Vol. III, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1913)

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Chapter 153

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Chap. 153 Public lands.
Chap. 153 Relinquishment to Indian occupants of lands in railroad grants, Arizona, New Mexico, and California.
Chap. 153 Total area.

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Chapter 153
    Mar. 4, 1913. [S. 5674.] | [Public, No. 438.] 37 Stat., 1007.
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An act for the relief of Indians occupying railroad lands in Arizona, New Mexico, or California.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized in his discretion to request of the present claimant under any railroad land grant a relinquishment or reconveyance of any lands situated within the States of Arizona, New Mexico, or California passing under the grant which are shown to have been occupied for five years or more by an Indian entitled to receive the tract in allotment under existing law but for the grant to the railroad company, and upon the execution and filing of such relinquishment or reconveyance the lands shall thereupon become available for allotment, and the company relinquishing or reconveying shall be entitled to select within a period of three years after the approval of this act and have patented to it other vacant nonmineral, nontimbered, surveyed public lands of equal area and value situated in the same State, as may be agreed upon by the Secretary of the Interior, provided that the total area of land that may be exchanged under the provisions of this act shall not exceed three, thousand acres in Arizona, sixteen thousand acres in New Mexico and five thousand acres in California.

Approved, March 4, 1913.

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