TWENTYSEVEN TH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 271,272. 1842, 567 or any part thereof, shall be admitted to entry, in which any such articles are contained; and all invoices and packages whereof :-my such articles shall compose a part, are hereby declared to be liable to be proceeded against, seized, and forfeited, by due course of law, and the said articles shall be forthwith destroyed. SEC, 29. And be it further enacted, That, wherever the word “ ton" yvcggmomw is used in this act, in reference to weight, it shall be deemed and taken wu. to be twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. SEC, 30. And be it fmfher enacted, That so long as the distribu- Tm vcr Germ t-ion of the nett proceeds of the sales of the public lands, directed to be me p"gf°°d’ made among the several States, Territories, and District of Columbia, landscailiiwigd by the act entitled "An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of ¢<> ¤¢r¤¤i¤ ¤¤¤¤¤¤ the public lands and to grant preemption rights," shall be and remain t 4 suspended by virtue of this act, and of the proviso of the sixth section 1841, ch, 1%] ' of the act aforesaid, the ten per centum of the said proceeds directed to be paid by the said act to the several States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Michigan, shall also be and remain suspended. Approved, August 30, 1842. Szucmm II. CHAP. CCLXXI.—-An ./2ct to establish an udzliiizmal land qjhbe in Florida. (a) Aug Bm ]842 Be it enacted by the Senate and House ¢y" Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That so much of the Alqchua land public lands of the United States in the Territory of Florida, as lies east i]i'S1§“§* "S*°b‘ of the Suwannee river, and west of the line dividing ranges twem;y·four S c ' and twenty-five, except that lying east of St. MHY)"S river, north of the basis parallel, shall form :1 new land district, to be called the Alachua land district; and, for the sale of the public lands within the district aforesaid there shall be :1 land office established in the town of New- NI;;‘gggg§;‘ nzmsville, in the county of Alachua, in the Territory aforesaid. ' Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be :1 register and Register and receiver appointed to said office, to superintend the sale of the public "*°*‘Yi’ 5** b° land in said district, who shall reside at the town of Nevmansvillc afore- appom e ` said, give security in the same manner and sums, and whose compensation, emoluments, duties, and authorities, shall, in every respect, be the same, in relation to lands to be disposed of at said office, as are or may be bylaw provided in rclntion to the registers and receivers of public money in the several offices established for the sale of the public lands. · Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all such public lands, em- Th¤landssubbraced within the district created by this acl., which shall have been J°°“° "1°· ofiered for sale to the highest bidder at any land office in said Territory, pursuant to any proclamation of the President of the United States, and which lands remain unsold at the taking effect of this act, shall be subject to be entered and sold at private sale by the proper officers of the office hereby created, in the same manner, and subject to the same terms, and upon like conditions, as the sale of said land would have been subject to in the said several land offices hercinbeibrc mentioned, had they remained attached to the same. Approved, August 30, 1842. -—- SrnU·rs II. CHAP. CCLXXII. —.x2n det for the relief (gf Mc assistanis of the Blarshal of the Aug. 30, 1842. United States for the District ry" Aimiuc/sy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Staies of America in Congress assembled, That the circuit judge for (a) Notes of the nets rcluting to the territory ofFI0rid¤, vol. 3, 523, 654.
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