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(ACT of February 4th, 1815.) eight hundred and fifteen, shall forfeit all right or claim against the United States, derived from confirmations under this act or any former law.''

Sec. VII. It shall be the duty of the register of the land office for the Kaskaskia district, to make out a certificate of confirmation to each person whose claim or claims are confirmed by this act, or by any former law, within the territory of Illinois; and such certificate shall specify the quantity of land confirmed to the hol. der thereof, and shall be sufficient evidence of claim, within the meaning of this act; to entitle the owner or holder thereof to a credit with the receiver of public moneys, for the quantity of land mentioned in such certificate, within the reserved tract aforesaid: and the register of the land office shall receive the sum of twentyfive cents from the person demanding and receiving such certificate.

Sec. VIII. Patents shall be obtained for lands entered under this act, in the reserved tract aforesaid, in the same manner, and on the same terms, as are provided by law for other public lands of the United States.

ACT of February 4, 1815. 4. Bioren, 789. 70. Sec. I. All that tract of land lying between the foot of the rapids of the river Miami of lake Erie and the western line of the Connecticut reserve, in the state of Ohio, which was ceded to the United States, by certain tribes of Indians, at a treaty concluded at Brownstown, in the Michigan territory, on the twenty-fifth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and eight, shall be attached to, and made a part of, the district of Canton.

Sec. 11. In surveying and dividing the lands by this act attached to the district of Canton, the ordinary mode of surveying the public lands shall be so far deviated from, that the boundary lines of the tracts to be laid off therein shall be run parallel to, and at right angles with, the road laid out in conformity with the said treaty, and in every other respect the surveys shall be made in the same manner, and for the same compensation allowed for the surveying the other public lands northwest of the river Ohio.

Sec. 111. All the lands by this act attached to the district of Canton, shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder, under the direction of the register of the land office and the receiver of public moneys of the said district, at such time and place as the president of the United States shall designate by proclamation for that purpose; and the sales shall remain open one week, and no longer; and the said lands shall, in every respect, be sold on the same terms and conditions as have been provided for the sale of other lands of the United States. All the lands in the said tract, remaining unsold at the close of the said sales, may be disposed of at private sale by the register of the land office of the said district, on the same terms and conditions as are provided for the sale of

(ACT of February 27th, 1815.) other public lands in the same district; and patents shall be obtained in the same manner as in case of other lands of the United States.

ACT of February 27, 1815. 4 Bioren, 814. An act to amend and extend the provisions of " An act confirming certain claims to land in the Mlinois territory, and providing for their location. [Supra, 67.]

71. Sec. 1. The western boundary of the tract of country set apart by the act of the sixteenth of April, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, entitled " An act confirming certain claims to land in the Illinois territory, and providing for their location,” be extended upon the river Mississippi, to the middle thereof, so as to include all islands in said river, between the middle and eas. tern margin, throughout the length of said line; and that all or any of the said islands shall be subject to be appropriated under the said recited act.

Sec. 11. The proviso contained in the fourth section of the before recited act is repealed, so far as it regards persons settled on fractions of sections or quarter sections containing less than one hundred and sixty acres; and that such persons, under the like circumstances, shall be considered as entitled to all the rights, benefits and advantages, specified in the said fourth section; as those settled on sections or quarter sections, and also to any right, privilege, or advantage, secured by this act: Provided, however, That such persons shall not be permitted, in such cases, to take less than the whole quantity of such fractional quarter section on which they are respectively settled.

Sec. 111. Every person or persons, who settled on and improve any of the lands in the said territory, reserved for the use of schools or seminaries of learning, before the fifth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, and who would have had the right of preemption thereto had not the same been reserved as aforesaid, shall be entitled to the preemption of the like quantity of other land, upon the same terms, and under the same restrictions, provided by the fourth section of the said recited act, to be located on any lands within the boundary specified in this and the said recited act, not otherwise appropriated; and such persons shall also be entitled to the benefit of, and subject to the restrictions contained in this act. [Infra, 75.]

7:2. Sec. IV. All and every person or persons entitled to the preemption of lands, under the fourth section of the before recited act, who failed to locate their claims within the time limited in said act, and which lands have been appropriated by others, shall be entitled to the preemption of the like quantity as they could have appropriated under the said act, or under the provisions of this act, to be located on any land within the boundary specified in this and the said recited act, not previously appropriated.

(ACT of April 16th, 1816.) Sec. V. All and every person or persons, entitled to the preemption of lands under the provisions of this act, shall conform to, and be governed by, the rules prescribed in the said recited act, in locating, proving, and completing their titles respectively, except in cases where the same is changed by this act.

73. Sec. vii. The locations of any confirmed claim, made by virtue of any authority given by the commissioners appointed to examine the claims of persons to land in the Illinois territory, shall be, and the same are hereby confirmed: Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not be so construed as to extend to any locations made by any person or persons without any authority from the commissioners aforesaid; nor shall it affect the claims of any other person or persons.

Sec. vin. The register and receiver of public moneys of the land office at Kaskaskia shall be allowed the same commission, respectively, on the confirmed claims, which have been or shall be received in payment for land entered at the said office, as they are now entitled to, 'on moneys received in payment for lands sold, calculating the value of the confirmed claims at the rate of two dollars per acre.

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ACT of April 24, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 70. 74. Sec. 1. The president of the United States is hereby authorized to lease the United States' saline, near the Wabash river, for a term not exceeding seven years, from and after the end of the present term, on such conditions as will ensure the working the same most extensively and most advantageously to the United States.

ACT of April 16, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 91. An act making further provision for settling claims to land in the territory of

Illinois.

75, Sec. 1. [Further time, until October 1, 1816; allowed to settlers on land reserved for the use of schools, to make their entries. Infra, 95.]

Sec. II. The register and receiver of public money shall have power, and they are hereby authorized to select any other vacant and unappropriated lands within the tract set apart to satisfy confirmed claims as aforesaid, in lieu of such of the lands formerly reserved for a seminary of learning, and for the support of schools, as have been appropriated in satisfaction of ancient grants or confirmed improvement claims, or as shall be entered in right of preemption, according to the provisions of the preceding section of this act: Provided, That the lands thus to be selected shall be taken as near adjacent to those in lieu of which they are selected

(ACT of April 26th, 1816.) as an equal quantity of land of like quality can be obtained, and shall be reserved and appropriated for the same purpose.

76. Sec. in. The provisions of the second section of an act passed the twenty-seventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, respecting the settlers on the fractional sections and quarter sections within the aforesaid reserved tract, shall extend to all other settlers on the fractional section or quarter sections within the Kaskaskia district.

Sec. iv. All the claims filed in the name of the original claimants, or their heirs, not exceeding four hundred acres, contained in a list transmitted to the commissioner of the general land office, by Michael Jones, register, and S. Bond, receiver of public moneys of the land office for the district of Kaskaskia, bearing date the twenty-ninth day of March, une thousand eight hundred and fifteen are confirmed to the original claimants or their heirs: Provided, That the said claims, hereby confirmed, are deemed and taken to be unlocated claims, and they shall not in any wise defeat or interfere with locations made in virtue of other authorized claims on lands improved by the said claimants or others.

77. Sec. vi. All persons, or their legal representatives, entitled to the right of pre-emption of lands within the boundary specified in the before recited act of the sixteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, which lands have not been surveyed under the authority of the United States, shall be, and they hereby are allowed a further time for making their entries with the register of the land office, until the lands upon which they have respectively settled and improved shall be surveyed by the United States, and until the expiration of six months next thereafter.

Sec. vti. Every person and the legal representative of every person, whose claim to a tract of land within the Illinois territory is confirmed by this or any former act, and who has not previously obtained a patent for the same from the governor either of the territory northwest of the Ohio, or of the Indiana territory, shall, whenever his claim shall have been located and surveyed, be en titled to receive from the register of the land office at Kaskaskia a certificate stating that the claimant is entitled to receive a patent for such tract of land by virtue of this act, for which certificate the register shall receive one dollar; and which certificate shall entitle the party to a patent for the said tract, which shall issue in like manner as is provided by law, for lands purchased of the United States.

ACT of April 26, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 93. An act providing for the sale of the tract of land at the lower rapids of Sandusky

river.

78. Sec. I. So much of the tract of land of two miles square,

(ACT of April 26th, 1816.) at the lower rapids of Sandusky river, ceded by the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanoes, Ottawas, Chippewas, Patawatimies, Miamis, Eel river, Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankashaws, and Kaskas kias tribes of Indians to the United States, by the treaty of Greenville, of the third of August, one thousand seven hundred and ninety five, shall, under the direction of the surveyor general, be laid off into town lots, streets and avenues, and into out-lots, 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 one entire section, 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 out lots shall respectively be designated by progressive numbers, who shall cause two copies to be made, one to be transmitted with a copy of the field notes, to the commissioner of the general land office, and the other to the register of the land office at Wooster.

Sec, 11. Previously to the disposal at public sale of the before mentioned tract of land, the surveyor general shall, and he is hereby directed to re-survey and mark the exterior lines of the said tract, conformably to the survey made in [the] year one thousand eight hundred and seven, by virtue of the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and five, and also to cause divisional lines to be run through each fractional section, and of the adjoining quarter section, so that each sub-divisioti, having one front on the river, may contain, as nearly as may be, eighty acres each. And in like manner to cause the large island, lying in the west half of section number one, to be surveyed, and the same to be divided into two equal parts: Provided, That in running the sub-divisional lines, no interference shall be made affect. ing the selection or location hereafter to be made under the direction of the secretary of war: Provided also, That in no case shall the sub-divisional lines be so run, as to extend to, or embrace the bed of the river, which shall be deemed, and is hereby declared to be a public highway: And provided also, That the whole expense of re-surveying and marking the exterior lines of the said cession, and running and marking the sub-divisional lines of the fractional and quarter sections, lying adjacent to the river, shall not exceed three dollars for every mile actually surveyed, re-surveyed and marked, by virtue of this and the preceding section.

SEC. 111. That all the land contained within the aforesaid cession, of two miles square, shall, with the exception of as many town lots and out lots, as in the opinion of the secretary of the treasury may be necessary to reserve for the support of schools within the same, and with the exception also of the salt springs, and land reserved for the use of the same, be offered for sale to the highest bidder at Wooster, in the state of Ohio, under the di

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