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

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.

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Chapter 333
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Chap. 333 Part of Round Valley Indian Reservation in California restored to public lands, etc.
Chap. 333 Improvements.
Chap. 333 Sales for cash.
Chap. 333 Proceeds of sales, how to be applied,
Sec. 2 Southern, eastern, and western boundaries of the Round Valley reservation.
Sec. 2 Inquiry to locate the northern boundary.
   June 29, 1874,
   18 Stat., 174
Sec. 2 Appraisement of improvements.
Sec. 3 Certain lands to be withdrawn from entry or sale under the homestead and preemption laws.
Sec. 3 Settlers to be required to remove, when, etc.
Sec. 4 Appropriation.

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Chapter 333
    Mar. 3, 1873. | 17 Stat., 633.
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An act to restore a part of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, in California, to the public lands, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of the Indian reservation in Round Valley, California, which lies south of the township line running east and west between townships twenty- two and twenty-three north, of ranges twelve and thirteen west of the Mount Diablo meridian, be, and the same is hereby, restored to the public lands of the United States, and the Secretary of the Interior shall cause the same to be surveyed and offered for sale in legal subdivisions, at not less than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre: Provided, That the improvements owned by persons on the lands hereby restored before the passage of this act shall be the sole property of such persons, who shall have priority of right to purchase not exceeding three hundred and twenty acres of land in adjacent quarter-sections, containing and adjoining said improvements; and all said lands shall be sold and disposed of for cash only, the same to be done through the local land-office—within the jurisdiction of which these lands are situated: And provided further, That the proceeds of the sale of the lands hereby restored, or so much thereof as may be Nenecessary, shall be used to pay for the improvements and claims of settlers now residing within the limits of the new reservation created under this act, and for improvements of Indians on lands hereby restored to the public lands, after such improvements shall have been appraised and the appraisement approved, as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2

That said township line between townships twenty-two and twenty-three north, extending from the Middle Fork of Eel River on the east to Eel River on the West, shall hereafter be the southern boundary of the Indian reservation in Round Valley; and the centre of the Middle Fork of Eel River shall be the eastern boundary, and the centre of Eel River shall be the western boundary of said reservation, with the privilege of fishing in said stream. And the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to appoint three commissioners, who shall proceed to make an examination of the country in that locality and reporta their views in regard to where the northern line of this reservation should be located; they shall also make an appraisement of all improvements of white persons north of said southern boundary of the reservation, as established by this section of this act, within the limits proposed by them for a reservation, and of all Indians south of said line, and report the same to the

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Secretary of the Interior, who shall cause the same to be paid to such settlers or Indians out of the money hereinbefore reserved for such purposes.

aReport of Commission, November 1, 1873. (See Annual Report for 1873, p. 164.)

SEC. 3

That immediately after the passage of this act the President shall cause to be withdrawn from sale or entry under the homestead and pre-emption laws all the land lying north of the southern boundary of the reservation, as herein defined, and bounded north by the Eel River and the North Fork of said river, east by the Middle Fork, and west by Eel River; and the report of said commission fixing the northern boundary of said reservation shall have been approved; and all settlers now residing upon the tract herein described lying north of the south boundary of said reservation shall be required to remove therefrom as soon as they shall be paid for or tendered the amount of the appraised value of their improvements.

SEC. 4

That there shall hereafter be appropriated out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the commission provided for in this act.

Approved, March 3, 1873.

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