed irrest shall have only on the condition that all arrears of interest on the purchase-money shall have been paid on or before the time shall have expired for completing the payment of the purchasemoney : Provided, That in all cases in which the time for Proviso; if the tine completing the payment of the purchase-money may have the list of July, expired, or shall expire before the first day of July next, may be paid be the interest may be paid on or before that day.
But in case In case of failure of failure in paying either the arrears, or the residue of prin- land is to be ad ver. cipal with the accruing interest, as is herein provided, the lised and offered tract of land shall forthwith be advertised and offered for sale, in the same manner and on the same terms as is directed by law in case of lands not paid for within the limited term; and shall revert in like manner, if the sum due, Where with interest, be not at such sale bidden and paid. And in Land have reverted cases where any tract or tracts of land in said Territory, not October, 1815, the exceeding in the whole six hundred and forty acres, unless may again enter the tract be a fractional section or sections, or fractional sec- the price for which tions classed with an entire section, have, since the first day
of October last, reverted to the United States for default of payment, the original purchaser may again enter the same
tract or tracts, at the price at which such tract or tracts were And moneys paid originally sold; and all moneys which such original purchasers to be re- chaser may have paid shall be replaced to his credit by the placed
receiver of public moneys for the district in which the land may lie; and such repurchasers shall be allowed the same benefits of the extension of the time of payment created by
this act, as though no such reversion had occurred : ProProviso applica, vided, That such original purchaser shall make, to the propbefore the Istor er officer, such application for such re-entry as is required the lands have not by law for the entry of lands, on or before the first day of
July next, and that the land so reverted shall not have then been previously resold.
Approved, April 24, 1816.
[See Part II, Nos. 13, 309. ]
CHAP. 188.-An act making further provision for settling claims to land in
the Territory of Illinois.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep.
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress Persons who, be assembled, That every person, and the legal representatives 1813, were settled of every person, who, before the fifth day of February, one provadanyarlacilor thousand eight hundred and thirteen, settled on and improved schools, etc., and any tract of land reserved for the use of schools or seminawho, had not the ries of learning, and who, had not the same been reserved, made, would have would have had the right of pre-emption within the tract of emption under the country set apart by the third section of the act of the sixasta el loved Aprili teenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and four1st Oct. 1846, to bi teen, entitled “An act confirming certain claims to land in
the Illinois Territory, and providing for their location,”* to *Chap 163.
satisfy the unlocated claims to land in the said Territory, shall be, and they hereby are, authorized and allowed, until the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, to enter the same for purchase with the register and
receiver of public moneys of the land office at Kaskaskia ; Register and re- and it shall be the duty of the register and receiver to enter
the same for purchase, according to the provisions of this and Proviso; il such the said recited act: Provided, That such person or persons entered other lands shall not have entered, in right of pre-emption, other lands emption, in pell, in lieu thereof, in virtue of the third section of an act to
amend the aforesaid act, passed the twenty-seventh day of lory act, chap. 176. February, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.t
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the register and receiver e authoriz; receiver of public moneys shall have power, and they are other vacant unap hereby authorized, to select any other vacant and unapprowithin the tract set priated lands, within the tract set apart to satisfy confirmed of the lands form- claims as aforesaid, in lieu of such of the lands formerly reseminary of learn served for a seminary of learning, and for the support of
The register and
lieu of which they are selected as pos
etc. to extend to
schools, as have been appropriated in satisfaction of ancient grants or confirmed improvement claims, or as shall be entered in right of pre-emption, according to the provisions of the preceding section of this act : Provided, That the lands Proviso: the lands thus to be selected shall be taken as near adjacent to those adjacent to those in in lieu of which they are selected as an equal quantity of land of like quality can be obtained, and shall be reserved sible, etc. and appropriated for the same purpose.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of The provisions of the second section of an act passed the twenty-seventh day 1815, of February, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, * re- fractional sections, specting the settlers on the fractional section and quarter other sections within the aforesaid reserved tract, shall extend to the Kaskaskia disall other settlers on the fractional section or quarter sections See the acı, chap. within the Kaskaskia district.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all the claims Clairos filed, not, filed in the name of the original claimants or their heirs, not contained in a list exceeding four hundred acres, contained in a list transmitted bearing date the to the Commissioner of the General Land Office by Michael 1815, confirmed to Jones, register, and S. Bond, receiver of public moneys, of ants. the land office for the district of Kaskaskia, bearing date the twenty-ninth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, be, and they hereby are, confirmed to the original claimants or their heirs: Provided, That the said claims Proviso; the claims hereby confirmed be, and they hereby are, deemed and cated, and are not taken to be unlocated claims, and they shall not in any wise to interfere, etc. defeat or interfere with locations made in virtue of other authorized claims on lands improved by the said claimants or others.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the claimants Claimants allowwhose claims are confirmed by virtue of the fourth section of 1816, 10 this act, and all others lawfully holding confirmed unlocated claims. claims for lands within the tract reserved by the before-recited act of the sixteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen,t be allowed until the first day of October, one Chap. 163. thousand eight hundred and sixteen, to register the same; and the said claims shall be receivable in payment for pub- The claims are relic lands within the said reserved tract, conformably with ment
for public the provisions of the last above-mentioned act and of the lands within the present act, any time prior to the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. I
See chap. 248. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all persons, or Persons entitled to their legal representatives, entitled to the right of pre-emp- tion, within tion of lands within the boundary specified in the before-re- boundary specified cited act of the sixteenth day of April, one thousand eight April, 1814, allow hundred and fourteen, $ which lands have not been surveyed entries with the under the authority of the United States, shall be, and they months after the hereby are, allowed a further time for making their entries with the register of the land office, until the lands upon which schap. 163. they have respectively settled and improved shall be surveyed by the United States, and until the expiration of six months thereafter.
reserved traci, etc.
lands have been surveyed
Persons whose clains to lands in
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That every person, the Minois Terri. and the legal representative of every person, whose claim and who have not to a tract of land within the Ilinois Territory is confirmed to receive a certifi! by this or any former act, and who has not previously obcate from abkasia, tained a patent for the same from the Governor either of the
Territory northwest of the Ohio or of the Indiana Territory, shall, whenever his claim shall have been located and surveyed, be entitled to receive, from the register of the land office at Kaskaskia, a certificate, stating that the claimant is
entitled to receive a patent for such tract of land by virtue A dollar to the re- of this act; for which certificate the register shall receive
one dollar, and which certificate shall entitle the party to a Certificate to enti: patent for the said tract, which shall issue in like manner as
is provided by law for lands purchased of the United States.
Approved, April 26, 1816.
gister for the certi. ficate.
ile the party to a patent, etc,
[See Part II, Nos. 15, 42, 56, 57, 58, 60, 64, 72, 77, 88, 93, 233, 244, 245, 783.)
CHAP. 189.-An act providing for the sale of the tract of land at the Lower
Rapids of Sandusky river.
into town streets, etc.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asSo much of the sembled, That so much of the tract of land of two miles miles square, at square at the Lower Rapids of Sandusky river, ceded by the the Sameiskikapids Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanees, Ottawas, Chippewas, was celed by the Patawatamies, Miamies, Eel river, Weas, Kickapoos, Pi. treaty of Green ankeshaws, and Kaskaskias, tribes of Indians, to the United 1795, be laid off States, by the treaty of Greenville of the third of August,
one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, shall, under the direction of the surveyor general, be laid off into town lots, streets, and avenues, and into out-lots, in such manner
and of such dimensions as he may judge proper: Provided, Proviso; the tract The tract so to be laid off shall not exceed the quantity of to exceed a sec- land contained in one entire section, nor the town lots one
quarter of an acre each. When the survey of the lots shall has been completed be completed, a plat thereof shall be returned to the surreturned to the surveyor general, on which the town lots and out-lots shall reis to transmit cop, spectively be designated by progressive numbers, who shall
cause two copies to be made, one to be transmitted, with a copy of the field notes, to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and the other to the register of the land office at Wooster.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That previously to the tract al public sale disposal at public sale of the before-mentioned tract of land, ral to resurvey and the surveyor general shall, and he is hereby directed to, relines
, and cause survey and mark the exterior lines of the said tract, condivisional lines w formably to the survey made in [the] year one thousand
eight hundred and seven, by virtue of the act of the third *See the act, ch. of March, one thousand eight hundred and five, and also to
cause divisional lines to be run through each fractional sec
ies, with a copy of field notes, etc.
Previously to the
be run, etc.
the river, etc.
to be designated by proclamation of
tion, and of the adjoining quarter section, so that each sub. division, having one front on the river, may contain, as nearly as may be, eighty acres each. And in like manner to cause The large island, the large island lying in the west half of section number one to tion Non, to be be surveyed, and the same to be divided into two equal parts: Provided, That in running the subdivisional lines no inter- Proviso; no interference shall be made affecting the selection or location here- subdivisional lines. after to be made under the direction of the Secretary of War: Provided, also, That in no case shall the subdivisional Proviso; subdivis. lines be so run as to extend to or embrace the bed of the embrace the bed of river, which shall be deemed, and is hereby declared to be, a public highway: And provided, also, That the whole expense Proviso; the whole of resurveying and marking the exterior lines of the said veying, surveying, cession, and running and inarking the subdivisional lines of king, and no mar the fractional and quarter sections lying adjacent to the river, every milc, etc. shall not exceed three dollars for every mile actually surveyed, resurveyed, and marked, by virtue of this and the preceding section.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all the land con. All the land with: tained within the aforesaid cession of two miles square shall, miles square, with with the exception of as many town lots and out-lots as, in loco necessary for the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury, may be ne. the support cessary to reserve for the support of schools within the sanie, springs, etc. 10 bin and with exception, also, of the salt springs and land re-Wooster, on days served for the use of the same, be offered for sale to the highest bidder at Wooster, in the State of Ohio, under the the President direction of the register and receiver of the land office, and on such day or days as shall, by a public proclamation of the President of the United States, be designated for that purpose. The sale for the divided quarter sections, fractional Sale or divided sections, and of the town lots and out-lots, shall remain open in lons, etc. to at Wooster for seven days, and no longer.
The divided day quarter sections and fractional sections shall not be sold for Not to be sold for less than two dollars an acre, the in-lots for less than twenty ces specified, and dollars each, nor any out-lot for less than at the rate of five and conditions as dollars per acre; and shall, in every other respect, be sold provided by law, on the same terms and conditions as have been or may be provided by law for the lands sold north of the river Ohio and above the mouth of Kentucky river. All the land, other than what is excepted as above mentioned, remaining unsold ways lote sola publice at the closing of the public sales, may be disposed of at private sale by the register of the land office at Wooster, agreeably to the provisions of this act, and in the same manner, under the same regulations and conditions, as are or may be provided ly law for the sale of the public lands of the United States north of the river Ohio and above the mouth of Kentucky river; and patents shall be obtained for all lands Patents as for land granted or sold within the said cession, in the same manner and on the same terms as are or may be provided by law for land sold in the State of Ohio. "The superintendents Four dollars a day of the public sales directed by this section shall receive tendent or saules
reniain open seven
less than the pri.
vale sale, etc.
sold in Ohio.