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ers of the surveyor
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of the part of the act exact entitled “ An act extending the powers of the surveyor
tending the powgeneral to the Territory of Louisiana, and for other pur- ana, rando any ancia poses," passed February twenty-eighth, one thousand eight repugnant to this hundred and six, as provides for the appointment of a prin- *Chapter 79. cipal deputy surveyor, and so much of any act of Congress (heretofore] passed as is repugnant to, or inconsistent with, any provision of this act, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Approved, April 29, 1816.
[See Part II, Nos. 7833, 983, 984. )
CHAP. 196.-An act providing for the sale of certain lands in the State of
Ohio, formerly set apart for refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia.
cothe on such day as the President,
per acre, etc.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That such part of the tract of land which was set Such part of the apart for refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia by the act apart for refugees of Congress passed the eighteenth day of February, oue Nova Scotia, aby thousand eight hundred and one, entitled " An act regula- isht, as has "non ting the grants of land appropriated for the refugees from the Lern located, at British provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia,” | which has trict of Chillicothe. not been located by the said refugees, shall be attached to Chapter 56. and made a part of the land district of Chillicothe; and the The unlocated said unlocated land shall be offered for sale to the highest for sale at Chill bidder, under the direction of the register of the land office and of the receiver of public moneys for the said district, at hanya pelamation: Chillicothe, on such day as shall, by proclamation of the less than 2 dollars President of the United States, be designated for that purpose : the sale shall remain open six days, and no longer; The lands shall not be sold for less than two dollars an acre, and shall, in every other respect, be sold in tracts of the same size, and on the same terms and conditions, as have been or may be provided for lands in the said district. All the said Land unlocated land remaining unsold at the close of the public may be dispused of sales may be disposed of at private sale, by the register of at private sale, etc. the said land office, in the same manner, under the same regulations, for the same price, and on the same terms, as are or may be provided by law for the sale of lands in the said district; and patents shall be obtained in the same man- Patents as for other ner and on the same terms as for other public lands in the district lands in the said district,
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the superintend- 4 dollars to superents of the public sales directed by this act shall each re- day's atendance ceive four dollars a day for each day's attendance on the on the sales. said sales.
Approved, April 29, 1816.
remaining unsold a public
(Sec Part II, Nos. 13, 257.]
Referenco to the
land in the Terri. Lories of Orleans
CHAP. 197.--An act for the confirmation of certain claims to land in the west
ern district of the State of Louisiana and in the Territory of Missouri.
Whereas, by the eighth section of the act of third March, *See the acı, ch. one thousand eight hundred and seven,* it is required that
the commissioners for ascertaining and adjusting the titles act of 3d March, and claims to land in the then Territories of Orleans and ules and claims 1. Louisiana should arrange their reports into three general
the second of which classes should contain claims and Louisiana. which, though not embraced by the provisions of the several
acts of Congress, ought, nevertheless, in the opinion of the commissioners, to be confirmed, in conformity with the laws,
usages, and customs, of the Spanish Government : and Class of claims not whereas the commissioners in and for the western district of embraced to all the State of Louisiana, formerly Territory of Orleans, in which, in welopin their several reports of the sixteenth of October, one thousioners, ought to be sand eight hundred and twelve, fourth of December, one confirmed
thousand eight hundred and twelve, ninth of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, sixth of April, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, first of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and fourth of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, have formed this second class, recommending the clains which it embraces for confirmation, and have designated the same by letter B; and the register of the land office and receiver of public moneys, acting as commissioners for adjusting the titles and claims to land in the said district, in their report dated the thirtieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, under the act giving further time for registering claims to land in the western district of the Territory of Orleans,
passed the tenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and See the act, ch. twelve,t the “ Act giving further time for registering claims
to land in the eastern and western districts of the Territory Chapter 151 of Orleans,"I passed the twenty-seventh day of February,
one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, and the act of the
twelfth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fourşsee the act, ch. teen, ş have arranged the claims into the following classes,
to wit: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, in classro, nuneri: ten, eleven: therefore, Claims marked B,
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claims marked B, and described in the several classes in the above-mentioned reports of the commissioners for the western district of the State of Louisiana, formerly Territory of Orleans, and recommended by them
for confirmation, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed : Pruiso no person Provided, nevertheless, That under, no one claim shall any
Irague person or persons be entitled, under this act, to more than
ihe quantity contained in a league square.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all claims emin the reports of the recorder, etc. braced in the reports of the recorder of land titles, acting has been favorable, as commissioner for ascertaining and adjusting the titles and confirmed, etc.
claims to land in the Territory of Missouri, dated November
entitled to than quare.
first, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and February second, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, where the decision of the said commissioner is in favor of the claimants, shall be, and the same are hereby, confirmed, to wit: confirmations of village claims under the act of Congress of the thirteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve ;* grants of the late board of commissioners appointed *See chapter 140. for ascertaining and adjusting the titles and claims to land in the Territory of Missouri, extended by virtue of the fourth section of the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen;t grants and confirmations under the See the act, chap. several acts of Congress, commencing with the act of the thirteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in all cases not in cases not proprovided for by law for patent certificates to issue, every whose claims have person, and the legal representative of every person, whose been confirmed, claim to a tract of land is confirmed by this or any former certificate for act, and who has not already obtained a patent certificate for claims have been
located, etc. the same, sball, whenever his claim shall have been located and surveyed according to law, be entitled to receive, from the register of the land office at Opelousas, in the State of Louisiana, or from the recorder of land titles in the Territory of Missouri, as the case may be, a certificate, stating that the claimant is entitled to a patent for such tract of land by virtue of this act; for which certificate the officer issuing the A dollar for the same shall receive one dollar; and the certificate shall enti- officer issuing it. ile the party to a patent for the tract of land, which shall is- The certificate to sue in like inanner as is provided by law for patents to issue a patent. for lands purchased of the United States.
Approved, April 29, 1816.
entitle the party to
[See Part II, No. 19.]
CHAP. 198.-An act concerning pre-emption rights given in the purchase of
lands to certain settlers in the State of Louisiana and in the Territories of Missouri and Illinois.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person, and the legal representatives of Persong entitled to any person, entitled to a preference in becoming the pur- becoming purchas chaser from the United States of a tract of land at private of tracts of land in sale, in the State of Louisiana, and in the Territories of ri, and Minois, acMissouri and Minois, according to the provisions of the act ording to the prof entitled “ An act giving the right of pre-emption, in the 5th Feb 1813, and purchase of lands, to certain settlers in the Illinois Terri- an act of 12th April, tory,” I passed February fifth, one thousand eight hundred less than 160 acres, and thirteen, and the fifth section of the “ Act for the final lege of purchasing, adjustment of land titles in the State of Louisiana and Ter. etc. ritory of Missouri,”$ passed April twelfth, one thousand See chapter 149.
SSee chapter 162. eight hundred and fourteen, who is settled on a fraction of a
Where two or more
section or fractional quarter section containing less than one hundred and sixty acres, shall have the privilege of purchasing one or more adjoining fractional quarter sections, or the adjoining quarter section, including their improvements, or the fraction improved by them, at their option; and the provisions of the said recited acts are hereby made applicable to them, so far as they are consistent with the provisions of this act.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in cases where Tiled to right of pre two or more persons entitled to the right of pre-emption person is authori2
. shall be settled upon one quarter or fractional quarter seceil to purchase, etc. tion of land, each person shall be authorized to purchase one
or more quarter sections, or fractional quarter sections, of
the section or fractional section of land upon which they are And the section or so settled; and the section or fractional section upon which upon which they such persons are settled shall be equally divided between oqually dividel, as them, in such manner as the register and receiver within ceiver may deter: whose district the land lies shall determine and direct, so
as to secure, as far as may be practicable, to every such perWhere the im- son their improvements, respectively; and where the imtwo or more quar- provement of such persons shall be upon two or more quarter sections, etc.
ter sections, such persons shall be entitled to purchase the quarter sections upon which his improvement shall be.
Approved, April 29, 1816.
[See Part II, Nos. 15, 42, 56, 57, 58, 60, 64, 72, 77, 88, 93, 242, 245, 246, 247, 260, 286, 293, 685, 695, 696.]
CHAP. 199.-An act to authorize the survey of two millions of acres of the
public lands, in lieu of that quantity heretofore authorized to be surveyed in the Territory of Michigan, as military bounty lands.
So much of the act
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Americu in Congress as
sembled, That so much of the “ Act to provide for designaof the bith of Mays ting, surveying, and granting, the military bounty lands,
surveying approved the sixth day of May, one thousand eight hundred military bounty and twelve, as authorizes the President of the United States lands in Michigan, repealed. to cause to be surveyed two millions of acres of the lands of *Chapter 138. the United States in the Territory of Michigan, for the pur
pose of satisfying the bounties of land promised to the non
commissioned officers and soldiers of the United States, be, The President to and the same is hereby, repealed; and in lieu of the said acres to be survey. two millions of acres of land, the President of the United ed ind incris, and States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be sur
veyed, of the lands of the United States fit for cultivation, not otherwise appropriated, and to which the Indian title is extinguished, one million five hundred thousand acres in the
Illinois Territory, and five hundred thousand acres in the Abidelaide towhe Missouri Territory, north of the river Missouri: the said stecipo, subdivided, lands shall be divided into townships, and subdivided into
sections and quarter sections, (each quarter section to contain, as near as possible, one hundred and sixty acres,) in the manner prescribed by law for surveying and subdividing the other lands of the United States; and the lands thus The lands survey.
ed, with exception surveyed, with the exception of the salt springs and lead of salt mines therein, and of the quantities of land adjacent there bener reservations
, to as may be reserved for the use of the same by the Presi- to he set apart for dent of the United States, and the section number sixteen to non-commisin every township, to be granted to the inhabitants of such soldiers, etc. township for the use of public schools, shall, according to the provisions of the above-recited act, be set apart for the purpose of satisfying the bounties of land promised to the non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the late army of the United States, their heirs and legal representatives, by the act entitled “An act for completing the existing mili. tary establishment,”* approved the twenty-fourth day of Chapter 119. December, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, and by the act entitled “An act to raise an additional military force," approved the eleventh day of January, one thou- Chapter 120 sand eight hundred and twelve.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every person in Every person in whose favor any warrant for military land bounty is issued rant for military shall be, and is hereby, authorized to draw, by lot, one of sued, authorized to the quarter sections surveyed by virtue of this act, and shall drame boya toba once obtain a patent theresor, in the same manner,
patent therefor, etc. respect, as is or shall be provided by law for patents to issue for other military land bounties, or as is provided by the act first above recited for patents to issue for such lands.
Approved, April 29, 1816.
the quarter gections, and obtain a
CHAP. 200.--An act providing for the division of certain quarter sections in
future sales of the public lands. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repreşentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, from and after the first day of September the sections de next, the sections designated by number two, five, twenty, signated to be of
. twenty-three, thirty, and thirty-three, in each and every quarter
sections, township of the public lands the sale of which is now, or etc. hereafter may be, authorized by law, shall be offered for sale either in quarter sections or half-quarter sections, at the option of the purchaser; and in every case of the division in divisions of a'r of a quarter section, the portion shall be made by a line run- sections, the por ning due north and south, and in every other respect the said made by lines run sections shall be offered, whether at public or private sale, south, etc. on the same terms and conditions as have been or may be by law provided for the sale of the other public lands of the United States.
Approved, February 22, 1817. [See Part II, Nos. 11, 231.]