Special Report of the State Board of Agriculture for 1886, Showing the Lands in Kansas Belonging to the Government, Schools and Railroad Companies, January 1st, 1886, with Information as to how They Can be Obtained ...

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Kansas publishing house, 1886 - Public lands - 16 pages
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Page 8 - States, or given aid and comfort to its enemies, and that such application is made for his or her exclusive use and benefit, and that said entry is made for the purpose of actual settlement and cultivation, and not, either directly or indirectly, for the use or benefit of any other person or persons whomsoever...
Page 5 - ... that he does not apply to purchase the same on speculation, but in good faith to appropriate it to his own exclusive use and benefit; and that he has not, directly or indirectly, made any agreement or contract, in any way or manner, with any person or persons...
Page 5 - ... he has not, directly or indirectly, made any agreement or contract in any way or manner with any person or persons whatsoever, by which the title which he might acquire from the Government of the United States should inure in whole or in part to the benefit of any person except himself...
Page 7 - ... along the line of any railroad or other public work, not otherwise reserved or appropriated, and other lands subject to entry under the homestead laws of the United States ; but such homestead settler shall be allowed six months after locating his homestead, and filing his declaratory statement, within which to make his entry and commence his settlement and improvement.
Page 6 - If the homestead settler does not wish to remain five years on his tract, the law permits him to pay for it with cash or warrants...
Page 5 - Act, the even sections within the limits of any grant of public lands to any railroad company, or to any military road company, or to any State in aid of any railroad or military road, shall be open to settlers under the homestead laws to the extent of one hundred and sixty acres to each settler...
Page 5 - To obtain a homestead, the party must, in connection with his application, make an affidavit before the register or receiver that he is over the age of twenty-one, or the head of a family ; that he is a citizen of the United States, or has declared his intention to become such ; and that the entry is made for his exclusive use and benefit, and for actual settlement and cultivation ; and must pay the legal fee and that part of the commissions which is payable when the entry is made.
Page 4 - 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...
Page 3 - Office, from whence, when the proceedings are found regular, a patent or complete title will be issued ; and on surrender of the duplicate receipt such patent will be delivered, at the option of the patentee, either by the Commissioner at Washington or by the register at the district land office.
Page 3 - 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 whence, when the proceedings are found...

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