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this act into effect &c.

carrying ries aforesaid, regulations and instructions pur

suant to this act, for carrying the same into effect, and also the forms contained therein of schedule to be returned, and proper interrogatories to be administered by the several persons who shall be employed therein.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-February 28, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XIII.

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Sec. I.

An ACT in addition to an act intituled 5 An aE/

regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the Unitcd States of America, in Congress assembled, That the rePoints of spective points of intersection of the lines intersec- actually run, as the boundaries of the several tion of the townships surveyed by virtue of the act intilines actually run

tuled “an act regulating the grants of land are to be appropriated for military services and for the consider- fociety of the United Brethren for propagat

ing the gospel among the Heathen,” accordtownships, ingly, as the faid lines have been marked and

ascertained at the time when the same were run, notwithstanding the same are not in conformity to the act aforesaid, or shall not appear to correspond with the plat of the survey

ed as the

corners of

ries of quarter

where

ftated to

which has been returned by the Surveyor General, shall be considered, and they are hereby declared to be the corners of the said townships ;—That in regard to every such township as by the plat and survey returned by the Surveyor General is stated to contain four thousand acres in each quarter thereof,

Boundathe points on each of the boundary lines of fuch township, which are at an equal distance from those two corners of the same township, townwhich stand on the same boundary line, shall ships, be considered and they are hereby declared

they are to be corners of the respective quarters of such township; that the other boundary lines contain of the said quarter townships shall be straight 4000 lines run from each of the last mentioned acres. corners of quarter townships to the corner of quarter townships on the opposite boundary line of the fame township ; and that in regard to every such township as by the said return is stated to contain in any of the

quarters thereof more or less than the quantity of four thousand acres, the corners marked in town. the boundary lines of such township to desig- ships, nate the quarters thereof, shall be considered where

they are and they are hereby declared to be the corners stated to of the quarter townships thereof, although the contain same may be found at unequal distances from more or the respective corners of such townships : And less than such townships shall be divided by running lines through the same from the corners of the quarter townships actually marked, whether the interior lines thus extended shall be parallel to the exterior lines of the faid township or not; and that each of the said quarter townships thus bounded, shall in every proceeding to be had under the above-mentioned or this act, be considered as containing the Vol. V.

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Bouuda. ries of

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Locati

be made oll the general tract.

exact quantity expressed in the plat and sur.
vey thereof returned by the Surveyor General.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it

shall be lawful for the proprietors or holders ons may of warrants for military services, which have

been, or shall be registered at the Treasury
in pursuance of the act intituled “ an act re-
gulating the grants of land appropriated for
military services, and for the society of the
United' Brethren, for propagating the gospel
among the Heathen," during the time, in the
manner, and according to the rights of pri-
ority, which may be acquired in pursuance
of said act, to locate the quantities of land
mentioned in the warrants by them refpec-
tively registered, as aforesaid, on any quar-
ter township or fractional part of a quarter

township, in the general tract mentioned and Certain described in said act: Provided always, that the fractional fractional quarter townships upon the river townships Sciota, and those upon the river Muskingum, to be ta- adjoining the grant made to Ebenezer Zane,

or the towns Salem, Gnadenhutten or Sho-
enbrun, or the Indian boundary line, shall
in every case be accepted and taken in full
satisfaction for four thousand acres.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacled, That when
ever locations shall be made on any quarter

township, which, according to the actual surtownships vey and plat thereof, returned by the Surstated to veyor General, is stated to contain less than

the quantity of four thousand acres, except

in the case of fractions provided for in the acres, the preceding section, it shall be lawful for the Secretary Secretary of the Treasury to issue, or cause to of Trea- be issued, certificates, expressing the number sury shall of acres remaining unsatisfied of any registry tificates of warrants for the quantity of four thousand

ken for 4000

acres.

When locations

are made

on quarter

coutain less tliani 4000

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ted to

contain

inore than

acres, made in pursuance of the act before re- to be issucited, which certificates shall have the same ed for the validity and effect, and be liable to be barred deficienin like manner as warrants granted for military services, but no certificate shall be

granted, nor any claiin allowed for less than fifty acres, nor for the navigable water contained within the limits of any quarter township or fractional quarter township.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That when- What is ever a location shall be made on any quarter to be done township, which, according to the actual fur- when they vey and plat thereof, returned by the Sur- are made veyor General, is stated to exceed the quan- ter towntity of four thousand acres, no patent shall Mips stabe issued in pursuance thereof, until the person making such location, shall deposit at the Treasury, warrants for military services or 4000 certificates issued by virtue of the preceding ac section, equal to the excess above four thoufand acres, contained in such quarter township, or shall pay into the Treasury of the United States two dollars per acre, in the certificates of the six per cent. funded debt of the United States, or money, for each acre of the excess above four thousand acres as aforesaid.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That after the priority of location shall have been de- Reservatermined, and after the proprietors or holders tions for of warrants for military services shall have satisfying designated the tracts by them respectively

granted elected; it shall be the duty of the Secre- to indivitary of the Treasury to designate by lot, in duals for the presence of the Secretary of war, fifty their ferquarter townships, of the lands remaining unlocated, which quarter townships, together with the fractional parts of townships remaining unlocated, shall be reserved for satisfying

acres.

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warrants

vices.

lions to

lots of

100acres.

warrants granted to individuals for their mili. tary services, in the manner hereafter

provided.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the

land in each of the quarter townships desigReierva

nated as aforesaid, and in such of the fracbe divi- tional parts of quarter townships, as may ded into then remain unlocated, hall be divided by

the Secretary of the Treasury, upon the refpective plats thereof, as returned by the Surveyor General, into as many lots, of one hundred acres each, as shall be equal, as nearly as may be, to the quantity such quarter townfhip or fraction is stated to contain ; each of which lots Ihall be included, where practicable, between parallel lines, one hundred and fixty perches in length, and one hundred perches in width, and shall be designated by progressive numbers upon the plat, or survey of every such quarter township and fraction respectively.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That from Holders and after the fixteenth day of March next,

it shall be lawful for the holder of any warmay make rant granted for military services, to locate locations at any time before the first day of January, on those one thousand eight hundred and two, the tots, and

number of bundred acres expressed in such patents to warrant, on any lot or lots, from time to time, their own remaining unlocated within the tracts reservuse only. ed as aforesaid, and upon surrendering fuch

of such

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warrant to the Treasury, the holder thereof shall be entitled to receive a patent in the manner, and upon the conditions heretofore prescribed by law; which patent shall in every case express the range, township, quarter township or fraction, and number of the lot located as aforesaid : But no location shall

receive

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