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

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

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Chapter 87
February 17, 1917. | [H. R. 17055.] 39 Stat., 923.

An Act Providing when patents shall issue to the purchaser or heirs on certain lands in the State of Oregon.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 87 Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oreg.
Patents to purchasers of grazing lands of ceded.
Chap. 87 23 Stat.,342, vol. 224;
32 Stat., 730, vol. 1, 798.
Chap. 87 Proof required.
Sec. 2 Patents to heirs.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons who have theretofore purchased or may hereafter purchase any of the lands of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the State of Oregon, and have made or shall make full and final payment therefor in conformity with the Acts of Congress of March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-five and of July first, nineteen hundred and two, and subsequent Acts respecting the sale of said lands, shall be entitled to receive patents therefor upon submitting satisfactory proof to the Secretary of the Interior that the untimbered lands so purchased are not susceptible of cultivation or residence and are exclusively grazing lands, incapable of any profitable use other than for grazing purposes.

SEC. 2.

That where a party entitled to claim the benefits of this Act dies before securing a patent therefor it shall be competent for the executor or administrator of the estate of such party, or one of the heirs, to make the necessary proofs and payments therefor to complete the same; and the patent in such cases shall be made in favor of the heirs of the deceased purchaser, and the title to said lands shall inure to such heirs as if their names had been especially mentioned.

Approved, February 17, 1917.

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