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An Act concerning the gold coins of the United States, and for other

purposes. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the gold coins of the United States shall contain the following quantities of metal, that is to say: each eagle sball contain two hundred and thirty two grains of pure gold, and two hundred and fifty-eight grains of standard gold; each fhalf eagle one hundred and sixteen grains of pure gold, and one hundred and twenty-nine grains of standard gold; each quarter eagle shall conlain fifty eight grains of pure gold, and sixty-four and a half grains of

standard gold; every such eagle shall be of the value of ten dollars; every such half eagle shall be of the value of five dollars, and every such quar

ter eagle shall be of the value of two dollars and fifty cents; and the said gold coins shall be receivable in all paymeuts, when of full weight, according to their respective values; and when of less than full weight, at less values, proportioned to their actual weights.

SEC 2 And be al further enacted, That all standard gold or silver deposited for coinage after the thirty-first day of July next, shall be paid for in coin under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, within five days from the making of such deposite, deducting from the amount of said deposite of gold and silver one half of one per ceutum: Prorided, That no deduction shall be made unless said advance be required by such depositor within forty days.

SEC 3. And be il further enacted, That all gold coins of the United States minted anterior to the thirty-first day of July next, shall be receivable in all payments at the rate of ninety-four and eight-tenths of a cent per pennyweight.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the better to secure a conformity of the said gold coins to their respective standards as aforesaid, |from every separate mass of standard gold which shall be made into coins at the said mint, there shall be taken, set apart by the Treasurer and reserved in his custody, a certain number of pieces, not less than three, and that once in every year the pieces so set apart and reserved shall be assayed under the inspection of the officers, and at the time, and fin the manner now provided by law, and, if it shall be found that the gold so assayed, shall not be inferior to the said standard hereinbefore declared, more than one part in three hundred and eighty-four in fineness, and one part in five hundred in weight, the officer or officers of the said mint whom it may concern, shall be held excusable ; but if any greater inferiority shall appear, it shall be certified to the President of the United States, and if he shall so decide, the said officer or officers shall be thereafter disqualified to hold their respective offices: Provided, That, if in making any delivery of coin at the mint in payment of a deposite, the weight thereof shall be found defective, the officer concerned shall be responsible to the owner for the full weight, it clajined at the time of delivery.

Sec. 5. And be il further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after the thirty-first day of July, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four.

| Approved, June 28th, 1834.)

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PUBLIC LANDS. List of United States Land Districts, showing the dates of the laws under

which they were established. Note.-Those marked * were in operation under the system of Credit sales. - Those withJout the asterisk eummenced operations under the Cash system of sales.

Ohio. *Marietta Land District, established by the act of...... May 10, 1800 *Zanesville....do.................... .to.......

March 3, 1803 *Steubenville..do.......

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May 10, 1800 ** hillicothe....do....... do...

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May 10, 1800 *Cincinnati....do. ..... ....do..........do............ May 10, 1800 *Wooster, originally Canton .............do ............ March 3, 1807 Wapaukonnetta, formerly Piqua..........do..

March 3, 1819 Bucyrus, formerly Tiffin, originally Delaware.......... March 3, 1819

Indiana. *Jeffersonville Land District, established by the act of March 3, 1807 * Vincennes.....do...... .....do..........do........ March 26, 1804 Indianapolis, originally Brookville i.... ...do....... March 3, 1819 Crawfordsville, originally Terre Haute....do .......... March 3, 1819 Fort Wayne.................do....... ..do......... May 8, 1822 La Porte..........do..........do..........do.......... March 2, 1833

Illinois. *Shawneetown Land District, established by the act nf Feb. 21, 1812 * Kaskaskia....... d..........do.....

March 26, 1804 *Edwardsville....do.. ........do...... ...do .......... April 29, 1816 Vandalia ..........dw..........do..........do.......... May

11, 1820 Palestine......

......do......... do ..........do.......... May 11, 1820 Springfield........do..........do ........ oo... ..... May

8, 1822 Danville ...... ...do .....................0.......... Feb. 19, 1831 Quincy.. ......do..........do..........do ..........

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19, 1831 N. W. District........do..........do........., June 26, 1834 N. E. District...........do...... ...do........ June 26, 1934

Missouri. *St. Louis Land District, established by the act of..... March 3, 1811 *Fayetle, originally Franklin, District of Howard Co. Feb. 17, 1818 Jacksoni, District of Cape Girardeau county.

.......... Feb. 17, 1818 Palmyra, District of Salı river, established by act of... May 26, 1824 Lexington, Western District of Missouri..do... March 3, 1823 Springfield, established by act of

June 26, 1834

Louisiana. Ouchita, Northern District, established by the act of... March 3, 1811 * Opelousas, South Westero District........do........ March 3, 1811 New Orleans, South Eastern District......do........ March 3, 1811 St. Helena Court House, District West of Pearl river,

and East of the Island of New Orleans-District organized by act of 251h April, 1812-Land Office established by the act ofi...

March 3, 1819

Mississippi. *Washington, District West of Pearl river, established by the act of........

..... March 3, 1803

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Augusta, District of Jackson county-Land office origi

nally ai Jackson C. H - District originated per act

of 25th April, 1812– Land office established per act of March 3, 1819 Mount Salus, originally at Jackson-District of Lands

ceded by the Choctaws, by a treaty of 181h October,

1820-established by ace of .................. May 6, 1822 Columbus, N. E. District Ceded by the Chorta ws, March 2, 1833

by treaties of Oct. 18, Chocchuma, N. W. Dist. 1820, & Sept. 27, 1830, March 2, 1833

Alabama, *St Stephens, District East of Pearl river, by act of... March 3, 1803 *Huntsville, originally at Nashville, Tennessee, District

of Madisou couviy-Huntsville was originally called

Twickenham, established by act of......... ...... March 3, 1807 •Cahaha, originally at Milleilgeville, Ga. by act of.... March 3, 1815 Tuscaloosa.....

.......... May 11, 1820 Sparta, originally Conecuh Court House .........do.... May 11, 1820 Demopolis....

........ March 2, 1833 Montgomery. J Lande arquired by the treaty with the July 10, 1832 Mardisville. Creeks, concluded March 24, 1832. S July 10, 1832

Michigan Territory. *Detroit Laod Distriri, established by the act of....... March 26, '1804 Monroe, Southern District of Michigan....do......... March 3, 1823 fr District abolished.) While Pigrou Prairie ............ ....do....... Feb. 19, 1831 Monroe, : re-established in part, ...........do.......... Jan. 30, 1833 Mineral Point, Wisconsin District..........ro.......... June 26, 1834 Green Bay.............

.........................do.......... June 26, 1834

Arkansas Territory. + Little Rock, Arkansas District, established by act of Feb. 17, 1818 18.tesville, Lawrence county District .....do.......... Feb. 17, 1818 Washington, Red river District.............do ....... June 25, 1832 Fayetteville.....

............... ...do...... June 25, 1832 Helena, Mississippi District...... ...do...... June 26, 1834

Florida Territory. Tallahassee, District of West Florida, by the act of.... March 3, 1822 St. Augustine, District of East Florida.....do....... March 3, 1823

+Dist ict boundaries modified per act of 25th June, 1832, by which act the District of Lands now subject to sale at Batesville is called the White River District.

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SURVEYORS OF PUBLIC LANDS.
Name.

Where employed. Compensa.

tion. Micajah T. Williams, Surveyor General

N.W.of the Ohio river for the States of

Ohio, Inajana, & Terry of Michigan.. Cincinnati...... 2000 00 samuel Williams....

...Clerk, ......do........ 850 00 Oliver Simpson......................do.. ......do.....

625 00 Samuel Morrison....................do .....do. ........ 625 00

M. Williamson, Surveyor South of

Tennessee, for the State of Mississippi. Jackson, Miss...... 2000 00 fi, L. C. Davis...............Chief Clerk, ......do ........ 900 00

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.....Clerk, Jarkson, Miss...... 800 00 James H. Weakley, Surveyo , Alabama.. Florence, Alabaina, 2000 00 F. Sanpoper.... . Drasismian, ......do.....

750 00 John D. Coffee....... ......Clerk, ......do.....

500 00 E T Langham, Surer Illinois & Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri 2000 00 William Milburn........ ...Chief Clerk,

750 00 Augustus H. Evans............ Draftsmair, ......ho......... 750 00 John Warnock......................Clerk, .....oro.......

600 00 Wosiah Gould............ ....... ....do........do......

600 00 Jesse Applegate.......

600 00 ..................do........do G, H. Barbour............ .....do.. ......do.......

500 00 Jos M. Chadwick........ ....do..

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500 00 William Call...........

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500 001 Robert Butler, Surveyor, Florida. ........l'allahassee ........

2000 00 Charles Haire......................Clerk, ......do............

1000 00 Rob. W. Williams ......

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1000 00 H. T. Williams, Surveyor, Louisiana. Donaldsonville 2000 00 J. 0. Lee............... .........Clerk, ......no....

1000 00 Robert Boyd.......... .......iodo......oro......... 900 00 Green Taylor

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800 00 A. J. Jewell

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5 000 James S Conway, Surveyor, Arkansas .. Rittle Rock

1500 00 A. Langhorne ...................lerk, ......do........ 800 00 Win. Pelham ........................do.. ......do.....

500 00) R. A Callaway... .........do.. .....do....

500 00 John Bell, Surveyor of the Lands in Mis

sissippi, cedert by the Chickasaw's treaty of Pontilock-October, 1832....... Pontitock, Miss..... 1500 00

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REGISTERS OF LAND OFFICES. The compensation to Registers is 8500.00 per annum, and one per cent. commission on

moneys paid into the Land Office. Name.

Office.

Date of commission. David Hoge

Steubenville...... .Ohii Feb'y 19, 1834 Joseph Wood............ Marielta .............

March 3, 1833 Peyton S. Synimes Cincinnati....

March 3, 1833 Thomas Scott ............. Chillicothe.....

March 9, 1833 Samuel A. Barker........ Zanesville .........

June 30, 1834 Joseph S. Lake.......... Wooster. ............... March 25, 1834 Thomas B. Vauhorne.... Wapaukonnetta............. May

5, 1832 Thomas Gillespie. Bucyrus

May

22, 1834 Willian Lewis...... Jeffersonville....... Indiana March 25, 1834 John Badollet...... Vincenues

Jau'y 4, 1833 Arthur St. Clair.... Indianapolis

June 24. 1834 Charles Tyler......... Crawfordsville

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12, 1834 Robert Brarkenridge.. Fort Waynes

March 25, 1834 David Robb............. La Porte ..

March 2, 1833 Miles Hotchkiss... Kaskaskia .... ......Jllinois April 30, 1832 James C. Sloo.......... Shawneetown.............

March 25, 1834 Samuel H Thompson... Edwardsville......

Jan'y 7, 1835 Charles Prentiss..... Vandalia...

March 25, 1834

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Samuel Alexander...... Quincy....... Mlinois., March 2, 1835
Joseph Kitchell
Palestine..

Marcb 5, 1833 John C. Alexander Danville.

June 12, 1834 George Forquer..... Springfield.

Dec's 24. 1834 Jobo Biddle ......... Detroit....... Michigan Ter. Jan'y 10, 1831 Abraham Edwards...... Bronsoo..........

March 3, 1831 Levis. Humphrey... Monroe..

Feb'y 9, 1833 William B. Slaughter..

Green Bay

.............. June 30, 1834 Jonu P. Sheldon........ Mineral Point........... June 30, 1834 William Christy

St. Louis......... Missouri. March 7, 1833 Hampton L. Buon .. Fayeite....

Jau'y 4, 1834 Frank J. Allen ...... Jackson.................

Dec'r 24, 1831 Finis Ewing.... Lexington................

May 25, 1834 William Wright

Palinyra................. May 29, 1934 Joel H. Haden....... Springfild........

June 30, 1834 Tuwasend Dickinson.... Basesville.... Arkansas Ter. Fen'y 9. 1833 Bernard Smith....... Little Rock

Feb'y 19, 1334 Wm. McKennon Ball... Fayetteville...

July 10, 1832 George Conway.. Washingtoи.

June 16, 1834 J. M. A. Hamblin....... Ouachita...

May 30, 1832 Jobo T. Cabeen.. ..... Helena

June 30, 1834 Valentiue King...... Opelousas...... Louisiana. Jan'y 28, 1834 B 2. Canonge...... New Orleans ..............

June 24, 1834 John Rillian.........

St. Helena C. H............ Julie 16, 1834 Thomas W. Newman... Washington ....Mississippi Jau'y 2, 1835 William Howze...... dugusta...

Feb'y 10, 1832 Chomas L Sumrall .... Mount Salus.........

March 2, 18.33 William Dowsing... Columbus...........

March 2, 1833 Samuel Gwia....... Chocchuma ..........

March 2, 1833 Robert Teppin....... Poolituck

Mirch 2, 1833 Joho B Hazard..... St. Stephens...... Alabama. Jan'y 29, 1834 Benjamin S. Pope ... ....... Huntsville...

April 21, 1832 John H. Vincent........ Tuscaloosa ............. March 25, 1834 Alanson Saltmarsh ..... Cahaba.................

Feb'y 24, 1832 ifade H Greening...... Sparta ................. May 14, 1832 Jacob T. Bradford ...... Mardisville..

June 16, 1834 Joho H. Somerville...... Montgomery..

July 10, 1832 Andrew , Crawford.... Demopolis

March 2, 1833 George W. Ward........ Tallahassee....Florida Ter Jau'y 14, 1834 Charles Downing..... St. Augustine.... ...... May 22, 1834

RECEIVERS OF PUBLIC MONEYS. The compensation to Receivers is 8500.00 per annum, and one per cent. commission on

moneys paid into ibe Land Office. Names.

Office.

Date of commission. John H Viers........... Steubeo ville.. .Ohio. Jan'y

4, 1833 David G. Skinner....... Marietta

March 25, 1834 Morgan Neville...... Cincinnati...

May 22, 1834 John Coates............ Chillicothe

March 25, 1834 John Hall............... Zanesville................

Dec'r 21, 1834 Samuel Quinby Wooster.................

March 2, 1831 William Blackburn... .. Wapaukonpetla............ Dec'r 21, 1834

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