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AN ACT to enable the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the "Swamp Lands" within their limits.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That to enable the State of Arkansas to construct the necessary levees and drains, to reclaim the swamp and overflowed lands therein, the whole of those swamp and overflowed lands made unfit thereby for cultivation, which shall remain unsold at the passage of this act, shall be and the same are hereby granted to said State.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior, as soon as may be practicable after the passage of this act, to make out an accurate list and plats of the lands described as aforesaid, and transmit the same to the Governor of the State of Arkansas; and at the request of said Governor, cause a patent to be issued to the State therefor; and on that patent the fee simple to said lands shall vest in the said State of Arkansas, subject to the disposal of the legislature thereof: Provided, however That the proceeds of said lands, whether from sale or by direct appropriation in kind, shall be applied exclusively, as far as necessary, to the purpose of reclaiming said lands, by means of the levees and drains aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in making out a list and plats of the land aforesaid, all legal sub-divisions, the greater part of which is "wet and unfit for cultivation," shall be included in said list and plats; but when the greater part of a sub-division is not of that character, the whole of it shall be excluded therefrom.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act be extended to, and their benefits be conferred upon, each of the other States of the Union in which such swamp and overflowed lands, known and designated as aforesaid, may be situated.

Approved September 28, 1850.

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LIST OF ACTS

PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF 1851.

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1. An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the township of Jackson, in the county of Jackson, approved February 8, 1851,

2. An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in township of Niles, in the county of Berrien, approved February 8, 1851,

3. An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes for the year eighteen hundred and fifty, in the township of St. Clair, in the county of St. Clair, approved February 10, 1851,

4. An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the city of Detroit, for the year eighteen hundred and fifty, approved February 12, 1851,

5. An act relative to postage, approved February 13,

1851,

6. An act to provide for the better security of public records, approved February 19, 1851,

7. An act to provide for holding terms of the circuit court in the county of Sanilac, approved February 20, 1851, 8. An act to provide for the collection of taxes in the county of Kent, approved February 20, 1851,

9. An act to authorize the assessment of certain taxes in the township of Ransom, county of Hillsdale, approved February 22, 1851,

10. An act to authorize the assessment of certain taxes in the township of Baltimore, in the county of Barry, approved February 22, 1851,

11. An act authorizing the board of State auditors to examine and settle the claim of the Detroit and Birmingham plank road company, approved March 3, 1851,

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12. An act to amend an act entitled an act authorizing Sandy McLeod to build a dam across the Cheboygan river, in the county of Cheboygan, approved March 3, 1851,

13. An act to repeal an act entitled an act to provide for statistical information, approved April 3, 1848; approved March 8, 1851,

14. An act to amend an act to incorporate the Genesee county plank road company, approved March 8, 1851, 15. An act to repeal an act to prevent the circulation of foreign notes, approved April 3, 1848; approved March 8, 1851,

16. An act authorizing the board of State auditors to examine and settle the claim of Nancy J. Gould, administratix upon the estate of Austin M. Gould, deceased, approved March 8, 1851,

17. An act supplementary to an act entitled an act to inccrporate the Jackson and Michigan Plank Road Company, approved April 3, 1848; approved March 8,

1851,

18. An act to amend sections one and two of act No. 96, entitled an act to authorize the building of a certain dam therein named, approved March 31, 1840; approved March 8, 1851,

19. An act to amend section one of act No. 109, entitled an act to incorporate the Marshall and Ionia Plank Road Company, approved March 20, 1850; approved March 8, 1851,

20. An act to amend sections one and three of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Corunna and Saginaw Plank Road Company, approved April 3, 1848, and to amend Section one of an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Corunna and Saginaw Plank Road Company, approved April 2, 1850; approved March 8, 1851,

21. An act to provide for the organization of certain townships in the county of Tuscola, approved March 8, 1851,

22. An act to amend sections two and three of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Copper Falls Mining Company, approved March 15, 1848; approved March 8, 1851,

23. An act to amend section two of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Portland and Lansing Plank Road Company, approved March 8, 1851,

24. An act to amend sections 1, 5 and 8 of an act to incorporate the city of Detroit Gas Company, and to change the title of said company to that of the Detroit Gas Light Company, approved March 8, 1851,

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25. A act to provide for the election of circuit judges and regents of the university, approved March 10, 1851, 26. An act to provide for the discharge of the duties heretofore performed by masters in chancery, approved March 10, 1851,

27. An act to authorize the Auditor General to issue certain land warrants, approved March 11, 1851,

28. An act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Algonquin Mining Company, approved March 30, 1848, approved March 11, 1851,

29. An act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Siskoweit Mining Company of Michigan, approved March 12, 1849, approved March 11, 1851,

30. An act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Bohemian mining company, approved March 27, 1848, approved March 11, 1851,

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31. An act to repeal an act to incorporate the village of St. Mary, approved April 2, 1849, approved March 11,

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32. An act to provide for the assessment and collection of taxes in the township of Lansing, Ingham county, approved March 14, 1851,

33. An act to amend section two of an act entitled an act amending an act relative to plank roads, approved March 19, 1849, approved March 14, 1851,

34. An act for the relief of certain purchasers of university and primary school lands, approved March 14, 1851, 35. An act to authorize the assessment of certain taxes in the township of Almont, county of Lapeer, approved March 14, 1851,

36. An act to organize the township of Heath, in the county of Allegan, and the township of Austin, in the county of Sanilac, approved March 18, 1851,

37. An act to amend an act to incorporate the Detroit and Erin plank road company, approved April 3, 1848; approved March 18, 1851,

38. An act supplementary to an act to incorporate the Detroit and Saline plank road company, approved March 23, 1848, approved March 18, 1851,

39. An act to authorize the transfer of a certain record from Berrien county to Cass county, approved March 19, 1851,

40. An act to amend sections three and four of an act entitled an act to incorporate the National mining company, approved March 19, 1851,

41. An act to provide for the payment of the members and officers of the legislature, approved March 21, 1851,

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42. An act to amend an act entitled an act to create a road fund for the benefit of the German colonists in Saginaw county, and to authorize the appointment of commissioners to expend the same, approved March 31, 1849, approved March 21, 1851,

43. An act to provide for the issuing of a patent to Chauncey G. Pope and Thomas L. Pope, for certain land, approved March 21, 1851,

44. An act supplementary to acts incorporating the city of Detroit, approved March 21, 1851,

45. An act to change the boundary between the townships of Palmyra and Ogden, in the county of Lenawee, approved March 21, 1851.

46. An act authorizing the Auditor General to publish certain tax sales in the Barry County Pioneer, approved March 21, 1851,

47. An act for the relief of the several school districts in the township of Concord, county of Jackson, approved March 22, 1851,

48. An act to amend section three, chapter one hundred and thirty, title twenty-four of the revised statutes, relative to the foreclosure of mortgages by advertisement, approved March 22, 1851,

49. An act supplemental to an act to incorporate the Niles hydraulic and manufacturing company, and to amend sections one, six, eight, ten, eleven and thirteen of said act, also to change the title to that of the Niles hydraulic company, approved March 22, 1851,

50. An act to amend section two of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Phoenix copper company, approved March 31, 1849, approved March 22, 1851,

51. An act to amend section three of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Albion mining company, approved March 27, 1848; approved March 22, 1851,

52. An act to amend section two of an act entitled an act to incorporate the New York and Michigan mining company of Detroit, approved March 30, 1848; approved March 22, 1851,

53. An act to amend section fifty-eight of an act entitled an act to incorporate the city of Grand Rapids, approved April 2, 1850; approved March 24, 1851,

54. An act to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the city of Monroe, and certain acts amendatory thereto, approved March 30, 1849; approved March 24, 1851,

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