The Existing Laws of the United States of a General and Permanent Character: And Relating to the Survey and Disposition of the Public Domain, December 1, 1880. Embracing References to Previous Legislation, and Citations of Decisions from the Federal and State Courts and from the Executive Officers of the United States, Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1884 - Land tenure - 359 pages

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Page 145 - All valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are hereby declared to be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of the United States...
Page 171 - States governing their possessory title, shall have the exclusive right of possession and enjoyment of all the surface included within the lines of their locations, and of all veins, lodes and ledges throughout their entire depth, the top or apex of which lies inside of such surface lines extended downward vertically...
Page 135 - States in sections or subdivisions of sections, not less than one-quarter of a section; and whenever there are public lands in a State subject to sale at private entry at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, the quantity to which said State shall be entitled shall be selected from such lands within the limits of such State...
Page 82 - That any person who is the head of a family, or who has arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and is a citizen of the United States, or who shall have filed his declaration of intention to become such...
Page 136 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act, to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts...
Page 136 - ... the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college, where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner, as the legislatures of the states may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.
Page 84 - That no certificate shall be given or patent issued therefor until the expiration of five years from the date of such entry : and if, at the expiration of such time, or at any time within two years thereafter, the person making such entry — or if he be dead, his widow : or in case of her death, his heirs or devisee...
Page 92 - An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain...
Page 154 - ... an application for a patent for such placer claim which does not include an application for the vein or lode claim shall be construed as a conclusive declaration that the claimant of the placer claim has no right of possession 139 of the vein or lode claim...
Page 136 - Provided, That in no case shall any State to which land scrip may thus be issued be allowed to locate the same within the limits of any other State or of any Territory of the United States...

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