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1828. from Dayton to Lake Erie, hy the Maumee route, a quantity for the purpose of of land, equal to one half of five sections in width, on each side Didierge said State of said Caval, between Dayton and the Maumee river, at the Miami Canal from mouth of the Anglaize, so far as the same sball be located Erie by the Mau- through the public land, and reserving each alternate section

of the land unsold to the United States, to be selected by the Commiseioner of the General Land Office, under the direction of the President of the United States; and which land, so reserved to the United States, shall not be sold for less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre. The said land, hereby granted to the State of Ohio, to be subject to the disposal of the

Legislature of said State, for the purpose aforesaid, and no Proviso; Canal other: Provided, That said canal, when completed, shall be, when completed, w be a public

and forever remain, a public highway, for the use of the Goass of the U. se veroment of the United States, free from any toll or other

charge, whatever, for any property of the United States, or

persons in their service, passing through the same : And Pro. Proviso; Canal to

vided, also, That the extension of the said Miami canal shall commenced be commenced within tive years, and completed within twenty within five, and

years, or tbe State shall be bound to pay to the United States twenty years, &c.

the amount of any lands previously sold; and that the title to

purchasers, under the State, shall be valid. Duty of the Gov

Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That 80 soon as the route ernor when the of said caval shall be located, and agreed on by said State, it 1 is located. shall be the duty of the Governor thereof, or such other per

son or persons as may bave been, or shall hereafter be, authorized to superintend the construction of said canal, to examine and ascertain the particular lands to which the said State will be entitled under the provisions of this act, and report the same to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United

States. Legislature to

Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That the State of Ohio, have power to sell: under the authority of the Legislature thereof, after the selection be made. tion shall have been so made, as aforesaid, shall have power to

selland convey the whole, or any part of said land, and to give a title, in fee simple, therefor to the purchaser thereof.

Sect. 4. And be it further enacted, That the State of Indiana veya her to the be, and hereby is, authorized to couve and relinquish to the Sute of Ohio, all State of Ohio, upon such terms as may be agreed upon by said granted to maid States, all the right and interest granted to the State of ad Mareb, 1837. Indiana, to any lands within the limits of the State of Ohio, by

an act, entitled “ An act to grant a certain quantity of land to the State of Indiana, for the purpose of aiding said State in

opening a canal, to connect the waters of Wabash river witb See Vol 1,. po those of Lake Erie,"

,99* approved on the second of March, one $85.)

thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven; the State of Ohio to hold said land on the same conditions upon which it was

granted to the State of ludiana, by the act aforesaid. 500,000 hores of

Sect. 5. And be it futher enacted, That there be, and here. by the ul. so wired by is, granted to the State of Ohio five hundred thousand acres

State of Indiana authorized

the purpose of suiding the State of

canals.

seven years from the app

of the lands owned by the United States, within the said State, 1898, to be selected as hereinafter directed, for the purpose of aid- in said Suat to be ing the State of Ohio in the payment of the debt, or the in after directed, for terest thereon, which has heretofore been, or which may bere after be, contracted by said State, in the construction oi the Ohm in the past canals within the same, undertaken under the authority of the in construction of laws of said State, now in force, or that may hereafter be enacted, for the extension of canals now making; which land, when selected, shall be disposed of by the Legislature of Ohio, for that purpose, and no other: Provided, The said canals. Prviso; canals, when completed or used, shall be, and forever remain public to be a public highways, for the use of the Government of the United States, les heures de bou. The free from any toll or charge whatever, for any property of the United States' or persons in their service passing along the same: And provided further, That the said canals, already proviso: aid cancommenced, shall be completed in seven years from the ap menced.to be com proval of this act; otherwise the State of Ohio sball stand pleted, in bound to pay over to the United States the amount which proval of this act. any lands, sold by her, within that time, may, have brought; but the validity of the titles derived from the State by such sales, shall not be affected by that failure.

Sect. 6. And be it further enacted. That the selection of the The selection land graoted by the fifth section of this act, may be made under by sth section of the authority, and by the direction of the Governor of the State act, to be made by of Ohio, of any lands belonging to the United States within Ohio. said State, which may at the time of selection be subject to entry at private sale, and within two years from the approval of this act: Provided. That, in the selection of the lands here. Proviso ; no lands by granted, no lands shall be comprehended which have been which have been reserved for the use of the United States, as alternate sections, in the grants hitherto made, or which may be made during the present session of Congress, of lands within the said State, for roads and canals : And provided, That all lands so selected Proviso; lande so sball, by the Governor of said State, be reported to the office ernor to be report of the Register of the district in which the land lies, and no the Register in lands shall be deemed to be so selected, 'till such report be made, and the lands so selected shall be granted by the United States to the State of Ohio.

Sect. 7. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take Act to take effects effect, Provided, The Legislature of Ohio, at the first session peature of onio thereof, hereafter to commerce, shall express the assent of the assent of the state State to the several provisions and conditions hereof: and un- vision and condition less such expression of assent be made, this act shall be wholly tions hereof, &c. inoperative, except so far as to authorize the Governor of Obio to proceed in causing selection of said land to be made, previous to the said next session of the Legislature.

Sect. 8. And be it further enacted, That each head of a fam. Each head of ily, widow or single man, over the age of twenty one years the age o ziyan actually settled on that part of the Territory of Arkansas. which by se tamo which, by the first article of the treaty between the United ele of Treaty, be

reserved for the use of the U. S. &c.

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1828. States and the Cherokee Indians, west of the Mississippi, ratiand the Cherokers tied the twenty-third day of May, one thousand eight hundred ipherained by and twenty-eight,* has ceased to be a part of said Territory, as of 23d, ay who shall remove from such settlement according to the proto enter with the visions of that treaty, shall be authorized to enter with the proquamut not is per Register of the Land Office in Arkansas, a quantity not ex. ter sections of ceeding two quarter sections of land, on any of the public lands (Se Appendix,

in that Territory, the sale of which is authorized by law, and post.] in conformity with the lines of the public surveys, at any time

within two years from the passage of this act; and upon pre-
senting the certificate of such evtry to the Secretary of the
Tre' sury, a patent shall be issned to such settler, or to his, her
on their heirs, for the lands so entered, as a donation from the
United States, as an indemnity for the improvements and losses
of such settler under the aforesaid treaty.

Sect. 9. And be it further enacted. T at the Register and erkeimung onek Receiver of the Land Office, to which application may be actua! ttlement inade to enter auch lands, shall be authorized to take the proremoval, &c.

per testimony of such actual settlement and subsequent remo-
val, as in cases of pre-einptions heretofore granted to actual
settlers, for which a reasonable compensation shall be made to
such Registers and Receivers, by the United States.

[.Approved, 24 May, 1528.]

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CHAP. 101. An ACT to revive and continue in force an act, entitled “An Act

to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds, received in the [+See vol. 4, page Revolutionary war.”+ $1.)

[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Flouse of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Act of 10th April, That the act, entitled “An act to provide for persons who force for the term were disabled by known wounds, received in the revolution

ary war,"I passed on the tenth day of April, one thousand 31.)

eight hundred and six, and limited as in said act declared, to
the term of six years, and afterwards revived and continued
in force for and during the term of six years, by an act, enti.
tled "An act to revive and continue in force “An act to pro-

vide for persons who were disabled by known wounds, received [ISee vol. 4, page in the revolutionary war, and for other purposes,”į passed on 421.)

the twenty-fifth of April, in the year one thousand eight hun.
dred and twelve, and afterwards revived and continued in
force for the term of one year, by an act, entitled “An act
to revive and continue in force an act, entitled 'An act to pro-

vide for persons who were disabled by known wounds, receive see vol. 6, page ed in the revolutionary war,'|| passed on the fifteenth day of 525.7

May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and
further revived and continued in force for the term of six years,
by an act, entitled -An act to revive and continue in force
an act, entitled 'An act to provide for persons who were disa.

525.)

construed to repeal or inake void

bled by known wounds, received in the revolutionary war," 1828. passed on the fourth day of February, in the year one thousand

(*See vol.7,p. 10.1 eight hundred and twenty two, shall be, and the said act is here. by revived and continued in full force and effect for and during the term of six years from and after the passing of this act, and from thence unto the end of the next session of Congress : Provided, That any

evidence which has been taken to support Proviso; evidence any claim of any person disabled in the revolutionary war. Ca in under het 'n under the authority of the act of the fifteenth of May, one thou hast day 1520. to fand eight hundred and twenty, reviving and continuingin force the Secretary or for one year "An act to provide for persons who were disabled hy known wounds, received in the revolutionary war,'t shall itsee Vol 6, p be received and acted upon by the Secretary of War, in the same manner as if said act was still in force, and had not expired: And provided, also, That this act, and any thing contain- proviso; any ed in the aci hereby revived and continued in force, shall not be this act not to be construed to repeal or make void the fourth section of an act, entitled "An act concerning invalid pensions,"I passed the the set helection of third of March, one thousand eight hundred nineteen; and the imati dan Pensions said fourth section of the said last mentioned act shall be, and isce vol. 6, page the same is hereby declared to be, and to continue to be in 128.] full force and effect; any thing in the said act hereby revived and continued in force to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That the right any per- Night of any per: son bas, or hereafter may acquire, to receive a pension in vir seunston, invece tue of any law of the United States, shall be construed to com- u.s.Shu be come mence at the time of completing his testimony, pursuant to the strued, &c. act hereby revived and continued in force.

Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That the agents for the Agents for the payment of pensions to invalid pensioners of the United States, sans shall in future be required to give bonds, with two or more sure. quired to give ties, to be approved by the Secretary of the Department of bonds. War, in such penalty as he shall direct for the faithful discharge of the duties confided to them, respectively.

[ Approved, 24 May, 1828.}

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CHAP. 102. An ACT to incorporate the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph and

the Sisters of the Visitation of Georgelown, in the District of Columbia.

(Sect. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenlalives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Mary Augustine Decount, Elizabeth Boyle, Jane Smith, Mary Angustine Rosetta White, Margaret George, Bridget Ferrell, Francis Bach Boyle, and Jourdan, Ann Gruber, Adele Salva, Sarah Thompson, Maribers, to become garet Felicita Brady, Scholastica Bearns, Julia Shirk, Louisa of Saint Joseph, Roger, Martha Dadisman, Mary Joseph Rivell, Mary Agnes b. c. O'Conner, Mary Clare Shirly, Mary Paul Douglas, Eliza Martina Butcher, Eugina Clarke, Jane Boyle, Rosetta Tyler,

Eliza Matthews,
Abce Lalor, and

1828. Mary Love, Ann Collins, Mary McGinnis, Elizabeth Dellow,

Rachael Green, Ann Elizabeth Corbey, Mary Maria Sexton, James Regina Smith, Helena Elder, Catharine Stigers, Ann Frances Richardson, Ann Magdaline Shirly, Maria Moller, Ann Parsons, Rebecca Gough, Ellen Piggot, Margaret Shan. non, Mary Green, Mary Delene, Ellen Timmons, Mary Hard. ing, Mary Ann Fagan, Eliza Susan Knot, Margaret Brady, Mary Frances Boarman, Aon Dorsey, Eliza Magner, Barbara Marlo, Mary Gibson, Lydia Dix, Mary Twyger, Eliza Smith, Bridget Gibson, Ellen Hughes, Ann Wickhain, Elizabeth Graver, Mary Councel, and their successors bereafter to be. come Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph, according to the rules and regulations, that have been, or may hereafter be, establisbed by their association be, and they are hereby made, declared and constituted a corporation or body politic, in law and in fact, to bave continuance forever, by the name, style and title of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph.

Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That Eliza Matthews, others to becoine Alice Lalor, Harriet Brent, Mary Neale, Elizabeth Neale, tation of George Margaret Marshal, Ann Combes, Louisa Jones, Jane Neale, town, D. C.

Ann Wight, Elizabeth Clarke, Loyiga Queen, Jane C. Neale, Mary Ann Boarman, Grace Turner, Mary Cummins, Eleanor Miles, Mary Olivia Neale, Ann Diggs, Catharine Corish, Lucretia Ford, Mary Caroline Neale, Mary King, Johanna Barry, Mary E. Neale, Margaret Cooper, Sarab Cooper, Margaret Dent, Elizabeth Wieeman, Jerusba Barber, Elizabeth Lancaster, Matilda Flanagan, Mary Brooks, Margaret King, Rebecca Harrison, Laura Bevaps, Williamioa Jones, Susan Duke, Catharine Murry, Eleanor Corcoran, Bridget Lynch, Margaret C'Conner, Elizabeth Myers, Catharine Wade, and Ann French, and their successors bereafter to become Sisters of the Visitation, according to the rules and regulations that bave been, or may bereafter be, established by their association, be, and they are hereby made, declared and constituted a corporation or body politic, in law and in fact, to have continuance forever, by the name, style and title af the Sisters of the Visitation.

Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That all and singular the queathed to either lands, houses, tenements, rents, legacies, annuities, rights, procharity of Saint perty, privileges, goods, and chattles, heretofore given, granted, are the visitation devised or bequeathed to either the said Sisters of Charity of ested in and out on Saint Joseph, or Sisters of the Visitation, or to any individual of spectively. Corporations, to either, or to any person or persons for the use of either of

said societies, or that have been purchased for or on account of the same, be, and they are hereby, vested in and confirmed to the said Corporations respectively, and that they may severally purchase, take, receive, and apply to the uses of their associations, according to the rules and regulations that they may respectively establish, from time to time, for the management of the concerns of their societies, any lands, tenements,

Lands, bouses, tenements,&c. be

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