Instructions of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to the Surveyors General of the United States: Relative to the Survey of the Public Lands and the Private Land Claims
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1881 - Public lands - 113 pages
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Page 12 - And the boundary lines which have not been actually run and marked shall be ascertained, by running straight lines from the established corners to the opposite corresponding corners ; but in those portions of the fractional townships where no such opposite corresponding corners have been, or can be, fixed, the...
Page 10 - 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.
Page 7 - ... and fractional sections, containing 160 acres and upwards, shall, in like manner, as nearly as practicable, be subdivided into half quarter sections, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury; but fractional sections containing less than 160 acres shall not be divided.
Page 13 - ... deposit in a proper United States depository to the credit of the United States a sum sufficient to pay for such survey...
Page 11 - And in all cases where the exterior lines of the townships, thus to be subdivided into sections or half sections, shall exceed or shall not extend six miles, the excess or deficiency shall be specially noted, and added to or deducted from the western and northern ranges of sections or half sections in such township, according as the error may be in. running the lines from east to west, or from south to north.
Page 14 - And I do further swear (or affirm) that, to the best of my knowledge and ability, I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic...
Page 9 - The Commissioner of the General Land Office shall perform, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, all executive duties appertaining to the surveying and sale of the public lands of the United States, or in anywise respecting such public lands, and, also, such as relate to private claims of land, and the issuing of patents for all grants of land under the authority of the Government.
Page 12 - That all subdividing of surveyed lands into lots less than one hundred and sixty acres may be done by county and local surveyors at the expense of the claimants: And provided further, That nothing herein contained shall require the survey of waste or useless lands.
Page 14 - I have neither sought nor accepted nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States; that I have not yielded a voluntary support to any pretended government, authority, power or constitution within the United States, hostile or inimical thereto.
Page 12 - Linos of division south and the cornersand conteutsof half-quarter of half-quarter sec- ' * tions how-nra sections which may thereafter be sold shall be ascertained in the manner and on the principles directed and prescribed by the section preceding...