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of duties, the ed by this act on any principal assessor, he shall forfeit and pay, principal as

for the use of the United States, a sum not exceeding five hunseit and pay dred dollars, to be sued for and recovered in the name of the 500 dolls.

United States, in any court having competent jurisdiction. Official letters

$ 13. That all leiters to and from the principal assessors, reprincipal as

lative to their official duties, shall be transmitted free of postage. sessors free of And any principal assessor who shall put his frank on any other 10 dolis. forfeit letter, shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars, the whole of for franking, which shall be for the use of the person who shall give informa

tion thereof. Compensation of principal as

$ 14. That in lieu of the compensations heretofore allowed to sessors, in lieu the principal assessors, they shall respectively receive, for every of former als lowance.

year in which a direct tax shall be laid, a salary of two hundred dollars, and three dollars for every hundred taxable persons contained in the tax lists delivered to the collectors, together with an allowance for their' necessary and reasonable charges for books and stationary used in the execution of their duties, which said

duties shall be considered as embracing the correction of errors, President may as authorized by law. And the president of the United States

shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to augment, in cases where

he shall deem it necessary, the foregoing compensations: ProProviso; not vided, That there shall not be allowed to any one principal asmore than 200 sessor, in any such year, more than two hundred dollars, in addiProviso; tion to his fixed compensation : And provided, That the whole

extra amount thus allowed shall not exceed in such year ten exceed 10,000 thousand dollars. And for the purpose of carrying this act into 100,000 dolls, effect, there is hereby appropriated, in each year in which a diappropriated. rect tax shall be laid, a sum of one hundred ihousand dollars, to

be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise approProviso; any priated : Provided, That any other existing appropriation for other appro- ihe said purposes be, and the same is hereby, repealed. pealed. $15. That, in lieu of the time now fixed by law for the comThe collection mencement of the collection of the direct tax, it shall be in each

district immediately subsequent to the day on which the tax lists mence the day shall be delivered to the collector thereof. after the lists are delivered. $ 16. That in all cases in which a tax shall be charged for Real estate slaves, the real estate of the person charged therewith may be may be sold for the tax on

sold therefor, in the same manner as for a tax due thereon ; but slaves. no slaves sold for taxes shall be purchased on behalf of the UnitNo slaves to ed States. be purchased on behalf, &c. $ 17. That it shall be lawful for the secretary of the treasury The secretary to assign to the commissioner of the revenue the duty of supermay assign the intending the assessors' valuations and assessments, under the superintend... laws imposing a direct tax, as well as the collection of the tax, ors" valuations subject to his directions and control, according to the powers and assess- vested in him by law. ments, &c. The foregoing

$ 18. That the foregoing provisions shall apply to any direct provisions to tax imposed, or to be imposed, upon the district of Columbia, apply to any and shall be and remain in force, any thing in any former act or the district of acts to the contrary notwithstanding. Columbia, &c.

$ 19. That the equalization and apportionment of the direct The oqualiza- tax made in the year eighteen hundred and fifteen, by the board tion and apt or of principal assessors for the state of Delaware, in virtue of the

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before recited act, entitled "An act to provide additional reve- the direct tax nues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining by the board the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, of principal asand to provide for the assessing and collecting the same,” shall aware, to not be in force, or have any effect, as it relates to that state's have no effect, quota of the direct tax imposed by the act of congress, passed Vol. ii. p.1451. the fifth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, or that shall be imposed by any subsequent act of congress; and The board of it shall be the duty of the said board of principal assessors again to convene in general meeting, on the first Monday in June next, Delaware, to at Dover, in the said state, and then and there diligently and the first Moncarefully re-consider and re-examine the several lists of valuation day in June, for the direct tax for the said state, for the year one thousand reconsider eight hundred and fourteen; and they shall have power to re- the lists of vavise, alter, re-adjust, and equalize, the several lists of valuation 1814, and aforesaid, for the counties of the said state, respectively, by add-qualize them, ing thereto, or deducting therefrom, such a rate per centum as shall render the valuation of the said counties relatively equal, according to the present actual ready money value of the property assessed and contained in the said lists of valuation ; and shall thereupon apportion to each county in the said state a quota of the tax, bearing the same proportion to the whole direct tax imposed on the state, as the aggregate valuation of each county bears to the aggregate valuation of the state; and the valuation, equalization, and apportionment, so made by the board of principal assessors aforesaid, shall be in full force and operation, and remain unchanged, subject only to the exceptions contained in the first section of this act; and the said board of principal assessors shall, within twenty days after their meeting, as hereinbefore directed, complete the said revision, equalization, and apportionment, and shall record the same, and in all respects, not herein otherwise directed, shall conform to the provisions contained in the act in this section first above recited. (Approved, , April 26, 1816.)

CHAP. 95. An act to increase the compensations now allowed by law to inspectors, measurers, weighers, and gaugers, employed in the collection of the customs.

50 per cont. 1. Be it enacted, fc. That an addition of fifty per cent. upon additional the sums allowed as compensation to inspectors, or persons act- upon the sums ing as occasional inspectors, employed in aid of the customs, and sleeved torin. to the measurers, weighers, or gaugers, by the act, entitled “ An surers, &c. by act to establish the compensations of the officers employed in March, 1799. the collection of the duties on imports and tonnage, and for other Vol. i. p. 664. purposes," passed on the second of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, be, and the same is hereby, allowed to to be paid as the said inspectors, measurers, weighers, or gaugers; to be as- prescribed in certained, certified, and paid, under the regulations prescribed in the above mentioned act. (Approved, April 26, 1816.)

Volii. p. Chap. 101. An act making further provision for settling claims 10 land in the territory of 1799.

that act.

Illinois.

$ 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That every person, and the legal re- Persons who presentatives of every person, who, before the fifth day of Feb- and had iin

tered other

proved any ruary, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, settled on and reserved for improved any tract of land reserved for the use of schools or se

minaries of learning, and who, had not the same been reserved, allowed 161 Oct. to en- would have had the right of pre-emption within the tract of counter the same try set apart by the third section of the act of the sixteenth day for purchaso, of April, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, entitled “ An

act confirming certain claims to land in the Illinois territory, and Vol.ii. p. 1415. providing for their location," to satisfy the unlocated claims to

land in the said territory, shall be, and they hereby are, authorized and allowed, until the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, to enter the same for purchase, with the register and receiver of public moneys of the land office at

Kaskaskia ; and it shall be the duty of the register and receiver Register and receiver to en- to enter the same for purchase, according to the provisions of ter tracts, &c. this and the said recited act: Provided, That such person or persuch persons sons shall not have entered, in right of pre-emption, other lands have not en

in lieu thereof, in virtue of the third section of an act to amend lands,&c. in the aforesaid act, passed the twenty-seventh day of February, Vol.ii. p. 1504. one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. The register,

$ 2. That the register and receiver of public money shall have &c. authorized power, and they are hereby authorized, to select any other vato seleciandy cant and unappropriated lands, within the tract set apart to satwithin the isfy confirmed claims as aforesaid, in lieu of such of the lands in lies or the formerly reserved for a seminary of learning, and for the support lands formerly of schools, as have been appropriated in satisfaction of ancient reserved, &c.

grants or confirmed improvement claims, or as shall be entered

in right of pre-emption, according to the provisions of the preProviso the ceding section of ihis act : Provided, That the lands thus to be lands selected,

selected shall be taken as near adjacent to those in lieu of which to those in lieu, they are selected as an equal quantity of land of like quality can &c. as possible. be obtained, and shall be reserved and appropriated for the same

purpose. The provisions

53. That the provisions of the second section of an act, pass27th Feb. ed the twenty-seventh day of February, one thousand eight hun1815, to extend dred and fifteen, respecting the settlers on the fractional section

and quarter sections within the aforesaid reserved tract, shall exVol.ii. p.1509. tend to all other settlers on the fractional section or quarter sec

tions within the Kaskaskia district. Claims filed, § 4. That all the claims filed in the name of the original 200 exceeding claimants or their heirs, not exceeding four hundred acres, conbearing date tained in a list transmitted to the commissioner of the general March, 1815,

land office, by Michael Jones, register, and S. Bond, receiver of confirmed to public moneys, of the land office for the district of Kaskaskia, the original

bearing date the twenty-ninth day of March, one thousand eight

hundred and fifteen, be, and they hereby are, confirmed to the Proviso; the original claimants or their heirs : Provided, That the said claims, deemed unlo- hereby confirmed, be, and they hereby are, deemed and taken to cated, and are be unlocated claims, and they shall not in any wise defeat or infera, &c.

terfere with locations made in virtue of other authorized claims on lands improved by the said claimants or others.

$5. That the claimants whose claims are confirmed by virtue Oct. 1816, 10

of the fourth section of this act, and all others lawfully holding register confirmed unlocated claiins for lands within the tract reserved claims.

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by the before recited act, of the sixteenth day of April, one Vol. i. p. thousand eight hundred and fourteen, be allowed until the first 1415. day of October, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, to register the same; and the said claims shall be receivable in pay- The claims ment for public lands, within the said reserved tract, conforma

in payment, bly with the provisions of the last above mentioned act, and of &c. the present act, any time prior to the first day of October, one 1799. thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

$ 6. That all persons, or their legal representatives, entitled Persons entito ihe right of pre-emption of lands within the boundary speci- pre-emption, fied in the before recited act of the sixteenth day of April, one &c. allowed thousand eight hundred and fourteen, which lands have not been entries with surveyed under the authority of the United States, shall be, and the register they hereby are, allowed a further time for making their entries months after with the register of the land office, until the lands upon which the lands have they have respectively settled and improved shall be surveyed ed. by the United States, and until the expiration of six months thereafter.

$ 7. That every person, and the legal representative of every po horson claims person, whose claim to a tract of land within the Illinois territo- to lands in the ry is confirmed by this or any former act, and who has not pre

Illinois territoviously obtained a patent for the same, from the governor, either fírmed, &c. of the territory northwest of the Ohio or of the Indiana territo- to receive a ry, shall, whenever his claim shall have been located and sur- from the regveyed, be entitled to receive, from the register of the land office ister of

kaskia, when at Kaskaskia, a certificate, stating that the claimant is entitled to ever, &c. receive a patent for such tract of land by virtue of this act, for A dollar to the which certificate the register shall receive one dollar; and which Certificate 10 certificate shall entitle the party 10 a palent for the said tract, entitle the which shall issue in like manner as is provided by law for lands penitenc, a papurchased of the United States. (Approved, April 26, 1816.) Chap. 102. An act providing for the sale of the tract of land at tho lower rapids of Sandus

ky river. § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That so much of the tract of land of so much of two miles square, at the lower rapids of Sandusky river, ceded the tract of by the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanees, Ottawas, Chippewas, miles square, Patawatamies, Miamis, Eel river, Weeas, Kickapoos, Pianke- &c as was shaws, and Kaskaskias, tribes of Indians to the United States, Indian Tribes by the treaty of Greenville, of the third of August, one thous- at the deady, and seven hundred and ninety-five, shall, under the direction of &c. to be laid the surveyor general, be laid off into town lots, streets, and off into town avenues, and into out-lots, in such manner, and of such dimen- &c. sions, as he may judge proper : Provided, The tract so to be proviso; the laid off shall not exceed the quantity of land contained in one tractenot to entire section, nor the town lots one quarter of an acre each. tion, &c. When the survey of the lots shall be completed, a plat thereof When the surshall be returned to the surveyor general, on which the town very bas been lots and out-lots shall respectively be designated by progressive plat is to be numbers, who shall cause two copies to be made, one to be returned to transmitted, with a copy of the field notes, to the commissioner general, &c. of the general land office, and the other to the register of the land office at Wooster.

&c.

All the land

Previously to $ 2. That, previously to the disposal at public sale of the the disposal of beforementioned tract of land, the surveyor general shall, and public sale, he is hereby directed to, resurvey and mark the exterior lines of the surveyor, the said tract, conformably to the survey made in [the] year one survey and

thousand eight hundred and seven, by virtue of the act of the mark the exterior lines,

third of March, one thousand eight hundred and five, and also

to cause divisional lines to be run through each fractional secVol. i. p. 980.

tion, and of the adjoining quarter section, so that each subdivi

sion, having one front on the river, may contain, as nearly as The large may be, eighty acres each. And in like manner to cause the island to be surveyed, &c. large island, lying in the west half of section number one, 10

be surveyed, and the same to be divided into two equal parts: Proviso ; no. Provided, That, in running the subdivisional lines, no interferrunning subdi- ence shall be made affecting the selection or location hereafter to visional lines. be made under the direction of the secretary of war: Provided Proviso; subdivisional also, That in no case shall the subdivisional lines be so run as to lines not to extend to, or embrace, the bed of the river, which shall be deemembrace, &c. Proviso; the ed, and is hereby declared to be, a public highway: And prowhole expense vided also, That the whole expense of re-surveying and marking ing not to ex. the exterior lines of the said cession, and running and marking ceed threo the subdivisional lines of the fractional and quarter sections lydollars for every mile, ing adjacent to the river, shall not exceed three dollars for every &c.

inile actually surveyed, resurveyed, and marked, by virtue of this and the preceding section.

3. That all the land contained within the aforesaid cession within the cessjon of two of two miles square, shall, with the exception of as many town miles Square lots and out-lots as, in the opinion of the secretary of the treasception, &c. ury, may be necessary to reserve for the support of schools withforbe poffered in the same, and with exception also of the salt springs and land Wooster, on reserved for the use of the same, be offered for sale to the highdays to be deest bidder, at Wooster, in the state of Ohio, under the direction proclamation of the register and receiver of the land office, and on such day of the president.

or days as shall, by a public proclamation of the president of the Sale of divid- United States, be designated for that purpose. The sale for the ed quarter

divided quarter sections, fractional sections, and of the town town lots, &c. lots and out-lots, shall remain open at Wooster for seven days, Not to be sold and no longer : The divided quarter sections and fractional secfor less than tions shall not be sold for less than two dollars an acre ; the inthe prices specified, and op lots for less than twenty dollars each ; nor any out-lot for less the same than at the rate of five dollars per acre; and shall, in terms and conditions, respect, be sold on the same terms and conditions as have been, &c.

or may be, provided by law for the lands sold north of the river Land remain. Ohio and above the mouth of Kentucky river. All the land, ing unsold at public, may other than what is excepted as above mentioned, remaining unbe sold at pri- sold at the closing of ihe public sales, may be disposed of at vate, sale, &c.

private sale by the register of the land office at Wooster, agreeably to the provisions of this act, and in the same manner, under the same regulations and conditions, as are or may be provided by law, for the sale of the public lands of the United States

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north of the river Obio and above the mouth of Kentucky river ; Patents, as for and patents shall be obtained for all lands granted or sold within land sold in

the said cession, in the same manner, and on the same terms, as are or may be provided by law for land sold in the state of Ohio.

Ohio.

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