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Chapter 286
July 9, 1941 [H. R. 4359] |  [Private Law 124] 55 Stat. 939

Authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Interior to cancel patent in fee issued to Lizzie Smith.

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Chap. Lizzie Smith. Substitution of patent.
Chap. Proviso.

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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 and directed to cancel the patent in fee numbered 1010067 issued to Lizzie Smith under date of December 15, 1927, covering her allotment of land on the Fort Peck Reservation, Montana, described as follows: West half of section 17, township 31 north; east half southwest quarter northeast quarter of section 34 and the northwest quarter northeast quarter of section 27, township 28 north, all in range 53 east, Montana meridian in Montana, containing three hundred and eighty acres, and to issue to her a trust patent in lieu thereof covering the same land to be held in trust for her sole use and benefit or, in case of her decease, for the sole use and benefit of her lawful heirs and devisees for the same period under the same conditions as other trust patents are held on that reservation as extended by the last proclamation of the President relating to the said reservation: Provided, That any valid encumbrances now resting against any of the said land shall not in any manner be affected by the provisions of this Act, but any of such land so encumbered, if still owned by the allottee, heirs, or devisees, shall, when such encumbrances have been removed, become subject to the provisions of this Act as fully and to the same extent as if such land were now unencumbered.

Approved, July 9, 1941.

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