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1123. At Pequa, for the lands lying between the western boundary line of the state of Ohio, and a north and south line drawn at forty-eight miles east of that boundary line; and bounded on the south by the Indian boundary established by the treaty of Greenville, and on the north by the northern boundary of the state of Ohio.(1)

1124. At Delaware, for the lands lying between the above district and the western limits of the Connecticut réserve and Canton (Wooster) district, as first established; and bounded on the south by the Indian boundary established by the treaty of Greenville, and on the north by the northern bound. ary of the state of Ohio.(2)*

SECTION II.
Land Offices in the State of Indiana.

At Vincennes

Jeffersonville
Indianapolis

1125
1126
1127.

At Crawfordsville

Fort Wayne
Laporte

1128 1129 1130

Art. 1125. There shall be a land office at Vincennes, for the lands to which the Indian title was extinguished, and which are included within the boundaries fixed by the treaty with the Indian tribes of the Wabash ;(3) and for the lands purchased from the Indian tribes of the Wabash, and lying between the rivers Wabash and Ohio, and the road leading from the falls of the river Ohio to Vincennes ;(4) and for so much of the tract of land to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaty of Fort Wayne, of 30th September, 1809, and by other treaties made at Vincennes, in the same year, as is not included in the district of Cincinnati, nor in the district of Jefferson. ville.(5)

1126. One at Jeffersonville, for the lands lying on the Ohio river, between the Cincinnati and Vincennes districts ;(6) and for so much of the lands at. tached to the district of Vincennes by the first section of the act of 30th April, 1810, as lies east of the second principal meridian established by the surveyor general ;(7) and for so much of the lands in Indiana, to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaties concluded at St. Mary's in October, 1818, lying east of the second principal meridian, and south of a line separating the ninth and tenth tiers of townships north of the base line ;(8) the president may remove the land office from Jeffersonville to some central and convenient place within the district, when he shall judge it expedient.(9)7

Act 3d

(1) Act 3d March, 1819. March, 1835.

(2) Ibid.
(3) Act 26th March, 1804.
(4) Act 3d March, 1805.

(5) Act 30th April, 1810.
(6) Act 2d March, 1807.
7) Act 21st Feb. 1812, sec. 3.
(8) Act 3d March, 1819.
(9) Ibid.

* By the fourth section, act 3d March, 1819, the president is empowered, when he shall judge it expedient, to remove the land offices from Pequa, Delaware, Terre Haut, (now Crawfordsville,) Indianapolis, originally Brookville, to such suitable places, within the districts, for which they were respectively established, as he should judge proper.

+ By an act of 30th April, 1810, section three, it was enacted, that after the first day of June, 1810, the second principal meridian, established by the surveyor general, in the Indiana territory, shall be the boundary between the districts of Vincennes and Jeffersonville, and the lands included in the said districts, respectively, according to the boundaries above mentioned, shall become a part of the district in which they are included.

1127. At Indianapolis, (originally Brookville) for the lands in the State of Indiana, to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaties concluded at St. Mary's, in the month of October, 1818, lying west of the range line separating the first and second ranges east of the second principal meridian, extended north to the present Indian boundary, and north of a line to be run, separating the ninth and tenth tiers of townships north of the base line (1)

1128. At Crawfordsville, (originally Terre Haut,) for lands in Indiana, to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaties last aforesaid, lying west of the last described district ;(2) and for lands ceded to the United States, by the Weea tribe of Indians, under the first article of the treaty held at Vincennes, on the 11th August, 1820, and which is specified and designated by the second article of the treaty between the United States and the said tribe, concluded at St. Mary's, on the second of October, 1818.(3)

1129. At fort Wayne, for the public lands to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaties concluded at St. Mary's, in the month of Octo. ber, 1818, lying east of the range line separating the first and second ranges east of the second principal meridian, extended north to the present Indian boundary, in range thirteen, east of the said principal meridian, in Randolph county, and the said district to be bounded on the east by the line dividing the states of Ohio and Indiana.(4) The president may, whenever he shall judge it expedient, remove the said land office to such suitable place within the district, as he shall judge proper.(5)

All the lands in the State of Indiana to which the Indian title is extin. guished, which lie east of the line dividing the first and second ranges east of the second principal meridian, and north of the southern boundary of the Fort Wayne district, shall be attached to the land district, the land office of which is established at Fort Wayne; and all the lands to which the Indian title is extinguished in said state, and which may lie west of the line dividing the first and second ranges east of the second principal meridian, shall be attached to the land district, the land office of which is established at Craw. fordsville.(6)

The lands to which the Indian title is extinguished lying in that part of the state which is east of Lake Michigan, bordering on the northern line of the state, and not attached to any land district, are attached to the Fort Wayne district.(7)

1130. All that district of country in the State of Indiana, lying west of the line dividing ranges seven and eight, east of the second principal meridian, and north of the line dividing townships twenty-four and twenty-five, shall form a separate land district, the land office for which is established at Laporte. The president may, whenever in his judgment the public interest and convenience of the people require it, remove said office to a more cen. tral and suitable place in said district.(8)

(1) Act 3d March, 1819, sec. 1.
(2) Ibid.
(3) Act 3d March, 1823, sec. 1.
(4) Act 8th May, 1822, sec. 1.

(5) Ibid. sec. 4. (6) Act 28th April, 1828. iv) Act 19th Feb. 1831, sec. 9. (8) Act 2d March, 1833, sec. 10.

SECTION III.

Land Offices in Illinois.

At Kaskaskias

1131 north-east, established in Illinois Shawaneetown 1132 others in Michigan

1139 Edwardsville

1133 Places for offices to be designated Vandalia 1134 by the president

1140 Palestine

1135 Registers and receivers to be apSpringfield 1136 pointed—when

1141 Danville

1137 Lands to be sold-when-reserva. Quincey 1138 tions for military posts

1142 Two land districts, north-west and

vs.(5)

Art. 1131. There shall be a land office at Kaskaskias, for so much of the lands included within the boundaries fixed by the treaty of 13th August, 1803, with the Kaskaskia tribe of Indians, as is not claimed by any other Indian tribe ;(1) and so much of the tract of land lately purchased from the Sac and Fox Indian tribes as the president shall direct.(2)

1132. At Shawanee town, for so much of the public lands formerly in. cluded within the district of Kaskaskias, as lies east of the third principal meridian, established by the surveyor general, and for the lands lying between the Vincennes and Kaskaskias districts, and not attached to any other district.(3)

1133. At Edwardsville, Madison county, for so much of the public lands of the United States heretofore included within the land district of Kaskas. kias, and lying north of the base line in Illinois territory ;(4) and for all that tract of country lying between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, and south of the base line of the military surveys.(5)

1134. At Vandalia, for so much of the public lands heretofore included in the Shawanee town land district as lies east of the third principal meridian, north of the base line and west of the range line, between ranges numbered eight and nine, east of the said principal meridian.(6)

1135. At Palestine, for so much of the public land as lies north of the base line, east of the aforesaid range line, and west of the Big Wabash river, as lies in the State of Illinois.(7)

1136. At Springfield, in the county of Sangamo, for so much of the public land as lies east of the Mississippi river, north of the line separating the thirteenth and fourteenth tiers of townships, north of the base line, and west of the third principal meridian in the State of Illinois,(8) and for all the tract of country lying between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, and north of the base line of the military surveys.(9) 1137. At

for so much of the state as lies between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, bounded south by the base line, north by the northern boundary of the state, and on the extreme east by the third principal meridián.(10) 1138. At

for the country on the north of the dividing line between townships sixteen and seventeen, north of the base line and east

(1) Act 26th March, 1804, sec. 2.
12) Act 3d March, 1805.
13) Act 2d Feb. 1812, sec. 1, 2.
(4) Act April 29th, 1816.
25) Act 16th March, 1824.

(6) Act 11th May, 1820, sec. 2.
(7) Ibid, sec. 3.
(8) Act 8th May, 1822.
(9) Act 18th March, 1824.
(10) Act 19th Feb. 1831.

of the third principal meridian, including all that part of the state to its northern boundary.(1)*

So much of the Edwardsville land district as lies north and north-west of the Illinois river, between that river and the Mississippi, is attached to the Quincy district, and ranges one and two west of the third principal meridian, embracing all townships from the base line of the southern boundary of the Sangamon land district, is attached to the Vandalia district.(2)

1139. All that tract of country lying north of the dividing line between township number twelve and thirteen, north of the base line running through the military bounty lands, and that tract of country lying north of the dividing line between townships, number thirty and thirty-one, north of the old base line included in the State of Illinois, and all that tract of country lying north of the State of Illinois, west of lake Michigan, and south and southeast of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers of Green Bay, in the present territory of Michigan, shall be laid off into four new land districts, to be divided and designated as follows, to wit: That tract lying within the State of Illinois, as above described, shall be divided by a north and south line, drawn between the range of townships number three and four, east of the third principal ineridian, and that on the west side of said line shall be called the North-West, and that on the east, the North-East land district of the State of Illinois; and all that tract north of the State of Illinois, west of lake Michigan, south and south-east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers, included in the present territory of Michigan, shall be divided by a north and south line, drawn from the northern boundary of Illinois, along the range of township line next west of Fort Winnebago, to the Wisconsin river, and be called, the one on the west side, the Wisconsin, and that on the east side, the Green Bay land districts of the territory of Michigan; which two districts shall embrace the country north of said rivers, when the Indian title shall become extinguished, and the Green Bay district may be divided so as to form two districts, when the president shall deem it proper.(3)

1140. There shall be established in each of the said land districts, one land office, at such time and place as the president may designate, to be removed whenever he may deem it expedient for the public convenience.(4)

1141. The president, by and with the consent of the senate, so soon as a sufficient number of townships are surveyed, and returns thereof made to the general land office, to authorize the commencement of the sales in either of said districts, shall appoint one register, and one receiver for each land office so established, who shall reside at the place designated for the land office, and give security, and discharge all duties, pertaining to such office as pre. scribed by law.(5)

1142. The president shall be authorized, so soon as the survey shall have been completed, to cause to be offered for sale, in the manner prescribed by law, all the lands lying in said land districts, at the land offices in the respective districts in which the land so offered is embraced, reserving only section sixteen in each township, the tract reserved for the village of Galena, such other tracts as have been granted to individuals and the State of Illinois, and such reservations as the president shall deem necessary to retain for military posts, any law of congress heretofore existing to the contrary notwithstanding (6)

(1) Act 19th Feb. 1831.

(4) Ibid. sec. 2. (2) Act 2d March, 1883, sec. 6.

(5) Ibid. sec. 3. (3) Act 26th June, 1834, sec. 1.

(0) Ibid. sec. 4. * The president located the offices in the two last districts pursuant to authority given by Act 19th February, 1831, which created them.

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ART. 1143. There shall be a land office at St. Louis, in the county of St. Louis, for all the lands within the following boundaries : Beginning on the Mississippi river, where the north line of township thirty-four north, intersects the same; thence, up and with the Mississippi river, to the mouth of Desmoin river; thence up and with the Desmoin to the north Indian boundary line; thence, west with the said boundary, to the west line of range ten west ; thence, south with said range line to the north line of township thirty-four, north ; thence, east with the said township line, to the place of beginning :(1)

1144. At Fayette, in Howard county, for all the lands lying within the following boundaries : Beginning at a point where the western line of range ten, west from the fifth principal meridian, intersects the north line of town. ship thirty-four; thence, west with said township line, to where the same in. tersects the Osage boundary line; thence, north with the Osage boundary line, to the Missouri river; thence, up and with the Missouri river, to the western Indian boundary line at the mouth of Kanzas river; thence, north with the said western Indian boundary line, to where the same shall inter. sect the northern Indian boundary line; thence, east with the said northern Indian boundary, to where the same shall intersect the aforesaid west line of range ten; thence, south with the said range line to the place of be. ginning :(2)

1145. At the town of Jackson, in the county of cape Girardeau, for ail the lands in the district bounded as follows: Beginning on the Mississippi river, where the north line of township fifteen north intersects the same; thence, up and with the Mississippi, to its intersection by the north line of township thirty-four north; thence, west with the said north line of township thirty-four, to the Osage boundary line; thence, south with the said boundary, to the north line of township fifteen ; thence, east with the said boundary line, to the place of beginning.(3) The western boundary of the said district shall be extended to the western boundary of the State of Mis. souri :(4)

1146. At Palmyra, for so much of the public lands included in the present district of St. Louis, as lies within the following boundaries : Beginning on the Mississippi ríver, between townships numbered forty-eight and fortynine; thence, west to the range line between ranges ten and eleven; thence, north to the township line between townships numbered fifty-two and fifty. three; thence, west to the range line between ranges thirteen and fourteen ; thence, north to the northern boundary line of the State of Missouri ; thence, east with the state line to the river Desmoines; thence, with the river Des. moines and the state line, to the Mississippi river; thence, with and down the Mississippi river to the place of beginning, so as to include all the islands

1818.

(1) Act 3d March, 1811.-Act Feb. 17, (2) Ibid.-Act 22d May, 1832.

(3) Act Feb. 17th, 1818.
(4) Act 4th May, 1826.

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