Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.

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Chapter 4
December 11, 1919. | [S. 183.] 41 Stat., 365.

An Act Providing additional time for the payment of purchase money under homestead entries of lands within the former Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana.
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 4 Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Mont.
Time extensions for installments by homesteaders on ceded lands of.
35 Stat., 561, vol. 3, 380.
38 Stat., 1953.
Chap. 4 39 Stat., 994, amended; ante, 132.
Chap. 4 Interest payments.
Chap. 4 Provisos. Extension of payments due within one year.
Chap. 4 Additional extension. Commutation payments.
Sec. 2 Interest to credit of Indians.
Sec. 3 Forfeiture of entry on failure to make payments.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person who has made homestead entry under the provisions of the act of Congress approved May 30, 1908 (Thirty-fifth Statutes at Large, page 558), entitled "An Act for the survey and allotment of lands now embraced within the limits of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, in the State of Montana, and the sale and disposal of all the surplus lands after allotment," may obtain an extension of time for one year from the anniversary of the date of entry last preceding the passage of this Act within which to pay the one-half of the installment then due or such part of any preceding installment, where payment has not been yet made and where an extension of time therefor is not authorized by the act of Congress approved March 2, 1917 (Thirty-ninth Statutes at Large, page 994), by paying interest at the rate of 5 per centum per annum on the sums to be extended from the maturity of the unpaid installments to the expiration of the period of extension, the interest to be paid to the receiver of the land office for the district in which the lands are situated, within such time as may be prescribed for that purpose by the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That the one-half of any installment which becomes due within one year from the passage of this Act and for which an extension of time for payment is not authorized by the said Act of March 2, 1917, may also be extended for a period of one year by paying interest thereon in advance at the said rate: Provided further, That any payment so extended may thereafter be extended for a period of one year in like manner: And provided further, That if commutation proof is submitted, all the unpaid payments must be made at that time.

SEC. 2.

That moneys paid as interest provided for herein shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the Fort Peck Indians, the same as moneys realized from the sale of the lands.

SEC. 3.

That the failure of an entryman to make any payment that may be due, unless the same be extended, or to make any payment extended either under the provisions hereof or under the provisions of the said Act of March 2, 1917, at or before the time to which such payment has been extended, shall forfeit the entry and the same shall be canceled, and any and all payments theretofore made shall be forfeited.1

Approved, December 11, 1919.

1 51 L. O. D., 76, 499-501.

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