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fonso declared null and void . 304 exceeding 2000 acres confirmed
45 Saving the rights of actual set- in his title thereto .. 315, 316
tlers conformably with the laws, 55 No claim to a lead mine or salt
usages and customs of the Spanish spring confirmed by this provision 316
government, . . . . . . . ib. 56 Time for filing and recording
46 Residents in said territories pri written evidences of claims ex-
or to the 1st October, 1800, being tended to the 1st July, 1808 - 317
heads of families or above 21 57 Certificates of the commission-
years of age, and who had prior ers in favor of claimants to be fil.
to said day obtained from the ed with the Register or Recorder
French or Spanish government a | in 12 months after date . . . ib.
my registered warrants or orders' 58 Tracts granted by the commis-
of survey for lands actually inha. sioners to be surveyed at the ex-
bited by them on that day, confirm pence of the parties in all cases
ed in their claims thereto .. 305 where an authenticated plot shall
47 Similar provision in favor of not have been filed with the pro-
such persons as had by permission per Register, &c. or appear of re.
of the proper Spanish officer made cord in the public records of Or.
actual settlements prior to the leans and Louisiana territories . 318
20th December, 180s, and who 59 Claims to be arranged into three
on said day actually inhabited and ciasses; first, such as in the opi-
cultivated the lands so settled 305-6 nion of the commissioners ought
48 Not more than one tract not ex to be confirmed in conformity with
ceeding one mile square to be the provisions of the several acts
granted to one person . .. 306 of Congress in relation thereto . ib.
49 Provisions in regard to the filing 60 Secondly; claims not embraced
of claims and the recording of | by said provisions, but which
grants and other written evidences | ought to be confirmed according
thereof ....... 306-7 to the laws and usages of the Spa-
80 Repeal of so much of a former nish government . . . . . . ib.
act requiring plots to be recorded 61 Thirdly; claims, neither embrac-
as relates to tracts which had not | ed by said provisions, nor proper
been surveyed by the proper offi to be confirmed, according to said
cer under the Spanish government | laws and usages . . . . . . ib.
prior to the 20th Decem. 1803, 311 See Commissioners.
51 What shall be evidence of set-
tlement by permission of the pro-
per Spanish officer. 311, 312 |
52 Modification of the provision re-
quiring persons claiming settle-
ment rights to have been above 21
Of the King of Great Britain of the
years of age at the time of settle.
7th October, 1763 .. . 14
ment . . . . . . .
in Of the United States in Congress
. . ib.
52 Time for filing of claims extend.
assembled pursuant to the resolu-
ed to the 1st January, 1807 . . ib.
tion of the 15th June, 1785, 2-
53 Repeal of so much of the Act
gainst unauthorised settlements on
of the 2d March, 1805, as prohi-
| the public lands ..... 136
bits the confirmation of incom-
plete titles unless the claimant at
the time of its date was the head Proceeds of sales of the public
of a family or above twenty-one lands in the Western Territory ap-
years of age ....... 315 propriated to the discharge of the
54 Every person who for ten con debts of the United States 1378.
secutive years prior to and on the
See Georgia, 5, 9.
20th December, 1803, had been in | Evidences of Public Debt.
possession of a tract of land not
Appropriation for in the state of
Tennessee . . . . . . . 53 of public Lands
For a general view of the appropria See Sales of Public Lands,
tions and reservations for schools Pre-emption, 2, 6, 10, 14, 19.
. See note in page 141.
Register, 15. Forfeiture, 3, 4, 5.
See Tennessee, 7.
Ohio, 6, 9. Reserved Sections.
Receivers of Public Monies. 1. Rector, William & Elias ;
1 One to be appointed in each of Their accounts for surveying pri-
the land Districts . . . . 151 | vate claims in the Illinois territory
2 To give bond and security in 10, directed to be settled
000 dollars for the faithful dis-
charge of his trust . . . ib.
3 To give receipts for all monies
received by him ....ib.
From Canada and Nova Scotia.
4 To transmit to the Secretary of
See Military Bounties, 17 to 25.
the Treasury, within 30 days in
case of public sale, and quarterly
in case of private, an account of
| 1 Of the Land Office to be appoints
all monies by him received, speci-
| ed for each of the offices of Cin.
fying certain particulars . ib.
cinnati, Chilicothe, Marietta and
5 To transmit to the Treasurer of
Steubenville who shall give bonds
the United States, within three
for faithful performance of duties,
months after receiving the same,
| &c. .
all public monies by him received ib.
. . . . . . . . 147
| 2 Plats of land to be sold at their
6 His compensation one per cent. on
I offices to be furnished by the Sur-
monies received . . . . 151-2
7 One-half per cent. added, and
. . . . . . ib.
13 Directions to, in regard to appli-
$500 salary, except the receiver
| cations for purchase, entering
of Marietta whose salary is $200 159
I them on books, &c.
8 In the districts of Vincennes,
. . . . 152
Kaskaskia and Detroit, to be a
4 To determine by lot between two
or more applicants for the same
commissioner for the examination
of claims in said districts . 267
tract . . . . . . . . . ib.
9 And the Receiver of Detroit to be
5 In three months after the appli-
cation, if the party shall not pro-
a commissioner, &c. for the ter-
ritory of Michigan .... 27
duce a receipt for one-fourth of
10 Additional compensation to the
the purchase money including the
receivers of Vincennes and Kas-
one-twentieth deposit, he shall
kaskia as commissioners, &c. 277
enter the same, and that the land
See Sales of Public Lands, 31.
hath reverted to the United States ib.
6 On such receipt being produced,
Superintendants of Sales,
· 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18.
he shall note the same, and give
the party a certificate thereof 153
7 When payment is completed, he
shall give a certificate thereof, on
Ofland titles in the district of Loui. which the patent shall issue ib.
siana to be appointed, who shall 8 He shall denote tracts sold, by
give the like security and receive marking the letter A on his book
the same compensation as the Re. of surveys ; and payment of one-
gisters . . . . . . . 184! fourth of the purchase money by
the letter P, and cross the said a led to appoint deputies not exceed-
when the land reverts, &c. . . ib. ing one in each county : 36
9 His books shall be open at all 28 Notices of claims may be deliver
times . . . . . . . . 154 ed to the Register or his deputy
10 Shall make quarterly returns to for the county in which the land
the Secretary of the Treasury of lies . . . . . . . . . 313
bis transactions, &c. . .ib. See sales of Public Lands, 14, 31.
11 Mode of proceeding in case of
Superintendants of Sales.
purchase by the . . . . . ib.
12 When required by any party in
writing, he shall enter a withdraw-
al of his application ... 154-5 Por satisfying the claims of ancient
13 His fees and emoluments - 155 settlers on the Mississippi 260
14 Fees no longer demandable by,
See Virginia Military Bounties.
and additional compensation to 159
Reserved Sections. Miner:
15 To transmit final certificates to
the Register of the Treasury who
shall obtain and forward patents 11 By the ordinance of 20th May,
to purchasers .::· · · 159 1785, sections No. 8, 11, 26, 29,
16 Not to give final certificates un are reserved for future sale in the
til all the lines of the tract be run, territory north west of the Ohio 13%
and the contents ascertained : 167 2 And No. 16 for the maintenance
17 One to be appointed for the of public schools . . . . . ib.
Zanesville district . . . . 174 13 By the Act of 18th May, 1796,
18 For each of the districts of De. 4 sections at the centre of every
troit, Vincennes and Kaskaskia 175 township are reserved for the fu-
19 For the district of Jeffersonville 177 ture disa of Congress 141-2
20 In the Mississippi territory, for 4 To be let on improving leases for
each of the two districts there . 182
a term not exceeding 7 years. 156
21 In the Orleans territory for each 5 Directed to be sold by the Acts
of the two districts there. 184 of 3d March, 1805, and 29th Fe-
22 In the districts of Vincennes,
bruary, 1808 . . . . . 160-1
Kaskaskia and Detroit to be one of
See Notes to pages 133, 141.
the commissioners for the exami.
Sales of Public Lands, 34, 35.
nation of claims in the said dis-
Ohio Company, 3, 4.
tricts . . . . . . . . . 267
23 Compensation to them as com-
missioners . . . . . . . 270
24 And in the district of Detroit to'
Compensation to, for extra services
be a commissioner, &c. for the
as clerk and agent to the Board
territory of Michigan . . . 2721 of Commissioners at Kaskaskia,
25 Additional compensation to the &c. .......... 282
Registers of Vincennes and Kas
kaskia as commissioners
. . 277 |
26 Of the two land offices in the
Mississippi Territory to be com-
A Canadian refugee; 2240 acres of
missioners of claims therein . 285 | land granted to . . . . . . 211
27 In the Orleans territory authoris-
See Military Bounties.
commissioners of loans of each 18 Lands remaining unsold at pub-
state .. .i
131-2 lic sale, to be sold at private sale 149
The first township in the first 19 For not less than $ 2 in specie
range to be sold entire, and the
or evidences of the public debt ib.
second in lots, and so alternately, 20 Terms and conditions of sale ib.
through all the ranges, for not less | 21 Eight per cent. allowed for
than $ 1 per acre, in specie, or I prompt payment . . . . . . 150
public securities reduced to specie 22 Deposit &c. forfeited on failure
value . . . . . . . . . . ib of first payment, and the lands
3 Further provisions relating to may be disposed of at private sale ib.
said sales by resolution of the 21st 23 Lands not paid for in one year
April, 1787, as to the place of sale, after the date of the last payment,
payment, &c . . . . . 134 to be sold at vendue for not less
4. Repeal of so much of the afore. than the arrears due ... 150-1
said ordinance as relates to sales 24 If it will not sell for so much,
by commissioners of loans, &c. 135 the money paid forfeited, and the
5 Board of treasury directed to sell land may be sold again at private
those parts of the seven ranges re sale . . . . . . . . . . 151
maining unsold, &c. pursuant to 25 By the act of the 26th March,
said resolution of the 21st April, 1804, fractional sections, north of
1787 . . . . . . . . . 136 Ohio or south of Tennessee, may
6 Fractional sections to be sold with be sold singly or two or more to-
the entire ones . . . . . . 140 gether, under the direction of the
7 By the act of 18th May, 1796, the Secretary of the Treasury . . 157
lands remaining unsold in the se 26 All public lands, the sale of
ven ranges, including those drawn il which is authorised by law, after
for the late army and those sold, being offered in quarter sections,
but unpaid for, to be advertised may be purchased (at the buyers
for sale ........ 143 option) in whole, half, or quarter
8 The townships in Philadelphia and I sections . . . . . . . . . ib.
sections in Pittsburg . .. ib 27 In the two last cases how the
9 Terms and conditions of sale 1434 sections shall be divided . . ib.
10 Failure in any payment renders 28 Subdivision to be at the purcha-
the sale void, and the money paid ser's expence . . . . . . ib.
forfeited ........ 144 29 No interest chargeable for lands
11 Ten per centum allowed for sold under the act of the 10th
prompt payment...... ib. May, 1800, or hereafter sold, if
12 Particulars of sales to be enter the instalments be regularly paid 157-8
ed in books, copies of which, at 30 Nor on instalments due in Octo.
every suspension, are to be trans ber, 1804, but from the time they
mitted to the Secretary of the are due, except there be failure of
Treasury . . . . . . . 144-5 payment, when it shall be charged
23 By the act of 10th May, 1800, from the time of purchase . 158
four land offices established for 31 Reserved and classed fractional
the disposal of the lands directed sections, and all other public lands
to be sold under the act of the 18th north of Ohio and above the mouth
May, 1796, at Cincinnati, Chili. of Kentucky river, to be offered
cothe, Marietta, and Steubenville 146 for sale in quarter sections, under
14 Each under the direction of a the directions of the registers and
register . . . . . . . . 147 receivers . . . . . . . . . ib.
15 Lands to be offered for sale in 32 Places, times, and terms of sale ib.
sections and half sections .. 148 35 All other public lands, north of
16 Times, places, and other circum- | Ohio or south of Tennessee, which
stances of sale . . . . . ib. are directed to be sold, to be sold
17 Sale to remain open three weeks in quarter sections.... . 159
at each place ... ... . ib. ! 34 All the reserved sections in the
State of Ohio, except No. 16, Salt Reserve, and on the Ohio, between
Springs, &c. to be offered for sale the Cincinnati and Vincemes dis-
on the same terms, &c. as other tricts, except No. 16, and thirteen
public lands, but for not less than sections, including the lower Dela-
$8 per acre ....... 160 ware town, to be offered for sale
35 Same provision, except a reduce on the same terins as the lands
tion of the price to S4 per acre, by north-west of Ohio and above the
the act of 29th February, 1808 160-1 mouth of the Kentucky river . 178
36 The operation of the 6th condi. 48 Sale to continue open six weeks ib.
tion of the 5th section of the act 49 Lands unsold at public, to be
of 10th May, 1800, relating to re sold at private sale . ... . ib.
sale and forfeiture for non-pay | 50 Lands acquired by the treaty of
ment, suspended in favor of actual Detroit, of the 17th November,
settlers ... ..... 161-2 1807, to be offered for sale at De.
37 The President, when authorised troit, on the same terms as other
to offer lands for sale, may offer public lands of that district 178-9
part at one time and part at ano. 51 All the public lands except sect.
ther . . . . . . . . . 164-5 No. 16, acquired by the treaty of
38 After the 1st June, 1810, appli Fort Wayne, west of and adjoin-
cant for purchase at private sale ing the Greenville treaty boundary
shall produce to the register a line, to be offered for sale at Cin-
memorandum in writing, describ- : cinnati, and the residue of the
ing the tract, township, section, lands, acquired by that and other
range, &c. . . . . . . . . 165 treaties at Vincennes, to be offered
39 Part of the military tract lying for sale at Vincennes, on the same
west of the 11th range, to be offer termis as other lands in said dis-
ed for sale at Chilicothe,. 173-4 tricts . . . . . . . . . 179
40 The public lands north of Ohio 52 Sales to remain open one week
and east of the Mississippi, except | at Cincinnati and three at Vin-
section No. 16, a township for a cennes . . . . . . . . . ib.
seminary in each of the districts. 53 All the public lands in the Miss
of Detrcit, Vincennes, and Kas sissippi Territory, except sect. No.
kaskia, Salt Springs, &c. to be of 16, thirty-six sections for a semi-
fered for sale at the places where nary, and certain lots in Natchez,
the land offices are kept .. 175.6d to be offered for sale on the same
41 Terms and conditions of sale 1761 terms as the lands north of Ohio
42 Lands between the Wabash and and above the mouth of Kentucky
Ohio, and the road leading from the river . . . . . . . . . . 181
falls of Ohio to Vincennes, to be 54 Sales to remain open three
offered for sale at Vincennes. ib. weeks .......
43 And those lying north and west | 55 Lands unsold at public, to be
of the Indian boundary line, esta. sold at private sale . . . . . ib.
blished by the Greenville treaty, at | 56 Lands in said territóry acquired
Detroit or such other office in Ohio by the treaty of Mount-Dexter, in
or Indiana, as the President shall 1805, except No. 16 and 1500 acres
appoint . . . . . . . . 176-7 reserved to John M'Grew, to be
44 So much as the President shall offered for sale on the same terms
appoint of the lands purchased of as other public lands in said terri.
the Sacs and Foxes at Kaskaskia, tory . . . . . . . . . . 183
&c. . . . . . . . . . . 177 | 57 The lands purchased of the
45 On the same terms as other pub Cherokees and Chickasaws, and
lic lands, &c. ...... ib. lying in the Mississippi territory,
46 Sale to continue open at Vin- except section No. 16, Salt Springs,
i cennes six weeks . . . . . . ib. &c. to be offered for sale on the
47 Lands between the United States sume erms as other public lands
military tract and the Connecticut in said territory...... . 183