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Two additional clerks for the
sioners of Florida, at dolls. each
faithful per formance. &c.
day of November, one thousand eight hundred and twentyfive.
Sec. 4. And be il further enacted, That ihere shall be board of cornmis appointed two additional clerks to the board of commission
ut ers of East Florida, to each of whom shall be allowed the
sum of seven hundred dollars, to be paid quarterly by the
Treasury of the United States. Compensation of Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each of the comat the rate of 2,08 missioners appointed for the examination of claims in East dolls, per annum. Florida be allowed at the rate of two thousand dollars per
annum, in full for their services, to be paid quarterly at the
Treasury of the Uniteå States, out of any money in the Pensieron no com: Treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, however, missioner, except That no one of said commissioners shall be entitled to draw
ter and receiver.
any portion of the compensation hereby allowed him, except on showing an actual and faithful performance of the duties
required of him. Duty of the late
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the commissioners and their clerk. duty of the late commissioners for the examination of titles
and claims to lands in West Florida, and of their clerk, to deliver to the register and receiver of the land office for the western land district of Florida all records, evidence, and
papers, in the possession of them, or either of them, relating Duty of the regis to said titles and claims. And it shall be the duty of said
register and receiver to examine and decide on all titles and claims to land in West Florida, not heretofore decided upon by said commissioners, subject to the limitations and in conformity with the provisions of the acts of Congress heretofore passed on that subject.
Sec. 7. And be il further enacted, That the several claimnot heretofore b'n ants to lands in said district, where claims have not been de cele henheretofore decided on, be permitted to file their claims, and &c. with the res is the evidence in support of them, with the register and rebefore the Ist of ceiver of said district, at any time before the first day of No
vember next, whose duty it shall be to report the same, with their decision thereon, to the Secretary of the Treasury, on or before the first day of January next, to be laid before
Congress at the next session. The register and SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the said register ed to appoint their and receiver shall have power to appoint their clerk, and clerk, &c.
prescribe his duties, and who shall be allowed, in full com800 dolls. to clerk. pensation for his services, the sum of eight hundred dollars;
and said register and receiver shall each be allowed the sum of 1,000 dolls to reg. one thousand dollars for the performance of the duties re
quired of them by this act; which said several sums of money shall be paid said register and receiver, and their clerk, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, whenever the business is completed, and the report ap
proved by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Precident to Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the President of ers of the puble the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint archives in Flori two officers, to be called the keepers of the public archives
Claimants, where their claims have
Nov, next, report, &c.
ister and receiver, each.
and British Gov. ernments
in the Territory of Florida, one of whom shall keep his of. fice at St. Augustine, in East Florida, and the other at Pen- Al St. Augustine sacola in West Florida.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacled, That the said officers Keepers to give shall cach give bond and security, in the sum of twenty thou- for the faithful per sand dollars, for the safe keeping and preservation of the formance of their
in said archives, and for the faithful performance of the duties dolls. of their respective offices, and the translation of such of the records and documents as are hereinafter provided for, and shall each receive a salary of five hundred dollars, to be paid quarterly from the Treasury of the United States.
Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the said officers Said officers shall cause to be made a faithful and complete translation and cause mi.complete record of all the Spanish records and documents delivered the Spanish re to them, and having relation to land claims derived from the tion to the land Spanish and British Governments, distinguishing and keep- from the Spanish ing separately those which relate to grants made within the districts of Baton Rouge, Mobile, north of latitude thirtyone, and those made within the present limits of Florida ; a complete descriptive list of each of which translations and Descriptive list, records, when completed, shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Treasury; and the said officers shall, severally, 10 cents for each be entitled to receive from the Treasury of the United States, on the completion of the work, a compensation at the rate of ten cents for each hundred words by them translated and recorded.
Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the said officers Said officers w deshall make out and deliver to individual applicants copies or translations w intranslations of any documents in their said offices, on being
dividual appli. paid for the same at the rate of six and one fourth cents for each hundred words.
SEC. 13. And be it further enacted, That the several sums Money appropriof money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of any mo- be paid from the ney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, March 3, 1825.
CHAP. 322.-An act to extend the time of issuing and locating military land warrants to officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army.*
See act 2d March, SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
182, chap 348. resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time limited by the second section of The time limited the act, approved the twenty-fourth day of February, one Feb. 1819, for issuthousand eight hundred and nineteen,t for issuing military warrants, extendland warrants to the officers and soldiers of the revolution
tChap 26. ary army, shall be extended till the fourth of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and the time for locating the unlocated warrants shall be extended till the first day of October thereafter. Approved, March 3, 1825.
[See Part II, Nos. 2, 43, 108, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 236, 237.)
CHAP. 323.--An act to authorize the Legislature of the Stale of Ohio to sell
the lands heretofore appropriated for the use of schools in that State.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate und House of Repre
sentatives of the Uniled States of America in Congress usLegislature of Ohio sembled, That the Legislature of the State of Ohio shall be, lands reserved by and is hereby, authorized to sell and convey, in fee simple, use of schools in all or any part of the lands heretofore reserved and approsaides station whey priated by Congress, for the use of schools within said State, arising therefroin and to invest the money arising from the sale thereof in in some productive
some productive fund, the proceeds of which shall be forever applied, under the direction of said Legislature, for the use and support of schools within the several townships and districts of country for which they were originally reserved
and set apart, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever : Provis:; winships. Provided, Said land, or any part thereof, shall in no case such portion of the be sold without the consent of the inhabitants of such town.
ship or district, to be obtained in such manner as the Legisarising from sale lature of said State shall by law direct: And provided, also, herflere tid belonging That, in the apportionment of the proceeds of said fund, Proviso proceeds each township and district aforesaid shall be entitled to such divided among the part thereof, and no more, as shall have accrued from the ships.
sum or sums of money arising from the sale of the school lands belonging to such township or district.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if the proceeds
accruing to any township or district, from said fund, shall be insufficient for the insufficient for the support of schools therein, it shall be therein, the Lewis lawsul for said Legislature to invest the same, as is hereinthe same as before before directed, until the whole proceeds of the fund bequale thérew. longing to such township or district shall be adequate to the
permanent maintenance and support of schools within the same.
Approved, February 1, 1826.
proceeds of the iund
as may ac. crue from
If the proceeds ac: cru'g io any lownship
or disirict be
directed, until ade.
CHAP. 324.-An act to authorize the Legislature of the State of Mississippi to
appropriate the amount of the three per cent. fund, arising from the sales of public lands.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as3-5ths of the 5 per sembled, That three fifths of the five per cent. fund, arising Gen. Inned
, arising from the nett proceeds of the sales of public lands within the public lands, w be State of Mississippi, may be appropriated by the Legislature making of roads thereof to the making of public roads and canals, and to the
improvement of the navigation of rivers and bays, within said State.
Approved, March 14, 1826.
and canals, &c.
CHAP. 325.-An act to confirm the supplementary report of the commissioners
of the western district of Louisiana.
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, described in the supple. Claims marked B, mentary report of the commissioners of the western district described in the of the State of Louisiana, dated the eleventh of May, one port of the com. thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and recommended by them for confirmation, be, and the same are hereby, confirm. May, 1815, coned, in the same manner and under the same restrictions as the report to which this was supplementary was confirmed, by the act of the twenty-ninth of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.*
“Chap, M, Approved, March 31, 1826.
missioners of the western district of Louisiana, of 11th
(Sec Part II, Nos. 19, 813.)
CHAP. 326.--An act to extend the land districts in the Territory of Arkansas.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- Tract or country sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- nagtanong the sembled, That all that tract of country in the Territory of of the Lawrence Arkansas, lying north of the base line, and west of the Law. a part of said land rence land district, be, and the same is hereby, attached to part lying south of and made a part of said land district; and all that part of the theory and Territory of Arkansas lying south of the base line, and west sasa land district
: of the Arkansas land district, be, and the same is hereby, at- Arkansas tached to and made a part of the Arkansas land district : Pro. Proviso
; not w invided, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed serfere with the as authorizing a survey or interference of any kind whatever tribe upon any lands, the right whercof is in any Indian tribe.
Approved, April 5, 1826.
(Sco Part II, Nos. 25, 42, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 72, 77, 88.)
CHAP. 327.-An act giving the right of pre-emption, in the purchase of lands,
to certain settlers in the States of Alabama, Mississippi, and Territory of Florida.
Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every person, or the legal representatives of Any person, de any person, who, being either the head of a family or twen-whorson I before ty-one years of age, did, on or before the first day of Janu- 1825, did cultivate ary, in the year one thousand eight bundred and twenty-five, in Florida, &c. to actually inhabit and cultivate a tract of land situated in the pre-emption in the Territory of Florida, which tract is not rightfully claimed by under the actor sebe
person, and who shall not have removed from the Feb. 1813. said Territory, shall be entitled to the right of pre-emption
&c. gettled on a frac.
Where two or more
in the purchase thereof, under the same terms, restrictions, conditions, provisions, and regulations, in every respect, as are directed by the act entitled “ An act giving the right of
pre-emption, in the purchase of lands, to certain settlers in *Sea chap. 149. the Ilinois Territory,"* passed February the fifth, one thouProviso; no person sand eight hundred and thirteen : Provided, That no person provisions of this shall be entitled to the provisions of this section who claims section, unless,&c.
any tract of land in said Territory, by virtue of a confirmation of the commissioners, or by virtue of any act of Con
gress. Any person,
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person, or the tional quarter nec legal representatives of any person, entitled to a preference privilege of pur in becoming the purchaser of a tract of land at private sale, chasing an adjoin according to the provisions of this act, who is settled on a
fractional quarter section, shall have the privilege of purchasing an adjoining quarter section, or the fractional quarter section, improved by them, at their option.
Sec. 3. And be il further enacted, That in cases where ned to the right or two or more persons, entitled to the right of pre-emption,
shall be settled on one quarter or fractional quarter section of land, they shall be authorized to purchase one or more quarter sections, which, with the quarter section or fractional quarter upon which such persons are settled, shall be equally divided between them, in such manner as the register and receiver shall direct, so as to secure, as far as may
be practicable, to each person their improvements, respectProviso; no person ively: Provided, That in no instance shall any person be to be cmtitled to a entitled to a preference in the purchase for more than one. purchase of more quarter section of land, in addition to his portion of the frac
tional quarter section on which he is settled.
Sec. 4. And be il further enacted, That any person or perAny person spilled on, de any of the sons who have settled on and improved any of the lands in have the right of the said 'Territory reserved for the use of schools, and who
would have had the right of pre-emption thereto by this law, had not the same been so reserved, shall have the right of pre-cmption, under the same terms and conditions, and subject to the same restrictions, provided for in other cases of a right of pre-emption in said Territory, to a quarter section of unappropriated lands in the same township, and as near ad
jacent as lands of like quantity can be obtained. Every person com.
Sec. 5. And be il further enacted, That every person, or prised in the list to his or her legal representative, comprised in the list of actual ported to the Com. settiers reported to the Commissioner of the General Land General Land of Office, by the register and receiver for the district of Jackof a) "March, 1819, son Court-house, in the State of Mississippi, under the auon therederethe right thority of an act of Congress entitled "An act sor adjusting certain conditions. the claims to land, and establishing land offices, in the disChapter 236. tricts east of the island of New Orleans," approved the
third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, not having any written evidence of claim to land in said district, and who, on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, did actually inhabit and
ihan one quarter section.
pre-emption on the sameterns, &r.