United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/17th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 39

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 3
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Seventeenth Congress, 2nd Session, Chapter 39


March 1, 1823.
Chap. XXXIX.—An Act extending the time for locating Virginia military land warrants, and returning surveys thereon to the general land office.

Act of April 11, 1818, ch. 47.
Two years allowed to officers and soldiers of the Virginia line for obtaining warrants.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on the continental establishment, their heirs or assigns, entitled to bounty lands within the country reserved by the state of Virginia, between the little Miami and Scioto rivers, shall be allowed a further time of two years, from the fourth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, to obtain warrants, and to complete their locations; and the further time of four years, from the fourth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, to return their surveys and warrants, or certified copies of warrants, to the general land office, to obtain patents.

Provisions of the act of March 3, 1807, ch. 31, revived.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the act, entitled “An act authorizing patents to issue for lands located and surveyed by virtue of certain Virginia resolution-warrants,” passed the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seven, shall be revived, and in force, with all its restrictions, except that the respective times allowed for making locations, and returning surveys thereon, shall be limited to the terms prescribed by the first section of this act, for the location and return of surveys on other warrants; and that the surveys shall be returned to the general land office: Provided,Proviso. That no locations, as aforesaid, in virtue of this or the preceding section of this act, shall be made on tracts of land for which patents had previously been issued, or which had been previously surveyed; and any patent, which may nevertheless be obtained for land located contrary to the provisions of this act, shall be considered null and void.

Holders of warrants not permitted to remove location.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no holder of any warrant which has been, or may be, located, shall be permitted to withdraw or remove the same, and locate it on any other land, except in cases of eviction, in consequence of legal judgment first obtained, or unless it be found to interfere with a prior location and survey; nor shall any lands heretofore sold by the United States, within the boundaries of said reservation, be subject to location by the holder of any such unlocated warrant.

Approved, March 1, 1823.