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STATE GRANTS AND SELECTIONS.

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See “Swamp lands".
Revised Statutes.--Section 1946_School lands in certain Territories..
Sections 2378-2379__Grant to new States-Selection and location of lands-
Section 2449—Fee-simple title to pass.---
Act of March 2, 1895__State selections on ceded Indian reservations.--
ARIZONA.-Act of June 20, 1910—Sections 16, 36, 2, and 32 for common

schools Lieu selections Internal improvements--Trust fund—Mortgages prohibited-Sales and leases Commission to select -CALIFORNIA.-Revised Statutes, sections 2485-2487-Certain selec

tions confirmed-Surveyed lands-Surveyed only by State --Act of March 3, 1853—-Public lands in California, except school and min

eral lands, to be subject to preemption ---
Act of July 23, 1866-Lieu selections Surveyor general to furnish State

Lists as basis for selections.---
Act of March 1, 1877-Certain selections confirmed--Mexican grants-In-

nocent purchasers protected-Settlers-Mineral lands..
COLORADO.---Act of March 3, 1875_School lands-School fund-Min-

eral lands -
Act of April 2, 1884-Selections in lieu of mineral lands.
IDAHO.-Act of July 3, 1890 -School lands—Sale-Leases-Selections

in lieu of mineral lands_
Act of February 27, 1913–Selections on oil and phosphate lands.
MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, AND WASH-
INGTON.--Act of February 22, 1889School lands--Reservations ex-

cepted-Sale-Leases Selections in lieu of mineral lands------
Act of December 18, 1902-Certain selections in Washington confirmed.
Act of August 11, 1921--Section 11 of the act of February 22, 1889,

amended
Act of February 14, 1923_Cut-over lands may be exchanged for other

lands of equal value..
NEVADA. ---Act of March 21, 1864School lands.-
Act of July 4, 1866-Mineral lands reserved from sale.
Act of June 16, 1880-2,000,000 acres granted in lieu of sections 16 and 36.
NEW MEXICO.--Act of June 21, 1898-School lands--Reservations ex-

cepted-Partial grant only-Commission to select---Lease-Sale.
Act of June 25, 1906-Section 10 of the act of June 21, 1898, amended.---
Act of March 16, 1908- Sections 2275-2276, Revised Statutes, providing for

selections, made applicable to New Mexico.---
Act of June 20, 1910-Sections 16, 36, 2, and 32 for common schools

Lleu selections_Internal improvements-Trust fund-Mortgages pro-
hibited.-Sales-Leases--Commission to select---
OREGON.--Act of February 14, 1859-School lands-Lieu selections..
Act of June 18, 1874-Wagon roads_
UTAH.--Act of July 16, 1894_School lands-Reservations excepted...---
Act of May 3, 1902-Sections 2275-2276, Revised Statutes, providing for

selections made applicable-Sections 2 and 32 added.
WYOMING.--Act of July 10, 1890-School lands-Sale-Mineral lands

excepted-Lieu selections ---
STATE SELECTIONS.--Revised Statutes, sections 2275-2276-Settle-

ments before survey on sections 16 and 36—Lieu lands-Deficiencies

in school sections and fractional townships.
Act of March 3, 1893—Preference right to certain States.
Act of August 18, 1894--Survey of lands and preference right to certain

States...
Act of March 2, 1895–Selections of school lands on Indian reservations
Act of April 29, 1898-Settlement between the United States and Arkansas.
Act of April 30, 1912--Surface of coal lands to State --
Act of February 16, 1921-Survey of lands and preference right to
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SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.

Revised Statutes, section 441.--The Secretary of the Interior is charged with supervision of the public lands.

UNITED STATES REVISED STATUTES.

Duties of Sec- Sec. 441. The Secretary of the Interior is charged with retary.

Mar. 3, 1849, the supervision of public business relating to the follow9 8. 895.

ing subjects:
First. The census; when directed by law.
Second. The public lands, including mines.
Third. The Indians.
Fourth. Pensions and bounty lands.
Fifth Patents for inventions.
Sixth. The custody and distribution of publications.
Seventh. Education.
Eighth. Government Hospital for the Insane.

Ninth. Columbia Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. 532

SOLDIERS' ADDITIONAL HOMESTEADS.

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Revised Statutes.-Sections 2306–2307--Persons who have had at least

90 days' military service during the War of the Rebellion, and who prior to June 22, 1874, made homestead entry for less than 160 acres,

may make additional entry--Act of March 3, 1893-May perfect title by payment when certificate of

the Commissioner of the General Land Office is found erroneous. Act of August 18, 1894–Soldier's additional certificates declared to be

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UNITED STATES REVISED STATUTES.

June 8, 1872,

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SEC. 2306. Every person entitled, under the provisions ha persons who of section twenty-three hundred and four to enter a than 160 acres, homestead who may have heretofore entered, under the rights of homestead laws, a quantity of land less than one hundred 17 8. 883. and sixty acres, shall be permitted to enter so much land as, when added to the quantity previously entered, shall not exceed one hundred and sixty acres.

Sec. 2307. In case of the death of any person who would be entitled to a homestead under the provisions of persons children of section two thousand three hundred and four, his widow,

to homestead, etc. if unmarried, or in case of her death or marriage, then his minor orphan children, by a guardian duly appointed and officially accredited at the Department of the Interior, shall be entitled to all the benefits enumerated in this chapter, subject to all the provisions as to settlement and improvement therein contained; but if such person died during his term of enlistment, the whole term of his enlistment shall be deducted from the time heretofore required to perfect the title.

Ibid.

ACTS OF CONGRESS PASSED SUBSEQUENT TO THE

REVISED STATUTES.

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Extract from the sundry civil appropriation Act, approved March 3,

1893 (27 Stat. 572-593). And provided further, That where soldier's additional Perfecting ti. homestead entries have been made or initiated upon cer- diers

' tificate of the Commissioner of the General and Office homesteads. of the right to make such entry, and there is no adverse claimant, and such certificate is found erroneous or invalid for any cause, the purchaser thereunder, on making proof of such purchase, may perfect his title by payment

additional

1 For sec. 2304, see page 80.
* June 22, 1874, date of approval of the United States Revised Statutes.

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of the Government price for the land; but no person shall be permitted to acquire more than one hundred and sixty acres of public land through the location of any such certificate.

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Extract from the sundry civil appropriation Act, approved August 18,

1894 (28 Stat. 372–397). Soldiers'

That all soldiers' additional homestead certificates tificates sold de clared valid. heretofore issued under the rules and regulations of the

General Land Office under section twenty-three hundred and six of the Revised Statutes of the United States, or in pursuance of the decisions or instructions of the Secretary of the Interior, of date March tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, or any subsequent decisions or instructions of the Secretary of the Interior or the Commissioner of the General Land Office, shall be, and are hereby, declared to be valid, notwithstanding any attempted sale or transfer thereof; and where such certificates have been or may hereafter be sold or transferred, such sale or transfe.. shall not be regarded as invalidating the right, but the same shall be good and valid in the hands of bona fide purchasers for value; and all entries heretofore or hereafter made with such certificates by such purchasers shall be approved, and patent shall issue in the name of the assignees.

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