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the same as heretofore established, shall be returned and continued to the said first Monday in June and July next, in the same counties, respectively, in the same manner, as if the said causes, recognizances, pleas and proceedings, had been regularly returned or continued to the said respective times appointed by this act, for holding the said courts.

Provisions of a former act extended to insolvent debtors.
1803, ch. 31.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the act, intituled “An act for the relief of insolvent debtors within the district of Columbia,” shall extend to any debtor who may have been, or hereafter shall be arrested and holden to bail in the said district, and who at the time of his arrest shall have been a resident in the said district one year, next preceding his arrest.

Approved, April 21, 1806.

Statute Ⅰ.



April 21, 1806.
[Obsolete.]
Chap. XXXVIII.—An Act continuing in force for a further time, the first section of the act intituled “An act further to protect the commerce and seamen of the United States against the Barbary powers.”

Act of March 26, 1804, ch. 46.
1807, ch. 30.
1808, ch. 11.
1809, ch. 7.
1809 ch. 5.
1811, ch. 3.
1812, ch. 18.
1813, ch. 40.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the act passed on the twenty-fifth (sixth) day of March, one thousand eight hundred and four, intituled “An act further to protect the commerce and seamen of the United States against the Barbary powers,” as is contained in the first section of the said act, be, and the same hereby is continued in force until the end of the next session of Congress, and no longer.

Approved, April 21, 1806.

Statute Ⅰ.



April 21, 1806.
Chap. XXXIX.—An Act supplementary to an act intituled “An act for ascertaining and adjusting the titles and claims to land, within the territory of Orleans, and the district of Louisiana.”[1]

Act of March 2, 1805, ch. 26.
What shall be considered an actual settlement according to the second section of the act to which this is a supplement.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every person or persons claiming a tract of land, by virtue of the second section of the act, to which this is a supplement, and who had commenced an actual settlement on such tract, prior to the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred, and had continued actually to inhabit and cultivate the same, during the term of three years from the time when such actual settlement had commenced, and prior to the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and three, shall be considered as having made such settlement with the permission of the proper Spanish officer, although it may not be in the power of such person or persons to produce sufficient evidence of such permission.

Claimants to land not exceeding 640 acres under persons who were not of the age of 21 years confirmed in their titles, if their claims are in other respects regular.
Proviso that the claimants shall have been in possession of the lands for 10 years.
Times for delivering notices in writing to claims of land in the territory of Orleans extended.
Persons neglecting, to be barred.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every person or persons rightfully claiming a tract of land, not exceeding six hundred and forty acres, by virtue of the act, to which this act is a supplement, shall be confirmed in his or their claims, if otherwise embraced by the provisions of the said act, although the person or persons, under whom the claim or claims originated, were not at the time when the same originated, above the age of twenty-one years: Provided, that the tract of land thus claimed, had been for the space of ten consecutive years, prior to the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and three, in the quiet possession of, and actually inhabited and cultivated by such person or persons, or for his or their use.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the time fixed by the act to which this is a supplement, for delivering to the register of the proper land-office notices in writing, and the written evidences of claims to land in the territory of Orleans, be, and the same is hereby extended,