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same manner, and on the same conditions, as is provided by the act aforesaid, for ves. sels owned by citizens of the United States; any thing in the said act, or in the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, or in any of the several acts supplementary thereto, to the contrary notwithstanding.

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

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

President of the Senate.
May 30, 1809.
APPROVED

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER II.

AN ACT making further appropriations to complete

the fortifications commenced for the security of the ports and harbors of the United States, and to e. rect such fortifications as may be necessary for the protection of the northern and western frontiers of the United States.

BE

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of

America, in Congress assembled, That for Specific ap

the purpose of completing the fortifications propriation. commenced for the security of the sea port

towns and harbors of the United States, and territories thereof; and for erecting such for

tifications as may, in the opinion of the President of the United States, be deemed ne. cessary for the protection of the northern and western frontiers, there be and hereby is appropriated the sum of seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be paid out of any monies in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

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

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

President of the Senate.
June 14, 1809.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER III.

AN ACT authorising the appointment of an agent

for the land office at Kaskaskia, and allowing compensation to the commissioners and clerk.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

America, in Congress assembled, That the secretary of the treasury be, and he is here. by authorised to employ an agent, whose compensation shall not exceed five hundred dollars in full for all his services, for the pur. pose of appearing before the board of commissioners for adjusting the claims to land

in the Kaskaskia district, in behalf of the United States, to investigate the claims for land, and to oppose all such as he may deem fraudulent and unfounded.

Sec. 2. And be it further cnacted, That five hundred dollars shall be allowed to each of the said commissioners and to the clerk of the board, as compensation for their servi, ces, rendered in the year one thousand eight húncred and eight.

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

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

President of the Senate. June 15, 1809.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON,

CHAPTER IV.

AN ACT supplementary to an act, entitled An act

muking appropriations for carrying into effect a trcaty between the United States and the Chickasaw tribe of Indians ; and to establish a land of jice in the Ilississippi territory."

DE it enacted by the Senate and House of

D Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That so much of the lands ceded to the United States by the Cherokee and Chickasaw In. dians, as lies within the Mississippi territory,

and for which a land office was directed to Lands cedei

h by the Cherobe established, by the second section of the act to which this act is a supplement, shall, to be offered

for sale. with the exception of section number sixteen in each township, which shall be reserved for Reservations, the use of schools within the same, and with &c. &c. the exception of the salt springs 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 United States, be offered for sale to the highest bidder, under the direction of the regis. ter of the land office and of the receiver of public monies, at the place where the land. office is established ; and on the day or days which shall have been designated by procla. mation of the President of the United States for that purpose, the sales shall remain open for six weeks, and no longer; the lands shall not be sold for less than two dollars an acre, and shall be sold in tracts of the same size, and in all respects on the same terms and conditions as have been or may be by law provided for the sale of the other public lands in the Mississippi territory. All the lands of the United States in the said district, with the exceptions abovementioned, remaining unsold at the close of the public sales, may be disposed of at private sale, by the register of the land office, in the same manner, under the same regulations, for the same price, and on the same terms and conditions as are or may be provided by law, for the sale of the lands of the United States in the Mississippi territory; and patents shall be obtained for lands sold in said district, in the same manner, and on the same terms as are provided

sales.

by law for other public lands sold in the Mississippi territory.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That

the superintendents of the public sales, diCompensa rected by this act, shall each receive six dol. tion to superintendents of lars a day, for every day's attendance on the said sales.

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

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

President of the Senate.
June 15, 1809.
APPROVED

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER V.

AN AG F' to continue in force An act declaring the

assent of Congress to a certain act of the state of South Carolina, passed the twenty-first of December, one thousand eight hundred and four.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the act of the twenty-eighth of March, one thousand eight hundred and six, entitled An act declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the state of South Carolina, pass. ed on the twenty-first day of December one thousand eight hundred and four, so far as the same relates to authorising the city council of Charleston to impose and collect

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