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said, in the same manner that other lands of the United

States are authorized to be entered ; and it shall be the duty Separate account of the accounting officers of the Treasury Department to of proceeds, &c.

keep a separate account of the proceeds of the lots and lands aforesaid, and of all inoneys received and disbursed on account thereof; and after the expenses of survey and sale of

said lots and land shall be reimbursed, it shall be the duty Secretary of the of the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the said society Treasurý to pay the sums stipulated to be paid them, and for which they shall

not have taken lands and lots as hereinbefore provided for; to pay to the said Simners, Hill, and Waltons, the sums awarded to them, and then to credit the residue of the proceeds of said lots and lands, as they shall be received, to the fund for raising the annuity for the Christian Indians, so called, in the manner stipulated in the agreement entered into with them on the eighth of November, one thousand

eight hundred and twenty-three. President to desig SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That whenever the in case the Chris

' said Christian Indians shall notify the President of the United disposidians teeter States that they wish to remove from their present residence residence online on the river Thames, into the territory of the United States, river Thames. it shall be lawful for the President to designate a reservation

of not less than twenty-four thousand acres of land, to be held by the said Indians in the usual manner of Indian reservations, so long as they shall live thereon; and from the time said Indians shall remove on to said reservation, the said annuity shall cease.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

nate a reservation

[See Part II, Nos. 305, 821.]

CHAP. 307.--An act supplementary to the several acts providing for ascertain

ing and adjusting the titles and claims to land in the St. Helena and Jackson Court-house land districts.

present them

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asClaimants of lands sembled, That the claimants of lands within the limits of the the land district of land district of St. Helena, as established by the act of the allowed until the twenty-fifth of April, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, Ist of Janemext to entitled “An act for ascertaining the titles and claims to

lands in that part of Louisiana which lies east of the river Mis*Chapter 133.

sissippi and island of New Orleans,"'* whose claims have been presented to the commissioner appointed to receive and examine claims and titles to lands in said district, or to the register and receiver, acting as commissioners, under the provisions of the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, entitled “An act for adjusting the

claims to lands and establishing land offices in the districts Chapter 236. east of the island of New Orleans," and which have not

been reported to Congress, or whose claims have not been

receiver to appoint

a clerk.

of

the clerk

heretofore presented to the said commissioner, or to the register and receiver, acting as commissioners, be allowed until the first day of January next to present their titles and claims, and the evidence in support of the same, to the register and receiver of the said district, whose powers and duties in relation to the same shall, in all respects, be governed by the provisions of the acts before recited and of the act of the eighth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, entitled “An act supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to land and establishing land offices in the districts east of the island of New Orlcaps.'

*Chapter 273. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said register The register and and receiver shall have power to appoint a clerk, who shall be a person capable of translating the French and Spanish languages, and who shall perform the duty of translator and such other duty as may be required by said register and receiver : and the said register and receiver shall each be al. Compensation of lowed, as a compensation for their services in relation to the ceiver. said claims, and for the services to be performed under the provisions of the several acts to which this is a supplement, at the rate of one thousand dollars a year; and the clerk at Compensation the rate of twelve hundred and fifty dollars a year; and the clerk employed by the said register and receiver, last year, shall be allowed, for the services then rendered by him, nine months' salary, at the same rate ; which several sums of money shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That not more than two Proviso; not more years' compensation be thus allowed to either the register compensation. and receiver, or their clerk; and the payment of the whole Paymene may be or any portion of the aforesaid compensation may be with withheld, until, held by the Secretary of the Treasury until a report shall have been made to him of the performance of the services for which the same is allowed.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all donation claims All donat'n claims which may

be presented to the said register and receiver the expense of the under this act, and all claims founded on complete or incomplete titles, which may be so presented, ngt beretofore surveyed, shall be surveyed at the expense of the claimants.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the principal People ole olema deputy surveyor of the United States for the St. Helena President district shall reside at such place in the said district as shall be designated by the President of the United States.

Approved, May 26, 1824. [See Part II, Nos. 19, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 676, 697, 699, 700, 702, 706, 707, 714.)

claimants.

may think proper

295

CHAP. 308. --An act explanatory of “An act entitled “An act to provide for

the extinguishment of the debt due to the United States by the purchasers of public lands,'”+ approved on the eighteenth day May, one thousand eight tOriginal acı, ch. hundred and twenty-fuur.

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

The benefits, &c. sembled, That the bercfits and privileges of the act of Con18, 1824, extended gress entitled “ An act to provide for the extinguishment of to those who have the debt due to the United States by the purchasers of pubcates or further cre: lic lands,” approved on the eighteenth day of May, one thoutity of land.

sand eight hundred and twenty-four, of which this act is explanatory, be extended to those persons who have obtained certificates of further credit for any half-quarter section, or for any fractional section of land, under the provisions of any of the several laws for the relief of purchasers of public lands referred to in the said act, of which this is explan

atory. All relinquishm's

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all relinquishunder said act, to ments of land which shall be executed under the provisions register of the land of the said act of the eighteenth day of May, one thousand

eight hundred and twenty-four, * or under the provisions of *Chapter 295. this act, shall be filed with the register of the land office at

which the land was purchased, any thing in the said act of the eighteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, of which this is explanatory, to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

of land executed

.

chased.

(See Part II, Nos. 13, 301, 306, 307, 308, 310, 312, 313, 321, 324, 344, 396.]

CHAP. 309. An act to allow further time to complete the issuing and locating

of military land warrants.t

Further extend ed. Chap. 376.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe issuing of land sembled, That the authority granted to the Secretary of the and continued in Department of War, by an act, approved the twenty-fourth force for five years. day of February, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, Chapter 226.

to issue warrants for the military land bounties to persons entitled thereto, shall be revived and continued in force for the term of five years.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

(See Part II, Nos. 2, 43, 108, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 236, 237.]

CHAP. 310.-An act supplementary to “An act providing for the examination

of titles to land in that part of the State of Louisiana situated between the $Original act, ch. Rio Hondo and the Sabine river."'$

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe powers given sembled, That the powers given to, and duties required of, and receiver of the the register and receiver of the land office south of Red Red river, Louisi river, in the State of Louisiana, by the act of the third of za way homester March, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, entitled “ An

act providing for the examination of the titles to land in

tended.

that part of the State of Louisiana situated between [tbe) Rio Hondo and the Sabine river,"'* be extended to all that tract of "Chapter 282. country known and called by the name of “the neutral territory,” lying east of the present western boundary of Louisiana, and west of the limits to which the land commissioners have heretofore examined titles and claims to land in said State ; and in the examination of claims to land within the aforesaid limits, the register and receiver shall, in all respects, be governed by the provisions of the aforesaid act.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, that the register and The register and receiver of said land offices shall, severally, receive, as a each 8200 when full compensation for the duties required of them by this they have finished act, the sum of two hundred dollars, whenever they shall have finished the business required to be performed by them by this act and the act to which this is a supplement, and have forwarded their reports to the Secretary of the Treasury.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

(See Part II, Nos. 19, 675, 727.)

CHAP. 311.-An act supplementary to an act, passed on the thirteenth day of

June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, entitled “ An act making surther provisions (provision) for settling the claims to land in the Territory of Missouri." +

Original act, ch

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the individual owners Duty of the indior claimants of town or village lots, out-lots, and common claimanis her vil field lots, in, adjoining, or belonging to, the several towns or lage and other lots, villages of Portage des Sioux, St. Charles, St. Louis, St. Missuri and TerFerdinand, Villa a Robert Carondelet, St. Genevieve, New which were con Madrid, New Bourbon, and Little Prairie, in Missouri, and of the 13th of June, the village of Arkansas, in the Territory of Arkansas, whose 1812. lots were confirmed by the act of Congress of the thirtieth [thirteenth] of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, entitled “An act making further provision for settling the claims to land in the Territory of Missouri,” I on the ground Chapter 140. of inhabitation, cultivation, or possession, prior to the twentieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and three, to proceed, within eighteen months after the passage of this act, to designate their said lots by proving, before the recorder of land titles for said State and Territory, the fact of such inhabitation, cultivation, or possession, and the boundaries and extent of each claim, so as to enable the surveyor general to distinguish the private from the vacant lots appertaining to the said towns and villages.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That immediately after Duty of the survey. the expiration of the said term allowed for proving such or general. facts, it shall be the duty of the surveyor general within

whose district such lots lie to proceed, under the instructions of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, to survey, designate, and set apart, to the said towns and villages, respectively, so many of the said vacant town or village lots, out-lots, and common field-lots, for the support of schools in the said towns and villages, respectively, as the President of the United States shall not, before that time, have reserved for military purposes, and not exceeding one twentieth part of the whole lands included in the general survey of such town or village, according to the provisions of the second section of the above-mentioned act of Congress; and, also, to survey and designate, so soon aster the passage of this act as may be, the commons belonging to the said towns and villages, according to their respective claims

and confirmations, under the said act of Congress, where Proviso; lots relin: the same has not been already done : Provided, That lots be designated, &c. relinquished to the United States on account of damages

done them by the earthquakes, and in lieu of which lands have been located elsewhere, shall neither be so designated or set apart, nor taken into the estimate of the quantity to which

any town or village is entitled. The recorder to is Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the recorder sue a certificate of shall issue a certificate of confirmation for each claim consuch clann.com firmed, and shall receive, for the services required of him ceive 81 therefor. by this act, the sum of one dollar for each lot so proved to

have been inhabited, cultivated, and possessed, to be paid by the respective claimants; and, so soon as the said term shall have expired, he shall furnish the surveyor general with a list of the lots so proved to have been inhabited, cultivated, or possessed, to serve as his guide in distinguishing them from the vacant lots to be set apart as above described, and shall transmit a copy of such list to the Commissioner of the General Land Otfice.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of act of '13ch June, this act, and of the aforesaid act of the thirtieth (thirteenth] 1.513,10 extendino of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, be, and

the same are hereby, extended to the village of Mine à Burton, and the right of filing their claims with the recorder.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

The provisions of this act, and the

che village Mine a Burton

CHAP. 312.-An act granting certain lots of ground to the corporation of the

city of Mobile, and to certain individuals of said city.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreAll the right and sentatives of the United Siates of America in Congress ased States to the lot sembled, That all the right and claim of the United States pital and bake to the lots known as the hospital and bake-house lots, conCity or mobile,&c., taining about three fourths of an acre of land, in the city of vested in the may Mobile, in the State of Alabama; and, also, all the right and said city. claim of the United States to all the lots not sold or con

of

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