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such warrant, concession, grant, order of survey, or other evidence of title, is a forgery, it shall be lawful, and the said court is hereby authorized to proceed, by further order and decree, to reverse and annul any prior decree or adjudication upon such claim; and thereupon such prior decree or adjudication shall be deemed and held, in all places whatever, to be null and void, to all intents and purposes. And the said court shall proceed on such bills of review, by such rules of practice and regulations as they may adopt, for the execution of
the powers vested or confirmed in them by this act. Entries in land of SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That no entries of
land in any of the land offices in Arkansas, under any of the provisions of the said act, shall be made, until the further direction of Congress.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no patent shall claims, unless ori. be issued for lands, under any decree of the said court, in any duced
case in which the original warrant, concession, grant, or order of survey, has been withdrawn from the files of the said court, unless the person or persons claiming such patent shall first produce and deposite in the office of the Commissioner of the General Land Office the original warrant, concession, grant, or order of survey, on which such decrec was founded,
and on which the said court took jurisdiction under the said And ius validity es. act; and no patent shall be issued until the further order of
Congress, in any case, under the said act, until it shall satisfactorily appear to the Commissioner of the General Land Office that the warrant, concession, grant, or order of survey, on which any lands are claimed, under any decree of the said court, was in fact made or issued by or under the authority of the person or persons purporting to have made or issued the same, or unless the said warrant, concession, grant, or order of survey, shall have been determined by the said court,
on the hearing of a bill of review, to be genuine. Further restriction Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That no entry, surand issuing pat vey, or patent, shall, at any time hereafter, be made or is
sued under the said act, except in the naine of the original party to any such decree, and on proof, to the satisfaction of the officers, respectively, that the party applying is such ori. ginal party, or is duly authorized by such original party, or his heirs, to make, receive, or require, such entry, patent, or
survey. In case of reversal,
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That in all cases in &cy lands to be which the said court shall, by decree or adjudication, under
this act, review and annul any prior decree or adjudication therein, any lands which may have been heretofore entered, under any such prior decree or adjudication, shall, thereafter, be subject to sale or entry as other public lands of the United States may be.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the President may be employed of the United States is hereby authorized to employ, on behalf
of the United States, such counsel on their part, in the Territory of Arkansas, or elsewhere, to be associated for that pur
Court U. States.
pose with the district attorney of the same Territory, as he may deem the interests of the United States may require, in the prosecution of such bills of review before the said court.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That in all cases the Appeal woSupreme party against whom the judgment or decree of the said court may be finally given shall be entitled to an appeal, within one year from the time of its rendition, to the Supreme Court of the United States, which court shall have power to review the decision of the court below, both on the law and the facts; and the court in Arkansas be, and the same is hereby, required to spread upon the record the whole testimony, together with the reasons for their decision in each case, and to transmit to the Supreme Court of the United States the same, together with the original warrant, concession, grant, order of survey, or other evidence of title.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That each of the judges Extra of the supreme court of the Territory of Arkansas shall, Arkansas
lion to judges of while in the discharge of their duties imposed by this act, be allowed at the rate of eight hundred dollars per annum, in addition to their salary as judges of the superior court for the Territory of Arkansas, which shall be in full for their services, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, May 8, 1830.
[See Part II, Nos. 519, 708.]
CHAP. 391.-An act to quiet the titles of certain purchia crs of lands between
the lines of Ludlow and Roberts, in the State of Ohio.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senele and House of Representatives of the United States of Americu in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he claimants of Viris hereby, authorized to pay, out of any money in the Treas- Bina etmilitary'nde ury not otherwise appropriated, to the Virginia military ciain- and Robarts' line,
& ants of lands situated between the two lines in the State of Ohio, commonly called Ludlow's and Roberts's lines, and south of the Greenville treaty line, located prior to the twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve, the sum of sixty-two thousand five hundred and fifteen dollars and twenty-five cents, with interest thereon with interest. from the fourth March, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, at six per cent. per annum, until paid ; being the amount at which said lands were valued, exclusive of improvements, under the act of Congress entitled “An act to authorize the President of the United States to enter into certain negotiations relative to the lands located under Virginia military land warrants, lying between Ludlow's and Roberts's lines, in the State of Ohio: Provided, however, That, before the payment Tito un be relinof said sum, the said claimant or claimants shall relinquish, quished w U.S. by deed or deeds, to the United States, in such manner as
the President shall direct, their title or titles to the said lands.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the payments aforesaid shall be made as directed to the said claimants, according to the valuation of their respective tracts of land, made under the above-recited act of Congress.
Approved, May 26, 1830.
[See Part II, Nos. 35, 43, 134, 136, 137.)
CHAP. 392.-An act to provide for the final settlement of land claims in
be further examined.
claims to be con. firmed.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asCerain claims to sembled, That all the claims and titles to land filed before confirmed the register and receiver of the land office, acting as com
missioners, in the district of East Florida, under the quantity contained in one league square, which have been decided and recommended for confirmation, contained in the reports, abstracts, and opinions, of said register and receiver, transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury, according to law, and referred by him to Congress, on the fourteenth day of
January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, be, and the Excepted claims to same are hereby, confirmed, with the exception of such claims
as were confirmed by the Spanish Government subsequent to the twenty-fourth of January, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, which shall be re-examined and reported, with the evidence, by the register and receiver, before the next session of Congress, to the Secretary of the Treasury, to be
laid before Congress. Certain conflicting Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, 'That all the conflicting
Spanish claims, reported in obedience to the fourth section
of the act of Congress approved May the eighth, one thou*See chap. 274. sand eight hundred and twenty-two,* and recommended for
confirmation as valid titles, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed, so far as the United States have any title to the same.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That all claims derived rived from the Bri: from the former British Government, contained in the re.
ports of the commissioners of East Florida, or the register and receiver, acting as such, who did not avail themselves of the provisions of the treaty between Spain and England, signed at Versailles on the twentieth of January, one thousand seven bundred and eighty-three, by leaving said province, but who remained in the same, and became Spanish subjects, and whose titles were approved by the Spanish authorities, and have been recommended for confirmation by said commissioners, or register and receiver, acting as such,
be, and the same are hereby, confirmed. Remaining claims Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all the remaining to be settled.
claims which have been presented according to law, and not
Certain claims de.
finally acted upon, shall be adjudicated and finally settled, upon the same conditions, restrictions, and limitations, in every respect, as are prescribed by the act of Congress, approved twenty-third May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, entitled “ An act supplementary to the several acts providing for the settlement and confirmation of private land claims in Florida.”*
*See chap. 364. Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty Papers relative to of the register and receiver to deliver over all papers rela- ited with archives tive to private land claims in East Florida, to the keeper of of Florida. the public archives.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all confirmations Effect of confirmaof land titles, under this act, shall only operate as a relinquishment of the right of the United States to the said lands, respectively, and shall not be construed either as a guarantee of any such titles, or in any manner affecting the rights of other persons to the same lands.
SEC. 7. And be il further enacted, That so much of the act May 23, 1828, act of twenty-third of May, one thousand eight hundred and explained far twenty-eight,t as directed that the selection of claimants who tion of claims. availed themselves of the first section of said act, by accept
See chap. 364. ing a quantity equal to one league square within their respective grants, which confined the selection to sectional lines, shall not be held to extend to the selection by the claimants of a greater quantity than a section, but the said claimants who have or may hereafter select, under the provisions of said law, any quantity equal to the amount granted, in bodies larger than a section, in the form of any Spanish survey or plat of survey, or where the sections are broken by any river, the said land so selected, or which may be so selected, is hereby confirmed to said claimants; and it shall be the duty of the surveyor general to make a survey and certificate of all such claims, to return the same to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and thereupon a patent shall issue to the original grantee, or to his assignee, if the land has been sold or transferred to any other person, or to the legal owner by purchase or descent.
SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the claimants Time for who are entitled to the provisions of that act, or who may ed.
quishment extend avail themselves of the foregoing provisions of this act, by taking a quantity equal to a league square in lieu of the whole grant, shall be, and they are hereby, allowed the further time of one year, from the passage of this act, to execute their relinquishments, and to file their acceptance of the provisions of said law.
SEC. 9. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the Deeds of rejected duty of the registers and receivers to restore to the claimants turned. the title deeds on which they may have finally rejected the claims.
Approved, May 26, 1830. [See Part II, Nos. 19, 705, 823, 830, 833, 850, 857, 864, 870, 872, 875, 878, 888, 891, 895, 896, 897, 934, 951, 957, 959.]
claims to be re
CHAP. 393.-An act to confirm certain claims to lands in the district of Jackson
Court-house, in the State of Mississippi.
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asCenain claims to sembled, That all the claims to lands reported by the register district, Mississip and receiver of the land office for the district of Jackson pi, confirmed.
Court-house, in the State of Mississippi, under the provisions of the act of Congress, approved on the twenty-fourth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, en
titled. An act supplementary to the several acts providing *See chap. 370. for the adjustment of land claims in the State of Mississippi,"
as founded on any order of survey, requette, permission to settle, or other written evidence of claim derived from the Spanish authorities, which ought, in the opinion of the said register and receiver, to be confirmed, and which, by the said reports, appear to be derived from the Spanish Government prior to the twentieth of December, one thousand eight hundred and three, and the land claimed to have been cultivated and inhabited on or before that day, shall be confirmed, in the same manner as if the title had been completed : Pro. vided, That, in all such claims, where the plat and certificate of survey, made prior to the fifteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, under the authority of the Spanish Government, in pursuance of such claim, has not been filed with the said register and receiver, such claim shall not be confirmed to any one person for more than twelve hundred and eighty acres; and that for all the other claims comprised in the reports as aforesaid, and which ought, in the opinion of the register and receiver, to be confirmed, the claimant to such land shall be entitled to a grant therefor, as
a donation, not to exceed twelve hundred and eighty acres to roviso as to Louis any one person : And provided, also, 'That the claim of the oisdore's claim
representatives of Louis Boisdore, numbered four, in report numbered three, shall not be confirmed to more than twelve hundred and eighty acres; and all the confirmations of the said incomplete titles and grants of donations, hereby pro. vided to be made, shall amount only to a relinquishment forever, on the part of the United States, of any claim whatever to the tract of land so confirmed or granted, without preju
dice to the interests of third persons. Donations to actual
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every person, or his or her legal representatives, whose claim is embraced by the said register and receiver in their reports numbers five, six, and seven, of actual settlers, or their legal representatives, not having any written evidence of claim, shall, where it appears by the said reports that the land claimed or settled on had been actually inhabited and cultivated by such person or persons, in whose right the same is claimed, on or before the fifteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, be entitled to a grant for the land so claimed or settled on, as a donation : Provided, That no more than one tract shall be granted to any one person, and the same shall