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oviding for the correction purchase, and being desirous

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ered and nineteen, are hereby of the land office; and if it

patents have issued, or shall to the register and receiv

that the party concerned shall entry has been made, an

The commissioners of the general incorrect marks made change of the original

secretary of the treasury - Approved, land; or that it has, of the surveyor, or receiver of public and their opinion have power to

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marted by the Senate and House of Representatives the purcha payment

held sates of America in Congress assembled, That heresame off

air at the president of the United States, shall be advertised for a

er at putke lands which shall be exposed to public sale, by srivitstanding. [Approved, June 28, 1834.]

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The following are the notices from American Journals, collected by

one of the most distinguished British Statesmen, of Extracts from American Journals, showing the events that marked the Progress of American Revolution. Boston, New England, Oct. 31. Last Friday, the following address was presented to Gen. Gage, by several gentlemen of the council, in behalf of themselves, and the other members who subscribed to it being all that were present : To his Excellency Gen. Gage, commander in chief of his

majesty's force in America. The address of the subscribers, members of his majesty's council of the province of the Massachusetts Bay. SIR,

A general council being held yesterday, gives the distant members of it, together with members in the town and neighbourhood, the pleasure of addressing you. We take the first opportunity of doing it, and at the same time to pay our compliments to your excellency.

In this time of public distress, when the general court of the province is in a state of dissolution, when the metropolis is possessed with troops, and surrounded by ships of war, and when more troops are daily expected, it affords a general satisfaction, that your excellency has visited the province, and has now an opportunity of knowing the state of it by your own observation and inquiry:

Your own observation will give you the fullest evidence that the town and province are in a peaceful state. Your own inquiry will satisfy you, that though there have been disorders in the town of Boston, some of them did not merit notice, and that such as did have been magnified beyond the truth.

Those of the 18th of March and 10th of June, are said to have occasioned the abovementioned armament to be ordered hither : provisions of the act entitled “An act providing for the correction of errors in making entries of lands at the land offices,” approved March third, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, are hereby declared to extend to cases where patents have issued, or shall hereafter issue: upon condition that the party concerned shall surrender his or her patent, to the commissioners of the general land office, with a relinquishment of title thereon, executed in a form to be prescribed by the secretary of the treasury.- Approved, 24 May, 1828.]

[ *530 ] * CHAP. 471.-An act limiting the times of advertising the sales of the public

lands. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter the public lands which shall be exposed to public sale, by order of the president of the United States, shall be advertised for a period of not less than three, nor more than six months prior to the day of sale, any thing in any law heretofore enacted to the contrary notwithstanding.-[Approved, June 28, 1834.]

APPEND I X.

PROGRESS

OF THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

The following are the notices from American Journals, collected by one of the most distinguished British Statesmen, of Extracts from American Journals, showing the events that marked the Progress of American Revolution. Boston, New England, Oct. 31. Last Friday, the following address was presented to Gen. Gage, by several gentlemen of the Council, in behalf of themselves, and the other members who subscribed to it being all that were present : To his Excellency Gen. Gage, commander in chief of his

majesty's force in America. The address of the subscribers, members of his majesty's council of the province of the Massachusetts Bay. SIR,

A general council being held yesterday, gives the distant members of it, together with members in the town and neighbourhood, the pleasure of addressing you. We take the first opportunity of doing it, and at the same time to pay our compliments to your excellency.

In this time of public distress, when the general court of the province is in a state of dissolution, when the metropolis is possessed with troops, and surrounded by ships of war, and when more troops are daily expected, it affords a general satisfaction, that your excellency has visited the province, and has now an opportunity of knowing the state of it by your own observation and inquiry.

Your own observation will give you the fullest evidence that the town and province are in a peaceful state. Your own inquiry will satisfy you, that though there have been disorders in the town of Boston, some of them did not merit notice, and that such as did have been magnified beyond the truth.

Those of the 18th of March and 10th of June, are said to have occasioned the abovementioned armament to be ordered hither :

the first was trivial, and could not have been noticed to the disadvantage of the town, but by persons inimical to it, especially as it happened in the evening of a day of recreation; the other was criminal, and the actors in it were guilty of a riot, but we are obliged to say, it had its rise from those persons who are loudest in their complaints about it, and who by their overcharged representations of it, have been the occasion of so great an armament being ordered hither; we cannot persuade ourselves to believe, they have sufficient evidence to support suchr epresentations, which have most unjustly brought into question the loyalty of as loyal a people as any in his majesty's dominions.

This misfortune has arisen from the accusation of interested men, whose avarice having smothered in their breasts every sentiment of humanity towards this province, has impelled them to oppress it to the utmost of their power, and by the consequence of that oppression, essentially to injure Great Britain.

From the candour of your excellency's sentiments, we assure ourselves you will not entertain any apprehension that we mean to justily the disorders and riotous proceedings that have taken place in the town of Boston; we detest them, and have repeatedly and publicly expressed that detestation, and in council have advised Governor Bernard, to order the attorney-general to prosecute the perpetrators of them; but, at the same time, we are obliged to declare, in justice to the town, that the disorders of the 10th of June last, occasioned by a seizure made by the officers of the customs, appear to have originated with those who ordered the seizure to be made; the hour of making the seizure at or near sun-set, the threats and armed force used in it, the forcibly carrying the vessel away, and all in a manner unprecedented and calculated to irritate justly the apprehension that the seizure was accompanied with those extraordinary circumstances, in order to excite a riot, and furnish plausible pretences for requiring troops a day or two after the riot : and, as if in prosecution of the last mentioned purpose, notwithstanding there was not the least insult offered to the commissioners of the customs, either in their persons or property, they thought fit to retire on the pretence of security to themselves on board the Romney man of war, and afterwards to Castle William; and when there, to keep up the idea of their being still in great hazard, procured the Romney, and several other vessels of war to be stationed, as if to prevent an attack upon the castle, which they affected to be afraid of.

These proceedings have doubtless taken place, to induce a belief among the officers of the navy and army, as they occasionally came hither, that the commissioners were in danger of being attacked, and procure from those officers representations coincident with their own, that they really were so; but their frequent landing on the main, and making incursions into the country, where it would have been easy to seize them, if any injury had been intended, demonstrates the insincerity of the declarations, that they immured

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