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that the grantee, therein named, or the person under whom such grantee claims, was originally entitled to such bounty land : and every person entitled to said lands, and thus applying, shall thereupon be entitled
to receive a patent in the manner prescribed by law. Uniocated
Sec. 3. Such part of the abovementioned reserved claims and surveys, not territory, as shall not have been located, and those made and re. tracts of land, within that part of the said territory to turned in which the Indian title has been extinguished, the surtime, barred.
vey's whereof shall not have been returned to the se. cretary of war, within the time and times prescribed by this act, shall thenceforth be released from any claim or claims for such bounty lands, and shall be disposed of in conformity with the provisions of the act, entitled “ An act in addition to, and modifica. tion of, the propositions contained in the act, entitled, • An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory, north-west of the river Ohio, to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union, on an equal foot. ing with the original states, and for other purposes."
1X. 66. Sec. 1. The officers and soldiers of the Virginia 2d March,
line on continental establishment, their heirs or as1807. A further signs, entitled to bounty lands, within the tract retime allowed served by Virginia, between the little Miami and for complet. Sciota rivers, for satisfying the legal bounties to her and returning officers and soldiers upon continental establishment, surveys.
shall be allowed a further time of three years, from the twenty-third of March next, to complete their locations, and a further time of five years from the said twenty-third of March next, to return their surveys and warrants, or certified copies of warrants, to the office of the secretary of the war department, any thing in the act, entitled *“ An act to ascertain the boundary of the lands reserved by the state of Virginia, north-west 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," to the contrary notwithstanding: Pro
* The next preceding act, of 23 March, 1804:
vided, That no locations, as aforesaid, within the Proviso.
Sec. 2. The secretary of the treasury is hereby au. Secretary of thorised to obtain copies of all the locations and sur
to cause a geveys, which have been or may be made within the neral and conabovementioned tract, and to cause to be run or sur- nected plat to veyed, as many straight lines across the same, as he be made of may deem necessary,
not exceeding three : and from surveys, &c. these, and such other documents as may be obtained, to cause to be made a general connected plat of all the lands located and surveyed within the same; a Copies therecopy of which shall be deposited in the war depart. of, how to be
disposed of. ment, and another copy shall be laid before Congress, together with an estimate of the surplus which may remain, after satisfying the bounties abovementioned. And the expenses, incurred in surveying the lines Expense, and obtaining the copies aforesaid, and in preparing ed.
how defraythe general plat abovementioned, shall be defrayed out of the monies appropriated for completing the surveys of the public lands, north-west of the river Ohio.
Sec. 1. Any officer or soldier of the Virginia line, IX. 76. on continental establishment, or his legal representa- 1807.
30 March, tives, to whom a land warrant has issued, by virtue of Persons enany resolution of the legislature of Virginia, as a titled to lands bounty for services, which, by the laws of Virginia, by laws of passed prior to the cession of the north-western ter- who have re
Virginia, and ritory to the United States, entitled such officer or ceived war. soldier to bounty lands, shall, if the said warrant has rants, by virbeen or shall be located within three years, from the
tue of any re
solution, may twenty-third of March next, and a survey thereor has locate the been or shall be, within five years from the said twen, same and obty-third of March next, returned to the office of the tain patents. secretary of war, obtain a patent for the same, in the same manner and on he same conditions, as patents
are obtained for lands located and surveyed on other
warrants of the officers and soldiers of the Virginia Proviso.
line, un continental establishment: Provided, That no patent shall be obtained on such resolution war. rant, unless there is produced to the secretary of war satisfactory evidence, that such warrant was granted for services, which, by the laws of Virginia, passed prior to the cession of the north-western territory, would have entitled such officer or soldier, his heirs or assigns, to bounty lands, and also a certificate of the register of the land office of Virginia, that no other warrant has issued from the said land office for the
same services. Patents not Sec. 2. No patent shall be issued, by virtue of the to issue for a preceding section, for a greater quantity of land, than greater quan- the rank or term of service of the officer or soldier, to than the laws whom or to whose legal representatives such resoluof Virginia tion warrant has been granted, would have entitled entitled the
him to, under the aforesaid laws of Virginia; and person performing the whenever it appears to the secretary of war, that the service to. survey or surveys, made by virtue of any resolution Surveyş may warrant, is for a greater quantity of land, than the be with drawn where
officer or soldier is entitled to for his services, the semade for too cretary of war shall certify, on the said survey or sur. much land, veys, the amount of such surplus quantity, and the and re-sur
officer or soldier, his heirs or assigns, shall have leave veys made, &c. to withdraw his survey from the office of the secreta
ry of war, and re-survey his location, excluding such
such re-survey, as in other cases.
Sec. 1. The officers and soldiers of the Virginia 16th March, line, on continental establishment, their heirs or as. 1810.
signs, entitled to bounty lands, within the tract reFurther time allowed for
served by Virginia, between the little Miami and locations and Sciota rivers, for satisfying the legal bounties to her surveys in the officers and soldiers, upon continental establishment, Virginia re.
shall be allowed a further term of five years, from and served tract.
after the passage of this act, to obtain warrants and complete their locations, and a further term of seven years, from and after the passage of this act, as afore. said, to return their surveys and warrants, or certified copies of warrants, to the office of the secretary of the war department, any thing in any former act to the contrary notwithstanding : Provided, That no loca. tions, as aforesaid, within the abovementioned tract, shall, after the passing of this act, be made on tracts of land, 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 section, shall be considered as null and void.
(5) Donation to the United Brethren. The towns of Gnadenhutten, Schoenbrun, and Sa- Resolution, lem on the Muskingum, and so much of the lands 20th May, adjoining to the said towns, with the buildings and certain improvements thereon, shall be reserved for the sole towns resery. use of the Christian Indians, who were formerly ed for the settled there, or the remains of that society, as may, the Christian in the judgment of the geographer, be sufficient for Indians, &c. them to cultivate.
Whereas, the United States in Congress assembled, Resolution, have by their ordinance, passed the 20th May, 1785, 1787.
27th July, among other things ordained, that the towns of Gnadenhutten, Schoenbrun, and Salem, on the Muskingum, and so much of the lands adjoining to the said towns, with the buildings and improvements thereon, shall be reserved for the sole use of the Christian Indians, who were formerly settled there, or the remains of that society, as may in the judgment of the geographer be sufficient for them to cultivate ;
Resolved, That the board of treasury except and A certain reserve out of any contract that they may make for quantity of the tract described in the report of the committee, land adjoinwhich on the 23d inst. was referred to the said board
towns, reto take order, a quantity of land around and adjoin- served for ing each of the before mentioned towns, amounting and vested in in the whole to ten thousand acres; and that the pro. Brethren.
the Moravian perty of the said reserved land be vested in the Moravian Brethren, at Bethlehem, in Pennsylvania, or a society of the said Brethren, for civilizing the Indians and promoting Christianity, in trust, and for the
To whose use.
uses expressed as above, in the said ordinance ; including Killbuck and his descendants, and the nephew and descendants of the late captain White Eyes, Delaware chiefs, who have distinguished themselves as friends to the cause of America.
Ordered, that the above be also referred to the board of treasury to take order.
Resolution, Whereas, it has been agreed, that the plat of each 3d Sept.
of the towns should be estimated at 666 2-3 acres, 1788.
so that each town and the reserved land shall make a tract of four thousand acres; and whereas, the rem. nant of the said Christian Indians are desirous of returning to their towns as speedily as possible, and the United Brethren, to facilitate this without loss of time, have offered to advance the expenses of sur. veying the three tracts, on condition they be repaid
either in money or land ; Survey to be Ordered, that the geographer of the United States, made of the survey or cause to be surveyed, as speedily as possible, towns and
without interfering with the business he is sent to adjoining lands. execute, the three tracts of Gnadenhutten, Schoen
brun, and Salem, on the Muskingum, including the reserved land adjoining each of the said towns, and return plats thereof to the board of treasury, that deeds
be issued for the same as is mentioned above.
Sec. 5. The said surveyor.general is hereby reIV. 46. 1st June,
quired, to cause to be surveyed three several tracts 1796. of land, containing four thousand acres each, at Scho.
enbrun, Gnadenhutten, and Salem; being the tracts Three tracts formerly set apart, by an ordinance of Congress of the to be survey: third of September, one thousand seven hundred and ed for society
eighty-eight, for the society of the United Brethren gating the for propagating the gospel among the heathen ; and gospel
to issue a patent or patents for the said three tracts heathen.
to the said society, in trust, for the uses and purposes in the said ordinance set forth.
(6) Donation to A. H. Dohrman. Resolution, And whereas, the claims of the said Arnold Henry 1st October, Dohrman, against the United States, amount to twen. 1787. Preamble.
ty thousand two hundred and seventy seven dollars,