Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 21||Masonic orphange, etc., Oklahoma. Sale of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian lands for, at El Reno.
35 Stat., 448, ante, p. 360, post, 512.
36 Stat., 191.
|Chap. 21||Purchase by Grand Lodge of Masons authorized.|
|Chap. 21||Provisos. Effect.|
|Chap. 21||Time limit.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section twelve of an act entitled An act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue patents in fee to purchasers of Indian lands under any law now existing or hereafter enacted, and for other purposes, approved May twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and eight, be amended by adding at the end of said section twelve the following: That the preference right to purchase the six hundred and forty acres of land, together with the buildings and other appurtenances thereto belonging, heretofore set aside as reservation for the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency and the Arapahoe Indian School in Oklahoma, granted to the city of El Reno, Oklahoma, to be used for school purposes as provided by this section, be, and the said preference right to purchase is hereby, granted to the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Oklahoma to be used as a Masonic orphanage, home, and industrial school: Provided, That the preference right to purchase herein granted shall not take effect until after the expiration of the preference right to purchase granted by this act to said city of El Reno: Provided further, That said Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons shall pay for said lands the appraised value thereof, according to the appraisement made by the Secretary of the Interior. The said amount to be paid as follows, to wit: Twenty-five thousand dollars cash, and the remainder in two annual payments with interest at five per centum per annum on the deferred payments, under such rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior: And provided further, That the preference right to purchase herein granted shall be exercised within thirty days from the passage hereof.
Approved, January 31, 1910.