INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.


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PRIVATE ACTS OF THE SIXTY-THIRD CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1914.
Chap. 203  | Chap. 214 | Chap. 272

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Chapter 214
July 28, 1914. | [S. 785.] 38 Stat., 1375.

An Act To relinquish, release, and quitclaim all right, title, and interest of the United States of America in and to certain lands in the State of Mississippi.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 214 Mississippi. Certain lands in quitclaimed to present owners.
Chap. 214 Proviso. Title of James Gipson not affected.
Sec. 2 Only title of United States abandoned.

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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 United States of America hereby forever relinquishes, releases, and quitclaims all right, title, and interest in and to the northwest quarter of section thirty-six, township fourteen north, range five east, Choctaw meridian, situated in the State of Mississippi, now held under claim or

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color of title by individual or private ownership or municipal ownership, which was reserved, retained, or set apart for James Gipson under and by vitrue of the treaty entered into between the United States of America and the Choctaw Nation of Indians on the twenty-seventh day of September, anno Domini eighteen hundred and thirty: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect or dispose of any right, claim, or title, if any, which said James Gipson or his heir or heirs and assigns may have in or to any of said land.

SEC. 2.

That the true intent of this Act is hereby declared to be to concede and abandon all right, title, and interest of the United States to those persons, estates, firms, or corporations who would be the true and lawful owners of said land under the laws of the State of Mississippi, including the laws of prescription, in the absence of said interest, title, and estate of the said United States.

Approved, July 28, 1914.


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