United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 175

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May 26, 1824.
Chap. CLXXV.—An Act supplementary to the several acts providing for ascertaining and adjusting the titles and claims to land in the St. Helena and Jackson Courthouse land districts.

1805, ch. 26.
Claimants of lands within the limits of the land district of Saint Helena, to be allowed until the 1st January next, to present them.
April 25, 1812, ch. 67.
Act of March 3, 1819, ch. 100.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claimants of lands within the limits of the land district of St. Helena, as established by the act of the twenty-fifth of April, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, entitled “An act for ascertaining the titles and claims to lands in that part of Louisiana, which lies east of the river Mississippi, and island of New Orleans,” whose claims have been presented to the commissioner appointed to receive and examine claims and titles to lands in said district, or to the register and receiver, acting as commissioners, under the provisions of the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, entitled “An act for adjusting the claims to lands, and establishing land offices in the districts east of the island of New Orleans,” and which have not been reported to Congress, or whose claims have not been heretofore presented to the said commissioner; or to the register and receiver, acting as commissioners, be allowed until the first day of January next, to present their titles and claims, and the evidence in support of the same, to the register and receiver of the said district, whose powers and duties, in relation to the same, shall, in all respects, be governed by the provisions of the acts before recited,Act of May 8, 1822, ch. 128. and of the act of the eighth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, entitled “An act supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to land, and establishing land offices in the districts east of the island of New Orleans.”

The register and receiver to appoint a clerk.
Compensation of the register and receiver.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said register and receiver shall have power to appoint a clerk, who shall be a person capable of translating the French and Spanish languages, and who shall perform the duty of translator, and such other duty as may be required by said register and receiver; and the said register and receiver shall each be allowed, as a compensation for their services, in relation to the said claims, and for the services to be performed under the provisions of the several acts to which this is a supplement, at the rate of one thousand dollars a year; and the clerk at the rate of twelve hundred and fifty dollars a year;Compensation of the clerk. and the clerk employed by the said register and receiver, last year, shall be allowed, for the services then rendered by him, nine months’ salary, at the same rate; which several sums of money shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated:Proviso. Provided, That not more than two years’ compensation be thus allowed to either the register and receiver or their clerk; and the payment of the whole, or any portion, of the aforesaid compensation, may be withheld by the Secretary of the Treasury, until a report shall have been made to him, of the performance of the services for which the same is allowed.

Claims to be surveyed at the expense of the claimants.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all donation claims which may be presented to the said register and receiver under this act, and all claims founded on complete or incomplete titles, which may be so presented, not heretofore surveyed, shall be surveyed at the expense of the claimants.[1]

Deputy surveyor to reside where the President may think proper.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the principal deputy surveyor of the United States, for the St. Helena district, shall reside at such place, in the said district, as shall be designated by the President of the United States.

Approved, May 26, 1824.


  1. This section was in the pamphlet laws very different, being a provision for the salary of clerks. It is right as above.