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the same, to surrender an official copy thereof, certified under the seal of the land office of Virginia, with the affidavit of the party endorsed upon, or accompanying the same, stating that such warrant has been lost or mislaid, and that the original hath not been sold or transferred, to the knowledge or belief of the party so surrendering, or his or her guardian.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of Statement to the commissioner of the General Land Office, to request the exe- be obtained
from Ex. of cutive of Virginia to furnish him with a statement of all such warrants, within the purview of this act, as have already issued, showing the number and date of each warrant, and the quantity of acres granted by each, and also a monthly statement of the same description, showing the number, date and quantity, of such warrants as shall hereafter be granted. And no warrant shall be taken to be within the provisions of this act, which shall hereafter be granted, unless the Executive of Virginia shall cause a certificate to be endorsed thereon, signed by some proper officer, stating that the party to whom such warrant shall be so granted, his, her, or their ancestor or devisor, was entitled thereto by some law or resolution of the said state, in force at the time of the deed of cession, by the state of Virginia, to the United States.
$ 3. And be it further enacted, That before the secretary of the Certificate of treasury shall issue the scrip required by the provisions of this non-location. bill, the applicants shall produce to him the certificate of the register of the Land Office in Kentucky, and the certificate of the surveyor of the military lands of the Virginia line, that the warrants (when the original is presented, or the copy, when the original has been lost or destroyed,) has not been located, surveyed, or patented, in Kentucky, attested by the seal of his office.
$ 4. And be it further enacted, That the certificates or scrip to Scrip receivabe issued by virtue of this act, shall be receivable in payment for ble, &c. any lands hereafter to be purchased, at private sale, after the same shall have been offered at public sale, and shall remain unsold at any of the land offices of the United States, established, or to be established, in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. And all such certificates or scrip, as shall be issued by virtue of this act, shall be assignable, by endorsement thereon, attested by two witnesses: Provided, That all certificates or scrip to be issued, Proviso. in virtue of any warrant hereafter to be granted, shall be issued to the party originally entitled thereto, or his heir or heirs, devisee or devisees, as the case may be.
$ 5. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act Persons conshall be deemed and taken to extend to all such officers, soldiers, templated by sailors, marines, chaplains, musicians, surgeons, and surgeons' mates, in the land or sea service of the state of Virginia during the revolutionary war, and generally, to every person to whom the state had engaged to pay a land bounty for services in that war, of any description, by any law or resolution passed before, and in force at the date of the said deed of cession; except only such
persons as are mentioned in, and provided for by the reservation contained in the said deed of cession in favour of the officers and soldiers of the said state on the continental establishment: Provided, That no scrip issued under the provisions of this Provisa
act, shall entitle the holder to enter or purchase any settled or occupied lands, without the written consent of such settlers or
occupants, as may be actually residing on said lands at the time Proviso. the same shall be entered or applied for : And provided, also, That
the amount of land thus located, shall not exceed two hundred
and sixty thousand'acres. Owners U.S. $ 6. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the first military war- and fourth sections of this act, shall extend to and embrace owners rants.
of military land warrants, issued by the United States, in satisfaction of claims for bounty land for services during the revolutionary war; and that the laws, heretofore enacted, providing for the issuing said warrants, are hereby revived and continued in
force for two years. Va. troops on
§ 7. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act Continental shall also be deemed and taken to extend to all the unsatisfied establish
warrants of the Virginia army on continental establishment :
of the United States, and upon certain foreign vessels. Tonnage du. $ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That, from and after the first day of ties abolished April next, no duties upon the tonnage of the ships and vessels of
the United States, of which the officers and two-thirds of the crew vessels.
shall be citizens of the United States, shall be levied or collected; and all acts and parts of acts imposing duties upon the tonnage of ships and vessels of the United States officered and manned as aforesaid, so far as the same relate to the imposition of such duties, shall, from and after said first day of April next, be re
pealed. And as to for. § 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the said ves. on certain first day of April next, all acts and parts of acts imposing duties conditions.
upon the tonnage of the ships and vessels of any foreign nation, so far as the same relate to the imposition of such duties, shall be repealed : Provided, that the President of the United States shall be satisfied that the discriminating or countervailing duties of such foreign nation, so far as they operate to the disadvantage of the United States, have been abolished. [Approved, May 31, 1830.]
as to Amer.
CHAP. 221. An act to authorise the President of the United States to
cause the present site of the National Mint to be sold, and making an appropriation for completing the new buildings now erecting.
1. Be it enacted, foc. That the President of the United States be authorised, and he is hereby authorised, to cause to be sold, at such time, and on such terms, as he may deem most conducive to the public interest, the site now occupied by the Mint establishment, in Philadelphia, with the buildings and improvements thereon, and also to cause the proceeds of the said sale to be paid into the treasury of the United States.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty thousand Appropriation dollars be and is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the 50,000 dolls. treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be applied to the completion of the Mint establishment at the new location, and for furnishing the same with the requisite machinery for conducting the operations thereof. [Approved, May 31, 1830.] CHAP. 229. An act to amend the act, entitled “ An act for the relief
of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the Revolu. tion."
$ 1. Be it enacted, g-c. That the second section of the act, entitled “ An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the Revolution,” approved the fifteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight,* shall not *Act of 1828, be construed to embrace Invalid Pensioners, and that the pension 9:53, ante, p. of invalid soldiers, shall not be deducted from the amount receivable by them under the said act. (Approved, May 31, 1830.]
[No. 6.] Resolution in relation to the compensation of officers of the
Marine Corps. Resolved, fc. That the pay, subsistence, emoluments and Returns of allowances received by the officers of the Marine Corps, previous applicants for to the first of April eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, be, and be made to the same is hereby directed to be continued to them from that Congress, &c. date up to the twenty-eighth of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one. (Approved, May 29, 1830.]
[No. 7.] Resolution requiring annual Reports to be made to Congress,
'in relation to applicants for pensions, Resolved, fc. That the Heads of Department, who may severally [bej charged with the administration of the pension laws of the United States of America, be, and they hereby are, repectively, directed and required, as soon as may be after the opening of each session of Congress, to present to the Senate and House of Representatives, a several list of such persons, whether revolutionary, invalid, or otherwise, as shall have made application for a pension, or an increase of pension, and as, in their opinion, respectively, ought to be placed upon the pension roll, or otherwise provided for, and for doing which they have no sufficient power or authority, with the names and residence of such persons, the capacity in which they served, the degree of relief proposed, and a brief statement of the grounds thereof, to the end that Congress may consider the same. (Approved, May 29, 1830.]
Passed at the Second Session, which was begun and held at the
City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the fourth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty.
ANDREW JACKSON, President. J. C. Calhoun, Vice President,
and President of the Senate. ANDREW STEVENSON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Chap. 237. An act to change the time of holding the rule term of
the Circuit Court for the District of West Tennessee. D. judge of § 1. Be it enacted, g-c. That it shall be the duty of the district Tennessee to hola terme ato judge of Tennessee, to hold a term of the Circuit
Court at NashCircuit Court ville, for the district of West Tennessee, on the first Monday in at Nashville, March, in each year, who shall have power to make all necessary first Monday rules and orders touching any suit, action, appeal, writ of error, in March. Powers. process, pleadings, or proceedings, that may be pending in said
Circuit Court, or that may have issued returnable to the Circuit Court to be holden on the first Monday in September next, preparatory to the hearing, trial or decision of such action, suit, appeal, writ of error, process, pleadings or proceedings; and all writs and process may hereafter be returnable to the said Courts to be holden on the first Monday in March, in the same manner as to the sessions of the Circuit Courts directed by law to be held at Nashville on the first Monday in September of each year; and the writs and other process returnable to the said Circuit Court on the first Monday in September, may bear teste on the first Monday in March.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said district judge shall have power to adjourn from day to day, or to any other
period of time, more than three months before the September Proviso: No term of said Court: Provided, That no final judgment be rendered final judg
at said term to be held by the district judge, except by the conment except sent of both parties. [Approved, 13 January, 1831.]
CAAP. 238. An act to amend an act entitled “ An act to provide for
paying to the state of Illinois three per centum of the net proceeds
arising from the sale of the public lands within the same. State of Illi. § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That so much of the act, entitled “ An nois exonera- act to provide for paying to the state of Illinois three per centum
of the net proceeds arising from the sale of the public lands tod from obwithin the same," approved the twelfth of December, eighteen ligation to
render annual hundred and twenty, as requires an annual account of the appli- account of cation, by the said state, of the said three per centum to be trans, the applicamitted to the secretary of the treasury, be, and the same is hereby tion of the
3 per cent. repealed. (Approved, January 13, 1831.]
Act of 1821,
c. 140, vol. 3, Chap. 242. An act to amend an act, entitled “ An act to provide for p. 1805,
paying to the States of Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama, three per centum of the net proceeds arising from the sale of the public lands within the same.'
States of Mis. § 1. Be it enacted, foc. That so much of an act, entitled “ An
souri, Missis, act to provide for paying to the states of Missouri, Mississippi, sippi and Ala, and Alabama, three per centum of the net proceeds arising from exonerated the sale of the public lands within the same," approved the third from obliga; of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, as requires an annual annual acco't account of the application of the said three per centum, to be of, &c. transmitted to the secretary of the treasury, be, and the same is Act of 1822,
c. 46, vol. 3, hereby repealed. [Approved, January 19, 1831.) CHAP. 246. An act to alter the times of holding the District Courts
of the United States for the Districts of Naine and Illinois, and Northern Districts of Alabama.
81. Be it enacted, fc. That the terms of the District Court of D. C. North. the United States, for the northern district of Alabama, which ern Alabama. are now directed by law to be held on the first Mondays of March and October in each year, shall hereafter be held on the second Mondays of April and October in each year, and that the term of the District Court of the United States for the district of Maine, D.C. Maino. which is now directed by law to be held on the second Tuesday of September in each year, shall hereafter be held on the first Tuesday of September in each year: and all processes which may have issued, or which shall hereafter issue, returnable to the next succeeding terms of the said district courts as heretofore established, shall be held returnable, and be returned, to those terms to which they are severally changed by this act.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the terms of the District D. C. Illinois, Court of the United States for the district of Illinois, which are now directed by law to be held on the third Mondays of June and November in each year, shall hereafter be held on the first Mondays of May and December in each year; and all process which may have issued, or which shall hereafter issue, returnable to the next succeeding terms of the said District Court as heretofore established, shall be held returnable, and be returned, to those terms to which they are severally changed by this act.
(Approved, January 27, 1831.] Chap. 247. An act to extend the time for entering certain donation
claims to land in the Territory of Arkansas. § 1. Be it enacted, foc. That the provisions of the eighth Certain provi. and ninth sections of the act of Congress, approved twenty-fourth sions continu. day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, ed in force for