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SEC. 11. The trustees of any benevolent, literary, or scientific association may sell or otherwise dispose of the property held by them for the use and benefit of such association, whenever they may be required so to do by the association of which they are the trustees; provided, that the proceeds of any such disposition shall be applied to the use and benefit of such association; and provided further, that no property held by them for the use and benefit of such association shall be disposed of contrary to any trusts that may be declared of and concerning the same by the grantor, donor, or testator.
SEC. 12. The trustees of any benevolent, literary, or scientific association shall not hereafter, unless otherwise ordered or permitted by law, take or hold, at one time, any land exceeding three acres, nor for any other use than as a place of meeting for such association, and for the education and maintenance of children charitably provided for by them.
SECTION 1. When any person, being the owner or proprietor of any land in this District, wishes to ascertain, establish, or relocate, or perpetuate a corner or corners thereof, or any line or lines thereof, such owner or proprietor may require the proper surveyor to run such lines, or do such other things as may be necessary for the purposes aforesaid.
SEC. 2. Such owner or proprietor shall give ten days' previous notice of such survey to the owners of lands, or proprietors adjoining, to be affected by such survey, provided such owners or proprietors are residents of this District; and if not, such notice shall be given at
least once a week for two months in some newspaper published in Washington City.
SEC. 3. Such surveyor, on being satisfied that notice has been given as required in the preceding section, shall proceed to make the necessary survey of lines and location or relocation of corners, as the case may require.
SEC. 4. If a corner is to be ascertained, established, or relocated, and the owners or proprietors, or any of them, wish the same perpetuated, such surveyor shall deposit in the proper place a stone, or other durable material, with the letters and figures answering to such corner, thereon; and shall also enter into his field-notes one or more bearing trees, if there be such, or any other durable thing, the species and size, course and distance thereof; all of which proceedings shall be entered in a book to be kept for that purpose.
SEC. 5. Whenever all the owners or proprietors of lands adjoining any corner, which such surveyor may be required to establish or perpetuate, or any line which he may be required to view and establish, are present and consenting, or in writing shall so consent, the notice required by the second section of this chapter shall not be necessary.
SEC. 6. An appeal may be taken from any such survey to the circuit court at any time within three years, and such court may reverse such survey; and upon such appeal being prayed for by any person interested, such surveyor shall forthwith transmit the papers in his hands. touching the same, and copies of the field-notes in the case complained of, and such court, in the trial of such appeal, may receive evidence of other surveys of the same premises; and if said court shall decide against such surveyor, it shall enter an order for a resurvey, and such new survey may be made by any surveyor whom the said court may designate, from whose decision an appeal may be in like manner had.
SEC. 7. If any vacant lands be found within this District, lying outside the limits of Washington City and Georgetown, application may be made to the General Land Office for warrants, which shall be directed to the surveyor for the county of Washington. The said surveyor shall make return to the Commissioner of the General Land Office. Upon presentation to the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the certificate of the Treasurer of the United States that payment for such vacant land has been made according to the laws
of the United States, the said Commissioner shall thereupon issue, in the usual form, a patent for such vacant land to the party entitled thereto. Nothing in this section contained shall apply to any land which may have been ceded to, or acquired by, the United States for public purposes.
Of the regulation of trade in certain cases.
CHAPTER 22. Of certain liens on personal property.
CHAPTER 23. Of unclaimed property.
CHAPTER 24. Of certain consignments.
CHAPTER 25. Of weights and measures.
CHAPTER 26. Of bills of exchange and promissory notes, and certain assignments.
OF CERTAIN LIENS ON PERSONAL PROPERTY.
1. Mechanics to have a lien on personal property for labor bestowed.
2. Common carriers and others to have a
3. S Personal property may be sold if charges
SECTION 1. Any person who, having possession of the same, shall make, alter, repair, or bestow any labor on any article of personal property, at the request of the owner or lawful possessor thereof, shall have a lien on such property so made, altered, or repaired, or upon which labor has been bestowed, for his just and reasonable charges for the labor he has performed and the materials he has furnished; and such person may hold and retain possession of the same until such just and reasonable charges shall be paid.
SEC. 2. Any person who is a common carrier, or who shall, at the request of the owner or lawful possessor of any personal property, carry, convey, or transport the same from one place to another; and any person who shall safely keep or store any personal property at the
request of the owner or lawful possessor thereof; and any person who shall depasture or feed any horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, or other live stock, or bestow any labor, care, or attention upon the same, at the request of the owner or lawful possessor thereof, shall have a lien upon such property for his just and reasonable charges for the labor, care, and attention he has bestowed, and the food he has furnished; and he may retain the possession of such property until such charges be paid.
SEC. 3. If such just and reasonable charges be not paid within six months after the care, attention, and labor shall have been performed or bestowed, or the materials or food shall have been furnished, the person having such lien may proceed to sell, at public auction, the property mentioned in the preceding sections of this chapter, or a part thereof, sufficient to pay such just and reasonable charges. Before selling, he shall give notice of such sale by advertisement, at least once a week for three weeks, in some newspaper published in this District, and the proceeds of such sale shall be applied, first, the discharge of such lien, and the costs and expenses of keeping and selling such property, and the remainder, if any, shall be paid over to the owner thereof.
SEC. 4. Where the property is of a perishable nature and will be greatly injured by delay, or where the property bailed or kept be horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, or other live stock, the person to whom the charges may be due may, after the expiration of thirty days from the time when such charges shall have become due, proceed to dispose of so much of the property as may be necessary, as herein before provided.
SEC. 5. The provisions of this chapter shall not interfere with any special agreement of the parties.
OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.
1. Personal property, where the owner is unknown, may be sold by the person having possession.
2. Property to be advertised.
3. How proceeds shall be disposed of.
4. Owner may prove his right within three years.
5. After three years, to be paid over to public schools.
6. Perishable property may be sold after thirty days.
SECTION 1. Whenever any personal property shall be consigned to or deposited with any forwarding merchant, wharf, warehouse, or tavern keeper, or the keeper of any depot for the reception and storage of trunks, baggage, merchandise, or other personal property, and the owner of such property shall be unknown, the person having possession of such property may, if the same be not claimed before the expiration of one year from the time of the consignment or delivery thereof, proceed to sell such property at public auction. Trunks shall be opened in the presence of a justice of the peace, and an inventory taken of the contents.
SEC. 2. Before selling, the person having possession of such propersy shall give notice of such sale by advertisement, at least once a week for three weeks, in some newspaper published in this District.
SEC. 3. The proceeds of such sale shall be applied, first, to pay the costs and expenses of keeping and selling such property, and the remainder, if any, shall be paid over to the clerk of the circuit court, together with a statement containing a description of the property sold, the gross amount of such sale, and the amount of costs, charges, and expenses. Such statement shall be filed in the clerk's office.
SEC. 4. If the owner of the property sold, or his legal representatives, shall, at any time within three years after such money shall have been deposited with the clerk of the circuit court, furnish satisfactory evidence to any judge of the said court of the ownership of such property, he or they shall be entitled to an order from such judge, directing the clerk to pay over the amount so deposited with him.
SEC. 5. If the amount so deposited with the clerk shall not be claimed by the owner of such property or his legal representatives within three years, the same shall be paid over by the clerk for the benefit of public schools in this District, in the manner provided in chapter seven,
SEC. 6. When the property is of a perishable nature, and will be greatly injured by delay, the person having the possession thereof as aferesaid may, after the expiration of thirty days from the time of the consignment or delivery, proceed to sell the same as herein before provided.