Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 108|| Public lands.
Homestead entrymen allowed credit of residence, etc., for service in Indian wars.
44 Stat., 1361, vol. 4, 939.
|Chap. 108||Allowance if discharged for wounds, etc.|
|Chap. 108||One year’s residence required.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in every case in which an entryman or settler upon the public lands of the United States under the homestead laws has established, or may hereafter establish, military service in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled “An Act granting pensions to certain soldiers who served in the Indian wars from 1817 to 1898,and for other purposes,” approved March 3, 1927, the military service of such entryman or settler so established shall, in the administration of the homestead laws, be construed to be equivalent to all intents and purposes to residence and cultivation for the same length of time upon the tract entered or settled upon; except that (1) if any such entryman or settler was discharged on account of wounds received or disability incurred in line of duty, then the term of his enlistment shall be deducted from the required length of residence without reference to the time of actual service, and (2) no patent shall issue to any such entryman or settler who has not resided upon, improved, and cultivated his homestead for a period of at least one year.
Approved, April 7, 1930.