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provided, in quantities not less than forty acres, unless it be a frac-
tion, and for a period not exceeding three years : Provided, All Proviso.
lands so leased shall be according to the United States survey.

(4027.) SEC. 3. Before said primary school lands can be leased to be offered at
upon private application, they shall first be exposed to lease at
public auction to the highest bidder, as hereinafter provided.

(4028.) Sec. 4. The said Commissioner shall give thirty days' notice Notice of auction of the time when and place where said lands will be exposed to lease at auction as aforesaid, with the description, township, range, and region of country where said lands are located; which notice shall be published at least once in each week in the State paper at Detroit, and in one or more county papers.

(4029.) SEC. 5. The consideration of such leases shall not be less At what rato to than four per cent upon the average yield and value of all minerals which shall be taken from the lands so leased, and such further annual rent to be paid in money, annually in advance, the first payment of which shall be on the delivery of said lease, as the Commissioner shall be able in manner aforesaid to lease them for.

(4030.) SEC. 6. All lands located by the State for internal improve- Lends heretofore ment purposes, under the grant of five hundred thousand acres by tary of War, Congress to this State, which may be under lease from the Secre- same lessees on tary of War of the United States at the time of said location, may be leased by the said Commissioner to the same lessees or their assigns, and on the same terms of their leases from the said Secretary of War; the said lessees relinquishing all pretension of claim under said United States leases.

(4031.) SEC. 7. If any of said lessees or their assigns shall resusc When may be or neglect to obtain said lease from said Commissioner, after full leased to others. opportunity to do so, or public notice to that effect, then and in such case, the said Commissioner may lease the same to any person or persons in the way and manner herein before provided for the leasing of primary school lands.

(4032.) SEC. 8. All locations of said lands made by the State for Certain other internal improvement purposes as aforesaid, and not under lease by leased the Secretary of War at the time of said location, may be leased by the Commissioner in the way and manner hereinbefore provided for the leasing of primary school lands. (4033.) SEC. I. After any of the lands mentioned in this act shall When may bo

leased on private have been exposed to lease at auction, if not leased, the Commis- application. sioner may then lease them upon private application, for such consideration as is set forth in the fifth section of this act.

same terms.


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Agent may bo (4034.) SEC. 10. The Governor may, if he shall deem it necessary, appointed to examine lands. appoint an agent to examine the lands described herein, before

leasing the same, with such compensation as he may deem advisable.

(4035.) SEC. 11. All lands leased under the provisions of this act to be taxed.

shall not be subject to any other taxes than those specified in said act.

Sec. 12. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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