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The land not
land sold in Ohio.
est bidder, at Wooster, in the state of Ohio, under the direction of the register and receiver of the land office, and on such day or days as shall, by a public proclamation of the president of the United States, be designated for that purpose. The sale for the The sale for quarter sections, fractional quarter sections, and of the town lots quarter seco and outlots, shall remain open, at Wooster, for seven days, and remain open
seven days. no longer. The quarter sections and fractional quarter sections shall not be sold for less than two dollars an acre; the inlots for to be sold for less than twenty dollars each, nor any outlot for less than at the less than pri
ces specified. rate of five dollars per acre; and shall, in every other respect, be sold on the same terms and conditions as have been, or may same terms as
To be sold on be, by law, provided for the lands sold north of the Ohio river lands north of and above the mouth of Kentucky river. All the lands, other the Ohio,&c. than the reserved sections, and those excepted as above mention- posed of at ed, remaining unsold at the closing of the public sales, may be public, may be disposed of at private sale, by the register of the land office at sale, &c. 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 lands of the United States north of the Ohio river and above the mouth of Kentucky river. And patents shall be obtained for all lands granted or sold Patents, as for within the said cession, in the same manner, and on the same terms, as are, or may be, provided by law for lands sold in the state of Ohio. The superintendents of the public sales directed Four dolls, to
each superinby this section, shall receive four dollars each, for each day's at
tendent, &c. tendance on the said sale. (Approved, April 27, 1816.) Chap. 135. An act concerning the annual sum appropriated for arming and equipping the
militia, § 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That the annual sum of two hundred The sum of thousand dollars, as appropriated for the purpose of providing 200,000 dolls, arms and military equipments for the militia, either by purchase arms, &c. for or manufacture, according to the act of the twenty-third of April, the militia. one thousand eight hundred and eight, entitled "An act making Vol. ii. p. 1093. provision for arming and equipping the whole body of the militia of the United States,” shall be paid, for each year, respectively, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
§ 2. That the sum appropriated, to be paid as aforesaid, shall The sum apbe applied for the purpose, and according to the intention, spe- be applied accified in said act, without being liable, at any time, to be carried cording to act
of 230 April, to the account of the surplus fund. And nothing in the act of 1808. the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nine, enti- Nothing in the tled “ An act further to amend the several acts for the establish- act of 3d
March, 1809, ment and regulation of the treasury, war, and navy, depart- to authorize a ments," shall be construed to authorize the transferring of the
Vol.ii. p. 1122. sum annually appropriated as aforesaid, or any portion thereof, to any other branch of expenditure. [Approved, April 29, 1816.] Chap. 137. An act for reducing the duties on licenses to retailers of wines, spirituous li- Repcaled. quors, and foreign merchandise.
1654. $ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That, from and after the thirty-first day The additional
duties on liof December next, the additional duties laid on licenses to retailers of wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign merchandise, by tailors of Vol. III.
Vol. ijl. p.
censes to re
whose stock does not ex
wines, &c. are the third section of the act, entitled "An act to provide addi-
tional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and
passed on the twenty-third day of December, one thousand eight
sum which shall bear the same proportion to the duty for a year, &c.
by the existing rates, as the time for which the license may be
granted shall bear to a year; and for neglect or failure to obtain The same pe- such license, the same penalty shall be incurred, to be recovernalty for negre ed in like manner, as for the neglect or failure to obtain a license a license, as under the act, entitled “ An act laying duties on licenses to reby act of 2d Aug. 1813. tailers of wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign merchandise,"
passed on the second of August, one thousand eight hundred and Proviso ; after thirteen : Provided, That, after the first day of January next, no no retailer of retailer of imported salt alone, whose stock in trade shall not imported salt, exceed one hundred dollars, shall be compelled to take out a
license for retailing the same, nor be liable to any penalty or ceed 100 dolls. forfeiture for failing to do so. (Approved, April 29, 1816.) compelled,
CHAP. 138. An act for the gradual increase of the navy of the United States. Vol. ii. p. 1820. 2028.
§ 1. Be it enacted, fe. That, for the gradual increase of the 1,000,000 dolls.
navy of the United States, the sum of one million of dollars per propriated for annum, for eight years, is hereby appropriated, including the sum the gradual in- of two hundred thousand dollars per annum, for three years, or crease of the the unexpended balance thereof, appropriated by an act approv
ed on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and
fifteen, entitled "An act concerning the naval establishment." The president $ 2. That the president of the United States be, and he is 10 cause nine hereby, authorized to cause to be built nine ships, to rate not less than 74, less than seventy-four guns each, and twelve ships, to rate not and twelve
less than forty-four guns each, including one seventy-four and ships of not less than 44, three fortyfour gun ships, authorized to be built by an act, built, &c.
bearing date on the second day of January, one thousand eight
hundred and thirteen, entitled " An act to increase the navy of 1282.
the United States ;" and in carrying this act into effect, the preIf the press i sident shall be, and he is hereby, authorized, as soon as the tim
ber and other necessary materials are procured, and the timber
on the stocks, and kept in the best state of preservation, to be
public exigency may require them.
per ann. ap.
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guns to be
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Orleans to be
able materials necessary for building and equipping three steam steam enbatteries, on the most approved plan and best calculated for the gines, &c. for waters in which they are to act: And such materials shall be The materials secured in the best manner, to ensure the completing such bat- in the secured teries in the shortest time practicable, when they, or either of manner, &c. them, in the opinion of the president, may be required for the public service, and the president is further authorized to cause the block to be completed and kept in the best state of preservation, the ship near Now block ship now on the stocks near New Orleans.
completed, $ 4. That the moneys appropriated by this act shall not be &c. transferred to any other object of expenditure, nor shall any part propriated by thereof be carried to the fund denominated the “surplus fund.” this act not to (Approved, April 29, 1816.]
to any other
objeci, &c. An act regulating the currency within the United States, of the gold coins of Vol. ii. p. Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain, and the crowns of France, and five franc pieces. 1746.
$1. Be it enacted, &c. That, from the passage of this act, and the gold and for three years thereafter, and no longer, the following gold and silver coins silver coins shall pass current as money within the United States, pass current, and be a legal tender for the payment of all debts and demands, tender
, at me at the several and respective rates following, and not otherwise, rates specifividelicet : the gold coins of Great Britain and Portugal, of their ed until the
29th of April, present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every se- 1819. venty-seven grains, or eighty-eight cents and eight ninths per pennyweight: the gold coins of France, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven and a half grains, or eighty-seven and a quarter cents per penny. weight: the gold coins of Spain, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-eight and a half grains, or eighty-four cents per pennyweight : the crowns of France, at the rate of one hundred and seventeen cents and six tenths per ounce, or one hundred and ten cents for each crown weighing eighteen pennyweights and seventeen grains ; the five franc pieces, at the rate of one hundred and sixteen cents per ounce, or ninety-three cents and three mills for each five franc piece, weighing sixteen penny- Vol. iii. p. weights and two grains.
$ 2. That it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury The secretary to cause assays of the foregoing gold and silver coins, made cur- of the treasury rent by this act, to be had at the mint of the United States, at says to be least once in every year; and to make report of the result there- made of the
gold and silver of to congress. (Approved, April 29, 1816.)
Chap. 140. An act supplementary to an act making alterations in the treasury and war Expired.
departments, passed the 8th day of May, 1792. $1. Be it enacted, fc. That there shall be appointed by the An additional president of the United States, by and with the advice and con- the war de. sent of the senate, an additional accountant of the department partment to be of war, whose duty it shall be to adjust and settle all the ac- the president counts in that department, existing at the conclusion of the late and senate,
&c. war and are now unsettled. In the execution of this duty he shall conform to the regulations which govern the accountant of conform to rethe war department, and shall receive the same compensation for Wol.ii. p. his services, and be entitled to the same privileges of franking. 1630,
8807 dolls. ap- $ 2. That, for defraying the expenses of clerks to be employpropriated for ed under his direction, and for the payment of his salary, the for clerk hiro. sum of eight thousand eight hundred and seven dollars is hereby
appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
§ 3. That this act shall continue in force for one year from the passing thereof, and to the end of the next session of congress thereaster, and no longer. [Approved, April 29, 1816.)
This act to continue in force a year, &c.
CHAP. 141. An act to establish a land district in Illinois territory, north of the district of
base line in
form a new
Public lands 8 1. Be it enacted, &c. That so much of the public lands of heretofore in the district of the United States, heretofore included within the land district of Kaskaskia, Kaskaskia, and lying north of the base line in the Illinois terrinorth of iho tory, shall form a new land district for the disposal of the said
lands, and for which purpose a land office shall be established Illinois, to
at Edwardsville, Madison county, under the direction of the reland district, gister of the land office and receiver of public moneys to be Register and appointed for that purpose, who shall reside at the place, give receivede do bo security in the same manner and in the same.sums, and whose appointed, &
compensation, emoluments, duties, and authority, shall, in every respect, be the same, in relation to the lands which shall be disposed of at their office, as are, or may be, by law, provided in relation to the registers and receivers of public moneys in the several offices established for the disposal of the lands of the
United States northwest of the river Ohio. Lands to be disposed of as
$ 2. That the said lands shall be disposed of in the same in the Kaskas- manner, and on the same terms and conditions, as are, or may provided, &c. be, provided, by law, for the sale of public lands in the district
of Kaskaskia : Provided, That no tract of land, excepted from
of arms at Springfield and Harper's Ferry. S0 dolls. per
$ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That, in addition to the pay and rations, month and a ration per day,
as at present fixed, of the superintendents of the manufactories additional, toʻ' of arms at Springfield and Harper's Ferry, they shall receive tendents of thirty dollars per month and one ration per day. (Approved, ,
April 29, 1816.)
territories of Illinois and Missouri. A surveyor or $1. Be it enacted, &c. That a surveyor of the lands of the
United States, in the territories of Illinois and Missouri, shall be Missouri to be appointed, whose duty it shall be to engage a sufficient number appointed,
of skilful surveyors, as his deputies, and to cause so much of gage deputies, the land above mentioned, as the president of the United States and performa shall direct, and to which the titles of the Indian tribes have to those of the been extinguished, to be surveyed and divided in the manner, Surveyor gen, and to do and perform all such other acts in relation to such
lands, as the surveyor general is authorized and directed to do, The surveyor
in relation to the same, or the lands lying northwest of the river 1o cause_lands Ohio: and it shall also be the duty of the surveyor to cause to
the lands in Illinois and
who is to en
com- pensation of
be surveyed the lands in the said territories, the claims to which to which have been, or hereafter may be, confirmed by any act of con- confirmed to gress, which have not already been surveyed according to law; be surveyed. and generally to do and perform all and singular the duties re- To transmit to quired by law to be performed by the principal deputy surveyor the registers, for the territory of Missouri; and shall transmit, to the registers of the land offices within the said territories, respectively, general and particular plats of all the lands surveyed, or to be surveyed, and shall also forward copies of said plats to the commissioner Copies of of the general land office ; fix the compensation of the deputy commissioner, surveyors, chain carriers, and axe men : Provided, That the &c.
Proviso; the whole expense of surveying and marking the lines shall not ex- whole ex. ceed three dollars for every mile that shall be run, surveyed, and pense, &c. not
dollars a mile. § 2. That the surveyor of the lands of the United States, ap- Annual coinpointed in pursuance of this act, shall be allowed an annua
the surveyor, pensation of one thousand dollars, and shall be entitled to re- 1000 dolls. ceive, from individuals, the following fees ; that is to say: for Free from inrecording the surveys executed by any of the deputies, at the rate of twenty-five cents for every mile of the boundary line of such survey ; and for a certified copy of a plat of a survey in his office, twenty-five cents; and that all the plats of surveys, and All plats of all other papers and documents pertaining, or which did pertain, pers, to the office of the surveyor general, under the Spanish govern- former sur, ment, within the limits of the territory of Missouri, or to the yeyors, to be office of principal deputy surveyor for said territory, or per- the surveyors taining to the office of surveyor general, or to any office under this act. heretofore established or authorized for the purpose of executing or recording surveys of lands within the limits of the territories of Missouri and Illinois, shall be delivered to the surveyors of the lands of the United States authorized to be appointed by this act; and any plat of survey, duly certified by the said sur- Certified plats veyor, shall be admitted aséevidence in any of the courts of the be admitted as United States or territories thereof.
§ 3. That so much of the act, entitled “ An act extending the Part of the act powers of the surveyor general to the territory of Louisiana, and extending the for other purposes,” passed February twenty-eight, one thous- surveyor and eight hundred and six, as provides for the appointment of a Louisiana, principal deputy surveyor, and so much of any act of congress and any act [heretofore] passed, as is repugnant to, or inconsistent with, any this act, reprovision of this act, be, and the same is hereby, repealed. [Ap
Vol. ä. p. 986. proved, April 29, 1816.] CHAP. 153. An act providing for the sale of certain lands in the state of Ohio, formerly sot
apart for refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia. $1. Be it enacted, &c. 'That such part of the tract of land which Such part of was set apart for refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia, by the land set apart act of congress, passed the eighteenth day of February, one for refugees thousand eight hundred and one, entitled “ An act regulating the and Nova grants of land appropriated for the refugees from the British Scotia, at
tached to the provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia," which has not been lo- district of cated by the said refugees, shall be attached to, and made a Vol. i.p.811. part of, the land district of Chillicothe ; and the said unlocated