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302 TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. S1:ss.II. Ch.1S‘7,1S8. 1838. Swarm II. . . CLXXXVH.-dn .0cl to 2- in t, the act entitled “.Aln act to

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for vtlwrpu1poses.· Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Samuchofact United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the S:P*{415» 178% act entitled “An act to provide for the safe keeping of the acts, records, gugmqzi §Q°_ and seal of the United States, and for other purposes," approved fif; ofsmw tohave teenth of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, as

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° ’r°p°°° ‘ the acts and resolutions of Congress, be, and the same is hereby, re. pealed. Amutovma, July 7, 1838. Sruura II. July 7, 1838. Gun. CLXXXVIH.-dn dd to encourage the introduction and promote the ‘·";* cultivation of tropical plants in the United States. Preamble. Whereas in obedience to the Treasury circular of the sixth of September, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, Doctor Henry Perrine, late American Consul at Campeachy, has distinguished himself by his persevering exertions to introduce tropical plants into the United States: and whereas he has demonstrated the existence of a tropical climate in southern Florida, and has shown the consequent certainty of the immediate domestication of tropical plants in tropical Florida, and the great probability of their gradual acclimation throughout all our southern and southwestern States, especially of such proiitable plants as propagate themselves on the poorest soils; and whereas, if the enterprise should be successful, it will render valuable our hitherto worthless soils, by covering them with a dense population of small cultivators and family manufacturers, and will thus ltaromote the peace, prosperity, and permanency of the Union: Thereore, Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Grant of land United States of America in Congress assembled, That a township of t° H' P°m“°· land is hereby granted to Doctor Henry Perrine and his associates, in the southern extremity of the peninsula of East Florida, to be located in one body of six miles square, upon any portion of the public lands below twenty-six degrees north latitude. when to bg Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said tract of land shall located, Sw. be located within two years from this date, by said Henry Perrine, and shall be surveyed under his direction, by the surveyor of Florida, Pra- Provisc. vided, That it shall not embrace any land having sufficient quantities of nayal timber to be reserved to the United States, nor any sites for maritime ports or cities. Whempmm SBC. 3. And be it farther enacted, That whenever any section of shall issue. land in said tract, shall be really occupied by a bona fide settler, ae-' tually engaged in the propagation or cultivation of valuable tropical plants, and upon proof thereof being made to the Commissioner of the general Land OIHce, a patent shall issue to the said Henry Perrine and ns associates. _Howand when Sec. 4. And be ityurther enacted, That every section of land in the ¥£3ll:€h*;’*‘· tract aforesaid, whic shall not be occupied by an actual settler, posi- U, g_ txycly engaged in the proolagation or cultivation of useful tropical plants within eight years from the location of said tract, or when the adjacent territory shall be surveyed and offered for sale, shall be forfeited to the United States. Approved, July 7, 1833.