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Supplementary Act Creating the State of Ohio.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sections of land heretofore promised for the use of schools, in lieu of such of the sections No. 16, as have been otherwise disposed of, shall be selected by the Secretary of the Treasury, out of the unappropriated reserved sections in the inost contiguous townships.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That one complete township in the state of Ohio, and district of Cincinnati, or so much of any one complete township within the same, as may then remain unsold, together with as many adjoining sections as shall have been sold in the said township, so as to make in the whole thirty-six sections, to be located under the direction of the legislature of the said state, on or before the first day of October next, with the register of the land office in Cincinnati, be, and the same is hereby vested in the legislature of the State of Ohio, for the puropse of establishing an academy, in lieu of the township already granted for the same purpose, by virtue of the act entitled "An act authorizing the grant and conveyance of certain lands to John Cleves Symmes and his associates:" Provided, however, that the same shall revert to the United States, if, within five years after the passing of this act, a township shall have been secured for the purpose, within the boundary of the patent granted by virtue of the above-mentioned act, to John Cleves Symmes, and his associates.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the attorney-general for the time being, be directed and authorized to locate and accept from the said John Cleves Symmes, and his associates, any one complete township within the boundaries of the said patent, so as to secure the same for the purpose of establishing an academy, in conformity to the provisions of the said patent, and in case of noncompliance, to take, or direct to be taken, such measures as will compel an execution of the trust: Provided, however, that John Cleves Symmes and his associates shall be released from the said trust, and the said township shall vest in them, or any of them, in fee simple, upon payment into the treasury of the United States, of fifteen thousand three hundred and sixty dollars, with interest from the date of the above-mentioned patent, to the day of such payment.

APPROVED MARCH 3, 1803.

THE ACT OF CONGRESS RECOGNIZING THE STATE OF

OHIO AS A MEMBER OF THE UNION.

(February 19, 1803.)

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUE EXECUTION OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED

STATES, WITHIN THE STATE OF OHIO.

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HEREAS, The people of the eastern division of the territory

northwest of the river Ohio, did, on the twenty-ninth day of

November, one thousand eight hundred and two, form for

themselves a constitution and state government, and did give to the said state the name of the “State of Ohio,” in pursuance of an act of Congress, entitled "An act to enable the people of the Eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio, to form a constitution and state government, and for admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original states, and for other purposes," whereby the said state has become one of the United States of America; in order therefore to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States within the said state of Ohio:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the laws of the United States which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the said state of Ohio, as elsewhere within the United States. SEC. 2.

Be it further enacted, That the said state shall be one district, and be called the Ohio district; and a district court shall be held therein, to consist of one judge, who shall reside in the said district, and be called a district judge. He shall hold at the seat of government of the said state,* three sessions annually, the first to commence on the first Monday in June next, and the two other sessions progressively on the like Monday of every fourth calendar month afterwards, and he shall in all things have and exercise the same jurisdiction and powers which are by law given to the judge of the Kentucky district: he shall appoint a clerk for the said district, who, shall reside and keep the records of the court at the place of holding the same, and shall receive for the services performed by him, the same fees to which the clerk of the Kentucky district is entitled for similar services.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to the judge of the said district court, the annual compensation of one thous

*By the act of March 26, 1810, the time for holding the district court in the district of Ohio, was changed from the terms and dates above given, to "the second Mondays of September and January annually.”

Act of Congress Recognizing Ohio as a Member of the Union.

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and dollars, to commence from the date of his appointment, to be paid quarter-yearly at the treasury of the United States.

Be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed in the said district, a person learned in the law, to act as attorney for the United States, who shall, in addition to his stated fees, be paid by the United States, two hundred dollars annually, as a full compensation for all extra services.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That a marshal shall be appointed for the said district, who shall perform the same duties, be subject to the same regulations and penalties, and be entitled to the same fees as are prescribed to marshals in other districts, and shall moreover be entitled to the sum of two hundred dollars annually, as a compensation for all extra services.

APPROVED February 19, 1803.

ACT OF CONGRESS ORDERING THE DESIGNATION BY A NEW SURVEY, OF THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN

BOUNDARIES OF OHIO.

(May 20, 1812.)

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ACCER

TAIN AND DESIGNATE CERTAIN BOUNDARIES.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled, That the surveyor general, under the direction of the President of the United

States be, and he is hereby authorized and required (as soon as the consent of the Indians can be obtained), to cause to be surveyed, marked and designated, so much of the western and northern boundaries of the state of Ohio, which have not already been ascertained, as divides said state from the territories of Indiana and Michigan, agreeably to the boundaries as established by the act entitled, "An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original states, and for other purposes," passed April thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and two; and to cause to be made a plat or plan of so much of the boundary line as runs from the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan to Lake Erie, particularly noting the place where said line intersects the margin of said lake, and to return the same when made to Congress: Provided, that the whole expense of surveying and marking the said boundary lines shall not exceed five dollars for every mile that shall be actually surveyed and marked, which shall be paid out of the monies appropriated for defraying the expense of surveying the public lands.

APPROVED May 20, 1812.

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