Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

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Chapter 5
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Chap. 5 Public lands. Homestead settlers in Oklahoma granted extension of time to make first payment.
Sec. 2 Patent may be issued in one year on payment of full price.
    1891, c. 543, ante, p. 414. and note.
Sec. 2 Proviso. Beaver County, Okla.

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Chapter 5
    Oct. 20, 1893. | 28 Stat., 3.
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An act granting settlers on certain lands in Oklahoma Territory the right to commute their homestead entries, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the homestead settlers on the Absentee Shawnee, Pottawatomie, and Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian lands, in Oklahoma Territory be, and they are hereby, granted an extension of one year within which to make the first payment provided for in section sixteen of the act of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled “An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and for other purposes,” and such payment may be made at any time within three years from the date of the entry of such lands.

SEC. 2

That any person entitled by law to take a homestead in said Territory of Oklahoma who has already located and filed upon, or who shall hereafter locate and file upon a homestead within any of the lands in the Absentee Shawnee, Pottawatomie, and Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian lands and the Public Land Strip in Oklahoma Territory, and who has complied with all the laws relating to such homestead settlement, may receive a patent therefor at the expiration of twelve months from the date of locating upon such homestead, upon payment to the United States of one dollar and fifty cents per acre for the land embodied in such homestead: Provided, That homestead setlers in the Public Land Strip now Beaver County, Oklahoma, may receive such patent upon the payment to the United States of the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre.

SEC. 3

That all acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved, October 20, 1893.

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