Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 505||John McMeel No. 1. Patent in fee.|
|Sec. 3||25 U. S. C. 386a.|
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 is authorized and directed to issue to John McMeel No. 1 a patent in fee to the following described lands allotted to him on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Montana: Northeast quarter; east half of the northwest quarter of section 31; west half of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 32, township 26 north, range 24 east, Montana principal meridian, containing two hundred forty-five acres.
Said patent in fee when issued shall contain a reservation to the Fort Belknap Indian Community, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of March 3, 1921 (41 Stat. 1355), of all minerals, including coal, oil and gas.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Act of March 3, 1921 (41 Stat. 1355, 1357), and the Act of March 7, 1928 (45 Stat. 200-210), as supplemented by the Act of July 1, 1932 (47 Stat. 564, 565), said patent in fee when issued shall contain a provision that any of the above-described lands which may be situated within a Federal irrigation project are subject to a lien, prior and superior to all other liens for the amount of costs and charges due to the United States for and on account of construction, operation, and maintenance of the irrigation system or acquisition of water rights by which said lands have been or are to be reclaimed.
Approved, July 14, 1954.