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sembled, That so much of the public lands of the United Land office to be States in the Territory of Arkansas as lies east of a line lena. commencing on the southern boundary of the Territory where it is intersected by the dividing line between ranges five and six, west of the meridian; thence, with said range line, to the dividing line between townships ten and eleven south ; thence, east, with the said line, to the dividing line between ranges two and three west; thence, north, with said dividing line, to the base line ; thence, east, with said base line, to the dividing line between ranges two and three east; thence, north, with said line, to the dividing line between townships ten and eleven north ; thence, east, with said dividing line, to the dividing line between ranges six and seven east; thence, north, with said dividing line, to the northern boundary of the Territory of Arkansas, shall form a new land district, to be called the Mississippi land district; and for the sale of the public lands within the district aforesaid, there shall be a land office established at the twon of Helena, in the county of Phillips, in the Territory aforesaid.

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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a Register and reregister and receiver appointed to said office, to superintend there. the sale of the public land in said district, who shall reside at the town of Helena, aforesaid, give security in the same manner and sums, and whose compensation, emoluments, duties, and authorities, shall in every respect be the same, in relation to lands to be disposed of at said office, as are or may be by law provided in relation to the registers and receivers of public money in the several offices established for the sale of the public lands.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all such public Land, not sold at lands embraced within the district created by this act, which tered and sold at shall have been offered for sale to the highest bidder at any

privale sale. land office in said Territory, pursuant to any proclamation of the President of the United States, and which lands remain unsold at the taking effect of this act, shall be subject to be entered and sold at private sale by the proper officers of the office hereby created, in the same manner, and subject to the same terms, and upon like conditions, as the sale of said land would have becn subject to in the said several land offices bereinbefore mentioned, had they remained attached to the same.

Approved, June 26, 1834.

[See Part II, Nos. 64, 439.]

CHAP. 469.-An act confirming certain land claims in the district of St. Ste

phen's, in Alabama.

Sec. 1. Be it cnacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as- Decision of the resembled, That the decision of the register and receiver of 1832, confirmed.

the land office for the district of St. Stephen's, in the State of Alabama, as contained in their report bearing date the seventh of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, made in pursuance of the act of Congress approved the second of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, entitled “ An act confirming the report of the register and receiver of the land office of the district of St. Stephen's, in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes,"'* be, and the same are hereby, confirmed.

Approved, June 26, 1834.

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CHAP. 470.-An act to authorize the correction of erroneous selections of land

granted to the State of Indiana, for the purpose of constructing the Michigan road.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asState of Indiana sembled, That the State of Indiana be, and hereby is, auin lieu of those thorized to select other lands in lieu of sections numbered formerly selected eighteen and twenty-nine, and fractional section numbered

thirty-two, in township thirty-seven north, of range one east, heretofore selected, to be applied to the purpose of constructing the Michigan road in Indiana ; the selections authorized by this act to be made on any unsold land within the district where the above-mentioned lands lie, and shall be applied to the same object; and the first-named selections are hereby declared void and of no effect.

Approved, June 28, 1834.

CHAP. 171.-An act limiting the times of advertising the sales of the public

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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 asSales to be ad ver- sembled, That hereafter the public lands which shall be exthree bor more posed to public sale, by order of the President of the United than six months. States, shall be advertised for a period of not less than three

nor more than six months prior to the day of sale, any thing in any law heretofore enacted to the contrary notwithstanding

Approved, June 28, 1834.

CHAP. 472.-An act further to provide for the location of certain land in the

Territory of Arkansas.

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

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sembled, That the proviso to the act entitled “ An act to ex- Proviso of act of

Jan. 13, 1830, retend the time for locating certain donations in Arkansas,'

pealed. approved the thirteenth day of January, eighteen hundred *Chap. 384. and thirty, he, and the same is hereby, repealed; and all locations of said claims made, or to be made, shall in no wise be affected by said proviso.

Approved, June 28, 1834.

See Part II, pages 527, 533.]

CHAP. 473.-An act in reference to pre-emption rights in the Southeastern dis

trict 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 pre-emption rights granted by the register Register of land of and receiver of the land office at New Orleans, to certain in conformity with individuals claiming the same, in the Southeastern land dis- 5th April and isch trict of Louisiana, under the act of Congress approved fifth June, 152 April, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled “An act supplementary to the several laws for the sale of public lands," and the act approved fifteenth June, eighteen hun- Chap. 424. dred and thirty-two, entitled “An act to authorize the inhabitants of the State of Louisiana to enter the back lands,” # Chap. 432. be, and they are hereby, confirmed; and the register of the land office is hereby directed to issue patent certificates accordingly.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the resurvey And, for certain made under the supervision of the surveyor general of Lou- bayou St. Vincent. isiana, of certain lands on the bayou St. Vincent, in sections designated as numbers one hundred and ten and one hundred and forty-three, in township thirteen, of range fourteen east, situate in the Southeastern district of Lousiana, and which resurvey purports to include the improvements of the actual settlers within its limits, claiming the right of preemption thereto under the act of fifth April, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, aforesaid, be, and the same is hereby, confirmed; and payments may be made and patents issued in accordance therewith.

Approved, June 28, 1834.

[See Part II, Nos. 15, 42, 56, 57, 58, 60, 64, 72, 77, 88, 93.]

CHAP. 474.-An act authorizing the selection of certain Wabash and Erie

canal lands, in the State of Ohio.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as- Canal commissionsembled, That in lieu of lands sold or otherwise disposed of tain lands.

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by the United States, within the State of Ohio, and which would otherwise become the property of the State of ladiana, in virtue of “An act to grant a certain quantity of land to the State of Indiana for the purpose of aiding such State in opening a canal to connect the waters of the Wabash river with those of Lake Erie,'* approved March second, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, the canal commissioners authorized to locate the lands granted as aforesaid for the use of the canal within the State of Ohio, be, and they are hereby, authorized to select an equal quantity from the alternate sections, which would otherwise belong to the United States in the division under said act, or from the lands recently acquired by purchase from the Indians, or from other lands in the neighborhood, near the line of said canal, as they shall think proper; and the lands thus selected shall be vested and disposed of for the use of the canal, as other lands

appropriated by the act aforesaid. Former selections, SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case of seleefor to the cominis

. tions of lands authorized by the previous section, and which, agreeably to treaty stipulations, may hereafter be sold by the United States for the benefit of the Indians; a sum equal to the amount for which said lands may have been sold shall be paid over, by the Treasurer of the United States, to the commissioners authorized to receive the same, for the use and benefit of said canal.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That until the lands lections are de granted by the aforesaid act of March second, eighteen hunChap 312.

dred and twenty-seven,t shall be selected, and the selections contemplated by this act shall be made, the public lands on and near the line of said canal, and liable to the selections aforesaid, shall be reserved from sale.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to furnish said coinmissioners with a perfect map of the surveyed lands on and contiguous to the Maumee river, within the State of Ohio, including the lands recently purchased from the Indians, carefully noting thereon the lands which have been sold or otherwise disposed of by the United States.

Approved, June 30, 1834.

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CHAP. 475.-An act to authorize the sale of lots in the town of St. Mark's, in

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asPresident may di- sembled, That the President of the United States be, and rect the register

he is hereby, authorized to direct the register and receiver make sale.

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of the Tallahassee land district to make sale at public auction of one fourth of the lots in the town of St. Mark's, in the Territory of Florida, according to the plan of the sur

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veyor general of said Territory, as soon as practicable after the passage of this act, upon giving two months' public notice of the said sale.

Approved, June 30, 1834.

CHAP. 476.-An act to relinquish the reversionary interest of the United States

in a certain Indian reservation lying between the rivers Mississippi and Desmoines.

dians.

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the right, title, and interest, which might Lands designated accrue or revert to the United States, to the reservation of and yested in cer land, lying between rivers Desmoines and Mississippi, Sacs and Fox in: which was reserved for the use of the half-breeds belonging [to] the Sacs and Fox nations, now used by them, or some of them, under a treaty made and concluded between the United States and the Sacs and Fox tribes or nations of Indians, at Washington, on the fourth day of August, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, be, and the same are hereby, relinquished and vested in the said half-breeds of the Sacs and Fox tribes or nations of Indians, who, at the passage of this act, are, under the reservation in the said treaty, entitled, by the Indian title, to the same; with full power and authority to transfer their portions thereof, by sale, devise, or descent, according to the laws of the State of Missouri.

Approved, June 30, 1834.

[See Part II, No. 47.]

CHAP. 477.--An act granting land to certain exiles from Poland.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and is hereby, granted to Lewis Thirty-six sections Banezakiewitz and his associates, being two hundred and of land in Illinois thirty-five exiles from Poland, transported to the United granted to 325 px

Poland States by the orders of the Emperor of Austria, thirty-six sections of land, to be selected by them, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, in any three adjacent townships of the public lands which have been or may hereaster be surveyed, situated within the limits of the State of Illinois or the Territory of Michigan.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the Their names to be duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to obtain an authenti- recorded in cated list of the names of the aforesaid two hundred and fice. thirty-five Polish exiles, and cause the same to be filed and recorded in the office of the Commissioner of the General Land Office.

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