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Sec. 6. And bc it further enacted, That the following proposttions be, and the same are hereby offered to the convention of the said territory of Illinois, when formed, for their free acceptance or rejection, which, if accepted by the convention, shall be obligatory upon

the United States and the said state. First." That section numbered sixteen in every township, and, when such section has been sold or otherwise disposed of, other lands equivalent thereto, and as contiguous as may be, shall be granted to the state for the use of the inhabitants of such town. ship, for the use of schools.

Second. That all salt springs within such state, and the land reserved for the use of the same, shall be granted to the said state, for the use of the said state, and the same to be used under such terms and conditions, and regulations, as the législature of said state shall direct: Provided, the legislature shall never sell, nor lease the same, for a longer period than ten years, at any one time.

Third. That five per cent. of the nett proceeds of the lands lying within such state, and which shall be sold by congress, from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, after deducting all expenses incident to the same, shall be reserved for the purposes following, viz. two-fifths to be disbursed, under the direction of Congress, in making roads leading to the state; the residue to be appropriated by the legislature of the state, for the encouragement of learning, of which one-sixth part shall be exclusively bestowed on a college or university.

Fourth. That thirty-six sections, or one entire township, which shall be designated by the President of the United States, together with the one heretofore reserved for that purpose, shall be reserved for the use of a seminary of learning, and vested in the legislature of the said state, to be appropriated solely to the use of such seminary by the said legislature: Provided always, That the four foregoing propositions, herein offered, are on the conditions that the convention of the said state shall provide by an ordinance, irrevocable without the consent of the United States, that every and each tract of land sold by the United States, from and after the first day of January 1819, shall remain exempt from any tax laid by order, or under any authority of the state, whether for state, county or township, or any other purpose whatever, for the term of five years from and after the day of sale: And further, that the bounty lands granted, or bereafter to be granted, for military services during the late war, shall, while they continue to be held by the patentees or their heirs, remain exempt as aforesaid from all taxes, for the term of three years from and after the date of the patents respectively, and that all the lands belonging to the citizens of the United

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States, residing without the said state, shall never be taxed higher than lands belonging to persons residing

therein. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all that part of the territory of the United States, lying north of the state of Indiana, and which was included in the former Iodiana territory, together with that part of the Illinois territory which is situated north of and not included within the boundaries prescribed by this act, to the state thereby authorized to be formed, shall be, and hereby is, attached to, and made part of the Michigan territory, from and after the formation of the said state, subject, nevertheless, to be hereafter disposed of by congress, according to the right reserved in the fifth article of the ordinance aforesaid and the inhabitants therein shall be entitled to the same privileges

and immunities, and subject to the same rules and regulations, in all respects with the other citizens of the Michigan territory. Approved, 18th April, 1818.

JAMES MONROE.

AN ACT respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters.

APPROVED, February 12, 1793. Sec. i Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever the executive authority of any state in the union, or of either of the territories northwest or south of the river Ohio, shall demand any person as a fugitive from justice, of the executive authority of any such state or territory to which such person shall have fled, and shall, moreover, produce the copy of an indictment found, or an affidavit made, before a magistrate of any state or territory as aforesaid, charging the person so demanded with having committed treason, felony, or other crime certified as authentic by the governor or chief magistrate of the state 'or territory from whence the person so charged fled, it shall be the duty of the executive authority of the state or territory to which such person shall have fled, to cause him or her to be arrested and secured, and notice of the arrest to be given to the executive authority making such demand, or to the agent of such authority appointed to receive the fugitive, and to cause the fugitive to be delivered to such agent when he shall appear: But if no such agent shall appear within six months from the time of the arrest, the prisoner may be discharged. And all costs or expenses, incurred in the apprehending, securing, and transmitting,

such fugitive to the state or territory making such demand, shall be paid by such state or territory.

Sec. 2 And be it further enacted, That any agent appointed as aforesaid, who shall receive the fugitive into his custody, shall be empowered to transport him or her to the state or territory from which he or she shall have fled. And if any person or per sons shall, by force, set at liberty, or rescue the fugitive from such agent while transporting, as aforesaid, the person or persons so offending shall, on conviction, be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, and be imprisoned not exceeding one year.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when a person held to labor in any of the United States. or either of the territories on the northwest or south of the river Ohio, under the laws thereof, shall escape into any other of the said states or territories, the person to whom such labor or service may be due, his agent or at torney is hereby empowered to seize or arrest such fugitive from labor, and to take him or her before any judge of the circuit or district courts of the United States, residing or being within the state, or before any magistrate of a county, city, or town corporate, wherein such seizure or arrest shall be made, and upon proof, to the satisfaction of such judge or magistrate, either by oral testimony or affidavit taken before and certified by a magistrate of any such state or territory, that the person so seized or arrested doth, under the laws of the state or territory from which he or she fled, owe service or labor to the person claiming him or her, it shall be the duty of such judge or magistrate to give a certificate thereof to such claimant, his agent or attorney, which shall be sufficient warrant for removing the said fugitive from labor, to the state or territory from which he or she fled.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That any person who shall knowingly and willingly obstruct or hinder such claimant his agent or attorney, in so seizing or arresting such fugitive from labor, or shall rescue such fugitive from such claimant, his agent or attorney when so arrested, pursuant to the authority herein given or declared; or shall harbor or conceal such person

after notice that he or she was a fugitive from labor as aforesaid, shall, for either of the said offences forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dollars. Which penalty may be recovered by and for the benefit of such claimant, by action of debt, in any court prom per to try the same; saving, moreover, to the person claiming such labor or service, his right of action for, or on aecount of the said injuries, or either of them.

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AN ACT authorising Jane Dubois and Touissiant

Dubois, surviving executors of Touissaint Dubois, deceased, and Ambrose-Whitlock, administrator of the estate of William Jones, deceased, to convey certain real estate.

APPROVED, January 24, 1823.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Minois represented in the general assembly, That Jane Dubois and Touissaint Dubois, surviving executors of the last will and testament of Touissaint Dubois, deceased, be, and they, or the survivor of them, is hereby authorised to make and execute

Executors of Tou. all deeds of conveyance for securing to the pur- Dubois to convey cahser or purchasers, all the right, title, interest, certain estate claim and demand of the said deceased; at the time the purchasers. of his death, of, irr, and to all and singular the lands, tenements and hereditament, wbich were held either in joint tenancy, coparcenary or in common, lying within the boundaries of the state of Illinois, that may have been sold by the said Touissaint Dubois, deceased, in his life tiine, and to which the said deceased, if he had lived, would have been bound to make a title.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Touissaint Dubois and Ambrose Whitlock, administrators of the estate of William Jones, deceased, they, or the survivor of them, is hereby authorised to make and execute all necessary deeds of convey. Jones to make cer

Adm'rs. of Wm. ance, for securing to the purchaser or purchasers, lain deeds to pur. all the right, title, interest, claim and demand, of chasers. the said deceased, at the time of his death, of, in and to all and singular the lands, tenements and hereditaments, which were beld in joint tenancy, coparcenary, or in common, lying within the bonn. daries of the state of Illinois, which may have been

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