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fere in any manner with those of persons claim.
ing the same lands under entries, locations, or
surveys, heretofore made in pursuance of war-
rants, granted by the state of Virginia to the
officers and soldiers in the line of that state on
continental establishment.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in eveIn case of Ty case of interfering claims under military wareviction, rants, to lands within the territory so reserved warrants by the state of Virginia, when either party to

such claims shall loose, or be evicted from the with

land, every such party shall have a right, and and loca- hereby is authorized to withdraw his, her or ted else- their warrant, respectively, to the amount of

fuch loss or eviction, and to enter, survey, and
patent the same, on any vacant land within the
bounds aforesaid, and in the same manner as
other warrants may be entered, surveyed and
patented.
THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--May 13, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

where.

Sec. I.

CHAPTER LX.
An ACT to enlarge the powers of the Surveyors

of the Revenue.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of
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Representatives of the United States
of America, in Congress assembled, That when-
ever it shall appear to the surveyor of the reve-
nue, appointed or to be appointed in any affefl-
ment district within the United States, under

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the act, intituled “ An act to provide for the Lands yaluation of lands and dwelling-houses, and and dwelthe enumeration of slaves within the United les, omit. States,” that any tract of land or dwelling- ted in the house, situated within his faid district, and di. lists, may rected by the faid act to be included in the be enter

ed by the lists, thereby required to be rendered and kept, furveyors hath been omitted in the said lifts, then and in of the reevery such case it shall be the duty of such fur- venue. veyor, and he hereby is authorized and requir. ed to inform himself of the value of such tract of land or dwelling-house, by entry, view, or other lawful ways and means, and to make a list and valuation thereof, in the form and manner prescribed in and by the said act, and to enter and record the said lists and valuation with and among the lists and valuations by him to be kept and recorded pursuant to the said act; and to charge the amount of the said valuation to the person or persons to whom the same ought to be charged, pursuant to the said act and to the act, intituled, “ An act to lay and Unseated collect a direct tax within the United States;" lands,ef. and that where any affeffor, no lift having been timated rendered, shall have estimated any tract of un

too large feated land, to contain a greater number of

a quantiacres than the said tract shall by the patent or ty, may survey of the same actually appear to contain, be exoneit shall appear to the surveyor of the assessment rated. district in which the said land shall be situate, by the production of the said patent or survey thereof, that there has been a mistake in estimating the said number of acres, it shall be lawful for such surveyor to credit the proprietor or proprietors thereof with the number of acres so over-charged: Provided, That the said credit shall not operate to lessen the sum directed to be collected by virtue of the present law to lay VOL. v.

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who is not the own

more than

once.

and collect a direct tax: And provided also, That no credit shall be valid until the same shall have been approved by the inspector of the survey, or the supervisor of the district, if comprehend

ing but one survey of inspection ; and if any erError in ror has happened, by charging any person with charging being the proprietor of any tract or parcel of a person unseated land, who was not the owner thereof

on the first day of October one thousand feven er; or in hundred and ninety-eight, or by assessing to any charging person any tract or parcel of unfeated land the owner more than once as proprietor thereof, it shall

be lawful in all or any of these cases, for the surveyor of the district in which the said error shall have happened, to correct the same by giving the person fo charged fuch credit in his account respecting the said land as may be just and equitable,

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That for the Allow- services aforesaid, the surveyors of the revenue

shall respectively be entitled to, and receive from the United States, the following compensations, that is to say: For every tract of land or dwelling-house, valued and recorded as aforesaid without entry and view, seventy-five cents; for every tract of land or dwelling house so valued and recorded with entry and view, two dollars; for every mile of necessary travel in going to make such entry and view and returning, five cents; and that the accounts for the faid compensations shall be presented to the supervisors of the districts respectively, and if allowed by them, shall be paid by them and credited to their accounts respectively, in the settlement thereof with the Treasury Department.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever any person shall have been charged, pur

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suant to the above-mentioned acts or either of In case of them, or to this act, with the amount of the legal valuation of any tract of land or dwelling- ejecthouse; and such person, or his or her legal re- ment, the presentatives or assigns, shall afterwards in due

charged course of, law have been ejected from such land may be or dwelling-house, or have had a decision a-exoneragainst him, her or them, upon the title there. ted. of, then, and in every such case, it shall be the duty of the surveyor of the revenue within whose affeflment district the said land or dwelling-house shall be situated'; and he is hereby authorized and required, on the application of such person, or of his or her legal representatives or assigns, as the case may be, and on the payment or tender by them, or any of them, of the sum of one dollar for every such tract of land or dwelling-louse, which sum the said surveyor is hereby authorized to demand and receive in such case, to cancel the valuation on such land or dwelling-house, so far as respects the perfons fo applying, and to discharge him or her therefrom. THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-May 13, A. D. 1800.

JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States of America.

CHAPTER LXI.
An ACT to amend an act, intituled An act to ef-
tablish the Judicial Courts of the United States.
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E it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That jurors to serve in the

courts of the United States shall be designated by lot, or otherwise, in each state or district respectively, according to the mode of forming juries to serve in the highest courts of law therein now practifed ; so far as the same thall render such designation practicable by the courts and marshals of the United States. THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--May 13, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

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CHAPTER LXII. An ACT to appropriate a certain sum of money

to defray the expense of holding a treaty or

treaties with the Indians. Sec. I. E it enacted by the Senate and House

of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That a fum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars be appropriated, to defray the expense of such treaty or treaties, as the President of the United States shall deem it expedient to hold with the Indians south of the river Ohio; Provided, nothing in this act contained shall be construed to admit an obligation on the part of the United States to extinguish, for the benefit of any state or individual citizen, Indian claims to any lands lying within the limits of the United States; and that the compensation to be allowed to any of the commissioners, who may be appointed for negotiating such treaty or treaties, shall not exceed, exclusive of travelling expenses, the

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