Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 9.djvu/591

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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE THIRTY-FIRST CONGRESS or rms UNITED STATES, Passed at the second Session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Cblumbia, on Monday, the 2d day of December, 1850, and ended Monday, the 3d day of March, 1851. Mrnnann Frmmone, President; Wrnnram R., Kms, President of the Senate; Hownm. Conn, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Can. II. — An .8et to grant the Right of Predmption to certain Purchasers and Jan. 27, 1851. Settlers on the “Maison Rouge Grant," in the Event of the jinal éldjudication -———:— of the Title in Favor of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Certain pay. United States ¢y" America in Congress assembled, That in the event of ¤h¤S°1'¤ ¤¤}d¤f a final adjudication by the court in favor of the United States, on the $$,,88 MQ;;?; " Maison Rouge Grant," under the act of Congress, approved seven- authorized, _ in teenth June, eighteen hundred and forty-four, entitled “An Act to pro- g§S°th;h°Uul;}£§ vide for the adjustment of land claims within the States of Missouri, States is com Arkansas, and Louisiana, and in those parts of the States of Missis· iam6d- °¤*°¥‘ sippi and Alabama south of the thirty-first degree of north latitude, and Ehgmiazy ,§,,°,: between the Mississippi and Perdido R.ivers," every person, his heirs, 1844, ch, 95, or legal representatives, who, prior to the tirst March, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, purchased land in good faith, and for a valuable consideration, from Daniel W. Coxe, or other persons holding titles derived under the said Maison Rouge Grant, on the Ouachita River, in the State of Louisiana, and who has improved and cultivated the land so purchased, or any part of it, shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to enter, with the register of the land office for the district in which said land may be, as nearly as practicable by legal subdivisions, the whole or any portion of the tract or tracts so purchased, to include the residence and improvement, upon paying to the United States the minimum price of public lands. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in the event of such _Notioe to be final adjudication, it shall be the duty of the register of the proper §,",fQ°,.°fm;‘x°l} district to publish a notice of the fact in some newspaper circulating nga. P P in the vicinity of the land, with a declaration of the readiness of the land office to receive preemption applications under this act, and thereupon every person claiming a right of preemption under this act shall be allowed twelve months within which to enter and pay for the Twelvemouthu land so claimed, from and after the date of the first public advertise- gggwgd *° °“‘°' ment, and in conformity with such instructions as may be given` by P y` the commissioner of the general land officez Provided, That notice, 1Y¤<>Vi¤¤ _¤¤ *0 Spécifying the particular tracts so claimed, shall be given within three gg?") °f mm` months after such first advertisement, to the register, of the intention of the claimant to make such purchase of the United Stzzgggpnd that