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438 NINTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 34. 1807, Act of April by the commissioners appointed for the purpose of exqmining the claims 21blS9g·°h·43‘; of persons claiming lands in the district of Detroit, m favour of such com?;:,;?:;,,; claimants, as entered in the transcript of decisions which have been in t‘av¤u_r¤f1¤rrd transmitted by the said commissioners, to the Secretary of the Treasury,

_;:§"°;‘é°°*s€s> according to law, be, and the same are hereby 00Hfll'm€d.

pe;;:ns'in 0c_ Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That to every person or persons oupation ofland in the actual possession, occupancy, and improvement, of amy tract or “‘ M'°l"€?'“= F° parcel of land, in his; her, or their own right, at the time of the passing which Indian ti- . . . - · · - th, ha, bw, 6X_ of this act, within that part of the territory of Michigan, to which the tinguishsd,con. Indian title has been extinguished, and which said tractor parcel of fl"“°d “‘ *h““’ land was settled, occupied and improved, by him, her, or them, prior to titles as of - Bmw, Oymhcp and on the first day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. itance, in fee six, or by some other person or persons, under whom hc, she, or they ’""Pl°· hold or claim the right to the occupancy, or possession thereof, and which said occupancy or possession has been continued to the time of the passing of this act; the said tract or parcel of land thus possessed, occupied, and improved, shall be granted, and such occupant or occu- _ pants shall be confirmed in the title to the same, as am estate of inherit- P"°"'“°· ance, in fee simple: Provided however, that no other claims shall be confirmed, by virtue of this suction, than such as have been entered with the register of the 1und·o{Hcc of Detroit, within the time, und in the manner provided by law, and by the commissioners aforesaid, have been inserted in their report, transmitted as aforesaid ; nor shall more than one tract or parcel of land be thus granted to any one person, and the same shall not contain more than the quantity clzumed, nor more Pr¤viS¤- than six hundred and forty acres: And provided also, that the same shall not extend to any tract heretofore reserved, or which may by the President of the United States, be set aside for public uses, in the town of Detroit and its vicinity, or on the island of Michilimuckinac. tryqrctnry of Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the territory

 of Michigan, together with the register and receiver of public monies

,cm,,;{0pp,,b_ of the land-oflicc of Detroit, shall be commissioners for the purpose of lic monies or ascertaining and deciding on the rights of persons claiming the benefit.

 of this uct: and the said commissioners shall, previous to entering on

c0m,,,,SsK§,,c`,S the duties of their appointment, respectively tuke and subscribe the folfor o1mms,&.u. lowing oath or uflirmattion, before some person qualified to administer Their cam of the same: I du solemnly svvcur (or affirm) that I will impuromee. tially exercise and discharge the duties imposed upon me, by an aut of Concrress, intituled "An act re ulatin the rants of land in the terri- ¤ . . ,, . g g g . . . tory of Michigan. And it shall be the duty of the szud commissioners to meet at the town of Detroit, on or before the first day of July next, and they shall not adjourn to any other place, or for any longer time, An act making provision for the disposal ot" the pmiic lands in the Indiana territory, and For other purposes, March 26, 1804, chap. 35, sec. 2, &c. An act supplementary to the act entitled, “An act making provision for the disposal of the public lands in the Indiana territory, and for other purp0ses,” Mztroh 3, 1805, chap. 43, scc. 6. An not for the ndjustment of titles to land in the town of Detroit and territory of Michigan, and for other purposes, April 21, 1806, chop. 43. An not supplemental to " an act regulating the grants of land in the territory of Michigan," April 26, 1808 chap. 7. " Ari act to authorize the granting patents for lands according to the surveys that have been made, and to grunt donation rights to certain claimants of land in the district of Detroit, and for other purposes, April 23, 1Sl2, chop. 62. An act allowing further time For entering donation rights to lands in the district of Detroit, March 3, 1817, chap. 99. An act to revive the powers of the commissioners for ascertaining and deciding on claims to land at Grccn Buy and Prairie des Cheins, in the territory of Michigan, May ll, 1820, chap. 84. An act to revive and continue in force, certain acts for the adjustment of land claims in the territory of Michigan, February 21, 1823, chap. 10. An act to confirm certain claims to lands in the territory ol`Michigan, April 17, 1828, chap. 12. 18.:31 nit to Establish a land-office in the territory of Michigan, and for other purposes, February 19, C (ll), . Ari act supplementary to " an act to provide for the adjustment of titles to land in the town of Detroit and territory of Michigan, and for other purposes,” passed April 21, 1826, August 29, 1842, chap. 260.