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March 3, 1853 Act to extend Preemption Rights to alternate reserved sections of public lands along the lines of railways
An Act that extended the preemption laws to alternate reserved sections of public lands along the lines of the railroads. No one person could have the right of preemption to more than 160 acres. Any person who settled on lands that had been reserved on account of claims under French, Spanish or other grants that had been declared by the Supreme Court of the United States to be invalid was entitled to all the rights of preemption after the lands were released from reservation.
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"1853, March 3 - 10 Stat. 244, Act to Extend Preemption Rights to Public Land" (2016). US Government Legislation and Statutes. 10.