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And thai, from and after that day, foreign gold coins shall cease c3ur£onvl J^'j'. to be a tender within the United States, for the payment of debts thin °o or demands.

<§> 2. That so much of the act, entitled "An act regulating fh° TMc^°rethe currency, within the United States, of the gold coins of '»iesloforeign Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain," passed on the twen- JorTMrUTMJ!'ln

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ty-ninlh day of April, eighteen hundred and sixteen, as to foreign silver coins, shall be, and the same is hereby, conlin- KS'iii. p. ued in force two years from and after the twenty-ninth day of >599April "next, and no longer. [Approved, March 3, 1819.]

Cuap. 221. An act providing fur the correction oi errocs in making entries of land at the y*0]* P'.

land offices. To\- IT.

p. 2138.

$ 1. Be it enacted, <$-c. That, in every case-of a purchaser of Purchasers public lands, at private sale, having entered, at the land office, a "ffe'renffrom* tract different from that he intended to purchase, and being de- twh*'^,ain" sirous of having the error in his entry corrected, he shall make maVe iJJJicahis application, for that purpose, to the register of the land office ; ,io.n" f'f},TM" and if it shall appear, from testimony satisfactory to the register fandofficc,&c. and receiver of public moneys, that an error in the entry has andtTMutsner^ been made, and that the same was occasioned by original in- cretary of the correct marks made by the surveyor, or by the obliteration, or ">« treasury, change, of the original marks and numbers of corners of the i0w the entries tract of land: or that it has, in any otherwise, arisen from mis- *°be w"h7,.

r i rr- i i if i drawn, and the

take or error of the surveyor, or officers of the land office; the moneys paid said register and receiver of public moneys shall report the case, ^V/p^rcili0 with the testimony, and their opinion thereon, to the secretary «es of land, of the treasury, who shall have power to direct, if in his opinion it shall be proper, that the purchaser shall be at liberty to withdraw the entry so erroneously made, and that the moneys which had been paid shall be applied in the purchase of other lands in the same district, or credited in the payment for other Iand3 which shall have been purchased at the same office. [Approved, March 3, 1819.]

Chap. 222. An act concerning invalid pensions. 1662"^

$ 3. That any pension granted by this act, or any other act 2i°43.,T P" hereafter to be passed, to any officer, soldier, or marine, who ^se2'c5on served in the revolutionary war, shall cease and be discontinued, availing themin case the individual, to whom the same may be granted, hath fe^e availed himself, or shall hereafter avail himself, of the provisions March, lsis, of an act, passed the eighteenth day of March, one thousand pii^'un.10 eight hundred and eighteen, entitled "An act to provide forcer- dor this, or tain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the Unit- "J.1}" futurc ed Stales in the revolutionary war."

$ 4. That all persons entitled to pensions, in conformity with ucTby'tho"" the provision of the act, entitled "An act to provide for per- *JjlsmmonDn" sons disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary pUc^onUw war," passed April the eighteenth, [tenth] eighteen hundred P*tm""^ and six, and also, the fourth section of an act, entitled "An act TMr°a re~ concerning invalid pensioners," passed the twenty-fifth of April, *o1-"p-ioos. one thousand eight hundred and eight, may be placed on the pension list by the secretary of war, without reporting the same to congress. [Approved, March 8, 1819.]

Vol. ii. p. 1235. Chat. 223. An act for adjusting the claims to land, and establishing land offices, in the diaVol. iii. p. tricts cast of the Island of New Orleans.

1782. I860.

VoTiv ^ Be it enacted, fyc. That all the claims to land, founded

2loi.'2137. °n complete grants from the Spanish government, reported to Claims found- (ne secretary of the treasury, by the commissioners from the dis

cd on Spanish . J . r n 1 , 11 ■

grants favora- tricts east and west of rearl river, appointed under the authority Wy reported to Qf an ac, entitled "An act for ascertaining the titles and claims

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of the treasu to lands in that part of Louisiana which lies east of the river mis^Ln'ers0'" Mississippi and island of New Orleans," which are contained in from the dis- the several reports of the commissioners, and which are, in the wes^oTpo*"!1 opinion of the commissioners, valid, agreeably to the laws, usariver, confirm-ges, and customs, of the~said government, be, and the same are od,«tc. hereby, recognised as valid, and complete titles against any claim on the part of the United States, or right derived from the UnitAndonBrii- ed States: And that all claims founded on British grants conish grants. tained in the said reports, which have been sold and conveyed, according to the provisions of the treaty of peace, between Great Britain and Spain, of the third of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, by which that part of Louisiana, lying east of the island of Orleans, was ceded to Spain, under the denomination of West Florida, or which were settled and cultivated by the person having the legal title therein, at the date of said treaty, arc recognised as valid and complete titles, against any claim on the part of the United States, or right derived from the United States. _,. . , <S> 2- That all claims, reported as aforesaid, and contained in

Claims under .' . e L 1 r 1 j

Spanish or- the several reports ot the said commissioners, founded on any ve"requeue on'er °f survey, rcqiiette, permission to settle, or any written ev&c.'prior to' idcnce of claim, derived from the Spanish authorities, which 1803 &c. re- ouRnt> lne opinion of the commissioners, to be confirmed, and ported favora-which, by the said reports, appear to be derived from the Spabiy,confirmed. njsn governments, before the twentieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and three, and the land claimed to have been cultivated and inhabited, on or before that day, shall Jbe confirmed in the same manner as if the title had been complelProviso; ed: Provided, That in all such claims, where the plat and cerwhere, &.c. tificate of survey, made prior to the fifteenth day of April, one

the claim not . . . . *' , , r . . . , . , i ,

to bo confirm- thousand eight hundred and thirteen, under the authority of the thaniSo" Spanish government, in pursuance of such claim, has not been acres to ono filed with the said commissioners, such claim shall not be conperaon. firmed to any one person for more than twelve hundred and Grants and eighty acres; and that, for all the other claims to hind comprisdonatioosfor ed in the reports aforesaid, and which ought, in the opinion of otherciaims. i|)e commissioners, to be confirmed, the claimant to such lands shall be entitled to a grant therefor as a donation: Provided, Proviso; not That such grant, as a donation, shall not be made to any one usea'e're" to person for more than twelve hundred and eighty acres; which one person, confirmation of the said incomplete titles and grants of donations, &cnoniy,&c! hereby provided to be made, shall amount only to a relinquishment forever, on the part of the United Slates, of any claim whatever to the tract of land so confirmed or granted: And provided also, That no such claim shall be confirmed to any person to persons re- to wlioni the title to any tract of land shall have been recogniscogmsed, &c. e(j uncier lne preceding provisions.

Proviso confirmation

§ 3. That every person, or his or her legal representative, Grants, as dowhose claim is comprised in the lists, or register of claims, re- c^ofc'i"/TM' ported by the said commissioners, and the persons embraced in in right of setthc list of actual settlers, or their legal representatives, not hav- ^before15th ing any written evidence of claim reported as aforesaid, shall, April, isis, if where it appears, by the said reports, or by the said lists, that tho'fSi" the land claimed or settled on had been actually inhabited or cultivated, by such person or persons in whose right he claims, on or before the fifteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, be entitled to a grant for the land so claimed, or settled on, as a donation: Provided, That not more than one Proviso; not tract shall be thus granted to any one person, and the same shall acre" to "no40 not contain more than six hundred and forty acres; and that no «cr«on. ^ lands shall be thus granted which are claimed or recognised by lanJTrccog*he preceding sections of this act. nUedbj.&c.

$ 4. That every person comprised in the said list of actual Pre-emption settlers, not having any written evidence or claim to land in said bimmVand'*" districts, and who, on the twelfth day of April, one thousand cultivators on eight hundred and fourteen, shall have inhabited or cultivated a is'i^in the"'' tract of land in either of the said districts, not claimed by virtue case©riand« of either of the preceding sections of this act, shall be entitled to pridingd br a preference, on becoming a purchaser, from the United States, section., of such tract of land, on the same terms and conditions, and at the same price, for which the other public lands are sold at private sale: Provided, That the first instalment of the purchase Proviso; first money shall be paid to the receiver of public moneys of the dis- ^"h'""^TM trict within which the land lies, within two years after the open- after opening ing of the land office for such district.'; the land office.

§ 5. That, for the purpose of adjusting the titles and claims ^'|J"iH0^c* to lands in the districts aforesaid, and for the disposal of the lands Courthouse, which may remain the property of the United States therein, a "^p^k" land office shall be established in each of the said districts, to houW. be kept, for the western district, at St. Helena Courthouse, and, for the eastern district, at Jackson Courthouse; and a register and receiver of public moneys shall be appointed for each of the A r0Ri!,cr?ad

J i* receiver oi

said land offices, who shall give security in the same manner, public moneys and in the same sums, and whose compensation, duties, and au- <or eachi&cthority, shall, in every respect, be the same, in relation to the lands which shall hereafter be disposed of, at their respective offices, as are by law provided in relation to (he other registers and receivers of public moneys for the several land offices of the United States.

<5> 6. That every person or persons, claiming lands in either of Claimants ai

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the said districts, whose claims have not heretofore been hied juiY, 1820, to with the commissioner of the land office of the district wherein J^JJ" the lands lie, shall be allowed until the first day of July, one Ce», &.c. thousand eight hundred and twenty, to deliver notices in wjit- tothoresis

ii • • r i i • ■ j j* ters at Jack

ing, and the evidences of their claims, in the said districts, re- son and St.

spectively, to the register of the land office at Jackson Court- courthouses, house and at St. Helena Courthouse; and the notices and evidences so delivered, within the time limited by this act, shall be Noticc«,&c. recorded in the same manner, and on the payment of the same delivered in

, .,. iii t i- ■ i r i •• time, to bo re

fees, as tf the same had been delivered belore the commissioners corded.

closed their said registers.

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Persons who $ 7. That every person or persons, who had filed his or their !i«LfiwUh"1ho n°,icc of claims to land, within either of the said districts, with COIIHIIlHSIolier the commissioner of the land office, according to the former laws, office DUt ',ave not exhibited sufficient testimony in support of the same,

whoTM cittimi and wliose claim has not been recommended for confirmation, Irommcnr", shall be allowed until the first day of July, one thousand eight Slc. allowed hundred and twenty, to deliver written evidence, or olher testiisjo'iudd'iT- mony, in support of his or their claim, the notice of which had been filed as aforesaid, to the register of the land office at St. o'hvr taatimo- Helena, for lands lying in the district west of Pearl river, and to SSitoi'co de l'10 re8ls,er °' ,ne 'an(* office* at Jackson Courthouse, for the livrred in time, lands lying in the district east of Penrl river; and the evidence iobo record- Qf claims, the notice whereof had been filed, as aforesaid, for lands lying in the said district, delivered, within the lime limited by this section, to the said registers, shall be recorded by them, respectively, in the same manner as was directed by former acts, on receiving the same fees allowed by said acts for recording evidence of claims to lands in the same districts. The registers $ 8. That the register and receiver of public moneys of the M J«ckioiiCTM said respective land offices, at Jackson Courthouse and at St. ■ii>i St. Hcie- Helena Courthouse, shall have the same powers, and perform the MCourt- same duties, in every respect, in relation to the claims that may

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the same pun- be tiled in virtue of the sixth.section of this act, and in relation ih'^amedu- to ^9clairrii, the notices of which had been filed under former ties, &c. as acts, as well as to the additional evidence which shall be adduc■ioncwforVhe ed m saPPort thereof, agreeably to the seventh section of this districtsen»t act, as the commissioners for the districts east and west of Pearl p"ar7river°f r>ver would fiavc had, or should have performed, if such notices would have had been filed, and such evidence adduced, before the said com

had, &lc. * • i i i

1 missioners closed their registers.

The register <s, 9. That it shall be the duty of the register of each of the

of each of tho "iijin ■ . •• m

land offices to sa'd land offices, respectively, to make, to the commissioner of report to the. the general land office, a report of all the claims filed with the

commissioner . ~ - .. ■ ri ••

ofthegenor- register aloresaid, with the substance of the evidence in support ai laud office, thereof; and of the claims formerly filed, in support of which additional evidence shall have been received, with the substance _ of such evidence; and also their opinion, and such remarks re

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sioncrtoiay specting the claim as they may think proper to make; which rehefbrellcon- 'Port> logelher with a list of the claims, which, in the opinion of gress. the register and receiver, ought to be confirmed, and also a list

of actual settlers, prior to the passage of this act, noting the lime of their respective settlements, shall belaid, by the commissioner of the general land office?, before congress, al their* next session, for their determination thereon. Registers and cv, 10. That the said registers and receivers shall, respectively,

receivers nifiy * * i ■ ■ ■ n ■ » % M

appoint clerks, I'ave power to appoint a clerk, who shall be a person capable of translating the French and Spanish languages, and who shall '■ww each Perrm ,ne duty °^ translator, when required by said registers register and and receivers; and each of the said registers and receivers shall looodon's.per ^e a"ovvecl> as a compensation for their services in relation to ann. to each the said claims, at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars a year; c,etk- and each of the clerks at the rale of one thousand dollars a year; Proviso; not Provided, That not more than eighteen months' compensation be thus allowed to the register, receiver, and clerk, for the dis-more than 18 trict east of Pearl river; nor more than eighteen months' com- p^at'on?1"" pensation be allowed to the register, receiver, and clerk, of the district west of Pearl river. •

$11. That the surveyor for the lands south of the stale of Surveyor of Tennessee shall, with the consent and approbation of the presi- Muth^orVendent of the United Slates, appoint a principal deputy surveyor nesseotoapfor the lands within the said districts, who shall receive an an- paUepfiw"1'" nual salary of five hundred dollars, and, in addition thereto, the with a salary

of 500 dolls

following fees; that is to say: for examining and recording the and fc(,s° 9" surveys executed by nny of the deputies, at the rate of twenty- Rate of fees, five cents for every mile of the boundary line of such survey; and for a certified copy of any plat of a survey in the office, twenty-five cents; and whose duty it shall be to survey", or cause Duty of the to be surveyed by his other deputies, the lands, the claims to rlyoly ,ur" which are confirmed, and that are directed to be granted as donations, where the same have not been already surveyed, and the lands which may be claimed by right of pre-emption, whenever dnjected by the register and receiver, and to execute such other surveys as may bo necessary for the ascertainment of the lands, the title or claim to which is embraced in the report of the commissioners aforesaid. And the said principal deputy surveyor shall make out particular plats of the surveys directed by this act, which he shall return to the register of the proper district; and also, a general and connected plat, which he shall return to the surveyor of the lands south of the slate of Tennessee; and Expense of the expense of surveying shall be paid by ihe United States: Provided, The same shall not exceed, in the whole, four dollars u. states, a mile, for every mile which shall be actually surveyed and Prov,so>&cmarked.

§ 12. Thai the books of the former commissioners, in which Books of ibrthe claims, and evidence of claims, are recorded, shall be lodged rione^oTe" with the registers of the land office, for the respective districts; lodged with and the register and receiver of public monies, in each respec- y°_resisler"i live district, shall have power to examine the claims recognised, Register and confirmed, or provided to be granted, by the provisions of this powered toexact, as also claims to the right of pre-emption ; and they shall amine claims, make out to each claimant entitled, in their opinion, thereto, a' certificate, according to the nature of the case, under such in- A certificate

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structions as they may receive from the commissioner ot the ,nt entitled, general land olfice; and on presentation at the general land of- **■ fice of such certificate for a confirmed claim, or for a donation, according to the provisions of this act; and where it shall ap- The certificate pear, to the satisfaction of the commissioner of the general land fj"^^*office, that the certificate has been fairly obtained, according to cd,a patent to the true intent and meaning of this act, then, and in that case, a 1S5uepatent shall be granted, in like manner as for other lands of the United States.

$ 13. That the president shall have power to appoint the reg- The president ister and receiver of public moneys for the said districts in the K'jlJ,^ recess of the senate, who shall he nominated to them at their and receivers next meeting. [Approved, March 3, 1819.J »u..rece«.

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