Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 788||James Brown. Sale of homestead, etc.|
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 sell, under existing regulations, the homestead and other land of James Brown, Crow allottee numbered 3097, described as lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 in section 3, and lots 1, 2, and 3 and the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section 4, all located in township 6 south, range 30 east, Montana principal meridian, containing three hundred and nineteen and thirty-two one-hundredths acres, conveyance to be made by the issuance of a patent in fee to the purchaser, and to distribute the proceeds of such sale under existing regulations to James Brown.
(a) The lands herein described shall not be sold after the date of enactment of this Act to any purchaser, other than the Crow Tribe or a member thereof, unless (1) at least sixty days prior to such sale the superintendent of the Crow Agency shall have been served with notice of the terms thereof and such notice, together with a description of the lands and an offer by the owner thereof to sell such lands
upon the terms specified in such notice to the Crow Tribe or any member thereof, shall have been posted in a conspicuous public place at such agency, and (2) prior to the expiration of such sixty days no bona fide offer in writing to purchase such land upon the terms specified in such notice, or upon terms more favorable to the owner, shall have been made by the Crow Tribe or any member thereof and a copy thereof served upon the Superintendent of the Crow Agency.
(b) A certificate of the Superintendent of the Crow Agency stating that notice of the proposed sale was given and was posted for a period of sixty days in accordance with the provisions of clause (1) of subsection (a) and that no offer was received in accordance with (2) of such subsection shall, when filed and recorded in the office of the county clerk and recorder of the county in which such lands are situated, be conclusive evidence of compliance with this section. The Superintendent shall furnish the certificate to the purchaser for filing and recording.
Approved, August 25, 1950.