Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 687||Minnesota. Issuance of patent to, for tract of land.|
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 may cancel the patent issued on August 24, 1886, to Joe Blair, as allottee numbered 4 of the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation, Minnesota, for the north half of the northeast quarter of section 30, township 49 north, range 17 west, of the fourth principal meridian in Minnesota, and may issue to the State of Minnesota as a fee-simple patent for the tract of land described. If issued, the fee-simple patent shall operate as a full and complete conveyance of any and all right, title, or interest that the heirs of Joe Blair, deceased allottee numbered 4 of the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation, Minnesota, and that the United States of America may have in and to said described lands. Prior to the issuance of such patent, the Secretary of the Interior may require the State of Minnesota, at its expense, to furnish satisfactory evidence that there are no outstanding liens, encumbrances, or other conveyances of record against said lands other than the original patent issued under date of August 24, 1886, to the said Joe Blair covering the lands hereinabove described.
Approved, August 22, 1940.