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penses incident to the same,) shall be appropriated for making public roads and canals within the said State, as the Legislature may direct: Provided, That the five foregoing propositions herein offered are on the condition the Legislature of the said State, by virtue of the powers conferred upon it by the convention which framed the constitution of the said State, shall provide, by an ordinance irrevocable without the

, sent of the United States, that the said State shall never interfere with the primary disposal of the soil within the same by the United States, nor with any regulations Congress may find necessary for securing the title in such soil to the bona fide purchasers thereof; and that no tax shall be imposed on lands the property of the United States; and that in no case shall non-resident proprietors be taxed higher than residents; and that the bounty lands granted, or hereafter to be granted, for military services during the late war, shall, whilst they continue to be held by the patentees or their heirs, remain exempt from any tax laid by order or under the authority of the State, whether for State, county, township, or any other purpose, for the term of three years from and after the date of the patents respectively.

Approved, June 23, 1836,

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ACT OF MAY 20, 1826-4 U.S. STATUTES AT LARGE, 179.
AN ACT to appropriate lands for the support of Schools in

certain townships and fractional townships, not before
provided for.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That to make provision for the support of schools, in all townships or fractional townships for which no land has been heretofore appropriated for that use in those States in which section number sixteen, or other land equivalent thereto, is by law directed to be reserved for the support of schools, in each township, there shall be reserved and appropriated, for the use of schools, in

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each entire township, or fractional township, for which no land has been heretofore appropriated or granted for that purpose, the following quantities of land, to wit: for each township or fractional township, containing a greater quantity of land than three-quarters of an entire township, one section; for a fractional township, containing a greater quantity of land than onehalf, and not more than three-quarters of a township, threequarters of a section; for a fractional township, containing a greater quantity of land than one-quarter, and not more than one-half of a township, one-half section; and for a fractional township, containing a greater quantity of land than one entire section, and not more than one-quarter of a township, onequarter section of land.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid tracts of land shall be selected by the Secretary of the Treasury, out of any unappropriated public land within the land district where the township for which any tract is selected may be situated; and when so selected, shall be held by the same tenure, and upon the same terms, for the support of schools, in such township, as section number sixteen is, or may be held, in the State where such township shall be situated.

Approved, May 20, 1826.

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of Michigan.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to set apart and reserve from sale, out of any public lands within the territory of Michigan, to which the Indian title may be extinguished, and not otherwise appropriated, a quantity of land, not exceeding two entire townships, for the use and support of an University within the territory aforesaid, and for no other use or

purpose whatsoever, to be located in tracts of land corres

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ponding with any of the legal divisions into which the public lands are authorized to be surveyed, not less than one section, orie of which said townships, so set apart and reserved from sale, shall be in lieu of an entire township of land, directed to be located in said territory for the use of a seminary of learning therein, by an act of Congress entitled "An act making provision for the disposal of the public lands in the Indian territory, and for other purposes," approved March twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and four.

Approved, May 20, 1826.

ACT OF JAN. 13, 1830–4 U. S. STATUTES AT LARGE, 370.

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AN ACT to authorize the exchange of certain lots of land be

tween the University of Michigan tefritory, and Martin Baum and others.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Trustees of the University of Michigan be, and they are hereby, authorized to exchange with Martin Baum and others, the tracts of land designated as river lots, number one and two, in the United States' reserve of twelve miles square, on the Miami of Lake Erie, heretofore purchased from the United States, and which, having been relinquished by the said Martin Baum under the provisions of the act of the second of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, for the relief of the purchasers of the public lands, were afterwards selected by the Secretary of the Treasury, for the said University, under the provisions of the act of the twentieth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, entitled “An act concerning a seminary of learning in the territory of Michigan," for such other lands as may be agreed upon by them; and the President of the United States, upon being advised by the said Trustees that such exchange has been made, is hereby authorized and required to issue patents in such manner as may be necessary to carry this act into full effect.

Approved January 13, 1830.

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AN ACT to give the consent of Congress to the sale of

certain Salt Spring Lands, heretofore granted to the State of Michigan.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the State of Michigan shall be, and hereby is, authorized and empowered to sell, in such manner as the Legislature of said State shall by law direct, the Salt Spring lands granted to said State for its use, by an act entitled “An act supplementary to the act entitled an act to establish the northern boundary line of the State of Ohio, and to provide for the admission of the State of Michigan into the Union, on certain conditions, approved June 23, 1836. Approved March 3, 1847.

[45,346.15 Acres, applied to Asylum and Normal School Fund.]

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ACT OF AUGUST 25, 1852–10 U. S. STATUTES AT LARGE,
AN ACT to confirm to the State of Michigan certain lands,

selected for saline purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the selections and locations by the State of Michigan, of the lands lying in said State, described as sections numbered two, three, four, five, eight, nine, ten, eleven, fourteen, fifteen, twenty-one and twenty-two, in Township seven North, of Range fourteen East, heretofore made under and by virtue of the fourth proposition contained in the first section of an act entitled “An act supplementary to the act entitled "An act to establish the northern boundary line of the State of Ohio, and to provide for the admission of the State of Michigan into the Union on certain conditions," "approved June 23d, 1836, be, and the same are hereby, recognized as valid, and confirmed to said State, in lieu of twelve other sections which were incorrectly noted as confirmations under said act, by reason of an erroneous inter

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pretation given at the General Land Office, to the original list
of eelections.

Approved August 25, 1852.

ACT OF MARCH 3, 1835-6 U. S. STATUTES AT LARGE, 615.

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AN ACT to authorize the sale of certain lands belonging to the

University of Michigan.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That William
Woodbridge, John Biddle, and the Governor of the Territory
of Michigan, Trustees of the University of said Territory, be,
and they are hereby, authorized to sell at public auction to the
highest bidder, after sixty days previous notice of the time
and place, in three of the newspapers of said Territory, the
following tracts of land belonging to said University, and lying
near Toledo, on the Maumee river of Lake Erie, to-wit:
Tracts number three and four, the south-west quarter of section
number two, and the west half of section number three, in
township number three, within the “Twelve mile Reservation,
at the foot of the rapids of the said Maumee river, and the
said Trustees are hereby authorized to make good and sufficient
conveyances of said lands; and the product arising from the
sale thereof, shall be considered and shall constitute a part of
the general land appropriated for the benefit of the University
of Michigan.

Approved March 3, 1835.

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AN ACT donating public lands to the several States and Terri

tories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture
and the mechanic arts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That there be granted to the several States, for the purposes hereinafter, men

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