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be allowed, nor fhall any patent be issued for any lot or lots of one hundred acres, except in the name of the person originally entitled to such warrant, or the heir or heirs of the person so entitled; nor shall any land, fo lo. cated and patented, to a person originally entitled to such warrant, be considered as in trust for any purchaser, or be subject to any contract made before the date of such patent, and the title to lands acquired, in confequence of patents iflued as aforesaid, fhall and may be alienated in pursuance of the laws, which have been, or thall be passed in the territory of the United States, north-west of the river Ohio, for regulating the transfer of real property, and not otherwise.

There Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That in all locations cafes after the sixteenth of March next, where

ors are made more than one application is made for the fame same tract, at the same time, under this act, tract, prior under the act to which this is in addition, ority to

s be deterthe Secretary of the Treasury shall determine

de mined by the priority of location by lot.

lot. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury Public

notice to to advertise the tracts which may be reserved be for location, in lots of one hundred acres, in of the reone newspaper in each of the states, and in fervathe territory aforesaid, for and during the tions. term of three months.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the The plan actual plat and survey, returned by the Sur- returned veyor General of quarter townships, and frac- by the tional parts of quarter townships, contained

General, in the tract nientioned and described in the act to which this is a supplement, shall be clusive as considered as final and conclusive, so far as to quantirelates to the quantity of land, supposed to tr.

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be contained in the quarter townships, and
fractions, so that no claim fhall hereafter be
set up against the United States, by any pro-
prietor, or holder of warrants for military
services, on account of any deficiency in the
quantity of land contained in the quarter
township or fractional part of a quarter town-
ship, which shall have been located by such
proprietor or holder, nor shall any claim be
hereafter set up by the United States, against
such proprietor or holder, on account of any
excess in the quantity of land contained
therein.

TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
APPROVED-March 1, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XIV. in ACT providing for salvage in cases of re

capture. Sec. 1. D E it enacted by the Senate and House of

D Representatives of the United States Son of America, in Congress assembled, That when tured pro-any vessel other than a vessel of war or privaperty teer, or when any goods which shall hereafter claimed be taken as prize by any vefsel, acting under by refidents of

authority from the government of the United the U. States, shall appear to have before belonged States.

to any person or persons, resident within or under the protection of the United States, and to have been taken by an enemy of the United States, or under authority, or pretence of authority, from any prince, government or

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state, against which the United States have authorized, or shall authorize defence or reprisals, such vessel or goods not having been condemned as prize by competent authority before the re-capture thereof, the same shall be restored to the former owner or owners thereof, he or they paying for and in lieu of salvage, if re-taken by a public vessel of the United States, one eighth part, and if re-taken by a private vessel of the United States, one fixth part, of the true value of the vessel or goods so to be restored, allowing and excepting all imposts and public duties to which the same may be liable. And if the vessel fo retaken shall appear to have been set forth and armed as a vefsel of war, before such capture or afterwards, and before the re-taking thereof as aforesaid, the former owner or owners, on the restoration thereof, shall be adjudged to pay for and in lieu of falvage, one moiety of the true value of such vessel of war, or privateer.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any vessel or goods, which shall hereafter be Compentaken as prize, by any reffel acting under au- ftion for thority from the government of the United ? cantera States, shall appear to have before belonged

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scu iy clai??to the United States and to have been taken ed br the by an enemy of the United States, or under United authority, or pretence of authority from any States. prince, government or state, against which the United States have authorized, or shall authorize defence or reprisals, such public vessel not having been condemned as prize by competent authority before the re-capture thereof, the fame shall be restored to the United States. And for and in lieu of falvage, there shall be paid from the Treasury of the

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United States, pursuant to the final decrec which shall be made in such cafe by any court of the United States, having competent jurisdiction thereof, to the parties who shall be thereby entitled to receive the same, for the re-capture as aforesaid, of an unarmed vessel, or any goods therein, one fixth part of the true value thereof, when made by a private veffel of the United States, and one twelfth part of such value when the re-capture shall be made by a public armed vessel of the United States; and for the re-capture as aforesaid of a public armed vessel, or any goods there. in, one moiety of the true value thereof, when made by a private veffel of the United States, and one fourth part of such value, when such re-capture shall be made by a public armed veffel of the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when Salvage any vessel or goods which shall be taken as tured pro

prize, as aforesaid, shall appear to have beperty Tore D

fore belonged to any person or persons perclaimed manently resident within the territory, and

under the protection of any foreign prince, friends.

government or state, in amity with the United States, and to have been taken by an enemy of the United States, or by authority or pretence of authority from any prince, go. vernment or state, against which the United States have authorized, or shall authorize, defence or reprisals, then such vessel or goods shall be adjudged to be restored to the former owner, or owners thereof, he or they paying for and in lieu of salvage, such pro. portion of the true value of the vessel or goods fo to be restored, as by the law or usage of such prince, government or state, within whose territory such former owner or

paying fof the true ored, as by the or state, owners shall be so resident, shall be required, on the restoration of any vessel or goods of a citizen of the United States, under like circumstances of re-capture, made by the authority of such foreign prince, government or state; and where no such law or usage shall be known, the same salvage shall be allowed as is provided by the first section of this act : Provided, That no such vessel or goods shall be adjudged to be restored to such former. owner or owners, in any case where the same shall have been, before the re-capture thereof, condemned as prize by competent authority, nor in any case where by the law or usage of the prince, government, or itate, within whole territory such former owner or owners shall be refident as aforesaid, the vessel or goods of a citizen of the United States, under like circumstances of re-capture, would not be restored to such citizen of the United States : Provid d also, that nothing herein shall be construed to contravene or alter the terms of restoration in cases of re-capture, which are or shall be agreed on in any treaty between the United States, and any foreign prince, government or state.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all Deftribusums of money which may be paid for salvage, tion of lal

vage. as aforesaid, when accruing to any public armed vessel, shall be divided to and ainong the commanders, officers and crew thereof, in such proportions as are or may be provided by law, respecting the distribution of prize money : And when accruing to any private armed vessel, shall be distributed to and a. mong the owners and company concerned in such re-capture according to their agreements, if any such there be ; and in case there be no

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