within the said northern district; and that William P. Van Ness, tha remaining district judge of New York be, and he is hereby assigned as the judge to hold the said court in the said southern district of New York, and to do and perform all the duties appertaining to his said office within the said southern district.Judge Van Ness to hold the court for the northern district, in certain cases. And it is hereby also made the duty of the judge of the said southern district to hold the several district courts hereinbefore directed to be holden in the said northern district, in case the inability, on account of sickness or abscence, of the said Matthias B. Tallmadge to hold the same.
Circuit court to be held for the southern district in New York.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the circuit court of the United States shall be held in and for the said southern district of New York at the city of New York, at the times and in the manner now directed by law to be held in and for the district of New Yorkshall, besides the ordindary jurisdiction of a district court, have jurisdiction of all cases, except for appeals and writs of error cognizable by law in a circuit court, and shall proceed therein in the same manner as a circuit court; and writs of error shall lie from decisions therein to the circuit court; and writs of error shall lie from decisions therein to the circuit court in the said southern district of New York, in the same as from district courts to their respective circuit court.
Approved, April 9, 1814.
April 12, 1814.
Chap. LII.—An Act for the final adjustment of land titles in the State of Louisiana and territory of Missouri.
Act of April 29, 1816, ch. 159.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That every person or persons, or the legal representatives of any person or persons claiming lands in the state of Louisiana, or the territory of Missouri, by virtue of any incomplete French of Spanish grant or concession, or any warrant or order of survey, which was granted prior to the twentieth of December, one thousand eight hundred and three, for lands lying within the part of the state of Louisiana which composed the late territory of Orleans,Certain claimants confirmed in their titles or claims.
or which has been granted for lands lying within the territory of Missouri, before the tenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and four, and where the claimant, or the person under whom he claims, were resident in the province of Louisiana at the respective times aforesaid, or at the time the said concession, warrant, or order of survey was granted, and whose claims have been filed with the proper register or recorder of land titles according to law, and are embraced in the report of the commissioners, or register, or recorder, for the district within which the lands claimed do lie, in every case where it shall appear by the said report of the commissioners, register, or recorder, that the concession, warrant, or order of survey, under which the claim is made, contains a special location, or had been actually located or surveyed within the late territory of Orleans before the twentieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and three, or actually located or surveyed within the territory of Missouri, before the tenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and four, by a surveyor duly authorized by the government making such grant, such persons shall be, and they are hereby, confirmed in their claims: Provided,Proviso.
That no claim shall be confirmed by this section which shall have been adjudged by either of the boards of commissioners, or a register or receiver of public moneys, or a recorder acting as such, to be antedated or otherwise fraudulent: nor any one to claim a greater quantity of land than the number of acres contained in one league square; nor the claim of any person in his own right, who has received, in his own right, a donation grant from the United States, in said state of territory: And provided also,Proviso.
That no confirmation made by this section shall affect the rights of any person claiming the