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States, and James P. Clarke, Governor of Arkansas, on behalf of that State, which was made under and by virtue of the authority conferred by an Act of Congress approved August fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, entitled “An Act to authorize a compromise and settlement with the State of Arkansas," and the Act of the General Assembly of Arkansas, approved April eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, authorizing the governor to act for that State, be, and the same is hereby, approved and given the full force and effect of law upon the declarations and conditions hereinafter provided.

Sec. 2. That the amount of six hundred and sixty-two paid the United thousand nine hundred and seventy-one dollars and State of Arkan- thirty-five cents, with which the State is credited in said

compromise and settlement for one hundred and thirtytwo thousand five hundred and ninety-four and twentyseven one-hundredths acres of indemnity land, at the price of five dollars an acre be, and the same hereby is, reduced to the amount of three hundred and thirty-one thousand four hundred and eighty-five dollars and sixtythree cents, the value of said indemnity land at two dollars and fifty cents an acre, the double minimum price of Government land; and the State of Arkansas is hereby credited with the sum of three hundred and thirty-one thousand four hundred and eighty-five dollars and sixtyeight cents for two hundred and sixty-five thousand one hundred and eighty-eight and fifty-four one-hundredths acres of additional selected unadjusted swamp land, at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, the minimum price of Government land, leaving the balance to be paid by the State of Arkansas to the United States under said compromise and settlement one hundred and sixty thou

sand five hundred and seventy-two dollars. Title of pur

Sec. 3. That the title of all persons who have purState of uncon chased from the State of Arkansas any unconfirmed firmaedcontem. P swamp land and hold deeds for the same be, and the

same is hereby, confirmed and made valid as against any claim or right of the United States, and without the payment by said persons, their heirs or assigns, of any sum whatever to the United States or to the State of

Arkansas. Relinquish Sec. 4. That the State of Arkansas does hereby relinments by the State of "lands quish and quitclaim to the United States all lands herepublic land" laws tofore confirmed, certified, or patented to the State which

have been entered under the public land laws; and does hereby cede, relinquish, and quitclaim to the United States all right, title, and interest under the Acts of September twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty, March second, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, in and to all lands in the State which have been heretofore granted, confirmed, certified, or patented by the United

chasers from the

States under any other Acts, and the title to such lands is hereby confirmed in the grantees, their heirs, successors, or assigns, anything in this Act or any other Act to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, That this Act must be

accepted by Act shall be of no force or effect until the State of Ar- State. kansas shall have accepted and approved the condi

. U act of the general assembly or by an instrument in writing duly executed by the governor under the authority nie byzivot conferred upon him by the legislature of said State, and filed with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of the Interior within one year from the approval of this Act: Provided further, That whereas the Gen- of When to take eral Assembly of the State of Arkansas did, on the tenth day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, accept and approve the conditions, limitations, and provisions herein contained before the passage of this Act, making the same effective and conclusive, therefore this will FOTO Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its most i passage. Approved, April 29, 1898 (30 Stat. 367).





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Revised Statutes.--Sections 2207–2213—How appointed-Duties-Sal-

Sections 2214-2223—Residence- Bond—Duration of office-----
Sections 2224-2229—Records and offices..
Sections 2230–2233—Bonds -------
Sections 2395–2413—Rules of survey-Boundaries of land Contracts-

Prices—Survey on request of settlers-Deposits for expenses-Aug-
mented rates Geological Survey Rivers - Nevada Geodetic
method — Rectangular method, when departed from — Surveying by

day-Interfering with surveys..
Act of August 7, 1882–Certificates for settler's deposit---
Act of March 3, 1893—Consolidation of surveyor-general's offices.--
Act of June 10, 1896—Injuring survey posts.
Act of March 3, 1899—Standard lines to be established by Commissioner

of the General Land Office-
Act of March 3, 1901—Office stationery-
Act of June 28, 1902—Survey rates..
Act of March 3, 1909–Necessary resurveys_
Act of March 4, 1909-Injuring survey marks--Interrupting surveys-

Act of June 25, 1910—Resurveys authorized--
Act of September 21, 1918—Retracement of surveys---
Act of October 20, 1919—Resurveys and adjustment of certain disputes

in Florida.
Act of May 24, 1922—Surveys under supervision of the Commissioner

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Surveyors. gen. Sec. 2207. There shall be appointed by the President, eral, how and when appointed. by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a sur

veyor-general for the States and Territories herein named, embracing, respectively, one surveying district, namely: Louisiana, Florida, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Nevada, Oregon, Nebraska and Iowa, Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona.


Salary of, in Louisiana, Flor

SEC. 2208. The surveyors-general of Louisiana, Florida, Minnesota, ida, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa, and of Nebraska talowa, Dakota Territory, shall each receive a salary at the rate

of two thousand dollars a year. Salary of, in Oregon

Sec. 2209. The surveyors-general of Oregon and of Washington. Washington shall each receive a salary at the rate of two

thousand five hundred dollars a year. Salary of, in Colorado,

Sec. 2210. The surveyors-general of Colorado, New Mexico Califor. Mexico, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Utah, nia, Idahontane, Wyoming, and Arizona shall each receive a salary at Utah, Wyoming, the rate of three thousand dollars a year.





of surveyor-general.

SEC. 2211. The salary of each surveyor-general of FlSalaries plein Florida, Oregon, and California shall be paid quarter- and yearly, and shall commence from the time he enters into what time para bond, as provided by law.

Sec. 2212. There shall be but one office of surveyor- offices, number general in each surveyor-general's district; and such office shall be located as the President, in view of the public convenience, may from time to time direct, except as provided in the following section.

SEC. 2213. The surveyor-general's office for Minnesota Offices, location district shall continue to be located at the city of Saint Idaho, Nebraska, Paul; that for Idaho Territory at Boise City; and that and Iowa. for the district of Nebraska and Iowa, at Plattsmouth, in Nebraska.

Sec. 2214. Every surveyor-general, while in the dis- su Residence charge of the duties of his office, shall reside in the district for which he is appointed.

Bond of sur. SEC. 2215. Every surveyor-general shall, before enter- veyor-general. ing on the duties of his office, execute and deliver to the Secretary of the Interior a bond, with good and sufficient security, for the penal sum of thirty thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful disbursement, according to law, of all public money placed in his hands, and for the faithful performance of the duties of his office.

Sec. 2216. The President is authorized, whenever he and additional may deem it expedient, to require any surveyor-general security. to give a new bond and additional security, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, for the faithful disbursement, according to law, of all money placed in his hands.

Sec. 2217. The commission of every surveyor-general Ace. now in office, and of every surveyor-general hereafter appointed, shall cease and expire, unless sooner vacated by death, resignation, or removal from office, in four years from the date of the commission. •

SEC. 2218. The Secretary of the Interior shall take all survey delivery the necessary measures for the completion of the surveys

of field notes. in the several surveying-districts for which surveyorsgeneral have been, or may be, appointed, at the earliest periods compatible with the purposes contemplated by law; and whenever the surveys and records of any such district are completed, the surveyor-general thereof shall be required to deliver over to the secretary of state of the respective States, including such surveys, or to such other officer as may be authorized to receive them, all the fieldnotes, maps, records, and other papers appertaining to land titles within the same; and the office of surveyorgeneral in every such district shall thereafter cease and be discontinued.

Sec. 2219. In all cases where, as provided in the pre- of Devolution ceding section, the field-notes, maps, records, and other general's powers papers appertaining to land-titles in any State are turned soner" ofo mang over to the authorities of such State, the same authority,

Duration of of


Free access to



Continuance of duties after ex

powers, and duties in relation to the survey, resurvey, or subdivision of the lands therein, and all matters and things connected therewith, as previously exercised by the surveyor-general, whose district included such State, shall be vested in, and devolved upon, the Commissioner of the General Land Office.

SEC. 2220. Under the authority and direction of the

, delivered to Commissioner of the General Land Office any deputy States.

surveyor or other agent of the United States shall have free access to any such field notes, maps, records, and other papers for the purpose of taking extracts therefrom or making copies thereof without charge of any

kind. Conditions of Sec. 2221. The field-notes, maps, records, and other delivery of field

the papers mentioned in section twenty-two hundred and States.

nineteen, shall in no case be turned over to the authorities of any State, until such State has provided by law for the reception and safe-keeping of the same as public records, and for the allowance of free access to the same by the authorities of the United States.

SEC. 2222. Every surveyor-general, register, and repiration of com. ceiver, except where the President sees cause otherwise mission.

to determine, is authorized to continue in the uninterrupted discharge of his regular official duties, after the day of expiration of his commission, and until a new commission is issued to him for the same office, or until the day when a successor enters upon the duties of such office; and the existing official bond of any officer so acting shall be deemed good and sufficient, and in force, until the date of the approval of a new bond to be given by him, if re-commissioned, or otherwise, for the additional time he may so continue officially to act, pursuant

to the authority of this section. General duties of surveyors-gen

SEC. 2223. Every surveyor-general shall engage a suffieral.

cient number of skillful surveyors as his deputies, to whom he is authorized to administer the necessary oaths upon their appointments. He shall have authority to frame regulations for their direction, not inconsistent with law or the instructions of the General Land Office, and to remove them for negligence or misconduct in office.

Second. He shall cause to be surveyed, measured, and marked, without delay, all base and meridian lines through such points and perpetuated by such monuments, and such other correction parallels and meridians as may be prescribed by law or by instructions from the General Land Office in respect to the public lands within his surveying district, to which the Indian title has been or may be hereafter extinguished.

Third. He shall cause to be surveyed all private land claims within his district, after they have been confirmed by authority of Congress, so far as may be necessary to complete the survey of the public lands.

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