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tary services, which shall not, before the day aforesaid, be registered and located, shall be forever barred.* .
The secretary of the treasury shall, for the space VI. 8. of fourteen days after the expiration of the nine 11th Februa- months heretofore allowed for that purpose, by the ry, 1800.
be act, intituled †“ An act regulating the grants of land, yond the nine appropriated for military services, and for the society months fixed of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel
among the heathen," register warrants for military act, allowed for register. services in the form and manner as is prescribed by ing warrants. the said recited act ; and the priority of location of Priority of said warrants, and the warrants registered under the location to be settled by lot. Si
pe said recited act, shall be determined by lot, immedi
ately after the expiration of the said fourteen days; and a day for the location shall be fixed by the secretary of the treasury, in a public notice given in one of the gazettes of the city of Philadelphia.
Sec. 1. The respective points of intersection of 1st March, the lines actually run, as the boundaries of the several 1800. townships surveyed by virtue of the act, intituled Points of in. I" An act regulating the grants of land appropriated tersection
for military services, and for the society of the Unitactually run ed Brethren for propagating the gospel among the are to be con- heathen,” accordingly as the said lines have been sidered as the mo corners of
ne marked and ascertained at the time when the same townships.
were run, notwithstanding the same are not in conformity to the act aforesaid, or shall not appear to correspond with the plat of the survey which has been returned by the surveyor general, shall be considered, and they are hereby declared to be the corners of the said townships ; in regard to every such township as by the plat and survey, returned by the surveyor ge
neral, is stated to contain four thousand acres in each Boundaries quarter thereof, the points on each of the boundary of quarter lines of such township, which are at an equal distance. townships, from those two corners of the same township, which where they
stand on the same boundary line, shall be considered, contain 4000 and they are hereby declared to be, the corners of the
are stated to
* Time afterwards successively extended till first March, 1813. + 1V. Congress, 46th Chapter.
IV. Congress, 46th Chapter.
respective quarters of such township ; the other boun dary lines of the said quarter townships, shall be straight lines run from each of the last mentioned cor. ners of quarter townships, to the corner of quarter towships on the opposite boundary line of the same township; and in regard to every such township as, by Boundaries the said return, is stated to contain in any of the quar- of quarter ters thereof, more or less than the quantity of four to
where they thousand acres, the corners marked in the boundary are stated to lines of such township, to designate the quarters there. contain more of, shall be considered, and they are hereby declared or less than
4000 acres. to be, the corners of the quarter townships thereof, al. 40 though the same may be found at unequal distances from the respective corners of such townships : And such townships shall be divided by running lines through the same from the corners of the quarter townships actually marked, whether the interior lines thus extended shall be parallel to the exterior lines of the said township, or not ; and each of the said quar. ter townships thus bounded, shall in every proceeding to be had under the abovementioned, or this act, be considered as containing the exact quantity expressed in the plat and survey thereof, returned by the survey. or general.
Sec. 2. It shall be lawful for the proprietors or Locations of holders of warrants for military services, which have to
warrants may been, or shall be registered at the treasury in pursu- be made on, ance of the act, intituled *** An act regulating the the general grants of land appropriated for military services, and tract. for the society of the United Brethren, for propaga. ting the gospel among the heathen,” during the time, in the manner, and according to the rights of priority, which may be acquired in pursuance of said act, to locate the quantities of land mentioned in the warrants by them respectively registered, as aforesaid, on any quarter township or fractional part of a quarter township, in the general tract mentioned and described in said act: Provided always, that the fractional quarter Certain fractownships upon the river Sciota, and those upon the tional quarter river Muskingum, adjoining the grant made to Ebe. townships to nezer Zane, or the towns Salem, Gnadenhutten or 4000 acres.
be taken for Shoenbrun, or the Indian boundary line, shall in eve
* IV. Congress, 46th Chapter.
- ry case be accepted and taken in full satisfaction for
four thousand acres. When loca
Sec. 3. Whenever locations shall be made on any tions are quarter township, which, according to the actual surmade on quar- vey and plat thereof, returned by the surveyor gene. ter townships ral, is stated to contain less than the quantity of four. stated to contin tain less than
thousand acres, except in the case of fractions provi. 4000 acres, ded for in the preceding section, it shall be lawful the secretary for the secretary of the treasury to issue, or cause to of treasury be issued, certificates, expressing the number of acres shall issue certificates remaining unsatisfied of any registry of warrants for for the resi- the quantity of four thousand acres, made in pursu. due.
ance of the act before recited, which certificates shall have the same validity and effect, and be liable to be barred in like manner as warrants granted for milita
ry services ; but no certificate shall be granted, nor Bat not for any claim allowed for less than fifty acrés, nor for the less than 50 navigable water contained within the limits of any
quarter township or fractional quarter township.
Sec. 4. Whenever a location shall be made on any When made
quarter township, which, according to the actual suron quarter townships
vey and plat thereof, returned by the surveyor gene. stated to con- ral, is stated to exceed the quantity of four thousand tain more
acres, no patent shall be issued in pursuance thereof, than 4000
until the person making such location, shall deposit acres,
at the treasury, warrants for military services, or cerexcess to be tificates issued by virtue of the preceding section, paid for in equal to the excess above four thousand acres, conland warrants tained in such quarter township, or shall pay into the or public debt.
treasury of the United States two dollars per acre, in the certificates of the six per cent. funded debt of the United States, or money, for each acre of the excess
above four thousand acres as aforesaid. Reservations Sec. 5. After the priority of location shall have
* 30 quarter been determined, and after the proprietors or holders townships & of fractional of warrants for military services shall have designa. townships. ted the tracts by them respectively elected; it shall
be the duty of the secretary of the treasury, to desig
nate by lot, in the presence of the secretary of war, · fifty quarter townships, of the lands remaining unloca
ted, which quarter townships, together with the fractional parts of townships remaining unlocated, shall be reserved for satisfying warrants granted to indivi. duals for their military services, in the manner here. after provided.
Sec. 6. The land in each of the quarter townships Such reservadesignated as aforesaid, and in such of the fractional tions to be
* divided into parts of quarter townships, as may then remain unlo• lots of 100 cated, shall be divided by the secretary of the treasu- acres. ry, upon the respective plats thereof, as returned by the surveyor general, into as many lots, of one hun. dred acres each, as shall be equal, as nearly as may be, to the quantity such quarter township or fraction is stated to contain ; each of which lots shall be inclu. ded, where practicable, between parallel lines, one hundred and sixty perches in length, and one hun. dred perches in width, and shall be designated by progressive numbers upon the plat, or survey, of eveni ry such quarter township and fraction respectively.
Sec. 7. From and after the sixteenth day of March next, it shall be lawful for the holder of any warrant
w ers of miligranted for military services, to locate, at any time tary warrants before the first day of January, one thousand eight may make lo. hundred and two, the number of hundred acres ex- cations on
those lots, & pressed in such warrant, on any lot or lots, from time receive pa. to time, remaining unlocated within the tracts reserv. tents therefor ed as aforesaid, and upon surrendering such warrant but no previto the treasury, the holder thereof shall be entitled
ment admitto receive a patent in the manner, and upon the con. ted. ditions heretofore prescribed by law: which patent shall in every case express the range, township, quarter township or fraction, and number of the lot loca. ted as aforesaid : But no location shall be allowed, nor shall any patent be issued for any lot or lots of one hundred acres, except in the name of the person originally entitled to such warrant, or the heir or heirs of the person so entitled ;* nor shall any land, so located and patented, to a person originally entit. led to such warrant, be considered as in trust for any purchaser, or be subject to any contract made before the date of such patent, and the title to lands acquired, in consequence of patents issued as aforesaid, shall and may be alienated in pursuance of the laws, which have been, or shall be passed in the territory of the United States, north-west of the river Ohio,
* This provision virtually repealed by the acts of third March, 1803, and subsequent dates, which authorize locations of holders or proprietors of warrants.
for regulating the transfer of real property, and not otherwise.
Sec. 8. In all cases after the sixteenth of March Where more than one ap. next, where more than one application is made for plication for the same tract, at the same time, under this act, the same or under the act to which this is in addition, the tract, priority
my secretary of the treasury shall determine the priority ned by lot. of location by lot.
Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the Tracts reser.
: treasury to advertise the tracts which may be reserytion to be ad. ed for location, in lots of one hundred acres, in one vertised. newspaper in each of the states, and in the territory
aforesaid, for and during the term of three months, The plat re. Sec. 10. The actual plat and survey, returned by
ned by the the surveyor general of quarter townships, and fracsurveyor general, to be tional parts of quarter townships, contained in the conclusive as tract mentioned and described in the act to which this to quantity. is a supplement, shall be considered as final and con.
clusive, so far as relates to the quantity of land, supposed to be contained in the quarter townships, and fractions, so that no claim shall hereafter be set up against the United States, by any proprietor, or holder of warrants for military services, on account of any deficiency in the quantity of land contained in the quarter township or fractional part of a quarter town. ship, which shall have been located by such proprietor or holder, nor shall any claim be hereafter set up by the United States, against such proprietor or hol. der on account of any excess in the quantity of land contained therein.
The proper officer is hereby authorized and di10th May, - 1800.
* rected to issue three land warrants, of one hundred Land war. acres each, to Ithamar Canfield, assignee of Elipharants to issue let Tomlinson, Jabez Tomlinson, and Abraham Shel
ly, who served the United States as soldiers, duas assignee.
ring the revolutionary war, and became entitled to the said lands by virtue of a resolution of Congress : Provided, the transfers and powers of attorney aro made out pursuant to the rules in such cases established at the war office.