United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 176

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May 26, 1824.
Chap. CLXXVI.—An Act explanatory of an act, entitled An act to provide for the extinguishment of the debt due to the United States by the purchasers of public lands, approved on the eighteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.

The benefits, &c. of the act of May 18, 1824, ch. 88, extended to those who have obtained certificates of further credit for any quantity of land.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the benefits and privileges of the act of Congress, entitled “An act to provide for the extinguishment of the debt due to the United States, by the purchasers of public lands,” approved on the eighteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, of which this act is explanatory, be extended to those persons who have obtained certificates of further credit, for any half-quarter section, or for any fractional section of land, under the provisions of any of the several laws for the relief of purchasers of public lands, referred to in the said act, of which this is explanatory.

All relinquishments of land executed under said act, to be filed with the register of the land office where purchased.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all relinquishments of land, which shall be executed under the provisions of the said act of the eighteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, or under the provisions of this act, shall be filed with the register of the land office at which the land was purchased, any thing in the said act of the eighteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, of which this is explanatory, to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, May 26, 1824.