Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land Office in Cases Relating to the Public Lands, Volume 10

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Page 172 - ... and the right of way for the construction of ditches and canals for the purposes herein specified is acknowledged and confirmed; but whenever any person, in the construction of any ditch or canal, injures or damages the possession of any settler on the public domain, the party committing such injury or damage shall be liable to the party injured for such injury or damage.
Page 427 - ... every alternate section of public land, not mineral, designated by odd numbers, to the amount of twenty alternate sections per mile, on each side of said railroad line, as said company may adopt, through the Territories of the United States, and ten alternate sections of land per mile on each side of said railroad whenever it passes through any State, and whenever on the line thereof, the United States have full title, not reserved, sold, granted or otherwise appropriated, and free from preemption,...
Page 473 - ... 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 103 - 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 284 - That to enable the State of Arkansas to construct the necessary levees and drains to reclaim the swamp and overflowed lands therein...
Page 257 - Office ; and whenever, prior to said time, any of said sections, or parts of sections, shall have been granted, sold, reserved, occupied by homestead settlers, or preempted, or otherwise disposed of, other lands shall be selected by said company in lieu thereof, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, in alternate sections and designated by odd numbers, not more than ten miles beyond the limits of said alternate sections...
Page 224 - ... ineffectual. Such generally are regulations designed to secure order, system, and dispatch in proceedings, and by a disregard of which the rights of parties interested cannot be injuriously affected.
Page 159 - If no adverse claim shall have been filed with the register and the receiver of the proper land office at the expiration of the sixty days of publication, it shall be assumed that the applicant is entitled to a patent, upon the payment to the proper officer of five dollars per acre, and that no adverse claim exists ; and thereafter Opinion of the Court.
Page 66 - Wisconsin, for the purpose of aiding in the construction of a railroad from Portage city, Berlin, Dotys Island, or Fond du Lac, as said State may determine, in a northwestern direction, to Bayfield, and thence to Superior, on Lake Superior, every alternate section of public land, designated by odd numbers for ten sections in width on each side of said road...
Page 531 - ... shall be open to relocation in the same manner as if no location of the same had ever been made, provided that the original locators, their heirs, assigns, or legal representatives, have not resumed work upon the claim after failure and before such location.

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