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(ACT of April 29th, 1816.) suing of the warrant and patent as in other cases. And when it shall be proven as aforesaid, that any soldier of the regular army has lost his discharge and certificate of faithful service, the secrétary of war shall cause such papers to be furnished such soldier of the regular army as will entitle him to his land warrant and patent: Provided, such measure be justified by the time of his enlistment, the period of service, and the report of some officer of the corps to which he was attached.
ACT of April 29, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 134. 43. Sec. i. So much of the “ Act to provide for designating, surveying, and granting the military bounty lands,” approved the sixth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, as authorises the president of the United States to cause to be survey. ed two millions of acres of the lands of the United States, in the territory of Michigan, for the purpose of satisfying the bounties of land promised to the non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the United States, is hereby repealed; and in lieu of the said two millions of acres of land, the president of the United States is hereby authorised to cause to be surveyed, of the lands of the Uni. ted States fit for cultivation, not otherwise appropriated, and to which the Indian title is extinguished, one million five hundred thousand acres, in the Illinois territory, and five hundred thousand acres, in the Missouri territory, north of the river Missouri; and the said lands shall be divided into townships, and subdivided into sections and quarter sections, (each quarter section to contain, as near as possible, one hundred and sixty acres,) in the manner prescribed by law for surveying and subdividing the other lands of the United States; and the lands thus surveyed with the exception of the salt springs and lead mines therein, and of the quantities of land adjacent thereto as may be reserved for the use of the same, by the president of the United States, and the section number sixteen in every township, to be granted to the inhabitants of such township for the use of public schools shall, according to the provisions of the above recited act, be set apart for the purpose of satisfying the bounties of land promised to the non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the late army of the United States, their heirs and legal representatives, by the act entitled “An act for completing the existing military establishment, approved the twenty-fourth day of December eighteen hundred and eleven, and by the act entitled an act to raise an additional military force,” ap. proved the eleventh day of January eighteen hundred and twelve.
Sec. 11, Every person in whose favour any warrant for military bounty lands is issued, shall be authorised to draw by lot one of the quarter sections surveyed by virtue of this act, and shall obtain a patent therefor in the same manner in every respect as is or shall be provided by law for patents to issue for other military
(ACT of April 11th, 1818.) land bounties, or as is provided by the act first above recited for patents to issue for such lands.
ACT of March 9, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 31. An act supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act further extending the time
for issuing and locating military land warrants, and for other purposes." [Time limited for issuing warrants further extended to March first, eighteen hundred and nineteen, to be located before October eighteen hundred and nineteen, see Infra, 48.]
ACT of April 11, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 74. An act to extend the time for locating Virginia nilitary land warrants, &c.
44. Sec. 1. The officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment, their heirs, and assigns, entitled to bounty lands, within the Virginia military tract, between the Little Miami and the Sciota rivers, shall be allowed a further term of two years, from the ratification of any treaty, extinguishing the Indian title to lands within the said boundaries not heretofore extinguished, to obtain warrants and complete their locations, and a further terın of three years, from the ratificatiom of any treaty extinguishing the an title to lands within the said boundaries not heretofore extinguished, as aforesaid, to return their surveys and warrants, or certified copies of warrants, to the general land office; any thing in any former act to the contrary notwithstanding.
45. Sec. fi. [Act of March 3, 1807. Supra 33, revived and continued.] Provided, That no locations, in virtue of this, or the preceding section of this act, shall be made, on tracts of lands for which patents had previously been issued, or which had been previously surveyed; and any patent which may, nevertheless, be obtained for land located contrary to the provisions of this act, shall be considered null and void: Provided also, That no locations or surveys shall be made within that part of the said military tract to which the Indian title remained heretofore unextinguished, until after six months shall have elapsed from the date of the proclamation of the president of the United States, declaring a treaty or treaties to have been concluded and ratified, providing for the extinguishment of the Indian title to such lands, nor shall any patent be granted for any location, survey or entry, that has been, or shall be, made prior to the expiration of six months from and after the ratification of such treaty.
46. Sec. flt. From the source of the Little Miami river, to the Indian boundary line established by the treaty of Grenville, in one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, the line designated as the westerly boundary line of the Virginia tract, by an act of congress, passed on the twenty-third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and four, entitled “ An act to ascertain the boundary of the
(ACT of February 24th, 1819.) lands reserved by the state of Virginia, northwest of the river Ohio, for the satisfaction of her officers and soldiers on continental establishment, and to limit the period for locating the said lands," shall be considered and held to be such, until otherwise directed by law: and from the aforesaid Indian boundary line to the source of the Sciota river, the line run by Charles Roberts, in one thousand eight hundred and twelve, in pursuance of instructions from the commissioners appointed on the part of the United States, to establish the western boundary of the said military tract, shall be considered, and held to be the westerly boundary line thereof; and that no patent shall be granted on any location and survey that has, or may be, made west of the aforesaid respective lines.
ACT of March 27, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 39. An act extending the time for obtaining military land warrants in certain cases.
47. Sec. 1. The provision of the second section of the act enti. tled “ An act to provide for designating, surveying, and granting the military bounty lands,” passed on the sixth day of May, eighteen hundred and twelve, which limits the time within which persons entitled to military bounty lands shall make their application for a land warrant, to five years, from and after such person shall become entitled thereto, shall not be construed to apply to, affect or bar any application for a military land warrant, which may be made by the heirs and representatives of a deceased person, who was entitled thereto by services performed in the late war, on application by the heirs and representatives of any non-commissioned officer or soldier killed in action, or who died in the actual service of the United States, and entitled by existing laws to a bounty in lands; but the heirs and representatives of such persons shall be allowed to make their applications therefor at any time before the first day of May eighteen hundred and twenty.
ACT of February 24, 1819. Pamphlet edit. 31. An act allowing further time to complete the issuing and locating of military
48. Sec. 1. The authority granted to the secretary for the department of war, by the second section of the act to provide for designating, surveying, and granting, the military bounty lands, approved the sixth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and by the fourth section of the act making further provision for filling the ranks of the army of the United States, approved December tenth, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, to issue warrants for the military land bounties to persons entitled thereto, shall be revived, and continued in force for the term of five years from and after the fourth day of March next. [Supra, 36.]
49. Sec. 11. The time limited by the act supplementary to the
(ACT of January 26th, 1802.) act further extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants and for other purposes, approved March ninth, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, for issuing military land warrants, shall be extended to the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, and the time limited by the said act for the location of unlocated military land warrants, shall be extended to the first day of October thereafter.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.
ACT of April 24, 1800. 3 Bioren, 364. Sec. v. [Five thousand dollars appropriated for the purchase of books for the use of congress.]
ACT of January 26, 1802. 3 Bioren, 445. An act concerning the library for the use of both houses of congress. 1. Sec. 1. The books and maps purchased by direction of the act of congress, passed the twenty-fourth of April, one thousand eight hundred, together with the books or libraries which have heretofore been kept separately by each house, shall be placed in the capital, in the room which was occupied by the house of representatives during the last session of the sixth congress.
2. Sec. 11. The president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives, for the time being, are empowered to establish such regulations and restrictions, in relation to the said library, as to them shall seem proper, and, from time to time, to alter or amend the same: Provided, That no regulation shall be made repugnant to any provision contained in this act.
3. Sec. III. A librarian, to be appointed by the president of the United States solely, shall take charge of the said library, who, previous to his entering upon the duties of his office, shall give bond, payable to the United States, in such a sum, and with such security, as the president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives, for the time being, may deem sufficient, for the safe keeping of such books, maps, and furniture, as may be confided to his care, and the faithful discharge of his trust, according 10 such regulations as may be, from time to time, established for
(ACT of March 30, 1815.) the government of the said library; which said bond shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of the senate.
4. Sec. iv. No map shall be permitted to be taken out of the said library by any person; nor any book, except by the president and vice president of the United States, and members of the se. nate and house of representatives, for the time being.
5. Sec. v. The keeper of the said library shall receive, for his services, a sum not exceeding two dollars per diem, for every day of necessary attendance; the amount whereof, together with the necessary expenses incident to the said library, after being ascertained by the president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives, for the time being, shall be paid out of the fund annually appropriated for the contingent expenses of both houses of congress. Sec.
vr. The unexpended balance of the sum of five thousand dollars, appropriated by the act of congress aforesaid, for the pur. chase of books and maps for the use of the two houses of congress, together with such sums as may hereafter be appropriated to the same purpose, shall be laid out under the direction of a joint committee, to consist of three members of the senate, and three members of the house of representatives.
ACT of May 1, 1810. 4 Bioren, 314. 6. Sec. 1. The president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives, for the time being, are hereby authorised to grant the use of the books in the library of congress to the agent of the joint committee of congress, appointed in relation to the library, on the same terms, conditions, and restrictions, as members of congress are allowed to use said books, any thing contained in any former law to the contrary notwithstanding.
RESOLUTION of May 2, 1812. 4 Bioren, 480. 7. The president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives, for the time being, are hereby authorised to grant the use of the books in the library of congress to the judges of the supreme court of the United States, at the times, and on the same terms, conditions, and restrictions, as members of congress are allowed to use said books.
ACT of January 30, 1815. 4 Bioren, 780. 8. Sec. I. [The secretary of the treasury directed to pay twenty-three thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars, in treasury notes, for the library of Thomas Jefferson, late president of the United States, for the use of congress.]
ACT of March 3, 1815. 4 Bioren, 829. 9, Sec. I. The president of the United States is authorised to