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Time extends spective returns to such marshals, under the act hereby amended, to comed for assistant marshal's

plete their enumerations and make their returns under the said act, at turns, &c. any time before the first day of June, and for the marshals of such states

Marshals re- and territories to make their returns to the Secretary of State at any time turns.

before the first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyProviso. one: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be deemed to release

such marshals and assistants from the penalties contained in the act afore

said, unless their returns shall be made within the time prescribed in Proviso. this act: And provided further, That no persons be included in the re

turns made under the present act, unless such persons shall have been inhabitants of the districts for which such returns shall be made, on the

first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty. Certain copies Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the copies of returns and to be retained by clerks

of aggregate amounts directed to be filed by the marshals with the clerks of

the several district courts, and supreme courts of the territories of the United States, shall be preserved by said clerks, and remain in their offices respectively; and so much of the act to which this is an amendment as requires that they shall be transmitted by said clerks to the De

partment of State, is hereby repealed. Errors to be Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the noted and print- Secretary of State to note all the clerical errors in the returns of the ed.

marshals and assistants, whether in the additions, classification of inhabitants, or otherwise, and cause said notes to be printed with the aggregate returns of the marshals, for the use of Congress.

APPROVED, February 3, 1831.

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STATUTE II.

Feb. 12, 1831. Chap. XIX. An Act to amend the act entilled An act to quiet the title of cer

tain purchasers of lands between the lines of Ludlow and Roberts, in the state of Ohio," upproved the twenty-sixth of May, in the year.eighteen hundred and

thirty. (a) Act of May 26, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 1824, ch. 188.

States of America, in Congress assembled, That in addition to the sum Act of May 26, 1830, ch. 105. appropriated by the act, entitled “ An act to quiet the titles of certain

President of purchasers of lands between the lines of Ludlow and Roberts, in the United States to state of Ohio,” approved the twenty-sixth of May, in the year eighteen pay the claim of Philip Dodd- hundred and thirty, the President of the United States be, and he is ridge.

hereby, authorized to pay, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Philip Doddridge, the claimant of the Virginia military survey, numbered six thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight, for seven hundred acres, being one of the Virginia military surveys, in the said act mentioned, lying between the lines of Ludlow and Roberts, in the state of Ohio, the sum of one thousand seven hundred and sixtyfive dollars and sixty-eight cents, with interest at the rate of six per centum per annum, from the fifth day of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, until paid; the said Philip having already conveyed to the United States, the title to the said seven hundred acres of land, in the manner directed by the President of the United States, pursuant to the provisions of the act of Congress before recited. This act shall commence and be in force from the passing thereof.

APPROVED, February 12, 1831.

(a) The lands north-west of the river Ohio, between the rivers Scioto and Little Miami, lying west or Ludlow's line, east of Roberts' line, and south of the Indian boundary, reserved by Virginia, in her deed of cession to the United States, of March, 1784, for the satisfaction of the military bounties Virginia had promised, were not, prior to 1810, by any legislative acts of the government of the United States, withdrawn from appropriation under and by virtue of Virginia military land warrants. A patent issued on the 12th October, 1812, founded upon a military warrant, for land within the reserved lands, is valid against a claimant of the same land holding under a sale made by the United States. Reynolds, tenant, &c., v. McArthur, 2 Pet. 417.

STATUTE II. CHAP. XX.–An Act to repeal the charges imposed on passports and clearances. Feb. 12, 1831.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of June States of America, in Congress assembled, That, so much of the act of 1, 1796, ch. 45. the first of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, entitled “ An act providing passports for the ships and vessels of the United States," as imposes a charge of ten dollars for passports, and of four dollars for a clearance, to any ship or vessel bound on a voyage to any foreign country, be, and the same is hereby repealed, to take effect from and after the thirty-first day of March of the present year.

APPROVED, February 12, 1831.

STATUTE II.

Feb. 12, 1831.

CHAP. XXII.-An Act authorizing the sale of a tract of land therein named.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the President of the United States to offer at public sale, as soon as may be, the south-west, north-west, and north-east quarters of section number twenty-five, of township number six, in range number one west, in the Cincinnati district, under the same rules and regulations that govern the sale of other public lands of the United States.

APPROVED, February 12, 1831.

STATUTE II.

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CAAP. XXIII.-An Act to amend the act granting " certain relinquished and un- Feb. 12, 1831.

appropriated lands to the state of Alabama, for the purpose of improving the navigation of the Tennessee, Coosa, Cahawba, and Blackwarrior rivers,"

approved the twenty-third day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twentyeight.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of May States of America, in Congress assembled. That it shall and may be law- 23,1828, ch.75.

State of Alaful for the state of Alabama, by the board of canal commissioners bama authoappointed by her for that purpose, to contract for and construct that part rized to of the canal round the Muscle shoals

, beginning at Campbell's ferry, and tract, &c. running up the river to Lamb's ferry, before they contract for, or complete that part of the said contemplated canal between Campbell's ferry and Florence; any thing in the act to which this is an amendment to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the United States engineers of the United States who have this matter in charge, to furnish engineers to fur

nish plan. to said board of commissioners, as soon as practicable, a plan of that section of the canal above contemplated first to be executed, connecting it with the river at or near to Campbell's ferry, and at the most eligible point at, or immediately below Lamb's ferry, on the cheapest practicable plan, in conformity with said original act, to be approved by the President of the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the section of said canal above Plan prescribed Lamb's ferry, shall, by said engineers, be so planned as to connect it with the deep water in the river at or above Lamb's ferry; and the section below Campbell's ferry, shall, in like manner, be connected with the deep water at or below said last-mentioned ferry.

APPROVED, February 12, 1831.
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STATUTE II.
Feb. 12, 1831. Chap. XXIV.-An Act to authorize the transportation of merchandise by and or

by water with the benefit of debenture. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United of draw backner: States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage

to chandise which of this act, all goods, wares, or merchandise imported into the United has passed into States, the duties on which have been paid, or secured to be paid, may two districts be- be transported by land, or partly by land, and partly by water, from the

.

district into which they were imported to two other districts, and exported Proviso. from either of them with the benefit of drawback: Provided, That all

regulations and formalities now in force, relating to the transportation of goods, wares, or merchandise, by land or by water, from the district into which they were imported to another district, for the benefit of drawback, and such other regulations as are prescribed under and by virtue of the act to which this is an addition, for the further transportation of

such goods, wares, or merchandise, to other districts, shall be complied Proviso. with: And provided also, That all the regulations and formalities now in

force, respecting the exportation of goods, wares, and merchandise, for the benefit of drawback, shall be complied with, so far as may be consistent with other provisions of the act to which this is in addition; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to prescribe the form of the certificate to be used, and the oaths to be taken, on the transportation of such goods, wares, or merchandise, from the second district into which they may be so brought, to the third district.

APPROVED, February 12, 1831.

STATUTE II.

War authorized

&c.

Feb. 19, 1831. Chap. XXVI.-- An Act to provide hereafter for the payment of six thousand

dollars annually to the Seneca Indians, and for other purposes. Secretary of

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United to pay 6,000 dol- States of America, in Congress assembled, That the proceeds of the sum lars annually, of one hundred thousand dollars, being the amount placed in the hands

of the President of the United States, in trust, for the Seneca tribe of 1834, ch. 74, 93. Indians, situated in the state of New York, be hereafter passed to the

credit of the Indian appropriation fund; and that the Secretary of War be authorized to receive and pay over to the Seneca tribe of Indians, the sum of six thousand dollars, annually, in the way and manner as heretofore practised, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be authorized to receive and pay over to the Seneca tribe of Indians, the sum of two thousand six hundred and fourteen dollars and forty cents, out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, on account of the deficiency, by that amount, in the sum paid over to said Indians the last year.

APPROVED, February 19, 1831.

STATUTE II.

Feb. 19, 1831. Chap. XXVII.-An Act to establish a land office in the territory of Michigan,

and for other purposes. Land district Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United cstablished

in States of America, in Congress assembled, That all the public lands to Michigan.

which the Indian title has been extinguished, lying west of the meridian line, in the territory of Michigan, shall constitute a new land district; and, for the sale of the public lands within the said district there shall be a land office established at such place within the district, as the Presi

President to

locate the office. dent of the United States may designate, who is hereby authorized to change the location of such office, whenever, in his opinion, the public interest may require it.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the land office now established Monroe land at Monroe, shall be removed to the place designated for the location of office removed. this office, and the register and receiver of the Monroe land office, shall superintend the sales of public lands within said district, who shall give security in the same manner, in the same sums, and whose compensation, emoluments, duties, and authorities, shall, in every respect, be the same, in relation to the lands which shall be disposed of at their office, as are or may be by law provided, in relation to the registers and receivers of public moneys in the several offices established for the sale of public lands.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all the public lands lying east Detroit disof the meridian line in the territory aforesaid, which are not now

trict extended. embraced in the district of Detroit, be, and they are hereby, attached thereto; and it shall be the duty of the register and receiver of the land office in said district to deposit in the land office at Detroit all the records, books, and papers, surveys, &c. which pertain to said land office at Monroe, which shall be kept by the register and receiver of the land office at Detroit, as a part of the records of said office.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all such public lands as shall Lands to be have been offered for sale to the highest bidder at Monroe or Detroit, entered and sold

at their appropursuant to any proclamation of the President of the United States, and

priate offices. which are embraced within the provisions of this act, and which lands remain unsold at the taking effect of this act, shall be subject to be entered and sold at private sale, by the registers of the land offices to which they are hereby attached; and all provisions of law applicable to the public lands, to which this act applies, shall continue in full force and effect.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That so much of the state of Illinois Land district as lies between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, bounded on the south established in

Illinois, by the base line, on the north by the northern boundary of that state, and on the extreme east by the third principal meridian, be formed into a separate land district, the offices for which to be located where it will Offices. best accommodate purchasers and others, by the President; and a register and receiver shall be appointed at such time as the President of the United States shall deem proper.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That another district be also formed Another dise in that state, on the north of the dividing line between townships sixteen trictestablished. and seventeen north of the base line, and east of the third principal meridian, including all that part of the state to its northern boundary, the offices for which to be located by the President, where the public Offices. interest and the convenience of purchasers may require; and a register and receiver shall be appointed at such time as the President of the United States shall deem proper. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the registers and receivers

Residence, seshall reside, respectively, at the places where the land offices are located, curity, &c. of give security in the same manner, in the same sums, and whose compen

registers and resation, emoluments, and duties, and authority, in every respect, be the saine, in relation to the lands which shall be disposed of at their offices, as may be by law provided in relation to the registers and receivers of public moneys in the several offices established for the disposal of the lands of the United States north-west of the river Ohio.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the said lands shall be disposed Sale of lande. of in the same manner, and on the same terms and conditions, as are or may be provided by law for the sale of other lands of the United States : Provided, That no tracts of land excepted from sales by virtue of any former acts shall be sold by virtue of this act.

ceivers.

Fort Wayne Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That all the lands to which the district, in Indi- Indian title is extinguished, lying in that part of the state of Indiana which ana, extended.

is east of the Lake Michigan, bordering upon the northern line of said state, and not attached to any land district, shall be, and the same are hereby, attached to the Fort Wayne district.

APPROVED, February 19, 1831.

STATUTE II.

Feb. 19, 1831. Chap. XXVIII.-An Act respecting the jurisdiction of certain district courts. Jurisdiction of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United district courts States of America, in Congress assembled, That the district courts of the in New York, United States for the northern district of New York, the western district Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illi- of Pennsylvania, the district of Indiana, the district of Illinois, the district nois, Missouri, of Missouri, the district of Mississippi, the western district of Louisiana, Mississippi, Louisiana and

the eastern district of Louisiana, the northern district of Alabama, and Alabama,

the southern district of Alabama, in addition to the ordinary jurisdiction tended.

and

powers of a district court, shall, within the limits of their respective districts, have jurisdiction of all causes, except appeals and writs of error, which now are, or hereafter may by law be made, cognisable in a circuit court, and shall proceed therein in the same manner as a circuit court.

APPROVED, February 19, 1831.

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STATUTE II.

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Feb. 19, 1831. CHAP. XXX.An Act to alter and amend "An act to set apart and dispose of

certain public lands for the encouragement of the cultivation of the vine and 1833, ch. 30.

olive."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United tled to lands States of America, in Congress assembled, That all persons entitled to under, &c.

lands, under a contract entered into, on the eighth of January, eighteen hundred and nineteen, by the Secretary of the Treasury on the part of

the United States, and Charles Villar, agent of the Tombecbee associaAct of March tion, in pursuance of “ An act to set apart and dispose of certain public 3, 1817, ch. 61. lands for the encouragement of the cultivation of the vine and olive,"

approved on the third of March, eighteen hundred and seventeen, their Who appear, heirs, devisees or assigns, who appear by the report of William L. Adams, &c.

have emption right.

special agent of the treasury, appointed in compliance with a resolution of the senate, passed the twentieth of May, eighteen hundred and twentysix, to have complied with the conditions of settlement and cultivation, as stipulated for in said contract, or who shall hereafter make it appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, that they have so complied, shall, on paying into the treasury one dollar and twenty-five cents the acre previous to the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, receive

a patent for the same. Other persons

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all persons who became entito have same tled to an allotment of land under said contract, their heirs, devisees or right.

assigns, who have failed to comply with the conditions of settlement and cultivation within the period required thereby, who at the time of the passage of this act shall be in the actual occupancy and cultivation of the same, shall, on paying into the treasury one dollar and twenty-five [cents) the acre, previous to the third of March, eighteen hundred and

thirty-three, receive a patent for the same. Widows and Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the widow and children of any children.

person who became entitled to an allotment of land under said contract, and died without performing the conditions required, shall, on paying into the treasury one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, previous to the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, receive a patent for the same.

APPROVED, February 19, 1831.

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