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(ACT of March 3d, 1819.)

lands of the United States to which the Indian title has been extinguished; which land shall be and forever remain to the use of said A»ylum, for the education and instruction of deaf and dumb persons; or, if said Asylum shall sell said land, which they are authorised to do, the money arising from such sale shall be and remain forever to the same use.

ACT of March 3, 1819. Pamphlet edit. 88.

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 Indiana.

91. Sec. I. For the sale of the unappropriated public lands in the state of Ohio, to which the Indian title is extinguished, the following districts shall be formed, and land offices therefor established: All the public lands, as aforesaid, lying between the western boundary line of the state of Ohio, and 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 the state of Ohio, shall form a district, for which a land office shall be established at Piqua: And all the public lands, as aforesaid, lying between the above described district and the western limits of the Connecticut Reserve 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 the unappropriated public lands in the state of Indiana, to which the Indian tide is extinguished, the following districts shall be formed, and land offices established: All the public lands, as aforesaid, to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaties concluded at St. Mary's, in the month of October, eighteen hundred and eighteen, lying east of the range line, separating the 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 office shall be established at Brookville: And all the public lands, as aforesaid, the Indian tide to which was extinguished by the treaties aforesaid, and lying west of the last described district, shall form a district, for which a land office shall be established at the town of Terre Haute: And all the public lands, as aforesaid, the Indian title to which was extinguished by the treaties aforesaid, lying east of the second principal meridian, and south of a line, to be run, separating the ninth and tenth tiers of townships north of the base line, shall be, and are hereby attached to the district of Jeffersonville; and the (ACT of March 3d, 1819.) »

said lands shall be offered for sale, with the same exceptions, and on the terms and conditions, in every respect, both at public and private sales, as is provided for the sale of the lands in the districts aforesaid: Provided also, That the president of the United States shall have power, and he is hereby authorised, to remove, whenever he shall judge it expedient so to do, the land office from Jeffersonville, to some central and suitable place within the district.

Sec. Ii. The president is hereby authorised to appoint, by and with the consent and advice of the senate, for each of the districts aforesaid, a register of the land office and receiver of public moneys; which appointments shall not be made, for any of the aforesaid respective land districts, until a sufficient quantity of public lands shall have been surveyed within such district, as to authorise, in the opinion of the president, a public sale of land within the same; which registers of the land office and receivers of public moneys, when appointed, shall each, respectively, give security, in the same sums, and in the same manner, and whose compensation, emoluments, and duties, and authority, shall, in every respect, be the same, in respect to the lands which shall be disposed of at their offices, as are or may be provided by law in relation to the registers and receivers of public moneys in the several land offices, established for the disposal of the public lands of the United States, in the states of Ohio and Indiana.

Sec. Hi. All the public lands within the aforesaid several districts, to which the Indian tide has been extinguished, and which have not been granted to, or reserved for, the use of any individual or individuals, or appropriated and reserved for any other purpose, by any existing treaties or laws, and, with the exception of section numbered sixteen, in each township, which snail be reserved for the support of schools therein, shall be offered for sale, to the highest bidder, at the land offices for the respective districts, under the direction of the register of the land office and receiver of public moneys, on such day or days as shall, by proclamation of the president of the United States, be designated for that purpose: the sales shall remain open at each place for three weeks, and no longer; the lands shall not be sold for less than two dollars an acre; and shall, in every other respect, be sold in tracts of the same size, on the same terms and conditions as have been, or may be, by law, provided for the sale of the lands of the United States in the states of Ohio and Indiana. All the public lands in the said districts, with these exceptions abovementioned, remaining unsold at the close of the public sales, may be disposed of at private sale, by the register of the respective land offices, in the same manner, under the same regulations, for the same price, and on the same terms and conditions, in every respect, as are or may be provided by law for the sale of the lands of the United States

(ACT of May 11th, 1S20.)

in the states of Ohio and Indiana: And patents shall be obtained, for the lands sold in the said districts, in the same manner, and on the same terms, as are or may be by law provided for other public lands sold in the states of Ohio and Indiana.

Sec. Iv. The president of the United States shall have power, and he is hereby authorised, to remove, whenever he shall judge it expedient so to do, any and each of the land offices established by this act, to such suitable place, within the district for which it was established, as he shall judge most proper.

Sec. V. Each of the registers of the land office, and receivers of public moneys, shall receive five dollars for each day's attendance in superintending the public sales in their respective districts.

ACT of May 11, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 68.

An act authorizing the sale of thirteen sections of land, lying within the land district of Canton in the state of Ohio.

92. Sec. t. The thirteen sections of land, lying within the land district of Canton, in the state of Ohio, which were reserved for the use of certain persons of the Delaware tribe of Indians, by an act of congress, passed on the third day of March one thousand eight hundred and seven, and were subsequently ceded to the United States, by the eighteenth article of the treaty concluded on the twenty-ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, shall be offered to public sale by the register and receiver of the public moneys, at the land office at Wooster, on such day or days as the president shall designate for that purpose, in the same manner, and on the same conditions and terms as are provided by law for the sale of the public lands of the United States.

ACT of May 11, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 75. An act to establish additional land offices in the states of Alabama and Illinois.

93. Sec. I. For the sale of the unappropriated public lands in the state of Alabama, the following districts shall be formed, and land offices therefor established: All the public lands, as aforesaid, bounded on the north by the line which separates townships numbered fourteen and fifteen, in the district of Huntsville; on the south, by the line which separates townships twentytwo and twenty-three, in the district of Cahaba, and the district east of Pearl river; and on the east and west, by the lines of the state of Alabama; shall form a district, for which a land office shall be established at Tuscaloosa. And all the public lands, as aforesaid, bounded on the south, by the southern boundary of the state of Alabama; on the west, by the line separating ranges four i

(ACT of May llth, 1820.)

and five, east of the basis meridian, to the line separating townships five and six north, in the district of Cahaba; thence, east with saitf line, to the line separating ranges twenty and twentyone; thence, north, with said line, to the line separating townships eleven and twelve; thence east with said line to the eastern boundary of the state of Alabama, and bounded on the east, by the eastern boundary of said state; shall form a district, for which a land office shall be established at Conecah court-house.

Sec. II. So much of the public lands heretofore included in the Shawneetown land district, as lies east of the third principal meridian, north of the base line, and west of the range line, between ranges numbered eight and nine, east of the said third principal meridian, shall constitute a separate land district; and, for the sale of the public lands therein, there shall be a land office established at Vandalia, the seat of government for the state of Illinois.

Sec. Hi. So much of the public land as lies north of the base line, east of the aforesaid range line, and west of the Big Wabash river, as lies in the state of Illinois, shall also constitute a separate land district; and, for the sale of the public lands, there shall be a land office established at the town of Palestine, on the said Wabash river.

Sec. iv. There shall be a register and receiver appointed to «ach of the aforesaid land offices, to superintend the sales of the public lands in their respective districts, who shall reside at the places designated in their respective districts, at which the offices are fixed, give security in the same manner, in the same sums, aud whose compensation, emoluments, and duties, and authority, shall, in every respect, be the same, in relation to the lands which shall be disposed of at their offices, 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 the public lands.

Sec. V. The provisions of the second, third, and fifth sections of the act, entitled " 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 Indiana," approved March the third, eighteen hundred and nineteen, be, and the same are hereby made applicable to the aforesaid districts and offices, so far as they are not changed by subsequent laws of the United States.

ACT of May 11, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 76.

An act to revive the powers of the commissioners for ascertaining and deciding on claims to land in the district of Detroit, and for settling the claims to land at Green Bay and Prairie des Cuiens, in the territory of Michigan.

d4. Sec. I- The powers of the commissioners, for ascertaining and deciding on the rights of persons claiming lands in the dis(ACT of May 11th, 1820.)

trict of Detroit, as defined by the second section of an act, entitled "An act to authorize the granting of patents for land, according to the surveys that have been made, and to grant donation rights to certain claimants of land in the district of Detroit, and for other purposes," passed on the twenty-third of April, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, shall be, and are hereby revived. And the said commissioners shall perform the duties therein prescribed, in relation to the claims which have been filed with the register of the land office for the said district, in pursuance of the act, entitled " An act allowing further time for entering donation rights to lands in the district of Detroit." And the said commissioners shall also have power to examine and decide, according to the laws respecting the same, the claims which have been filed with the register of the land office, and not heretofore decided on; and they shall transmit their report, and transcripts of their decisions, to the secretary of the treasury, to be laid before congress, in the manner directed by former laws providing for the adjustment of such claims.

Sec. Ii. The said commissioners shall be, and they are hereby authorized to employ, with the approbation of the secretary of the treasury, a person capable of translating the French language, as an agent, for the purpose of ascertaining the titles and claims to land at the settlements of Green Bay and Prairie des Chie-ns. It shall be the duty of the said agent to give public notice, at each of the said settlements, of the time and place therein at which he shall attend for the purpose of receiving notices and evidences of titles and claims to lands within the same. And every person having title or claim to lands within the settlements aforesaid, shall produce the evidence of his tide or claim to the said agent, who shall record the same in books to be kept for that purpose. And, after the said agent shall have remained at the places aforesaid a time sufficient for the inhabitants to produce the evider.ee of their claims, he shall make his report thereof to the said commissioners, who shall have power to examine and decide on the claims so reported to them, according to the laws for adjusting and settling the claims to land in the district of Detroit, except that which relates to donations of vacant land adjacent to the land confirmed, shall not be considered applicable to claims in the settlements aforesaid. And the said commissioners shall transmit their report, and transcripts, of their decisions, to the secretar) of the treasury, on or before the first of October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, to be laid before congress, at their next session thereafter, in the same manner as was directed by law in respect to the claims to lands in the district of Detroit.

Sec. Hi. The agent aforesaid shall take an oath for the faithful discharge of the duties enjoined on him; and he shall conform, in discharging the said duties, to such general instructions as shall

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