Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Uncompahgre Indian Reservation, Utah. Preamble.
30 Stat., 87.
|Unallotted lands open for location, etc.|
|Title to gilsonite, etc., lands reserved.
32 Stat., 998.
|Mining lands located on, prior to January 1, 1891, valid.
30 Stat., 87.
|Patients to issue on relocation, etc., of claims.|
|Claims located after January 1, 1891, invalid.|
|Sale of remainder of mineral lands.|
|Sale of even-numbered mineral sections.
30 Stat., 87.
32 Stat., 998.
|Bids at Vernal, Utah.|
|Disposal of unsold lands.|
|Age limit of purchaser.|
Whereas, by the act of Congress approved June 7, 1897 (30 Stats., 87) it was provided:
And whereas, it is provided by the act of Congress approved March 3, 1903 (32 Stats., 998), entitled An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, etc., as follows:
Now, therefore, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do hereby declare and make known that the even-numbered sections of surveyed lands in said former Uncompahgre Indian Reservation in Utah, heretofore reserved by said Act of June 7, 1897, to the United States as containing deposits of gilsonite, asphaltum, elaterite, or other like substances, saving and excepting such of said even numbered sections as may be appropriated and claimed under discoveries and locations made and recorded prior to January first, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and relocated and re-recorded as specified by said Act of March third, nineteen hundred and three (32 Stat., 998) and saving and excepting lands allotted to Indians, and all other lands legally reserved or appropriated, shall be offered for sale upon sealed bids at the Vernal, Utah, land office in tracts not exceeding forty acres in the aggregate, or the smallest legal subdivision approximating that area; and that the even numbered sections of said lands, now unsurveyed, after the date on which the township plat of survey thereof is officially filed in the local land office in the usual manner, as well as any of the lands offered at this sale remaining unsold may be advertised and sealed bids invited therefore upon the same terms at the same place and at such time as may be specified in a public notice duly given by direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Inasmuch as the government is unable to determine definitely those tracts in the surveyed even numbered sections principally valuable for deposits of gilsonite, asphaltum, elaterite or other like substances bids may be offered for any forty-acre tract or lot approximating that area subject to the regulations as to proof of character of the land, to be hereafter issued.
The bids for the lands offered will be opened at the Vernal, Utah, land office on Saturday, September 15, 1906, commencing at one o&apo#146;clock P. M., mountain standard time, and will continue from day to day until all bids have been examined.
All bids to receive consideration must be filed in the district land office at Vernal, Utah, before 4:30 oclock P. M. of the day preceding that set for the opening of the bids
The right is reserved to reject any and all bids.
As an individual, or as a member of an association, the purchaser must be twenty-one years of age and a citizen of the United States or have declared his intention to become such citizen.
Bids for said lands shall be in accordance with such form, and at such minimum price as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior who shall also prescribe all additional rules and regulations necessary to carry into full effect the sale herein provided for.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this 6th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirtieth.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT [SEAL.]
By the President:
Secretary of State.