CHAP. LXIX. – An Act to provide for satisfying claims for bounty lands, for military services in the late war with Great Britain, and for other purposes.
|Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases of warrants for bounty lands for military services in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve with Great Britain, which remain unsatisfied at the date of this act, it shall be lawful for the person in whose name such warrant shall have issued, his heirs or legal representatives, to enter at the proper land office in any of the States or Territories in which the same may lie, the quantity of the public lands subject to private entry to which said person shall be entitled in virtue of such warrant in quarter sections: Provided, Such warrants shall be located within five years from the date of this act.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the terms prescribed for the issuing of warrants by the Secretary of the Department of War, under the act entitled, “An act to allow further time to complete the issuing and locating of military land warrants during the late war,” and under the act entitled “An act to extend the time of issuing military land warrants to the officers and soldiers of the Revolutionary army,” both of which acts were approved January twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, be, and the same are hereby, respectively, renewed and continued in force for the term of five years from and after the date of this act; and all cases which shall not, within the time aforesaid, be finally disposed of, shall be thereafter for ever barred from the benefits of all claim to bounty land for services performed within the spirit and meaning of said acts: Provided, That warrants issued under the provisions of this section may be located as is provided for warrants under the first section of this act: And provided further, That the certificate of location obtained under the provisions of this act, shall not be assignable, but the patent shall in all cases issue in the name of the person originally entitled to the bounty land, or to his heirs or legal representatives.
APPROVED, July 27, 1842.