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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the Plats of surveys to

be deposited, &c. duty of the Secretary of the Treasury, as soon as the same can be done, to cause the proper plats of the surveys of said districts to be deposited in the land offices intended for them, respectively.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the compensa- Compensation. tion of the registers and receivers, to be appointed for the land districts hereby established, shall not commence till after the surveys shall have been completed. .

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That all that portion Part of Choctaw of country acquired by the treaty with the Choctaw nation of at St. Stephen's Indians, within the State of Alabama, south of township nine. and Tuscaloosa. teen, shall be offered for sale at the Saint Stephen's land office, and the residue shall be attached to the Tuscaloosa land district, and be offered for sale at that place.

Approved, July 10, 1832.

(See Part II, Nos. 64, 400, 427, 452, 453.]

CHAP. 442.-An act to extend the time of issuing military land warrants to officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army. *

*See chaps. 461,

478, and 12. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time allowed for issuing military land war- Extend time for rants to the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army land warrants. shall be extended to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-five.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the further Additional land or quantity of three hundred thousand acres of land be, and the Virginia land war same is hereby, appropriated, in addition to the quantity here- ranis. tofore appropriated by the act entitled “ An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Virginia line and navy, and of the continental army, during the revolutionary war," approved the thirtieth of May, eighteen hundred and thirty ; t +See chap. 402. which said appropriation shall be applied, in the manner provided by the said act, to the unsatisfied warrants which have been or may be issued, as therein directed, to the officers and soldiers and others, as described in the first, fifth, and seventh, sections of said act.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the last para - Lost warrants. graph of the first section of the said act, which authorizes the issuing of warrants upon an affidavit that the original was lost, and upon the production of an official copy thereof, shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Approved, July 13, 1832.

[See Part II, Nos. 2, 35, 43, 108, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 134, 136, 137, 236, 237, 414, 450, 457, 458.)

CHAP. 143.-An act to authorize the sale of certain public lands in the State

of Ohio.

Certain

sold.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as-
reserva, sembled, That the lands heretofore reserved for certain In-
cions lately ceded
by Indians to be dian tribes in the State of Ohio, and which were ceded to the

United States by treaties ratified on the twenty-fourth day of
March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-
one, and the sixth day of April, one thousand eight hundred
and thirty-two, be, and the same are hereby, attached to and
made to form part of the land districts in wbich they are
respectively situate, and liable to be sold as other public lands
in the State of Ohio.

Approved, July 14, 1832.

CHAP. 444.-An act to authorize the disposition of the fund arising from the

sale of a quarter section of land reserved for the use of schools in Florida.

a school section of land in Florida, to be invested stocks

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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 asProceeds of sale of sembled, That the commissioners elected by the qualified

voters in township five, range eleven, north and west, in the
county of Jackson, in the Territory of Florida, in obedience
to an act of Congress entitled “ An act to authorize the es-
tablishment of a town on land reserved for the use of schools,

&c.," approved the second of March, one thousand eight hunSee chap. 379. dred and twenty-nine,* be, and they are hereby, authorized

to vest the money arising from the sale in said act authorized,
in some productive fund, under the authority of the Governor

and Legislative Council of the Territory, the proceeds of
of which shall forever be applied to common schools in said

township:
Remaining town Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said commis-

sioners be, and they are hereby, authorized to make sale of
the renainder of said lots, to be applied to the objects afore-
said ; and all provisions of the act aforesaid, inconsistent with
this act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed : Provided,
That the Governor and Legislative Council of said Territo-
ry authorize such sale, with the assent of the majority of the
inhabitants of said township.

Approved, July 14, 1832.

For benefit schools.

lots to be sold.

CHAP. 445. -An act supplemental to the act " granting the right of pre-emption

to settlers on the public lands," approved the twenty-nirth day of May, eighSee chape 401 teen hundred and thirty. t end 4A1, ante; and 452, pool.

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

lands.

sembled, That all the occupants and settlers upon the pub- Further time to lic lands of the United States, who are entitled to a pre-emp- emption to public tion according to the provisions of the act of Congress approved the twenty-ninth day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty, and who have not been or shall not be enabled to make proof and enter the same within the time limited in said act, in consequence of the public surveys not having been made and returned, or where the land was not attached to any land district, or where the same has been reserved from sale on account of a disputed boundary between any State and Territory, the said occupants shall be permitted to enter the said lands on the same conditions, in every respect, as are prescribed in said act, within one year after the surveys are made, or the land attached to a land district, or the boundary line established; and if the said lands shall be proclaimed for sale before the expiration of one year, as aforesaid, then they shall be entered before the sale thereof.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the occupants Right w extend to upon fractions shall be permitted, in like manner, to enter the

ships. same, so as not to exceed in quantity one quarter section; and if the fractions exceed a quarter section, the occupant shall be permitted to enter one hundred and sixty acres, to include his or their improvement, at the price aforesaid.

Approred, July 14, 1832.

fractional

town

(See Part II, Nos. 15, 42, 56, 57, 58, 60, 64, 65, 72, 74, 77, 83, 88, 93, 509, 512, 514, 515, 519, 521, 523, 524, 527, 528, 530, 532, 533, 534, 535, page 606. Nos. 599, 610, 611, 1,011, 1,012.)

CHAP. 446.-An act to authorize the sale of lands reserved from sale at Fort

Jackson, in the State of Alabama.

, Ala

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and Reserved lands at he is hereby, authorized to offer for sale the lands hereto- bama, w be polů. fore reserved from sale at Fort Jackson, in the State of Alabama.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every settler on Settlers to have said lands who, prior to the year one thousand eight hun-miehet of pre-empdred and thirty, cultivated any part thereof, and is now in possession of the same, shall be allowed to enter, at the proper land office, one quarter section, according to the provisions of the first section of an act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers on public lands, approved May twenty-ninth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty.*

Approved, July 14, 1832.

See chap. 401

CHAP. 447.-An act to establish a land office in the 'Territory of Michigan.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asNew land district sembled, That all that part of the Territory of Michigan etiablished in Mi- which is comprehended within the following boundaries shall,

from and after the passage of this act, constitute one land district for the sale and entry of the public lands, viz: lying between the third and fourth ranges of townships south of the base line and east of the principal meridian, except so much thereof as lies north of the river Huron of Lake Erie ; and, also, the first, second, third, fourth, fisth, and sixth ranges of townships south of said base line, and west of said principal meridian. And there is hereby established a land office within the same, to be located at such place as the President, in

his discretion, shall think proper to designate. Register and Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be

appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, under the existing laws, a register and receiver in and for said district, whose compensation shall be the same as provided for other registers and receivers.

Approved, January 30, 1833.

Land office.

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ceiver

[See Part II, No. 64.]

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CHAP. 448.-An act to amend an act entitled “ An act to alter and amend an

act to set apart and dispose of certain public lands for the encouragement of the

cultivation of the vine and olive," approved nineteenth February, one thou*See chapter 410. sand eight hundred and thirty-one. * Also, chaps. 203 and 264, ante; and 509, post.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asCertain members sembled, That all persons who became entitled to an allot

ment of land under the contract recited in the first section of Association to receive patents for the act to which this is an amendment, their heirs, devisees, their

or assigns, who, on or before the thirty-first day of October, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-two, were in the actual occupancy and cultivation of the same, or any part thereof, shall, on paying into the Treasury one dollar and twenty-five cents the acre, previous to the fifteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, receive a patent for his or her allotment or purchase : Provided, The register of the land office for the district in which the lands lie shall be satisfied of the validity of the purchase.

Sec. 2. And be il further enacted, That all persons in acprior to October 31, tual settlement and cultivation before or on the thirty-first

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day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one,

upon any of the lands referred to by the act to which this is Authorized to pur- an amendment, and not disposed of by the first section of

this act, or any former act of Congress, shall, on proof of such settlement and cultivation, and on paying into the Treasury of the United States, within six months after the passage

occupants

chase.

extended

of this act, one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, receive a patent for one hundred and sixty acres: Provided, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to alter or repeal the third section of the above-reciterl act.

SEC. 3. And be it furlher enacted, That so much of the Ti'ne for payment act of which this is an amendment, as requires that payment shall be made previous to the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, be, and the same is bereby, extended to the fifteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four.

Approved, February 19, 1839.
[See Part II, Nos. 87, 88, 380, 411, 115, 133, 435, 444, 176, 560.]

CHAP. 449.--An act to authorize the Legislature of the State of Ohio to sell

the land reserved for the support of religion in the Ohio Company's and John Cleeves Symmes' purchases.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uniled States of America in Congress assembled, That the Legislature of the State of Ohio shall be, Lands for support and is hereby, authorized to sell and convey, in see simple, Symmes' and Ohio all or any part of the lands heretofore reserved and appropri- chases to be sold. ated by Congress for the support of religion within the Ohio Company's and John Cleeves Symmes' purchases, in the State of Ohio, and to invest the money arising from the sale thereof in some productive fund ; the proceeds of which shall And proceeds to

be applied. be forever annually applied, under the direction of said Legislature, for the support of religion within the several townships for which said lands were originally reserved and set apart, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever, according to the terms and stipulations of the contracts of said Ohio Company's and John Cleeves Syinmes' purchases within the United States : Provided, Said land, or any part of it, shall in no case be sold without the consent of the

person who may be the lessee thercof, nor without the consent of the inhabitants of the township within which any such land may be situated, to be obtained in such manner as the Legislature of said State shall by law direct: And provided, also, That, in the apportionment of the proceeds of said fund, each township within the districts of country aforesaid shall be entitled to such portion thereof, and no more, as shall have accrued from the sum or sums of money arising from the sale of the church land belonging to such township.

Approved, February 20, 1833.

CHAP. 450.--An act further to extend the time for entering certain donation

claims to land in the Territory of Arkansas. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as

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