Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to the Secretary of the Interior

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Էջ 14 - Settlement ; but that, if at any Time any of the said Indians should be inclined to dispose of the said Lands, the same shall be Purchased only for Us, in our Name, at some public Meeting or Assembly of the said Indians, to be held for that Purpose by the Governor or Commander in Chief of our Colony respectively within which they shall lie...
Էջ 13 - States to reserve from the public lands, whether surveyed or unsurveyed, town sites on the shores of harbors at the junction of rivers, important portages, or any natural or prospective centres of population...
Էջ 4 - States and those who have declared their intention to become such, under regulations prescribed by law, and according to the local customs or rules of miners in the several mining districts, so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with the laws of the United States.
Էջ 13 - Each head of a family or single person over twenty-one years of age at the present time of the mixed bloods, belonging to the Chipi>ewas of Lake Superior, shall be entitled to eighty acres of land, to be selected by them under the direction of the President, and which shall be secured to them by patent in the usual form.
Էջ 4 - ... enter such tract and receive a patent therefor, granting such mine, together with the right to follow such vein or lode, with its dips, angles, and variations, to any depth, although it may enter the land adjoining, which land adjoining shall be sold subject to this condition.
Էջ 13 - An act to create the office of surveyor general of the public lands in Oregon, and to provide for the survey, and to make donations to settlers of the said public lands...
Էջ 6 - The difference thus established by congressional legislation between the beginning of the calendar year and the fiscal, with the legislative recognition of the former, now places the matter, in the judgment of this office, beyond question. To adopt a...
Էջ 3 - This system, so complete in itself, so simple and certain in fixing the lines upon tbe earth's surface, not only of town lots, but of agricultural lands, from 640, 320, 160, 80, and 40 acre tracts, has accomplished its work in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and nearly so in Louisiana and Florida. In those States are to be found climate, soil, and products equal to the wants and comforts of civilized man — cereals, esculents, and fruits...

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