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Sec. 1. From and after the passing of this act, VII. 30. and until the first day of January next, it shall be 3

it shall be 26th April, lawful for the holders or proprietors of warrants here. How the hóltofore granted in consideration of military services, ders of certain or register's certificates of fifty acres, or more, gran, warrants for ted, or hereafter to be granted agreeable to the third mintary

ces, or rezissection of an act, intituled “An act in addition to an ter's certifiact, intituled an act regulating the grants of land ap- cates, may repropriated for military services; and for the society gister or lo.

cate the same. of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel Provision among the heathen," approved the first day of March with respect one thousand eight hundred, to register and locate to register's the same, in the same manner, and under the same restrictions, as might have been done before the first 100 acres. day of January last : Provided, That persons holding register's certificates for a less quantity than one hun. dred acres, may locate the same on such parts of fractional townships, as shall, for that purpose, be divi. ded by the secretary of the treasury into lots of fifty acres each.

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war to receive Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the secretary of war a to receive claims to lands for military services, and lands, and for claims for duplicates of warrants issued from his of. duplicates of fice, or from the land office of Virginia, or of plats and Warra

suggested tô certificates of surveys founded on such warrants, sug: have been gested to have been lost or destroyed, until the first lost: day of January next, and no longer; and immediately To what pe

riod; - thereafter, to report the same to Congress, designa. To ting the numbers of claims of each description, with same to Conhis opinion thereon.

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VII. 83. Sec. 1. The first section of an act in addition to 3d March, an act, intituled “ An act in addition to an act regulat- 1803.

First section ing the grants of land appropriated for military ser.. vices, and for the society of the United Brethren 26th April, for propagating the gospel among the heathen," ap. 1802, proved the twenty sixth of April, eighteen hundred res and two, is hereby revived and continued in force force four until the first day of April next.

weeks. Sec. 2. The secretary of war hereby is authorized, Secretary of

war to issue from and after the first day of April next, to issue land warrants warrants for military bounty lands to the two hundred

to persons and fifty four persons who have exhibited their claims, having sub- and produced satisfactory evidence to substantiate the their claims same to the secretary of war, in pursuance of the act of pursuant to the twenty sixth of April eighteen hundred and two, said act. intituled “ An act in addition to an act, intituled, an

act in addition to an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel

among the heathen.” Where such Sec. 3 The holders or proprietors of the land warrants may warrants issued by virtue of the preceding section, be located.

shall and may locate their respective warrants, mily, on any unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships and the fractional quarter townships which had been reserved for original holders, by virtue of the fifth section of an act, intituled *". An act in addition to an act intituled an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen.”

VIII. 26. Sec. 1. The act entituled “ An act in addition to 19th March, an act, entituled An act in addition to an act regu. 1804.

Ist lating the grants of land appropriated for military April, 1802, services, and for the society of the United Brethren revived and for propagating the gospel among the heathen," ap.

proved the twenty-sixth day of April, eighteen hun. force till the first April dred and two, is hereby revived and continued in one thouuand force, until the first day of April, one thousand eight eight hun: hundred and five: Provided however, That the hold. dred and five. Where hold, ers or proprietors of warrants or registered certifie ers of war. cates, shall and may locate the same, only on any rants or certi- unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships, and the

ay fractional quarter townships, which had been reservlocate them.

ed for original holders, by virtue of the fifth section of an act, entituled “ An act in addition to an act, entituled "An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the soci.

ety of the United Brethren for propagating the Not to be lo- gospel among the heathen:”. And provided also, cated without That no holder or proprietor of warrants, or register.

ticates may

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ed certificates, shall be permitted to locate the same endorsement by virtue of this act, unless the secretary of war of

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of war, that shall have made an endorsement on such warrant or no warrant registered certificate, certifying that no warrant bas has been issubeen issued for the same claim to military bounty ed for the

same claim, land, and by virtue of the second section of the act, s entituled, “ An act to revive and continue in force an by virtue of act in addition to an act, entituled ' An act in addi. the 2d sec. tion to an act regulating the grants of land appropriate of the act of

13th of ed for military services, and for the society of the Marche United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen ; and for other purposes," approved the third day of March, eighteen hundred and three.

Sec. 1. The secretary of war hereby is authorised, VIII. 87. from and after the passing of this act, to issue war. 2d March,

1805. rants for military bounty lands to the sixty-three persons who have exhibited their claims, and produced authorised to satisfactory evidence to substantiate the same, to the issue war. secretary of war; and also, to such persons as shall, la

litary bounty before the first day of April next, produce to him iand to cersatisfactory evidence of the validity of their claims, tain persons in pursuance of the act of the twenty-sixth of April, referred to. eighteen hundred and two, intituled “ An act in ad. dition to an act, intituled 'An act in addition to an act, regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen."

Sec. 2. The holders or proprietors of the land war. rants issued by virtue of the preceding section, shall and may locate their respective warrants only on any wh - unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships, and the foregoing fractional quarter townships which had been reserved warrants may for original holders, by virtue of the fifth section of be located. an act, intituled “ An act in addition to an act, intituled . An act regulating the grants of land appropriate ed for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen."

Sec. 3. The act, intituled “ An act in addition to Acta an act, intituled ' An act in addition to an act, re- Aprit, 1802,

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continued in gulating the grants of lands appropriated for military

he services, and for the society of the United Brethren 1st March, 1806. for propagating the gospel among the heathen,".ap.

proved the twenty-sixth day of April, eighteen hun. dred and two, be, and the same is hereby continued in force until the first day of March, eighteen hun.

dred and six. IX. 26. 15th April,

Sec. 1. The secretary of war be authorised to 1806.** issue military land warrants, to such persons as have Time for is. or shall, before the first day of March, one thousand suing and lo- eight hundred and eight, produce to him satisfactory cating milita. Ty warrants

rants evidence of the validity of their claims; which warextended to rants, with those heretofore issued, and not yet satis, Ist Oct. 1808. fied, shall and may be located in the names of the

holders or proprietors thereof, at any time prior to the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and eight, on any uplocated parts of the fifty quarter townships, and the fractional quarter townships re. served by law, for original holders of military land

warrants, So much of Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the surveyor general, the jer townships under the direction of the secretary of the treasury, ies have been to cause to be surveyed so much of the fifty quarter located, to be townships, and the fractional quarter townships afore, surveyed in said, as have been or hereafter may be located accord, conformity with loca.

ing to law, in conformity with the locations made on tions, the plats of the said quarter townships : Provided,

The whole expense of surveying the same shall not exceed three dollars for every mile actually surveyed.

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X.37. ! The secretary of war be authorised to issue militą. 21st March, ry land warrants to such persons as have, or shall, 1808. Time for is, before the first day of March, one thousand eight suing and lo. hundred and ten, produce to him satisfactory evi. cating milita. dence of the validity of their claims : which war.

rants, with those heretofore issued and not yet satisextended to fans 1st Oct. 1810. fied, shall and may be located in' the names of the Sec. of war holders or proprietors thereof, prior to the first day

of October, one thousand eight hundred and ten, on land warrants to persons

any unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships,

a producing and the fractional quarter townships reserved by law satisfactory for original holders of military land warrants. evidence of their claims before the 1st March, 1810. How, when, and where to be located.

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That the secretary of war be authorised to is. XI. 20. sue military land warrants to such persons as have or shall, before the first day of March, one thousand Time for ise eight hundred and thirteen, produce to him satisfac- suing and los tory evidence of the validity of their claims ; which cating war-, warrants, with those heretofore issued and not yet ed to 1st Oct.

rants extendsatisfied, shall and may be located in the names of 1813. the holders or proprietors thereof, prior to the first Where to be day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thir. o teen, on any unlocated parts of the fifty quarter town, ships and the fractional quarter townships, reserved by law for original holders of military land warrants.

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(2.) Bounties to Foreign Deserters. Whereas, the Parliament of Great Britain have thought fit by a late act, not only to invite our troops to desert our service, but to direct a compulsion of our people taken at sea, to serve against their country ; Resolved therefore, That these states will receive all

14th August, such foreigners who shall leave the armies of his Bri. 1776. tannic majesty in America, and shall chuse to become 50 acres of members of any of these states; and they shall be pro- land, promis tected in the free exercise of their respective religions, ers from the

ed to desertand be invested with the rights, privileges, and im- British army. munities of natives, as established by the laws of these states; and moreover that this Congress will provide for every such person fifty acres of unappro. priated lands, in some of these states, to be held by him and his heirs in absolute property.

, 27th August, That this Congress will give to all such of the said 1776.*** foreign officers, as shall leave the armies of his Bri- and to comtannic majesty in America, and chuse to become ci. missioned

and non-comtizens of these states, unappropriated lands, in the missioned offollowing quantities and proportions, to them and ficers, certain their heirs in absolute dominion. To a colonel 1000 quantities. acres, to a lieut. colonel 800 acres, to a major 600 acres, to a captain 400 acres, to a lieut. 300 acres, to an ensign 200 acres ; to every non-commissioned 100 actes, and to every officer or person employed in the said foreign corps, and whose office or employment is not here specifically named in the like propoition to their rank or pay in the said corps,

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