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cretary of the treasury be, and he hereby is authorised to allow such reasonable compensation as he shall deem adequate, for the services of each of those persons who took, under his direction, in pursuance of an act, entitled “ An act further to alter and amend 'An act providing for the third census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States," an account of the several manufacturing establishments and manufactures within their several districts : Provided however, That no. thing herein contained shall authorise the secretary of the treasury to expend out of the fund already appropriated for taking the enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, a sum exceeding thirty thousand dollars.
J. B. VARNUM,
President of the Senate pro tempore. March 3, 1811.
AN ACT in addition to the act to regulate the laya
ing out and making a road from Cumberland, in the state of Maryland, to the state of Ohio.
E-it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That in addi
Additional appaopria. tion.
tion to the unexpended balance of the sum heretofore appropriated for laying out and ma. king a road from Cumberland in the state of Maryland, to the state of Ohio, the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and to be expended under the direction of the President of the United States, in making said road between Cumberland in the state of Maryland, and Brownsville in the state of Pennsylvania, commencing at Cumberland; which sum of fifty thousand dollars shall be replaced out of the fund reserved for laying out and making roads to the state of Ohio, by virtue of the seventh section of an act pass. ed on the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two, 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."
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That President the President of the United States be, and he may permit is hereby authorised and empowered to permit deviations from courses
es such deviations from the courses run and es. heretofore tablished by the commissioners under the au.
thority of “ An act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland in the state of Maryland, to the state of Ohio," as in his opinion shall be deemed expedient: Provided, That no deviation shall be made.
from the principal points established on said
J. B. VARNUM,
President of the Senate, pro tempore. March 3, 1811.
AN ACT providing for the final adjustment of claims
to lands, and for the sale of the public lands in the territories af Orleans and Louisiana, and to repeal the act passed for the same purpose, and approved February sixteenth, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following allowances and compensations shall and compenbe made to the several officers appointed for sations. the purpose of ascertaining the rights of persons claiming lands in the territories of Orleans and Louisiana; which allowances and compensations shall be in full for all their ser. vices, including those rendered since their salaries respectively ceased; that is to say : To each of the commissioners, and to each of the clerks of the boards, fifty cents for each
claim, duly filed according to law, which remained undecided on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and nine, and on which a decision has been made subsequent to that day, or shall hereafter be made, whe. ther such decision be infavor of, or against the ** claim : which allowance of fiftv cents shall be paid at the treasury of the United States, from time to time, and on receipt of the transcripts of the decisions and of the reports of claims not finally confirmed, as the same may be transmitted by the boards respectively to the secretary of the treasury according to law. To each of the said commissioners and clerks a further allowance of five hundred dollars, to be paid after the completion of the business of: each of the boards respectively to the officers, then in office. And to each of the translators, at the rate of six hundred dollars a year, and not to exceed in the whole teach the term of eighteen months: Provided always, That the abovementioned allowance of fifty cents for each claim decided upon, shall not be made any
of the commissioners who may be ab. sent at the time of such decision; the atten. dance of each to be certified by the clerk, or by a majority of the board : And provided also, That no allowance shall be made to any agent heretofore employed by the secretary of the treasury for any period of time, subsequent to the time when such agent ceased to act, or when the board ceased to receive evi dence.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the two principal deputy surveyors of the territo, ry of Orleans shall
, and they are hereby au. thorised, in surveying and dividing such of
the public lands in the said territory, which are or may be authorised to be surveyed and divided, as are adjacent to any river, lake, creek, bayou, or water course, to vary the mode heretofore prescribed by law, so far as relates to the contents of the tracts, and to the angles and boundary lines, and to lay out the same into tracts as far as practicable, of fifty-eight poles in front and four, hundred and sixty-five poles in depth; of such shape, and bounded by such lines as the nature of the country will render practicable; and most convenient: Provided however, that such deviations from the ordinary mode of surveying shall be made with the approbation of, and in conformity with the general instructions which may be given to that effect, by the surveyor of the public lands south of the state of Tennessee.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That Land offices for the disposal of the lands of the United to be estabStates, lying in the Eastern land district of lished at the territory of Orleans, a land office shall and Opelousbe established at New Orleans; and that for ass, &c. the disposal of the lands of the United States, lying south of Red river, in the Western land district of the territory of Orleans, a land office shall be established at Opelousas; and that for the disposal of the lands of the United States, lying north of Red river, in the Western land district of the territory of Orleans, a land office shall be established, which shall be kept at such place as the President of the United States may direct. The register of the Western land district of the territory of Orleans shall act as register of the land office of Opelousas, andas one of the commissioners for ascertaining the rights of persons claiming lands in any part of the