Sivut kuvina
PDF
ePub

Sec. 1. From and after the passing of this act, VII. 30. and until the first day of January next, it shall be 26th April, lawful for the holders or proprietors of warrants here. How the holtofore granted in consideration of military services, ders of certain or register's certificates of fifty acres, or more, gran. warrants for ted, or hereafter to be granted agreeable to the third military servi section of an act, intituled “An act in addition to an ter's certitiact, intituled an act regulating the grants of land ap- cates, may repropriated for military services; and for the society gister or lo

cate tbe same. of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel Provision among the heathen,” approved the first day of March with respect one thousand eight hundred, to register and locate to register's the same, in the same manner, and under the same for less than restrictions, as might have been done before the first 100 acres. day of January last: Provided, That persons holding register's certificates for a less quantity than one hun. dred acres, may locate the same on such parts of fractional townships, as shall, for that purpose, be divi. ded by the secretary of the treasury into lots of fifty acres each.

Secretary of Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the secretary of war claims to

warto receive to receive claims to lands for military services, and lands, and for claims for duplicates of warrants issued from his of. duplicates of fice, or from the land office of Virginia, or of plats and warm

suggested to certificates of surveys founded on such warrants, sug. have been gested to have been lost or destroyed, until the first lost: day of January next, and no longer; and immediately Towhat pethereafter, to report the same to Congress, designa. To report the ting the numbers of claims of each description, with same to Conhis opinion thereon.

his opinion.

gress, with

VII. 83. Sec. 1. The first section of an act in addition to 3d March, an act, intituled “ An act in addition to an act regulat

1803.

First section ing the grants of land appropriated for military ser of the act of vices, and for the society of the United Brethren 26th April, for propagating the gospel among the heathen," ap. 1802, proved the twenty sixth of April, eighteen hundred revived and and two, is hereby revived and continued in force force four until the first day of April next.

weeks. Sec. 2. The secretary of war hereby is authorized, Secretary of from and after the first day of April next, to issue land warrants

war to issue warrants for military bounty lands to the two hundred

to persons and fifty four persons who have exhibited their claims, having sub- and produced satisfactory evidence to substantiate the their claims same to the secretary of war, in pursuance of the act of pursuant to the twenty sixth of April eighteen hundred and two, said act. intituled “ An act in addition to an act, intituled, an

act in addition to an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel

among the heathen.' Where such Sec. 3 The holders or proprietors of the land warrants may warrants issued by virtue of the preceding section, be located.

shall and may locate their respective warrants, only, on any unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships and the fractional quarter townships which had been reserved for original holders, by virtue of the Gifth section of an act, intituled *". An act in addition to an act intituled an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen."

VIII. 26. Sec. 1. The act entituled “ An act in addition to 19th March, an act, entituled "An act in addition to an act reguAct of 21st lating the grants of land appropriated for military April, 1802, services, and for the society of the United Brethren revived and for propagating the gospel among the heathen," ap. force till the proved the twenty-sixth day of April, eighteen hun. first April

dred and two, is hereby revived and continued in one thouuand force, until the first day of April, one thousand eight eight hun

hundred and five: Provided however, That the hold. dred and five. Where holda ers or proprietors of warrants or registered certifiers of war- cates, shall and may locate the same, only on any rants or certi- unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships, and the ticates may locate them.

fractional quarter townships, which had been reserved for original holders, by virtue of the fifth section of an act, entituled “ An act in addition to an act, entituled "An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the soci.

ety of the United Brethren for propagating the Not to be lo- gospel among the heathen:" And provided also, cated without That no holder or proprietor of warrants, or register.

Act of 1st March, 1800.

ed certificates, shall be permitted to locate the same endorsement by virtue of this act, unless the secretary of war

of secretary

of war, that shall have made an endorsement on such warrant or no warrant registered certificate, certifying that no warrant bas has been issubeen issued for the same claim to military bounty ed for the

same claim, land, and by virtue of the second section of the act, entituled, " An act to revive and continue in force an by virtue of act in addition to an act, entituled 'An act in acdi. the 2d sec. tion to an act regulating the grants of land appropriat- of the act of ed for military services, and for the society of the 13th of

March, 1803. United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen; and for other purposes," approved the third day of March, eighteen hundred and three.

Sec. 1. The secretary of war hereby is authorised, VIII. 87. from and after the passing of this act, to issue war. 24 March, rants for military bounty lands to the sixty-three per- Sec'y of war sons who have exhibited their claims, and produced authorised to satisfactory evidence to substantiate the same, to the issue warsecretary of war; and also, to such persons as shall

, litary bounty before the first day of April next, produce to him land to cersatisfactory evidence of the validity of their claims, tain persons in pursuance of the act of the twenty-sixth of April, referred to eighteen hundred and two, intituled “ An act in ad. dition to an act, intituled “ An act in addition to an act, regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen."

Sec. 2. The holders or proprietors of the land war. rants issued by virtue of the preceding section, shall and may locate their respective warrants only on any where the unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships, and the foregoing fractional quarter townships which had been reserved warrants may for original holders, by virtue of the fifth section of be located. an act, intituled “ An act in addition to an act, intituled • An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen.'

Sec. 3. The act, intituled “ An act in addition to Act of 26:h an act, intituled · An act in addition to an act, re• Aprit, 1802,

continued in gulating the grants of lands appropriated for military force till the services, and for the society of the United Brethren 1st March, 1806. for propagating the gospel among the heathen," ap.

proved the twenty-sixth day of April, eighteen hun. dred and two, be, and the same is hereby continued in force until the first day of March, eighteen hun. dred and six.

Ty warrants

IX. 26. 15th April,

Sec. 1. The secretary of war be authorised to 1806. issue military land warrants, to such persons as have Time for is- or shall, before the first day of March, one thousand suing and lo. eight hundred and eight, produce to him satisfactory cating milita.

evidence of the validity of their claims ; which war. extended to rants, with those heretofore issued, and not yet satis1st Oct. 1808. fied, shall and may be located in the names of the

holders or proprietors thereof, at any time prior to the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and eight, on any unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships, and the fractional quarter townships reserved by law, for original holders of military land

warrants, So much of Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the surveyor general, the 50 quar. under the direction of the secretary of the treasury, ter townships its have been to cause to be surveyed so much of the fifty quarter located, to be townships, and the fractional quarter townships aforesurveyed in said, as have been or hereafter may be located accorda conformity with loca- ing to law, in conformity with the locations made on tions. the plats of the said quarter townships : Provided,

The whole expense of surveying the same shall not

exceed three dollars for every mile actually surveyed. X. 37. ! The secretary of war be authorised to issue milita21st March,

ry land warrants to such persons as have, or shall, 1808. Time for is.

before the first day of March, one thousand eight suing and lo- hundred and ten, produce to him satisfactory evi. cating milita- dence of the validity of their claims: which war, ry warrants extended to

rants, with those heretofore issued and not yet satis1st Oct. 1810. fied, shall and may be located in the names of the Sec. of war holders or proprietors thereof, prior to the first day

of October, one thousand eight hundred and ten, on land warrants to persons

any unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships, producing and the fractional quarter townships reserved by law satisfactory for original holders of military land warrants. evidence of their claims before the 1st March, 1810. How, when, and where to be located.

may issue

That the secretary of war be authorised to is. XI. 20.

19th Dec: sue military land warrants to such persons as have

1809. or shall, before the first day of March, one thousand Time for is. eight hundred and thirteen, produce to him satisfac- suing and los tory evidence of the validity of their claims ; which cating warwarrants, with those heretofore issued and not yet ed to 1st Oct. satisfied, shall and may be located in the names of 1813. the holders or proprietors thereof, prior to the first Where to be day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thir. located. teen, on any unlocated parts of the fifty quarter town. ships and the fractional quarter townships, reserved by law for original holders of military land warrants.

[ocr errors]

(2.) Bounties to Foreign Deserters. Whereas, the Parliament of Great Britain have thought fit by a late act, not only to invite our troops to desert our service, but to direct a compulsion of our people taken at sea, to serve against their country ; Resolved therefore, That these states will receive all Resolution,

14th August, such foreigners who shall leave the armies of his Bri- 1776. tannic majesty in America, and shall chuse to become 50 acres of members of any of these states; and they shall be pro

land, promistected in the free exercise of their respective religions, ers from the

ed to desertand be invested with the rights, privileges, and im- British army. munities of natives, as established by the laws of these states ; and moreover that this Congress will provide for every such person fifty acres of unappro. priated lands, in some of these states, to be held by him and his heirs in absolute property.

27th August, That this Congress will give to all such of the said 1776. foreign officers, as shall leave the armies of his Bri- and to com

missioned tannic majesty in America, and chuse to become ci. tizens of these states, unappropriated lands, in the missioned offollowing quantities and proportions, to them and ficers, certain their heirs in absolute dominion. To a colonel 1000 quantities. acres, to a lieut. colonel 800 acres, to a major 600 acres, to a captain 400 acres, to a lieut. 300 acres, to an ensign 200 acres ; to every non-commissioned 100 actes, and to every officer or person employed in the said foreign corps, and whose office or employment is not here specifically named in the like propoition to their rank or pay in the said corps.

and non-com

« EdellinenJatka »