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The right of $ 2. That the right of pre-emption given by the aforesaid propre-emption
visions, as explained and extended by this act, shall not be so
vicis given by the provisions of construed as to affect any right derived from the United States, ihe 5th secrion, &c.
by purchase, at public or private sale, of the lands claimed un
der the aforesaid act. Persons who $ 3. That any person or persons who have settled on, and imwould have proved, any of the lands in ihe said territory, reserved for the use had the right of pre-emption of schools, before the survey of such lands were actually made, had not the and who would have had the right of pre-emption thereto by the lands been reserved for existing laws had not the same been so reserved, shall have the schools, to... right of pre-emption thereto, under the same terms and condihave the right of pre-emptions, and subject to the same restrictions, provided for other tion, &c... cases of a right of pre-emption in said territory; and the register The register and teceiver of the land office and receiver of public moneys for the district, empowered to shall have power to select any other vacant and unappropriated other unap- lands, in the same township, and as near adjacent as lands of propriated
in equal quantity and like quality can be obtained, in lieu of the lands, &c. in lieu of those section, or parts of a section, which shall have been entered in right of pre
right of pre-emption, according to the provision of this section. emption. [Approved, March 3, 1319.]
Chap. 211. An act authorizing the sale of certain military sites. The secretary $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the secretary of war be, and he is of war, under direction of the hereby, authorized, under the direction of ihe president of the president, au- United States, to cause to be sold such military sites, belonging sell useless to the United States, as may have been found, or become, usemilitary sites. less for military purposes. And the secretary of war is hereby
he secretary: authorized, on the payment of the consideration agreed for, into on payment, io make a deed the treasury of the United States, to make, execute, and deliver, in fee all needful instruments, conveying and transferring the same in
Stion of fee; and the jurisdiction, which had been specially ceded, for the U. States to cease. military purposes, to the United States, by a state, over such site
or sites, shall thereafter cease. [Approved, March 3, 1819.)
Vol.ii. p. ... 1350. Vol. iji. p. 1950.
Chap. 212. An act in addition to, and alteration of an act, entitled “ An act laying a duty
on imported salt, granting a bounty on pickled fish exported, and allowances to certain ressels employed in the Fisheries."
boats or vessels,
sea, to be
Owners of $1. Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the passing of this
alified act, there shall be paid, on the last day of December, annually, to carry on the to the owner of every fishing boat or vessel, or his agent, by the cod bshery.... collector of the district where such boat or vessel may belong, and employed Co 4 months ai that shall be qualified, agreeably to law, for carrying on the paid
bank and other cod fisheries, and that shall actually have been employed therein, at sea, for the term of four months, at least, of the fishing season next preceding, which season is accounted to
be from the last day of February to the last day of November in If more than every year, for each and every ion of such boats or vessels, 5, and not ex. burden, according to her admeasurement as licensed or enrolled, tons, &c.
Us if of more than five tons, and not exceeding thirty tons, three If above 30 dollars and fisty cents; if above thirty tons, four dollars ; and if tons, &c. If above 30, above thirty tons, and having had a crew of not less than ten with a crew of persons, and having been actually employed in the cod fishery, 10, &c.
at sea, for the term of three and one half months, at the least,
but less than four months, of the scason aforesaid, three dollars and fifty cents: Provided, That the allowance aforesaid, on any Proviso; alone vessel, for one season, shall not exceed three hundred and lowance.com sixty dollars.
&c. 5 2. That, such parts of the fifth and sixth sections of the act Parts of tho hereby amended, as are contrary to the provisions of this act, be,
Istous. Oi wis acl, ve, contrary, &c. and the same are hereby repealed. [Approved, March 3, 1819.) repealed. Cuap, 214. An act to authorize the secretary at war to appoint an additional agent for Vol. üi.. paying pensioners of the United States in the state of Tennesseo.
1573. $1. Be it enacted, fc. That, from and after the passing of this the secretary act, the secretary for the department of war be, and he is hereby, of war to apauthorized to appoint an agent, in addition to the one already iional agent, appointed in the state of Tennessee, under the act of the twenty- : pay penfourth of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, for the Tennessee. purpose of paying pensioners of the United States, residing in East Tennessee; whose duties shall be, in all respects, similar to His duties the those appointed under the aforementioned act. (Approved, san March 3, 1819.)
sioners in east
Vol. 111. p.
land office at Delaware,
CAAP. 215. An act to designate the boundaries of districts, and establish land offices, for
the disposal of the public lands not heretofore offered for sale in the states of Ohio and 1774 180 Indiana.
1861. $ 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That, for the sale of the unappropri- Districts and ated public lands in the state of Ohio, to which the Indian title is offices for the
sale of lands extinguished, the following districts shall be formed, and land of- to which the fices therefor established : All the public lands, as aforesaid, ly- Indian title is
extinguished, ing between the western boundary line of the state of Ohio, and in Ohio. a north and south line to be drawn at forty-eight miles east of the said boundary line, and bounded on the south by the Indian boundary established by the treaty of Greenville, and on the north by the northern boundary of ihe state of Ohio, shall form a District, and district, for which a land office shall be established at Piqua: land office at And all the public lands, as aforesaid, lying between the above A district, and described district and the western limits of the Connecticut re- lang serve and Canton land district as first established, and bounded on the south by the Indian boundary established by the treaty of Greenville, and on the north by the northern boundary of the state of Ohio, shall form a district, for which a land office shall be established at the town of Delaware. And for the disposal of Districts and
offices for the the unappropriated public lands in the state of Indiana, to which sale or the Indian title is extinguished, the following districts shall be which the In
dian litle is formed, and land offices established : All the public lands, as extinguished, aforesaid, to which the Indian title was extinguished by the trea- in Indiana.
A district, and ties concluded at St. Mary's, in the month of October, eighteen land office at hundred and eighteen, lying east of the range line separating the Brookville. first and second ranges, east of the second principal meridian extended north to the present Indian boundary, and north of a line, to be run, separating the ninth and tenth tiers of townships north of the base line, shall form a district, for which a land of.. fice shall be established at Brookville : And all the public lands, A district, a as aforesaid, the Indian title to which was extinguished by the land office at
Terre Haute. treaties aforesaid, and lying west of the last described district,
ed to the district of Jeffersonville.
When a suffi
shall form a district, for which a land office shall be established Lands attach- at the town of Terre Haute: And all the public lands, as afore
Se said, the lodian title to which was extinguished by the treaties
aforesaid, lying east of the second principal meridian, and south of a line, lo be run, separating the ninth and tenth tiers of town
ships north of the base line, shall be, and are hereby, attached to Lands to be offered for
the district of Jeffersonville ; and the said lands shall be offered sale on the for sale, with the same exceptions, and on the terms and condi
mis tions, in every respect, both at public and private sales, as is Proviso; the provided for the sale of the lands in the districts aforesaid : Proprosident may Pemove the vided also, That the president of the United States shall have land office al power, and he is hereby authorized, to remove, whenever he Jeffersonvillo.
shall judge it expedient so to do, the land office from Jefferson
ville, to some central and suitable place within the district. The president, $ 2. That the president is hereby authorized to appoint, by &c, authorize ed to appoint and with the consent and advice of the senate, for each of the a register, &c. districts aforesaid, a register of the land office and receiver of trict public moneys; which appointments shall not be made, for any
a suffi; of the aforesaid respective land districts, until a sufficient quancient quantity of public tity of public lands shall have been surveyed within such dislands havo sctrict, as to authorize, in the opinion of the president, a public The registers sale of land within the same; which registers of the land office to give securi
... and receivers of public moneys, when appointed, shall each, rety, and their spectively, give security, in the same sums, and in the same manemoluments to ner, and whose compensation, emoluments, and duties, and be the same authority, shall, in every respect, be the same, in respect to the ters and recei- lands which shall be disposed of at their offices, as are or may vers in Ohio be provided by law in relation to the registers and receivers of and Indiana.
public moneys in the several land offices, established for the disposal of the public lands of the United States, in the states of
Obio and Indiana. All the public 3. That all the public lands within the aforesaid several dislands to which the Indian tia" tricts, to which the Indian title has been extinguished, and which tle has been have not been granted to, or reserved for, the use of any indiviexunguished," not granted or dual or individuals, or appropriated and reserved for any other
· purpose, by any existing treaties or laws, and, with the excepin each town- tion of section numbered sixteen, in cach township, which shall ship, to be of- be reserved for the sun
* be reserved for the support of schools therein, shall be offered fered for sale. Under the di- for sale, to the highest bidder, at the land offices for the respec
ho tive districts, under the direction of the register of the land ofregister, &c. President to fice and receiver of public moneys, on such day or days as shall, designato days by proclamation of the president of the United States, be' desig
en for nated for that purpose; the sales shall remain open at each place three weeks. for three weeks, and no longer; the lands shall not be sold for Not less than less than two dollars an acre; and shall, in every other respect,
s. an be sold in tracts of the same size, on the same terms and condiVol. iii.p. tions as have been, or may be, by law, provided for the sale of 1774.
lands of the United States in the states of Ohio and Indiana. Lands remain
ain. All the public lands in the said districts, with the exceptions above ing unsold at m e public, may be mentioned, remaining unsold at the close of the public sales, sale, as pro
le, may be disposed of at private sale, by the register of the respecvided by law. tive land offices, in the same manner, under the same regula
tions, for the saine price, and on the same terms and conditions,
rection of the
sold at private,
in every respect, as are or may be provided by law for the sale of the lands of the United States in the states of Ohio and In- Patents, in diana : And patents shall be obtained, for the lands sold in the ih said districts, in the same manner, and on the same terms, as as for other are or may be by law provided for other public lands sold in the
e in Ohio and states of Ohio and Indiana.
The president § 4. That the president of the United States shall have power, and he is hereby authorized, to remove, whenever he shall any of the
land offices judge it expedient so to do, any and each of the land offices established by this act, to such suitable place, within the district this act, as he
may judge for which it was established, as he shall judge most proper.
proper. § 5. That each of the registers of the land office, and receiv- 5 dolls, to ers of public moneys, shall receive five dollars for each day's at- each register,
&c. for each tendance in superintending the public sales in their respective day's superindistricts. (Approved, March 3, 1819.)
tendence of public sales.
Chap. 216. An act to authorize the president of the United States to take possession of Obsolete.
Vol. i. p.
1817. 3 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That the president of the United States
sident be, and he is bereby, authorized to take possession of, and oc- authorized to cupy, the territories of East and West Florida, and the appen- sion est
take possesdages and appurtenances thereof, and to remove and transport and West
Florida, the officers and soldiers of the king of Spain, being there, to the age Havana, agreeably to the stipulations of a treaty between the the stipula
tions of the United States and Spain, executed at Washington, on the twen-treaty of ty-second day of February, in the year one thousand eight hun- Washington,
&c. dred and nineteen, providing for ihe cession of said territories «c. to the United States, and he may, for these purposes, and in order to maintain in said territories the authority of the United States, employ any part of the army and navy of the United He may em
ploy the army, Siales, and the militia of any state or territory which he may havy, &c. deem necessary. § 2. That," until the end of the first session of the next con- The presiden:
s to appoint of gress, unless provision for the temporary government of said ficers, &c. for territories be sooner made by congress, all the military, civil, the preservaand judicial, powers, exercised by the officers of the existing habitants in government of the same territories, shall be vested in such per- the enjoyment son and persons, and shall be exercised in such manner, as the ty, &c. president of the United States shall direct, for the maintaining ibe inhabitants of said territories in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property, and religion; and the laws of the United Revenue laws
&c. extended States, relative to the collection of revenue, and the importation to i of persons of color, shall be extended to the said territories; ries. and the president of the United States shall be, and he is here- President to
establish disby, authorized within the term aforesaid, to establish such dis- tricts, and aptricts, for a collection of the revenue, and, during the recess point officers
of the cusof congress, to appoint such officers, whose commissions shall coms. expire at the end of the next session of congress, to enforce the said Jaws, as to hiin shall seem expedient.
appropriated; $ 3. That the sum of twenty thousand dollars is hereby ap- 1o be applied propriated for the purpose of carrying this act into effect, to be under the d..
rection of the paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropri- president.
tion of the in
of their liber
to the territo
take effect when the rati
sion to com
ated, and to be applied under the direction of the president of
the United States. This act to $ 4. That this act shall take effect, and be in force, whenever
alithe aforesaid treaty, providing for the cession of said territories fications of the to the United States, shall have been ratified by the king of
hg- Spain and the ratifications exchanged, and the king of Spain ed, &c. shall be ready to surrender said territory to the United States,
according to the provisions of said treaty. [Approved, March
3, 1819.) Vol. iii. p. Chap. 217. An act concerning the allowance of pensions upon a relinquishment of bounty 1562. 1647.
lands. The 2d sec
§ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the second section of the act tion of the act of 16th April, making further provision for military services during the late war,
din force and for other purposes, approved April sixteenth, one thousand until third eight hundred and sixteen, and so much of the act to amend the March, 1822.
same, approved March third, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, as relates to the subject of that section, shall be con
tinued in force for the term of three years from and aster the Proviso; the passing of this act : Provided, nevertheless, That no pension shall children, or
of them. be granted under the said acts, after the sixteenth day of April must, to obtain next, unless, at the time of relinquishing the bounty land, in the the pension, monna der 16. manner therein described, the children, for whose benefit the
same may be granted, or one of them, shall be under sixteen years Proviso ; pen- of age : And provided also, 'That the pensions shall commence
e at dato at the date of the relinquishments respectively. [Approved, of relinquish- March 3, 1819.) ment. Vol. iii. p. CHAP. 218. An act granting a donation of land to the state of Illinois, for the seat of go1812.
vernment of said state. Four sections, S 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That there shall be granted to the state
ous of Illinois four sections of land, or contiguous quarter sections tions, &c., and fractions, not exceeding the quantity contained in four entire granted to Ilfinois for a sections, for the purpose of fixing thereon the seat of governseat of govern- ment for the said state; which lands shall be selected in the To be selected manner provided by the thirtieth section of the schedule to the as provided, constitution of the said state: Provided, That such election shall &c. Proviso; se- be made before the public sale of the adjoining public lands shall lection before, have taken place. [Approved., March 3, 1819.] &c.
CHAP. 220. An act to continue in force an act regulating the currency, within the United Vol. iii. p.
States, of the gold coins of Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain, and the crowds of 1599. 1823. France and five franc pieces. Gold coins of S 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the gold coins of Great Britain G. Britain and Portugal, of their present standard, shall be a legal tender and Portugal:
in the payment of all debts, at the rate of one hundred cents for
every twenty-seven grains, or eighty-eight cents and eight-ninths of France: per pennyweight: The gold coins of France, of their present
standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-se
ven and an half grains, or eighty-seven and a quarter cents per or Spain :
pennyweight: The gold coins of Spain at the rate of one hundred cents for every lwenty-eight and a half grains, or eightyfour cents per pennyweight; until the first day of November next :