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be allowed, nor shall 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 located and patented, to a person originally entitled to such warrant, be considered as in truit 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 issued as aforesaid, shall 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.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacied, That in all locations cases after the sixteenth of March next, where more than one application is made for the same fame tract, at the same time, under this act, tract, prior under the act to which this is in addition, ority to

be deterthe Secretary of the Treasury shall determine the priority of location by lot.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to advertise the tracts which may be reserved be given for location, in lots of one hundred acres, in of the reone newspaper in each of the states, and in ferrathe territory aforesaid, for and during the tions. term of three months.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the The plat actual plat and survey, returned by the Sur- returned veyor General of quarter townships, and frac- by the tional in the tract nientioned and described in the to be conquarter townships, contained Surreyor

General, act to which this is a supplement, shall be clusive as considered as final and conclusive, so far as to çuantirelates to the quantity of land, supposed to ".

mined by

lot.

Public notice to

parts of

be contained in the quarter townships, and
fractions, so that no claim shall 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.

Sec. 1. B В

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

capture.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States Salvage

of s'merica, in Congress assembled, That when on recapiured pro-any vefsel other than a vessel of war or priva

teer, or when any goods which shall hereafter

be taken as prize by any vessel, acting under dents of authority from the government of the United

States, shall appear to have before belonged 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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ftate, against which the United States have authorized, or shall authorize defence or reprilals, 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 fo to be restored, allowing and excepting all imposts and public duties to which the fame may be liable. And if the veffel fo retaken shall appear to have been set forth and armed as a veillel of war, before such capture or afterwards, and before the re-taking there. of as aforelaid, 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 pri

vateer.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any vessel or goods, which shall hereafter be Compentaken as prize, by any reflel acting under au- tation for thority from the government of the United -capterUnited States, pursuant to the final decree which shall be made in such case 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 vefsel 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 Uni. ted 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 vessel 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.

is claim

States,

edproperStates, shall appear to have before belonged to the United States and to have been taken ed br clie by an enemy of the United States, or under United authority, or pretence of authority from any 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 same shall be restored to the United States. And for and in lieu of salvage, there shall be paid from the Treasury of the

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 be

fore belonged to any person or persons perclaimed manently resident within the territory, and by alien under the protection of any foreign prince,

government or state, in amity with the Uni. ted States, and to have been taken by an enemy of the United States, or by authority or pretence of authority from any prince, government 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 falvage, such proportion of the true value of the vessel or goods so to be restored, as by the law or usage of such prince, government or state, within whose territory such former owner or

perty

friends.

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 ftate; and where no such law or usage shall be known, the fame 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 state, within whose territory such former owner or owners shall be resident as aforesaid, the vellel 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 falvage, tion of falas aforesaid, when accruing to any public armed vessel, shall be divided to and among 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 an 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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vage.

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