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(ACT of April 30, 1810.) 52. Sec. v. The lands to which the Indian title has been extinguished, by the treaty made at Detroit, on the seventeenth of November, one thousand eight hundred and seven, shall be attached to, and made a part of the district of Detroit, and be offered for sale at that place, under the same exceptions and regulations, at the same price, and on the same terms, as other lands lying in that district.
ACT of February 15, 1809. 4 Bioren, 201. Ad act to revive, and continue for a further time, the authority of the commis
sioners of Kaskaskia.
53. Sec. 1. [The powers heretofore vested in the register and receiver of public money for the district of Kaskaskia revived and continued until January 1, 1810. Supra, 40.]
ACT of April 30, 1810. 4 Bioren, 287. An act providing for the sale of certain lands in the Indiana territory, and for
other purposes. 54. Sec. 1. All that tract of land, to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaty made at fort Wayne, on the thirtieth day of September, in the year one thousand eight hundred and nine, lying west, and adjoining to the boundary line established by the treaty of Greenville, shall be attached to, and made a part of, the district of Cincinnatti; and the residue of the lands to which the Indian title was extinguished by the said treaty, and other treaties made at Vincennes in the same year, shall be attached to, and made a part of, the district of Vincennes; and the said lands, with the exception of section number sixteen, which shall be reserved in each township for the use of schools within the same, shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder; under the direction of the register of the land office, and of the receiver of public moneys, at the places respectively where the land offices are kept, and 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 Cincinnatti one week, and at Vincennes 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, and on the same terms and conditions, as have been, or may be, provided for lands sold in the same districts; all the lands in the said tracts, with the exception abovementioned, remaining unsold at the close of the said 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, as are, or may be, provided by law for the sale of lands in the same districts; and patents shall be obtained in the same manner, and on the same terms, as for other public lands sold in the same districts.
(ACT of May 1, 1810.) Sec. 111. From and after the first day of June next, the second principal meridian, established by the surveyor general in the Indiana territory, shall be the boundary between the districts of Vincennes and Jeffersonville; and the lands included in the said districts, respectively, according to the boundaries abovementioned, shall become a part of the district in which they are included, and shall be sold at the same place, in the same manner, and on the same terms and conditions, as the other public lands lying in the same district.
55. Sec. IV. v. [Claimants who were minors at the time limited by law, [Supra, 27.] allowed until November 1810, to file their claims and the Register, &c. are to perform their duties of commissioners thereon. Infra, 65.]
56. Sec. vi. That a tract of land in the Illinois territory, at, and including, Shawneetown, on the Ohio river, shall, under the direction of the surveyor general, be laid off into town lots, streets, and avenues, and into outlots, in such manner, and of such dimensions, as he may judge proper: Provided, The tract so to be laid off shall not exceed the quantity of land contained in two entire sections, nor the town lots one-quarter of an acre each. When the survey of the lots shall be completed, a plat thereof shall be returned to the surveyor general, on which the town lots and outlots shall, respectively, be designated, by progressive numbers; who shall cause two copies to be made, one to be transmitted to the secretary of the treasury, and the other to the register of the land office; and the lots shall be offered to the highest bidder at public sale, at the same time and place, on the same terms and conditions, (except as to the quantity of land,) as have or may be provided for the sale of the other public lands in the said territory: Provided, That no town lot shall be sold for a less price than eight dollars, nor any outlot for less than at the rate of five dollars an acre. [Infra, 66.]
ACT of May 1, 1810. 4 Bioren, 307. 57. Sec. 1. All the decisions made by the commissioners appointed for the purpose of examining the claims of persons claiming lands in the district of Kaskaskia, in favour of such claimants, as entered in the transcript of decisions bearing date the thirtyfirst day of December, eighteen hundred and nine, which have been transmitted by the said commissioners to the secretary of the treasury, according to law, are hereby confirmed.
Sec. 11. The commissioners appointed by an act of the legislature of the Indiana territory, to fix on a proper site for the permanent seat of government for the said territory, are hereby authorised, and their successors in office, so soon as the surveys under the authority of the United States shall have been made of the lands which they shall select, and on producing a receipt from the receiver of public moneys, for at least one-twentieth part of
(ACT of February 20, 1812.) the purchase money, to enter with the register of the land office for the district in which the land lies, any four quarter sections of land adjoining to each other, which have not been reserved by any foriner act of congress, and which the said commissioners may select and fix on as a site for the permanent seat of government for the said territory; and payment shall be made therefor at the same price, and on the same terms and conditions, as are provided in respect to the other public lands sold at private sale in the same district; and, on completing the payment of the purchase money, a patent shall be granted therefor, to the said commissioners and their successors in office, in trust, for the use of said territory, for the purpose
aforesaid, ACT of February 25, 1811. 4 Bioren, 337. 58. Sec. 1. The president of the United States, is authorised to remove the land office established for the sale of the public lands ceded to the United States by the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians, in the Mississippi territory, from Nashville, to such place, within the district for which it was established, as he may judge most proper; and to remove the land office from Canton, in the state of Ohio, to some suitable place within the district for which it was established.
Sec. II. The public sales of the public lands, in the district east of Pearl river, in the Mississippi territory, and also in the district of Kaskaskia, in the Illinois territory, shall be conducted under the superintendence alone of the register and receiver of public moneys for the said districts, who are hereby authorised and empowered to superintend the same, in their respective districts, any law to the contrary notwithstanding; and they shall receive the compensation provided by law for the superintendents of public sales in the districts aforesaid,
ACT of February 20, 1812. 4 Bioren, 376. An act for the revision of former confirmations, and for confirming certain claims
to land in the district of Kaskaskia. 59. Sec. I. [The register and receiver of the land office at Kaskaskia, with another person to be appointed, constituted commissioners to inquire into the validity of claims, derived from confir. mations, made by the governors of the northwest and Indiana ter. ritory; to make report, &c. Infra, 67.]
60. Sec. 111. The decisions made by the commissioners, heretofore appointed for the purpose of examining the claims of persons to lands in the district of Kaskaskia, in favour of such claimants, to town or village lots, outlots, or rights in common, to commons and common fields, as entered in the transcripts of decisions, bearing date the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hun
(ACT of February 21st, 1812.) dred and nine, which have been transmitted by the said commissioners to the secretary of the treasury, according to law, shall be confirmed to all such rightful claimants, according to their respective rights thereto: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to confirm any particular decision heretofore made in favor of any individual, or to affect the right of any other individual claiming the same land, but such conflicting claims shall be decided, according to law, by the proper tribunal.
ACT of February 21, 1812. 4 Bioren, 380. 61. Sec. I. So much of the public lands of the United States, heretofore included within the land district of Kaskaskia, as lies east of the third principal meridian established by the surveyor general, shall, together with the public lands lying between the Vincennes and Kaskaskia districts, and not heretofore attached to any district, form a new land district. For the disposal of the said lands, a land office shall be established at Shawneetown, under the direction of a register of the land office and receiver of public moneys, to be appointed for that purpose, who shall reside at the place, give security in the same manner, in the same sums, and whose compensation, emoluments, and duties, and authority, shall, in every respect, be the same in relation to the lands which shali be disposed at their office, 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 disposal of the lands of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio.
Sec. 11. The said lands shall be disposed of in the same manner, and on the same terms and conditions, as are, or may be, provided by law for the sale of public lands in the district of Kaskaskia: Provided, That no tracts of land excepted from the sales by virtue of any former act, shall be sold by virtue of this act: And provided also, That a tract of not less than six miles square shall be reserved by the president of the United States for the use and support of the public salt works on Saline creek.
Sec. m. So much of the lands attached to the district of Vincennes, by virtue of the first section of an act, entitled “ An act providing for the sale of certain lands in the Indiana territory, and for other purposes,” [Supra, 54.] passed on the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and ten, as lies east of the second principal meridian established by the surveyor general, shall be attached to, and become a part of, the district of Jeffersonville, and shall be offered at public sale at the land office for the said district, under the superintendence of the register and receiver of public moneys for the said land office, and shall be sold in every other respect in the same manner, and on the same terms and conditions, as are provided by the abovementioned act, except
(ACT of April 23,1812.) that the public sales for the said lands shall remain open only for six days.
ACT of April 23, 1812. 4 Bioren, 112. 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.
62. Sec. I. Patents shall be granted to the persons whose claims to land have been confirmed in the district of Detroit, in conformity to the surveys which have been made under the direction of the surveyor general, and the general plat of which has been returned to the secretary of the treasury, notwithstanding the surveys shall not, in every respect, correspond with the description of the tracts as confirmed by the commissioners for adjusting land claims in the said district: Provided, That the confirmation of the commissioners, and certificate of the registers, shall, in every other respect, be conformable to law.
Sec. 11. Every person whose claim has been confirmed by the commissioners aforesaid, to a tract of land bordering on the river Detroit, and whose tract, as confirmed, does not extend in depth eighty arpens, French measure, shall be entitled to a donation of any vacant tract of land adjacent to, and back of, the land confirmed to him as aforesaid: Provided, That such donation shall not exceed forty arpens, French measure, in depth, nor in quantity of land that contained in the tract already confirmed to him, nor shall, in any case, the tract confirmed as aforesaid, and that al. lowed as a donation, together, exceed eighty arpens, French measure, in depth; and in all cases where, by reason of bends in the said river and of adjacent prior claiins, each claimant cannot obtain a tract equal in quantity to the tract already confirmed to him, the vacant land applicable to the object shall be divided between the claimants in such manner as shall appear to the commission ers for adjusting the claims most equitable. And every person claiming a donation in virtue of this section shall, on or before the first day of December next, deliver to the register of the land office at Detroit a notice, in writing, of the situation and extent of his claim, which he shall file in his office on receiving twenty-five cents from the party or parties for each claim; and if such persons shall neglect to deliver such notice within the time limited, his right to a donation under this section, shall become void. And the commissioners for adjusting claims to land in the said district shall, as snon as may be after the first of December next, proceed to examine and decide, according to the provisions of this section, on the claims filed as aforesaid; and when it shall appear to the said commissioners that the claimant is entitled to a donation of land, they shall give a certificate, stating the circumstances of the case, and that the claimant is entitled to receive a patent for such