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road to be opened by him on the most eligible route between Wheeling and Limestone, to be approved by the President of the United States, or such person as he shall appoint for that purpose: Provided, such tracts fhall not interfere with any existing claim, location or survey; nor include any falt-spring, nor the lands on either side of the river Hock. hocking at the falls thereof. i

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That up. Specifica- on the said Zane's procuring, at his own extion of the pense, the said tracts to be surveyed in such

way and manner as the President of the United States shall approve, and returning into the Treasury of the United States plats thereof, together with warrants granted by the United States, for military land-bounties, to the amount of the number of acres contained in the said three tracts: And also producing satisfactory proof, by the first day of January next, that the aforesaid road is opened, and ferries established upon the rivers aforesaid, for the accommodation of travel. lers; and giving security, that such ferries shall be maintained, during the pleasure of Congress, the President of the United States shall be, and he hereby is authorized and empowered, to issue letters-patent in the name and under the seal of the United States, thereby granting and conveying to the faid Zane, and his heirs, the said tracts of land located and surveyed as aforesaid ; which patents shall be countersigned by the Secretary of State, and recorded in his office: Provided always, that the rates of ferriage, at such ferries, thall, from time to time, be ascertained by any two of the judges of the terri

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JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. SAMUEL LIVERMORE, President of the

Senate pro tempore. APPROVED, May the seventeenth, 1796 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XXIX.
An Act providing for the Sale of the Lands of
the United States, in the Territory north-west
of the River Ohio, and above the Mouth of

Kentucky River.
Sec. 1. D E it enacted by the Senate and House

D of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That a Surveyor-General shall be appointed, whose duty it shall be to engage a sufficient number A surveyor.

general to of skilful surveyors, as his deputies; whom lie appoinhe shall cause, without delay, to survey and ted; eb mark the unafcertained outlines of the lands duties. lying north-west of the river Ohio, and above' the mouth of the river Kentucky, in which the titles of the Indian tribes have been extinguished, and to divide the same in the manner herein-after directed; he shall have authority to frame regulations and instructions for the government of his deputies; to adminifter the

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