|Other titles||Relief of settlers on Northern Pacific Railway land grant. 2 pts|
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The federal government's policy of auctioning public lands had always placed frontier settlers at a disadvantage compared with monied capitalists and speculators. Frontier farmers found money hard to come by, forcing many to build a home, clear land, and eke out what income they could on unsurveyed public lands. Pioneer Dilemma. Full text of "The American settler's guide: a popular exposition of the public land system on the United States of America" See other formats. Committee on Public Lands: Hearings held before the Committee on the public lands of the House of representatives, February 3, , on H. R. , making an appropriation for the survey of public lands lying within the limits of land grants to provide for the forfeiture to the United States of unsurveyed land grants to railroads, and for. Preemption, also called Squatter’s Rights, in U.S. history, policy by which first settlers, or “squatters,” on public lands could purchase the property they had improved. Squatters who settled on and improved unsurveyed land were at risk that when the land was surveyed and put up .
Relief of settlers on lands granted in aid of wagon roads § Forfeiture of unearned grants; restoration to public domain § Homestead entries on forfeited lands § Purchase by bona fide purchasers from grantees; removal of crops and improvements § Rights of original grantees to forfeited lands § Deposits by railroad. Act of Ap (33 Stat., ), for the relief of small- holding settlers on lands of Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company. (33 L. D., ) jUp — Act of March 4, (34 Stat., ), for the relief of home- stead settlers on railroad lands in Alabama. The white settlers in America wanted the land to raise cotton. However, native Indians stood on their way to acquiring land in the south. White settlers viewed the native Indian communities who lived in America as enemies of progress for the United States of America. For this reason, they had to devise mechanisms to take up their lands. Map of Cheever patent, number , Clay County, Kentucky Shows parcels of land with table of names of claimants as well as unclaimed land. Relief shown by contours and spot heights on some sheets. Scale on map coverage sheet: [ca. , poles pr. inch]. Sheets numbered:
Public land, private settlers, and The Yosemite Valley Case of Link/Page Citation the commissioners' petition. Speaking to the legalities, he reasoned that "when a preemptioner enters upon the unsurveyed public lands, under the sanction of a public law, and makes improvements and becomes a bona fide settler, he acquires such rights as. The Donation Land Law of , commonly called the Oregon Land Law, permitted settlers on unsurveyed lands to select claims without regard to legal subdivisions. Each settler could have acres of land, and married couples could claim acres (one square mile), with the proviso that settlers "shall have resided upon and cultivated the same. Sec. - Relief of settlers on lands granted in aid of wagon roads Sec. - Forfeiture of unearned grants; restoration to public domain Sec. - Homestead entries on forfeited lands. In Northern P. R. Co. v. Anrys () 10 Land Dec. , , which was a contest between the Northern Pacific Railroad Company and a homesteader who had settled on unsurveyed public lands, Secretary Noble said: 'It is urged that the land was not subject to the operation of the homestead law at the date of Newland's settlement, because.