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FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 278. 1873.

quartenscction of way on any quarter-section of any of the public lands of the United ];‘;3;]t“Q.0:’“;:,‘:0,° States shall be entitled to a patent for the whole of said quarter-section gu,,,,,,,,, at the expiration of said ten years, on making proof of such fact by not <>¤ pwofi &c· less than two credible witnesses; Provided, That only one quarter in any section shall be thus granted. Proceedings to SECTION 2. That the person applying for the benefit of this act shall,

;:’€“°m °f upon application to the register of the land-office in which he or she is about

i to make such entry, make affidavit before said register or receiver that said Entry. entry is made for the cultivation of timber, and upon filing said affidavit with said register and receiver, and on payment of ten dollars, he or she shall thereupon be permitted to enter the quantity of land specified: patent not to Provided however, That no certificate shall be given or patent issue issue until, &c. therefor until the expiration of at least ten years from the date of such entry; and if at the expiration of such time, or at any time within three years thereafter, the person making such entry, or if he or she be dead, his or her heirs or legal representatives, shall prove by two credible witnesses that he, she, or they have planted, and for not less than ten years have cultivated and protected such quantity and character of timber as aforesaid, they shall receive the patent for such quarter—section of land. If person fails SECTION 3. That if at any time after the filing of said aiiidavit, and prior

  • °ké’°P *g9l’°'l“ to the issuing of the patent for said land, it shall be proven after due

i?;,, soogeizsfg notice to the party making such entry and claiming to cultivate such the United timber, to the satisfaction of the register of the land-omce that such Sum' person has abandoned or failed to cultivate, protect and keep in good condition such timber, then, and in that event, said land shall revert to the United States. Provisions as SECTION 4. That each and every person who, under the provisions of an

  • ° l·:°m°“§*ld act entitled "An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public

xg §:;€;,_maf domain " approved May twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, or 1862,_ch. 75. any amendment thereto, having a homestead on said public domain, who, v°1‘x’"‘P‘ 39% at the end of the third year of his or her residence thereon, shall have had under cultivation, for two years, one acre of timber, the trees thereon not being more than twelve feet apart each way, and in a good, thrifty condition, for each and every sixteen acres of said homestead, shall upon due proof of said fact by two credible witnesses receive his or her patent for said homestead. i Land acquired SECTION 5. That no land acquired under provisions of this act shall, in }gb?;’?0*;°tr:$i_ any event, become liable to the satisfaction of any debt or debts contracted ous debts? prior to the issuing of patent therefor Commissioner Siccrrou 6. That the commissioner of the general land—office is hereby

  • 0 l”“° "‘{l” *0 required to prepare and issue such rules and regulations, consistent with

giyzlgéfct me this act, as shall be necessary and proper to carry its provisions into effect; and that the registers and the receivers of the several land—oflices mgagggfrggggi shall be entitled. to receive the same compensation for any lands entered Bm under the provisions of this that they are now entitled to receive when the same quantity of land is entered with money. Perjury in _ SECTION 7. That the fifth section of the act entitled “An actin addition ggé?) g)gd¢;,j}¤¤ to an act to punish crimes against the United States, and for other purr8h9d_ P poses " approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, shall 1857.¤h·_¤6»§·5· extend to all oaths, aiiirmations, and affidavits required or authorized by Vol. xi. p. 250. this act.

Approved, March 3, 1873.

March 3, 1873. CHAP. CCLXXVIII. — An Act for the Protection of Owners of Sawmills on the Missisi1"""' sippi River Be it enacted [gy the Senate and House of Representatives ¢y" the United mgygsfsbzfxgg; Stutesof zlmenca in Congress assembled, That the owners of saw-mills on msippi ,,,,,,1.may the Mississippi river be, and they hereby are, authorized and empowered, under the direction of the Secretary of War, to construct or build piers