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District of Columbia, the amount of postage by them respectively shals for pos. paid on letters relating to their duties under this act. tage. § 13. And be it further enacted, That the President of the Former stateUnited States is hereby authorised to cause to be made a careful ...”.” revision of the statements heretofore transmitted to Congress, of . to be all former enumerations of the population of the United States Abstract of and their territories, and to cause an abstract of the aggregate the aggregate amount of population in each state and territory to be printed by & each state, the printer to Congress, (designating the number of inhabitants of :* each description by counties or parishes) to the number of two ni distribut. thousand copies, which said copies shall be distributed as Congressed as Goo shall hereafter direct, and for that purpose, the sum of two thou. ...”* sand dollars is hereby o to be paid out of any money good dollar. in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, March appropriated 23, 1830.] for this work.
Of one hundred and upwards.
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of Heads of Families.
CHAP. 48. An act for the relief of the purchasers of Public Lands, and for the suppression of fraudulent practices at the public sales of the Lands of the United States. Lands which
§ 1. Be it enacted,. &c. That all purchasers, their heirs, or ...". - - - crted assignees of such of the public lands of the United States as were . J.'s. sold on a credit, and on which a further credit has been taken, relief laws, under any of the laws passed for the relief of purchasers of public lands, and which lands have reverted to the United States, on account of the balance due thereon not having been paid or discharged agreeably to said relief laws, such persons may avail ...; themselves of any one of the three following provisions contained ...he in this section, to wit: First, They shall have a right of pre-emp- three follow. tion of the same lands, until the fourth day of July, one thousand ing ways: 1, . hundred and thirty-one, upon their paying into the proper §.” office the sum per acre therefor, which shall, at the time of pay-issi, a min. ment, be the minimum price per acre of the public lands of the imum price of United States, in addition to the amount heretofore paid thereon, Poo" " and forfeited: Provided, That the price, including what has Proviso: already been o and the amount to be paid, shall not, in any case, exceed three dollars and fifty cents per acre: Second, they shall have the right of completing the payment of said lands, by paying the balance of the principal debt due thereon, in cash, subject to a deduction of thirty-seven and a half per cent., as heretofore, at any time previous to the fourth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one: Third, They shall have the right, within nine months from the passage of this act, in all cases where the price for which said lands were sold did not exceed two dollars and fifty cents per acre, to draw scrip for the amount paid thereon, in the manner prescribed in the act, approved the twenty-third day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, entitled “An act for the relief of purchasers of public lands that have reverted for non-payment of the purchase money;” and which scrip shall be receivable in the same man-oo.” ner as directed by said act, except only that it shall not be taken #" in payment for lands heréafter bought at public sale. § 2. And be it further enacted, That all purchasers, their heirs, where lands or assignees, of such of the public lands of the United States as relinquished were sold on credit, and which lands have, by such persons, been o of relinquished under any of the laws passed . the relief of pur- the relin. chasers of public lands, and the amount paid thereon applied in quishers; Fo of other lands retained by them, and which relinquished ands, or any part thereof, may now be in possession of such per- ..., sons; or in case the certificate of purchase, and part payment of ..." said lands, has been transferred by the persons now in possession j .#. of said lands, or part thereof, or the persons under whom the transferred present occupants may hold such possession, to some other per- ". son not in possession thereof, and the payment made thereon o by such other person, or his assignee, in payment for land held in his own name: In either case, the persons so in posses- The persons sion, shall have the right of pre-emption of the same lands, accord- so in posses. ing to the legal subdivisions of sections, not exceeding the quantity ion shall of two quarter sections, in contiguous tracts until the fourth day ..." • - V of pre-empof July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, upon their lion, &c. OL. iv. 12
paying into the proper office, the sum per acre therefor, which shall at the time of payment, be the minimum price per acre of the United States' public lands; and in addition thereto, the same amount per acre heretofore paid thereon, and applied to other lands, subject to a deduction .Pthirty-seven and a half per cent, Provisoes on the last mentioned sum: Provided, That the sum to be paid shall not, in any case, exceed three dollars and fifty cents per 2d Proviso. acre: Provided also, That such persons only shall be entitled to the benefits of this section, who shall apply for the same, and prove their possession, to the satisfaction of the register and receiver of the district in which the land may lie, in the manner to be prescribed by the commissioners of the General Land Office, within nine months from the passage of this act; for which, such register and receiver shall each be entitled to receive 3d Proviso. from such applicants, the sum of fifty cents each; And provided further, That the provisions of this section shall not extend to any lands that have, in any manner, been disposed of by the United States. on failure to § 3. And be it further enacted, That, on failure to apply for, comply lands and show a right of pre-emption, under the second section of this o act, within the time allowed therefor; and also on failure to or sale. complete the payment on any of the lands, agreeably to the provisions of this act, within the period allowed for that purpose, in either case, the whole of such lands shall be forthwith offered for sale without delay. All agree- § 4. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons o shall, before or at the time of the public sale of any of the lands any one from of the United States, bargain, contract or agree, or shall attempt bidding upon to bargain, contract, or agree with any other person or persons, . o that the last named person or persons, shall not bid upon, or pur;" chase the land so offered for sale, or any parcel thereof, or shall by intimidation, combination, or unfair management, hinder or prevent, or attempt to hinder or prevent any person or persons from bidding upon or purchasing any tract or tracts of land so offered for sale, every such offender, his, her, or their aiders and abetters, being thereos duly convicted, shall for every such offence, be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding two years or both in the discretion of the court. . §5, And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons, a. .." shall, before, or at the time of the public sale of any of the lands upon the price of the United States, enter into any contract, bargain, agreement, to be null and or secret understanding with any other person or persons, provoid. posing to purchase such land, to pay or give to such purchasers for such land, a sum of money, or other article of jo over and above the price at which the land may or shall be bid off by such purchasers, every such contract, bargain, agreement, or secret understanding, and every bond, obligation, or writing of any kind whatsoever founded upon, or growing out Any premi. of the same, shall be utterly null and void. And any person or . :. persons being a party to such contract, bargain, agreement, or *j secret understanding, who shall or may pay to such purchasers, ment may be any sum of money or other article of property, as aforesaid, over recovered and above the purchase money of such ń. may sue for, and
recover such excess from such purchasers in any court having ... jurisdiction of the same. And if the party aggrieved, have no . legal evidence of such contract, bargain, agreement, or secret ... by in understanding, or of the payment of the excess aforesaid, he may, in equity. by bill in equity, compel such purchasers to make discovery thereof; and if in such case, the complainant shall ask for relief, the court in which the bill is pending, may proceed to final decree between the parties to the same; Provided, every such suit, Proviso. either in law or equity shall be commenced within six years next, after the sale of saidland by the United States. [Approved, March, 31, 1830.]
CHAP. 49. An act to change the port of entry from Nova Iberia to
§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That hereafter, the port of . in o the district of Teche, in the state of Louisiana, shall be at Franklin, . Ibeinstead of Nova Iberia, in said district; and the collector thereof ria to Frankshall hereafter reside at said Franklin. [Approved, March, 31, *
CHAP. 50. An act, changing the residence of the collector in the district of Burlington, in the state of New Jersey.
§ 1. Be it enacted, &c., That hereafter, the collector of the ollector of district of Burlington, in the state of New Jersey, shall reside at on to Lamberton instead of Burlington, in said district.—[Approved, Lamberton.
JMarch 31, 1830.]
CHAP. 52. An act to change the time and place of holding the Court for the county of Crawford, in the territory of Michigan.
§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the term of the court appointed to Time and be held, annually, on the second Monday in May, at #. village place of hold. of Prairie du Chien, by the additional judge of the United States .." in for the territory of Michigan, shall be }. on the first Monday in changed. October, annually, at Mineral Point, in the county of Iowa, in the said territory; and the cases which shall be pending in the said Court on the second Monday in May next, shall be tried and determined at the time and place above designated, in the county of Iowa; and the clerk is sheriff of said county shall be the clerk and sheriff of this court; and its jurisdiction shall be and continue the same as if said county of Crawford had not been divided. [Approved, April 2, 1830.]
CHAP. 59. An act amending and supplementary to the act to aid the State of Ohio in extending the Miami Canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, and to grant a quantity of land to said state, to aid in the construction of the canals authorised by law, and for making donations of land to certain persons in Arkansas territory.
§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That so much of the act, approved Provision of May twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, tow 24 entitled “An act to aid the state of Ohio in extending the Miami jed. Canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, and to grant a quantity of land
to said state, to aid in the construction of the canals authorised