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obligations, notes, claims, or property, in consideration of which given by the the trustees of the said college became indebted to the United
certain condi. States, and also all property heretofore pledged to the United tions. States, in security of the said debts so due from the trustees of the said college to the United States.
2. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the said Trustees to college shall be discharged and released from the said claims of be discharged
and released. the United States, immediately upon complying with the requisitions of the first section of this act. [Approved, 19 March, 1828.] CHAP. 22. An act to revive and continue in force the several acts
making provision for the extinguishment of the debt due the United States by the purchasers of the public lands.
1. Be it enacted, &c. That the act, entitled “ An act to pro- Act of 18th vide for the extinguishment of the debt due the United States by May, 1824, the purchasers of public lands,” approved May the eighteenth, 26th May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four ;* and the act, entitled 1824, and act "An act explanatory of an act to provide for the extinguishment May 4th, of the debt due the United States by the purchasers of public ued in force lands," approved May the twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hun- until 4th Judred and twenty-four ;t and also the act, entitled “ An act making ly, 1829. further provision for the extinguishment of the debt due to the "Act of 1824, United States by the purchasers of public lands,"I approved
, vol. 3. the fourth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, be, and +Act of 1824, the same are hereby, revived and continued in force until the ch. 176, vol 3, fourth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine. p. 1669. § 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act Act of 1826,
ch. 34, vol. 3, be, and the same are hereby extended to all lands on which a
2021. further credit has not been taken, and which, having become for. The provifeited to the United States since the first of July, one thousand sions of this eight hundred and twenty, remain unsold. [Approved, 21 March, act extended
to all lands. 1828.]
CHAP. 28. An act to confirm certain claims to lands in the territory
of Michigan. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the claims purporting to be con- Claims under firmed, or recommended for confirmation, by the commissioners 11th May, appointed to carry into effect the “ Act to revive the powers of the 1820, concommissioners for ascertaining and deciding on claims to lands firmed. in, and for settling the claims to lands at, Green Bay and Prairie du Chien, in the territory of Michigan,"* passed on the eleventh *Act of 1820, day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, which are ch, 85, vol. 3, contained in volumes two, four, and five, be, and the same are confirmed.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the claims purporting to Claims under be confirmed or recommended for confirmation, by the commis- the act of 21st sioners appointed to carry into effect “ An act to revive and continue in force certain acts for the adjustment of land claims in the territory of Michigan,”t passed the twenty-first of February, one tAct of 1823, thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, which are contained in ch, 139, vol. 3, volumes one , three, six
, and nine of said reports, be, and the p. 1877. same are hereby confirmed.
3. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the trea. Secretary of
the treasury sury, under the direction of the President of the United States be, to give full
and he is hereby authorized and required, as soon as may be, to effect to the reports of the adopt such measures as may be necessary to give full effect to the commission
reports of the commissioners which are enumerated in the first
and second sections of this act: Provided, That this act shall not Proviso: This act not
be so construed as to prejudice the rights of third persons, or to to prejudice impose any obligation on the part of the United States to make the rights of payment or give other lands to any claimant who may be deprivthird pers ns, ed of his possessions by operation of law; nor shall the confirma
tions made by this act be so construed as to extend further than to a relinquishment by the United States of all interest in, and to said lands, nor to any lands occupied by the United States for
military purposes. Register of 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the the land office register of the land office at Detroit, to issue patent certificates, at Detroit, to issue certifi.
in the forms usual in similar cases, to claimants whose claims are
confirmed by this act, upon which certificates if legally and proclaimants.
perly obtained, patents shall be granted by the commissioners of
the general land office. Secretary of
$ 5. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the treathe treasury
sury be, and he is hereby authorised and required to pay to John mo pay $30 for J. Deming of Detroit, the sum of thirty dollars, which shall be in
full for his services in preparing and publishing maps for the use
of the commissioners aforesaid. Compensa § 6. And be it further enacted, That for surveying the donation per mile, tion rights or back concessions in said territory, heretofore made to be paid for under the abovementioned acts of Congress, and not paid for, surveying the donation and also for such surveys as may be necessary to carry into rights or effect the provisions of this act, there shall be paid out of any back concessions in said money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the same comterritory.
pensation per mile as is allowed by the tenth section of the act of the eighth of February, one thousand eight hundred and twentyseven, entitled “ An act to provide for the confirmation and set
tlement of private land claims in East Florida, and for other pur*Act of 1827, poses,"* any thing in any act to the contrary notwithstanding. ch.166, VOL 3, Approved, 17 April, 1828.] p. 2041.
CHAP. 29. An act providing for the appointment of an additional judge
of the superior court of the territory of Arkansas, and for other pur
$1. Be it enacted, fc. That it shall be lawful for the President al judge of the s. c. to be
of the United States of America, by, and with the advice and
appointed for T. consent of the Senate, to appoint and commission an additional of Arkansas, judge of the Superior Court for the territory of Arkansas, who Commission shall reside in said territory, and hold his commission for the for four years. term of four years. The legisla
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That when said judge shall have kansas au.
been commissioned, the legislature of the territory of Arkansas thorised to or.
shall be authorized to organize the counties of said territory into ganise the four judicial districts, and to assign to each of the four judges of counties of the Superior Court of the territory of Arkansas, one of said cirsaid territory, cuits or districts, and to require said judges to hold Circuit or cial districts. District Courts in each county of their respective districts, at
ture of Ar.
tion of clerks.
such place and time as the legislature aforesaid may appoint and
the seat of be authorised in all cases, except when the United States is a party, to fix the respective jurisdictions of the District and Supe- In said terri. rior Court. The United States' cases shall be tried in the Supe- tory, &c. rior Court, in the manner that said cases are now tried.
4. And be it further enacted, That the Judges aforesaid shall Judges aube authorised to nominate and appoint, and the governor to com nominate the mission a clerk in each county of their respective districts, in governor to such manner, with such powers, and for such term of time as the commission a legislature aforesaid may designate; but in no county shall the clerk in each
county clerk of the Superior Court be appointed the clerk of the Circuit Court; and the compensation of said clerks, except in United CompensaStates' cases, shall be fixed by the legislature aforesaid.
$ 5. And be it further enacted, That when any party to a suit Party to a suit is aggrieved by a decision of a judge holding a district court, criminal caexcept in criminal cases, the party aggrieved shall be at liberty, ses, empow. by appeal, writ of error, or certiorari, to remove said suit to ered to rethe Superior Court of said territory for further trial; and the case mit to the s. thus brought up shall be tried by the judges, or any two of them C. for further other than the judge who made the decision in the District Court, trial.
§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the additional judge hereby Additional authorised to be appointed shall receive the same salary now judge's salary. allowed by law to the judges of the Superior Court for the territory of Arkansas.
$ 7. And be it further enacted, That writs of error and appeal Writs of fire from the final decision of the Superior Court for the territory of s. C. to be Arkansas, shall be made to the Supreme Court of the United made to the States, in the manner, and under the same regulations, as from $. C. of the
U.S. the Circuit Courts of the United States, when the amount in controversy, to be ascertained by oath or affirmation of either party, shall exceed one thousand dollars.
$ 8. And be it further enacted, That the act of the legislature Act of the leg. of the territory of Arkansas, passed at the last session of the islature, so legislature of said territory, in relation to the courts of said terri- inconsistent, tory, so far as the provisions of said act are not inconsistent with &c. with this and repugnant to this act, be, and the same is hereby affirmed, act, affirmed. until said legislature may alter or modify the same.
$ 9. And be it further enacted, That all acts coming within the All acts with purview of this act be, and the same are hereby repealed; and in the pura that this act shall take effect and be in force, from and after its act repealed, passage. [Approved, 17 April, 1828.] CHAP. 30. An act authorising the President of the United States to
appoint certain agents therein mentioned. § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the President of the United States President to be, and he is hereby authorised, by and with the advice and con- appoint agont sent of the senate, to appoint such agent or agents as may be use- designate the fully employed in prosecuting the designation and settlement of N. E. bounda
the line forming the north-eastern boundary of the United States, and bringing the existing controversy with Great Britain relating thereto to a speedy termination. [Approved, 17 April, 1828.] CHAP. 31. An act explanatory of “ An act to grant a certain quantity
of land to the state of Ohio, for the purpose of making a road from
Columbus to Sandusky." Forty-nine $1. Be it enacted, fc. That in lieu of the lands appropriated sections land to be lo by the act approved on the third of March, one thousand eight cated in the hundred and twenty-seven,* there shall be granted to the state of Delaware Ohio, for the purposes designated in the said act, forty nine secland district tions of land, to be located in the Delaware land district in the lands desig. following manner, to wit: every alternate section through which nated in the the road may run, and the section next adjoining thereto, on the act of 3d
west, so far as the said sections remain unsold, and if any part March, 1820.
of the said sections shall have been disposed of, then a quantity * Act of 1827, Ch. 250, vol.3. equal thereto shall be selected under the direction of the commisp. 2069.
sioner of the general land office, from the vacant lands in the sec-
land, sold for direct taxes, in certain cases. Time for the f 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the time allowed for the redempredemption of tion of lands, which have been, or may be sold for the non-paylands sold for non-payment
ment of taxes under the several acts, passed on the second of of taxes, ex. August, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen ;* the ninth day tended for 3 of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen it and the fifth *Act of 1813,
day of March, one thoạsand eight hundred and sixteen, I for laych. 36 vol. 2,' ing and collecting a direct tax within the United States, so far as p. 1354.
the same have been purchased for, or on behalf of the United +Act of 1815, States, be revived, and be extended for the further term of three ch. 174, vol. years, from and after the expiration of the present session of ConfAct of 1816, gress: Provided also, That on such redemption, interest shall be ch. 2, vol. 3,' paid at the rate of twenty per centum on the taxes aforesaid, and
on the additions of twenty per centum, chargeable thereon; and Proviso: In- the right of redemption shall enure, as well as to the heirs and terest shall be assignees of the land so purchased on behalf of the United States, rate of twenty as to the originals thereof. [Approved, 28 April, 1828.] per centum on the taxes. CHAP. 40. An act extending the limits of certain land offices in In.
diana, and for other purposes. Lands east of
§ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That all the lands in the state of Indiana the second principal me
to which the Indian title is extinguished, which lie east of the ridian, and line dividing the first and second ranges east of the second prinnorth of the cipal meridian, and north of the southern boundary of the fort southern boundary of
Wayne district, shall be attached to the land district, the land Fort Wayne office of which is established at fort Wayne; and that all the district, at lands to which the Indian title is extinguished in said state, and tached to the which may lie west of the line dividing the first and second ran
ges east of the second principal meridian, shall be attached to the land district, the land office of which is established at Crawfordsville.
82. And be it further enacted, That the surveyor general shall Second princause the second principal meridian to be extended to the northern cipal meri.
dian to be ex. boundary of the state of Indiana : Provided, The assent of the tended to Indians be obtained to the running and marking that portion of northern the meridian line which may lie within the lands not ceded to the boundary. United States. (Approved, 28 April, 1828.]
Proviso; CHAP. 41. An act in addition to the act, entitled “ An act to provide
for the sale of lands conveyed to the United States in certain cases, and for other purposes,”* passed the twenty-sixth day of May, eigh Act of 1824, teen hundred and twenty-four.
ch. 172, vol.
3, p. 1958. § 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That in all cases where lands have been,
Lands sold or or shall hereafter be conveyed to, or for the United States, for conveyed to, forts, arsenals, dock-yards, light-houses, or any like purpose, or or for the U. in payment of debts due the United States, which shall not be $. for forts
&c. not used, used, or necessary for the purposes for which they were purchas- &c. to be ed, or other authorised purpose, it shall be lawful for the Presi- sold. dent of the United States to cause the same to be sold for the best price to be obtained, and to convey the same to the purchaser by grant or otherwise.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United The president States be authorised to procure the assent of the legislature of any assent of the state within which any purchase of land has been made, for the legislature of erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other any state for
the erection needful buildings, without such consent having been obtained; and also to obtain exclusive legislation over any such tract, as is provided for in the sixteenth clause of the eighth section of the first article of the constitution; and that he be authorised to procure the like consent and exclusive legislation as to all future purchases of land for either of those purposes.
§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United Where lands States, in all cases where lands have been conveyed for the United conveyed for States to individuals or officers, be authorised to obtain from the the U. S. to person or persons to whom the conveyance has been made, a individuals, a release of their interest to the United States. [Approved, 28 April, their interest 1828.]
to be obtain
ed. CHAP 42. An act authorising the legislative council of Florida to
meet in October instead of December; and repealing the proviso in the sixth section of the act, entitled “ An act to amend an act for the establishment of a territorial government in Florida, and for other purposes, ,"'* approved March the third, one thousand eight hundred "Act of 1823,
ch. 156, vol. and twenty-three.
3, p. 1902. § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the legislative council of the ter. Legislative ritory of Florida, shall begin its next session on the second Mon- council to beday in October instead of December, and annually thereafter on on the 2nd the same day in the said month of October.
Monday in § 2. And be it further enacted, That the proviso in the sixth October an.
nually. section of the act, entitled “An act to amend • An act for the
Proviso in establishment of a territorial government in Florida, and for other the fifth sec. purposes,'” approved March the third, one thousand eight hun- tion of the act
of 2d March, dred and twenty-three, be, and the same is hereby repealed :
1823, repeal. Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as ed.