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the principal wherever situated, and which have been sold in pur. be punctually suance of the act intituled “*An act to amend the

act, intituled “ An act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States in the territory north-west of the Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river," or which may hereafter be sold by virtue of that or of any other act of Congress : Provided, That such in. stalments shall be paid on the day on which the same shall become due ; but the interest shall be charged and demanded in conformity with the provisions heretofore in force, from the date of the purchase on

each instalment which shall not be paid on the day on Proviso.

which the same shall become due: Provided however, That on the instalments which are or may become due before the first day of October next, interest shall not be charged, except from the time they be. came due until paid, but, in failure to pay the said in. stalments on the said first day of October, interest shall be charged thereon, in conformity with the pro. visions heretofore in force, from the date of the pur

chase. Certain sec. Sec. 12. The sections which have been heretotions of landsf and fractional

oma fore reserved and are by this act directed to be sold, sections and also, the fractional sections, classed as is by the ninth other public section of this act directed, and all the other lands land north of of the un; the Ohio and

oth of the United States north of the Ohio, and above above the the mouth of Kentucky river, shall be offered for sale mouth of in quarter sections to the highest bidder, under the Kentucky ri- directions of the register of the land office, and of the ver to be of. fered for

de receiver of public monies, at the places respectively sale: where the land offices are kept, that is to say : the Under whose lands in the district of Chilicothe, on the first Mon. direction. Times and

day of May; the lands in the district of Marietta, on places of sale. the second Monday of May ; the lands in the district

of Zanesville, on the third Monday of May; the lands in the district of Steubenville, on the second Monday

of June; and the lands in the district of Cincinnati, on How long the first Monday of September. The sales shall rethe sales to remain open. main open at each place no longer than three weeks ; Terms of the lands which may be thus sold, shall not be sold for sale.

less than two dollars per acre, and shall in every other

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respect be sold on the same terms and conditions as is Other public provided for the sale of lands sold at private sale. And lands, north

of the Ohio, all the other public lands of the United States either or south of north of the Ohio, or south of the state of Tennessee, Tennessee to which are directed to be sold at public sale, shall be be offered

to the highoffered for sale to the highest bidder in quarter sections.

quarter secSec. 14. From and after the first day of April tions. next, each of the registers and receivers of public Addit monies of the several land offices established by law, to the regis

compensation either north of the river Ohio, or south of the state of ters and reTennessee, shall, in addition to the commission here, ceivers of tofore allowed, receive one half per cent. on all the price

nies monies paid for public lands sold in their respective offices, and an annual salary of five hundred dollars, the register and receiver of the land office at Mariet. ta excepted, the annual salary of whom shall be two hundred dollars. And from and after the same day, com the fees payable by virtue of former laws to the regis, heretofore ters of the several land offices, for the entry of lands payable, dis: and for certificates of monies paid, shall no longer be continued:. demandable from nor paid by the purchasers of pub- officers of the

Books of the lic lands. And it shall be the duty of the secretary land offices to of the treasury to cause, at least once every year, the be annually books of the officers of the land offices to be examin-ex

min. examined,

and the baed, and the balance of public monies, in the hands of lance in their the several receivers of public monies of the said of. hands fices, to be ascertained.

ascertained.

Fees heretoSec. 15. From and after the first day of April for next, the fees, heretofore payable for patents for lands, able for pashall no longer be paid by the purchasers. And it tents, no shall be the duty of every register of a land office,

e longer payaon application of the party, to transmit, by mail, to Register's fithe register of the treasury, the final certificate grant, nai certificd by such register to the purchaser of any tract of cates to be

transmitted land sold at his office : and it shall be the duty of the to the register of the treasury, on receiving any such certie of the treasuficate, to obtain and transmit by mail to the register of ry. the proper land office, the patent to which such pur- Register of chaser is entitled ; but in every such instance, the the treasury party shall previously pay to the proper deputy post- to master the postage accruing on the transmission of such certificate and patent.,

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VIII. 102. *Sec. ☺. All the sections heretofore reserved for 3d March,

ch, the future disposition of Congress, and lying within Sections re. either of the districts established for the disposal of served for public lands in the state of Ohio, with the exception the future dis- of the section No. 16, of the Salt Springs, and lands position of

reserved for the use of the same, and of the other be offered for sections or tracts of land otherwise heretofore spesale, except cially appropriated, shall be offered for sale in that springs, &c.

district within which such reserved sections may lie,

on the same terms and under the same regulations as Proviso other lands in the same district : Provided, That such

sections shall previously be offered to the highest bid. der at public sales, to be held under the superintend. ance of the register and receiver of the land offices respectively, to which they are attached, on the same terms as has been provided for the public sales of the other public lands of the United States, and on such day or days as shall, by a public proclamation of the

President of the United States, be designated for that Not to be purpose: And provided also, That no such heretofore sold for less reserved section shall be sold either at public or prithan $ 8 per vate sale for less than eight dollars per acre. acre.

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All the sections of land, heretofore reserved for the future disposition of Congress, not sold or otherwise disposed of, and lying within either of the disa

* The ordinance of 20th May, 1785, had reserved the sections Nos. 8, 11, 26, and 29. This last was granted for religious purposes in the patents to the Ohio company, and to John Cleves Symmes. Three central sections were, by the act of 18th May, 1796, reserved in all tracts to be sold thereafter, in lieu of the four abovementioned Sections. No reservations (those of No. 16 for schools, of certain townships for seminaries of learning, and of salt springs or lead mines excepted) were made in any of the public lands not included within the Indian boundary line established in 1795 by the Green. ville treaty. The only reservation, in the tract set aside for military bounties, is that of salt springs and lead mines. The reserved sec. tions, the sale of which is authorised by this and the next following act, (passed 29th February, 1808) are Nos. 8, 11, and 26 in the Ohio company's and J. C. Symmes's patents; No. 8, 11, 26 and 29 in those townships of the seven first ranges, which had been sold under the ordinance of 20th May, 1785, and in some portion of the lands between the two Miamis, north of J. C. Symmes's patent, and the three central sections, other than No. 16, in all the otherlands (the military tract excepted) contained in the five land districts of Steubenville, Marietta, Zanesville, Chilicothe and Cincinnati.

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tricts established for the disposition of public lands Sections in

Ohio reservin the state of Ohio, with the exception of the seco od tort tion numbered sixteen, of the salt-springs and lands disposition of reserved for the use of the same, shall be offered for Congress, to sale in that district, within which such reserved sec- be ofte

sale, except tions may respectively lie, on the same terms, and No.'16. and under the same regulations, as other lands in the salt-springs. same district; Provided, That such sections shall Proviso. previously be offered to the highest bidder, at public sales, to be held under the superintendence of the registers and receivers of public monies of the land offices respectively to which they are attached, on the same terms as have been provided by law for the pub. lic sales of the other lands of the United States, and on such day or days as shall, by a proclamation of the President of the United States, be designated for that purpose: And provided also, that no such heretofore For not less reserved section shall be sold, either at public or pri.

noi than four dol

Pro lars per acre. vate sale, at a less price than four dollars per acre.

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IX. 50. So much of any act or acts as authorise the 18 April, receipt of evidences of the public debt, in payment 1806. for the lands of the United States, shall, from and Repea after the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight authorise the

such acts as hundred and six, be repealed ; Provided, That receipt of evithe right of all persons who may have purchased dences of public lands previous to the passage of this act, to nument for

public debt in pay for the same in stock, shall in no wise be affected land after the or impaired: And provided further, That there shall 30th April, be allowed on every payment made in money, at or

Saving the before the same shall fall due, for lands purchased before the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight chasers prehundred and six, in addition to the discounts now al. vious to that lowed by law, a deduction equal to the difference at A

Allowance to the time of such payment, between the market price such purchas. of six per cent. stock and the nominal value of its ers making unredeemed amount, which market price shall, from payments in time to time, be stated by the secretary of the treasu- ' ry to the officers of the several land offices.

1806.

IX. 28. The operation of the sixth condition of the fifth 15 April, section of the act, entitled, “ An act to amend the 1806.

Sales of land act, entitled, 'An act providing for the sale of the unpaid for, lands of the United States, north-west of the Ohio, suspended, and above the mouth of Kentucky river,” be, and the

same is hereby suspended until the first day of Octoin favor of ber next, in favor of such purchasers of lands under actual set. the said act, who shall exhibit satisfactory proof to tlers.

the register and receiver of public monies, in the respective districts where they reside, that they were actual settlers on the land so purchased, at the time of passing this act.

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X. 93.

Every person who hath heretofore purchased any 2 March,

of the public lands of the United States, at any of the 1809.

rime land offices established for the disposal of the said allowed for lands, whether such purchase was made at public or completing private sale (sales by virtue of a pre-emption right payments for only excepted) and whose lands have not already been sed. actually sold or reverted to the United States, for nonSales under payment of part of the purchase money, and the time pre-emption for making the last payment, on account of such pur. rights excep- chase, according to former laws, may have expired, ted.

or shall expire, on or before the first day of January Two years

next, shall be allowed a further term of two years for allowed. the payment of the residue of the principal, due on

account of such purchase ; which further term of two years shall be calculated to commence from the expi. ration of one year from and after the day on which the last payment on account of such purchase should, according to former laws, have become due, and shall be allowed only on the following conditions ; that is

to say: First, That all the arrears of interest, on the Conditions. land purchased, to the end of one year from and af.

ter the day on which the last payment, on account of such purchase, should, according to former laws, have become due, shall have been paid at or before the end of such year. Second, That the residue of the sum, due on account of the principal of such pur. chase, shall be paid, with interest thereon, in two equal annual payments, viz. one half of the said residue, with the interest which may then be due there. on, within one year; and the other half of the said residue, with the interest which may then be due thereon, within two years after the expiration of one

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