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pelbettive elafttranits, the following fees, that`is Fees allowed to fàyo for filing a notice and evidente. 8f Alaim to the Receiv.

er & Commis. oratátement thereof; twenty five cents for giving soners a copy thereof, twelve and a half cents for every one hundred words: And the raid Commislion. ersthall, 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 feca tion ;for every certificate, and recording the fame, at the rate of one dollar for every fe&tion Cl. Sec: 7. And be it further enacted, Thàtäll the aforesaid tractof country shall be farveyed by the Mode in which Surveyor General, as foon as may be after the be furvereitos

the luni (hall firkt day of September next, in the manner here inafter directed. ; :: : :: bet šo much of the said tract as lies between the northern boundary line, and the aforesaid patent of John Cleves Symmes, and affociatės, and Ifrael Ludlow's fouthern boundary of the leventh entire range of townships, shall be laid off into feétions, agreeably to northwardly and fouthwardly lines, run under the direction of John Cleves Symmes; and the marks thereon hade, at the time of running the aforesaid linės, for the corners of sections, skall be establifhed bý the Surveyor-General, and eastwardly and vestwardly lines shall be run tointerfect the aforefaid northwardly and southwardly lines, in the corresponding marked point.

2. And the residue of the said tract, lying north of the aforesaid southern boundary of the feventh entire range, shall be laid of into fècons, according to such uniform rule and inėthod, as, in the opinion of the Surveyor-General, Thall belt secure the rights and interest of those who are entitled to preemption:: , vidio Diniz

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23. Such divisions fhall be made offe&ions, acii. cording to the claim of-suchwḥo obtain preamp

tion right, and the coạtents of each and every:
section, and such division thereof shall be ascer,
tained, and the Surveyor-General thall prepare
and transmit a plan thereof to the aforesaid Re-
gister, immediately after the faid survey shall be
completed, and also forward a copy thereof to.
the Secretary of the Treasury. ..
--Sec: 8 And be it further enacted, That all pera'

sons, availing themselves of a preemption under Applications this act, fhalt make application för a fečtion, or to be made as for a fettion of any part or parts of a section or sections, accord. 640 acres, &c.' ing to the estimated quantity of fix hundred and

forty acres-tó a fection, 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 lefses ; :47., 1

st Sec. 9. And, be it further enacted. That the Dlties and al. duties of the Surveyor-General, of the aforesaid lowance of the Register and Receiver of public imonies, as Surveyor-General, Reyister nearly as may be consistent with this act hall reand Receiver of spectively be the same as directed in and by the public monies.

last recited act, and the fees and emoluments shall respectively be the same as provided in the faid act last recited.

Sec. 1o. And be it further enacted, That after

completing the surveys, agreeably to this act, itland to be fold serving the lots marked sixteen in each township,

a or fractional part of a township, in which the

fame may be, for the purposes expressed in the ordinance of Congress of the twentieth of Man 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 fold; agreeably to: the laft recited act, 1.*:

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Seco it. And be it further endded, That this Repeal of fora&t shall have full operationand effect, any things merlaws witha

5. the purview in any former law tơ the conträry notwithstand of this ing. ; 'iii

- THEODORE SEDGWICK;.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES HILLHOUSE,

President of the Senate pro tempore, APPROVED—March 3d, A. D. 1801.

JOHN ADAMS, ! Sin

President of the United States:

.. :: 1.79.38.... CHAPTER XCV.:::.. An ACT supplementary to the act, intituled." An f act concerning the difrict of Columbia.Sim DE it enalted by the Senate and House e

of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress allembled, 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 Alexan. dria, as have heretofora been vested in the county courts of the commonwealth of Virginia ; and for the county of Washington, the same 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

* oficers of the provision is made by this act, or the act to which territory.

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Loi this is a supplement, shall receive the same fees,

and emoluments as they have respectively receives ... ed under the jurisdiction of the respective states:

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all in. Form of in. di&tments shall run in the name of the United

States, and conclude, against the peace and government thereof: And all fines, penalties and

forfeitures accruing under the laws of the states Mode of re. of Maryland and Virginia, which by adoption

ing and have become the laws of this district, shall be redistribution of penalties. covered 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 fhall accrue to the United States, and the other half to the informer; and the said fines fhall be col. lected 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 same 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 fePunishment offlonics.

lonies 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 yeår one thousand se

ven hundred and ninety-fix; and the circuit Jurisdiction court for the said county of Alexandria shall pofof the circuit

sess and exercise the fame powers and jurifdiclexandria. tion, civil and criminal, ás is now poffefred and

exercised by the district courts of Virginia. is

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 Conmilkóners within their respective coun- Nagidrates to ties, and shall poffefs and exercise the famepow.com efsperform the fame duties, receive the fante miilioners. fees and emoluments, as the levycourts or commiffióners of county for the state of Marylanit .:: pofsefs, perform and receive; and the clerks and collectors, to be by them appointed, shall be sub. ject to the same laws, perform the same duties, possess the fame powers, and receive the same fees ... and: emoluments as the clerks and collectors of'. the county tax of the itatė of Maryland are entitled to receivę, nisi na

Sec. 5. And be it fürther enacted, That the Duties and eclerks of the circuit court shall within their re- mounenes of fpective districts, be bound to perform the fame curis. ditties, respecting the recording of deeds and all other services, and shall receive the same fees and emoluments for the fame (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 Virgiặią. - See. 6. And be it furtber enacted, That in all cales where the constitution or laws of the United Delivery of States provide that criminals and fugitives from justice, or persons held to labour in any state, escaping into another state, shall be delivered up, the chief justice of the said district shall be, and hais hereby empowered and required to cause to bs apprehended and delivered up fach criminal, fu, girive from jutice, or persons fleeing from service, as the case may be, who shall be found within the district, in the same manner and under the same. regulations as the executive authority of the feveral fatės ate tequired to do the fame; and all. executive and judicial officers are hereby required to obey all lawful precepts of other procesuluedor shatipurpose, and to be aiding and aflile. ng in such delivery.

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