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1819, ch. 98, to act, entitled “ An act providing for the correction of errors in makingenextend to cases where patents
tries of lands at the land offices," approved March third, one thousand have issued or eight hundred and nineteen, are hereby declared to extend to cases shall hereafter
where patents have issued, or shall hereafter issue : upon condition that issue.
the party concerned shall surrender his or her patent, to the commis, sioner of the general land office, with a relinquishment of title thereon, executed in a form to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
STATUTE I. May 24, 1828
CHAP. XCVII.-An Act lo enable the President of the United States to hold a
trealy with the Chippewas, Otlawas, Pattawattimas, Winnebagoes, Fox and Sees [Obsolete.]
nutions of Indians. 15,000 dol- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United lars appropri- States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of fifteen thouated to defray the expenses of
sand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to defray the extreating with penses of treating with the Chippewas, Ottawas, Pattawattimas, Winnebathe Chippewas, goes, Fox and Sacs nations of Indians, for the purpose of extinguishing &c.
their titles to lands within the state of Illinois and the territory of Michigan, situated between the Illinois river and the lead mines, on Ferer river, and in the vicinity of said lead mines; and, also, certain reservations on the south-east border of Lake Michigan; and that the President of the United States, if he shall deem it expedient, may apply a part of the aforesaid appropriation, for the purpose of holding a treaty with the Choctaw nation of Ind to extinguish their title to the tract of land, which lies in the territory of Arkansas, east of the western boundary line of said territory; 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 negotiating ers appointed to said treaty, on the part of the United States, the President shall be, and treaty.
he is hereby, authorized to appoint commissioners, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as soon as practicable, and to fix their com pensation, so as not to exceed what has been heretofore allowed for like services.
APPROVED, May 24, 1928.
for the sup:
May 24, 1828. Chap. XCVIII.–An Act making an appropriation for the suppression of the 1830, ch. 218.
slave trade. (a) 30,000 dollars Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United appropriated
States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of thirty thoupression of the
sand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of slave trade. any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the suppression
Act of March of the slave trade, pursuant to the act of Congress of the third day of 3, 1819, ch.101.
March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. Secretary of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy be the Navy to
authorized to pay, out of the sum herein appropriated, the claim of the satisfy the claim of Taliaferro
administrator of the estate of Taliaferro Livingston, late United States' Livingston. marshal for the district of Alabama, for the maintenance of sundry AfriProviso. cans, captured in one thousand eight hundred and eighteen: Provided,
The said administrator shall produce satisfactory evidence of the reasonableness of the charges for the said maintenance; and that the sums received by the said Livingston for the hire of the said Africans, and for the labour performed for him by said Africans, if any, be accounted for, and deducted.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
(a) For acts relating to the slave trade, see vol, i. 347.
STATUTE I. CHAP. XCIX.-An Act to authorize the Postmaster General to erect an additional May 24, 1828.
building, and employ five additional clerks. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
building to be States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General
erected, and be authorized to have erected an additional building for the use of the five clerks to be department of the general post-office, and of the patent office; and that appointed. be be also authorized to employ five additional clerks, with a salary of one thousand dollars each.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twelve thousand Appropriation dollars be appropriated to defray the cost of erecting the aforesaid build- for the erection
of the building, ing, and the sum of five thousand dollars to pay the salaries of the afore
&c. said clerks; to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
CHAP. C.-An Act allowing compensation to the members of the legislature of the May 24, 1828.
territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Compensation
of the members States of America, in Congress assembled, That there shall be paid of the legislato each member of the two branches of the legislature of the territory of ture of the terArkansas three dollars a day for each day he shall actually attend the ritory of Arkan
sas for attend session thereof; and, also, three dollars for every twenty-five miles' travel, in going to and returning from such session; to be computed by the actual distance from the place where such member resides to the place where the session of the legislature shall be held, which said distance shall be distinctly certified by the governor of said territory: Provided, however, Proviso. That no member shall be entitled to, or shall receive compensation, for daily attendance, for more than thirty days in every two years; or for going to and returning from said legislature, more than once in said two years. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be paid once in
720 dollars to
be paid the gotwo years, seven hundred and twenty dollars, to the governor of said
vernor bienniterritory, to be applied towards defraying the incidental expenses of the ally for certain legislature, in such manner as the said legislature shall direct.
purposes. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there be, and is hereby,
480 dollars apappropriated out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, the sum of propriated to four hundred and eighty dollars to the district judge of the state of Mis- judge of the souri, and to each of the judges of the superior court for the territory of state of MisArkansas, for their extra services as land commissioners from the twenty
souri, &c. sixth day of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, to the thirty-first day of December next. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for the contingent expenses
appropriated of the Senate for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, in addition for contingent to the sum heretofore appropriated, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars expenses of the be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappro
Senate for 1828. priated money in the treasury.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
CHAP. CI.-An Act to provide for opening and making a military road in the May 24, 1828.
state of Maine. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
cause a miliStates of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the Uni- tary road to be ted States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause a military road to be opened.
opened and made in the state of Maine, from the mouth of the river Matanawcook, where it enters into the Penobscot river, to Mars Hill, near
the north-eastern boundary line of the state of Maine. Troops of the
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is United States to be employed hereby, authorized to employ such part of the troops of the United States to carry into as he may think proper, to survey and construct said road; and, for the effect the pro- purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act, the sum of fifvisions of this
teen thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
May 24, 1828. Chap. CII.-An Act making an appropriation for the navy hospital fund.
[Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation. States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of forty-six
thousand two hundred and seventeen dollars and fourteen cents be apVol. ii. 53, 293. propriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated,
to the navy hospital fund; and that the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to pay the same to the commissioners of the aforesaid fund upon their requisition.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
to, and to amend an act, entitled • An act to regulate the collection of duties on
and ninety-nine, and for other purposes. Act of March Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 2, 1799, ch. 22. States of America, in Congress assembled, That, the thirty-seventh 37th section
section of the act passed on the first of March, one thousand eight hunof act of 1st March, 1823,
dred and twenty-three, entitled “ An act supplementary to, and to amend ch. 21, repeal- an act, entitled An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports ed.
and tonnage,' passed second of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and for other purposes," be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
Chap. CIV.-An Act to increase the pay of lieutenants in the navy. May 24, 1828.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Lieutenants in the navy,
States of America, in Congress assembled, s'hat, from and after the after passage of passing of this act, all lieutenants in the navy of the United States this act, to receive 10 dollars
shall, in addition to the pay and emoluments now allowed them by law, per month and each receive ten dollars per month, and one ration per day. one ration per APPROVED, May 24, 1828. day, in addition, &c.
of Mobile or Pensacola Bays. Secretary of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United War autho- States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, rized, &c. to
and he is hereby, authorized and required to procure, as soon as it can procure on reasonable terms,
be effected on reasonable terms, a site for an arsenal on the waters of a site for an
Mobile or Pensacola bays, and to cause to be erected thereon such an arsenal on the
arsenal as may be deemed proper, for the safe keeping of the arms and munitions of war of the United States, for the Mexican gulf frontier; waters of Mo
bile or Pensa. and that for these purposes the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and the
cola bays. same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
CHAP. CVII.-An Act to authorize the legislature of the state of Illinois to sell May 24, 1828. and convey a part of the land reserved and granted to said state for the use of the Ohio Saline. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Legislature of States of America, in Congress assembled, That the legislature of the the state of Illistate of Illinois shall be, and is hereby, authorized and empowered to &c., to cause to cause to be sold and conveyed in such manner, and on such terms and be sold, &c., a conditions, as said legislature shall by law direct, such part or parts of the tract of land reserved and granted to said state, for the use and support land reserved of the salt works, known by the name of the Ohio Saline, in the county and granted to of Gallatin, in the said state, and to apply the proceeds of such sale to such the use of salt objects as the said legislature may by law hereafter direct: Provided, works. That the legislature shall not sell and convey more than thirty thousand Proviso. acres of the land reserved and granted for the use of the Saline aforesaid. 1832, ch. 1.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
the tract of
STATUTE I. CHAP. CVIII.-An Act to aid the state of Ohio in extending the Miami canal May 24, 1828.
from Dayton to Lake Erie, and to grant a quantity of land lo said state to aid in the construction of the canals authorized by law; and
for making donations 1852, ch. 114, $ 8. of land lo certain persons in Arkansas territory. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Act of June States of America, in Congress assembled, That there be, and is hereby, 137.
30, 1834, ch. granted to the state of Onio, for the purpose of aiding said state in ex- A quantity of tending the Miami canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, by the Maumee land to be route, a quantity of land, equal to one half of five sections in width, on
granted to the
state of Ohio, each side of said canal, between Dayton and the Maumee river, at the for the purpose mouth of the Auglaize, so far as the same shall be located through the of aiding said public land, and reserving each alternate section of the land unsold to the ing the Miami United States, to be selected by the commissioner of the general land canal from Dayoffice, under the direction of the President of the United States; and ton to Lake which land, so reserved to the United States, shall not be sold for less
Erie by the
Maumee route. than two dollars and fifty cents per acre. The said land, hereby granted to the state of Ohio, to be subject to the disposal of the legislature of said state, for the purpose aforesaid, and no other: Provided, That said
Proviso. canal, when completed, shall be, and forever remain, a public highway, for the use of the government of the United States, free from any toll or other charge, whatever, for any property of the United States, or persons in their service, passing through the same: And provided, also, That the Proviso. extension of the said Miami canal shall be commenced within five years,
Act of March and completed within twenty years, or the state shall be bound to pay to 2, 1833, ch. 87. the United States the amount of any lands previously sold; and that the title to purchasers, under the state, shall be valid. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so soon as the route of said
Duty of the canal shall be located, and agreed on by said state, it shall be the duty of governor when the governor thereof, or such other person or persons as may have been, said canal is or shall hereafter be, authorized to superintend the construction of said located. canal, to examine and ascertain the particular lands to which the said state will be entitled under the provisions of this act, and report the same to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. - Vol. IV.—39
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the state of Ohio, under the to have power to sell,
authority of the legislature thereof, after the selection shall have been &c., after the so made, as aforesaid, shall have power to sell and convey the whole, or selection be any part of said land, and to give a title, in fee simple, therefor to the made.
purchaser thereof. State of Indi- Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the state of Indiana be, and ana authorized hereby is, authorized to convey and relinquish to the state of Ohio, upon to convey, &c, such terms as may be agreed upon by said states, all the right and interest
of Ohio, all the granted to the state of Indiana, to any lands within the limits of the state right, &c., of Ohio, by an act, entitled “ An act to grant a certain quantity of land granted to said
to the state of Indiana, for the purpose of aiding said state in opening a state by an act of March 2,
canal, to connect the waters of Wabash river with those of Lake Erie," 1827, ch. 56.
approved on the second of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenAct of March 3, 1845, ch. 42. ty-seven; the state of Ohio to hold said land on the same conditions
upon which it was granted to the state of Indiana, by the act aforesaid. 500,000 acres
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That there be, and hereby is, grantof the lands
ed to the state of Ohio, five hundred thousand acres of the lands owned owned by the United States,
by the United States, within the said state, to be selected as hereinafter within said directed, for the purpose of aiding the state of Ohio in the payment of state, to be se
the debt, or the interest thereon, which has heretofore been, or which lected as hereinafter direct
may hereafter be, contracted by said state, in the construction of the ed, for the pur- canals within the same, undertaken under the authority of the laws of pose of aiding said state, now in force, or that may hereafter be enacted, for the extenthe state of Ohio in the
sion of canals now making; which land, when selected, shall be disposed payment of the of by the legislature of Ohio, for that purpose, and no other: Provided, debt, &c. The said canals, when completed or used, shall be, and for ever remain, Proviso.
public highways, for the use of the government of the United States,
free from any toll or charge whatever, for any property of the United Proviso. States, or persons in their service passing along the same: And provided
further, That the said canals, already commenced, shall be completed in Act of March 2, 1833, ch. 87.
seven years from the approval of this act; otherwise the state of Ohio shall stand bound to pay over to the United States the amount which any lands, sold by her, within that time, may have brought; but the validity of the titles derived from the state by such sales, shall not be affected by
that failure. The selection Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the selection of the land of the land
granted by the fifth section of this act, may be made under the authority, granted by 5th section of this
and by the direction of the governor of the state of Ohio, of any lands act to be made belonging to the United States within said state, which may at the time by the governor of selection be subject to entry at private sale, and within two years of Ohio. Proviso.
from the approval of this act: Provided, That, in the selection of the lands hereby granted, no lands shall be comprehended which have been reserved for the use of the United States, as alternate sections, in the grants hitherto made, or which may be made during the present session
of Congress, of lands within the said state, for roads and canals : And Proviso. provided, That all lands so selected shall, by the governor of said state,
be reported to the office of the register of the district in which the land lies, and no lands shall be deemed to be so selected till snch report be made, and the lands so selected shall be granted by the United States
to the state of Ohio. Act to take Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect, Pro efect, provided vided, The legislature of Ohio, at the first session thereof, hereafter to the legislature of Ohio shall commence, shall express
the assent of the state to the sereral provisions express the as- and conditions hereof: and unless such expression of assent be made, sent of the state this act shall be wholly inoperative, except so far as to authorize the to the several provisions and
governor of Ohio to proceed in causing selections of said land to be made conditions previous to the said next session of the legislature. hereof, &c. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That each head of a family, widow Each head of a
or single man, over the age of twenty-one years, actually settled on that