Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1869 - Agriculture
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Page 468 - ... that he is a citizen of the United States, or has declared his intention to become such...
Page 467 - The receiver will then issue to the purchaser a duplicate receipt, and at the close of the month the register and receiver will make returns of the sale to the General Land Office, from...
Page 469 - In making final proof it is indispensable, under the statute, that the homestead party shall appear in person at the district land office, and there make the affidavit required of him by law in support of his claim.
Page 312 - ... top of the left hand over the constricted portion, the grasp relaxed, and the insect permitted to escape through the opening into its interior. The glass is then closed below by the left hand on the outside of the net, and may be transferred to the top of the collecting box, when it can be quieted by chloroform...
Page 178 - ... planted for several years, until the seed was lost by freezing during the winter. At St. Michael's they did not do well. Salad was successful, but cabbages would not head. The white round turnips grown at St. Michael's were the best I ever saw anywhere, and very large, many of them weighing uve or six pounds.
Page 186 - Youkon territory we cannot look for self-supporting agricultural districts, nor reasonably expect any one to obtain a sustenance by farming alone ; still the settler called there to develop the resources of the country, be they lumber, fish or furs, may have milk in his tea, and many vegetables on his table, if he possess the energy and knowledge to make the most of his opportunities. It will not be necessary for him to rely on the products of the chase alone, if he will but take the necessary care...
Page 543 - The trustees intend that the instruction given shall be "of such a character as to secure to the student the discipline of mind, and the practical experience necessary for .entering upon other callings." It will be a special object of the trustees to counteract the increasing disinclination, towards manual labor, and to vindicate its dignity by showing that it is compatible with intellectual culture and social refinement. The course of study will occupy four years. Its essential features are indicated...
Page 544 - Three hours of each day shall be devoted by every student of the college to labor upon the farm, and no person shall be exempt except for physical disability. By a vote of the board of agriculture, at such seasons and in such exigencies as demand it, the hours of labor may be increased to four hours or diminished to two and one-half hours.
Page 469 - Where both parents die, leaving infant heirs, the homestead may be sold for cash for the benefit of such heirs, and the purchaser will receive title from the United States. The sale of a, homestead claim by the settler to another party before completion of title is not recognized by the General Land Office, and not only vests no title or equities in the purchaser, but is prima facie evidence of abandonment, and gives cause for the cancellation of the claim. To the government only may a claim be relinquished;...
Page 467 - The manner of proceeding to acquire title with this class of paper is the same as in cash and warrant cases, the fees to be paid being the same as on warrants. The location of this scrip at private entry is restricted to three sections in each township of land...

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