The Public Domain

The Public Domain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...of the public domain should be sacredly held for the actual settlers who are now crowding to the frontier in such large numbers, and that few opportunities would be left to speculators to acquire lands for speculation, urgently recommend the passage of this bill. The bill did not become a law. Mr. Frank Hiscocjs, of New York, February 19,1883, reported to the House of Representatives, bill H. R. No. 7595, from the Committee of Appropriations, making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30,1884. It contained--lines 1706 to 1760--some almost vital (proposed) legislation in relation to the public domain. Mr. Hiscock had embraced three several propositions in the proposed repeal. Pages 70, 71, and 72, H. B. Kb. 7595, second session Forty-seventh Congress.l "Provided, That the pre-emption laws, together with all laws authorizing the filing of declaratory statements for entries of the public lands, by agent or attorney, be, and the same are hereby, repealed: Provided further, That this repeal shall not affect the disposal of lands under treaty stipulations with Indian tribes, nor be deemed to impair any legal rights heretofore acquired under the laws hereby repealed; hut all existing settlements, entries, or filings may he perfected upon proper proof of the lawful and bona fide character of said claims and of due compliance with the provisions and requirements of the laws under which such entries, settlements, or filings were made: And provided further, That any person who has heretofore made, or may hereafter make, a bona fide entry of public lands under the homestead laws shall have the priviledge of paying the minimum price for the quantity of land so entered at any time before more

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  • Paperback | 824 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 42mm | 1,442g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236621395
  • 9781236621399