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Where to be the holders or proprietors thereof, prior to
located.

the first day of October, one thousand eight
hundred and thirteen, on any unlocated parts
of the fifty quarter townships and the frac-
tional quarter townships, reserved by law
for original holders of military land warrants.

J. B. VARNUM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ANDREW GREGG,

President of the Senate, pro tempore
December 19, 1809.
APPROVED),

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XXI.

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AN ACT"

for the relief of William and Elias Rector.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, That the
accounting officers of the treasury, be autho-
rised to settle the claim of William and Elias
Rector, at a sum not exceeding three dol-
lars per mile, for the lines which bound each
survey, whether separate or adjoining other
claims, for each survey which they have
made, or may hereafter make, under the au-
thority of the United States, of the private
claims of the Kaskaskia district, or Illinois
territory, claimed by virtue of French or
British grants, legally and fully made and
executed, or by virtue of grants issued un-
der the authority of former acts of Congress,
by either of the governors of North West,
(now Ohio) or Indiana territories, and which

had already been surveyed by a person au-
thorised to execute such survey.

J. B. VARNUM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO: CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
December 28, 1809.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XXII.

AN ACT to revive and continue in force for a fur.

ther time, the first section of the act, entitled
" An act further to protect the commerce and
seamen of the United

States, against the Barba-
ry powers.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, That so

Revival and much of the act passed on the twenty-fifth continuance day of March, one thousand eight hundred in force of and four, entitled “ An act further to protect tion of the the commerce and seamen of the United act creating States, against the Barbary powers,

ranean fund. contained in the first section of the said act, (and which was revived and continued in force, for the time therein mentioned, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and continue in force, for a further time, the first section of the act, entitled ' An act further to pro. tect the commerce and seamen of the United States, against the Barbary powers,” passed the tenth day of January, one thousand eight

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hundred and nine,) be, and the same hereby
is revived and continued in force, until the
fourth day of March, one thousand eight
hundred and eleven: Provided however, That
the additional duty laid by the said section,
shall be collected on all such goods, wares
and merchandise, liable to pay the same, as
shall have been imported previous to that
day.

J. B. VARNUM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO: CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
January 12, 1810.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON,

CHAPTER XXIII.
AN ACT to extend certain privileges therein men-

tioned to Joseph Joshua Dyster.
BE

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That two years residence as required by an act, entitled “ An act to extend the privilege of obtaining patents for useful discoveries and inventions, to certain persons therein mentioned; and to enlarge and define the penalties for violating the right of patentees,” shall not be required of Joseph Joshua Dyster, to enable him to obtain a patent for any discovery he has made in constructing iron bridges, and applicable to other architectu

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ral purposes; but he shall obtain a patent
therefor on his conforming to the other re-
quisitions of said act.

J. B. VARNUM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO: CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
February 5, 1810.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XXIV.

IN ACT for the relief of Harry Caldwell and Amasa

Jackson, Jeremiah Reynolds and Levin Jones.

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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 brig Joseph Ricketson, owned by Harry Relief in th Caldwell and Amasa Jackson, which on or cases of Caldabout the twenty-fifth day of July last, at

well, Jackson,

Reynolds and Kingston, in the island of Jamaica, took on Jones. board three refugees, from the island of Cuba with their domestic slaves, six in number, and landed them at New Orleans; and that the schooner Victory, owned by Jeremiah Reynolds, who, about the latter end of September last, at Curracoa, took on board a number of French emigrants from the said island of Cuba, with their domestic slaves, six in number, and landed them also at New Orleans, which said vessels were seiz:

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ed, together with their effects, and libelled, for a violation of an act, entitled “ An act to prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place of the United States, from and after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eight,” be, and they are hereby severally released from the seizures aforesaid. And that the schooner Wolfe, of Baltimore, owned and commanded by Levin Jones, which vessel was seized some time in October last, at Norfolk, in Virginia, on account of hav. ing brought from Charleston, in South Ca. rolina, to that place, certain French slaves, nineteen in number, without previously complying with the requisites enjoined by the ninth and tenth sections of the act aforesaid, be, and she is hereby also released from the seizure.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Remission of all penalties or forfeitures, which may have all penalties been incurred either by the captains or owntures in these ers of said vessels, in consequence of the

violation of any of the provisions of the act
referred to in the first section, be, and the
same are hereby remitted.

J. B. VARNUM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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GEO: CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.

February 5, 1810.
APPROVED

JAMES MADISON,

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