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good faith entered upon and actually resided on any of said lands prior to the passage of this act, or who otherwise bave legal rights in any of such lands shall be saved and secured to such settlers or such other persons in all respects the same as if said lands had never been granted to
aid in the construction of the said lines of railroad. Acceptance of SEC. 2. That the company taking the benefit of this act shall before conditions by acquiring any rights under it, by a certificate made and signed by the company.
president and a majority at least of the directors, and sealed with the
1886, 1889, 1892, 1896, 1902, 1906, 1915, 1917.
March 3, 1877.
No. 1912.-AN ACT for the relief of William Jasper Cordill. Vol. 19, p. 552.
Be it enacted, f'c., That the Commissioner of the General Land Office, Land patent in his discretion, be, and he hereby is, authorized to permit the final may be issued to proof of William Jasper Cordill to be filed, and the final certificate to William Jasper be made in his name, for the entry numbered four thousand and thirty:
eight and to issue patent thereon for the said northwest fractional quarter of section numbered seven, of township numbered one hundred and one, of range numbered twenty-six of lands now subject to sale at Worthington, Minnesota, formerly Winnebago City, and late Jackson district, in said State.
June 14, 1878. No. 1913.-AN ACT for the relief of Nancy A. Herrick, of Rochester, New York. Vol. 20, p. 543.
Whereas, Nancy A. Herrick, under and in virtue of the homestead Preamble. laws, is entitled to a patent for the land hereinafter described ; and
Whereas, under the circumstances of the case, the decision of the Secretary of the Interior, in eighteen hundred and seventy-fonr, that
she was not so entitled, was and is erroneous : Therefore, Nancy A. Her Be it enacted, So., That the proper officer of the Government of the
United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to issue and Homestead pat- deliver to Nancy A. Herrick, widow of J. F. Herrick, deceased, a pat
ent in due form for the northeast quarter of section thirteen, in township one hundred and one, range thirty, containing one hundred and fifty-one and sixty-hundredtbs acres of land, at East Chain Lakes, Minnesota.
ent to issue to.
June 18, 1878. No. 1914.-AN ACT for the relief of Peter G. Mills, his heirs and assigns. Vol. 20, p. 577.
Be it enacted, f'c., That the entry by Peter G. Mills of the west half Land entry
of the northwest quarter and the northeast quarter of the northwest contirmed. quarter of section six, township one hundred and two, range forty
three, in the State of Minnesota, is hereby made valid to him, his heirs and assigps.
June 19, 1878.
No. 1915.-AN ACT to create an auditor of railroad accounts and for other
purposes. [Repeal of act of June 25, 1868, No. 2107. See NEBRASKA, No. 2130.]
March 3, 1879. No. 1916.-AN ACT granting lands to the State of Minnesota in lieu of certain Vol. 20, p. 352.
lands heretofore granted to said State. Grant of lands Be it enacted, &c., That there be, and hereby are, granted to the State in lieu of former of Minnesota, to be selected by the governor of said State, twenty-four grant.
sections of land, out of any public lands of the United States not otherwise appropriated, in lieu and in stead of twenty-four sections of the land granted to said State of Minnesota by the fourth subdivision of section five of an act entitled "An act to authorize the people of the Territory of Minnesota to form a constitution and State government preparatory to their admission in the Union on an equal footing with the original States," approved February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and fifty. seven, and selected by said State, but wbich were subsequently otherwise disposed of by the United States, and to which the United States
cannot make title to the said State of Minnesota : Provided, That the Proviso.
No. 1917.-AN ACT to restore to the public domain the military reservation known April 1, 1880. as the Fort Ripley reservation, in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes. Vol. 21, p. 69.
Be it enacted, fc., That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, au- Fort Ripley thorized and required to turn over to the Department of the Interior reservation all of the military reservation known as the Fort Ripley reservation, in stored to public the State of Minnesota, (a) except a strip or tract of land fifty feet in width from the centre of the railroad track on each side of said track of the Western Railroad Company of Minnesota, as the said track is Western Rail. located and constructed, being a distance of about fifteen miles across road Company of said reservation on the east side of the Mississippi River; together with Minnesota, right
of way and depot a tract of land fifteen hundred feet in length and three hundred feet in
grounds. width for depot and station purposes at the present location of the Fort Ripley side-track, the same being for right of way for said railroad as heretofore granted by acts of Congress in the years eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and eighteen hundred and sixty-five and which is hereby granted for that purpose. (b)
SEC. 2. All the lands embraced in said Fort Ripley reservation here- Lands to be by required to be turned over to the Secretary of the Interior shall be subject to entry subject to entry by actual settlers under the pre-emption and home
tion and homestead laws as minimum lands, of the rate of one dollar and twenty-five stead laws. cents per acre, from and after the passage of this act. The rights of all Rights of acactual settlers entitled to the benefits of the pre-emption or homestead tual settlers. laws who now occupy said lands shall date from the day of their actual settlement thereon; and in perfecting their titles thereto under the homestead or pre-emption laws the time such settlers have occupied and improved their said lands shall be allowed : Provided, That all persons Purchasers at who purchased and paid for any of said lands at the sale authorized by public sale in the War Department in the year anno Domini eighteen hundred and
1857 protected. fifty-seven and paid therefor the minimum price of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre shall be entitled to patents for the same without further payment: And provided further, That the Secretary of the Improvements Interior shall, prior to offering any quarter-section, half quarter-sec
of Government to tion, or quarter quarter-section whereon are situate any public build
be appraised. ings or improvements, erected or made by the Government, cause the said tracts with the improvements thereon to be appraised by three disinterested persons, and upon his approval of such appraisement shall dispose of said tracts at not less than the appraised value. (c)
SEC. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of Repea provisthis act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect and be in force ions. from and after its passage. (a) See No. 1905. ) Seo Nos. 1840. 1844, 1853, 1865, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1881,
1882 1886, 1889, 1892, 1996, 1962, 1906, 1911, 1915. (c) See Nos. 1836, 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.
March 2, 1861. No. 1918.-AN ACT to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Da. Vol. 12, p. 239.
kota, and to create the office of surveyor.general therein. Territory of Be it enacted, 8c., That all that part of the territory of the United Dakota. States included within the following limits, namely: commencing at a Boundaries.
point in the main channel of the Red River of the North, where the fortyninth degree of north latitude crosses the same; thence up the main channel of the same, and along the boundary of the State of Minnesota, to Big Stone Lake; thence along the boundary line of the said State of Minnesota to the Iowa line; thence along the boundary line of the State of Iowa to the point of intersection between the Big Sioux and Missouri rivers ; thence up the Missouri River, and along the boundary line of the Territory of Nebraska, to the mouth of the Niobrara or Running Water River ; thence following up the same, in the middle of the main channel thereof, to the mouth of the Keha Paha or Turtle Hill River; thence up said river to the forty-third parallel of north latitude; thence due west to the present boundary of the Territory of Washington; thence along the boundary line of Washington Territory, to the fortyninth degree of north latitude; thence east, along said forty-ninth degree of north latitude, to the place of beginning, be, and the same is
hereby, organized into a temporary government, by the name of the Rights of the Territory of Dakota : Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall Indians not im. be construed to impair the rights of person or property now pertaining paired.
to the Indians in said Territory, so long as such rights shall remain un. extinguished by treaty between the United States and such Indians, or to include any territory which, by treaty with any Indian tribe, is not,
without the consent of said tribe, to be included within the territorial Indian Territo. limits or jurisdiction of any State or Territory ; but all such territory ry excepted out shall be excepted out of the boundaries and constitute no part of the of said bounda. Territory of Dakota, until said tribe shall signify their assent to the ries.
President of the United States to be included within the said Territory, or to affect the authority of the Government of the United States to make any regulations respecting such Indians, their lands, property, or other rights, by treaty, law, or otherwise, which it would have been
competent for the Government to make if this act had never passed : Territory may Provided, further, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed be divided.
to inhibit the Government of the United States from dividing said Territory into two or more Territories, in such manner and at such times as Congress shall deem convenient and proper, or from attaching any por
tion thereof to any other Territory or State. (a) School sections SEC. 14. And be it further enacted, That when the land in said Territory of land.
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 the States hereafter to be erected out of the same. (b) Surveyor.gen. Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United eral.
States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint a surveyor-general for Dakota, who shall locate his office at such place as the Secretary of the Interior shall from time to time direct, and whose duties, powers, obligations, responsibilities, compensation, and allowances for clerk hire, office rent, fuel, and incidental expenses, shall be the same as those of the surveyor-general of Nebraska and Kansas, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, and such instructions as he may from time to
time deem it advisable to give him. (c) Land district SEC. 18. And be it further enacted, That so much of the public bands
of the United States in the Territory of Dakota, west of its eastern boundary and east and north of the Niobrara, or Running Water River,
be formed into a land district, to be called the Yancton district, at such Name and lo time as the President may direct, the land office for which shall be cation. located at such point as the President may direct, and shall be removed from time to time to other points within said district whenever, in his opinion, it may be expedient.
SEC. 19. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is Register and bereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of receiver. the Senate, a register and receiver for said district, who shall respectively be required to reside at the site of said office, and who shall have the same powers, perform the same duties, and be entitled to the same compensa tion, as are or may be prescribed by law in relation to other land offices of the United States. (d)
SEC. 20. And be it further enacted, That the river in said Territory here- Dakota River. tofore known as the “River aux Jacques,” or “ James River,” shall hereafter be called the Dakota River.
(a) See Nos. 1920, 1923, 1932.
March 3, 1863.
No. 1919.-AN ACT for the removal of the Sisseton, Wabpaton, Medawakanton
and Wabpakoota bands of Sioux or Dakota Indians, and for the disposition of their lands in Minnesota and Dakota.
[ See MINNESOTA, No. 1869.]
May 26, 1864.
No. 1920.-AN ACT to provide a temporary government for the Territory of
Montana. [Portion of Territory of Idaho, subsequently Wyoming, made part of Dakota. See WYOMING, No. 1953.]
No. 1921.-AN ACT making appropria‘ions, &c. (Dakota and Montana to constitute one surveying district. See COLORADO, No. 2172.]
July 2, 1864.
No. 1922.-AN ACT granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and July 2, 1864.
telegraph line from Lake Superior to Puget's Sound, on the Pacific Coast, by the Vol. 13, p. 365. Dorthern roate.
[See MINNESOTA, No. 1873.]
No. 1923.-AN ACT to re-define a portion of the boundary line between the State
of Nebraska and the Territory of Dakota [See NEBRASKA, No. 2114.]
April 28, 1870.
No. 1924.-AN ACT to create additional land districts in the Territory of Da- May 5, 1870. kota, to be called the Springfield and Pembina districts.
Vol. 16, p. 117. Be it enacted, fc., That the President of the United States be, and he
Additional is hereby, authorized to establish additional land districts in the Terri- land districts og. tor of Dakota, which districts shall be respectively bounded as follows, tablished in Daviz.: commencing on the Missouri River, at the intersection of the liné kota Territory.
Boundaries of between ranges fifty-seven and fifty-eight west ; thence north with said Springtielddisrange line to the intersection of the line between townships one hun-trict. dred and twenty and one hundred and twenty-one north; thence west on said township line to the west line of the Territory; thence down said line to the southern line of the Territory; thence east to the place of beginning. Said district, as above bounded, shall be known and designated as the Springfield district; and the office of said district shall be located at the town of Springfield, or such place as the Presi- Location of dent shall direct in the Territory of Dakota ; that portion of the Terri- office. tory bounded as follows, viz.: on the east by the western boundary of the State of Minnesota, on the south by the line between townships one hundred and twenty and one hundred and twenty-one north; on
Of the Pembina the west by the west line of the Territory; and on the north by the district. forty-ninth degree of north latitude, which district shall be known as
Location of the Pembina district; and the office of said district shall be located at ottice.
the town of Pembina, or at such place as the President shall direct in
said Territory, and the President of the United States shall have power
be to change the location of said land offices, in said Territory, from time changed.
to time, as the public interests may seem to require. Registers and Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President is hereby author
ized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, reg
isters and receivers for said land districts, who shall be required to reTheir rosi- side at the site of their respective offices, have the same power, respondence, salaries, sibilities, and emoluments, and be subject to the same acts and penal
ties which are or may be prescribed by law in relation to other land offices in said Territory. (a)
(a) See Nos. 1918, 1928, 1933, 1949.
July 14, 1870. No. 1925.-AN ACT to vacate the Fort Dakota military reservation in the Terri Vol. 16, p. 275.
tory of Dakota, and for other purposes. Military reser- Be it enacted, f'c., Th the military reservation at Fort Dakota, in the
Fort county of Minnehaba, and Territory of Dakota, be, and the same is Dakota vacated, hereby, vacated, and the lands embraced in said reservation shall be and lands subject subject to private entry under the provisions of the pre-emption and to private entry, &c.
homestead laws of the United States, except so much thereof as may be
embraced in sections heretofore reserved for school purposes: Provided, Existing rights That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to interfere with any not affected.
rights which may have accrued previous to the withdrawal of said Improvements lands for the purposes of such reservation : And provided also, That any to be appraised improvements on said reservation made by the military authorities prior and paid for.
to its relinquishment by the Secretary of War, shall be appraised by the register and receiver of the land office of the district in which said
reservation is situated, and paid for by the purchaser of the lands on Patents not to which the same are located: And provided further, That no patent shall issue until, &c. issue for any portion of said lands until the improvements thereon shall
have been paid for at their appraised value. (a)
(a) See Nos. 1869, 1898, 1919, 1927, 1944, 1950.
July 15, 1870.
No. 1926.-AN ACT making appropriations, &c. [Act of March 3, 1863, No. 1919, amended. See MINNESOTA, No. 1893.]
May 9, 1872.
No. 1927.-AN ACT to extend the time of payment for their lands by persons
holding pre-emptions on the public lands in the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and Territory of Dakota.
[ See MINNESOTA, No. 1898. ]
May 21, 1872. No. 1928.–AN ACT to establish an additional land district in the Territory of Vol. 17, p. 138.
Dakota. Dakota land Be it enacted, 8c., That there be, and hereby is, established in the Terdistrict est ab- ritory of Dakota, an additional land district, to be bounded and described lished in Dakota. as follows, and known as the Dakota land district, viz: beginning at a Boundaries. point on the north bank of the Missouri River, at the intersection of the
line between ranges fifty-two and fifty-three; thence north, along said range line, to the forty-sixth parallel of north latitude; thence west, along said parallel, to the line between ranges fifty-seven and fiftyeight; thence south, along said range line, to the Missouri River; thence
easterly, along the north bank of said stream, to the place of beginning. Location of SEC. 2. That the land office for said district shall be located at Yankland office. ton, the capital of said Territory; and the President of the United States
Register a n d is hereby authorized to appoint a register and a receiver for said land receiver, their office, who shall receive the same salary and be governed by the same pay, &c.
regulations as are provided by law for the registers and the receivers of the other land offices in said Territory. (a)
(a) See Nos. 1918, 1924, 1933, 1949.