gg EIGHTEENTH CONGRESS. S1zss.I. (Jn.S8. 1824. of the District Washington county, in the Ilistrict of Columbia, shall hereafter com- °f °°1¤*¤b*¤· mance and be held on the third Monday of December, and tim Mm,. day of May, in each year, instead ot_the days now fixed law; and the circuit court for Alexandria county, in said drstr1ct,_on the fourth Monday of November and the second Monday of April, instead of the days now established by law; and that all process whatsoever, now issued, or which may be issued, in the respective counties of W asiungton and Alexandria, in said district, returnable to·the days, respectively, now fixed by law, for each of the said counties, shall be returnable, and returned, on the days prescribed by this act, and all causes, recognisances, pleas, and proceedings, civil, and criminal, returnable to, and depending before, the said courts, at the respective times of holding the same, as heretofore established, shall be returned, and continued, in the same counties respectively, in the same manner as if the said causes, recognisances, pleas, and proceedings, had been regularly returned or continued, to the said respective times appointed by this act for holding the said courts. Approved, May 13, 1824. S1-A·rvr1=: I. -—— May 18, 1824. CHAP. LXXXVIII.-—./En Act to provide for the ezrlingrnlshmevit of the debt due lo
the United States, by the purchasers of public lands.
when uw Ba it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Gifted Eggggfgsiy States of America, in Congress assembled, That, in all cases where the of tile public purchaser, or legal holder, of any certificate of purchase of any of the 1arrds,ii¤¤cb; public lands of the United States, may have obtained a certificate of
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er-eau, imag. March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, entitled "An act for the actofmaroh the relief of the purchasers of public lands, prior to the first day of July, gg ,:’;';,,l2* one thousand eight hundred and twenty," or of the acts supplementary lpwgd to me it thereto, of the twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty- Witb the regis- two, and of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-
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,.,.,;,1.,,,,;;, shall be allowed, at any time prior to the tenth of April, one thousand situated. _ eight hundred and twenty-Eve, to file, with the register of the land office, 20**;;; in the district where such land is situated, a relinquishment, in writing, Act of MQ,,,;, Of any section, half section, quarter section, or legal subdivision of K 3, 1823, eh. 67. fractional section, made according to the provisions of the existing laws, 1£i*‘:;M?;€6> in relation to the survey and sale of the public lands; and any paymétli ’° made, on any tract of land, so relinquished, shall be applied to tht! pH}’- ment of the amount due on any tract retained by said purchaser, or legal holder of u certificate of purchase; which relinquishment shall be allowed only on condition that any such purchaser, or legal holder of a certificate of purchase, relinquish a sufficient quantity of land thereby to complete his or her payments due to the United States, on any lands retained, or pay the balance due, and which may afterwards become due, in money, before or at the time of such relinquishment; and on the payment of such balance in money, there shall be allowed, on the amount so paid, a clecluc» Promo. tion at the rate of thirty-seven and a half per centum: Provided, That nothing herein contained, shall entitle the person making such relinquishment to claim any repayment from the United States, on account Proviso. of any lands so relinquished: And provided further, That nothing herein contplmed shall authorize any discounts upon payments made by relinquis ment. togeagqsgnsp hog?. And belit further enacted, That all purchasers, or légtll cmp1m pm _ rs 0 any certificate of purchase, of any of- the public lands of thté m,,,,, United States, who may have obtained a certificate of further credit, under the provisions of the several acts above mentioned, on making complete payment, previous to the tenth of April, eighteen hundred and