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430 TITLE xxxu.-THE PUBLIC LANDS.-Ch. 6. 26J¤ly. 1866.c- owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in the gg "·Bl;¥- same; and the right of way for the construction of ditches and canals '_ y l` a` for the purposes herein s ified is acknowledged and confirmed; but agree, 20 wsu., . E°° . . . . 670; Union M. at whenever any person, in the construction of any ditch or canal, injures M· C0- v- Ferris. 2 or damages the possession of any settler on the public domain, the party S”“'·· lm committing such injury or damage shall be liable to the party injured for such injury or damage. Patents, pre- Sec. 23-LO. All patents granted, or pre-emption or homesteads allowed, €mP*1°¤¤·§E“d shall be subject to any vested and accrued water—rights,_or rights to l$'{,';:’:3d;°:d Eg ditches and reservoirs used in connection with such water·r1ghts, as may cruedwater-rights. have been acquired under or recognized by the preceding section. 9 July, 1870, c. 235, s. 17, v. 16, p. 218. Mineral lands in Sec. 2341. Wherever, upon the lands heretofore designated as mineral Which “°(;“l“’{bl° lands, which have been excluded from survey and sale, there have been

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stead:? declared their intention to become citizens, which homesteads have been —·;··—· made improved and used for agricultural purposes and upon which 26g6:u}g’,}8?g’;Q therelhave been, no valuable mines of gold, silver, ciimabar, or copper 253:’ discovered ang ylvhich targ pgloppiily agriculiizrag lands, th; setmers pr w·?;··· owners o suc omes ea s s a ve a rig o pre-emp ion ere Dagggdggjgtdgcll; and shall be entitled to purchase the same at the price of one dollar and Co., 93 U. 8.,634. twenty-five cents per acre, and in quantity not to exceed one hundred and sixty acres; or they may avail Ighemse ves of the provisions of chapter five of this Title relating to " 0MESTEADS.” M;,,.,,,,; 1,,,, dg Sec. 23-12. Upon the survey of the lands described in the preceding how set apart as section, the Secretary of the Interior mav designate and set apart suc i*€EEl_E£f£l& portions of the same as are clearly agricultural lands, which lands shall 26;** ·ll¥{’· l8§‘· °· thereafter be subject to pre-emption and sale as other public lands, and 2S3f S' ’ v' ’ P' be subject to all the laws and regulations applicable to the same. Additional land- Sec. 23-13. The President is authorized to establish additional landdistricts and oth- districts, and to appoint the necessary officers under existing laws, wher- §,°r{;i5’gI;‘£°1;’ft:‘0f ever he may deem_ the same necessary for the public convenience in v,d€_ p executing the provisions of this chapter. 26 July, 1866, c. 262, s. 7, v. 14, p, 252. Provisionsofthip _ Sec. 2344. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to g*;Pc*:;m';;idlé°hQB; impair, in any way, rights or mterests in mining property acquired under __________ existing laws; nor to affect the provisions of the act entitled "An act 9 July_ 18,-0, ,._ granting to A. Sutro_the right of way and other privileges to aid in the 235, s. 17, v. 16, p. construction of a draining and exIploring tunnel to the Comstock lode, in 21% May 1872 C thetState of Ixevada, approved uly twenty-five, eighteen hundred and 1s2,s1s,»}.17,p.b6Z Slx Y‘”“‘· 5 May, 1876, c. 91, r. 19, p. 52. Mipernllandsiu Sec. 2315. The provisions of the preceding sections of this cha ter gm. Sum °"‘ shall not apply to the mineral lands situated in the States of Michigan,

   iscpngin, and] Minnesotaé, which are declared free and olpen to explora-

¤5¤» v· M? ¤·· ee §§€L.‘2"th.F2‘é.$.¤1’?.:,“‘.§'i°i»f“g S9 il€E“1E“b$`“If°"3’ "` "§° F‘“““"R”2i ·. _* ay. lg en un re an seven - w . n any bona-fide entries of such lands within the States namlbd since the tenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, may be patented grlatlgopt gefegegce to any of the foregoing provisions of this chapter. c an s s a offered for public sale_m the same manner, at the pimp npniénum price, and under the same rights of pre·emptionas other ic an s. Grants oi lands Sec. 23-16. No act passed at the first session of the Thirt -eighth Conzggzgwngz igrgg: gress, granting lands to States or corporations to aid in thecoristruction clude miucm, ofiroax pif fpl:·_<;th€;l* (purpgsis, or to extend the time of grants made 1am3S_ pl: ppm e ll ie ay o . anuary ,_ eighteen hundred and sixty-five, ·*——3OJan·’1865,R€s' s a so construed as to embrace mineral lands, which 1u all cases are N0_ w_,,_13,p_ 56, reserved exclusively to the Lmted States, unless otherwise s ciall ro- . P0 Y P vided in the act or acts making the grant.