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not be substantiated, they are granted to the inhabitants, and may be sold, &c.poses as may be agreed upon by a majority of the citizens. And the said trustees are hereby empowered, in all cases, when they shall confirm claims to lots, to give deeds to the claimants for the same.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the town of Vincennes shall have power, and they are hereby authorized, to dispose of a tract of land containingThe trustees empowered to dispose of a tract of land, which, by act of March 3d, 1791, ch. 27, was appropriated as a common. about five thousand four hundred acres, which, by the fifth section of the act, entitled “An act for granting lands to the inhabitants and settlers at Vincennes and the Illinois country, in the territory north-west of the Ohio, and for confirming them in their possessions,” passed on the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, was appropriated as a common, to the use of the inhabitants of the said town:The tract to be divided into lots and sold, &c. the said tract shall be divided into lots, as the trustees shall direct, of not more than fifty nor less than the quantity of five acres, and shall be sold in the manner, and on the terms which may by them be deemed most expedient and advantageous. They shall also have power to convey, by complete title, the lots sold to the purchasers; and the proceeds of the lands so disposed of,Proceeds to be applied to the draining of a pond. or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purpose, shall be applied, under the direction of the said trustees, to the draining of a pond in the vicinity of the town; and the residueResidue to Vincennes University. of the money arising from the said sales, if any there be, shall be paid over to the trustees of the Vincennes University, and shall, by them, be applied the benefit of the said University.

Trustees to report to Congress.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, when they shall have performed the duties assigned to them under this act, shall make a report thereof to Congress.

Approved, April 20, 1818.

Statute I.

April 20, 1818.
Chap. CXXIX.—An Act providing for the deposit of wines and distilled spirits in public warehouses, and for other purposes.

Act of March 3 1817, ch. 62.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful for any importer of wines or distilled spirits,Any importer or wines or distilled spirits, may either secure the duties, as usual, or give bond in double the amount, without surety, &c. which may be imported into the United States at any time after the first day of June next, at his option, to be determined at the time of making an entry therefor, either to secure the duties thereon, on the same terms and stipulations as on other goods, wares, and merchandise, imported, or to give his bond, in double the amount of the duties thereupon, with condition for the payment of the said duties, in twelve calendar months from the date of such bond; which bond shall be accepted by such collector, without surety, upon the terms following, viz: the wines or distilled spirits,Upon bond without surety the wines or spirits must be deposited. for the duties whereof such bond shall be accepted, shall be deposited at the expense and risk of the importer, in such public or other storehouses as may be agreed upon between the importer and the surveyor, or officer of inspection of the revenue, for the port where the said wines or spirits shall be landed: and such wines or spirits shall be kept under the joint locks of the inspector and the importer; but no delivery shall be made of such wines or spirits without a permit in writing, under the hand of the collector and naval officer of the port.

No permit to be given for the removal of the wines or spirits, unless the duties are first paid or secured, &c.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no permit shall be given for the removal of the wines or spirits deposited under the provisions of the foregoing section, unless the duties upon the wines or spirits, for which it shall be required, be first paid or secured, in the manner following, viz: the importer, or his assignee, shall give bond, with one or more surety or sureties, to the satisfaction of the collector, in double the amount of the duties, upon the wines or spirits in each case to be delivered, with condition for the payment of the said duties, at the same credits, to be computed from the date of the permit, as would have been