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No. 1826.-AN ACT to confirm the title to certain lands on the Fort Kearney mili. April 15, 1874. tary reservation in Fremont County, Iowa.
Vol. 18. p. 539. Whereas the following described entries at the Council Bluffs land Title confirmed district, in the State of Iowa, were made on lands which had been re- to lands entered served for military puposes for the use of Fort Kearney, by order of in Fort Kearney the President of the United States, dated the ninth of April, eighteen military reserva
tion by John bundred and forty-six, and therefore illegal, viz: first, the west half of Boulware, Will. northwest quarter of section thirty, township sixty-eight north, rango iam C. Fowlkes, forty-three west, by John Boulware, per cash certificate numbered Allen A. Bradtwelve hundred and fifty-six, dated January second, eighteen hundred ford, Simeon
Hargis, George and fifty-four; secondly, the northwest quarter of southeast quarter of W. Boulware. section thirty, township sixty-eight north, range forty-three west, by William C. Fowlkes, per cash certificate numbered twenty-six hundred and ninety, dated June first, eighteen bundred and fifty-four; thirdly, the southeast quarter of northwest quarter and northeast quarter of southwest quarter of section thirty, township sixty-eight, range fortythree west by William C. Fowlkes, per cash certificate numbered eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, dated April thirteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four; fourthly, the southeast quarter of southwest quarter of section thirty, township sixty.eight, range forty-three west, by Allen A. Bradford, per cash certificate numbered twenty-six hundred and ninety-one, dated June twenty-first, eighteen hundred and fifty-four; fifthlý, lot' numbered one of section thirty-one, township sixty-eight, range forty-three west, by William C. Fowlkes, per cash certificate numbered six hundred and twenty-three, dated July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and fifty-three ; sixthly, lots numbered two, three and four of section thirty-one, township sixty-eight, range forty-three west, by Simeon Hargis, per cash certificate numbered eighteen hundred and thirty, dated April thirteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four; seventhly, lot numbered one of section thirty-two, township sixty-eight, range forty-three west, by Simeon Hargis, per cash certificate numbered eighteen hundred and thirty-one, dated April thirteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four; eighthly, lot numbered one in section twenty-four, township sixty-eight range forty-four west, by George W. Boulware, per cash certificate numbered nine hundred and thirteen, dated September twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and fifty-three ; ninthly, lots numbered one and two of section twenty-five, township sixty-eight, range forty-four west, by George W. Boulware, per cash certificate numbered nine hundred and twelve, dated September twenty-sixth eighteen hundred and fifty-three; tenthly, lot numbered one of section thirty-six, township sixty-eight, range forty-four west by George W. Boulware, per cash certificate numbered pine hundred and fourteen, dated September twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and fifty-three; eleventhly, the southeast quarter of section twenty-five, township sixty-eight, rango forty-four west, by George W. Boulware, per cash certificate numbered three hundred and four, dated July ninth, eighteen hundred and fiftythree; twelfthly, the west half of southwest quarter of section thirty, township sixty-eight, range forty-three west, selected as swamp land; and
Whereas the Secretary of War, by letter under date of the eleventh of March, eighteen hundred and seventy, advised the Secretary of the Interior that the United States military reservation at Fort Kearney on the Missouri River is no longer required for military purposes ;” and
Whereas the register and the receiver at Council Bluffs Iowa, have reported, under date of May twenty-third eighteen hundred and seventy, to the General Land Office, that, due notice having been given to ali persons having any interest in the same to appear before them on the eighteenth day of May eighteen hundred and sevents, and show cause why the above-named entries should not be confirmed by act of Con. gress, no adverse claimants appeared before them: Therefore,
Be it enacted, fc., That the said described entries and selections be, and the same are hereby, confirmed; and that patents be authorized to issue for the same as in other cases provided for by law.
No. 1827.-AN ACT for the relief of certain settlers on the public lands in certain
portions of the States of Minnesota and Iowa. [See MINNESOTA, No. 1910.]
June 18, 1874.
June 15, 1878. No. 1828.-AN ACT to restore certain lands in Iowa to settlement under the Vol. 20, p. 133.
homestead law, and for other purposes. Lands with
Be it enacted, &'c., That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is drawn for Mis hereby, directed to restore to settlement under the pre-emption and sissippi and Mis. homestead law, by published notice, all vacant unappropriated lands souri Railroad to heretofore withdrawn for the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad, in tbe market.
State of Iowa, situated more than twenty miles from the amended line of route as located under the act approved June second eighteen hun. dred and sixty-four, entitled "An act to amend an act making a grant of land to the State of Iowa in alternate sections to aid in the con
struction of certain railroads in said State," approved May fifteenth, Actual settlers. eighteen hundred and fifty-six: Provided, That all actual settlers now Entries by. residing on said lands shall be permitted to enter not exceeding one
hundred and sixty acres for each head of a family or single man over twenty-one years of age, embracing improvements, in preference to any other person, on making proof of such settlement in accordance with
rules to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior: And provided Final proof by. further, That all actual settlers now residing upon the lands hereinbe
fore mentioned shall be permitted to make the final proof now required Patents to. by law, and recive their patents at the expiration of five years from the
date of their actual settlement. Lands not in SEC. 2. That this act shall not include any lands embraced in the concluded.
firmatory act approved January thirty-first, eighteen hundred and serenty-three, entitled “An act to quiet title to certain lands in the State of Iowa.” (a)
(a) See Nos. 1794, 1801, 1803, 1804, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1813, 1814, 1817, 1823, 1824.
June 18, 1878. No. 1829.-AN ACT to confirm the title to the northeast quarter of the northwest Vol. 20, p. 575. quarter of section seven, townsbip eighty-one north, range four east of the fifth
principal meridian, Clinton County, Iowa. Preamble.
Whereas John M. Knott presumed that he had applied for and entered from the United States, on the twenty-ninth of February, anno Domini eighteen hundred and forty-eight, the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section seven, in township eighty-one north, range four east of the fifth principal meridian, in Clinton County, Iowa ; and
Whereas said John M. Knott soon thereafter entered into possession and occupancy of said land, and has continued to occupy said land through his grantees to the present; and
Whereas said application through mistake described the land as being in range three east, instead of four east; and
Whereas the Department of the Interior, under letter dated February nineteenth, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-six, has decided that said land, in range four, is within the limits of the Iowa Central Air Line (now the Cedar Rapids and Missouri River) Railroad, and that the said tract of land inured to said road by virtue of the grant of land to the railroad aforesaid, under the act of Congress approved May fifteenth, anno Domini eighteen hundred and tifty-six; and
Whereas the said Cedar Rapids and Missouri River Railroad, by deed dated November seventeenth, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-six, now on file in the General Land Office, has released and surrendered, into the United States, all the right and claim said company now bas, or may acquire, to the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section seven, township eighty-one north, range four east of
the fifth principal meridian, upon the express condition that the United J. M. Knott. States will issue a patent unto the said John M. Knott for said land
last described, to the end that his said grantees may be protected in their rights: therefore,
Be it enacted, f'c., That the deed to the United States from the Cedar Land patent to
Rapids and Missouri River Railroad to said land be accepted, and that a patent issue to the said John M. Knott for the same.
Feb. 13, 1879. No. 1830.-AN ACT for the relief of Jane Clark, Margaret A. Jack, Justina Peter Vol. 20, p. 596.
son, and Mary Johanson. Be it enacted, fc., That the Commissioner of the General Land Office be and is hereby authorized and directed to restore the entry of Jane
Clark of lots three and four in section two township eighty-eight north Margaret A. range thirty-two west, and the entry of Margaret A. Jack of the west Jack.
half of the northeast quarter of section twenty, township eighty-nine
north range thirty-one west and the entry of Justina Peterson in her Justina Petermaiden name Justina Anderson of the east half of the southeast quar- son. ter of section fourteen township eighty-nine north range thirty-two west and the entry of Mary Johanson of the southwest quarter of the Mary Joha n. northwest quarter and the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter son. of section eight township eighty-nine north range thirty-two west, Restoration of all in the State of Iowa, and to approve and carry the same to patent land entries. in the usual manner; and that each of said persons shall hold the lands so patented to her with the like exemptions as provided by the homestead laws of the United States : Provided, That as to the entries made Proviso. by virtue of this act, if occupied by the husbands of the said wives, or either of them, shall operate to debar them, and each of them, from mak. ing any entry of homestead or pre-emption in their own right.
No. 1831.-AN ACT to grant to the corporate authorities of the city of Council June 9, 1880.
Bluffs, in the State of Iowa, for public uses, a certain lake or bayou situated near Vol. 21, p. 171. said city. Be it enacted, 8c., That there shall be, and is hereby, conveyed to the Certain land corporate authorities of the city of Council Bluffs, in the State of Iowa, granted to cor
authori. and their successors in office, the title of the United States to the me- ties for public andered lake, situated in sections eleven, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, uses. twenty-two, and twenty-three, in township seventy-five north, range forty-four west of the fifth principal meridian of Iowa, upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation; shall be inalienable for all time; but leases not exceeding ten years may be granted for portions of said premises, all incomes derived from leases of privileges to be expended in the preservation and improvement of the property, or the roads leading thereto; the premises to be managed by the said corporate authorities, or such commissioners as they may elect, and who shall receive no compensation for their services. (a)
(a) See No. 1792.
June 28, 1834.
No. 1832.-AN ACT to attach the territory of the United States west of the Mis sissippi River, and north of the State of Missouri, to the Territory of Michigan.
[See MICHIGAN, No. 487.]
March 2, 1849. No. 1833.-AN ACT for changing the location of the land office in the Chippewa Vol. 9, P. 351. land district, and establishing an additional land district in the State of Wisconsin.
[See WISCONSIN, No. 630.]
March 3, 1849. No. 1834.-AN ACT to establish the Territorial government of Minnesota. Vol. 9, p. 403.
Be it enacted, fc., That from and after the passage of this act, all that Temporary part of the territory of the United States which lies within the following government for Territory of Min
limits, to wit: Beginning in the Mississippi River, at the point where nesota establish: the line of forty-three degrees and thirty minutes of north latitude
crosses the same, thence running due west on said line, which is the Boundaries. northern boundary of the State of Iowa, to the northwest corner of the
said State of Iowa, thence southerly along the western boundary of said State to the point where said boundary strikes the Missouri River, thence up the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River to the mouth of the White-Earth River, thence up the middle of the main channel of the White-Earth River to the boundary line between the possessions of the United States and Great Britain; thence east and south of east along the boundary line between the possessions of the United States and Great Britain to Lake Superior; thence in a straight line to the northernmost point of the State of Wisconsin in Lake Superior; thence along the western boundary line of said State of Wisconsin to the Mississippi River; thence down the main channel of said river to the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, erected into a
temporary government by the name of the Territory of Minnesota: Power to divide Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to insaid Territory, or hibit the Government of the United States from dividing said Territory to attachita por into two or more Territories, in such manner and at such times as Coution of a State or Territo- gress shall deem convenient and proper, or from attaching any portion ry, reserved.
of said Territory to any other State or Territory of the United States.
Extent of legis. SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the legislative power of the lative power. Territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation, consistent
with the Constitution of the United States and the provisions of this act; but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil; no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United
States; nor shall the lands or other property of non-residents be taxed Laws to be sub. higher than the lands or other property of residents. All the laws mitted
passed by the legislative assembly and governor shall be submitted to gress.
the Congress of the United States, and, if disapproved, shall be null and of no effect. (a)
SEC. 18. And be it further enacted, That when the lands in the said Terlands for use of ritory shall be surveyed under the direction of the Government of the
United States, preparatory to bringing the same into market, sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in each township in said Territory shall be, and the same are hereby, reserved for the purpose of being applied to schools in said Territory, and in the States and Territories hereafter to be erected out of the same. (b)
(a) See Nos. 487, 1832, 1852, 1857.
No. 1835.-AN ACT to authorize the legislative assemblies of the Territories of Feb. 19, 1851. Oregon and Minnesota to take charge of the school lands in said Territories, and Vol. 9, p. 568. for other purposes.
Be it enacted, fc., That the governors and legislative assemblies of the Governments Territories of Oregon and Minnesota be, and they are hereby, authorized of Oregon and
Minnesota to make such laws and needful regulations as they shall deem most ex: thorized to take pedient to protect from injury and waste sections numbered sixteen and chargo of the thirty-six in said Territories, reserved in each township for the support school lands of schools therein. (a)
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior be,, Grant of land and he is hereby, authorized and directed to set apart and reserve from for
in Minnesota. sale, out of any of the public lands within the Territory of Minnesota to which the Indian title has been or may be extinguished, and not otherwise appropriated, a quantity of land not exceeding two entire townships, for the use and support of a university in said Territory, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever, to be located by legal subdivisions of not less than one entire section. (6) (a) See Nos. 1834, 1838, 1842, 1851, 1852, 1855, 1856, 1860, 1863. (0) See Nos. 1852, 1864, 1891.
No. 1836.-AN ACT to reduce and define the boundaries of the military reserve Aug. 26, 1852. at the Saint Peter's River, in the Territory of Minnesota.
Vol. 10, p. 36. Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby re- Boundaries of quired to cause the lines of the present military reserve at Fort Snelling, the military rein the Territory of Minnesota, to be so contracted as to embrace the fol- servo at fort lowing boundaries, to wit:
Snelling in Min
reduced Beginning at the middle of the channel of the Mississippi River below and defined. Pike's Island; thence ascending along the channel of said river in such a direction as to include all the islands of the river, to the mouth of Brown's Creek; thence up said Creek to Rice Lake; thence through the middle of Rice Lake to the outlet of Lake Amelia; thence through said outlet and the middle of Lake Amelia, to the outlet of Mother Lake; thence through said outlet and the middle of Mother Lake, to the outlet of Duck Lake; thence through said outlet and the middle of Duck Lake, to the southern extremity of Duck Lake; thence in a line due south to the middle of the channel of the Saint Peter's River; thence down said river so as to include all the islands to the middle of the channel of the Mississippi River; reserving further, for military pur- Land reserved poses, a quarter-section on the right bank of the St. Peter's River, at the therefrom. present ferry; and also a quarter-section on the left bank of the Mississippi River, at the present ferry across that stream.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioner of the Gen- The remainder eral Land Office be, and he is hereby required to cause to be surveyed of said reserve to as soon as practicable, so much of the lands heretofore included in the
be surveyed and
sold. military reserve aforesaid, but without the limits of the said military reserve aforesaid, as defined by this act, as have not already been surveyed, (a) and to cause the same, together with such of said lands as have been so surveyed, with the exceptions hereinafter set forth, to be sold at pablic sale, under the direction of the President of the United States. (b)
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the land on which the estab- Mendota and lishment of the Fur Company is situated, known as Mendota, with the adjacent settlements immediately around the samé, pot exceeding three hundred ments
from sale, and and twenty acres, be, and the same is hereby reserved from sale during authorized to be the term of one year after the lands surrounding the same shall be of- entered as a town fered for sale; and the proper authorities are hereby authorized at any site. time during said year, to enter the same for a town site, agreeably to and in accordance with the terms and conditions of "An act for the relief of the citizens of towny upon the lands of the United States under certain circumstances," approved May twenty-third eighteen bundred and forty-four.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, that the lands comprised within the Said lands limits of said reserve, be, and the same are hereby annexed to and made a part of made a part of the Chippewa land district, in said Territory of Minne- the Chippewa sota. (c)
district (a) See Nos. 1841, 1854, 1869, 1873, 1892. () See Nos. 1839, 1840, 1841, 1845, 1847, 1850, 1853, 1856, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1873, 1874,
1875, 1879, 1880, 1887. 1890, 1895, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1904, 1905, 1909, 1917. (c) Seo Xos, 630, 1833, 1837, 1839, 1849, 1850, 1858, 1884, 1885, 1897, 1899.