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Char. 176. An act explanatory of an act, entitled " An act to provide for the extinguishment Vol. iv. p. of the debt due to the United States by the purchasers of public lands," approved on the 2105. eighteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the benefits and privileges of the The benefits,
&c. of the act act of congress, entitled “ An act to provide for the extinguish- of ihe 18th ment of the debt due to the United States, by the purchasers of May, 1824, expublic lands," approved on the eighteenth day of May, one thouse those who and eight hundred and twenty-four, of which this act is explana- have obtained
certificates, tory, be extended to those persons who have obtained certificates &c. of further credit, for any half-quarter section, or for any fraction- Vol. iii. p.
1941. al section of land, under the provisions of any of the several laws for the relief of purchasers of public lands, referred to in the said act, of which this is explanatory. $ 2. That all relinquishmenis of land, which shall be execut. All rolinguish.
ments of land ed under the provisions of the said act of the eighteenth day of executed, unMay, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, or under the dor said act, to
be filed, &c. provisions of this act, shall be filed with the register of the land office at which the land was purchased, any thing in the said act of the eighteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, of which this is explanatory, to the contrary not withstanding. (Approved, May 26, 1824.] Chap. 177. An act lo allow further time to complete the issuing and locating of military Vol. iii. p. land warrants.
1721. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the authority granted to the sec- 2162. 2410.
The issuing of retary of the department of war, by an act, approved the twenty- land warna fourth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and nine- revived and
continued in teen, lo issue warrants for the military land bounties, to persons to entitled thereto shall be revived and continued in force for the years. term of five years. (Approved, May 26, 1824.] ,
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Chap. 179. An act lo authorize the building of light houses, light vessels, and beacons, there
in mentioned, and for other purposes. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the secretary of the treasury be, and Secretary of he is hereby, empowered to provide, by contract, for building light the treasur
"8" empowered to houses and light vessels, erecting beacons, and placing buoys, on provide, by the following sites or shoals, to wit: A light house at Owl's Head,
, building light in the state of Maine ; a light house at the mouth of Great Sodus houses, &c. on bay, on Lake Ontario; and one on Verplank's point, in Hudson sites oor river, in the state of New York ; a light house at the mouih of Grand river, in the state of Ohio; a beacon light on Cape Henlopen, in the state of Delaware; a light house on Pool's Island, and one on Thomas's point, in the Chesapeake bay, in the state of Maryland ; a light vessel at or near the long shoal in Pamptico sound, in the state of North Carolina ; a light house on one of the Sambo Keys, and a light vessel on the Careyssort reef, in the territory of Florida; a beacon on Castle Island, and five buoys near Bristol ferry, in the state of Rhode Island; a pier and three buoys at the mouth of Saco river, and a pier at the mouth of Well's harbor, in the state of Maine.
$ 2. That there be appropriated, out of any money in the trea. Appropriasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums of money, to wit: For building a light house in the state of Maine, on Owls
head, four thousand dollars; a lighthouse on Great Sodus bay, on Lake Ontario, in the state of New York, four thousand five hundred dollars; and for one on Verplank's point, in the Hudson river, in the same state, four thousand five hundred dollars ; a light house at the mouth of Grand river, in the state of Ohio, eight thousand dollars; for erecting a beacon light on Cape Henlopen, in the state of Delaware, three thousand dollars; for a light house on Pool's Island, in the Chesapeake, in the state of Maryland, five thousand dollars; and for one on Thomas's point, in the same bay, and saine state, six thousand five hundred dollars; for a light vessel to be placed at or near the Long Shoals on Pamptico Sound, in the state of North Carolina, ten thousand dollars ; for a light house on the Sambo Keys, in the territory of Florida, sixteen thousand dollars; for a light vessel for Careysfort reef, twenty thousand dollars; for the light houses directed to be buill-one on the Dry Tortugas, and one on Cape Florida, in the same territory, including the appropriations already made by law, a sum, for each, not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars ; lor a beacon and buoys between the Dry Tortugas and the coast of Florida, four thousand dollars; for placing buoys on certain shoals at the mouth of Kennebeck river, in the state of Maine, one hundred and sixty dollars ; for placing buoys on shoals in Buzzard's bay, and at or near the mouth of A poneganset river, in the state of Massachusetts, one hundred and sixty dollars ; for placing buoys on Long Island sound, near to Cornfield point, and in Guildford bay, one hundred and sixty dollars; for placing a buoy at the mouth of Scuppernong river, in Albemarle sound, in the state of Norih Carolina, forty dollars; for placing a beacon on Castle Island, and five buoys near Bristol ferry, five hundred dollars; for a pier and three buoys at the mouth of Saco river, and a pier at the mouth of Well's harbor, ten thousand dollars
five thousand dollars to each of those places. Salaries to be $3. That the following annual salaries be allowed and paid
the 10 the keepers of light vessels, to wit: lo the keeper of the Sandy keepers of light vessels. Hook light vessel, seven hundred dollars; and for a mate, three
hundred and fifty dollars; to the keeper of the Smith's point light vessel, in the Chesapeake bay, five hundred dollars ; to the keeper of the Wolf Trap light vessel, in the same bay, five hundred dollars; to the keeper of the Willoughby Spit light vessel, in the same bay, five hundred dollars ; to the keeper of the Craney Island light vessel, four hundred and fisty dollars ; to the keeper of the light vessel to be placed at or near the shoals of Cape Hatteras, seven hundred dollars; and for a mate, three
hundred and fisty dollars. 500 dolls ap- $ 4. That the president of the United States be, and he is, propriated to erect a light authorized and requested to cause a proper site, at or near the house at ihe mouth of the river Teche, in Louisiana, to be selected for a light river Teche, house, and proper places designated for placing buoys near ihe Louisiana. same. [That, to enable ihe president to accomplish these ob
jects, a sum of money, not exceeding five hundred dollars be, and the saine is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. (Approved, May 26, 1824.]
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Cuap. 181. An act to regulate the mode of practice in the courts of the United States, for Vol. iv.p. the district of Louisiana.
2197. 3 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the mode of proceeding in civil Mode of pro:
ceeding in all causes in the courts of the United States, that now are, or here- civile aster may be, established in the state of Louisiana, shall be con- to be conformformable to the laws directing the mode of practice in the disele, trict courts of the said state : Provided, That the judge of any Proriso. such court of the United States may alter the times limited or allowed for different proceedings in the state courts, and make, by rule, such other provisions as may be necessary to adapt the said laws of procedure to the organization of such court of the United States, and to avoid any discrepancy, if any such should exist, between such state laws and the laws of the United States. s 2. That petit jurors, for the trial of all causes, as well civil Petit jurors,
for the trial of as criminal, shall be designated, summoned, and returned in the all causes, civo manner that now is directed by the laws of the said state, with it or criminal,
shall be desigrespect to jurors, to serve in the district courts of the said state nated, sumof Louisiana, and that all the duties directed by such state laws moned, and
returned, in to be performed by the sheriffs and clerks, in relation to the she manner designation, summoning, and returning, such jurors, shall be per-|
per rected by the formed by the marshal of the United States and the clerk of the laws of ibe court of the United States, in the district where such court of the United States shall sit, and that the petit jurors to serve in such court of the United States, shall be taken from the parish in which said court holds its sessions, but, that the grand jurors may come from any part of the district, and may be summoned and empaonelled by the marshal, in the manner now prescribed, and the marshal, for the purpose of designating such petit jurors, shall take the names of all persons liable to serve as jurors, from the list inade by ihe sheriff, for the purpose of drawin jurors for the district court of the stale; and such number of jurors shall be drawn for each term of such court of the United States, or for such portion of each term, as the court may, by its rules, direct : Provided, That nothing herein contained, shall be so con- Provision strued as 10 prevent the judge of any of the said courts of the United States from directing a jury to be summoned from any other parish within the district, whenever it, may be necessary to secure an impartial trial; but that, in all such cases, the names of the jury shall be also designated, by lot, in the manner direct- · ed by The laws of the state, for designating jurors to serve in the district courts : And provided also, That special juries may be proviso. directed for the trial of any particular civil cause, by the consent of parties, but not otherwise. (Approved, May 26, 1824.]
CHAP. 182. An act suplementary to * An act providing for the examination of titles to land Vol. iv. p.
in that part of the state of Louisiana situaied between the Rio Hondo and the Sabine 2137. river."
The powers $1. Be it enacted, Sc. That the powers given to, and duties given to, &c. required of, the register and receiver of the land office south of the
and recoiver Red River, in the state of Louisiana, by the act of the third of of the land ofMarch, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, entitled, “An act Red Rice
fice south of providing for the examination of the titles to land in that part of the set of 3d the state of Louisiana, situated between the Rio Hondo and the
March, 1823, Sabine river," be extended to all that Iract of country, known extended. Vol. iii. p.
and called by the name of “The Neutral Territory," lying east of the present western boundary of Louisiana, and west of the limits to which the land commissioners have heretofore examined titles and claims to land in said state; and in the examination of claims to land within the aforesaid limits, the register and receive er shall, in all respects, be governed by the provisions of the aforesaid act.
2. That the register and receiver of said land offices shall, and receiver to receive severally, receive, as a full compensation for the duties required cach 200 dolls of them by this act, the suin of two hundred dollars, whenever
they shall have finished the business required to be performed
the claims to land in the territory of Missouri.' Duty of the in- § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That it shall be the duty of the individividual owners or claim. dual owners, or claimants, of town of village lots, out lots, and ants of village common field lots, in, adjoining, or belonging to, the several and other lots, in certain towns, or villages, of Porlage des Sioux, St. Charles, St. Louis, towns in Mis- St. Ferdinand, Villa a Robert, Carondelet, St. Genevieve, New souri and territory of Arkan. Madrid, New Bourbon, and Lille Prairie, in Missouri, and the vilsas, which... Jage of Arkansas, in the territory of Arkansas, whose lots were coned by the act firmed by the act of congress of the thirtieth (thirteenth of June, of 13th Jund
une, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, entitled “ An act makVol. ii. p. ing further provision for settling the claims to land in the ter
ritory of Missouri," on the ground of inhabitation, cultivation, or possession, prior to the twentieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and three, to proceed, within eighteen months after the passage of this act, to designate their said lots, by proving, before the recorder of land titles for said state and territory, the fact of such inhabitation, cultivation, or possession, and the boundaries and extent of each claim, so as to enable the survey. or general to distinguish the private from the vacant lots, apper
taining to the said towns and villages. Duty of the
2. That, immediately after the expiration of the said term, surveyor general. allowed for proving such facts, it shall be the duty of the sur
veyor general, within whose district such lots lie, to proceed, under the instructions of the commissioner of the general land office, to survey, designate, and set apart to the said towns and villages, respectively, so many of the said vacant town or village lots, out lots, and common field lots, for the support of schools in the said towns and villages, respectively, as the president of the United States shall not, before that time, have reserved for military purposes, and not exceeding one twentieth part of the whole lands included in the general survey of such town, or village, according to the provisions of the second section of the above mentioned act of congress; and also, to survey and designate, so soon after the passage of this act as may be, the com
prior to the thre
rificate of con
mons belonging to said towns and villages, according to their
$ 3. That the recorder shall issue a certificate of confirma. The recorder tion for each claim confirmed, and shall receive for the services if
e to issue a cerrequired of him by this act, the sum of one dollar for each lot firmation for so proved to have been inhabited, culiivated, and possessed, to confirmed, and
each claim be paid by the respective claimants; and, so soon as the said to receive one
dollar there. term shall have expired, he shall furnish the surveyor general for. with a list of the lois so proved to have been inhabited, cultivated, or possessed, to serve as his guide in distinguishing them from the vacant lots to be set apart as above described, and shall transmit a copy of such list to the commissioner of the general land office. $ 4. That the provisions of this act, and of the aforesaid act The provi:
įsions of this of the thirtieth (thirteenth) of June, one thousand eight hundred act and the and twelve, be, and the same are hereby extended to the village act aforesaid,
to extend to of Mine à Burton, and the right of filing their claims with the the village of recorder. (Approved, May 26, 1824.]
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come a citizen of the United
CH . 186. An act in further addition to "An act to establish an uniform rule of naturaliza. Vol. ii. p. 850.
tion, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject." B 1. Be it enacted, &c. That any alien, being a free white Condit
which an alperson and a minor, under the age of twenty-one years, who ien, being a shall have resided in the United States three years next preced- or
et prened, free white per
son and a miing his arriving at the age of twenty-one years, and who shall nor, may behave continued to reside therein to the time he may make appli- come cation to be admitted a citizen thereof, may, after he arrives at Stales. the age of twenty-one years, and after he shall have resided five years within the United States, including the three years of his ipinority, be admitted a citizen of the United States, without having made the declaration required in the first condition of the first section of the act to which this is in addition, three years previous to his admission: Provided, such alien shall make the Proviso. declaration required therein at the time of his or her admission ; and shall further declare, on oath, and prove to the satisfaction of the court, that, for three years next preceding, it has been the bona fide intention of such alien to become a citizen of the United States ; and shall, in all other respects, comply with the laws in regard to naturalization.
§ 2. That no certificates of citizenship, or naturalization, No certificate heretofore obtained from any court of record within the United or naturaliza. States, shall be deemed invalid, in consequence of an oinission tion her
• obtained from to comply with the requisition of the first section of the act, enti- any court to ted « An act relative to evidence in cases of naturalization," berit passed the twenty-second day of March, one thousand eight hun- Vol. iii. p.
1539. dred and sixteen. VOL. III.
be deemed in