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March 3, 1873 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" approved June 8, 1872.
The Act amended section two of the June 8, 1872 Homestead Act to provide that persons entitled to a homestead, who had previously entered under the homestead laws a quantity less than 160 acres, would be permitted to make up the difference not to exceed 160 acres.
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"1873, March 3 - 17 Stat. 605 - Amend Homestead Act to Allow Less than 160 Acres" (2016). US Government Legislation and Statutes. 17.