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CHAP. 264.-An act supplementary to an act entitled “ An act to set apart

and dispose of certain public lands for the encouragement of the cultivation of Original act of 3d

the vine and olive.". March, 1817, chap. 203. See chapters 410 and 443

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentalives of the United States of Americu în Congress asWhen any individ- sembled, That whenever any individual or individuals, named tion, his heirs or in the contract entered into between the Secretary of the have complied Treasury and Charles Villar, agent of the French Associauy settlement and tion, on the eighth day of January, in the year one thousand cultivation; in.pe: eight hundred and nineteen, by virtue of the act of Congress est, and paid the entitled “ An act to set apart and dispose of certain public money, &c., the lands for the encouragement of the cultivation of the vine Secretary of the Treasury

and olive," passed on the third day of March, one thousand seule for pollenpreight hundred and seventeen, or the heirs or devisees of such portionate interest individual or individuals, shall have complied with the conibe lands set apart. ditions of settlement and cultivation in the said contract pre

scribed, in proportion to his or their interest, under the said contract, and in the lands thereby set apart, and shall have paid the amount of purchase-money, proportionate to his or their interest in said land, within the particular periods in the said contract limited, it shall and may be lawful for the Secretary of the Treasury, and he is hereby required, to cause letters patent to be issued to such individual or individuals, or his or their heirs or devisces, for the amount of his or their interest in the lands set apart and contracted for by vir

tue of the said act, any thing in the said act or contract conSaving to the wid; tained to the contrary notwithstanding : saving, always, to dower according the widow of any such deceased proprietor her right of dow

er in said lands, according to the laws of the State of Alabama.

Approved, April 26, 1822.

bama.

(See Part II, Nos. 13, 87, 88, 101.]

CHAP. 265.-An act to perfect certain locations and sales of public lands in

Missouri.

Locations of war. rants under the act

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as

sembled, That the locations heretofore made of warrants isof the the Fieb pufso: sued under the act of the fifteenth of February, one thousand ance of that act in eight hundred and fifteen, entitled “ An act for the relief of shall be perfected the inhabitants of the late county of New Madrid, in the Misthey had conform souri Territory, who suffered by earthquakes,”+ is made in or quarter section pursuance of the provisions of that act in other respects, shall

be perfected into grants in like manner as if they had conChapter 803

formed to the sectional or quarter sectional lines of the pubThe sales of frac lic surveys; and the sales of fractions of the public lands, cations valid, &c. heretofore created by such locations, shall be as valid and

binding on the United States as if such fractions had been made by rivers or other natural obstructions.

al lines, &c.

&c. of such war. rants are lo con.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, hereafter, the Hereafter holders, holders and locators of such warrants shall be bound, in locating them, to conform to the sectional or quarter sectional form decor and such lines of the public surveys as nearly as the respective quan- çauery or wihtey will tities of the warrants will admit; and all such warrants shall be null. be located within one year after the passage of this act, in default whereof the same shall be null and void.

Approved, April 26, 1822.

(See Part II, Nos. 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 23, 62, 695.)

register and

CHAP. 266.-An act providing for the disposal of the public lands in the State

of Mississippi, and for thc better organization of the land districts in the States of Alabama and Mississippi.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all that tract of country which was ceded to the tract of coun the United States by a treaty with the Choctaw Indians, held K.ceded by the on the eighteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord Isih October, 1820 one thousand eight hundred and twenty, near Doake's Stand, district. in the State of Mississippi, be, and the same is hereby, formed into a land district ; and for the disposal of the public lands Land office at such in said district, a land office shall be established within the glace as the Presisame, at such convenient place as the President of the United States mily direct and appoint; and for said office a re. A gister and a receiver shall be appointed by the President, by prinies where to and with the advice and consent of the Senate, who shall give bond with seo severally give bond, with security, before entering on the similar compensaduties of their respective offices, in like manner and for like like duties, as oth sums, shall receive similar compensation, fees, and emolu- receivers, dec. ments, and shall perform similar duties and possess similar powers, with all other registers and receivers of public moneys of the United States, appointed by law for the disposal of the public land, and shall in all respects be governed by the laws of the United States providing for the disposal of the public land: Provided, however, That the first sale of the Proviso; as to the lands within the district aforesaid may be held at such convenient place within the district west of Pearl river as the President of the United States may appoint : And provided, Proviso; the Presialso, That the President may, if it should be necessary in portion of the land consequence of the establishment of a new basis meridian, o Pearriver, it attach a portion of the land otherwise belonging to the dis. &c. trict established by this act to the district west of Pearl river.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of The President may the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized, when he the land, &c. sur shall think proper, to cause so much of the land within the district created by this act, or which may be attached to the district of Pearl river, and which may be surveyed, to be exposed to sale, on the same terms and conditions and in the same manner as all other public lands of the United States,

first sale of lands.

as

veyed, to be sold,

other public lands,

in other cases.

east of the Tom

Except section No, with the exception of section numbered sixteen, in each town. 16, for the use of schools in each ship, which shall be reserved for the use of schools within lownship, &c.

the same ; and of such other reservations as now may or here

after may exist, by virtue of any act of cession, treaty, or law, Patents to issue, as of the United States. And for the lands so sold patents shall

issue on the terms and conditions and in the manner provided by law in relation to all other public lands of the United

States. The lands lying SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That all the lands lybigbee, in Missis ing on the east side of the Tombigbee river, in the State of Indian tille" has Mississippi, and to which the Indian title has been extin. attached, after 30th guished, be, after the thirtieth day of October next, attached Oct. 1822, to the to the district established by the first section of this act ; and by this act, and to the public lands therein shall be sold on the same terms and section No. 16, &c. conditions, and in the same manner, and patents shall issue

for the lands so sold agreeably to the provisions of the laws for the disposal of the public lands of the United States in the State of Mississippi, with the exception of the section numbered sixteen, in each township, which shall be reserved for the use of schools within the same, and of such other res.

ervations as now are made or hereafter may be made by law. The register of the And it shall be the duty of the register of the district of Madcounty to transfer ison county, under the direction of the Commissioner of the

General Land Office, to transfer such books, maps, and records, or transcripts thereof, to the register appointed for the district established by the first section of this act, as may be necessary to carry into complete effect the provisions of this section of this act.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, from and after east of Pearheid te the thirtieth day of October next, such part of the district Jackson east of Pearl river as lies within the State of Mississippi

be attached to and constituted a part of the district of JackThe President 10 son county ; and the President of the United States sball fice to be removed, cause the land office to be removed to such place within the

district of Jackson county, as established by this act, as he Part of the district may deem convenient; and that part of the district of Jackattached to the dis son county which lies within the State of Alabama shall be

attached to and constitute a part of the district east of Pearl river, in Alabama ; and it shall be the duty of the register of

the district east of Pearl river, and of the register of the disBooks, deci to he trict of Jackson county, each to transfer to the other such registers, &c. books, records, surveys, or the transcripts thereof, as shall

be necessary to carry into complete effect the provisions of this section of this act.

Approved, May 6, 1822.

books, &c.

Part of the distr.cz

trict of county

&c.

trict east of Pearl river

(See Part II, Nos. 64, 283, 315, 408, 808, 825, 853, 862, 913, 921, 923, 952, 954.]

CHAP. 267.--An act authorizing the location of certain school lands in the

State of Indiana.

register at Brookville author.

to select school lands equiv. alent to the 1-36th

of

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the register of the land office at Brookville The be, and he is hereby, authorized to select school lands with- ized in the said district, equivalent to the one thirty-sixth part the reservation commonly called Clark’s grant, for the use part of the reserved of schools within the same ; and the register of the land of- grant, for the use fice at Terre Haute is hereby, in like manner, authorized to select within his district school lands, which, together with Terre Haute liko the eleven sections already selected, shall be equivalent to w select school the one thirty-sixth part of the Vincennes donation tract, for the use of schools within said tract. It shall be the duty of The registers, in the registers aforesaid, in making such selections, to be con- be confined w socfined to section numbered twenty in each township, and the tion No. 20,&c. selection so made shall be reserved from sale.

Approved, May 7, 1822.

The register

at

lands.

CHAP. 268.-- An act vesting in the commissioners of the counties of Wood and

Sandusky the right to certain lots in the towns of Perrysburg and Croghansville, in the State of Ohio, for county purposes.

right to unsold

lots&c. in

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the right to all the unsold town lots and out. The right un. lots in the town of Perrysburgh be, and the same is hereby, ina Perrysburgh, vested in the commissioners of Wood county, in the State of misted in the com Ohio ; and the right to all the unsold town lots and out-lots county,&c. in the town of Croghansville be, and the same is hereby, iwan fibres, vested in the commissioners of Sandusky county, in said State; Vested in the comon condition that said commissioners shall permanently lo- missioners of Sancate the seat of justice for their respective counties at said the seat of justice towns; and that the nett proceeds of the sales of so many hochenteriana of said lots as are necessary to be retained for the purpose towns, and the nett of erecting public buildings thereon be applied to the erec- of lots, &c. to be tion and improvement of the public buildings and squares in a bhliad do imperecsaid towns, respectively.

buildings, &c. in Approved, May 7, 1822.

the towne, &c.

those

ment of the public

[See Part II, No. 389.]

to givo

CHAP. 269.-An act requiring surveyors general to give bond and security for
the faithful disbursement of public money, and to limit their term of office.

Every surveyor
general
bond, with securi.

ly, in the penal Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- sum of $30,000, for sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as

bursement of pub. sembled, That, from and after the passing of this act, every lic money and surveyor general, commissioned by the authority of the Uni- official duties.

the faithful

dis

The commissions of surveyors gen.

ted States, shall, before entering on the duties of his office, and erery surveyor general now in commission shall, on or before the thirtieth day of September next, execute and deliver, to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, a bond, with good and sufficient security, for the penal sum of thirty thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful disbursement, according to law, of all public money placed in his hands for disbursement, and for the faithful performance of the duties of his office.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the commission eral , no ne ise office of every surveyor general now in office shall, unless sooner

vacated, by death, resignation, or removal from office, cease

and expire on the first day of February next; and the comhereafter, rappoint mission of every surveyor general, hereafter commissioned yearsfromthe dates by the authority of the United States, shall cease and expire,

unless sooner vacated, by death, resignation, or removal from office, in four years from the date of the commission.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of veyor general to the United States shall, and he is hereby authorized, whenadditional securi: ever he may deem it expedient, require any surveyor gene

ral of the United States to give new bond and additional security, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, for the faithful disbursement, according to law, of all money placed in his hands for disbursement.

Approved, May 7, 1822.

Feb. 1023. Commissions of surveyors general

The President may require any sur

ty, tc.

as valid.

CHAP. 270.--An act confirming claims to lots in the town of Mobile, and to

land in the former province of West Florida, which claims have been reported favorably on by the commissioners appointed by the United States.

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as

sembled, That all the claims to lots in the town of Mobile, Claims to lots in founded on complete grants derived from either the French, complete grants British, or Spanish authorities, reported to the Secretary of from the French, British, or Spanish the Treasury by the commissioner for the district east of authorities, reprend Pearl river, appointed under the authority of "An act for

ascertaining the titles and claims to land in that part of Lou*Chapter 135. isiana which lies east of the island of New Orleans,"* or

which were so reported by the register and receiver, acting as commissioners, under the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, entitled, “ An act for ad

justing claims to land, and establishing land offices, in the Chapter 236.

districts east of the island of New Orleans,”f which are contained in the reports of the commissioner, or of the register and receiver, acting as commissioners, and which are, in their opinion, valid, agreeably to the laws, usages, and customs, of the said Governments, be, and the same are hereby,

recognised as valid. All claims to lots SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the claims to in Mobile, contain ed in the reports of lots in the town aforesaid, reported as aforesaid, and containe, comme ton er: ed in the reports of the commissioner, or of the register and

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