Report of the Department of the Interior ... [with Accompanying Documents].

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Էջ 4 - No possessory action between persons, in any court of the United States, for the recovery of any mining title, or for damages to any such title, shall be affected by the fact that the paramount title to the land in which such mines lie is in the United States; but each case shall be adjudged by the law of possession.
Էջ 74 - The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, and such principal streams of it, as, by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado, or any other river, may offer the most direct and practicable water communication across the continent, for the purposes of commerce.
Էջ 103 - The term property, as applied to lands, comprehends every species of title, inchoate or complete. It is supposed to embrace those rights which lie in contract ; those which are executory, as well as those which are executed.
Էջ 93 - ... 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 88 - The aforesaid act of 1864 declares that where parties have founded or may desire to found a city or town on the public lands, it shall and may be lawful "for them to cause to be filed with the recorder for the county in which the land is situated a plat thereof for not exceeding 640 acres, describing its exterior boundaries...
Էջ 103 - Whenever it becomes necessary to survey any Indian or other reservations, or any lands, the same shall be surveyed under the direction and control of the General Land Office, and as nearly as may be in conformity to the rules and regulations under which other public lands are surveyed.
Էջ 150 - Senate, the chairman and the ranking minority member of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds of the House of Representatives, and the Architect of the Capitol.
Էջ 93 - That the mineral lands of the public domain, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are hereby declared to be free and open to exploration and occupation by all citizens of the United States, and those who have declared their intention to become citizens, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by law, and subject also to the local customs or rules of miners in the several mining districts, so far as the same may not be in conflict with the laws of the United States.
Էջ 102 - ... Chippewas 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 88 - Office a verified transcript of such map and statement, accompanied by the testimony of two witnesses that such city or town has been established in good faith...

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