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land office shall be established, which shall be office to be
kept at such place as the President of the established
United States may direct; and a register and for disposing
receiver of public monies shall be appointed land in terri-
for said office, who shall give security in the tory of Lou-
same manner, in the same sums and whose
compensations, emoluments, duties and au-
thority, shall in every respect be the same,
in relation to the lands which shall be dis-
posed of at their office, as are or may be
provided for by law in relation to the regis-
ter and receiver of public monies in the seve-
ral offices established for the disposal of the
lands of the United States, north west of the
river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky
riyer.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That Lands in ter-
the President of the United States be and he ritory of Lou-
is hereby authorised, whenever he shall offered for
think proper, to direct so much of the public sale.
lands lying in the territory of Louisiana, as
shall have been surveyed in conformity with
the eighth section of this act, to be offered for
sale. All such lands shall, with the excep.
tion of the section “ number sixteen," which
shall be reserved in each township for the sup-
port of schools within the same, with the ex
ception also of a tract reserved for the sup-
port of a seminary of learning, as provided
for by the seventh section of this act, and
with the exception also of the salt springs and
lead mines, and lands contiguous thereto ;
which, by the direction of the President of
the United States, may be reserved for the
future disposal of the said states, shall be of-
fered for sale to the highest bidder, under
the direction of the register of the land of-
fice and the receiver of public monies and of
the principal deputy surveyor, and on such

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, by public proclamation of the President of the United States, be designated for that purpose. The sales shall remain open for three weeks and no longer. The lands shall be sold for a price not less than that which has been or may be fixed by law for the public lands, north west of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river.

And shall in every other respect be sold in tracts of the same size, on the same terms and conditions, as have been or may be by law provided for the lands sold in the state of Ohio. The superintendents of the said public sales shall each receive six dollars for each day's attendance on the said sales. All the lands which have been thus offered for sale, at public sale, remaining unsold at the closing of the public sales, may be disposed of at private sale by the register of the land office, for the same price which iš or may be prescribed by law for the sale of public lands in the state of Ohio; Provided however, That till after the decision of Congress thereon, no tract of land shall be offered for sale, the claim to which has been in due time and according to law presented to the recorder of land titles in the district of Louisiana and filed in his office, for the purpose of being investigated by the commissioners oppointed for ascertaining the rights of persons claiming lands in the territory of Louisiana. And patents shall be obtained for all lands sold in the territory of Louisiana, in the same manner and on the same terms as is or may be provided by law for land sold in the state of Ohio.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the claim of the corporation of the city of New Orleans, to the common adjacent there

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to, and within six hundred yards from the
fortifications of the same, as confirmed by Claim of cor-
the act, entitled “ An açt respecting claims Orleans to be
to lands in the territories of Orleans and deemed
Louisiana,” shall be deemed valid, although valid.
the relinquishment of the said corporation
to any claim beyond the said distance of six
hundred yards was not made till after the
expiration of the period of six months pre-
scribed by the act last mentioned.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That
all the navigable rivers and waters in the ter- Reservation.
ritories of Orleans and Louisiana shall be
and forever remain public highways.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for Appropriathe purpose of carrying this act into effect, tion. which sum shall be paid out of unappropriated monies in the treasury:

Sec. 14. And be it further enucted, That the act entitled “ An act providing for the final adjustment of claims to lands, and for the sale of the public lands in the territories of Orleans and Louisiana," approved February the sixteenth, eighteen hundred and ele- Repealing i ven, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

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

JOHN POPE,
President of the Senate, pro tempore.
March 3, 1811.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

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TREATY

BETWEEN

THE U. STATES AND THE GREAT AND LIT.

TLE OSAGE NATIONS OF INDIANS,

CONCLUDED AND SIGNED AT

FORT CLARK, ON THE 10th NOV. 1808

JAMES MADISON,

President of the United States of America,

TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRE.

SENTS, GREETING :....

WHEREAS, a treaty between the United States and the Great and Little Osage nations of Indians, was concluded and signed at Fort Clark, on the right bank of the Missouri, in the territory of Louisiana, on the tenth day of November, eighteen hundred and eight, which treaty is in the words following, to wit:

ARTICLES of a treaty made and concluded at Fort Clark, on the right bank of the Missouri, about five miles above the Fire Prai. rie, in the territory of Louisiana, the tenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight, between Peter Chouteau, esquire, agent for the Osage, and specially commissioned and instructed to enter into the same by his excellency Meri.

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