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Executive Order 1655

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It is hereby ordered that the lands in Ts. 17 S., Rs. 4 and 5 E., and T. 21 S., R. 6 E., Gila and Salt River Meridian, in the State of Arizona, reserved for use of the Papago Indians by Executive Order No. 1374, dated June 16, 1911 are hereby restored to the public domain, and in lieu thereof the following three described tracts of unsurveyed land, in said State, all east of the Gila and Salt River Meridian, containing an approximate aggregate area of 4224.84 acres, be, and the same are hereby, withdrawn from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition, and reserved for school, agency, and other necessary uses for the benefit of the Papago or other Indians, in said State, subject to any prior valid rights of any persons thereto, namely:

  1. A tract of land which, by protraction of the regular surveys from the standard corner of Ts. 20 S., Rs. 4 and 5 E., established in the survey of the Fourth Standard Parallel South, would appear to be, when surveyed, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, sec. 30, T. 17 S., R. 5E., containing an approximate area of one hundred and forty-eight and twenty-four hundredths (148.24) acres.
  2. A tract of land which, by protraction of the regular surveys from the established fractional south boundary of T. 19 S., R. 7 E., would appear to be, when surveyed, the south halves of secs. 3 and 4; the SE. ¼ of sec. 5; the NE. ¼ of sec. 8; all of secs. 9, 10, 15 and 16; the N. ½ of sec. 21, and the NW. ¼ of sec. 22, all in T. 19 S., R. 7 E., containing an approximate area of four thousand (4000) acres.
  3. A tract of land which, by protraction of the regular surveys from the established east boundary of T. 21 S., R. 6 E., would appear to be, when surveyed, lot 1, and the NE. ¼ of the NW. ¼ of sec. 7, T. 21 S., R. 6 E., containing an approximate area of seventy-six and sixty hundredths (76.60) acres.
Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

December 5, 1912.


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