Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 320||Public lands. Homestead settlers, etc., may be excused from residence on, in certain cases. 47 Stat., 59.|
|Chap. 320||Absence added to statutory life of entry.|
|Chap. 320||Proviso. Installment payment extension.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any homestead settler or entryman who, during the calendar years 1932 or 1933, found it necessary, or during 1934 should find it necessary, because of economic conditions, to leave his homestead to seek employment in order to obtain the necessaries of life for himself and/or family or to provide for the education of his children, may, upon filing with the register of the district his affidavit, supported by corroborating affidavits of two disinterested persons, showing the necessity of such absence, be excused from compliance with the requirements of the homestead laws as to residence, cultivation, improvements, expenditures, or payment of purchase money as the case may be, during all or any part of the calendar years 1932, 1933, and 1934, and said entries shall not be open to contest or protest because of failure to comply with such requirements during such absence; except that the time of such absence shall not be deducted from the actual residence required by law, but a period equal to such absence shall be added to the statutory life of the entry: Provided, That any entryman holding an unperfected entry on ceded Indian lands may be excused from the requirements of residence upon the conditions provided herein, but shall not be entitled to extension of time for the payment of any installment of the purchase price of the land except upon payment of interest, in advance, at the rate of 4 per centum per annum on the principal of any unpaid purchase price from the date when such payment or payments became due to and inclusive of the date of the expiration of the period of relief granted hereunder. 1
Approved, May 21, 1934.