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four dollars each for cach day's attendance on the said
Approved, April 26, 1816.
CHAP. 190.--An act confirming the titles of certain purchasers of land who
purchased from the board of trustees of the Vincennes University.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asPersons who pur sembled, That the several persons who purchased land in township
. No. township number two south, of range numbered eleven west, of trustees for the in the district of Vincennes, from the board of trustees for versity, confirmed the Vincennes University, which was incorporated by an act
of the Legislature of the Indiana Territory entitled " An act to incorporate a university in the Indiana Territory," passed the twenty-ninth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and six, be, and they are hereby, confirmed in their titles, in fee simple, respectively.
Approved, April 27, 1816.
in their titles.
CHAP. 191.-An act to authorize the sale of lands forfeited to the United States
in the district of Jeffersonville, at the land office in said district.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe register and receiver of the sembled, That the register and receiver of the land office land office for Jel: for the district of Jeffersonville be, and they are hereby, auauthorized to ex: thorized to expose to public sale to the highest bidder, at forfeited tracts, etc. the land office aforesaid, any tract or tracts of land which
may hereaster become forfeited to the United States for nonpayment, under such terms and conditions as are or may be prescribed by law.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of any quires the register former act of Congress as requires the register and receiver fersonville district of the district aforesaid to expose to public sale, at the courtland to public safe house of the county in which the said land office is estabae plebes court-house, lished, any tract or tracts of land which may become for
So much of any
feited to the United States for non-payment, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Approved, April 27, 1816. [See Part II, No. 13.)
CHAP. 192.-An act providing for cases of lost military land warrants and
discharges for faithful services.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as
sembled, That when any soldier of the regular army, having soldiers of the reg: obtained a military land warrant, shall have lost or shall obtained warrans hereafter lose the same, or the said warrant shall have been and lost them, etc. or may be by accident destroyed, every such soldier shall, proof of the fact to upon proof thereof to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War, are entitled War, be entitled to a patent, in like manner as if the said warrant was produced.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in all cases of When it appears, discharges from the military service of the United States of of the Secretary of any soldier of the regular army, when it shall appear to the car that canin satisfaction of the Secretary of War that a certificate of faith- services, in cases ful services has been omitted by the neglect of the discharg- militare service ing officer, by misconstruction of the law, or by any other by neglect, mis neglect or casualty, such omission shall not prevent the is. ually, the oinission suing of the warrant and patent as in other cases. And
the issuing of warwhen it shall be proved, as aforesaid, that any soldier of the rants and patents. regular army has lost his discharge and certificate of faithful Pipo o proces of the service, the Secretary of War shall cause such papers to be and certificate, the furnished such soldier of the regular army as will entitle is to furnish papers, him to his land warrant and patent: Provided, Such meas- Proviso; ure be justified by the time of his enlistment, the period of measure be justiservice, and the report of some officer of the corps to which enlistment, etc. he was attached.
Approved, April 27, 1816.
is not to prevent
(See Part II, Nos. 2, 43, 108, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 236, 237.)
CHAP. 193. —An act providing for the sale of the tract of land at the British
fort of the Miami of the Lake, at the foot of the Rapids, and for other purposes.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the tract of land of twelve miles So much of the
tract of land, 12 square at the “British fort of the Miami of the Lake, at the
miles square, foot of the Rapids,” ceded by the Wyandots, Delawares, the kiam of the Shawanees, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pattawatimas, Miamis, Lake, as was ce Eel River, Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankeshaws, and Kaskaskias, tribes at the treaty tribes of Indians, to the United States, by the treaty of Green- 31 Aug. 1795, ' be ville, of the third of August, one thousand seven hundred laid off into town 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, The tract so to be laid off shall Proviss; as to the
quantity to be laid not exceed the quantity of land contained in two entire sec- off. tions, nor the town lots one quarter of an acre each. When When the survey the survey of the lots shall be completed, a plat thereof shall completed, a plat
is to be returned, be returned to the surveyor general, on which the town lots
etc., a copy of field and out-lots shall, respectively, be designated by progressive notes, etc. numbers, who shall cause two copies to be made, one to be transmitted, with a copy of the field notes, to the Commis.
subdivision may contain 160 acres.
vided into equal paiis.
sioner of the General Land Office, and the other to the re
gister of the land office at Wooster. Previously to the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That previously to the disposal of the Data public disposal at public sale of the besore-mentioned tract of land, eneralis wirector the surveyor general shall, and he is hereby directed to, reexterior lines
, etc. survey and mark the exterior lines of the said tract, conand cause division formably to the survey made in December, one thousand ete. 90 that each eight hundred and five, by virtue of the act of the third of
Maich, one thousand eight hundred and five,* and also to *Chapter 76.
cause divisional lines to be run through each section and fractional section binding on the said river, so that each subdivision may contain, as nearly as may be, one hundred and
sixty acres each. And in like manner to cause the " Great Great island to be island,” lying at the foot of the Rapids, in the said river, to
six be surveyed, and, by lines running north and south, to divide
the same, as nearly as may be, into six equal parts, that is to say : that part of the said island described in the survey of the said cession as lying in township number three, in four
parts; and that part of the said island lying in township Proviso; no inter- number four, into two parts: Provided, That in running the Subdivision'l lines, subdivisional lines no interference shall be made affecting
or impairing the rights of persons to whom letters patent have been granted for land lying within the limits of the said twelve miles square, nor affecting the selection or location
hereafter to be made under the direction of the Secretary of Provimo insuldiris. War for military purposes : Provided, also, That in no case embrace the bed of shall the subdivisional lines be so run as to extend to or
embrace the bed of the river, which shall be deemed, and
is hereby declared to be, a public highway: And provided, Proviso; the whole also, That the whole expense of resurveying and marking ing, resurveying, the exterior lines of the said cession, and of the subdivito exceed 3 do 19. a sional lines of the sections lying adjacent to the river, 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 conthe cession of 12 tained within the aforesaid cession of twelve miles square, excepted, etc. to not excepted by virtue of any section of this act, shall, with at Wooster, on days the exception of number sixteen, which shall be reserved by proclamation of in each township for the support of schools within the same,
and with the exception, also, of the salt springs and land reserved for the use of the same, be offered for sale to the highest bidder at Wooster, in the State of Ohio, under the 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 purThe sale for quar. pose. The sale for the quarter sections, fractional quarter tersections, seven sections, and of the town lots and out-lots, shall remain open
All the land within
at Wooster for seven days, and no longer. The quarter sechold for less than tions and fractional quarter sections shall not be sold for less the prices speci than two dollars an acre, the in-lots for less than twenty
dollars each, nor any out-lot for less than at the rate of five
dollars per acre ; and shall, in every other respect, be sold to be sold on the on the same terms and conditions as have been or may be lands north of the by law provided for the lands sold north of the Ohio river Ohio, etc. and above the mouth of Kentucky river. All the lands, Lands not disposed other than the reserved sections and those excepted as above. be a publicitary mentioned, remaining unsold at the closing of the public sale, etc 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 by law for the sale of the lands of the United States north of the Ohio river and above the mouth of Kentucky river. And patents shall Putents us for land be obtained for all lands 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 lands sold in the State of Ohio. The superintendents of the public sales directed by this 4 dolls. 19 each section shall receive four dollars each for each day's attend- each day's attendance on the said sale.
Approved, April 27, 1816. (See Part II, Nos. 13, 234, 272, 782.]
sold in Ohio.
CHAP. 194.-An act to establish a land district in Illinois Territory, north of
the district of Kaskaskia.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the public lands of the United Public lands here States heretofore included within the land district of Kas- trict of Kaskaskia, kaskia, and lying north of the base line in the Illinois Ter- and lying north of ritory, shall form a new land district for the disposal of the linois, a hea Gostnica. said lands, and for which purpose a land office shall be es- with a land office tablished at Edwardsville, Madison county, under the direc- etc. tion of the register of the land office and receiver of public Register and re. moneys to be appointed for that purpose, who shall reside at printed, etc the place, give security in the same manner and in the same sums, and whose compensation, emoluments, duties, and authority, shall, in every respect, be the same, in relation to the lands which shall be disposed of at their office, as are or may be by law provided in relation to the registers and receivers of public moneys in the several offices established for the disposal of the lands of the United States northwest of the river Ohio.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said lands Lands w be disposshall be disposed of in the same manner and on the same kaskia district: terms and conditions as are or may be provided by law for provided, etc. the sale of public lands in the district of Kaskaskia : Provided, That no tract of land excepted from the sale by virtue of
any sormer act, shall be sold by virtue of this act. Approved, April 29, 1816. [See Part II, No. 64.]
CHAP. 195.-An act to provide for the appointment of a surveyor of the pub
lic lands in the Territories of Illinois and Missouri.
confirmed to surveyed, etc.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United Šlates of America in Congress asA surveyor of the sembled, That a surveyor of the lands of the United States and Missouri w be in the Territories of Illinois and Missouri shall be appointed, wengage deputies, whose duty it shall be to engage a sufficient number of skilsimilar to those of ful surveyors as his deputies, and to cause so much of the the surveyor gene- land above mentioned as the President of the United States
shall direct, and to which the titles of the Indian tribes have been extinguished, to be surveyed and divided in the manner, and to do and perform all such other acts in relation to such lands as the surveyor general is authorized and di
rected to do in relation to the same, or the lands lying The surveyor to northwest of the river Ohio; and it shall also be the duty of which claims are the surveyor to cause to be surveyed the lands in the said
Territories the claims to which have been or hereafter may be confirmed by any act of Congress, which have not already been surveyed according to law, and, generally, to do and perform all and singular the duties required by law to
be performed by the principal deputy surveyor for the TerTo transmit to the ritory of Missouri; and shall transmit to the registers of the and particular
land offices within the said Territories, respectively, general
and particular plats of all the lands surveyed, or to be surCopies of plats to veyed; and shall also forward copies of said plats to the of the GeneralLand Commissioner of the General Land Office, fix the com
pensation of the deputy surveyors, chain-carriers, and axeProviso; the whole men : Provided, That the whole expense of surveying and ing and marking marking the lines shall not exceed three dollars for every
mile that shall be run, surveyed, and marked. Annual compensa SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the surveyor of or under this aci, the lands of the United States appointed in pursuance of
this act shall be allowed an annual compensation of one
thousand dollars, and shall be entitled to receive from indiFees from individ. viduals the following fees, that is to say : for recording the
surveys executed by any of the deputies, at the rate of twenty-five cents for every mile of the boundary line of
such survey; and for a certified copy of a plat of a survey in All plats of sur. his office, twenty-five cents; and that all the plats of surveys, of former survey and all other papers and documents pertaining, or which did w the surveyors pertain, to the office of the surveyor general under the
Spanish Government, within the limits of the Territory of Missouri, or to the nflice of principal deputy surveyor for said Territory, or pertaining to the office of surveyor gen. eral, or to any office heretofore established or authorized for the purpose of executing or recording surveys of lands within the limits of the Territories of Missouri and Illinois,
shall be delivered to the surveyors of the lands of the United Certified plats of States authorized to be appointed by this act; and any plat
evi. of survey, duly certified by the said surveyor, shall be ad
mitted as evidence in any of the courts of the United States or Territories thereof.
not to exceed 83 a mile.
under this act.