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served to be laid off
trict; and patents shall be granted in the same manner and on the same terms as for other lands in the said district.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the register and dolls per day to receiver of public moneys shall each receive five dollars for ceiver, for attendeach day's attendance in directing the public sales directed by this act.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the President of The sections, the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized to cause into lots, etc. the sections, reserved as aforesaid, for establishing towns thereon, to be laid off into lots, under the direction of the surveyor appointed as aforesaid; and when the survey of the Plats, ete. lots shall be completed, plats thereof shall be transmitted to the Commissioner of the General Land Office and the register of the land office, and the lots shall be offered to the Lors to be offered highest bidder, at public sale, on such day or days as the To be sold on the President shall, by his proclamation, designate for that pur et lands, etc. pose, and shall be sold on the same terms and conditions, in every respect, (except as to the quantity of land,) as have or may be provided for the sale of the other public lands in the said district: Provided, That no lot shall be sold for a procesor a lo loco less price than at the rate of six dollars per acre; nor shall becce of each lot. there be reserved, for the purpose aforesaid, more than one section in any one township.
Approved, March 3, 1817.
[See Part II, Nos. 13, 791, 792, 843, 844, 846, 848, 849, 852, 854, 858, 859, 860, 861, 866, 869, 874, 877, 879, 880, 881, 882, 883, 885, 886, 887, 889, 890, 893, 898, 903, 904, 914, 915, 918, 929, 940, 949, 953, 955.)
CHAP. 205.-An act making provision for the location of the lands reserved by
the first article of the treaty of the ninth of August, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, between the United States and the Creek nation, to certain chiefs and warriors of that nation, 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 the chiefs and warriors of the Creek nation Chiefs and war. who, by virtue of the first article of the treaty of the ninth riors of the Creek of August, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, between to locate their rothe United States and that nation of Indians, are entitled to a reservation of land, which shall include their improvemnents, shall be authorized to locate said reservation in the following manner, viz :
Every such chief or warrior shall and may select such Manner of locafour quarter sections, or such number of quarter sections and tion. fractional parts of sections, not exceeding six hundred and forty acres of land, as have been or may be surveyed in pursuance of the act of Congress passed the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen," and as shall see the act, chap. include their respective improvements. And in case such 177. chief or warrior shall have resided at one place, and cultivated a farm or plantation at another place, he may, at his op
Widows and chil. dren to have the
Descendants of na. tive Creeks who
etc. entitled reservation, etc.
tion, select such quarter sections and fractional parts of secProviso; as to the tions as shall include his said separate improvements : Pro
vided, however, That the lands so selected shall enure to such chief or warrior so long only as he shall continue to occupy and cultivate the same; and, in case he shall not have abandoned the possession, shall, on his decease, descend to and vest in his heirs in fee simple, reserving to the widow of such chief or warrior the use and occupation of one third part of said lands during her natural lise.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any chief right or selection or warrior, so entitled to a reservation of land at the time of claimant, coriginal the signing of the treaty, shall have since died, and left a
widow and child or children, who has or have continued to occupy and cultivate the said land, they shall have the right of selection in the same manner as the original claimant would have if he were living; and the title of the lands, so selected, shall be a fee simple title in the child or children,
reserving to the widow, if any, the use and occupation of one Proviso; as to the third of the land during her life: Provided, however, That Lion in the chil: the said child or children shall not have the power to alienate
the said lands, except by devise, until each and every one of them shall have arrived at the age of twenty-five years.
Sec. 3. And be il further enacted, That the descendant of continu'a friendly, any native Creek Indian, male or female, who, at the com
ä mencement of the late war with the hostile Creeks, occu
pied and cultivated a farm or plantation, who continued friendly to the United States during that war, and who, after the termination of hostilities, returned to and has continued to occupy and cultivate the said farı or plantation, shall be entitled to a reservation of two quarter sections of land, to be selected in the manner stated in the first section of this act ; which lands shall enure to them so long as they shall continue to occupy and cultivate the same ; and, on their death, shall descend, in fee, to their children ; and, on failure of children, shall revert to the United States; reserving, however, to the husband or widow, as the case inay be, the right to occupy and cultivate one third part of the lands during their natural lives.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the child or chil. who resided with dren of any chief or warrior of the Creek nation, who resiand who was kill: ded within the limits of the said ceded country at the comed, etc. entitled w mencement of the late Creek war, and who was killed or a
died in the service of the United States during said war, or who has since died of wounds received therein, shall be entitled, without payment, to a reservation of so much land as such chief or warrior would have been entitled to, had he been living at the time said treaty was signed ; which land shall be located in the manner prescribed by the first section
of this act. The agent of the Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That, for the purpose the Creeka nation of carrying into effect the provisions of this act, the agent of to take evidence, the United States for the Creek nation shall immediately
The children of
proceed to take such evidence as each and every person,
etc. President, shall finally decide on the validity of such claim.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the agent shall The agent to trans transmit, without delay, to the register of the land office for of the land vitico the district in which the lands may be, a statement of the thesamas oleh bien names of the claimants, and the numbers of the quarter of quarter sections, sections which have been reserved for each claimant; and the register of the land office shall not offer any such quarter section for sale, unless specially directed otherwise by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the ageni of the Three dollars per United States shall be allowed, in addition to his salary, the in addition w sala sum of three dollars per day, whilst occupied in performing the duties assigned to him by this act; and he shall be au- The agent thorized to employ a surveyor, in those cases where it may or, etc? be necessary, for the purpose of ascertaining the quarter sections of land to be allotted to each claimant. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the expenses which Expenses to be
paid out of money
Approred, March 3, 1817.
may employ a survey.
CHAP. 206.-An act allowing further time for entering donation rights to lands
in the district of Detroit. *
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claimants to certain donation rights to land the claimants of in the district of Detroit, granted by the second section) of an rights to land in act entitled “An act to authorize the granting of patents for the distoice du mois land, according to the surveys that have been made, and to the 1st of Decem: grant donation rights to certain claimants of land in the dis- their claims. trict of Detriot, and for other purposes," I passed the twenty- Chapter 132 third of April, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, be, and they are hereby, allowed until the first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, to file their
clairs with the register of the land office for the district *See act of Ilth aforesaid. * May, 1820, ch. 243.
Approved, March 3, 1817.
CHAP. 207.-An act to continue in force an act entitled “An act relating to See the act, .ch.
settlers on lands of the United States.”+ 180
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe act of the 25th sembled, That an act entitled “ An act relating to settlers March, 1816, con on the lands of the United States," I passed the twenty-fifth fAnte, chap. 180. of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, be, and
Further continu; the same is hereby, continued in force for one year from and April, 1818; chap after the passage of this act. S
Approved, March 3, 1817.
[See Part II, Nos. 1, 16, 106, 119, 205, 206, 207, 208, 213, 229, 267.]
CHAP. 208.-An act to amend the act entitled “ An act granting bounties in
land and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers," passed the fifth of March, Expired. For the one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. il acı, amended, see ante, chap. 179
Sec. 1. Be it enucted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asSix months' ser sembled, That, from and after the passing of this act, no the muster-roll a bounty in land shall be given to any Canadian volunteer, excondition of boun.
cept where it shall appear that the full term of six months' service shall have been performed in some corps in the
United States service, and whose names shall appear upon Proviso; where it the muster-rolls of such corps: Provided, That where it shall term of service had appear that the said term of service had not been performed ed i been quonno by reason of wounds received in battle, or other disabilities of wounds, etc. occasioned by the performance of his duty while in such
corps, such claimant shall be considered as having perform
ed the full term of service for which he had engaged. Warrants to be lo. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all warrants issued fered at public sale in pursuance of the act entitled “An act granting bounties Ante, chap. 179. in land and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers,''I and
which have not been located, and those which shall be issued in pursuance of this act, shall be located on such lands as have been offered at public sale according to law, and no
other. Rates of bounty to Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That instead of the grades specified.
bounty given in the act hereby amended, the following rates shall be given : For a colonel, four hundred and eighty acres; for a major, four hundred and eighty acres; for a captain, three hundred and twenty acres ; for a subaltern, three hundred and twenty acres; to a non-commissioned officer, musi cian, or private, one hundred and sixty acres; and to the medical and other staff, in proportion to their pay.
cated on lands of.
proris. ions of former act
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all such parts of Contrary the act hereby amended, as shall be inconsistent with or repealed contravene the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That this act, together This and former with the act hereby amended, shall continue and be in force year! for the term of one year, and no longer.
Approved, March 3, 1817. [See Part II, Nos. 8, 14, 40.]
act in force for a
CHAP. 209.-An act making provision for the establishment of additional land
offices in the Territory of Missouri.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress (ssembled, That for the disposal of the lands of the United States west of the Mississippi river and in the Territory of Missouri, in addition to the land office now established by law, there shall be established within the said Territory the following offices, to wit: One at the seat of justice in the A land office at the county of Howard, for all the lands lying within the follow- seat of justice in ing boundaries : beginning at a point where the western line ard. of range ten, west from the fifth principal meridian, intersects the north line of township thirty-four ; thence, west, with said township line, to where the same intersects the Osage boundary line; thence, north, with the Osage boundary line, to the Missouri river; thence, up and with the Missouri river, to the western Indian boundary line at the mouth of Kansas river; thence, north, with the said western Indian boundary line, to where the same shall intersect the northern Indian boundary line; thence, east, with the said northern Indian boundary, to where the same shall intersect the aforesaid west line of range ten; thence, south, with the said range line, to the place of beginning. And a land office shall be es- A land office in tablished in the county of Arkansas, at such place as the Presi- the county of Ardent shall deem most convenient, for all the lands in the district bounded as follows: beginning on the river Mississippi, at the thirty-third degree of north latitude ; thence, up and with the Mississippi river, to the mouth of St. Francis river, where the base line intersects the same; thence, west, with the said base line, to where the same shall intersect the meridian on which the Osage boundary line is run; thence, due south, to the thirty-third parallel of latitude ; thence, east, with the said parallel, to the place of beginning. And a land office shall A land office at the be established at the seat of justice in the county of Law- the couniy of Lawrence,* for all the lands in the district bounded as follows: beginning on the base line at the mouth of St. Francis ; President may es thence, up and with the Mississippi river, to the intersection office at any suitaof the same by the north line of township fifteen north ; of 23 March, 1821; thence, west, with the said north line of township fifteen, to chap. 257, post. where the same shall intersect the Osage boundary line;