An ACT to Amend the Act for the Appropriation of Lands Acquired by the Treaty of Tellico.
Approved by the Kentucky General Assembly on January 31, 1811
SECTION 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That each and every person or persons, who may hereafter pay into the treasury any money, under the provisions of the said recited act, shall first apply to the auditor with a certificate from the register, of the quantity of land about to be paid for, and the auditor shall thereupon certify to the treasurer, the amount to be paid thereon, and debit the treasurer for such amount as in other cases.
SECTION 2. Be it further enacted, That for all monies paid under the said recited act, prior to the passage of this act, the treasurer shall make a statement on oath, before some justice of the peace for Franklin county, and deliver the same to the auditor, who shall debit the same against the treasurer.
SECTION 3. Be it further enacted, That the whole amount of the monies now due, and to become due this commonwealth, for any tract of land, acquired under and by virtue of the provisions of the said recited act, shall be discharged in four equal annual installments; the first to be paid on the first day of January next, and on that day in every succeeding year, until the whole shall be paid in the term aforesaid: Provided, however, that the commonwealth shall be entitled to an interest of six per cent per annum on the principal now due for said lands, until the same shall be paid into the public treasury.
SECTION 4. Be it further enacted, That if any installment hereby allowed, on any tract of land acquired as aforesaid, shall not be paid on or before the first day of January next, and on that day annually thereafter, the lands upon which such installment shall not be paid as aforesaid, shall be exposed to sale under the same laws and regulations, which are now in force relative to the sale of head-right lands in this commonwealth.
SECTION 5. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the clerk of the circuit court, where certificate have, or may be granted, to transmit the same to the auditor of public accounts, on or before the first day of November next, and every succeeding November: and said auditor shall, on or before the 15th day of December ensuing, make out and furnish the register, with an account of the claims granted by the respective circuit courts; and it shall be duty of the register, to proceed to sell all lands subject to sale by the fourth section of this act; which shall be exposed for sale by the register, at the state house door, on the second day of January next, and every succeeding second day of January.
SECTION 6. Be it further enacted, that the clerks shall have the same compensation, for making out and transmitting to the auditor, the respective certificates, granted to the settlers in the tract of country acquired by the treaty of Tellico, which the clerks of the county courts were allowed for transmitting to the auditor, the certificates of claims granted to the settlers in this commonwealth by the county courts.
REF: “Acts of the Kentucky General Assembly”, 1811, pp 114-116.