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Page 338 - ... possessed prior to the 20th of December, 1803, shall be and the same are hereby confirmed to the inhabitants of the respective towns or villages aforesaid, according to their several right or rights in common thereto, Provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect the rights of any persons, claiming the same land or any part thereof whose claims have been confirmed by the Board of Commissioners for adjusting and settling claims to land in the said territory.