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No. 13.

An act making appropriations for carrying into effect a treaty between the Unitei

States and the Chickasaw tribe of Indians.

The surveyor gen. eral of the public

Cherokees and
Chickasa ws as lies

(EXTRACT.) SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the ands south of Ten duty of the surveyor general of the public lands south of nesseer ve yeuse. Tennessee to cause to be surveyed and laid out, in the fandy ceded by the same manner as is provided by law for the other public lands

in the Mississippi Territory, so much of the lands ceded to within the Missis- the United States by the Cherokees and Chickasaws as lies sippi Territory,

within the said Territory; and the President of the United The President au States is hereby authorized, whenever he shall think it lish a land office, proper, to establish a land office for the sale of the said lands, ango receiver and to appoint a register of the same, and a receiver of the

public moneys accruing from the sale of the said lands, whose respective emoluments and duties shall be the same as those of the registers and receivers of the other land offices in the said Territory.

Approved, March 3, 1807.

&c.

[See Part II, No. 64, 641, 642, 668, 670.]

No. 14.

An act to amend an act entitled “An act making further provision for military

services during the late war."

[EXTRACT.) Relinquishment of Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where entitles children of the child or children of a regular soldier, deceased, have the regular soldiers to

right, under the laws of the United States, to relinquish their bounty in land for five years' half pay, the said child or children shall be entitled to the same amount as is given by the act to the widows of the militia soldiers who died in service during the late war, viz: four dollars per month.

Approved, March 3, 1817.

four

dollars month.

per

(See Part II, No. 9i.]

No. 15.

Definitive treaty of peace between the United States of America and his Britan

nic Majesty

(EXTRACT] Art. 2. And that all disputes which might arise in future and their Territo on the subject of the boundaries of the said United States

may be prevented, it is hereby agreed and declared that the

The boundaries of the United States

ries defined and admited.

following are and shall be their boundaries, viz: from the northwest angle of Nova Scotia, viz : that angle which is formed by a line drawn due north from the source of St. Croix river to the highlands ; along the said higblands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence from those which fall into the Atlantic ocean, to the northwesternmost head of Connecticut river; thence, down along the middle of that river, to the forty-fifth degree of north latitude ; from thence, by a line due west on said latitude, until it strikes the river Iroquois or Cataraquy; thence, along the middle of said river, into Lake Ontario, through the middle of said lake until it strikes the communication by water between that lake and Lake Erie; thence, along the middle of said communication, into Lake Erie, through the middle of said lake until it arrives at the water communication between that lake and Lake Huron ; thence, along the middle of said water communication, into the Lake Huron ; thence, through the middle of said lake, to the water communication between that lake and Lake Superior ; thence, through Lake Superior, northward of the isles Royal and Philipeaux, to the Long Lake; thence, through the iniddle of said Long Lake and the water communication between it and the Lake of the Woods, to the said Lake of the Woods ; thence, through the said lake, to the most northwestern point thereof, and from thence, on a due west course, to the river Mississippi ; thence, by a line to be drawn along the middle of the said river Mississippi, until it shall intersect the northernmost part of the thirtyfirst degree of north latitude. South, by a line to be drawn due east from the determination of the line last mentioned, in the latitude of thirty-one degrees north of the equator, to the middle of the river Apalachicola or Catahouche; thence, along the middle thereof, to its junction with the Flint river; thence, straight to the head of St. Mary's river; and thence, down alorg the iniddle of St. Mary's river, to the Atlantic ocean. East, by a line to be drawn along the middle of the river St. Croix, from its mouth in the Bay of Fundy to ils source, and from its source, directly north, to the aforesaid highlands which divide the rivers that fall into the Atlantic ocean from those which fall into the river St. Lawrence; comprehending all islands within twenty leagues of any part of the shores of the United States, and lying between lines to be drawn due east from the points where the aforesaid boundaries, between Nova Scotia on the one part and East Florida on the other, shall, respectively, touch the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic ocean, excepting such islands as now are or heretofore have been within the limits of the said province of Nova Scotia.

(See Part II, No. 997.)

INDEX

ΤΟ

THE GENERAL PUBLIC ACTS OF CONGRESS

RELATING TO THE

SALE AND DISPOSITION OF THE PUBLIC LANDS.

A.

Page.
Academies in Tennessee, provision for

136
(Sec Seminaries of learning.)
Academy, in Ohio, land assigned for

90
Agents for the United States, in the examination of land-titles in Louisiana

126, 140
Alabama: Compact with

309
Seat of Governinent of

310
Pre-emption right granted to

367
Authorized to sell her school-lands

428
Land claims in, their adjustment provided for

430
confirmation of

- 455, 528, 529
Grant of land to, for the improvement of rivers

- 441, 472, 543
The selection of seminary lands for, authorized

446
Land districts established in

508
Authorized to sell the lands granted to

543
The compact with, in relation to the 5 per cent. fund, provision for
carrying into effect

555
Lands in, reserved for schools

556
Lands granted to, for the seat of justice of Cherokee county

578
Appeal from the decision of the district court of Missouri to the Supreme Court of
the United States on certain land claims

389
Archives, public, keepers of, to be appointed in Florida

404
To give bond and security

405
Duties of, prescribed

405, 422
To receive certain records from registers and receivers

424
Arkansas : Claimants in, to try by suit the validity of their claims

385, 495
Contested claims in, postponed for trial

495
School-lands in, may be selected in certain cases

472
Donations to, for public buildings

484, 198, 505, 524, 531
Salt-springs and hot-springs in, with contiguous land, reserved from
sale, and to be leased

495
Surveyor of public lands for the State of

498
Land districts in, established

500
Land granted to, for public buildings, divided into town-lots, and sold

524
The State of, restricted in her right to tax, and to dispose of the land
within her limits

543, 545
School-lands (sections 16) granted to
Salt-springs and lands granted to

544
Five per cent. of proceeds of public lands granted to

545
Two townships granted to, for seminary of learning

545
Ratification of locations, sales, and transfers, by the Governor of

568

544

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Army, continental, lands set aside for the officers and soldiers of
Assignces of persons entitled to pre-emption rights

Of confirmed claims entitled to patents
Assignments of grants to revolutionary officers and soldiers to be invalid
Attorneys, district, of Florida, required to perform certain services in adjudicating

land claims

Page.

12
492
492

6

363

B.

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Back lands, the inhabitants of Louisiana authorized to enter

- 499, 531, 536
Baton Rouge, West, grant to

401
Board of Treasury. (See Treasury.)
Boundary line, of lands purchased from the Creeks, to be surveyed

259
Between Alabama and Florida

487
Northern, of Illinois

487
Bounties : MILITARY REVOLUTIONARI
Lands set apart for

12, 17
Warrants for, to be issued

33
Bounty lands : REVOLUTIONARY-
Scrip for, receivable in payment for the Ohio purchase

25
Reservation for

28
Warrants for, to be issued

- 33, 99, 127, 133, 164
Holders of warrants for, to locate

- 56, 66, 100, 102, 128, 133, 164, 509
To be surveyed

34
To be drawn and distributed on application

35
Tract for, ordered to be surveyed, drawn, and located

55, 64
Unlocated, within a specified time, to be released

56
Time for registering warrants for, extended

- 63, 66, 94, 99
Priority of location determinable by lot

63
Provision for those who have not drawn and located

65, 66
To be located and patented in the name of the original proprietor of
the warrant

66
The quantity limited to certain metes and bounds

66, 67
Time extended for issuing and locating warrants for 173, 233, 264, 338, 368, 405,

425, 493, 509, 535
Additional land appropriated for

522, 536
Bounty lands op war of 1812, with Great Butain-
To persons enlisting for five years, their heirs and legal representatives 196, 197, 225,

233, 235
To persons enlisting during the war

225, 233, 235, 249
Lands set apart for

214, 282
Warrants for, to be issued by Secretary of War

215, 308, 309, 396
How to be distributed

215, 283
To volunteers

236
Commutation of, for pay, authorized

266
Provision in case of lost warrants and informal discharges

275
To be exempt from taxation in certain cases

302
To remain free from taxation for three years, in the hands of patentees 311, 322
Extension of time for issuing and locating

396, 534
Soldiers entitled to, and their heirs, may surrender if unfit for cultiva-
tion, and substitute other lands

418, 458
Commutation for

614
Bounty lands : Vinginja MILITARY--
Resolution concerning their location

35
Additional, provided

40
Patents therefor to issue

41
Boundaries of the territory reserved for, and regulations for issuing
patents

103
Time for obtaining warrants, locating the same, and returning sur-
veys, extended

148, 175, 334, 366, 367
Surveys of, and plats thereof, ordered

148
Patents to be granted for, under Virginia resolution warrants

149
Provisions for ascertaining the western boundary of the tract reserved
for

220
Scrip for, receivable in payment for public lands

476
Bounty lands to Canadian VOLUNTEERS in the war of 1812

- 262, 292, 340

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