3 March 1803 c. 30 2 Stat. 236

CHAP. XXX. – An Act to revive and continue in force, 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,” and for other purposes.

March 3, 1803.

Act of April 26, 1802, ch. 30, revived and continued in force four weeks.
Act of March 19, 1804, ch. 26.
Act of March 27, 1804, ch. 61.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first section of 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,” approved the twenty-sixth of April, eighteen hundred and two, be, and the same is hereby revived and continued in force until the first day of April next.
1802, ch. 30 SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is authorized, from and after the first day of April next, to issue warrants for military bounty lands to the two hundred and fifty-four persons who have exhibited their claims, and produced satisfactory evidence to substantiate the same to the Secretary of War, in pursuance of the act of the twenty-sixth of April, eighteen hundred and two, 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 to be located.

1800, ch. 13.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the holders or proprietors of the land warrants issued by virtue of the preceding section, 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 fifth 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.”
Land warrants to General La Fayette.

1804, ch. 61, sec. 14.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby authorized to issue land warrants to Major General La Fayette, for eleven thousand five hundred twenty acres, which shall, at his option, be located, surveyed and patented, in conformity with the provisions of 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,” or which may be received acre for acre, in payment for any of the lands of the United States north of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river.
Unappropriated lands within the military tract; how to be surveyed.

Part to be attached to the district of Chillicothe; and for sale.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That all the unappropriated lands within the military tract, shall be surveyed into half sections, in the manner directed by the act intituled “An act to amend the act intituled An act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States in the territory northwest of the Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river;” and that so much of the said lands as lie west of the eleventh range within the said tract, shall be attached to, and made a part of the district of Chilicothe, and be offered for sale at that place, under the same regulations that other lands are within the said district.
Certain tracts for sale.
Where to be offered.
Register and received appointed.
Duties and compensation.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the lands within the said eleventh range, and east of it, within the said military tract, and all the lands north of the Ohio company’s purchase, west of the seven first ranges, and east of the district of Chilicothe, shall be offered for sale at Zanesville, under the direction of a register of the land-office and receiver of public monies to be appointed for that purpose, who shall , reside at that place, and shall perform the same duties and be allowed the same emoluments as are prescribed for and allowed to registers and receivers of the land-offices by law.
Possessors of rights or pre-emption under John Cleves Symmes and others allowed further time of payment.

1801, ch. 23.
1802, ch. 44.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That all persons who have obtained certificates for the right of pre-emption to lands by virtue of two acts, the one intituled “An act giving a right of pre-emption to certain persons who have contracted with John Cleves Symmes, or his associates for lands lying between the Miami rivers in the territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio,” and the other “An act to extend and continue the provisions of the said act, passed on the first day of May, eighteen hundred and two,” and who have not made the first payment therefor, before the first day of January last, shall be allowed until the tenth day of April next to complete the same; and that all persons who have become purchasers of land by virtue of the aforesaid acts, be, and they are hereby allowed until the first day of January, eighteen hundred and five, to make the second instalment; until the first day of January, eighteen hundred and six, to make their third instalment; and until the first day of January, eighteen hundred and seven, to make their fourth and last instalment; any thing in the acts aforesaid, to the contrary notwithstanding.
Land patents how to be obtained when the military warrants are lost or destroyed. SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That where any warrants granted by the state of Virginia, for military services, have been surveyed on the northwest side of the river Ohio, between the Sciota and the little Miami rivers, and the said warrants, or the plats and certificates of survey made thereon, have been lost or destroyed, the persons entitled to the said land may obtain a patent therefor, by producing a certified duplicate of the warrant from the land-office of Virginia, or of the plat and certificate of survey from the office of the surveyor in which the same is recorded, and giving satisfactory proof to the Secretary of War, by his affidavit or otherwise, of the loss or destruction of said warrant, or plat and certificate of survey.
APPROVED, March 3, 1803.
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