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feat of government of the United States, un- Undivided der the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, in tracis of one quarter of a town- in like
he manner by ship lying at the corners thereof, excluding the four central sections, and the other reservations tary of the before mentioned : Provided always, that no
urways, al no No part of part of the lands directed by this act to be of the Lands to
be sold for fered for sale, shall be sold for less than two dollars per acre.
acre. Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the Secre. tary of the Treasury, after receiving the afore- of Treasusaid plats, shall forthwith give notice, in one newspaper in each of the United States, and the times
be of sale, &c. of the territories north-west and south of the of lale rivér Ohio, of the times of fale; which shall, in no case, be less than two months from the date of the notice; and the sales at the different places shall not commence, within less than one month of each other: And when the Governor of the western territory, or Secretary of the Treasury, shall find it necefsary to adjourn, or suspend the sales under their direction, refpectively, for more than three days, at any one time, notice shall be given in the public newfpapers, of such suspension, and at what time the sales will re-commence.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That immedi- Certain ately after the passing of this act, the Secretary other lands of the Treasury shall, in the manner herein before directed, advertise for sale, the lands remaining unfold in the foven ranges of town. fips, which were surveyed, in pursuance of an ordinance of Congress, passed the twentieth of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, including the lands drawn for the army, by the late Secretary of War, and also thofe heretofore sold, but not paid for; the townships which by the said ordinance, are di VOL. III.
the balance remaining due, the time when such Mode of
Entries to hall be regularly entered, an account of the be dates of all the sales made, the situation andnum- the date of -bers of the lots fold, the price at which each" was struck off, the money deposited at the time of sale, and the dates of the certificates
Governor granted to the different purchasers. The Goon
tion, transmit to the Secretary of the Treasury,
been duly examined and compared with the
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That all Navigable Givers to be navigable rivers, within the territorý to be public disposed of by virtue of this act, shall be deemhighways.
ed to be, and remain public highways: And Streams, that in all cases, where the opposite banks not navi; of any stream, noť navigable, shall belong to gable, to be common different persons, the stream and the bed property. thereof shall become common to both.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the Compensa tion of Sur. Surveyor-General fhall receive, for his comveyor Gen. penfation, two thousand dollars per annum; President and that the President of the United States to fix com o
stion may fix the compensation of the assistant surof aslistant veyors, chain-carriers and axe-men : Provided,
yors that the whole expense of surveying and markExpense ing the lines, shall not exceed three dollars not to ex. ceed 3 dols. per mile, for every mile that fall be actually for every run or surveyed. · mile furveyed. " Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the
following fees shall be paid for the services to Regulation be done under this act, to the Treasurer of. of ices to the United States, or to the receiver in the
western territory, as the case may be ; for each certificate for a tract containing a quarter of a township, twenty dollars ; for a certificate for a tract containing fix hundred and forty acres, fix dollars; and for each patent for a
quarter of a township, twenty dollars; for a
y receive the
(the House of Representatives.
Senate pro tempore.
President of the United States.
the Indian Tribes, and to preserve Peace on the
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