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THIRTEENTH CONGRESS. S1¤ss.I1I. Ch. 89. l815. 229 established for the disposal of the other public lands of the United States. Sec. 4. Anal be it further enacted, That the powers vested by law in P°“’°"_ md the surveyor of the lands of the United States,south of the state of Ten- nessee, shall extend over all the public lands of the United States to same as eine; which the Indian title was extinguished by the aforesaid treaty, and the P¤_bll_° l’m_‘l* ir same shall be surveyed in the manner and for the same compensation as llgfxslppl m` other public lands in the Mississippi territory. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United i Sale of the States is hereby authorized, whenever he shall think it proper, to direct 1i,“dS.g1“‘h°t"?' so much of the public lands, lying in the said district, as shall have been ;,,g,;;,i,,,§;r um surveyed in conformity to this act,to be offered for sale. All such lands shall, with the exception of the section numbered sixteen, which shall be reserved in each township for the support of schools within the same, with exception also, of one entire township, to be located by the Secretary of the Treasury, for the use of a seminary of learning, and with the exception of any tracts of land reserved to the Indians by the said treaty, shall be offered to the highest bidder, under the direction of the register and receiver of public moneys of the said land office, on such day or days as shall, by a public proclamation of the President of the United States, be designated for that purpose. The public sales shall remain Sales to rE_ open for three weeks and no longer; and the lands shall be sold fora mujngpgn thm., price not less than that which has been or may be fixed by law, for the Weeks_; thm public lands in the Mississippi territory; and shall, in every other respect, °°“d"'°'”’ S"' be sold in tracts of the same size, on the same terms and conditions, as have been or may be by law provided, for the other public lands in the Mississippi territory. The superintendents of the said public sales shall receive six dollars each, for each day’s attendance on the said sales. All Unsvid lurrds landsother than those reserved as aforesaid, and excepted as above-men- gprjg dyjggjjd tioned, remaining unsold at the closing of the public sales, and which Sale, P had been offered at the said sales, may be disposed of at private sale, by the register of the land office, in the same manner, under the same regulations, for the same price, and on the same terms and conditions, as are or may be provided by law for the sale of the other public lands of the United States in the Mississippi territory. And patents shall be Patents ¤b· obtained for the lands sold in the said district, in the same manner, and igffldnglnfgi on the same terms, as {br other public lands sold in the Mississippi ` territory. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United Appoirgtrnent States shall have power to appoint any or allof the aforesaid commission- ;fs°°‘“‘“‘““’“' ers, during the recess of the Senate. i Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding twenty- _ Appmpria five thousand dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid 3l°"c;°;I‘?§;“Y' out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated for the pur- g p ' pose of carrying this act into effect. Approved, March 3, 1815. i Srarurrz III. CHAP. LXXXlX.——An Act authorizing the purchase if the vessels captured on Marchgiigtili Lake Champlain. [Obsolete, Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United TM British States ry' America, in Congress assembled, 'I`hat the President of the ggjgglgncggpc United States be, and he is hereby authorized to cause to be purchased Champlain to bg the British vessels which were captured on Lake Champlain by the purchased, and American squadron, on the eleventh day of September, in the year :l:i;u;;’g“;m€;; eighteen hundred and fourteen; and the amount of the valuation of such me mW,,, M captured vessels, when duly made and returned to the Navy Department, prize money- shall be distributed as prize money, among the captors or their heirs. Approved, March 3, 1815. U