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on any location and survey that has or may be made west of the aforesaid respective lines.(1)

1317. The officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on the continental establishment, their heirs or assigns, entitled to bounty lands within the tract of country reserved by the State of Virginia, between the Little Miami and Sciota rivers, shall be allowed until the first day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, to obtain warrants, and until the first day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, to complete their locations, and until the first day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, to return their surveys and warrants, or certified copies thereof, to the commissioner of the general land office, and to obtain patents : Provided, That no location shall be made by virtue of any warrant obtained after the first day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, and no patent shall issue in consequence of any location made after the first day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two: And provided also, That no patent shall be obtained, on any such warrant, unless there be produced, to the secretary of war, satisfactory evidence that such warrant was granted for services which, by the laws of Virginia, passed prior to the cession of the north-western territory, would have entitled such officer or soldier, his heirs, or assigns, to bounty lands; and also a certificate of the register of the land office of Virginia, that no warrant has issued from the said land office for the same services.(2)

No patent shall be issued, by virtue of the preceding article, for a greater quantity of land than the rank, or term of service, of the officer or soldier to whom or to whose heirs or assigns, such warrant has been granted, would have entitled him to, under the aforesaid laws of Virginia ; and whenever it appears, to the secretary of war, that the survey made by virtue of any of the aforesaid warrants, is for a greater quantity of land than the officer or soldier is entitled to for his services, the secretary of war shall certify, on each survey, the amount of such surplus quantity, and the officer or soldier, his heirs or assigns, shall have leave to withdraw his survey from the office of the secretary of war, and resurvey his location ; excluding such surplus quantity, in one body, from any part of his resurvey, and a patent shall issue upon such resurvey, as in other cases.(3)

1318. No holder of any warrant, which has been, or may be located, shall be permitted to withdraw or remove the same, and locate it on any other land, except in cases of eviction, in consequence of a legal judgment first obtained, from the whole or a part of the located land, or unless it be found to interfere with a prior location and survey: nor shall any lands here. tofore sold by the United States, within the boundaries of said reservation, be subject to location, by the holder of any such unlocated warrant: Prorided, That no location shall, after the passage of this act, be made on lands for which patents had previously been issued, or which had been previously surveyed, nor shall any location be made on lands lying west of Ludlow's line, and any patentowhich, nevertheless, may be obtained, contrary to the provisions of this see on, shall be null and void.(4)*

1319. The officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on the continental establishment, their heirs or assigns, entitled to bounty land within the tract of country reserved by the State of Virginia, between the Little Miami and Sciota rivers, shall be allowed until the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, to obtain warrants, subject, however, to the conditions, restrictions, and limitations, relating to locations, surveys, and patents, contained in the act of which this is an amendment.-(Act of 20th May, 1826.)(1)

(1) Act 11th April, 1818, sec. 3.
(2) Act 20th May, 1826, sec. 1.

(3) Ibid, sec. 2.
(4) Ibid. sec. 3.

See acts 9th Feb. 1820, and 1st March, 1823, which continued the time for issuing warrants, &c.

No location shall be made by virtue of any warrant obtained after the said first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; and no patent shall issue in consequence of any warrant obtained after that time. And the second proviso, inserted in the first section of the above recited act, (art. 1317,) except only that part thereof which requires " a certificate of the register of the land office of Virginia, that no warrant has issued from the said land office for the same services,” is hereby repealed.(2)

1320. The officers and soldiers, sailors and marines, who were in the ser. vice of Virginia on her own state establishment during the revolutionary war, and who were entitled to military land bounties, by the laws and resolutions of that state, their heirs or assigns, shall be, and they are hereby, authorized to surrender, to the secretary of the treasury of the United States, such of their warrants for the said land bounties as shall remain unsatisfied, in whole or in part, and to receive certificates or scrip for the same, at any time before the first day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, which certificates or scrip shall be issued by the said secre. tary, and signed by him, and countersigned by the commissioner of the ge. neral land office, in the following manner, that is to say: There shall be a separate certificate or scrip for such sum as shall, at the time of issuing the same, be equal to the then minimum price of each quantity of eighty acres of land due by such warrant, and remaining unsatisfied at the time of such surrender, and a like certificate or scrip for such sum as, at the time, shall be equal to the minimum price of the quantity that shall so remain unsatis. fied, of any such warrant after such subdivisions of the amount into quantities of eighty acres.(3)

1321. It shall be the duty of the commissioner of the general land office, to request the executive of Virginia to furnish him with a statement of all such warrants, within the purview of this act, as have already issued, showing the number and date of each warrant, and the quantity of acres granted by each, and also a monthly statement of the same description, showing the number, date, and quantity, of such warrants as shall hereafter be granted. And no warrant shall be taken to be within the provisions of this act, which shall hereafter be granted, unless the executive of Virginia shall cause a certificate to be endorsed thereon, signed by some proper officer, stating that the party to whom such warrant shall be so granted, his, her, or their ancestor or devisor, was entitled thereto by some law or resolution of the said state, in force at the time of the deed of cession, by the State of Virginia, to the United States.(4)

1322. Before the secretary of the treasury shall issue the scrip required by the provisions of this bill, the applicants shall produse to him the certifi. cate of the register of the land office in Kentucky, anenche certificate of the surveyor of the military lands of the Virginia line, thar the warrants (when the original is presented, or the copy, when the original has been lost or de. stroyed,) has not been located, surveyed, or patented, in Kentucky, attested by the seal of his office.(5)

1323. The certificates or scrip to be issued by virtue of this act, shall be receivable in payment for any lands hereafter to be purchased, at private

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sale, after the same shall have been offered at public sale, and shall remain unsold at any of the land offices of the United States, established, or to be established, in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. And all such certificates or scrip, as shall be issued by virtue of this act, shall be assignable, by endorsement thereon, attested by two witnesses : Provided, That all certificates or scrip to be issued, in virtue of any warrant here. after to be granted, shall be issued to the party originally entitled thereto, or his heir or heirs, devisee or devisees, as the case may be.(1)

1324. The provisions of this act shall be deemed and taken to extend to all such officers, soldiers, sailors, marines, chaplains, musicians, surgeons, and surgeons' mates, in the land or sea service of the State of Virginia during the revolutionary war, and generally, to every person to whom the state had engaged to pay a land bounty for services in that war, of any description, by any law or resolution passed before, and in force at the date of the said deed of cession; except only such persons as are mentioned in, and provided for by the reservation contained in the said deed of cession in favour of the officers and soldiers of the said state on continental establish. ment: Provided, That no scrip issued under the provisions of this act, shall entitle the holder to enter or purchase any settled or occupied lands, without the written consent of such settlers or occupants, as may be actually residing on said lands at the time the same shall be entered or applied for: And provided also, That the amount of land thus located, shall not exceed two hundred and sixty thousand acres.(2)

1325. The provisions of the first and fourth sections of this act, shall extend to and embrace owners of military land warrants, issued by the United States, in satisfaction of claims for bounty land for services during the revolutionary war; and the laws, heretofore enacted, providing for the issuing said warrants, are hereby revived and continued in force for two years.(3)

The provisions of this act shall also be deemed and taken to extend to all the unsatisfied warrants of the Virginia army on continental establishment: Provided, That the quantity thereof shall not exceed fifty thousand acres, in addition to the two hundred and sixty thousand acres heretofore authorized to be located by their state line.(4)

1326. The provisions of the act, entitled, “ An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Virginia line and navy, and of the continental army, during the revolutionary war," approved thirtieth of May, one thou. sand eight hundred and thirty, shall not be construed to extend to any land warrants heretofore issued, which have been located, surveyed, or patented on the lands reserved and set apart for the satisfaction of the military bounty lands due to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line upon the continental establishment, or for the satisfaction of the officers and soldiers of the continental army.(5)

1327. The provisions of the third section of the act, entitled, “An act to extend the time for locating Virginia military land warrants, and returning surveys thereon to the land office," approved twentieth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, are hereby continued in force for seven years, from and after the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; and the proprietors of any location, survey, or patent, contemplated by the aforesaid section, may avail themselves of the provisions of the said section, in the cases therein enumerated. (See art. 1318.)(6) (1) Act 30th May, 1830, sec. 4.

(4) Ibid. sec. 7. (2) Ibid. sec. 5.

(5) Act 31st March, 1832, sec. 1. (3) Ibid. sec. 6.

(6) Act 31st March, 1832, sec. 2.

1328. The further quantity of three thousand acres of land is hereby appropriated, in addition to the quantity heretofore appropriated by the act, entitled, “ An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Vir. ginia line and navy, and of the continental army during the revolutionary war,” approved the thirtieth of May, eighteen hundred and thirty, which said appropriation shall be applied in the manner provided by the said act to the unsatisfied warrants which have been or may be issued as therein directed to the officers and soldiers and others as described in the first, fifth, and seventh sections of said act.(1)

The further quantity of two hundred thousand acres of land is hereby appropriated, in addition to the quantity heretofore appropriated by the act, entitled, “ An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Vir. ginia line and navy, and of the continental army during the revolutionary war," approved the thirtieth May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and the act, entitled, “ An act to extend the time of issuing military land warrants to officers and soldiers of the revolutionary war," approved the thirteenth July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; which said appropriations shall be applied in the manner provided by the said acts, to the unsatisfied warrants, whether original or duplicatė, which have been or may be issued as therein directed, to the officers and soldiers, and others, as described in said acts : Provided, That the said certificates of scrip shall be receivable in payment of any of the public lands liable to sale at private entry.(2)

Six hundred and fifty thousand acres of land, in addition to the quantity heretofore appropriated by the act, entitled, “ An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Virginia line and navy, and of the continental army during the revolutionary war," approved the thirtieth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and the act, entitled, “ An act to extend the time for issuing military land warrants to the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary war," approved the thirteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and the act, entitled, " An act granting an additional quantity of land for the location of revolutionary bounty land warrants," approved the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirtythree, are hereby appropriated, to be applied, in the manner provided for in said acts, to the unsatisfied warrants, whether original or duplicate, which have been or may be issued as therein directed to the officers, soldiers and others therein described ; and the certificates of scrip issued pursuant to said acts shall be receivable in payment for any of the public lands liable to sale at private entry: Provided, That no scrip shall be issued until the first day of September next, and warrants shall be received in the general land office until that day, and immediately thereafter, if the amount filed exceed six hundred and fifty thousand acres, the commissioner of the general land office shall apportion the said six hundred and fifty thousand acres of land among the warrants which may be then on file, in full satis. faction thereof.(3)

(1) Act July 13th, 1832, sec. 2. (2) Act 2d March, 1833.

(3) Act 3d March, 1835, sec. 2.

SECTION III.

Military Donations in the War of 1812.

Bounty land to soldiers under act 2d Bounty land to Canadian volunDecember, 1811, 160 acres 1329 teers

1343 Bounty lands to soldiers under act Warrants to such volunteers or their

11th January, 1812, 160 acres 1330 representatives to be issued by Bounty lands to be surveyed

1331
secretary at war

1344 Secretary at war to issue warrants Condition on which such bounty for land bounties 1332 shall be granted

1345 Lands to be drawn by lot-patent Warrants—where located

1346 to issue 1333 Bounty diminished

1347 Claim for bounty land not assignable Provision for relinquishment of until after patent issued 1334 bounty land, for pension

1348 Bounty land to persons enlisting Bounty land to soldiers above 45 or during the war

1335 under 18 years to representaBounty land under act 20th Janu. tives of those who died in service ary, 1813, 1336 or were promoted

1349 Bounty land under act July 5th, Additional appropriation of lands for 1813, 1337 bounties

1350 Bounty land under acts January Transfers not valid before patent 28th, 1814, and 10th Feb. 1814, 1338 granted

1351 Bounty land to volunteers under act Provision for lost warrants

1352 24th Feb. 1814,

1339 Provision for cases of omission of Bounty land to persons enlisting certificate for faithful service 1353

under act 10th December, 1814, Further appropriations for bounty 320 acres 1340 lands

1354 Bounty land to recruits furnished Bounty land in Arkansas unfit for as substitutes 1341 cultivation may be exchanged

1355 Bounty land to persons engaging for Extension of time for issuing and two years under act 27th January, locating warrants

1356 1815, 160 acres

1342

ART. 1329. There shall be allowed and paid to each effective able bodied man, recruited or re-enlisted for the service, for the term of five years, unless sooner discharged, the sum of sixteen dollars; but the payment of one half of the said bounty shall be deferred, until he shall be mustered and have joined the corps in which he is to serve; and whenever any non-commissioned officer or soldier shall be discharged from the service, who shall have obtained from the commanding officer of his company, battalion, or regi. ment, a certificate that he had faithfully performed his duty whilst in ser. vice, he shall, moreover, be allowed and paid, in addition io the aforesaid bounty, three months' pay, and one hundred and sixty acres of land; and the heirs and representatives of those non-commissioned officers or soldiers, who may be killed in action, or die in the service of the United States, shall likewise be paid and allowed the said additional bounty of three months' pay, and one hundred and sixty acres of land, to be designated, surveyed, and laid off at the public expense, in such manner, and upon such terms and conditions, as may be provided by law.(1)

1330. There shall be allowed and paid, to each effective able bodied man, recruited as aforesaid, to serve for the term of five years, a bounty of sixteen dollars; but the payment of eight dollars of the said bounty shall be defer. red, until he shall be mustered and have joined some military corps of the United States for service. And whenever any non-commissioned officer or soldier shall be discharged from the service, who shall have obtained from

(1) Act 24th December, 1811, sec. 2.

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