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EIGIITH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 35. 1804. 279 that purpose, full and correct minutes of their proceedings and decisions, The board to together with the evidence on which such decisions are made ; which l1¤V¤>_ POWW *0 books and papers, on the dissolution of the boards, shall be deposited aP1g3Q";?;?;]:;; in the respective offices of the registers of the land-orlices, and the said Books andpa; clerk shall prepare two transcripts of all the decisions made by the said P?l"» ¤l>¤¤ the commissioners in favour of the claimants to land, both of which shall Slzsgglgnto (QL be signed by the said commissioners, and one of which shall be trans- lodged in the mitted to the surveyor-general, and the other to the Secretary of the 0***96* °*` the Treasury; and the lands, the claims to which shall have been thus j§§£:°£cc°;Hh° atlirmed by the commissioners, shall not be otherwise disposed of, until Clerks tolprethe decision of Congress thereupon shall have been made. It shall like- Pam ¤'¤¤S$=¥ii>*¤ wise be the duty of the said commissioners to make to the Secretary of gi- 3],; gggggns the Treasury a full report of all the claims filed with the register of the commissionproper land—office, as above directed, which they may have rejected, °¤'¤ *° m¤k<= m- together with the substance of the evidence adduced in support thereof, l’;‘:,,;,° tg? $$,3,; and such remarks thereon as they may think proper: which reports, Treasury of the together with the transcripts of the decisions of the commissioners in clalms ’€.l€°€€d favour of claimants, shall be laid by the Secretary of the Treasury be- mia th°;$;s,:,l;g fore Congress at their next ensuing session. Each of the commissioners or the evidence and clerks aforesaid, shall be allowed a compensation of five hundred ’*dd“°°dl¤*l*°l' dollars in full for his services as such; and each of the said clerks shall, s"§l,;§;;'my or previous to his entering on the duties of his office, take and subscribe the ’1‘reasury to the following oath or affirmation, to wit: "I, do solemnly '°_P°*’° *h°S° swear, (or affirm,) that I will truly and faithfiilly discharge the duties of géljihstlgg-c:;?,;; a clerk to the board of commissioners for examining the claims to land, admitted to Conas enjoined by an act of Congress, intituled An act making provision 8*8**- , for the disposal of the public lands in the Indiana territory, and for other to gg? pl11'pOSGS." sioners and Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all the lands aforesaid, not °l‘gl§'·. , h excepted by virtue of the preceding section, shall, with the exception 0,~,h,,°Qi,,,k;°t of the section " number sixteen," which shall be reserved in each town- _All thelands ship for the support of schools within the same, with the exception also "'“l;_°”“°k“ °§· of an entire township in each of the three above-described tracts of ;§Kl:°ns,3, Qhai country or districts, to be located by the Secretary of the Treasury, for terms and the use of a seminary of learning, and with the exception also of the Wl?'; _, salt springs and lands reserved for the use of the same as herein after a Swings` directed, be offered for sale to the highest bidder, under the direction of the surveyor-general, or governor of the Indiana territory, of the register of the land-office, and of the receiver of public monies, at the places respectively, where the land-offices are kept, and on such day or days as shall, by a public proclamation of the President of the United States, be designated for that purpose. The sales shall remain open at each place for three weeks and no longer: the lands shall not be sold for less than two dollars an acre, and shall in every other respect, be sold in tracts of the same size and on the same terms and conditions as Ac, 0,- MM, have been or may be by law provided for the lands sold north of the 18, 1796,ch. 29. river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river. All lands, other _Lands remainthan the reserved sections and those excepted as above mentioned, re. 3:2 ¤¤¤Ql*ll:*l`*°* maining unsold at the closing of the public sales, may be disposed of m;;°bc`Q?:P:Scd at private sale, by the registers of the respective land-ofiiccs, in the same of at private manner, under the same regulations, for the same price, and on the ¤"l°· same terms and conditions, as are or may be provided by law for the I,;';z*‘g,)ll’l;(l;l8= sale of the lands of the United States north of the river Ohio, and above ’" the mouth of Kentucky river. And patents shall be obtained for all lands granted or sold in the Indiana territory, in the same manner and on the same terms as is or may be provided by law for lands sold in the state of Ohio, and in the Mississippi territory. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all the navigable rivers, All the navicreeks and waters, within the Indiana territory, shall be deemed to be g“l°l° """’s S"-