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in that state, for the purposes of locating and fixing the seat of justice in Gallatin, a tract said county, a tract not exceeding one hundred acres of the tract of land, of land. situate in said county, and granted to said state, for the use thereof, by the act of the eighteenth of April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, entitled “ An act to enable the people of the Illinois territory to form a con- Act of April stitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into 1818, ch. 67. the Union, on an equal footing with the original states," any restriction in said act of Congress to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

Chap. CXXVI.-An Act to enable the President to hold treaties wilh certuin May 20, 1826. Indian tribes.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United AppropriaStates of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of fifteen thou- tion to defray sand dollars, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise holding treaties

the expenses of appropriated, shall be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, to defray the with the Miami expense of holding treaties with the Miami and Potawatami tribes of and Potawata

mi Indians, &c. Indians, and any other tribes claiming lands in the state of Indiana.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

Chap. CXXVII.-An Act allowing fees to the district attorney of Missouri. May 20, 1826.

Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United A fee of six States of America, in Congress assembled, That there be allowed to the dollars to be al.

lowed the atattorney of the United States, for the district of Missouri, a fee of six

torney for the dollars in each case now pending, or hereafter to be by him prosecuted district of Mison behalf of the United States, to be paid by the unsuccessful party, in souri. addition to the salary and compensation allowed by law : Provided, Proviso. That the fees herein provided for shall not be taxed on any suit now commenced, or to be commenced, or any petition filed, or to be filed, in

Act of May relation to the confirmation of land claims, in Missouri, under the provi- 173.

26, 1824, ch. sions of the act of the twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, as a compensation to the said 250 dollars district attorney, in all cases in which he has already prosecuted suits, to be allowed for the United States, to judgment, he shall receive the sum of two from the trea

and paid him, hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid to him by the proper officer of the sury. Treasury Department.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

CHAP. CXXVIII.-An Act supplementary to An act providing for the disposition May 20, 1826.

of three several tracts of land in Tuscarawas county, in the state of Ohio, and
for other purposes,” passed the twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred
and twenty-four.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Act of May

26, 1824, ch. States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

174, Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to adopt such measures as, The proviin his judgment, the interests of the United States, and the parties con- sions of the acı

to be carried cerned, may require, for the purpose of carrying into full and complete into effect. effect the provisions of the act to which this is a supplement, and the intentions of Congress, as expressed in said act.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

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STATUTE I.
May 20, 1826. CRAP, CXXIX. - An Act to alter the time of holding the district courts in the

district of North Carolina. Act of Feb. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 4, 1807, ch. 5. Act of March

States of America, in Congress assembled, l'hat the district courts of 9, 1808, ch. 29. the United States for the district of North Carolina, shall, after the pass

Act of May ing of this act, commence and be holden on the following days, instead 20,1812, ch. 17. of the times heretofore established by law, that is to say: At Edenton,

Time of holding the district in and for the district of Albemarle, on the third Monday of April and courts of the October; at Newbern, in and for the district of Pamptico, on the ThursUnited States

day next after the third Monday of April and October; and at Wilmington, for the district of North Caro

in and for the district of Cape Fear, on the fourth Monday of April and lina, changed. October.

All suits, &c., Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all suits, actions, writs, pro&ca. to be process, and other proceedings, commenced or to commence, or which shall

with, as if no change

be now pending in any of the district courts of the district of North had taken Carolina, as heretofore established, shall be returnable to, heard, tried, place. and proceeded with, in the said district courts, in the same manner as if

the time for holding thereof had not been changed.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE ).
May 20, 1826. CHAP. CXXX. — An Act supplementary to the act, entitled " An act to incorporate

the inhabitants of the city of Washington, and to repeal all acts heretofore passed

for that purpose," passed fifteenth May, eighteen hundred and twenty. 15th sec. of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United the act of May States of America, in Congress assembled, That the fifteenth section 15, 1820, ch. 104, extended.

of the act of the fifteenth of May, eighteen hundred and twenty, to which this is a supplement, shall be so construed as to extend the provisions of said section as well to public open spaces as to public squares or reservations,

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

May 20, 1826. Chap. CXXXI.- An Act altering the times of holding the courts in the District of

Columbia. (a) Time of hold.

Be it cnacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United ing the circuit States of America in Congress assembled, That the circuit court for court, for the

Washington county, in the District of Columbia, shall, hereafter, comcounty of Washington and Alex. mence and be held, on the first Monday of December, and first Monday andria counties, of May, in each year, instead of the days now fixed by law; and the in the District of Columbia,

circuit court, for the county of Alexandria, in the said district, on the changed.

first Monday of November, and the second Monday of April, instead of
the days now fixed by law; and that all process whatsoever, now issued,
or which may be issued, in the respective counties of Washington and
Alexandria, in said district, returnable to the days respectively, now
fixed by law, for each of the said counties, shall be returnable, and
returned on the days prescribed by this act; and causes, recognisances,
pleas, and proceedings, civil and criminal, returnable to, and depending
before, the said courts, at the respective times of holding the same, as
heretofore established, shall be returned and continued, in the same
counties, respectively, in the same manner as if the said causes, recog-
nisances, pleas, and proceedings, had been regularly returned or con-
tinued to the said respective times appointed by this act for holding the
said courts.
APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

(a) Act of May 13, 1824, ch. 66.

STATUTE I. CHAP. CXXXII.-An Act to fix the time of holding the circuit and district courts

May 20, 1826. of the United States in the district of Ohio. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United The time of States of America, in Congress assembled, That the circuit court of the holding the cir:

cuit and district United States within and for the district of Ohio, instead of the time now courts of the fixed by law, shall hereafter be held on the second Monday of July, and the United States, fourth Monday of December, in each year; and the district court of the for the districi

of Ohio, United States, in and for said district, shall hereafter be held on the Mon

changed, &c. days next succeeding the times herein fixed for holding the circuit court; and all suits and matters of every kind returnable to, or pending in, either of said courts, shall be held io be returnable and continued to the terms of said courts herein provided for.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

Chap.CXXXIII. An Act to aid certain Indians of the Creek Nation in their re- May 20, 1826. moval to the west of the Mississippi.

[Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United United States States of America, in Congress assembled, That the United States will to give to each give to each warrior of the nation of Creek Indians, who shall, at any Creek nation,

warrior of the time within two years, remove to the west of the Mississippi, according who shall withto article six, in the treaty made and concluded at Washington City, on in two years rethe 26th day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, be move to the

west of tween the United States and the Creek Indians, one rifle gun and am- Mississippi acmunition, a butcher knife, one blanket, one brass kettle, and one beaver cording to artitrap; and shall further aid them with provisions on the way, and with cle of the

treaty of Jan. transportation across the Mississippi river, and other streams; and fur- 26, 1826, one nish them with provisions for their support for one year after their rifle gun, &c. arrival in the country which may be set apart for them, to the westward of the territory of Arkansas or state of Missouri; and the United States will pay to all such emigrants, the actual value of all the improvements left by them, and which are of a nature to add to the real value of the land, which is to be ascertained by a commissioner appointed by the President of the United States for that purpose, and paid for as soon as practicable after the passage of this act, not exceeding twenty thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the agent to be appointed Agent apto accompany and reside with the aforesaid emigrating Creeks, according company them,

pointed to acto article eight of the treaty last above mentioned, shall receive an annual to receive 1500 salary of fifteen hundred dollars. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be delivered to

There is to be the said agent in each and every year, a fair and full proportion of all the delivered to the annuities heretofore stipulated to be paid to the Creek Indians according said agent, an,

, fair and to the number of emigrants who may remove; and, to enable the gov, full proportion ernment to divide the annuities fairly, the said agents shall make annual of annuities returns of the whole number of such emigrants; and the amount to be heretofore paid under the ninth article of the treaty aforesaid, may be extended to stipulated to be

paid to the any number of emigrants over and above three thousand persons. Creek Indians.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, for the purpose of making The agent is known the beneficial objects of the government, and for carrying into to reside with effect the objects of this act, the agent to be appointed to reside with the emigrating

Creeks, &c. the emigrating Creeks, shall have full liberty, for the space of two years, to go among the Indians of the Creek nation, and explain to them the policy of the government, and to give to such individuals, families, and

dollars per annum.

(a) See notes of the acts passed relating to the circuit and district courts in Ohio. Act of March 4, 1820, ch. 21.

60,000 dollars appropriated to carry this act into effect.

parties, as may determine, from time to time, all the aids which are contemplated by this act; and shall designate a proper place at which the emigrants may cross the Mississippi river; and shall establish depots of provisions at one or more places, under the care of suitable persons, to support them on their march.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of sixty thousand dollars to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, shall be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to defray the expense of carrying this act into effect.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.
May 20, 1926. CHAP. CXXXIV.-An Act to allow the transportation of goods, wares, and mer.

chandise, to and from Philadelphia and Baltimore, by the way of Lancuster

and York, or by the mail-route. Any goods, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United &c., which law. States of America, in Congress assembled, That any goods, wares, and fully might be transported to merchandise, which lawfully might be transported to or from the city or from Phila- of Philadelphia and Baltimore, by the way of Elkton, Bohemia or Frenchdelphia, &c., by town, and Port Pen, Appoquinimink, New Castle, Christiana Bridge, the way of Élka ton, &c., shall Newport or Wilmington, or to and from the city of Philadelphia and be entitled to Baltimore, by the way of Appoquinimink and Sassafras river, shall, and &c., existing in may be, lawfully transported to and from the city of Philadelphia and the case of

Baltimore, by the way of Lancaster and York, or by the mail-route, and goods, &c., shall be entitled to all the benefits and advantages, and shall be subject transported by

to all the provisions, regulations, limitations, and restrictions, existing in any of the routes above men

the case of goods, wares, and merchandise, transported by any of the tioned.

routes before mentioned.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

May 20, 1826. Chap. CXXXV.-

An Act to enable the President of the United States to hold a (Obsolete.)

treaty with the Choctaw and Chicasaw nations of Indians. Appropriation to defray

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United the expenses of States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of twenty a treaty with thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to defray the the Choctaw and Chicasaw

expenses of treating with the Choctaw and Chicasaw nations of Indians, nations of In- for the purpose of extinguishing their titles to lands within the limits of dians.

the state of Mississippi. The said sum (to] be paid out of any money

in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Commission- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, for the purpose of negotiaers to be ap- ting said treaty on the part of the United States, the President shall be, pointed.

and he is hereby, authorized to appoint commissioners after the adjoumment of the present session of Congress, or at an earlier period, if practicable, and to fix their compensation, so as not to exceed what has been heretofore allowed for like services.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

May 20, 1826.

The cierks of the district courts are not to summon a grand jury,

Chap. CXXXVI.-An Act to regulate the summoning of grand jurors, in the

district courts. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the first day of August next, the clerks of the district courts of the United States shall not issue a process to summon, or cause to be returned to

any session of the said courts, a grand jury, unless by special order of the unless by order district judge.

of the judge. APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

in Monroe

Chap. CXXXVII.-An Act declaring valid and legalizing certain sales of land May 20, 1826.

in the state of Mississippi. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Lands lying States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sales of lands lying

county, Missisin Monroe county, in the state of Mississippi, which have been sold at sippi, which the land offices of Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa, since the thirtieth of have been sold October, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, are hereby legalized and since: Oct., 1822,

, &c. declared valid, as though made at the proper land offices; and that patents be issued for them, in the same manner as for other lands sold at the land offices at Huntsville and Tuscaloosa.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I. CHAP. CXXXVIII.-An Act to extend the time for locating Virginia military Icind May 20, 1826. warrunts, and returning surveys thereon to the general land office.

1830, ch. 73. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

1852, ch. 114:

1823, ch. 39. States of America, in Congress assembled, That the officers and soldiers

Officers, &c., of the Virginia line, on the continental establishment, their heirs or of the Virginia assigns, entitled to bounty lands within the tract of country reserved by line, on the

continental esthe state of Virginia, between the Little Miami and Sciota rivers, shall

tablishment, enbe allowed until the first day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, titled to bounty to obtain warrants, and until the first day of June, eighteen hundred and lands, to be al.

lowed until 1st thirty-two, to complete their locations, and until the first day of June, June, 1829, to

, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, to return their surveys and warrants, obtain waror certified copies thereof, to the commissioner of the general land office, rants, &c. and to obtain patents: Provided, That no location shall be made by Proviso. virtue of any warrant obtained after the first day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, and no patent shall issue in consequence of any location made after the first day of June, eighteen hundred and thirtytwo; And provided also, That no patent shall be obtained, on any such Proviso. warrant, unless there be produced, to the Secretary of War, satisfactory evidence that such warrant was granted for services which, by the laws of Virginia, passed prior to the cession of the north-western territory, would have entitled such officer, or soldier, his heirs or assigns, to bounty lands; and also a certificate of the register of the land office of Virginia, that no warrant has issued from the said land office for the same services.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no patent shall be issued, No patent to by virtue of the preceding section, for a greater quantity of land than be issued by vir

tue of the prethe rank, or term of service, of the officer or soldier to whom or to ceding section, whose heirs or assigns such warrant has been granted, would have enti- for a greater tled him to, under the aforesaid laws of Virginia; and whenever it ap- than the rank of pears, to the Secretary of War, that the survey made by virtue of any of term of service the aforesaid warrants, is for a greater quantity of land than the officer of the officer, or soldier is entitled to for his services, the Secretary of War shall

certify, &eto whose

heirs or assignon each survey, the amount of such surplus quantity, and the officer or

ees such warsoldier, his heirs or assigns, shall have leave to withdraw his survey from rant has been the office of the Secretary of War, and re-survey his location, excluding granted, would

have entitled such surplus quantity, in one body, from any part of his re-survey, and a him to, &c. patent shall issue upon such re-survey, as in other cases.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no holder of any warrant,

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