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Specific appropriations.For the discharge of such miscellaneous claims against the United States, not otherwise provided for, as shall have been admitted in due course of settlement at the treasury, four thousand dollars.

1814, ch. 65.For paying Augustus McKinney and Layzal Bancroft the amount of a judgment remitted by act of Congress, one thousand dollars.

For compensation to the board of commissioners appointed to carry into effect the act of the thirty-first of March,1814, ch. 39. one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, for indemnifying certain claimants of public land in the Mississippi territory, six thousand dollars.

For stationery, office rent and other contingent expenses of the last mentioned board of commissioners, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars.

1815, ch. 88.For the discharge of the claim of Farrington Barkelow granted him by act of Congress for his relief, one thousand one hundred and sixty-eight dollars and twenty-five cents.

For the compensation of the commissioners of the navy board, ten thousand five hundred dollars.

Act of Aug. 4, 1790, ch. 34.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations herein before made, shall be paid and discharged out of the fund of six hundred thousand dollars, reserved by the act making provision for the debt of the United States, and out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, February 16, 1815.

Statute III.

Feb. 17, 1815.
Chap. XLV.—An Act for the relief of the inhabitants of the late county of New Madrid, in the Missouri territory, who suffered by earthquakes.[1]

Act of April 26, 1822, ch. 40.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person or persons owning lands in the county ofLands granted to persons having lands in the county of New Madrid, which were injured by earthquakes, on the 10th Nov., 1812. New Madrid, in the Missouri territory, with the extent the said county had on the tenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and whose lands have been materially injured by earthquakes, shall be, and they hereby are authorized to locate the like quantity of land on any of the public lands of the said territory, the sale of which is authorized by law: Provided, That no person shall be permitted to locate a greater quantity of land under this act, than the quantity confirmed to him, except the owners of lots of ground or tracts of land of less quantity than one hundred and sixty acres, who are hereby authorized to locate and obtain any quantity of land not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres, nor shall any person be entitled to locate more than six hundred and forty acres, nor shall any such location include any lead mine or salt spring: And provided also, That in every case where such location shall be made according to the provisions of this act, the title of the person or persons to the land injured as aforesaid, shall revert to, and become absolutely vested in, the United States.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That whenever it shall appear to the recorder of land titles for the territory of Missouri, by the oath of affirmation of a competent witness, or witnesses, that any person or persons are entitled to a tract or tracts of land under the provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of the said recorder to issue a certificate thereof to the claimant or claimants; and upon such certificate being issued, and the location made on the application of the claimants, by the principal deputy surveyor for said territory, or under his direction, whose duty it

  1. The holder of a New Madrid certificate had a right to locate it on “public lands which had been authorized to be sold.” As it was located on lands reserved from sale at the time of issuing of the patent, the patent is void. Stoddard et al. v. Chambers, 2 Howard, 284.