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a Sec. 2. All the lands of the United States, in the in said dis- said district, shall, with the exception of the section tricts except number sixteen, and with the exception also of thirsection No. teen sections, including the lower town of the Dela16, and sections reserv:

V ware tribe of Indians, and their improvements, which ed for Dela. said thirteen sections shall be designated by the seware Indians, cretary of the treasury, and shall be reserved for the

- use of the said tribe and their descendants, so long

as they continue to reside thereon, and cultivate the to be offered same, be offered for sale to the highest bidder, under for sale on same condi

in the direction of the register of the land office, and of rions as other the receiver of public monies, at the places respec, public lands. tively, 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 each place for six 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 by law provided for lands sold north of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of the Kentucky river. All the lands of the United States, in the said districts, with the exceptions abovementioned, remaining unsold at the close of the public 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 provid. ed by law, for the sale of the lands of the United States north of the river Ohio, and above the mouth

of the Kentucky river. And patents shall be obtain. Patents, how ed for all lands sold in said districts, in the same to be obtain- manner and on the same terms as are provided by ed.

law, for other public lands sold in the state of Ohio

and the Indiana territory. Compensa- Sec. 3. The several superintendents of public sale, tion of super- directed by this act, shall receive six dollars a day Intendents of for each day's attendance on the said sales. sales. %. 67. Sec. 5. The lands to which the Indian title has 25th April, been extinguished, by the treaty made at Detroit, an 1808.

the seventeenth of November, one thousand eight Lands ac. hundred and seven, shall be attached to and made a quired by part of the district of Detroit, and be offered for sale in

treaty of De. at that place, under the same exceptions and regula- attached to tions, at the same price, and on the same terms, as district of other lands lying in that district.

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Detroit.

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Cincinnati

Sec. 1. All that tract of land, to which the In

-- ..: 1, , 1, X. 5. dian title was extinguished by the treaty made at Fort 1810. Wayne, on the thirtieth day of September, in the Certain lands vear one thousand eight hundred and nine, lying acquired by

" the Fort west, and adjoining to the boundary line established Waive and by the treaty of Greenville, shall be attached to, and other treaties, made a part of the district of Cincinnati; and the re. added to the sidue of the lands to which the Indian title was extin

in districts of guished by the said treaty, and other treaties made and Vinat Vincennes in the same year, shall be attached to, cennes. and made a part of the district of Vincennes : and the said lands, with the exception of section number And except sixteen, which shall be reserved in each township for No. 16 to be

i offered 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 on same conpublic monies, at the places respectively where the ditions as 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 Cincinnati 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.

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Compensa. Sec. 2. The'several superintendents of public sales tion of the directed by this act, shall receive four dollars a day, superintendents of the for each day's attendance on the said sales. public sales. Sec. 3. From and after the first day of June next,

the second principal meridian established by the surundary be veyor general in the Indiana territory, shall be the tween districts of Vin. boundary between the districts of Vincennes and Tef. cennes and fersonville; and the lands included in the said dis. Jefferson

tricts respectively, according to the boundaries above ville.

mentioned, shall become a part of the district in

which they are included, and shall be sold at the same Sales to be regulated c. place, in the same manner, and on the same terms cordingly. and conditions as the other public lands, lying in the

same district.

1803.

VII. 80. Sec. 4. For the disposal of the lands of the Unr. 3d March,

ad ted States within the Mississippi territory, two land Two land of- offices shall be established in the same; one at such fices in the place in the county of Adams, as shall be designated Mississippi territory.

" by the President of the United States, for the lands

lying west of “ Pearl river,” sometimes called “Halfway river;" and one at such place in the county of Washington, as shall be designated by the President

of the United States, for the lands lying east of Pearl Register and river: and for each of the said offices, a register and receiver of a receiver of public monies shall be appointed, who public money shou

ney shall give security in the same manner, and in the in each.

same sums, and whose duties and authority shall in

every respect be the same in relation to the lands Their duties

which shall be disposed of at their offices, as are by and authori. law provided in relation to the registers and the re

ceivers of public monies in the several offices established for the disposal of the lands of the United States, north of the river Ohio, and above the mouth

of Kentucky river. The lands Sec. 12. All the lands aforesaid, *not otherwise aforesaid un- disposed of, or excepted by virtue of the preceding appropriateal sections of this act, shall, with the exception of the to be sold,

section number sixteen, which shall be reserved in

* For those exceptions, which relate to private claims, see the residue of this act, under the head of " Adjustment of clainis in Mississippi territory."

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each township for the support of schools within the

except No. same, with the exception also of thirty-six sections 16, for to be located in one body by the secretary of the trea• port of sury for the use of Jefferson college, and also with schools, and the exception of such town lots not exceeding two in certain OS the town of Natchez, and of such an outlot adjoining Jefferson the same, not exceeding thirty acres, * as may be the college. property of the United States to be located by the governor of the Mississippi territory, for the use of the said college, be offered for sale to the highest bidder, under the direction of the governor of the Mississippi Under whose territory, of the surveyor of the lands of the United directions. States, abovementioned, and of the register of the land office at the places respectively, where the land offices are kept, and on such day or days as shall, by a public proclamation of the President of the United States, be designated for that purpose. The sales shall re- Sales to re main open at each place for three weeks and no lon- main open ger; and all lands, other than the section number for three sixteen, remaining unsold at the closing of the pub. w

private sales, lic sales, may be disposed of at private sale by the re- by whom gisters of the respective land offices, in the same man- and on same ner, under the same regulations, for the same price, terms as

3 other public and on the same terms and conditions as is provided land by law, for the sale of the lands of the United States, north of the river Ohio, by an act, intituled, t" An act to amend the act intituled, an act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States in the ter. ritory north-west of the Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river:Provided always, That the lands which may be sold at public sale by virtue of this act, shall not be sold for less than two dollars per acre, and shall in every other respect be sold on the same

Patents, how terms and conditions as was provided for the lands to b sold at public sale, by the last recited act. And pa- ed. tents shall be obtained for all lands granted or sold in Evidences of the Mississippi territory, in the same manner, and on public debt payment of the same fees, as is provided for lands not

ble in paysold north of the river Ohio, by the said last recited ment for said act; Provided however, That evidences of the public lands.

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* For the subsequent disposition of those lots, see the acts of 27th March 1804, of 21st April 1806, and of 31st March 1803, under the head of “ Adjustment of claims in Mississippi territcry."

Act of 10th May, 1800.

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debt of the United States shall not be received in

payment for the purchase of said lands. Fees and

Sec. 13. The registers of the land offices, and the compensa. tion of the re. receivers of public monies, appointed in pursuance gisters of the of this act, shall receive the same fees and compensa. land office, tion as the registers and receivers of the land offices, of public mo

vers north of the river Ohio ; and the registers shall also nies.

be entitled to receive twenty-five cents for entering

each certificate granted by the commissioners above Pay of the su- mentioned; and the superintendents of the public perinten-' sales shall receive six dollars each, for each day's atdents.

tendance on the said sales.

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X. 40. Sec. 5. That part of the lands to which the Indian 31 March, title was extinguished, by the treaty with the Choc1808.

1. taw nation, made on Mount Dexter, in the year one attached to thousand eight hundred and five, lying on the east of land districts Pearl river, shall be attached to the land district east east and west of Pearl river, and that the residue of the lands to : of Pearl ri

me which the Indian title was extinguished by said trea. ver, and to be of. ty, shall be attached to the land district west of Pearl fered for sale, river; and the said lands shall, with the exception of

200 section number sixteen, which shall be reserved in acres granted each township for the use of schools within the same, to John and also with the exception of fifteen hundred acres M'Grew.

of land, which is hereby confirmed to John M'Grew,
in compliance with the fourth article of said treaty,
be offered for sale under the same regulations, at the ..
same prices, and on the same terms as other lands ly-
ing within the said districts.

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IX. 40. Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the surveyor-general 3 March, of the public lands, south of Tennessee, to cause to 1807.

ore be surveyed and laid out, in the same manner as is general of the provided by law for the other public lands in the Mis. public lands sissippi territory, so much of the lands ceded to the south of Ten- un

en- United States by the Cherokees and Chickasaws, as nessee to cause lands lies within the said territory; and the President of ceded by the the United States is hereby authorised, whenever he Cherokees shall think it proper, to establish a land office for the and Chicka. saws to be sale of the said lands, and to appoint-a register of the

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