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728 TWENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. S¤ss.II. Ch. 25. 1845. Somuchof the fourth section of the act entitled "An act to carry into eifect, in the 4*** S°°· °*"!h° States of Alabama and Mississippi, the existing compacts with those 3; z§;;?qw;;s States with regard to the five per cent. fund und the school reservations," ro selecz the as purports to require that a quantity of land, equal to the one thirty- lgpiiggglig sixth part of the lands lying within the State of Alabama, which were the Chickasaw disposed cf; or directed to be disposed of} in and by the treaty between purchase, re- the United States and the Chickasaw Indians, made and concluded at P°°l‘°d· the city of Washington, on the twenty-fourth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, shall be selected, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, within any land district in said State cf Alabama, contiguous to said lands within said State so disposed ol} &,c., by the said Chickasaws, as aforesaid, be, and the same is hereby, repmvism peuled: Prnvided,That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as in any wisc to aH`ect the validity and binding force of any such selections. as may heretofore have been made, in virtue of said fourth section, and sanctioned and accepted by the inhabitants of those surveyed townships, respectively, for whom they may have been made, as an equivalcut and substitute for section number sixteen, within such surveyed township. ‘ Governor of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That said lands, equal in quantity
to one thirty-sixth part of the lxmds so, in virtue of said treaty, disposed
mg lands within of; &,c., within said State of Alabama, (deducting therefrom such quanmwo years. tity, if any, as may have been selected, as aforesaid, under the authority of' said fourth section, and accepted, as aforesaid, in lieu of said section number sixteen, by the inhabitants of the proper surveyed township,) may be selected, under the direction of the Governor of Alabama, at any time within two years from the passing of this act, in sections, halii sections, quarter-sections, or previously defined fractions, cut of any of the surveyed public lands, within any of the land districts in the States 0f Alabama or Mississippi, subject to sale at private sale, and not in any wise encumbered by any prior claim, lien, or reservation, as the Gover- Wllgzig mug- nor of the said State of Alabama may direct. But the same selections, Sife m pegfecr respectively, shall not be holden to have been perfected, until the same, °h° “1°°"°““· as from time to time they shall have been made, shall have been reported to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, together with proofs, taken in such manner as the Legislature of the State of Alabama shall prescribe, of the assent of the inhabitants of the surveyed townships, respectively, for whose benefit the same may have been selected; and that the said inhabitants consent to and accept the same, in lieu ot; and as a full equivalent for, the school section which, by the sixth section W9 ch- 4-7· of the act entitled "An act to enable the people of the Alabama territory to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on am equal footing with the original States," was guamntied to them.
égvgsiin Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when the land shall have
im tb tké ugaé been so as aforesaid selected and reported, and, as aforesaid, so accepted qw, er15th8e; by said inhabitants of said surveyed township, respectively, the same '*°¤¤- shall vest in the State of Alabama, subject to the same disposition and uses. and shall be holden subject to the same conditions and terms, in all respects whatsoever, as, by the said sixth section of the act herein above referred to, were prescribed or intended in relation to sections
:iitg££;¤?;é number sixteen, within said State of Alabama. And it shall be compe-
Regism alma tent for the sz11d Governor of Alabama, as from time to time such selec- Iiand Offlce or tions may be made, and before they are perfected as aforesaid, to give he °°l°°'*°¤¤- notice thereof to the register of the proper land office of the land district in which such selection may be made, in such farm as the Commissioner of the General Land Ofdce shall prescribe; and, thereupon, the land so selected shall, during such convenient time as such Com-