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EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 38. 1804. 289 tained shall not be construed to make null and void any bona fide grant, Grams to acmade agreeably to the laws, usages and customs of the Spanish govern- *““l “§“l“" °‘* ment to an actual settler on the lands so granted, for himself, and for °°Pt° ' his wife and family; or to make null and void any bona tide act or proceeding done by an actual settler agreeably to the laws, usages and customs of the Spanish government, to obtain a grant for lands actually settled on by the person or persons claiming title thereto, if such settlement in either case was actually made prior to the twentieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and three: And provided further, Pr¤*i=¤· that such grant shall not secure to the grantee or his assigns more than one mile square of land, together with such other and further quantity L*m“¤“°¤ °f as heretofore hath been allowed for the wife and family of such actual °°°h gum" settler, agreeably to the laws, usages and customs of the Spanish government. And that if any citizen of the United States, or other person, shall make a settlement on any lands belonging to the United States, within the limits of Louisiana, or shall survey, or attempt to survey, Prohibition of such lands, or to designate boundaries by marking trees, or otherwise, ¤:“l°m§¤*°f°g such offender shall, on conviction thereof in any court of record of the @:,,:3 QL; ° United States, or the territories of the United States, forfeit a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, and suffer imprisonment not exceeding twelve months; and it shall, moreover, be lawful for the President of the United States to employ such military force as he may judge necessary to remove from lands belonging to the United States any such citizen or other person, who shall attempt a settlement. thereon. Sec. 15. The President of the United States is hereby authorized to P{¤¤i<1¤¤t ¤¤· stipulate with any Indian tribes owning lands on the east side of the Mississippi, and residing thereon, for an exchange of lands, the property agreement, wm, of the United States, on the west side of the Mississippi, in case the the indian _ said tribes shall remove and settle thereon; but in such stipulation, the gggfzn Q,:":"'? said tribes shall acknowledge themselves to be under the protection of egg; ,;,49 of the the United States, and shall agree that they will not hold any treaty with Mi¤¤i¤¤im>i- any foreign power, individual state, or with the individuals of any state or power ; and that they will not sell or dispose of the said lands, or any part thereof, to any sovereign power, except the United States, nor to the subjects or citizens of any other sovereign power, nor to the citizens of the United States. And in order to maintain peace and tranquillity with the Indian tribes who reside within the limits of Louisiana, as gu£}Q§;‘;':,;° ceded by France to the United States, the act of Congress, passed on and to presirrve the thirtieth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and two, inti- peace ¤¤ the tuled "An act. to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, E132T2E2x;;;?: and to preserve peace on the frontiers," is hereby extended to the terri- tory ceded by tories erected and established by this act; and the sum of fifteen thou- E=%¤¤¤ W the sand dollars of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated by IX;°td°%t;i[;Tch law, is hereby appropriated to enable the President of the United States 30, 1802, ch. 1a. to effect the object expressed in this section. _ _ _ Sec. 16. The act, passed on the thirty-first day of October, one thou- fL¤m¤*¤¤°3¤3]f sand eight hundred and three, intituled “An act to enable the President Zcxfsgzggmenf of the United States to take possession of the territories ceded by ofthis net. France to the United States, by the treaty concluded at Paris, on the b A; ¤1*g&¢'¤¤· thirtieth day of April last, and for the temporary government thereot]" cgp ’ ’ shall continue in force until the first day of October next, any thing _ This set to be therein to the contrary notwithstanding; on which said tirst day of Octo- ;*;tf*;*;$>°0:;b*l¤r° ber, this act shall commence, and have full force, and shall continue In ,804, md ,0 ° ’ force for and during the term of one year, and to the end of the next continue for one session of Congress which may happen thereafter. 7****- Approved, March 26, 1804. Ver., Il.-"}? 2 B