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firmed to individuals, either by this or any former act, and to which no equitable title exists, in favor of any individual, under this or any other act, between high-water mark and the channel of the river, and between Church street and North Boundary street, in front of the said city, be, and the same are hereby, vested in the mayor and aldermen of the said city of Mobile for the time being, and their successors in office, for the sole use and benefit of the said city, forever.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the right and Right and claim of claim of the United States to so many of the lots of ground to other lots in said east of Water street, and between Church street and North city, vested in the Boundary street, now known as water lots, as are situated such between the channel of the river and the front of the lots survey, was made. known, under the Spanish Government, as water lots, in said city of Mobile, whereon improvements have been made, be, and the same are hereby, vested in the several proprietors and occupants of each of the lots heretofore fronting on the river Mobile, except in cases where such proprietor or occupant has alienated his right to any such lot now designated as a water lot, or the Spanish Government has made a new grant or order of survey for the same, during the time at which they had the power to grant the same ; in which case, the right and claim of the United States shall be, and is hereby, vested in the person to whom such alienation, grant, or order of survey, was made, or in his legal representative: Provided, That notbing in this act contained Proviso; not to afshall be construed to affect the claim or claims, if

any
such

viduals, &c.
there be, of any individual or individuals, or of any body
politic or corporate.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

fect claims of indi

CHAP. 313.-An act granting to the corporation of Tuscaloosa certain lots and

privileges over the reservations and commons in said town.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the right and title of the United States to the The right and title public streets and to certain lots in the town of Tuscaloosa, che public streets, set apart for public uses, and designated in the plan of said &c., in the town of town by the names of the “Court square,” the “Market apart for public square,” the “Jail lot,” the " Spring,” the “ Church," and corporation of said the “Burial ground,” be, and the same is hereby, vested in town, forever. the corporation of said town, forever; and, also, all the right The right, &c. to of the United States to that tract between the lots and the tho lols and the river Tuscaloosa, called the “River Margin,” and of that also vested in said called the “ Pond," and, also, of that called “the Common,” corporation, on ceron condition, however, that the corporation shall not lease or sell any portion of the last-mentioned tracts, but that the same shall be appropriated to the purposes for which they were designated and set apart, as well for the benefit of the

inhabitants of said town as for that of those resorting to or visiting the same ; and in case the same, or any part thereof, be applied to any other purpose, that it revert to the United States.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

CHAP. 314.-An act reserving to the Wyandot tribe of Indians a certain tract

of land, in lieu of a reservation made to them by treaty.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe north quarter sembled, That there be, and hereby is, reserved, for the use two, in township of the chiefs and tribe of Wyandot Indians, subject to the Iwo, and range li, conditions and limitations of the former reservation, the fand district, Ohio: northeast quarter of section numbered two, in township two, use of the Wyandot and range seventeen south of the base line, of land in the lieu of land reserv. Delaware land district, in the State of Ohio, in lieu of one ed by treaty, on condition, &c. hundred and sixty acres of land on the west side of and ad

joining the Sandusky river, and which was reserved to said tribe of Indians by a supplementary treaty between the United States and certain tribes of Indians, held at St. Mary's, in the State of Ohio, on the seventeenth day of September, eighteen hundred and eighteen, on condition that the chiefs of said Wyandot tribe first relinquish to the United States all the right, title, and claim, of said tribe, to the one hundred and sixty acres of land reserved by said supplementary treaty.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

[See Part II, No. 47.}

CHAP. 315.-An act for the relief of the corporation of the church of St.

Anne, and to authorize the extension of Larned street, in the town of Detroit.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asLarned street, in sembled, That it shall be lawful for the Governor and judges Michigan, to be of the Territory of Michigan to cause Larned street, in the

town of Detroit, to be continued, westerly, parallel to Jer. ferson avenue, until it intersects the street which runs north

erly from said avenue, at right angles therewith, near the Public barn and public barn, agreeable to the plan of the town; and to cause picked to be re the public barn, and the pickets bounding the military re

serve, to be removed to the north side of Larned street.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the ing south of said military reserve lying south of Larned street, thus extended, to the corporation as is included in the deed from the said Governor and judges

to the corporation of the Catholic Apostolic and Roman Church of St. Anne, of Detroit, on the eleventh day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, be, and

So much of the

of St. Anne.

ave

ernor and judges, to be disposed of

the same is hereby declared to be, confirmed to the said corporation.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the residue of The residue of the the said military reserve between Larned street and Jeffer- Larned street and son avenue, included within the pickets of the said reserve, vested in the Gov: and bounded west by said street, which runs from said nue to the public born, and east by the east bounds of the agreeably, to the

act of 21st April, military reserve, be, and the same is hereby declared to be, 1606. vested in the said Governor and judges, to be disposed of as, by the act of Congress passed the twenty-first day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six, entitled “An act to provide for the adjustment of titles of land in the town of Detroit and Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes,"'* *Ante, chap. 85. is directed.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

CHAP. 316.--An act granting a tract of land to the parish of West Baton

Rouge, on certain conditions.

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the right of the United States to a tract of The right of the land of about eight arpens front on the Mississippi river, be, tract of land erunt; and the same is hereby, granted to the inhabitants of the West Baton Rouge, parish of West Baton Rouge, within which said land is situ..condition of its ated, on condition that said parish shall at all times keep, or vee, &c. cause to be kept, a good and sufficient levee on said land in front on the river Mississippi; and is they should, at any time hereafter, cease to keep, or cause to be kept, a good and sufficient levee, the land shall revert to the United States.

Approved, May 26, 1824.

CHAP. 317.--An act to authorize the Legislature of the State of Ohio to sell

and convey certain tracts of land granted to said State for the use of the peo ple thereof.

ture may direci.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Legislature of the State of Ohio shall Tracts of land in be, and is hereby, authorized and empowered to cause to be &c., as the Legisla sold and conveyed, in such manner and on such terms and conditions as said Legislature shall, by law, direct, the sollowing tracts of land, heretofore granted to said State for the use of the people thereof, to wit: so much of the sixmile reservation, including the salt springs commonly called the Sciota salt springs, as remains unsold, the salt springs near the Muskingum river and in the military tract, with the sections of land which include the same; the proceeds thereof to be applied to such literary purposes as said Le

gislature may hereafter direct, and to no other use, intent, or purpose, whatsoever.

Approved, December 28, 1824.

CHAP. 318.-An act authorizing repayment for land erroneously sold by the

United States. (1)

as thry may have paid therefor.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asPurchasers of pub sembled, That every person, or the legal representative of the purchase has every person, who is or may be a purchaser of a tract of receive such sum land from the United States, the purchase whereof is or

may be void, by reason of a prior sale thereof by the United States, or by the confirmation or other legal establishment of a prior British, French, or Spanish grant thereof, or for want of title thereto in the United States, from any other cause whatsoever, shall be entitled to repayment of any sum or sums of money paid for or on account of such tract of land, on making proof, to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, that the same was erroneously sold, in manner aforesaid, by the United States, who is hereby authorized and required to repay such sum or sums of money paid as aforesaid.

Approved, January 12, 1825.

[See Part II, Nos. 368, 373, 416, 420, 423, 455, 862.}

(1) By the third section of the act of 25th February, 1825, “making appropriations for the support of Government,” &c., it is further provided that the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum or sums of money to which any person, or the legal representatives of any person, may be entitled, by virtue of the act authorizing repayment for land erroneously sold by the United States, approved the 12th day of January, in the year 1825, upon such person, or bis or her legal representatives, complying with the requisitions of this act."

CHAP. 319.--An act confirming certain claims to lands in the western district

of Louisiana.

Sec. 1. Be it enacled by the Senale and House of Repre

sentatives of the Uniled States of America in Congress asReport of the com- sembled, That all the claims to land embraced in the report pusting the lilles, made by the commissioners appointed for adjusting the &c. to land in the titles and claims to land in the western district of Louisiana, Louisiana, oralnih upon the thirtieth day of December, eighteen hundred and December1815,

fifteen, and recommended by them for confirmation, be, and Proviso, no person the same are hereby, confirmed : Provided, That no person

imgure or persons shall be entitled, by any one claim, to a greater

quantity than one league square, under this act.

Approved, February 5, 1825.

confirmed.

than a square

See Part II, No. 19.)

CHAP. 320.--An act to authorize the sale of a section of land therein men

tioned.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and Section uurbered he is hereby, authorized to cause to be exposed to public township,and third sale, in the same manner other lands of the United States range of townships, are, the section numbered thirty-four, of the eleventh town- sale in Ohio. ship and third range of townships offered for sale at Steubenville, Ohio; and if not so sold, the said section shall be If not sold, &c. liable to entry in the Steubenville land office, as other lands are.

Approved, March 3, 1825.

CHAP. 321.-An act to extend the time for the settlement of private land claims

in the Territory of Florida, to provide for the preservation of the public archives in said Territory, and for the relief of John Johnson.

shall issue to him a patent for

two

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That when the Secretary of the Treasury shall be The Secretary of satisfied that John Johnson, of Indiana, did enter, at the satisfied thai John Brookville land office, in said State, the east half of the Johnson, of Indinortheast quarter of section thirty-five, and the west half of through mistake the northwest quarter of section thirty-six, in township sev- ter sect'ns of land, enteen north, in range four east, by mistake, instead of the east half of the southeast quarter and the west half of the others. southwest quarter of the same sections, it shall be lawful for a patent to be issued to the said John Johnson for the two last-mentioned half-quarters, so intended to be entered, on his relinquishing to the United States his interest in, and on relinquishing surrendering the patent issued for, the two first-mentioned interesi, und sur half-quarters, in such manner as shall be directed by the Secretary of the Treasury.

rendering patent.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners appointed to ascertain claims and titles to land in East ers of land claims Florida be, and they are hereby, authorized to continue continue their ses. their session until the first Monday of January, one thousand Monday in Januaeight hundred and twenty-six, under the same laws, ordi- Ty, 1826. nances, and regulations, heretofore established for their government.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of the Part of the act exact entitled “ An act to extend the time limited for the set-tending the time tlement of private land claims in Florida,”* as renders void of a private Land all claims to land in said Territory not filed on or before the repealed. first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and see that ofc29th

, twenty-four, be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and it chap. 293, ante. shall be lawful for claims to be filed before the board of Claims commissioners in East Florida any time prior to the first prior to Isi Nov.

The commission

may be

filed at any time

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