United States Statutes at Large/Volume 5/27th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 262
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be vested Lands to be selected in lieu of other granted for the Wabash and Erie canal.in the State of Indiana twenty-four thousand two hundred and nineteen acres, and fourteen hundredths of an acre of land, to be selected under the authority of the Governor of said State, from any of the unsold public lands therein, not subject to the right of pre-emption, as an equivalent for certain lands covered by Indian reservations in the lands acquired by treaties with the Miami Indians, in the years eighteen hundred and thirty-seven and eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, respectively, and which, had said reservations not been permitted or allowed, would have belonged to said State in virtue of the act of the second of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, entitled1827, ch. 56. “An act to grant a certain quantity of land to the State of Indiana, for the purpose of aiding said State in opening a canal to connect the waters of the Wabash river with those of Lake Erie.”
Lands to be selected in lieu of others granted for the Illinois and Michigan canal.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Governor of the State of Illinois is hereby authorized to cause to be selected, from any of the unsold public lands in that State, not subject to the right of pre-emption, the quantity of five thousand seven hundred and sixty acres, in lieu of sections numbered three and nine, in township thirty-two, north of range three east; sections thirteen and twenty-one, in township thirty-four, north of range six east; sections twenty-five and thirty-three, in township thirty-three, north of range eleven east; and sections thirteen, nineteen, and twenty-one, in township thirty-three, north of range eight, east of the third principal meridian, heretofore selected by the said State under1827, ch. 51. “An act to grant a quantity of land to the State of Illinois, for the purpose of aiding in opening a canal to connect the waters of the Illinois river with those of Lake Michigan,” but which had been sold and patented to individuals by the United States, before the location by the said State had been approved.
Selections to be reported to Secretary of the Treasury, and approved by the President.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the selections of lands made under this act shall be reported by the Governors of the said States respectively, to the Secretary of the Treasury, and approved by the President of the United States.
Approved, August 29, 1842.