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within the limits of the State of Missouri, which shall be formed into a new land district, to be called, “ The District of Salt River."(1)

1147. At Lexington, in the county of Lillard, for the western district of Missouri, for so much of the public lands as lies west of the range line divid. ing the twenty-third and twenty-fourth tiers of townships west of the fifth principal meridian in the present Howard land district in the State of Missouri,(2) and the western boundary of said district shall extend to the western boundary of the State of Missouri.(3)

1148. So much of the public lands of the United States, in the State of Missouri, as lies west of the range line between ranges ten and eleven west of the fifth principal meridian, and south of the line dividing townships num. bers forty and forty-one north of the base line, shall form a new land district, to be called the South-Western land district; and for the sale of the public lands within the district aforesaid, there shall be a land office established at such place within said district as the president of the United States may designate.(4)

1149. All such public lands embraced within the district created by this act, which shall have been offered for sale to the highest bidder at the several land offices, at Jackson, Franklin, Fayette, and Lexington, pursuant to any proclamation of the president of the United States, and which lands remain unsold at the taking effect of this act, shall be subject to be entered and sold at private sale, by the proper officers of the office hereby created, in the same manner and subject to the same terms, and upon like conditions, as the sale of said land would have been subject to, in the said several land offices here. inbefore mentioned, had they remained attached to the same: Provided, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to permit the officers appointed in either of the foregoing land districts to receive compensation out of the treasury of the United States.(5)

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ART. 1150. There shall be established, a land office at Ouachita, for the northern district of Louisiana, for the disposal of lands of the United States lying north of Red river, in the western land district of the territory of Orleans :(6)

1151. At Opelousas, for the disposal of lands lying south of Red river in the western land district of the territory of Orleans :(7)

1152. At New Orleans, for lands lying in the eastern land district of the territory of Orleans:(8)

1153. At St. Helena Court-house, for the district comprising the lands south of the Mississippi territory, east of the Mississippi river and Island of New Orleans, and west of Pearl river.(9)

(1) Act 26th May, 1824.
(2) Act 3d March, 1823.
(3) Act 4th May, 1826.
(4) Act 26th June, 1834, sec. 5.
(5) Ibid. sec. 7.

(6) Act 3d March, 1811.
7) Ibid.
(8) Ibid.

(9) Act 25th April, 1812.-Act March 3d, 1819.

SECTION VI.

Land Offices in Mississippi.

At Washington

Augusta
Mount Salus

1154 - District enlarged
1155 North-western district
1156 North-eastern district

President to locate land offices

1157 1158 1159 1160

Art. 1154. There shall be a land office at Washington, in the county of Adams, for the disposal of lands of the United States within the Mississippi territory, west of Pearl river; and for the disposal of lands to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaty with the Choctaw nation at Mount Dexter, in 1805, lying on the west of Pearl river.(1)

1155. At Augusta, for the district of Jackson county, for such part of the country lying south of the Mississippi territory, east of the river Mississippi, and Island of New Orleans, and west of the river Perdido, and a line drawn with the general course thereof, to the southern boundary of said territory, as is within the state of Mississippi.(2)

So much of the land ceded to the United States by the said treaty of the twenty-seventh of September, eighteen hundred and thirty, as is situated south of the dividing line between townships seven and eight, be attached to, and constitute a part of, the Augusta land district.(3)

1156. At Mount Salus, for all that tract of country which was ceded to the United States by a treaty with the Choctaw Indians held on the 18th day of October, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, near Doake's Stand, in the state of Mississippi ; and for all the lands lying on the east side of the Tombigbee river, in the state of Mississippi, and to which the Indian title has been extinguished. The president may, if it should be necessary in consequence of the establishment of a new basis meridian, attach a portion of the land otherwise belonging to the said district to the district west of Pearl river.(4)*

1157. So much of the land ceded by the Choctaw tribe of Indians to the United States, by treaty, as is situated west of the basis meridian, and south of the dividing line between townships nineteen and twenty, north, is attached to the Choctaw district, established by an act of the seventh (sixth) of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-two.(5)

1158. So much of the lands ceded to the United States by the treaties made and concluded with the Choctaw tribe of Indians, near Doake's Stand, on the eighteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and at Dancing Rabbit creek, on the twenty-seventh day of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, as is situated north of the line dividing townships nineteen and twenty, and west of the line dividing range seven

(1) Act 31st March, 1808.-March 3d, 1803.

(2) Act 25th April, 1812.-March 3d, 1819.-May 6th, 1822.

(3) Act 2d March, 1833, sec. 4.
(4) Act May 6th, 1822.
15) Act 2d March, 1833, sec. 2.

* By act 22d Feb. 1827, the president was empowered to remove the land office from Jackson to some other convenient place in the district; and by act 22d May, 1832, to remove it from Mount Salus to such place in the Choctaw district as he might direct, should he deem the removal necessary.

and eight, east, shall be established into a land district, to be designated as the North-Western district.(1)

1159. So much of the lands ceded to the United States, by said treaty of the twenty-seventh of September, eighteen hundred and thirty, as is situated north of the dividing line between townships seven and eight, east of the basis meridian, and south of the north-western district, and the southern boundary of the lands of the Chickasaw tribe of Indians, shall constitute a land district to be designated as the North-Eastern district; and the lands of the United States in the counties of Monroe and Lowndes, now subject to sale in the Choctaw district, shall, from and after the first day of May next, be subject to sale at the land office in the said North-Eastern district.(2)

1160. For the disposal of the public lands in the North-Eastern and North. Western districts, a land office shall be established in each, at such convenient place as the president of the United States may designate.(3)

SECTION VII.

Land Districts in Alabama.

At St. Stephens

Huntsville
Cahawba
Tuscaloosa
Sparta

1161 At Montgomery and Montevallo 1166 1162 Certain lands to be sold at St. Ste.. 1163 phens and Tuscaloosa districts 1167 1164 At Demopolis district

1168 1165

ART. 1161. A land office shall be established at St. Stephens, for the lands within the Mississippi territory lying east of Pearl river ;(4) and for that part of the lands to which the Indian title was extinguished by the trea. ty with the Choctaw nation, made on Mount Dexter in the year one thou. sand eight hundred and five, lying on the east of Pearl river ;(5) and for that part of the district of Jackson county which lies within the state of Alabama ;(6) and for all the lands lying between the basis meridian and the first standard meridian, in the Alabama district.

1162. At Huntsville, for so much of the lands in the territory of Mississippi, as was ceded to the United States by the Cherokees and Chickasaws. The office for this district was originally established at Nashville, but was changed by authority given to the president under the act of 1811.(7)

1163. At Cahawba, for the public lands of the United States to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaty with the Creek nation of Indians, concluded the ninth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. The land office for this district was originally located at Milledgeville, Georgia.(8)

1164. At Tuscaloosa, for the public lands in the state of Alabama, bounded on the north by the line which separates townships numbered fourteen and fifteen, in the district of Huntsville; on the south, by the line which separates townships twenty-two and twenty-three, in the district of Cahawba, and the district east of Pearl river, and on the east and west by the lines of the state of Alabama.(9)

1165. At Sparta, formerly Conecuh Court-house, for all the public lands,

(1) Act 2d March, 1833, sec. 1.
(2) Ibid. sec. 3.
(3) Ibid. sec. 5.
(4) Act 3d March, 1803.
(5) Act March 31st, 1808.

(6) Act May 6th, 1822.

(7) Act 3d March, 1807.Feb. 25th, 1811.

(8) Act 3d March, 1815.

(9) Act May 11, 1820.

bounded on the south by the southern boundary of the state of Alabama; on the west side by the line separating ranges four and five, east of the basis meridian, to the line separating townships five and six north, in the district of Cahawba ; thence, east with said line, to the line separating ranges twenty and twenty-one; thence, north with said line to the line separating townships eleven and twelve ; thence, east with said line, to the eastern boundary of the state of Alabama, and bounded on the east by the eastern boundary of said state.(1)

1166. The tract of country in the state of Alabama ceded to the United States by a treaty concluded with the Creek tribe of Indians, at the city of Washington, on the twenty-fourth day of March, one thousand eight hun. dred and thirty-two, shall be divided into, and constitute two land districts, by extending through the same, east and west, the line between township number twenty-two, south of the base line of the Huntsville district, and township number twenty-four, north of the thirty-first degree of latitude.(2)

All the land in said ceded territory, south of said dividing line, shall be sold at the town of Montgomery, and said district shall be called the Talapoosa district; and all the land in said ceded territory, north of said dividing line, shall be sold at the town of Montevallo, and said district shall be called the Coosa district : Provided, however, That the president of the United States may, if he shall deem it expedient, remove either, or both, of the said land offices to any other point in the respective districts, for which they are established.(3)

1167. All that portion of country acquired by the treaty with the Choctaw nation of Indians, within the state of Alabama, south of township nineteen, shall be offered for sale at the Saint Stephen's land office, and the resi. due shall be attached to the Tuscaloosa land district, and be offered for sale at that place.(4)

1168. All the lands situate south of the district line, and south of the dividing line between townships twenty and twenty-one, and north of the line dividing townships eleven and twelve, and west of the line dividing ranges nine and ten west, to the west boundary line of the state of Alabama, shall constitute à land district, called Demopolis.(5)

The lands in the United States, in the counties of Greene and Marengo, now subject to sale in the Tuscaloosa, Cahawba and St. Stephen's land districts, as (are) comprehended in the above described districts, (provided that the land district created by the 10th section of this act (See article 1130, supra) shall be bounded on the south by the line dividing townships twentysix and twenty-seven, and on the east by the line dividing ranges six and seven ; and the lands in said district, now in market, shall be subject to entry at the land offices at Crawfordsville and Fort Wayne, as heretofore, until the first day of July next, and no longer,) shall, from and after the first day of June next, be subject to sale at the land office in the said Demopolis district.(6)

(1) Act 11th May, 1820.
(2) Act 10th July, 1832, sec. 1.
(3) Ibid. sec. 2.

(4) Ibid. 6.
(5) Act 2d March, 1833, sec. 7.
(6) Ibid. sec. 8.

SECTION VIII.

Land Districts in Michigan and Wisconsin Territory.

At Detroit

1169 Wisconsin and Green Bay land disAt Monroe

1170 tricts.
117: Milwalky district

1173 Certain lands attached to the west. Grand river and Saginaw districts 1174 ern and south-eastern districts 1172 Certain lands attached to the Wis

consin district

1175

Art. 1169. A land office shall be established at Detroit, for the public lands lying north of the state of Ohio, to which the Indian title was extin. guished in 1804;)(1) and for lands to which such title was extinguished by the treaty at Detroit, made the seventeenth of December, one thousand eight hundred and seven ;(2) and for all the public lands within the territory of Michigan, to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaty concluded at Laguina, in the said territory, on the twenty-fourth of September, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.(3)

1170. At Monroe, for the public lands in the district of Detroit, lying south of the boundary line between the third and fourth townships, south of the base line, except so much thereof as lies north of the river Huron, of Lake Erie, and all the public lands in the territory of Michigan to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaty of Chicago.(4)

The boundaries of the southern land district, in the territory of Michigan, as established by Act 3d March, 1823, shall be so altered as that from the point where the present boundary line between the third and fourth townships south intersects the meridian line, the boundary of the said district shall run north with the meridian line until it shall intersect the base line, and thence with the said line west, to Lake Michigan.(5)

1171. All that part of the territory of Michigan, which is comprehended within the following boundaries, shall, from and after the passage of this act, constitute one land district for the sale and entry of the public lands, viz: lying between the third and fourth ranges of townships south of the base line and east of the principal meridian, except so much thereof as lies north of the river Huron of Lake Erie; and also, the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth ranges of townships south of said base line, and west of said principal meridian. And there is hereby established a land office within the same, to be located at such place as the president, in his discretion, shall think proper to designate.(6)

1172. All the public lands of the United States within the limits of the counties of Calhoun and Branch, in the territory of Michigan, which are now subject to sale at the land office at Monroe, shall, from and after the passage of this act, be set off to, and form a port of, the western land district in said territory; and all that part of said territory lying east of the aforesaid counties, and south of the base line and west of the principal meridian, and, also, all the country east of the principal meridian and south of the line between townships numbered three and four south, except so much thereof as lies north of the river Huron of Lake Erie, shall continue to belong to, and form a part of, the south-eastern land district in said terri

(1) Act 26th March, 1804.
(2) Act 25th April, 1808.
(3) Act 11th May, 1820.

(4) Act 3d March, 1823.
(5) Act 16th May, 1826.
(6) Act 30th January, 1833, sec. 1.

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