United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/7th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 30
Act of March 1, 1800, ch. 13.
Act of March 3, 1803, ch. 30.
How the holders of certain warrants for military services, or register’s certificates, may register or locate the same.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passing of this act, and until the first day of January next, it shall be lawful for the holders or proprietors of warrants heretofore granted in consideration of military services, or register’s certificates of fifty acres, or more, granted, or hereafter to be granted agreeable to the third section of an act intituled “An act in addition to an act, intituled An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services; and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the Heathen,” approved the first day of March one thousand eight hundred, to register and locate the same, in the same manner, and under the same restrictions, as might have been done before the first day of January last: Provided,Provision with respect to certain register’s certificates. that persons holding register’s certificates for a less quantity than one hundred acres, may locate the same on such parts of fractional townships, as shall, for that purpose, be divided by the Secretary of the Treasury into lots of fifty acres each.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, Secretary of War to receive claims to lands, and for duplicates of warrants, suggested to have been lost.
To report the same to Congress, with his opinion.That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to receive claims to lands for military services, and claims for duplicates of warrants issued from his office, or from the land office of Virginia, or of plats and certificates of surveys founded on such warrants, suggested to have been lost or destroyed, until the first day of January next, and no longer; and immediately thereafter, to report the same to Congress, designating the numbers of claims of each description, with his opinion thereon.
Approved, April 26, 1802.