United States Statutes at Large/Volume 5/27th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 256

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 5
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Twenty-Seventh Congress, Second Session, Chapter 256

Aug. 29, 1842.
Chap. CCLVI.—An Act for creating a new land district in the State of Missouri, and for changing the boundaries of the southwestern and western land districts in said State.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Part of the Western Land District, and the Platte river country, to constitute the Platte Land District.
1823, ch. 66.
That all that portion of the “western land district,” created by an act of Congress, entitled “An act to establish an additional land office in the State of Missouri,” approved third of March eighteen hundred and twenty-three, which is situated north of the Missouri river, together with the late northwest addition to the State of Missouri, commonly known as the “Platte river country,” shall constitute a separate land district, to be called the Platte district.

Register and receiver to be appointed; their residence, &c.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a register and a receiver appointed for said land district, who shall reside and superintend the sales of the public lands at such place as the President shall designate. They shall give security in the same manner and in the same sums, and their compensation, emoluments, duty, and authority, shall, in every respect, be the same in relation to the lands which may be disposed of at said office, as are or may be provided by law relative to the registers and receivers of public money in the several offices established for the sale of the public lands.

Part of certain districts annexed to the Lexington district.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all that part of the southwestern district of Missouri which is situated north of the line between townships thirty-four and thirty-five, and that portion of the Fayette district lying west of the line dividing ranges twenty and twenty-one west, south of the Missouri river, is hereby annexed to, and shall make a part of the western or Lexington district of Missouri, the office for which shall be located at such place as the President shall designate.

Plats of surveys to be deposited in the proper offices.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury, as soon as the same can be done, to cause the plats of the surveys of the new district hereby created, and of the portion annexed to the western district, to be deposited in the proper offices, and he is hereby authorized to allow and pay, out of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands,Reasonable expenses to be paid. the reasonable expenses which may be incurred in carrying this act into effect.

Act when to take effect.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after the expiration of six calendar months from the date of the passage thereof.

Approved, August 26, 1842.