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same, and a receiver of the public monies accruing surveyed and from the sale of the said lands, whose respective emo. lax

President luments and duties shall be the same as those of the auth registers and receivers of the other land offices in the establish a said territory.

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XI. 4. Sec. 1. So much of the lands ceded to the United 1 States, by the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians, as 1809. lies within the Mississippi territory, and for which a Lands ceded land office was directed to be established, by the se. pyth

kees, &c. &c. cond section of the *act to which this act is a supple to be offered ment, shall, with the exception of section number for sale, sixteen in each township, which shall be reserved for except No. the use of schools within the same, and with the exception of the salt springs and lands contiguous there."

springs, to, which, by the direction of the President of the United States, may be reserved for the future dispo. sal of the said United States, be offered for sale to the highest bidder, under the direction of the register of the land office and of the receiver of public monies, at the place where the land office is established ; and on same on the day or days which shall have been designated terms as, by proclamation of the President of the United States in

other public - for that purpose; the sales shall remain open for six weeks, and no longer; the lands shall not be sold for less than two dollars an acre, and shall be sold in tracts of the same size, and in all respects on the same terms and conditions as have been or may be by law provided for the sale of the other public lands in the Mississippi territory. All the lands of the United States in the said district, with the exceptions above. mentioned, remaining unsold at the close of the public sales, may be disposed of at private sale, by the register of the land office, 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 the lands of the United States in the Mississippi territory; and patents shall be oba tained for lands sold in said district, in the same issued. manner and on the same terms as are provided by

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• Viz. The next preceding section of act of 3 March, 1807.

law for other public lands sold in the Mississippi ter.

ritory. Compensa. Sec. 2. The superintendents of the public sales, tion to super- directed by this act, shall each receive six dollars /

idents of a day, for every day's attendance on the said sales, sales.

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Sec. 3. For the purpose of more conveniently as2 March, 1805. certaining the titles and claims to land in the territoTerritory of ry ceded as aforesaid," the territory of Orleans shall Orleans to be be laid off into two districts, in such manner as the two districts,

President of the United States shall direct; in each for the ascer- of which, he shall appoint, in the recess of the Senate, tainment of but who shall be nominated at their next meeting, for land titles

titles their advice and consent, a register, who shall retherein. A register to ceive the same annual compensation, give security in be appointed the same manner and in the same sums, and whose in each. duties and authorities shall, in every respect, be the sation, duties,

: same in relation to the lands which shall hereafter be &c.

disposed of at their offices, as are by law provided with respect to the registers 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 President of the United A recorder of s land titles to States shall likewise appoint a recorder of land titles be appointed in the district of Louisiana, who shall give security in for Louisiana the same manner and in the same sums, and shall be ustrict.....entitled to the same annual compensation, as the ręc His compensation, &c. gisters of the several land offices,

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IX. 39. 21 April, 1806.

Sec. 10. The President of the United States is Receiver of public monies hereby authorised, whenever he shall think it proper. for the west- to appoint a receiver of public monies for the western district of ern district of the territory of Orleans, who shall reOrleans may reis be appointed

max ceive the same annual compensation, give security in by the Presi- the same manner and in the same sums, and whose dent, &c. duties and authorities shall, in every respect, be the His duties same, in relation to the lands which shall hereafter and authorities.

be disposed of at their offices, as are by law provided

"Viz. By the French republic, by the treaty of 1803.

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with respect to the receivers 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. And the said receiver and the register of the land office, for the same district, shall, whenever the public lands within the same shall be offered for sale, be entitled to the same commissions and fees, which are by law respec. His commis. tively allowed to the same officers, north of the river sion and fees. Ohio and above the mouth of Kentucky river.

Sec. 11. The President of the United States is President hereby authorised, whenever he shall think it proper, may auti to direct so much of the public lands, lying in the lands in the

rise public western district of the territory of Orleans, as shall western dishave been surveyed in conformity with the provi- trict of Or. sions of the *act, to which this act is a supplement, which h

leans, &c. to be offered for sale. All such land shall, with the been survey. exception of the section “ number sixteen,” which ed, to be ofshall be reserved in each township for the support of tered for schools within the same; with the exception also, of tion No. 16,

: except secan entire township to be located by the secretary of a township the treasury, for the use of a seminary of learning; for a semina. and with the exception also of the salt springs and

ry, and salt

te springs, &c. land contiguous thereto, which, by direction of the President of the United States, may be reserved for the future (disposal) of the said States, shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder, under the direction of the register of the land office, of the receiver of public monies and of the principal deputy surveyor; and on such day or days as shall, by a public proclamation of the President of the United States, be de. signated for that purpose. The sales shall remain open for three weeks, and no longer; the lands shall be sold for a price not less than that which has been or may be fixed by law, for the public lands in the Mississippi territory, and shall, in every other respect, be sold in tracts of the same size, on the same terms and conditions as have been or may be by law provided for the lands sold in the Mississippi territo. Compensary. The superintendents of the said public sales tion to super.

intendents of shall receive six dollars, each, for each day's attend- sales.

* Viz. By 7th section of act of 2d March, 1805; which sec amongst provisions for surveying, subsequent to 1800.

Lands re. ance on the said sales. All lands, other than the ro. maining un. served sections and those excepted as abovementionsold, to be sold at pri

ed, remaining unsold at the closing of the public sales,

ed, rema vate sale, on may be disposed of at private sale, by the register of same terms as the land office, in the same manner, under the same other public

ublic regulations, for the same price and on the same lands. Patents, terms and conditions, as are or may be provided by how to be law for the sale of the lands of the United States in obtained.

the Mississippi territory. And patents shall be obtained for all lands, granted or sold, in the territory of Orleans, in the same manner and on the same terms, as is or may be provided by law for lands sold in the Mississippi territory.

(7) Provisions subsequent to May, 1800, respect

ing Navigable Rivers, Salt Springs and Lead · Mines.

For the purpose of procuring articles necessary to VII. 81.

March, the establishment of salt works, at the springs near 1803. the Wabash river, which have been ceded to the $ 3000 ap- United States, by certain Indian tribes, the sum of propriated

three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be for working the Wabash paid out of any unappropriated money in the treasury, salt springs, and under the direction of the President of the Unit

ed States, who is hereby authorised to cause the said

springs to be worked at the expense of the United or the Presi- States; or, if he shall deem it more proper, to lease dent may the same for a term not exceeding three years, on lease them. such conditions as will insure the working the same

most extensively, and to the most advantage to the United States.*

VII. 80. Sec. 17. All navigable rivers within the territory 3d March, of the United States, south of the state of Tennessee, 1803. in shall be deemed to be and remain public highways. Navigable waters south of Tennessee to be public - The President afterwards authorised generally to lease all salt highways. springs, by second section of act of 3d March, 1807 ; which see us

der the next head of “ Provisions to prevent intrusions."

• Sec. 6. All the navigable rivers, creeks and waters VIII. 35. within the Indiana territory, shall be deemed to be and 20th March, remain public highways ;* and the several salt springs And in the in the said territory, together with as many contigu- Indiana terrious sections to each, as shall be deemed necessary by tory the President of the United States, shall be reserved

Reservation for the future disposal of the United States : † And therein. any grant which may hereafter be made for a tract of . land, containing a salt spring, which had been disco. Grants for vered previous to the purchase of such tract from the the same null. United States, shall be considered as fraudulent and null,

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Sec. 5. The several lead mines in the Indiana ter. Ix_94 ritory, together with as many sections contiguous to 3d March, each as shall be deemed necessary by the President 1807, of the United States, shall be reserved for the future. disposal of the United States; and any grant which be reserved. shall hereafter be made for a tract of land containing Grant includ. a lead mine, which had been discovered previous to ingle

void. the purchase of such tract from the United States, shall be considered fraudulent and null: And the President of the United States shall be, and is hereby authorised to lease any lead mine, which has been or may lease may hereafter be discovered in the Indiana territory, lead minesin for a term not exceeding five years.I

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* The navigable waters in the state of Ohio had been declared public highways by the acts of 18th May, 1796, and of 1st June, 1796. And by the ordinance of 13th July, 1787, it was already made an article of perpetual compact that “ The navigable waters, leading into the Mississippi and St. Laurence and the carrying places, should be common highways and forever free, &c.

† The salt springs in the state of Ohio were reserved by the acts of 18th May and 1st June, 1796 ; and those in the territories of Mississippi, Orleans and Louisiana are likewise reserved by the acts autho. rising the sale of lands or providing for the adjustment of private claims therein,

The President afterwards authorised generally to lease all lead mines, by 2d section of act of 3d March, 1807 ; which see under the next head of “ Provisions to prevent intrusions."

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