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'1`WENTY-1“IFTH CONGRESS. S¤ss.H, C11.99, 100. 1838. 243 ment upon revenue bonds, had not been passed, and the said commissions had been paid to the collector, to whom the same are hereby given, during his continuance in office, and at the first maturity of the said bonds. Armcovnn, June 12, 1838. ·········· Srarvra II. Cmm. XCIX.——An .£ct to create the office of Surveyor of Public Lands in the June 12, 1838. Wrsczmsin Territory. (rz) *"·‘**···* Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a Surveyor for the A Survqyqytg Territory of Wisconsin shall be appointed, who shall have the same b¤ ¤z¤r>¤i¤¢¤d, authority, and perform the same duties respecting the public lands and private land claims in the Territory of Wisconsin, as are now vested in my, &,c_ and required of the Surveyor of the lands of the United States in Ohio. Sec.2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Surveyor for Surveyor for Ohio to deliver to the Surveyor for Wisconsin Territory, Ohh *0 deliver all the maps, papers, records, and documents relating to the public $’VE'g;Q':;,{°' lands and private land claims in the said Territory of Wisconsin, which maps, &.c. in may be in his office; and in every case where it shall be impracticable Pls °*H<=¤» ¤¤l¤*» to make a separation of such maps, papers, records and documents, %;g°L;?g?'§r without injury, it shall be his duty to cause copies thereof, certified by certified cobiea. him, to be furnished to the Surveyor for Wisconsin Territory; which copies shall be of the same validity as the originals. And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to cause the expense attending the Expense gfmg transfer of the records to be paid out of the appropriation for surveying ¤¤5¤¤¤"¤¤‘ ¢¤ b¤ the public lands. wd' &‘°‘ Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Surveyor for Wisconsin Supvgygy of Territory, to be appointed in pursuance of this act, shall establish his Wi¤<>Q¤¤i¤_\¤ onine at the town of Du Buque, in the Territory of Wisconsin; and gZ;°g$l;:§3g‘ that he shall be allowed an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars, to Salary. l commence at such period as his office shall be in readiness for operation; and he shall be authorized to employ one draughtsman and clerk, Authorized to whose aggregate compensation shall not exceed sixteen hundred dollars ¤¤’·Pl¤Y¤dr¤f¤¤· per annum. He shall also be allowed the sum of three hundred and ;'_‘t§;u{‘ga'f;':; fifty dollars per annum, for office-rent, fuel, and other incidental expenses Office rem. I of his office; to be paid out of any money appropriated for surveying &·¢· the public lands. Approved, June 12, 1838. ——·——· Scracwtrs IL Cnav. C.-in Act to establish two additional land Q0lCB3 in that part of Wsscon- J¤¤¤ 12, 1838- ain Territory wut of the river Zllississippi. (b) ""_""_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House af Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the sale of the Two land dis, public lands in that part of the Territory of Wisconsin situate west of trictscrcncedfor the river Mississippi, two land districts are hereby created; one of which ;l;Q£*;lfa;f,;_h° comprising all the lands south of the east and west line which forms the northern boundary of the township adjoining to, and immediately south ol] the township in which the town of Davenport is situate, shall be called the Des Moines land district, the land office for which shall be Des Moines. established at the town of Burlington; and the other district, comprising the lands north of the said east and west line, shall be called Du B¤quc—· the Du Buque land district, the officc for which shall be established l’“‘l °m°° ‘°‘ at the town of Du Buque. _ _ Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he 15 pmggdem w hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of appoint ai-egia. (a) See notes to the not establishing the territorial government of Wisconsin, April 20, 1836, chap. 54. {bl See notes to the act of June 12, 1838, chap. 96.