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hundred and twenty-four," approved March third, one thousand eight

hundred and forty-three, be, and the same is hereby repealed. Northern line

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the northern line of said reser-
run by J. S.
Sprigg to be vation, as run and marked by Jenifer S. Sprigg, in the years one thou-
northern boun. sand eight hundred and thirty-two and one thousand eight hundred and
dary of reserva-thirty-three, under contract with William Clark, superintendent of In-
tion.

dian affairs, be, and the same is hereby, ratified, approved, and estab-
lished, as the correct northern boundary of said reservation. (a)

(a) See Nos. 1755, 1769, 1770.

June 15, 1814.
Vol. 5, p. 666.

No. 1772.-AN ACT to authorize the selection of certain school lands in the Terri.

tories of Florida, Iowa, and Wisconsin. [See FLORIDA, No. 1668.)

Two and

one

to the town.

June 15, 1844. No. 1773.-AN ACT granting to the county of Dubuque, certain lots of ground in
Vol. 5, p. 666.

the town of Dubuque.
Be it enacted, 8-c., That the following described pieces or parcels of
half lots granted land are hereby granted and given to the county of Dubuque, in the

Territory of Iowa, to wit: Two lots and a half lying and being situate
in the town of Dubuque, on the northwest corner of Seventh and Lo-
cust streets, in said county, being the same land upon which the old
county jail now stands, and is designated on the Government plat of

said town as “public square." (a)
Lots may be SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the county commissioners of the
disposed of by county of Dubuque be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered
the county com.
missioners.

to make sale, or otherwise dispose of the lots of land described in the
first section of this act, in such manner as will best subserve the inter-
ests of said county.

(a) See Nos. 1757, 1758, 1786, 1791, 1813, 1815, 1820.

June 17, 1844.
Vol. 5, p. 677.

No. 1774.-AN ACT respecting the northern boundary of the State of Missouri.
[See Missouri, No. 1068.]

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June 17, 1844. No. 1775.-AN ACT for the benefit of James Anderson, of the Territory of Iowa.
Vol. 6, p. 925.

Be it enacted, 8-c., That the said James Anderson be, and he hereby is, Authorized to permitted to enter, at the minimum price of the public lands, the fracenter certain tional sixteenth section in township sixty-nine north, range two west, land.

containing two hundred and eighteen acres, and forty-five one-hun-
dredths, in the district of lands subject to entry at Burlington, in the

Territory of Iowa.
Other land to Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the authority having charge of
be selected for the said school land, is hereby authorized to select and report to the
use of schools.

register and receiver of the district in which said land is situate, other
unappropriated lands of the United States subject to private entry in
the said Territory, of a similar quantity to that which shall have been
entered by said Anderson, for the use of schools for the inhabitants of

said township, under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Proviso. Commissioner of the General Land Office: Provided, The majority of the

legal voters of said township sign a petition authorizing the said James
Anderson to enter the said fractional section sixteen, in said township,
and present the same to the register of the district. (a)

(a) See Nos. 1668, 1760, 1769, 1772, 1777, 1782, 1783.

March 3, 1845. No. 1776.-AN ACT for the admission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the
Vol. 5, p. 742.

Union.
Preamble. Whereas, the people of the Territory of Iowa did, on the seventh day

of October, eighteen hundred and forty-four, by a convention of dele-
gates called and assembled for that purpose, form for themselves a con-
stitution and State government; and whereas, the people of the Ter-
ritory of Florida did, in like manner, by their delegates, on the eleventh
day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, form for themselves
a constitution and State government, both of which said constitutions

are Republican; and said conventions having asked the admission of their respective Territories into the Union as States, on equal footing with tbe original States:

Be it enacted, &-c., That the States of Iowa and Florida be, and the Iowa and Florsame are hereby, declared to be States of the United States of America, ida declared to be and are hereby admitted into the Union on equal footing with the Statos, con an

equal footing original States, in all respects wbatsoever.

with the original SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following shall be the States. boundaries of the said State of Iowa, to wit: Beginning at the mouth

Boundaries of of the Des Moines River, at the middle of the Mississippi, thence by the

Iowa. middle of the channel of that river to a parallel of latitude passing through the mouth of the Mankato, or Blue-Earth River, thence west along the said parallel of latitude to a point where it is intersected by a meridian line, seventeen degross and thirty minutes west of the meridian of Washington City, thence due sonth to the northern boundary line of the State of Missouri, thence eastwardly following that boundary to the point at which the same intersects the Des Moines River, thence by the middle of the channel of that river to the place of beginning.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That said State of Florida shall em. Boundaries of brace the Territories of East and West Florida, which by the treaty of Florida. amity, settlement and limits between the United States and Spain, on the twenty-second day of February, eighteen hundred and nineteen, were ceded to the United States.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That said States of Iowa and Florida Iowa and Florare admitted into the Union on the express condition that they shall ida, not to internever interfere with the primary disposal of the public lands lying före with. Orotax

the public lands. within them, nor levy any tax on the saine whilst remaining the property of the United States: Provided, That the ordinance of the conven- Ordinance tion that formed the constitution of Iowa, and which is appended to the convention of the said constitution, shall not be deemed or taken to have any effect Iowa not obligaor validity, or to be recognised as

any manner obligatory upon the tory on United Government of the United States. (a)

(a) See Nos. 1068, 1759, 1761, 1763, 1774, 1779, 1785, 1787, 1788.

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No. 1777.-AN ACT supplemental to the act for the admission of the States of March 3, 1845. Iowa and Florida into the Union.

Vol. 5, p. 789. Be it enacted, fc., That the laws of the United States, which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the United States

Application of State of Iowa as elsewhere within the United States.

laws to Iowa.

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SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That in lieu of the propositions sub- Propositions to mitted to the Congress of the United States, by an ordinance passed on be submitted to the first day of November, eighteen hundred and forty-four, by the con-the Legislature vention of delegates at Iowa City, assembled for the purpose of making a constitution for the State of Iowa, which are hereby rejected, the following propositions be, and the same are hereby, offered to the legislature of the State of Iowa, for their acceptance or rejection; which, if accepted, under the authority conferred on the said legislature, by the convention which framed the constitution of the said State, shall be obligatory upon the United States :

First. That section numbered sixteen in every township of the public Grant of lands lands, and, where such section has been sold or otherwise disposed of, for the use of other lands equivalent thereto, and as contigious as may be, shall be schools. granted to the State for the use of schools. (a)

Second. That the seventy-two sections of land set apart and reserved Grant of lands for the use and support of a university, by an act of Congress approved for the use of a on the twentieth day of July, eighteen hundred and forty, entitled "An university. act granting two townships of land for the use of a university in the Territory of Iowa,” are hereby granted and conveyed to the State, to be appropriated solely to the use and support of such university, in such manner as the legislature may prescribe. (b)

Third. That five entire sections of land, to be selected and located Grant of lands under the direction of the legislature, in legal divisions of not less than for completing one quarter-section, from any of the unappropriated lands belonging to

the public build.

ings. the United States within the said State, are hereby granted to the State for the purpose of completing the public buildings of the said State, or

viso.

for the erection of public buildings at the seat of government of the

said State, as the legislature may determine and direct. (c)
Salt springs Fourth. That all salt springs within the State, not exceeding twelve
granted to the in number, with six sections of land adjoining, or as contiguous as may
the State.

be to each, shall be granted to the said State for its use; the same to be
selected by the legislature thereof, within one year after the admission
of said State, and the same, when so selected, to be used on such terms,

conditions, and regulations, as the legislature of the State shall direct: Proviso.

Provided, That no salt spring, the right whereof is now vested in any
individual or individuals, or which may hereafter be confirmed or ad-

judged to any individual or individuals, shall, by this section, be granted Further pro.to said State: And provided, also, That the general assembly shall

never lease or sell the same, at any one time, for a longer period than

ten years, without the consent of Congress. (d) Five per cent. Fifth. That five per cent. of the net proceeds of sales of all public of net proceeds lands lying within the said State, which have been, or shall be sold by of publio lands appropriated for

Congress, from and after the admission of said State, after deducting roads and canals. all the expenses incident to the same, shall be appropriated for making

public roads and canals within the said State, as the legislature may Proviso. direct:(e) Provided, That the five foregoing propositions herein offered

are on the condition that the legislature of the said State, by virtue of
the powers conferred upon it by the convention which framed the con-

stitution of the said State, shall provide, by an ordinance, irrevocable Iowa not to in- without the consent of the United States, that the said State shall never terfere with dis- interfere with the primary disposal of the soil within the same by the posal of public United States, nor with any regulations Congress may find necessary for lands, &c.

United States securing the title in such soil to the bona-fide purchasers thereof; and lands not to be that no tax shall be imposed on lands the property of the United States; taxed.

and that in no case shall non-resident proprietors be taxed higher than Xon-residents

residents; and that the bounty lands granted, or hereafter to be granted, higher than resi. for military services during the late war, shall, while they continue to dents.

be held by the patentees or their heirs, remain exempt from any tax laid Bounty lands hy order or under the authority of the State, whether for State, county, exempt from tax, township, or any other purpose, for the term of three years from aná years.

after the date of the patents, respectively.

(a) See Nos. 1668, 1760, 1769, 1772, 1775, 1782.
(b) See No. 1764.
(c) See Nos 1762, 1766.
(d) See No. 1789.
(e) See No. 1787.

not to be taxed

July 11, 1846. No. 1778.-AN ACT to authorize the President of the United States to sell the
Vol. 9, p. 37.

reserved mineral lands in the States of Illinois and Arkansas, and Territories of
Wisconsin and Iowa, supposed to contain lead ore.

[See ILLINOIS, No. 421.]

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Aug. 4, 1846. No. 1779.-AN ACT to define the boundaries of the State of Iowa, and to repeal so
Vol. 9, p. 52. much of the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five

as relatos to the boundaries of lowa. Boundaries de

Be it enacted, 8c., That the following shall be, and they are hereby, clared.

declared to be the boundaries of the State of Iowa, in lieu of those pre-
scribed by the second section of the act of the third of March, eighteen
hundred and forty-five, entitled “An act for the admission of the States
of Iowa and Florida into the Union,” viz. Beginning in the middle of
the main channel of the Mississippi River, at a point due east of the
middle of the mouth of the main channel of the Des Moines River;
thence up the middle of the main channel of the said Des Moines River,
to a point on said river where the northern boundary line of the State
of Missouri, as established by the constitution of that State, adopted
June twelfth, eighteen hundred and twenty, crosses the said middle of
the main channel of the said Des Moines River; thence, westwardly,
along the said northern boundary line of the State of Missouri, as estah.
lished at the time aforesaid, until an extension of said line intersect the
middle of the main channel of the Missouri River; thence, up the mid-
dle of the main channel of the said Missouri River, to a point opposite
the middle of the main channel of the Big Sionx River, according to
Nicollet's map; thence, up the main channel of the said Big Sioux
River, according to said map, until it is intersected by the parallel of
forty-three degrees and thirty minutes north latitude; thence east,

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along said parallel of forty-three degrees and thirty minutes, until said
parallel intersect the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi
River; thence, down the middle of the main channel of said Mississippi
River, to the place of beginning.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the question which has hebeto- Question in
fore been the subject matter of controversy and dispute between the controversy
State of Missouri and the Territory of Iowa, respecting the precise loca-

tween Missouri

and Iowa re-
tion of the northern boundary line of the State of Missouri, shall be, ferred to the Su.
and the same is hereby, referred to the Supreme Court of the United preme Court.
States for adjudication and settlement, in accordance with the act of the
legislature of Missouri, approved March twenty-five, eighteen bundred
and forty-five, and the memorial of the council and house of represen-
tatives of the Territory of the Iowa, approved January seventeenth,
eighteen hundred and forty-six, by which both parties have agreed to
"the commencement and speedý determination of such suit as may be
necessary to procure a final decision by the Supreme Court of the United Supreme Court
States upon the true location of the northern boundary of that State ;' invested with
and the said Supreme Court is hereby invested with all the power and he is sary an-

thority.
anthority necessary to the performance of the duty imposed by this
section.

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SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act of the third Repeal of 80 of March, eighteen hundred and forty-five, entitled "An act for the ad- much of the act

of 1845 as isinconmission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union,” relating to sistent herewith. the said State of Iowa, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be and the same is hereby repealed. (a)

(a) See Nos. 1068, 1759, 1761, 1763, 1774, 1776, 1785, 1787, 1788.

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No. 1780.-AN ACT granting certain lands to the Territory of Iowa, to aid in the

Aug. 8, 1846. improvement of the navigation of the Des Moines River, in said Territory. Vol. 9, p. 77. Be it enacted, fc., That there be, and hereby is, granted to the Terri. Public lands tory of Iowa, for the purpose of aiding said Territory to improve the granted to the navigation of the Des Moines River from its mouth to the Racoon Fork,

Territory of (so called,) in said Territory, one equal moiety, in alternate sections, of Iowa, for the im.

provement of the public lands, (remaining unsold, and not otherwise disposed of, en-Des Moines cumbered, or appropriated,) in a strip five miles in width on each side of River. said river; to be selected within said Territory by an agent or agents to be appointed by the governor thereof, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the T'reasury of the United States.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the lands hereby granted shall Not to be con not be conveyed or disposed of by said Territory, nor by any State to veyedor disposed be formed out of the same, except as said improvements shall progress; tain cases.

of, except in cer. that is, the said Territory or State may sell so much of said lands as shall produce the sum of thirty thousand dollars, and then the sales shall cease, until the governor of said Territory or State shall certify the fact to the President of the United States, that one-half of said sum has been expended upon said improvement, when the said Territory or State may sell and convey a quantity of the residue of said lands, sufficient to replace the amount expended, and thus the sales shall progress as the proceeds thereof shall be expended, and the fact of such expenditure shall be certified as aforesaid.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said river Des Moines shall Des Moines be and forever remain a public highway for the use of the Government

River declared a of the United States, free from any toll or other charge whatever for

public highway. any property of the United States, or persons in their service passing through or along the same: Provided always, That it shall not be com- Proviso. petent for the said Territory or future State of Iowa to dispose of said lands, or any of them, at a price lower than, for the time being, shall be the minimum price of other public lands.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That whenever the Territory of Iowa Lands to be shall be admitted into the Union as a State, the lands hereby granted come the proper: for the above purpose shall be and become the property of said Statu, admission into

on for the purpose contemplated in this act, and no other: Provided, The the Union. legislature of the State of Iowa shall accept the said grant for the said Proviso. purpose. (a)

(@) See Nos. 1800, 1801, 1818, 1821, 1825.

Aug. 8, 1846.

No. 1781.-AN ACT to establish an additional land district in Iowa. Vol. 9, p. 82.

Be it enacted, foc., That, for the sale of the public lands in the TerriAdditional lavd tory of Iowa, an additional land district is hereby created, comprising district in Iowa all the lands lying between the line dividing townships seventy-five and established.

seventy-six north, and the line dividing townships eighty-three and

eighty-four north, which shall be called the Iowa district. Register and SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is receiver to be ap- hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of

the Senate, a register and a receiver of the pablic moneys for the said district, who shall respectively be required to reside at the site of said

office, and who shall have the same powers, perform the same duties, Compensati on and be entitled to the same compensation, as are or may be prescribed and duties.

by law in relation to other land offices of the United States. (a) Lands in that SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President is anthorized to district to be ex

cause the public lands in the said district, with the exemption of secposed to sale.

tions numbered sixteen in each township, reserved for the use of schools, or such other lands as may be selected by law in lieu thereof, and of 'such other tracts as he may select for military or other purposes, to be exposed to sale in the same manner and upon the same terms and

conditions as the other public lands of the United States. (b) Site of land SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President is hereby authoroffice.

ized to designate the site at which the said office shall be established,
and to remove the same to any other place within said district, when-
ever, in his opinion, it may be deemed expedient.

(a) See Nos. 1760, 1790, 1793.
(6) See Nos. 1757, 1758, 1760, 1790, 1793, 1794, 1798, 1803, 1804, 1806.

John

Aug. 8, 1846. No. 1782.-AN ACT for the relief of John G. McCloud, of Linn County, Iowa. Vol. 9. p. 667.

Be it enacted, fc., That John G. McCloud be, and he is hereby, perG. Mc. mitted to enter, within one year from the date of the passage of this Cloud permitted bill, at the proper land office, at the minimum price of the public lands, to enter i quar; the north west quarter of the northeast quarter of section number sixland.

teen, in township eighty-three north, of range seven west, containing

forty acres. Authority hav.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the authority having charge of ing charge of the said school land is hereby authorized to select, and report to the school land to report to register register and receiver of the district in which said land is situate, other and receiver. unappropriated lands of the United States subject to private entry in

the said Territory, of a similar quantity to that which shall have been entered by said John G. McCloud, for the use of schools for the inhabitants of said township, under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That two-thirds of the legal voters (including such females as may be heads of families) of said township sign a petition consenting that the said John G. McCloud may enter the before-mentioned forty-acre tract of land, and cause the same to be presented to the register of the proper district. (a)

(a) See Nos. 1668, 1760, 1769, 1772, 1775, 1777.

Aug. 8, 1846. No. 1783.-AN ACT to confirm an entry of land made by the administrator of Vol. 9, p. 671.

James Anderson, deceased, of Iowa Territory. Entry of land,

Be it enacted, f'c., That the entry of fractional section sixteen, in townmade by the ad: ship number sixty-nine north, of range number two west, in the Des ministrator of Moines land district, in the Territory of Iowa, made by the adminisJames Anderson, trator of the estate of the late James Anderson, deceased, of Iowa Tercoutin wed.

ritory, under the provisions of an act of Congress for the relief of said

Anderson, approved seventeenth June, eighteen hundred and forty-four, Proviso. be, and the same is hereby, confirmed and allowed : Provided, nevertheless,

That the consent of two-thirds of the legal voters in said township shall be first obtained thereto. (a)

(a) See No. 1775.

Aug. 8, 1846. No. 1784.-AN ACT to authorize the constituted authorities of the county of Polk, Vol. 9, p. 674. in the Territory of Iowa, to enter a quarter-section of land for a seat of justice. Authorities of

Be it enacted, g'o., That the constituted authorities of the county of the county of Polk, in the Territory of Iowa, be, and are hereby, authorized to Polk authorized enter, by legal subdivisions, the quarter-section of land upon which to enter quarter: Fort Des Moines, in the Territory of Iowa, is situated, upon paying to section of land for a seat of justice, the proper register and receiver therefor one dollar and a quarter per

acre : Prorided, That the seat of justice of said county is located on said tract of land.

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