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732 TWENTY-EIGHTII CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 43. 1845. be selected by an agent or agents to be appointed by the Governor of said State, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury of Lands re- the United States; reserving to the United States each alternate section, Served- (or other proper subdivision of said land,) from one end of said canal to the other; and before the selection, to be made as aforesaid by such agent or agents, shall be deemed to have been made and perfected, a Chart of the chart or charts, showing the courses and distances and points of termi- °¤¤¤* ’° b° my nation of said canal, shall be reported, or caused to be reported by the H;§d(;§;E£°°1 Governor of Indiana, or by some person gr persons by him appointed to I the Commissioner of the General Land (Hoe.

Lnnds gramed Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, for the purpose hereinbe·

W V*“°°¤¤*’S fore mentioned, there be, and hereby is, granted to the said State, in dI3m"' addition to the grant hcreinbefore provided for, one moiety of all the other lands in the Vincennes land district. in said State, and which remain, as aforesaid, unsold, and not otherwise disposed of encumbered or appropriated, to be selected under the authority and by the direction

Their selec· of the Governor of said State: Provided, That, in the selection of the

mn- lands by this section provided for, no lands shall be comprehended which, in and by the first section of this act, are (in alternate sections or other proper subdivisions) directed to be reserved as aforesaid; and uf·;;·{;¤·;* ·;;yd the lands so selected shall be reported, or caused to be reported, by the to the ,€giS,m. Governor of sand State, to the register of the land office at Vincennes, before such selection shall be deemed to be made and completed. Disposal of the Sec. 3. And be it further enaclcd, That all the lands, by the iirst {g¤•{Slz¤g*;g and second sections of this act granted as aforesaid, shall, after the Sgc,i;n:l:,{ this selections thereof shall have been made and completed as aforesaid, be ac:. subject to be disposed of by the General Assembly of said State, for the purpose aforesaid, and no other; and the President shall direct the further sales of the public lands, in the Vincennes land district aforesaid, h;SQ}§ g;3:ggS to be suspended until the Governor of said State shall have caused the distrmsuspcnd. selections aforesaid to be made and perfected as aforesaid, and shall have ed. notified the Secretary of the Treasury thereof: Provided, That such ssspensiou shall not continue longer than twelve months from and aiier t e passing of this act. U. S. to have Sec. 4. And be it furiher enacted, That the said canal when com- };*;°f °h° °°““‘ pleted, shall be and forever remain a public highway for the use of the ` Government of the United States, free from any toll or other charge whatever, for any property of the United States, or persons in their service, passing through or along the same; and shall be completed within $$2%;*5};: 15 Eileen years from and after the passing of this act, or the State shall be ycam U, md holden to pay to the Umzed States the amount of the price or prices for to revert no me which any and all of said land which may have been disposed of by said U"“°d 8*****- State may have sold; and such of said lands as may not have been thus disposed of shall, from and after said hfieen years, if said canal should not then have been completed, revert to and again become the property Price of 1he of the United States: Provided always, That it shall not be competent 1°"d°1'm“°d· for the said General Assembly to dispose of said lands, or any of them, ag a {rice lgwer than, for the time being, shall be the minimum price 0 other pu lic lands. ‘ Aemzovnn, March 3, 1845, S·rn·*J·1.·s II. _____` March 3 ]845 CHAP. XLIII.-—An .f1ci to wufuee the rates of postage, io limi! the use and correct

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S¤ Smies of America in Cozrgress assembled, That, from and aher the first

ccsgjreteari "` day of July next, members of Congress and delegates from Territories, 1wm{y€c. may recexve letters, not exceeding two ounces in weight, free of post-