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CHAPTER XXV.
AN ACT in addition to the Act to regulate the

laying out and making a road from Cumberland

in the state of Maryland, to the state of Ohio." BE

E it enacted by the Senate and House of America, in Congress assembled, That in ad. Specific ap. dition to the unexpended balance of the sum propriation. heretofore appropriated for the laying out and making a road from Cumberland, in the state of Maryland, to the state of Ohio, the sum of sixty thousand dollars, be, and the same is hereby 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 sixty thousand dollars, shall be paid 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, passed 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 north west 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."

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

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

President of the Senate.
February 14, 1810.
APPROVED

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XXVI.

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AN ACT for the relief of John N. Stout.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the treasury, be, and they are hereby authorised and directed to settle the account of John N. Stout, keeper of the jail of Fleming county, in the state of Kentucky, and allow him the legal fees for maintaining George Barnaby, while in his custody, as a prisoner committed to the jail of said county, by virtue of an execution issued from the court of the United States for the district of Kentucky, and that they pay the sum which may be found due to the said John N. Stout, 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.
February 14, 1810.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XXVII.

AN ACT authorising the discharge of William

Hawkins from his imprisonment.
BE E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of
Americâ, in Congress assembled, That the

marshal for the district of Maine, be, and he is hereby authorised and directed to discharge William Hawkins from his imprisonment, upon an execution issued against him. in behalf of the United States: Provided, That the said William Hawkins shall pay and satisfy all the costs that have arisen on the part of the United States in the said

prosecution, and shall assign and convey all the estate, real and personal, which he may own, or be entitled to, to some person for the use and benefit of the United States, under the direction of the secretary of the treasury : And provided also, That any estate, real or personal, which the said William Hawkins may hereafter acquire, shall be liable to be taken and sold, in the same manner as if he had never been imprisoned and discharged, as aforesaid.

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

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

President of the Senate.
February 20, 1810.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

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CHAPTER XXVIII.

AN ACT to prescribe the mode in which application

shall be made for the purchase of land at the several land offices; and for the relief of foab Garret.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of

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

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and after the first day of June next, every <scribed for

person making application at any of the land the purchase at private sale offices of the United States, for the purchase of the public at private sale of a tract of land, shall pro

duce to the register a memorandum in wri. ting, describing the tract, which he shall enter by the proper number of the section, half section, or quarter, (as the case may be) and of the township and range subscribing his name thereto, which memorandum the register shall file and preserve in his office.

Sec 2. And be it further enacted, That Joab Garret, Joab Garret shall be permitted to withdraw

his entry, made on the second day of Sepdraw his en

tember, one thousand eight hundred and
seven, at the land office at Vincennes, from
the north-west quarter section, number two,
township number seven, south range num-
ber seven west; and the money paid by him
on the said entry, shall be placed to his cre-
dit, on any purchase he shall or may have
made of public land in the same district.

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

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

President of the Senate.
February 24, 1810.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

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CHAPTER XIX.
AN ACT further to provide for the refugees from

the British provinces of Canada and Nova Sco-
tia, and for other purposes.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of

America, in Congress assembled, That all
persons having claims under the resolutions Refugees

from Canada of Congress, passed the twenty-third day and Nova of April, one thousand seven hundred and Scotia, to eighty three, and the thirteenth of April

, claims to land one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, to the war ofas refugees from the British provinces of Ca. fice. nada and Nova Scotia, shall transmit to the war-office, within two years after the passing of this act, a just and true account of their claims to the bounty of Congress.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no other person shall be entitled to the bene. Who entitled fits of the provisions of this act, than those to the benefits of the following descriptions, or their widows sions of this and heirs, viz. First, Those heads of fami. act. lies and single persons, not members of any such families, who were residents in one of the provinces aforesaid, prior to the fourth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, and who abandoned their settlements, in consequence of having given aid to the united colonies or states, in the revolutionary war, against Great Britain, or with intentior to give such aid, and continued in the United States, or in their service during the said war, and did not return to reside in the dominions of the king of Great Britain, prior to the twenty-fifth day of November, one thousand seven hundred and eighty three. Secondly, The widows and heirs of all such persons as were actually residents as aforesaid, who abandoned their settlements as aforesaid, and died within the United States, or in their service during the said war; and thirdly, All persons who were members of families at the time of their coming into the United States, and who during the war entered into their service.

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