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in said state to after deducting all expenses incident to the same, be applied to shall be applied to the faying out and making public opening roads to and
vaus roads, leading from the navigable waters emptying through the into the Atlantic, to the Ohio, to the said state, and same, &c. through the same ; such roads to be laid out under
the authority of Congress, with the consent of the
several states through which the road shall pass : Prosold vided always, That the three foregoing propositions by Congress herein offered, are on the conditions that the convento be free tion of the said state shall provide, by 'an ordinance from tax for five years.
irrevocable, without the consent of the United States, that every and each tract of land sold by Congress, from and after the thirtieth day of June next, shall be and remain exempt from any tax taid by order or under authority of the state, whether for state, county, township or any other purpose whatever, for the term of five years, from and after the day of sale.
Sec. 1. The following several tracts of land in 3d March, the state of Ohio, are hereby appropriated for the use 1803. of schools in that state, and shall, together with all the Tracts of
tracts of land heretofore appropriated for that purland appropriated for pose, be vested in the legislature of that state, in trust the use of for the use aforesaid, and for no other use, intent or schools in
purpose whatever, that is to say: Ohio. In the United First. The following quarter townships in that tract States milita- commonly called the “United States Military Tract," ry tract. for the use of schools within the same, viz : the first
quarter of the third township in the first range, the first quarter of the first township in the fourth range, the fourth quarter of the first township and the third quarter of the fifth township in the fifth range, the second quarter of the third township in the sixth range, the fourth quarter of the second township in the seventh range, the third quarter of the third town. ship in the eighth range, the first quarter of the first township and the first quarter of the third township in the ninth range, the third of the first township in the tenth range, the first and fourth quarters of the third township in the eleventh range, the fourth quarter of the fourth township in the twelfth range, the second and third quarters of the fourth township in the fif.
teenth range, the third quarter of the seventh town. ship in the sixteenth range, and the first quarter of the sixth township and third quarter of the seventh township in the eighteenth range, being the one thirtysixth part of the estimated whole amount of lands within that tract.
Secondly. The following quarter townships in the In the san same tract, for the use of schools, in that tract com- schools in the monly called the Connecticut Reserve, viz: the third Connecticut quarter of the ninth township and the fourth quar. reserve. ter of the tenth township in the first range, the first and second quarters of the ninth township in the se. cond range, the second and third quarters of the ninth township in the third range, the first quarter of the ninth township and the fourth quarter of the tenth township in the fourth range, the first quarter of the ninth township in the fifth range, the first and fourth quarters of the ninth township in the sixth range, the first and third quarters of the ninth township in the seventh range, and the fourth quarter of the ninth township in the eighth range.
Thirdly. So much of that tract commonly called in the Virthe “ Virginia Military Reservation,” as will amount ginia militato one thirty-sixth part of the whole tract, for the use o of schools within the same, and to be selected by the legislature of the state of Ohio, out of the unlocated lands in that tract after the warrants issued from the state of Virginia shall have been satisfied ; it being however understood, that the donation is not to exceed the whole amount of the abovementioned resi. due of such unlocated lands, even if it shall fall short of one thirty-sixth part of the said tract. * Fourthly. One thirty-sixth part of all the lands In those parts.
in Ohio of the United States, lying in the state of Ohio, to which the Indian title has not been extinguished, dian title hath which may hereafter be purchased of the Indian not been extribes by the United States; which thirty-sixth part tinguisbe shall consist of the section No. sixteen, in each town. ship, if the said lands shall be surveyed in townships of six miles square, and shall, if the lands be surveyed in a different manner, be designated by lots.
• Other lands were, by act of 2d March, 1807, granted in lieu of this thirty-sixth part of the “ Virginia Military Reservation."
Appropria. Sec. 2. The secretary of the treasury shall, from tion for pub- time to time, and whenever the quarterly accounts of lic roads in
: the receivers of public monies of the several land of. Ohio.
fices shall be settled, pay three per cent. of the net proceeds of the lands of the United States, lying with. in the state of Ohio, which, since the thirtieth day of June last, have been, or hereafter may be sold by the United States, after deducting all expenses inci. dental to the same, to such person or persons as may be authorized by the legislature of the said state to receive the same, which sums, thus paid, shall be applied to the laying out, opening and making roads within the said state, and to no other purpose whatever; and an annual account of the application of the same shall be transmitted to the secretary of the treasury, hy such officer of the state as the legislature thereof shall direct; and it is hereby declared, that
the payments thus to be made, as well as the several conformie appropriations for schools made by the preceding sec. ty with cer- tion, are in conformity with, and in consideration of, tain condi-. the conditions agreed on by the state of Ohio, by the rions agreed ordinance of the convention of the said state, bearing to by said state.
* date the twenty-ninth day of November last. Sersion for Sec. 3. The sections of land heretofore promised schools, se- for the use of schools, in lieu of such of the sections, lection of, No. 16, as have been otherwise disposed of, shall be
selected by the secretary of the treasury, out of the unappropriated reserved sections in the most contigu.
ous townships. Appropria. Sec. 4. One compleat township in the sate of tion for esta- Ohio, and district of Cincinnati, or so much of any blishing an one compleat township within the same, as may then re. academy.
main unsold, together with as many adjoining sections as shall have been sold in the said township, so as to make in the whole thirty-six sections, to be located under the direction of the legislature of the said state, on or before the first day of October next, with the register of the land office of Cincinnati, is hereby
vested in the legislature of the state of Ohio, for the · purpose of establishing an academy, in lieu of the
township already granted for the same purpose, by virtue of the act, entitled “ An act authorising the
grant and conveyance of certain lands to John Cleves Symmes, and his associates :" Provided however, That the same shall revert to the United States, if within five years after the passing of this act, a township shall have been secured for the said purpose, within the boundary of the patent granted by virtue of the abovementioned act, to John Cleves Symmes, and his associates.*
Sec. 3. Eighteen quarter townships and three IX. 66.
2d March, sections, to be selected by the secretary of the treasu- 1807. ry, by lot, in that tract of land in the state of Ohio, Appropria. lately purchased from the Indians, and lying between tion for. the tract commonly called the United States military :
Y“ Virginia tract, and the tract commonly called the Connecticut Military Rereserve, are hereby appropriated for the use of schools, servation.” in thạt tract of land in the state aforesaid, commonly called “the Virginia Military Reservation,” and vested in the legislature of that state, in trust for the use aforesaid, and for no other use, intent or purpose whatever; which said eighteen quarter townships and three sections are thus appropriated and vested in lieu of the one thirty-sixth part of the tract aforesaid, called the Virginia Military Reservation,” which by a former act had been appropriated and vested as aforesaid, for the use of schools within the same : Provided however, That no quarter townships, includ. ing the section number sixteen of such township, shall be selected as aforesaid, for the purpose abovemen. tioned. And provided also, and it is hereby under. Provided the stood and declared, that the said eighteen quarter legislature of townships and three sections, shall be appropriated Ohio accept
the same in and vested, for the purposes aforesaid, only on con- lieu of the dition, that the legislature of the state of Ohio shall, former ap within one year after the passing of this act, pass a propriation. law accepting the said eighteen quarter townships and three sections, for the purposes aforesaid, in lieu of the thirty-sixth part of the tract commonly called “the Virginia Military Reservation,” heretofore ap
* See under the head of “ Special sales-J. C. Symmes," the act of May, 1792, mentioned in this section, and the fifth section of this act of 3d March, 1803.
propriated and vested by law for the use of schools within the same ; and releasing to the United States, all their claim, right, title and interest, and all the right, title and interest of the inhabitants of the tract of land last mentioned, to the thirty-sixth part of the said tract heretofore appropriated and vested by law for the use of schools within the same. And if the legislature of the said state shall rot pass a law as aforesaid, within one year after the passing of this act, the said eighteen quarter townships and three sections shall not be considered and held as appropri. ated and vested for the purposes aforesaid, but shall be disposed of in the same manner as is or may be provided by law, for the disposal of other public lands in the same tract. *
(9) General La Fayette.
VII. 83. Sec. 4. The secretary of war is hereby authoriz3d March, ed to issue land warrants to major general La Fayette,
mnt. for eleven thousand five hundred and twenty acres, ed to gene- which shall, at his option, be located, surveyed and ral La Fay. patented, in conformity with the provisions of an act, ette.
intituled † an act regulating the grants of land appro. priated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen, or which may be received acre for acre, in payment for any of the lands of the United States north of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river.
Sec. 14. Major general La Fayette is hereby au. 27th March, 1804.
www. thorised and empowered to locate and survey the Major gene- lands allowed him by the fourth section of an act, ral La Fay: entitled † " An act to revive and continue in force ette authorised to make his location .
For various donations for seminaries of learning, in the territo
For various donations for upon public ries of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi and Orleans, see the lands in the general provisions, under the head of “ Land Districts." territory of
† Viz: The act of 1st June, 1796. Orleans.
| Viz : The next preceding act.