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(ACT of April 30th, 1802.) may be required, by the laws of the United States, to be given by the said officers, and by all other officers employed in the dis. bursement of the public moneys, under the direction of the war and navy departments, shall be given, and all bonds given in conformity with such regulations shall be as valid and effectual, to all intents and purposes, as if given for the sums respectively men. tioned in the laws requiring the same.

4. Sec. IV. The commissions of all officers employed in levy. ing or collecting the public revenue, shall be made out and recorded in the treasury department, and the seal of the said department affixed thereto; any law to the contrary notwithstanding:

Provided, That the said seal shall not be affixed to any such commissions, before the same shall have been signed by the president of the United States.

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ACT of April 30, 1802. 3 Bioren, 496. 1. Sec. 1. The inhabitants of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio, are hereby authorised to form for themselves a constitution and state government, and to assume such name as they shall deem proper; and the said state, when formed, shall be admitted into the union, upon the same footing with the original states, in all respects whatever.

2. Sec. II. The said state shall consist of all the territory included within the following boundaries, to wit: bounded on the east by the Pennsylvania line, on the south by the Ohio river, to the mouth of the Great Miami river, on the west by the line drawn due north from the mouth of the Great Miami aforesaid, and on the north by an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of lake Michigan, running east, after intersecting the due north line aforesaid, from the mouth of the Great Miami, until it shall intersect lake Erie, or the territorial line, and thence, with the same, through lake Erie, to the Pennsylvania line aforesaid: Provided, That congress shall be at liberty, at any time hereafter, either to attach all the territory lying east of the line to be drawp due north from the mouth of the Miami aforesaid to the territorial line, and north of an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of lake' Michigan, running east as aforesaid to lake Erie, to the aforesaid state, or dispose of it otherwise, in con

(ACT of April 30th, 1802.) formity to the fifth article of compact between the original states and the people and states to be formed in the territory northwest of the river Ohio.

Sec. iv. (Provides for the choice of representatives to form a convention, &c.]

- 3. Sec. v. The members of the convention, thus duly elected, are hereby authorised, to meet at Chilicothe on the first Monday in November next; which convention, when met, shall first determine, by a majority of the whole number elected, whether it be or be not expedient, at that time, to form a constitution and state government for the people within the said territory; and if it be determined to be expedient, the convention shall be, and hereby are, authorised to form a constitution nd state government; or, if it be deemed more expedient, the said convention shall provide by ordinance for electing representatives to form a constitution or frame of government: which said representatives shall be chosen in such manner, and in such proportion, and shall meet at such time and place, as shall be prescribed by the said ordinance, and shall form for the people of the said state a constitution and state government: Provided, The same shall be republican, and not rea pugnant to the ordinance of the thirteenth of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, between the original states and the people and states of the territory northwest of the river Ohio.

4. Sec. vi. Until the next general census shall be taken, the said state shall be entitled to one representative in the house of representatives of the United States.

(See title CONGRESS, 2, ante page, 128.]

5. Sec. vir. The following propositions shall be, and the same are hereby offered to the convention of the eastern state of the said territory, when formed, for their free acceptance or rejection; which, if accepted by the convention, shall be obligatory upon the United States.

First: That the section number sixteen, in every township, and where such section has been sold, granted, or disposed of, other lands equivalent thereto, and most contiguous to the same, shall be granted to the inhabitants of such township, for the use of schools.

Second: That the six miles reservation, including the salt springs, commonly called the Sciota salt springs, the salt springs near the Muskingum river, and in the military tract, with the sections of land which include the same, shall be granted to the said state, for the use of the people thereof, the same to be used under such terms, and conditions, and regulations, as the legislature of the said state shall direct: Provided, The said legislature shall never sell nor lease the same for a longer period than ten years,

Third: That one-twentieth part of the net proceeds of the lands lying within the said state, sold by congress, from and after the thirtieth day of June next, after deducting all expenses incident to the same, shall be applied to the laying out and making public

(ACT of March 3d, 1803.) roads, leading from the navigable waters emptying into the At lantic, to the Ohio, to the said state, and through the same; such roads to be laid out under the authority of congress, with the consent of the several states through which the road shall pass: Provided always, That the three foregoing propositions herein offered, are on the conditions that the convention of the said state shall provide by an ordinance, irrevocable without the consent of the United States, that every and each tract of land sold by congress, from and after the thirtieth day of June next, shall be and remain exempt from any tax laid by order or under authority of the state, whether for state, county, township, or any other purpose whatever, for the term of five years, from and after the day of sale.

ACT of February 19, 1803. 3 Bioren, 524. An act to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States, within

the state of Ohio. Whereas the people of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the Ohio, did, on the twenty-ninth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and two, form for themselves a constitution and state government, and did give to the said state the name of the “state of Ohio,” in pursuance of an act of congress, entitled “An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio, to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the union, on an equal footing with the original states, and for other purposes," whereby the said state has become one of the United States of America, in order, therefore, to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States, within the said state of Ohio. Sec. 1. (See title JUDICIARY 82, ante page, 400.]

ACT of March 3, 1803. 3 Bioren, 541. 6. Sec. 1. The following several tracts of land in the state of Ohio, be, and the same are hereby appropriated for the use of schools in that state, and shall, together with all the tracts of land heretofore appropriated for that purpose, be vested in the legisla. ture of that state, in trust for the use aforesaid, and for no other use, intent, or purpose, whatever, that is to say:

First: The following quarter townships, in that tract commonly called the “ United States' military tract,” for the use of schools within the same, viz: the first quarter of the third township in the first range, the first quarter of the first township in the fourth range, the fourth quarter of the first township and the third quarter of the fifth township in the fifth range, the second quarter of the third township in the sixth range, the fourth quarter of the second township in the seventh range, the third quarter of the third township in the eighth range, the first quarter of the first

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(ACT of March 3d, 1803.) township and the first quarter of the third township in the ninth range, the third of the first township in the tenth range, the first and fourth quarters of the third township in the eleventh range, the fourth quarter of the fourth township in the twelfth range, the second and third quarters of the fourth township in the fifteenth range, the third quarter of the seventh township in the sixteenth range, and the first quarter of the sixth township and third quarter of the seventh township in the eighteenth range, being the one thirty-sixth part of the estimated whole amount of lands within that tract. · Secondly: The following quarter townships in the same tract, for the use of schools in that tract commonly called the Connecticut Reserve, viz: the third quarter of the ninth township and the fourth quarter of the tenth township in the first range, the first and second quarters of the ninth township in the second range, the second and third quarters of the ninth township in the third range, the first quarter of the ninth township and the fourth quarter of the tenth township in the fourth range, the first quarter of the ninth township in the fifth range, the first and fourth quarters of the ninth township in the sixth range, the first and third quarters of the ninth township in the seventh range, and the fourth quarter of the ninth township in the eighth range.

Thirdly: So much of that tract commonly called the “ Virginia military reservation, as will amount to one thirty-sixth part of the whole tract, for the use of schools within the same, and to be selected by the legislature of the state of Ohio, out of the unlocated lands in that tract, after the warrants issued from the state of Virginia shall have been satisfied; it being, however, understood, that the donation is not to exceed the whole amount of the above mentioned residue of such unlocated lands, even if it shall fall short of one thirty-sixth part of the said tract.

Fourthly: One thirty-sixth part of all the lands of the United States lying in the state of Ohio, to which the Indian title has not been extinguished, which may hereafter be purchased of the Indian tribes by the United States, which thirty-sixth part shall consist of the section No. sixteen, in each township, if the said land shall he surveyed in townships of six miles square, and shall, if the lands be surveyed in a different manner, be designated by lots.

Sec. 11. The secretary of the treasury shall, from time to time, and whenever the quarterly accounts of the receivers of public moneys of the several land offices shall be settled, pay three per cent. of the nei proceeds of the lands of the United States, lying within the state of Ohio, which, since the thirtieth day of June last, have been, or hereafter may be, sold by the United States, after deducting all expenses incidental to the same, to such per. son or persons as may be authorized by the legislature of the said state to receive the same, which sums, thus paid, shall be applied to the laying out, opening, and making roads, within the said (ACT of May 20th, 1812.) štate, and to no other purpose whatever; and an annual account of the application of the same shall be transmitted to the secretary of the treasury, by such officer of the state as the legislature thereof shall direct: and it is hereby declared, that the payments thus to be made, as well as the several appropriations for schools made by the preceding section, are in conformity with, and in consideration of, the conditions agreed on by the state of Ohio, by the ordinance of the convention of the said state, bearing date the twenty-ninth day of November last.

Sec. it. The sections of land heretofore promised for the use of schools, in lieu of such of the sections, No. 16, as have been otherwise disposed of, shall be selected by the secretary of the treasury, out of the unappropriated reserved sections, in the most contiguous townships.

Sec. iv. One complete township, in the state of Ohio, and district of Cincinnati, or so much of any one complete township, within the same, as may then remain unsold, together with as many adjoining sections as shall have been sold in the said township, so as to make in the whole thirty-six sections, to be located under the direction of the legislature of the said state, on or before the first day of October next, with the register of the land office of Cincinnati, be, and the same is hereby, vested in the legislature of the state of Ohio, for the purpose of establishing an academy, in lieu of the township already granted for the same purpose, by vir. tue of the act, entitled “ An act authorising the grant and conveyance of certain lands to John Cleves Symmes and his associates:” Provided, however, That the same shall revert to the United States, if; within five years after the passing of this act, a township shall have been secured for the said purpose, within the boundary of the patent, granted by virtue of the above mentioned act, to John Cleves Symmes and his associates.

Sec. v. The attorney general for the time being, is directed and authorized to locate and accept, from the said John Cleves Symmes and his associates, any one complete township within the boundaries of the said patent, so as to secure the same for the purpose of establishing an academy, in conformity to the provisions of the said patent, and, in case of noncompliance, to take, or direct to be taken, such measures as will compel an execution of the trust: Provided, however, That John Cleves Symmes and his associates shall be released from the said trust, and the said town. ship shall vest in them, or any of them, in fee simple, upon pay. ment, into the treasury of the United States, of fifteen thousand three hundred and sixty dollars, with interest, from the date of the above mentioned patent to the day of such payment.

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ACT of May 20, 1812. 4 Bioren, 434. Au act to authorise the president of the United States to ascertain and designate

certain boundaries. 7. Sec. I. The surveyor general, under the direction of the pre

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