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perpective elasthrátits, the FØHo wing fees, that`is Fees allowed to faya for filing a notice and evidente. 8f Cai batátementthereof; twenty five cents for giving lioners. a copy thereof, twelve- and a half cents for every one hundred wordsAnd the said Commislionersthall, as a full compensation for their services, be entitled, jointly; to have and receive from the respective claimants, that is to fay; for every determination, and entering the result in their book) at the rate of three dollars for every fece tion, fót every certificate, and recording the fame, at the rate of one do Har for every fe&ion, ci Sec. :7. And be it further enacted, Thàtäll the aforesaid tractof country fhall be farveyed by the Modein which Surveyor General, as foon as may be after the be surveyed. first day of September ñïext, in the manner here in after directed. bo to So much of the faid tract as lies between the northern-boundary line, and the aforesaid patent of John Cleves Symmes, and affociates, and lfrael Ludlow's fouthern boundary of the leventh entire range of townships, shall be laid Olinto fections, agreeably to northwardly and fouthwardly lines, run under the direction of John Cleves Symmes; and the marks thereon hæde, at the time of running the aforesaid lines, for the corners of sections, skall be establifhed by the Surveyor-General, and eastwardly and westwardly lines shall be run tointersect the afore faid northwardly and southwardly lines, in the corresponding marked point. 22. And the residue of the said tract, lying north of the aforesaid southern boundary of the feventh entire range, shall be laid of into fec- . ons, according to such uniform role and inė: thod, as, in the opinion of the Surveyor-General, shall best secure the rights and interest of those twho are entitled to preemption:
to be made as
* 3. Such divisions shall be made offe&tions; ac cording to the claim of-such who obtain preamp tion right, and the contents of each and every: section, and such division thereof shall be afcera tained, and the Surveyor-General thall prepare and transmit a plan thereof to the aforesaid Register, immediately after the faid survey shall be completed, and also forward a copy thereof to the Secretary of the Treasury. -Sec8. And be-it further enacted, That all per
sons, availing themselves of a preemption under Applications this act, shall make application för a fection, or for a section of any part er parts of a section or sections, accord640 acres, &c.' ing to the estimated quantity of fix hundred and
forty ácrèś to a section, and the amount of the excess or deficiency. shall be added to or deducted from the last payment, and the purchaser shall make payment for and hold the quantity returned and expressed in the plats, let the quantity be more or lefsen
:་ན་ ས་ Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the Duties and al. duties of the Surveyor-General, of the aforesaid lowance of the Register and Receiver of public 'mohies, 28" neral, Register nearly as may be consistent with this act, shall reand Receiver of spectively be the same as directed in and by the
last recited act, and the fees and emoluments shall respectively be the same as provided in the faid act last recited.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That after
completing the surveys, agreeably to this act, reland to be fold serving the lots marked fixteen in each township, diferent man. or fractional part of a township, in which the
same may be, for the purposes expressed in the ordinance of Congress of the twentieth of May, one thousand feven hundred and eighty-five, the residue of the lands, and so many of the aforesaiu preemptions as shall become forfeited by reason of failures of payment, thall be foldi-agreeably to the laft: recited act,
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Secara 1: And Be it further endēted, That this Repeal of for a&t shall have full operationand effect, any. thing therlaws witha in ant?
former law to the contrary notwithstand of this ing.
President of the Senate pro tempore, APPROVED-March 3d, A. D. 1801.
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An ACT supplementary to the act, intituled." An
: ach concerning the difrict of Columbia.” Pelirsi Sec.
DE it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the circuit courts for the district of Columbia shall circuit court. be and they are hereby invested with the same power respecting constables, inspectors, and the inspection of tobacco and flour, surveyors, mills. highways, and ferries, for the county of Alexandria, as have heretofora been vestedin the county courts of the commonwealth of Virginia ; and for the county of Washington, the fame power and authority as have been heretofore exercifed by the county and levy courts of the state of Maryland, with power to appoint to all other offices necessary for the said district, under the laws of the respective states of Maryland and Virginia; And all officers for whom no special Fees of certain provision is made bý,this act, or the act to which territory.
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Mode of re. covering and diftribucion of penalties.
this is a supplement, shall receive the same fees, and emoluments as they have respectively receive ed under the jurisdiction of the respective states.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all in. di&tments shall run in the name of the United States, and conclude, against the and
government thereof: And all fines, penalties and forfeitures accruing under the laws of the states of Maryland and Virginia, which by adoption have become the laws of this district, shall be recovered with costs, by indictment or information in the name of the United Stares, or by action of debt, in the name of the United States and of the informer : one half of which fine shall accrue to the United States, and the other half to the informer; and the said fines fhall be collected by or paid to the marshal, and one half thereof shall be by him paid over to the Board of Commissioners hereinafter established, and the other half to the informier; and the marshal shah have the fame power regarding their collection, and be subject to the same rules and regulations as to the payment thereof, as the sheriffs of the respective states of Maryland and Virginia are fubject to in relation to the fame.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all felonies committed within the county of Alexandria shall be punished in the same manner as such crimes were punishable by the laws of Virginia, as they existed prior to the year one thousand fe
ven hundred and ninety-fix; and the circuit Jurisdiction
court for the said county of Alexandria shall poscourt for A. fess and exercise the fame powers and jurifdic
tion, civil and criminal, as is now poffefted and exercised by the district courts of Virginia.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the magistrates, to be appointed for the said diftrict, shall be and they are hereby constituted a Board
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of the circuit
the clerks or
of Bommiffoners within their respective coun- Magitrates to ties, and shall poffefs and exercise the famepow.count cumers, perform the fame duties, receive the fante millioners. fees and emoluments, as the levycourts or commiflioners of county for the state of Maryland pofsels, perform and receive; and the clerks and collectors, to be by them appointed, shall be subject to the fame laws, perform the same duties, possess the same powers, and receive the same fees and emoluments as the clerks and collectors of the county tax of the state of Maryland are entitled to receive
Sec. 5. And be'it further enacted, That the Dries and eclerks of the circuit court shall within their res moluments of fpective districts, be bound to perform the faine ditties, respecting the recording of deeds and all other services, and shall receive the same fees and emoluments for the same (except in those cases provided for in the ninth section of the act to whick this is a supplement) as are now performed and received by the clerks of the counties of the respective ftates of Maryland and Virginia. - See. 6. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where theconstitution or laws of the United Delivery of