3 March 1873 c. 274 17 Stat. 605

CHAP. CCLXXIV. – An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to enable honorably discharged Soldiers and Sailors, their Widows and orphan Children, to acquire Homesteads on the public Lands of the United States,” and the Amendments thereto.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section two of the act entitled “An act to amend an act relating to soldiers’ and sailors’ homesteads,” approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, be amended so as to read as follows: That any person entitled under the provisions of the foregoing sections to enter a homestead, who may have heretofore entered under the homestead laws a quantity of land less than one hundred and sixty acres, shall be permitted to enter so much land as, when added to the quantity previously entered, shall not exceed one hundred and sixty acres.

APPROVED, March 3, 1873.

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