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ACT OF CONGRESS ORDERING THE DESIGNATION BY
A NEW SURVEY, OF THE WESTERN AND
NORTHERN BOUNDARIES OF OHIO.
(MAY 20, 1812. )
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES TO ASCERTAIN AND DESIGNATE CERTAIN BOUNDARIES.
enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled , That the surveyor general, under the direction of
the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized
and required (as soon as the consent of the Indians can be
obtained), to cause to be surveyed, marked and designated, so much
of the western and northern boundaries of the state of Ohio, which
have not already been ascertained, as divides said state from the
territories of Indiana and Michigan, agreeably to the boundaries as
established by the act entituled, "An act to enable the people of
the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio to
form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of
such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original
states, and for other purposes," passed April thirtieth, one
thousand eight hundred and two ; and to cause to be made a plat or
plan of so much of the boundary line as runs from' the southerly
extreme of Lake Michigan to Lake Erie, particularly noting the place
where said line intersects the margin of Said lake, and to return
the same when made to Congress : Provided,. that the whole expense
of surveying and marking the said boundary lines shall not exceed
five dollars for every mile that shall be actually sur- veyed and
marked, which shall be paid out of the monies appropriated. for
defraying the expense of surveying the public lands.
APPROVED, May 20, 1812.
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