SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS. Szss. II. Ch.69. 1823. 787 claimant shall be confirmed in a quantity not exceeding ten acres: Pro- Proviso. vided, Nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to affect the right, if any such there be, of any other person or persons to the said lots, or any part of `them derived from the United States, or any other source whatever, or as a pledge on the part of the United [Statesj to make good any deficiency occasioned by any other interfering claim or claims. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the The ¤°V¢*¤l surveyor of the public lands of the United States for that district, to cause Lili? b° S"` a survey to be made of the several lots, and to designate on a plat thereof y n the lot confirmed and set apart to each claimant, and forward the same to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall cause patents to be issued in favour of such claimants, as in other cases. Approved, March 3, 1823. —___ Snrurn II. CHAP. LXIX.-dn Act concerning the lands to be granted to the state of Missouri, for the purposes of education, and other public uses. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Certain lands States of America, in Congress assembled, That, in all cases in which tg bgggtgmgj section number sixteen, in any township within the state of Missouri, has $05,, ,-0,. been sold, or otherwise disposed of, it shall be the duty of the register schools. and receiver of the respective land office in whose district such land may lie, so soon after the passage of this act as may be, to select the like quantity of other lands equivalent thereto, from any of the unappropriated lands of the United States in that state, including the residue of such section, where only a part of it has been disposed of, and the value of the residue is not materially diminished by such disposition, andis nearly contiguous to such sixteenth section as may be; and a descriptive entry of such selected lands shall be made on the books of the register, specifying as well the township in which, as that for the use of which, the selection shall have been made; and the lands thus selected and located, are hereby granted to the said state for the use of the inhabitants of the respective townships, for the use of schools, instead of such sixteenth sections so sold or otherwise disposed of _ _ _ _ SH12. And be it further enacted, That, in all cases in which the pxgrgginwlupplxz general assembly of the state of Missouri has selected, or shall hereafter Efmngs. select, a salt spring, for the use of the state, according to the provisions of an act of Congress of the sixth of March, onethousand eight hun- Act 0,.M3wh dred and twenty, and the six sections of unappropriated lands cannot be 6, ,820, ,,h_ gg_ found adjoining to such spring, agreeably to the provisions of said act, the deficiency shall be supplied by the selection of other sections equivalent thereto, and not farther distant than six miles therefrom, of unappropriated lands of the United States in that state, and as nearly adjoining to such spring as may be, shall be subject to the selection of the legislature of the state for the use thereof; and such sections, when so selected and located, are hereby granted according to the provisionsof said act: and authenticated copies of the selections made by the register and receiver, under the provisions of this act, shall be furnished the state, and returns transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury, of the selections now made, and of those to be made, immediately after such selections shall have been made, either by the register and receiver, or by the legislature of the State. Avrkovrzn, March 3, 1823.
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