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Remuneration Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed and to marshals for
paid to the marshals of the several states, territories, and the District of postage.
Columbia, the amount of postage by them respectively paid on letters
relating to their duties under this act. Foi mer state- Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United ments of popu- States is hereby authorized to cause to be made a careful revision of the lation to be revised.
statements heretofore transmitted to Congress, of all former enumeraAbstract of tions of the population of the United States and their territories, and to
e cause an abstract of the aggregate amount of population in each state in each state, &c. to be print and territory, to be printed by the printer to Congress, (designating the ed, and distribue number of inhabitants of each description, by counties or parishes,) to
Congress the number of two thousand copies, which said copies shall be distrishall direct. · 2,000 dollars buted as Congress shall hereafter direct, and for that purpose, the sum of appropriated for two thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money this work.
in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, March 23, 1830.
SCHEDULE of the whole number of persons within the division allotted to A. B. by the marshal of the district (or territory) of
STATUTE I. March 25, 1830. CHAP. XLI.-An Act making appropriations to carry into effect certain Indian
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations.
States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappro
priated money in the treasury, viz: Permanent an- For payment, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty, of nuity under
the permanent annuity provided for by the second article of the treaty treaty of July, 1829.
concluded at Prairie du Chien, the twenty-ninth July, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, with the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Pattawattamie
Indians, sixteen thousand dollars. Goods.
For the purchase of goods, stipulated by the said article to be delivered
to the said Indians, twelve thousand dollars. Salt.
For the purchase of fifty barrels of salt, for one thousand eight hundred and thirty, stipulated by the said article, one hundred and twenty
five dollars. Transporta- For transportation of the said annuity and salt, and expense of protion.
visions at the delivery of the same, one thousand dollars. Claims.
For the payment of claims provided for by the fifth article of the said
treaty, eleven thousand six hundred and one dollars. Surveying For the expense of surveying the boundaries of the cession made by boundaries.
the said treaty, two thousand dollars. Limited annu- For the payment, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty, ity under treaty of the limited annuity provided by the second article of the treaty August, 1829.
made at Prairie du Chien, the second August, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, with the Winnebago Indians, eighteen thousand,
For purchasing goods to be delivered at the treaty, as stipulated by
the said second article, thirty thousand dollars. Tobacco. For purchasing three thousand pounds of tobacco, per same article,
for one thousand eight hundred and thirty, three hundred dollars. Transportation. For transportation of the same, sixty dollars. Salt.
For purchasing fifty barrels of salt, per said second article, one hun
dred and twenty-five dollars. Transportation. For transportation of the same, one hundred dollars.
Blacksmith For support of three blacksmiths' shops, including pay of smiths, and shops.
assistants, also tools, iron, steel, &c. for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty, as per third article of said treaty, three thousand
dollars. Oxen and cart, For the purchase of two yoke of oxen, and a cart, and for the services &c.
of a man at the portage of Wisconsin and Fox rivers, for one thousand eight hundred and thirty, as per same article, five hundred and thirty-five
dollars. Claims against For the payment of sundry claims against the Winnebagoes, as proWinnebagoes. vided for by the fourth article of said treaty, twenty-three thousand five
hundred and thirty-two dollars. Survey of For expense of surveying the boundaries of the territory ceded by the boundaries,
said treaty, one thousand seven hundred and forty dollars.
APPROVED, March 25, 1830.
March 31, 1830. Chap. XLVIII.
An Act for the relief of the purchasers of public lands, and for the suppression of fraudulent practices at the public sales of the lands of the
United States. (a) Lands which
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United have sevented States of America, in Congress assembled, That all purchasers, their relief laws, heirs or assignees, of such of the public lands of the United States as
(a) See notes to act of Mar. 21, 1828, ch. 22.
and 50 c.
were sold on a credit, and on which a further credit has been taken, may be redeemunder any of the laws passed for the relief of purchasers of public lands, the three foland which lands have reverted to the United States, on account of the lowing ways: balance due thereon not having been paid or discharged agreeably to said relief laws, such persons may avail themselves of any one of the three following provisions contained in this section, to wit: First, They shall 1. Pre-emption have a right of pre-emption of the same lands, until the fourth day of until July 30, July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, upon their paying into 1831, at minithe proper office the sum per acre therefor, which shall, at the time of public lands, in payment, be the minimum price per acre of the public lands of the addition to United States, in addition to the amount heretofore paid thereon, and amount already
paid. forfeited: Provided, That the price, including what has already been paid, Proviso : enand the amount to be paid, shall not, in any case, exceed three dollars tire price not to
exceed 3 dolls. and fifty cents per acre: Second, they shall have the right of completing the payment of said lands, by paying the balance of the principal debt
2. Payment due thereon, in cash, subject to a deduction of thirty-seven and a half before July 4, per cent. as heretofore, at any time previous to the fourth day of July, 1831, of 624 one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one: Third, They shall have the balance due. right, within nine months from the passage of this act, in all cases where 3. Where the the price for which said lands were sold did not exceed two dollars and price did not ex. fifty cents per acre, to draw scrip for the amount paid thereon, in the 50 c. purchasers manner prescribed in the act, approved the twenty-third day of May, one may, within nine thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, entitled “An act for the relief months,
scrip for the of purchasers of public lands that have reverted for non-payment of the
amount paid, in purchase money;" and which scrip shall be receivable in the same man- manner ner as directed by said act, except only that it shall not be taken in pay- scribed in act of
May 23, 1828, ment for lands hereafter bought at public sale.
ch. 71. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all purchasers, their heirs, or Where lands assignees, of such of the public lands of the United States as were sold relinquished
relief on credit, and which lands have, by such persons, been relinquished under under
laws (the sum any of the laws passed for the relief of purchasers of public lands, and paid having the amount paid thereon applied in payment of other lands retained by been applied in them, and which relinquished lands, or any part thereof, may now be in
other lands) repossession of such persons; or in case the certificate of purchase, and main in possespart payment of said lands, has been transferred by the persons now in sion of the repossession of said lands, or part thereof, or the persons under whom the linquishers; or present occupants may hold such possession, to some other person not in linquished lands possession thereof, and the payment made thereon applied by such other remain in posperson, or his assignee, in payment for land held in his own name: in session of per
sons (or of pereither case, the persons so in possession, shall have the right of pre-emp- song holding tion of the same lands, according to the legal sub-divisions of sections, under these) not exceeding the quantity of two quarter sections, in contiguous tracts, medo the
certifiuntil the fourth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, cate of purchase upon their paying into the proper office, the sum per acre therefor, which and part payshall, at the time of payment, be the minimum price per acre of the ment of those United States' public lands; and in addition thereto, the same amount other person by per acre heretofore paid thereon, and applied to other lands, subject to a whom said part deduction of thirty-seven and a half per cent. on the last mentioned sum: payment Provided, That the sum to be paid shall not
, in any
case, exceed three applied in pay; dollars and fifty cents per acre: Provided also, That such persons only held in his own shall be entitled to the benefits of this section, who shall apply for the name : in either same, and prove their possession, to the satisfaction of the register and case, the perreceiver of the district in which the land may lie, in the manner to be pre- session shall scribed by the commissioner of the general land office, within nine months have a right of from the passage of this act; for which, such register and receiver shall pre-emption, each be entitled to receive from such applicants, the sum of fifty cents each; And provided further, That the provisions of this section shall Provisoes. not extend to any lands that have, in any manner, been disposed of by the United States.
On failure to Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, on failure to apply for, and comply with provisions
show a right of pre-emption, under the second section of this act, within
of this act, lands the time allowed therefor; and also on failure to complete the payment to be offered for on any of the lands, agreeably to the provisions of this act, within the sale.
period allowed for that purpose, in either case, the whole of such lands shall be forthwith offered for sale without delay.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons
shall, before or at the time of the public sale of any of the lands of the having for object to prevent United States, bargain, contract or agree, or shall attempt to bargain, any one from contract, or agree with any other person or persons, that the last named bidding upon or purchasing pub
persop or persons; shall not bid upon, or purchase the land so offered for lic lands, prohi- sale, or any parcel thereof, or shall by intimidation, combination, or unbited.
fair management, hinder or prevent, or attempt to hinder or prevent any person or persons from bidding upon or urchasing any tract or tracts of
land so offered for sale, every such offender, his, her, or their aiders and Penalty. abetters, being thereof duly convicted, shall, for every such offence, be
fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding
two years, or both in the discretion of the court. All agree
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons, shall,
the before, or at the time of the public sale of any of the lands of the United effect that one person shall
States, enter into any contract, bargain, agreement, or secret understandto another, á ing with any other person or persons, proposing to purchase such land, premium of any to pay or give to such purchasers for such land, a sum of money, or price at which other article of property, over and above the price at which the land may lands of the U. or shall be bid off by such purchasers, every such contract, bargain, off by the latter, agreement, or secret understanding, and every bond, obligation, or writtu be null and ing of any kind whatsoever founded upon, or growing out of the same, void.
shall be utterly null and void. And any person or persons being a party Any premium to such contract, bargain, agreement, or secret understanding, who shall paid in consequence of such
or may pay to such purchasers, any sum of money or other article of agreement may property, as aforesaid, over and above the purchase money of such land, be recovered. may sue for, and recover such excess from such purchasers in any court Discovery may having jurisdiction of the same. And if the party aggrieved, have no be enforced by legal evidence of such contract, bargain, agreement, or secret underbill in equity.
standing, or of the payment of the excess aforesaid, he may, by bill in equity, compel such purchasers to make discovery thereof; and if in such case, the complainant shall ask for relief, the court in which the bill is
pending, may proceed to final decree between the parties to the same; Proviso: suit Provided, every such suit either in law or equity shall be commenced to be comment within six years next, after the sale of said land by the United States. years.
APPROVED, March 31, 1830.
March 31, 1830. CHAP. XLIX.-An Act to change the port of entry from Nova Iberia to Franklin,
in the state of Louisiana. Port of entry Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United changed from States of America, in Congress assembled, That hereafter, the port of Nova Iberia to Franklin.
entry in the district of Teche, in the state of Louisiana, shall be at Franklin, instead of Nova Iberia, in said district; and the collector thereof shall hereafter reside at said Franklin.
APPROVED, March 31, 1830.
STATUTE I. March 31, 1830. Chap. L.-An Act changing the residence of the collector in the district of Bur
lington, in the state of New Jersey. Collector of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Burlington, States of America, in Congress assembled, That hereafter, the collector of