Vol. III, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1913)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.

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Chapter 553
Section 2

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Chap. 553 Round Valley Indian Reservation, Cal. Undisposed lands in, to be opened to settlement.
    1890, ch. 1271,26 Stat., 658, vol. 1, p. 376.
Chap. 553 Survey and reappraisement.
Chap. 553 Preference rights.
Chap. 553 Limit.
    33 Stat., 707.
Chap. 553 Payments.
Chap. 553 Provisos. Commutations.
    R. S., sec. 2301.
Chap. 553 Fees.
Chap. 553 Alien purchasers.
Chap. 553 Sale of remaining lands.
Sec. 2 Disposal of proceeds.
    Vol. 1, 377.

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Chapter 553
    Feb. 8, 1905. [H. R. 15011.] | [Public, No. 55.] 33 Stat., 706.
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An act to open to homestead settlement and entry the relinquished and undisposed of portions of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, in the State of California, 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 lands relinquished from the Round Valley Indian Reservation, in the State of California, under an act entitled “An act to provide for the reduction of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, in the State of California, and for other purposes,” approved October first, eighteen hundred and ninety, which have not heretofore been disposed of, shall be surveyed in accordance with the Government surveys and shall also be reappraised exclusive of improvements by a commission of three disinterested persons to be appointed by the President, or by a trusted inspector or special agent of the Department of the Interior, as the President in his discretion may direct. The said lands when surveyed and appraised shall be subject to settlement and entry under the provisions of the homestead laws of the United States; and all actual and bona fide settlers upon said lands on January first, nineteen hundred and four, shall have a preference right to enter and hold the lands actually

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occupied by them, respectively, not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres, and they shall be credited with the time they have actually occupied the same on the time required by law to perfect title as homestead settlers. Each entryman of any of said lands shall pay for the same at the appraised price, payments to be made in five equal annual payments, with interest, on all deferred payments, at the rate of five per centum per annum: Provided, That nothing in this act shall prevent homestead settlers from commuting their entries under section twenty-three hundred and one, Revised Statues, by paying for the land entered the appraised price, receiving credit for payments previously made. In addition to the price to be paid for the land the entryman shall pay the same fees and commissions at the time of commutation or final entry, as now provided by law, where the price of the land is one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre: And provided further, That aliens who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States may become purchasers under this act, but before proving up and acquiring title must take out their full naturalization papers: And provided further, That all lands opened to settlement under this act remaining undisposed of at the expiration of five years from the taking effect of this act may be sold and disposed of for cash, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 2

That the funds arising from the sale of said lands shall be disposed of as provided in section four of the act of October first, eighteen hundred and ninety, providing for the disposal of the Round Valley Indian Reservation.

Approved, February 8, 1905.

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