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SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 41. 1802. 175 Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That until the next general cen- To have one sus shall be taken, the said state shall be entitled to one representative ¥"’P’°s°“‘“jl"?,, in the House of Representatives of the United States. U Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the following propositions be, Pmpositions and the same are hereby offered to the convention of the eastern state °ll"{‘*d l° *h° of the said territory, when formed, for their free acceptance or rejection, cO;]gfFI5if9_ which, if accepted by the convention, shall be obligatory upon the United A States. First, That the section, number sixteen, in every township, and where such section has been sold, granted or disposed of, other lands equivalent thereto, and most contiguous to the same, shall be granted to the inhabitants of such township, for the use of schools. Second, That the six miles reservation, including the salt springs, commonly called the Scioto salt springs, the salt springs near the Muskingum river, and in the military tract, with the sections of land which include the same, shall be granted to the said state for the use of the people thereof, the same to be used under such terms and conditions and regulations as the legislature of the said state shall direct: Provided, the said legislature shall never sell nor lease the same for a longer period than ten years. Third, That one twentieth part of the nett proceeds of the lands lying within the said state sold by Congress, from and after the thirtieth day of June next, after deducting all expenses incident to the same, shall be applied to the laying out and making public roads, leading from the navigable waters emptying into the Atlantic, to the Ohio, to the said state, and through the same, such roads to be laid out under the authority of Congress, with the consent of the several states through which the road shall pass: Provided always, that the three foregoing propositions herein offered, are on the conditions that the convention of the said state shall provide, by an ordinance irrevocable, without the consent of the United States, that every and each tract of land sold by Congress, from and after the thirtieth day of June next, shall be and remain exempt from any tax laid by order or under authority of the state, whether for state, county, township or any other purpose whatever, for the term of five years from and after the day of sale. Approved, April 30, 1802. _i_____ Srxrurz I. CHAP. XLI.—.A’n Act to abolish the Board of Commissioners in the City of PVash- May I> 180% ington ; and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United C‘;mml°€l°;‘“t2 States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the first E3; Slgozts 0 day of June next, the offices of the commissioners appointed in virtue Aetormly 16, of an act passed on the sixteenth day of July in the year seventeen ]79°· °h·2$· hundred and ninety, intituled "An act to establish the temporary and permanent seat of the government of the United States," shall cease and determine; and the said commissioners shall deliver up unto such person as the President shall appoint, in virtue of this act, all plans, Totransferredraughts, books, records, accounts, deeds, grants, contracts, bonds, obli- °g;g:m;‘:,€‘;,°“‘ gations, securities, and other evidences of debt in their possession which P ` relate to the city of WVashington, and the affairs heretofore under their superintendence or care. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the affairs of the city of Asuperimend- Washington, which have heretofore been under the care and superin- "’;ln;’d bg tendence of the said commissioners, shall hereafter be under the direc- fi,.,,,,;,,,,,? tion of a superintendent, to be appointed by, and to be under the control of the President of the United States; and the said superintendent is hereby invested with all powers, and shall hereafter perform all duties