3 March 1853 c. 147 10 Stat. 256

CHAP. CXLVII. – An Act to authorize the Correction of erroneous Locations of Military Bounty Land-Warrants by Actual Settlers on the Public Lands in Certain Cases.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That where an actual settler on the public lands has sought or shall hereafter attempt to locate the land settled on and improved by him, with a military bounty land-warrant, and where, from any cause, an error has occurred in making such location, said settler shall be authorized to relinquish the land so erroneously located, and to locate such warrant upon the land so settled upon and improved by him, if the same shall then be vacant, and if not, upon any other vacant land, on making proof of those facts to the satisfaction of the land officers, according to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and subject to his final adjudication.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the act of third March, eighteen hundred and nineteen, “providing for the correction of errors in making entries of land at the land offices,” and of the act of twenty-fourth May, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, supplementary to said act of third March, eighteen hundred and nineteen, shall be and the same are hereby made applicable to errors in the location of land-warrants.

APPROVED, March 3, 1853.

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