Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 167||Charles M. Phelps.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to issue to Charles M. Phelps, of Pryor, Montana, a patent in fee to the following-described lands allotted to and purchased by him on the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana: Lot 4 of section 2; lots 1 and 2 of section 3; the northwest quarter of section 11; and the north half of the north half of the north half of the southeast quarter of section 35, township 6 south, range 27 east, Montana principal meridian; the south half of the northwest quarter and the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 33, township 5 south, range 27 east, Montana principal meridian; the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 11; the west half of the northwest quarter and the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section 12, township 7 south, range 28 east, Montana principal meridian, containing nine hundred twenty-four and sixty-five one-hundredths acres.
(a) The lands herein described shall not be sold after the date of enactment of this Act to any purchaser, other than the Crow Tribe or a member thereof, unless (1) at least sixty days prior to such sale the Superintendent of the Crow Agency shall have been served with notice of the terms thereof and a copy of such notice, together with a description of the lands, shall have been posted by the superintendent in a conspicuous public place at such agency and have remained posted for a period of sixty days, and (2) prior to the expiration of such sixty days no bona fide offer in writing to purchase such land upon the terms specified in such notice, or upon terms more favorable to the owner, shall have been made by the Crow Tribe or any member thereof and a copy thereof served upon the Superintendent of the Crow Agency.
(b) A certificate of the Superintendent of the Crow Agency stating that notice of the proposed sale was served upon him and was posted by him for a period of sixty days in accordance with the provisions of clause (1) of subsection (a) and that no offer was received in accordance with clause (2) of such subsection, when filed and recorded in the office of the county clerk and recorder of the county in which such lands are situated shall be conclusive evidence of compliance with this section. The superintendent shall furnish the certificate to the purchaser for filing and recording.
Approved, May 5, 1950.