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SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized and required to receive the proceeds of the sale of the said four sections of land, and apply the same as follows: that is to say, so much thereof as may be necessary to the purchase of a suitable tract of land for a permanent home for the Christian Indians, the erection of the necessary buildings for their accommodation, and the purchase of stock, agricultural implements, and whatever else may be necessary to establish them thereon; the balance of the said fund to be invested by the Secretary of the Interior in safe and profitable stocks, the interest whereof shall be applied to the support of a school among the said Christian Indians.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That, whenever the Christian Indians desire it, the tract purchased under the provisions of the preceding section shall be divided among them, under the direction of the President of the United States, to be held in severalty and with all the rights incident to a fee-simple estate : Provided, that the said tracts, when so divided, shall be rever inalienable by the grantees or their heirs, except with the consent and approval of the President of the United States.

Approved, June 8, 1858.

No. 339.–An Act for the relief of certain settlers on the public lands in the State

of Wisconsin.*

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the even-numbered sections of land selected by the State of Wisconsin in the month of June, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-nine, to satisfy the quantity of land due said State under the act of Congress of August eighth, cighteen hundred and forty-six, granting land in aid of the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, as have been sold, or contracted to be sold, by said State or its assigns, under the laws thereof, are hereby confirmed to said State, as parts of said grant, and the title of the purchasers declared to be valid as though the said selections had been made in conformity with law: Provided, That nothing contained in this act shall be construed to increase the quantity of land to which the State is entitled under the grant aforesaid. And provided further, That a schedule, duly certify [certified] by the governor, of the lands sold and contracted for to be sold, prior to the passage of this act, shall be filed in the General Land Office within six months from the date of this act.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That every person being the head of a family, widow, or single man over the age of twenty-one years, who, on the eleventh day of June, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-nine, was, or since that time has become, an actual settler and housekeeper, and has made other improvements on any tract embraced in said even-numbered section selection, which the State of Wisconsin or its assigns has not sold or contracted to sell, is hereby entitled to the same right of preemption, and upon the same terms and conditions, as is prescribed by an act entitled “ An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands and to grant pre-emption rights,” approved September fourth, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-one: Provided, That this act shall not be construed to convey to Wisconsin any parts or portions of said even-num

* See No. 120.

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bered section selections which said State, or its assigns have not actually sold or contracted to sell, and the title to which is not confirmed by the first section of this act.*

Approved, June 9, 1858.

No. 340.-An Act for the relief of settlers on certain lands in the State of Illinois.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every settler on any of the public lands heretofore selected by [the] State of Illinois, but which have not been confirmed to said State, under the provisions of the act of fourth September, eighteen hundred and forty-one, who settled thereon in good faith prior to the passage of this act, shall be entitled to pre-empt their respective claims by legal subdivisions, not to exceed one hundred and sixty acres in a compact body, at the ordinary minimum of one dollar and twentyfive cents per acre, unless within the six mile limits of any railroad grant, and in that case at the usual double minimum of two dollars and fifty cents per acre : Provided, Such settlers shall establish their rights according to the rules and regulations prescribed under the provisions of the act of fourth September, eighteen hundred and forty-one, and pay for the same within three months from the date of the publication of this act by the register of the proper district: Provided, That no declaratory statement shall be required to be filed by such settlers.

Approved, June 11, 1858.

No. 341.-An Act for the relief of certain purchasers of lands within the limits of

the Choctaw cession of eighteen hundred and thirty.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of the General Land Office be authorized, and he is hereby required, to cause patents to be issued on all certificates for entries made within the limits of the Choctaw cession of eighteen hundred and thirty, at less than the true graduation price, which were issued prior to the reception, by the local land officers, of the true graduation lists, where such certificates and entries are regular in all other respects; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, June 11, 1858.

No. 342.-An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the govern

ment for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.

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SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That the eleventh section of the act of Congress, approved September fourth, eighteen hundred and fortyone, entitled "An act to appropriate the proceeds of the public lands, and to grant pre-emption rights,"'* be so amended that appeals from the decisions of the district officers, in cases of contest between different settlers for the right of pre-emption, shall hereafter be decided by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, whose decision shall be final, unless appeal therefrom be taken to the Secretary of the Interior.

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Approved, June 12, 1858.

No. 343.-An Act making supplemental appropriations for the current and con

tingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.

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SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioner of Indian Affairs be, and he hereby is, authorized and required, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, to remove from any tribal reservation any person found therein without authority of law, or whose presence within the limits of the reservation may, in his judgment, be detrimental to the peace and welfare of the Indians, and to employ for the purpose such force as may be necessary to enable the agent to effect the removal of such person or persons.

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Approved, June 12, 1858.

No. 344.-An Act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year

ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.

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Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all the existing laws, or parts of laws which authorize the sale of military sites which are or may become useless for military purposes be, and the same are hereby, repealed, and said lands shall not be subject to sale or pre-emption under any of the laws of the United States : Provided further, That the provisions of the act of August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, relative to certain reservations in the State of Florida, shall continue in force.t

Approved, June 12, 1858.

No. 345.-A Resolution to correct an error in a certain act approved May eleventh,

eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an error in the act approved May eleventh, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, entitled "An act to enlarge the Detroit and Saginaw land districts in the State of Michigan,'* be corrected, by extending the limits of that portion of the Cheboygan district which has been attached to the Detroit district, to the line dividing ranges two and three west, instead of one and two west, the former being the line intended by the department as the western boundary of the addition to the Detroit district.

* See No. 48.

+ See Nos. 301, 315.

Approved, June 2, 1858.

No. 346.-An Act to continue the office of register of the land office at Vincennes,

Indiana.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to enable persons interested in titles to land in the Vincennes district, Indiana, to perfect the same, and for the transaction of such other business as may require his services, the office of Register of the Land Office at that place shall be continued for the period of three years from and after the passage of this act, if, in the opinion of the President of the United States, the public interests so long require it.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the register, under directions from the Secretary of the Interior, to issue such patent certificates, or other evidences of title, as may from time to time be necessary, as the basis of patents for the ancient private claims in that district that have been recognized by various confirmatory laws, and that prior to finally closing the district, three months' public notice shall be given thereof.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That a register shall be appointed by the President, under this act, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, which register shall be authorized to perform all such duties, both as register and receiver, as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, and shall receive in full for the same a salary of five hundred dollars per annum, and such fees for pre-emption or bounty-land locations as existing United States laws allow, and in making transcripts of original papers for individuals, said register shall have a right to charge therefor, according to the tariff existing in the local courts of the district.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the officer so appointed shall be required to reside at Vincennes and to give bond for the faithful performance of his duties, the safety of the archives in his charge, and the public moneys which may be received by him, in such penalty as the President of the United States may deem necessary.

Approved, December 21, 1858.

No. 347.-An Act to confirm the land claim of certain pueblos and towns in the

Territory of New Mexico.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Pueblo land claims in the Territory of New Mexico designated in the corrected lists as

* See No. 325.

A, Pueblo of Jemes in the county of Santa Ana,
B, Pueblo of Acoma in the county of Valencia,
C, Pueblo of San Juan in the county of Rio Ariba,
D, Pueblo of Picuris in the county of Taos,
E, Pueblo of San Felipe in the county of Bernalillo,
F, Pueblo of Pecos in the county of San Miguel,
G, Pueblo of Cochiti in the county of Santa Ana,
H, Pueblo of Santo Domingo in the county of Santa Ana,
I, Pueblo of Taos in the county of Taos,
K, Pueblo of Santa Clara in the county of Rio Ariba,
L, Pueblo of Tesuque in the county of Santa Fe,
M, Pueblo of San Ildefonso in the county of Santa Fe,

N, Pueblo of Pojuaque in the county of Santa Fe, reported upon favorably by the surveyor-general of New Mexico, in his report of the thirtieth of September, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, to the Department of the Interior, and the claim designated as

Ö, Pueblo of Zia in the county of Santa Ana,
P, Pueblo of Sandia in the county of Bernalillo,
Q, Pueblo of Isleta in the county of Bernalillo,

R, (supposed,) Pueblo of Nambe, reported upon favorably by the said surveyor-general, on the thirtieth of November, eighteen hundred and fifty-six.

Also, the claim
Number seven, of the town of Tecolote in the county of San Miguel,
Number eleven, of the town of Chilili in the county of Bernalillo,

Number thirteen, of the town of Belen in the county of Valencia, reported for the favorable action of Congress, by the said surveyor-general on the thirtieth of September, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven; also the claim number two of the town of Tomé reported upon favorably by the surveyor-general of New Mexico in his report of the thirtieth of September, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, to the Department of the Interior; also the claim number twenty-nine of the town of Casa Colorado, reported upon favorably by the surveyor-general of New Mexico in his report of thirty-first December, eighteen hundred and fifty-six to the Department of the Interior, be, and they are hereby, confirmed; and the Commissioner of the Land Office shall issue the necessary instructions for the survey of all of said claims, as recommended for confirmation by the said surveyor-general, and shall cause a patent to issue therefor as in ordinary cases to private individuals : Provided, That this confirmation shall only be construed as a relinquishment of all title and claim of the United States to any of said lands, and shall not affect any adverse valid rights, should such exist.

Approved, December 22, 1858.

No. 348.-An Act to fix and regulate the compensation of receivers and registers

of the land-offices under the provisions of the Act approved April twentieth, eighteen hundred and eighteen.*

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act entitled “ An act for changing the compensation of receivers and registers of the land-offices,”

* See No. 10.

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