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|Chap. 238||Southwest Indian Mission, Inc. Purchase of land.|
|Sec. 2||43 U.S.C. §§ 1068, 1068a.
Rights reserved to U.S.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Southwest Indian Mission, Incorporated, is hereby authorized for a period of one year from and after the effective date of this Act to file with the Secretary of the Interior an application to purchase, and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to issue a patent to it, for use by Saint Christopher's Mission to the Navajo, for the following-described lands in San Juan County, Utah: The east half of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 20, the west half of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 21, lot 4 and the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 28 and lots 1, 2, and 5 of section 29, township 40 south, range 22 east, Salt Lake meridian, containing one hundred and sixty-five and five-tenths acres.
The patent shall not be issued until after payment has been made by the Southwest Indian Mission, Incorporated, to the Secretary of the Interior for the land at its reasonable appraised price of not less than $1.25 per acre, to be determined by the Secretary in accordance with the provisions of the Act of December 22, 1928 (45 Stat. 1069). The patent shall reserve to the United States all of the oil. gas, and all other mineral deposits in the land, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the same under such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.
Approved, April 28, 1948.