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Chapter 31
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Chap. 31 Yankton Reservation, S. Dak. Homestead settlers granted leave of absence.
Chap. 31 Proviso. No credit for time lost.
Sec. 2 Notice.
Sec. 3 Time for final proof, etc., in South Dakota extended one year.

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Chapter 31
    Feb. 26, 1896. | 29 Stat., 16.
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An act granting leave of absence for one year to homestead settlers upon the Yankton Indian Reservation, in the State of South Dakota, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all settlers who made settlement under the homestead laws of upon lands in the Yankton Indian Reservation, in the State of South Dakota, during the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five are hereby granted leave of absence from such homestead for one year from and after the date of this Act, and that by such absence such homestead settler shall not lose or forfeit any right whatever: Provided, That the settler shall not receive credit upon the period of actual residence required by law for the time he is absent hereunder.

SEC. 2

That any such homestead settler may avail himself of the benefits of this Act by filing a notice with the local land office describing his land and date of settlement thereon, which notice shall be signed by the settler and attested by the register of the land office.

SEC. 3

That the time for making final proof and payment for all lands located under the homestead laws of the United States upon any lands of any former Indian reservation in the State of South Dakota, be, and the same is hereby, extended for the period of one year from the time proof and payment would become due under existing laws.

Approved, February 26, 1896.

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