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tract reserved, tract of land of six miles square, reserved for the benefit of that rwiso; the state, at the Scioto salt springs: Provided, That the section so ■ectionnot to selected shall not include the said salt springs, and that the moSu'itring*, ney arising from the sale of the aforesaid section shall be applied the mon- ed to the erection of a courthouse, or other public buildings, 3 to the*""" thereon, for the use of the county of Jackson, in said state ; and erection, &.c whenever the selection and sale of the said section of land shall A pa«nuobe have Deen made, and the same shall be duly certified to the pre"idcDt,7in° commissioner of the general land office, a patent shall be grantirust. ed by the president of the United States, for the said section, in trust, to such person or persons as the legislature of the state shall have appointed and anthorized to sell and execute titles lo the purchaser of the land aforesaid. [Approved, April 16,1816.]

Vol.ui.p. Chap. 65. An act making further provision for military services during the late war, and for 1647. 1746. other purposes.

widow* and cj I. Beit enacted, fyc. That, when any officer or private solpffi^i'.nd dier °f lne militia, including rangers, sea fencibles, and volunl>rivote sold- teers, or any noncommissioned officer, musician, or private, eninMrvice dur- listed for either of the terms of one year or eighteen months, or ing the war of any commissioned officer of the regular army, shall have died receive^haif- while in the service of the United States, during the late war, pay for five or in returning to his place of residence, after being mustered ,<*"' out of service, or who shall have died at any time thereafter, in consequence of wounds received whilst in the service, and shall have left a widow, or, if no widow, a child or children, under sixteen years of age, such widow, or, if no widow, such _child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of his death, miiewidow for and during the term of five years; and, in case of death or ries", the half intermarriage of such widow before the expiration of said five the effiren. vears> ,ne',a^ Pay f°r l',e remainder of the time shall go to the Proviso• as to cm'^ or children of said decedent: Provided always, That the forms of.vi- secretary of war shall adopt such forms of evidence in applicadence. tions under this act as the president of the United States may Proviso-offi- prescribe: Provided also, That the officers and private soldiers cere and'pri- of the militia, as aforesaid, who have been disabled by wounds disabledTM"'or otherwise, while in the service of the United States, in the wounds,4c. discharge of their duty during the Into war, shall be placed on to be p|a<:ed t| |js( Qf pensjoners in the same manner as the officers and sol

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list liko regu- diers of the regular army, under such forms of evidence as the Proviso; ihe president of the United States may prescribe: Provided also, provisions of That the provisions of this act shall not extend to any person oxtend'to pVr? embraced in the provision of an act, entitled "An act to pro*ony^*TMo vide for the widows and orphans of militia slain, and for militia Vol. if. P. disabled, in the service of the United States," passed the second 1S72. day of August, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen. or'n°oncommisS ^ ^' ^'Ial w',en any noncommissioned officer, musician, or prisioned officers vate soldier, of the regular army of the United States, shall have whohav^been ^een killed in battle, or have died of wounds or disease, while in killed m battle the service of the United States, during the late war, and have wounds°Lc 'e^1 a cn''c' or children under sixteen years of age, it shall be law''ful for the guardian of such child or children, within one year from the passing of this act, to relinquish the bounty land to which such noncommissioned officer, musician, or private soldier, hod he survived the wnr, would have been entitled ; and, in lieu thereof, to receive half the monthly pay to which such deceased person was entitled at the time of his death, for and during the term of five years, to be computed from and after the seventeenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen; the pay- n"^'""^. ment thereof to be made when and where other military pensions are or shall be paid ; and where a warrant for the military bounty whore a warland aforesaid shall have been issued to or for the use of the child TMthc*V'ar-" or children of any such deceased noncommissioned officer, musi- di»n TM»y »urcian, or private soldier, such child or children, or either of them,ronJcr "* being under sixteen years of age, it shall be lawful for the guardian of such minor or minors, to surrender and deliver such warrant into the office for the department of war, within one year from the passing of this act; of which surrender and delivery the Notice of «ursecretary, of that department shall give notice to the secretary of ,ecTMYary oT the treasury, who shall thereupon give the requisite orders for the ireuury, payment of the half pay hereby provided for.

<§> 3. That all soldiers who have been enlisted to serve for five Soldiers who years or during the war, and were above the age of forty-five, or ^Tro/fiTo under the age of eighteen, years, who have faithfully served dur- year, or during the late war, and have been regularly discharged, and the ^kv"' representatives of such soldiers as shall have died whilst in the under is,havservice ofjhe United Slates, and all soldiers who have been en- '"^Je^'ln^ listed, and have faithfully served during the late war, until they beenreguiarhave been promoted to the rank of commissioned officers, who, if l^c. t^iuicd11' they had served during the war under their enlistment, and been regularly discharged, would have been entitled to a bounty in land, shall be entitled to one hundred and sixty or three hundred and twenty acres of land, according to the term of enlistment; the warrants and patents to issue in the same manner as in the Warrants anJ case of soldiers* enlisted of proper age, and discharged under Jj£en^*10 TM" similar circumstances.'

$ 4. That, for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this The president act into effect, and other acts giving bounty lands to soldiers of 2°«»ooo of the regular army, the president of the United Slates is hereby acros'addiauthorized to cause to be surveyed and laid off in one or more yurTcyeV"*^ surveys, two millions of acres, not otherwise appropriated, in addition to- the appropriations of lands by the act of May the sixth, Vol. ii. p. one thousand eight hundred and twelve, for designating, survey- 1243" ing, and granting, military bounty lands according to the provisions of said act.

<§> 5. That no transfer of land, granted in virtue of this or any ^J,TM'^^ other law, giving bounties of land to the noncommisssoned offi- valid until cere, musicians, and privates, enlisted during the late war, shall ^ddetive"?*TM be valid, unless the contract or agreement therefor, or letter of the^enoaa attorney, giving power to sell or convey, shall have been eaecut- cnl,,loa'' ed after the patents shall be issued and delivered to the persons entitled thereto. [Approved, April 16, 1816.]

Cntr. 56. An act in addition lo an act, entitled "An act in relation to the navy pension Vol. ii. p. MS.

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. 1. Be it enacted, «$•<:. That, in all cases of prizes captured by ^S^pStm public armed ships of the United States, which shall be sold captured by

public %rm«d under the order of the proper prize court, by interlocutory or MiSVihS nna' decree, it shall be the duty of the marshal of the United marshal imo States making the sa^Q, to pay the proceeds thereof into the reiiiecourtmib? g'8"! of tne proper court, within thirty clays after such sale shall in thiny days, be made and closed; and immediately upon the payment into Tmnied'ia'te'iy the registry of the proceeds as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of lain/Xc' he ,'ie c'erk °f ,ne court '° deposite the same in some bank, to be aamc, c. designated by the judge or judges of the court, subject to the orWh.nthe der and distribution of the court as in other cases; and when the condemned, said prizes shall have been duly condemned, it shall be the duty d^recrthV''° °f ,ne court 10 d'rect 'he share of such prizes belonging to the •hare or the United States to be forthwith carried, in the account with such ionb'd& alcs ban'l> to the credit of the treasurer of the United States, on ac'' count of the navy pensionHund, and copies of the certificate of

such deposite and credit shall be thereupon transmitted to the

treasurer of the United States and to the secretary of the navy, The share of as soon as may be, by the clerk of such court; and the share of b^'pai^'over'0 sucn Pr'zes belonging to the captors, deposited as aforesaid, shall upon order of be paid over to the parties entitled, or to their authorized agent judgCo"U '0r or a6en,s! uPon ,ne order of the proper court in term, or of the

judge or judges of such court in vacation. Marshals and <§, 2. That it shall be the duty of the marshals of the several t?eiAeirl<m"t" districts of the United States, and of the clerks of the respective counts in prize courts of the United States, to state and settle their respective w'dayTaiw accounts in all cases of prizes captured as aforesaid, specifying finaladjudica- therein all costs and charges taxed, claimed, and paid, by them, ih^'court'as- a"d 'o submit the same to the proper court having cognizance signs a differ- thereof, for examination and allowance, within sixty days after a mi mm. ^na| adjudication of such causes, unless a different time shall be The conns in assigned by such court; and thereupon such courts in term, or term, or judges any judge thereof in vacation, may proceed summarily to hear, may summari-examine, and allow, the same accounts; and, after such allowaiJaUowthc ance> one C0Py °f 'he same accounts shall be filed among the accounts; a records of the court, and another copy shall be transmitted, by copy of which, t[ie clerk of the court, to the secretary of the navy, within thirty

days after the allowance thereof. District attor- $ 3. That it shall be the duty of the district attorneys of the «mto trans- reSpeCtive districts of the United States, to transmit to the se

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cretaryof the cretary of the navy a statement of all prizes captured as alorenavy a state- 8ajd which shall be libelled, condemned, or restored, at each

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captured, con-term of the district and circuit courts, within their respective demncd or re- districts, as soon as may be after the conclusion of each term,

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and to accompany such list with a schedule and invoice of the various articles composing the cargoes of such prizes. The courts ^ $4. That the respective courts of the United States, before Sau^Tmont'0 wnom a nDe' against any prizes captured as aforesaid shall be tionstocom- pending, or by whom a decree of condemnation and distribution shlis^nd" °f sucn P"zes shall have been awarded, shall have full power clerks to obey and authority, in the exercise of their admiralty and maritime iio*nsXhis jurisdiction, to issue a monition, and other proper process, to a«t. compel the marshal and clerk to perform and obey the requisi

MimmaVny 'ions of this act; and upon the complaint of the United States,' hear and ex- 0r any person interested in the premises, summarily to hoar and

examine the same, and to moke such award, order, and decree, anddecreoactherein, as to justice and law shall appertain. And if the mar-Ji°r0ding 10 shal or clerk shall wilfully refuse, or unreasonably neglect, to The marshal perform and obey any of the requisitions of this act, the parly so « clerk, nerefusing or neglecting shall further forfeit and pay to the United msme^ooUV, States the sum of five hundred dollars for every such refusal or ^•J°[f*'u neglect.

| 5. That there shall be allowed to the accountant of the na- ^JX"TMvy department, for his extra services in collecting, stating, and vy department settling, the accounts of prize money belonging to the navy pen- ""i^^f^n sion fund, (lie annual sum of three hundred dollars, to be paid lorexiraserquarterly yearly, out of the navy pension fund. vices,&e.

§ 6. That wherever sales of prizes captured as aforesaid, have been made before the passing of this act,and the proceeds there-, of have not been paid into the registry of the proper court, or finally distributed under its order, it shall be the duty of the mar- Marshals to shal who made the sale, within six calendar months from the *aU?»Tf pn^ei passing of this act, or such shorter reasonable time as may be prior to this assigned by the court, or the judge or judges thereof, to pay into momhs.or'''1 the registry of the court the proceeds of such sale, with a written "°°°edr jj e account of the costs and charges attending the same, and to sub- cou'r^otc."8 mil the same account for examination and allowance to the court, or the judge or judges thereof; and in like manner it shall be cicrks topre

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thc duty of the respective clerks of the district courts, within six counts offces calendar months from the passing of this act, or such sherter rea- *nd charges

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sonable time as may be assigned by the proper court, or the months, or judge or judges thereof, to present to such court, or the judge '^"^ [J;* or judges thereof, for examination and allowance, a particular court, &c. account of their fees and charges, in all cases of prizes captured Afteracconnta as aforesaid, where such account has not been already presented ha« been aland allowed; and after such account shall be examined and al- [""^'e^Md lowed, it shall be filed among the records of the court, and a copies sent, copy thereof, duly attested, shall be transmitted by the clerk of &c' the court to the secretary of the navy; and if any marshal or oVcfeXn^J11 clerk shaH neglect or refuse to perform the duties herein requir- ^cctm^al'':b""c, cd, he may be proceeded against in the proper court, in the man- preceded" ner provided in the fourth section of this act. against.

§ 7. That in cases where the allowance of the half monthly Jjj^"" pay, which may now be granted by law, to officers, seamen and hair monthly marines, disabled in the service of the United States, shall, in j^nnn,^I'dr,, the opinion of the commissioners of the navy pension fund, from marines, is the nature and extent of the disability, and the situation of the jot sufficient

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party disabled, be inadequate to his necessary subsistence, the sistenee, it

said commissioners shall be, and hereby are, authorized, in their '£*t

discretion, to increase such allowance, to any sum not exceeding W to exceed

the full amount of the monthly pay to which the party so disa-fu" w

bled was by law entitled in the said service. [Approved, April

16, 1816.1

Chap. 57. An act to enable the people of the Indiana territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal fooling with the original states.

§ I. Beit enacted, $c. That the inhabitants of the territory of^;^;, Indiana be, and they are hereby, authorized to form for them- authorized to Vol. III. 177

form teonsii- selves a constitution and state government, and to assume such wsSme^uch name as tney sna11 deem Proper; and the said state, when formname, a>,&c. ed, shall be admitted into the Union upon the same footing with De?isle!1111 the original states, in all respects whatever. Boundaries of $ 2- That tne said state shall consist of all the territory inth» state. eluded within the following boundaries, to wit: bounded on the S44s!v'p' east, by the meridian line which forms the western boundary of the state of Ohio; on the south, by the river Ohio, from the mouth of the Great Miama river to the mouth of the river Wabash; on the west, by a line drawn along the middle of the Wabash, from its mouth to a point where a due north line drawn from the town of Vincennes would last touch the northwestern shore of the said river; and from thence, by a due north line, until the same shall intersect an east and west line, drawn through a point ten miles north of the southern extreme of lake Michigan; on the north by the said east and west line, until the same shall intersect the first mentioned meridian line which forms the western Proviso; if the boundary of the state of Ohio: Provided, That the convention l^Tuantuy hereinafter provided for, when formed, shall ratify the boundathebounda- ries aforesaid; otherwise they shall be and remain as now, prerie"' scribed by the ordinance for the government of the territory

Proviso; the northwest of the river Ohio: Provided, also That the said state concVmnYju- 8na" have concurrent jurisdiction on the river Wabash, with the risdiciionon state to be formed west thereof, so far as the said river shall form thew»b"h. a common boundary to both.

Qualifications § 3. That all male citizens of the United States, who shall chMse repw- have arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and resided within

formaconven *',e s&1^ ,err''orv at 'eost one vear previous to the day of elecorm comL - ^QB^ anj shall have paid a county or territorial tax; and all per

sons having, in other respects, the legal qualifications to vote for representatives in the general assembly^of the said territory, be, and they are hereby, authorized to choose representatives to form mentor re" re 8 convenl'oni wr,o shall be apportioned amongst the several »cntativesPr° counties within the said territory according to the apportion">>oi»ptth« ment made by the legislature thereof at their last session to wit: from the county of Wayne, four representatives; from the county of Franklin, five representatives; from the county of Dearborn, three representatives; from the county of Switzerland, one representative; from the county of Jefferson, three represenla-ives; from the county of Clark, five representatives; from the county of Harrison, five representatives; from the county of Washington, five representatives; from the county of Knox, five representatives; from the county of Gibson, four representatives; from the county of Posey, one representative; from the county of Warrick, one representative; and from the county of Perry, one representative. And the election for the representatives aforesaid shall be be holden on the second Monday of May, one Ihousand eight hundred and sixteen, throughout the several counties in the said territory; and shall be conducted in the same manner, and under the same penalties, as prescribed by the laws of said territory regulating the elections therein for members of the house of representatives, CoTaTtheto * 4- That ,lie members of the convention, thus duly elected,

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