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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 district

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 to 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, 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 more to the 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 6 of the 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, anto 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.

(4) 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 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, &cz by town, and Port Pen, Appoquinimink, New Castle, Christiana Bridge, 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

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.

the case of

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

district courts. The cierks of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United the district

States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the first courts are not

day of August next, the clerks of the district courts of the United a grand jury, 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.

to summon

of the judge. APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

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,

, 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 Irınd 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. 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 virthe 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- quantity of land 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, &c:, to whose

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

ees such war soldier, 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 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,

No holder of which has been, or may be located, shall be permitted to withdraw or any warrant to

remove the same, and locate it on any other land, except in cases of be permitted to withdraw or re- eviction, in consequence of a legal judgment first obtained, from the move the same, whole or a part of the located land, or unless it be found to interfere and locate it in with a prior location and survey: nor shall any lands heretofore sold by

, except in cases

the United States, within the boundaries of said reservation, be subject of eviction. to location, by the holder of any such unlocated warrant: Provided, Proviso.

That no location shall, after the passage of this act, be made on lands 1832, ch. 57.

for which patents had previously issued, or which had been previously surveyed, nor shall any location be made on lands lying west of Ludlow's' line, and any patent which, nevertheless, may be obtained, contrary to the provisions of this section, shall be null and void.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

STATUTE I.

May 20, 1826. CHAP. CXXXIX.- - An Act appropriating a sum of money for the repair of TObsolete.]

the post-road from the Chatahoochie to Line Creek, in the state of Alabama. Repairs of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United the post-road in States of Americă, in Congress assembled, That the sum of six thousand country be- dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, for the repair of the tween Chata- post-road in the Indian country between the Chatahoochie and Line hoochie and

creek, in the state of Alabama, to be expended under the direction of the Postmaster General, and that it be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

Line Creek.

STATUTE I.
May 20, 1826. Chap. CXL.-An Act to perpetuate the evidence reluting to the sale of dwelling,

houses, lots, and lands, for the non-payment of direct taxes due the United

States. Duty of the Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Secretary of States of America, in Congress assembled, That, where sales shall have the Treasury, been made of any dwelling-houses, lots, or lands, to satisfy any direct where sales have been made taxes imposed thereon, by virtue of the laws of the United States, the to satisfy any di- Secretary of the Treasury shall, so far as practicable, cause such of the

books, and other documentary evidence relating to the assessment of posed thereon by virtue of the

such taxes, and to the advertising and sale of such houses, lots, and lands, lays of the for the non-payment thereof, as may remain in the hands of the assessors United States. and collectors, or their representatives, to be deposited, for safe keeping,

To cause evi- in the office of the clerk of the district court of the United States, dence of proceeding to be within whose district such houses, lots, and lands, may lie. preserved. APPROVED, May 20, 1826.

rect taxes im

STATUTE I.

May 22, 1826.

Chap. CXLVII.-An Act authorizing certain soldiers in the late war to sur1830, ch. 36. render the bounty lands drawn by them, and to locate others in lieu thereof. 1840, ch. 25. 1848, ch. 111,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Those, to

States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall and may be lawful whom bounty for any soldiers in the late war, or their heirs, to whom bounty lands have lands have been been patented, or may hereafter be patented, in the territory of ArkanArkansas, unfit sas, and which land is unfit for cultivation, and who have removed, or shall for cultivation, hereafter remove, to the said territory, with a view to actual settlement on io receive in

the lands by them drawn-in all such cases, where it shall be made to exchange, a like quantity on any appear, in such manner as the commissioner of the general land office

shall direct, to the satisfaction of the register and receiver of the proper of the unapprodistrict, that the land patented to them is unfit for cultivation, and on the priated lands in surrender of the patent to them granted, accompanied with such a release trict in said torof their interest as the commissioner of the general land office shall pre- ritory. scribe, such soldier, or his heirs, may locate and enter with the register 1853, ch. 8, of the land office, for the proper district, in the territory of Arkansas, according to the sectional and divisional lines, the like quantity on any of the unappropriated public lands in the military district in said territory; and upon such entry and location being made, it shall be the duty of the register to issue to the person so locating, a certificate speci

Duty of the fying the quarter or half section of land so located and entered; and it register. shall be the duty of the commissioner of the general land office, if he is Duty of the satisfied such certificate was fairly obtained, to issue a patent for the lands

commissioner of

the general so located, whenever the certificate aforesaid shall be presented to him land office. for that purpose. Provided, That before such certificate of location shall Proviso. be granted, the applicant shall satisfy the register and receiver that his interest in the land originally patented to him, has not been divested, either by his own acts, or by the operation of law, for taxes, or otherwise. And provided, also, That such surrender and re-location shall be made on or before the first day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty. But, der, &c., to be if said interest shall have been divested in either mode above mentioned, fore the 1st Jan. no title shall be acquired to the land subsequently patented.

1830, &c. APPROVED, May 22, 1826.

Such surren

STATUTE I. CAAP. CXLVIII.-An Act making appropriations to carry into effect the treaty May 22, 1826.

concluded between the United States and the Creek nation, ratified the twentysecond of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-six.

[Obsolete.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United AppropriaStates of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums ţion to carry

into the be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money not other

treaty between wise appropriated, to carry into effect the treaty concluded between the the United United States and the Creek nation, on the twenty-fourth of January, States and the

Creek nation. eighteen hundred and twenty-six, and ratified on the twenty-second of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, that is to say: For the payment Payment of of the sums to the chiefs and warriors of the Creek nation, stipulated in the sum to the the third article of the said treaty, in addition to an unexpended balance chiefs and warof one hundred and seventy thousand dollars, appropriated by the act of tion. the third of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, and which is March 3, 1825,

ch. 16. hereby directed to be used for the purpose of this act, forty-seven thousand six hundred dollars, both of which sums shall be paid to the chiefs of the Creek nation, to be divided among the chiefs and warriors of said nation, and that the same be done under the direction of the Secretary of War, in a full council of the nation convened upon notice for that purpose.

For the payment of the permanent annuity to the Creek nation, pro- Annuity to vided for by the fourth article of the said treaty, the sum of twenty thousand dollars. For the payment of the sum to the friends and followers of General

For the payM'Intosh, stipulated for in the ninth article of the said treaty, one hun

to the friends of dred thousand dollars.

Gen. M’Intosh. For the payment of the sum to the Creek nation, stipulated for by the

Payment

Creek nation. supplemental article to the said treaty, thirty thousand dollars. For carrying into effect the stipulations of the sixth, seventh, eighth,

For carrying

into effect the tenth, eleventh, and sixteenth articles, and to defray all other expenses

stipulations of attending the faithful execution of the provisions of said treaty, one hun- the treaty. dred and twenty thousand dollars.

APPROVED, May 22, 1826.

the Creek nation.

ment of the sum

to

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