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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.


BE it 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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