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Mineral lands reserved.

Public lands

etc., until the state has her

of gold, silver, quicksilver, or copper shall be reserved from sale.

29. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That until the State in the state of Nevada shall have received her full quota of lands named in ject to entry, the first, second and third sections of this Act, the public lands

in that state shall not be subject to entry, sale or location under full quota. any law of the United States, or any scrip or warrants issued in

pursuance of any such law except the homestead Act of May twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and Acts amendatory thereto, and the Acts granting and regulating pre-emptions, but shall be reserved exclusively for entry by the said state for the period of two years after such survey shall have been made:

Provided, That said state shall select said lands in her own name lecting and

and right, in tracts of not less than forty acres, and dispose of lauds by the the same in tracts not exceeding three hundred and twenty acres,

only to actual settlers and bona fide occupants: And, provided City and town further, That city and town property shall not be subject to property. selection under this Act: And, provided further, That this sec

tion shall not be construed to interfere with or impair rights net tatected. S heretofore acquired under any law of Congress.-U. S. Statutes

at Large, Vol. 14, 85.

Mode of se

disposing

of

State.

An Act to provide for giving effect to the various grants of public

lands to the State of Nevada.

Approved June 8, 1868.

Selection of lands by Nevada under railroad grants by Congress.

and honestead land

30. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of Nevada is authorized to select the alternate even-numbered sections within the limits of any railroad grant in said state, in satisfaction, in whole or in part, of the several grants made in the following Acts of Congress, to-wit: the Act organizing the

territory of Nevada, passed March second, eighteen hundred Pre-emption and sixty-one; the Act admitting the State of Nevada into the

Union, passed March twenty-one, eighteen hundred and sixtytaken at min-four, and the Act concerning certain lands granted to Nevada, of $250 per passed July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six; provided, acerentres qual that this privilege shall not extend to lands upon which there

may be rightful claims under the pre-emption and homestead laws; and, provided, that if lands be selected, the minimum price

of which is two dollars and fifty cents per acre, each acre so ious, when selected shall be taken by the state in satisfaction of two acres,

the minimum price of which is one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre; and, provided further, that the lands granted in the eighth and ninth sections of the said Act admitting Nevada into the Union shall be selected within four years from the passage of this Act, and the period for the selection of said lands is hereby so extended.

31. SECTION. 2. And be it further enacted, That the lands Agricultural college lands known and designated for the establishment of an agricultural

31 25 per

acre.

Certain selec

to be made.

college by the Act of July second, eighteen hundred and sixtytwo, and the Acts amendatory thereto, shall be selected in the same manner and of the same character of lands as may be selected in satisfaction of any other grants referred to in the first section of this Act. But this Act shall not authorize the selection of lands valuable for mines of gold, silver, quicksilver or copper.-U. S. Statutes at Large, Vol. 15, 67.

Sections 3 and 4 are omitted, not being of general interest.

An Act to continue in force a grant to the State of Nevada for

college purposes.

Approved March 16, 1872.

1877.

32. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Grant to Neof the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the vada for.cols grant made to the State of Nevada under section three of the continued in Act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled force uutil “An Act concerning certain lands granted to the State of Nevada,” shall not cease by reason of the failure of the said state to provide at least one college, as required by the several Acts of Congress as a condition of said grant, but the same shall continue in full force; provided, that all the conditions of law be complied with prior to the tenth of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven.-U. S. Statutes at Large, Vol. 17, 40.

An Act to grant to the State of Nevada lands in lieu of the sixteenth

and thirty-sixth sections in said state.

Approved June 16, 1880.

Proviso.

33. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Two million of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there acres of land be, and are hereby, granted to the State of Nevada two million Siate of Ne. acres of land in said state in lieu of the sixteenth and thirty- of the sixe sixth sections of land heretofore granted to the State of Nevada teenth and by the United States; provided, that the title of the state and its sections. grantees to such sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections as may have been sold or disposed of by suid state prior to the passage of this Act, shall not be changed or vitiated in consequence of or by virtue of this Act.

34. SECTION 2. The lands herein granted shall be selected Lands grantby the state authorities of said state from any unappropriated, lected by the non-mineral, public land in suid state, in quantities not less state. than the smallest legal subdivision; and when selected in conformity with the terms of this Act, the same shall be duly cer

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tified to said state by the Commissioner of the General Land

Office and approved by the Secretary of the Interior. Lands grant- 35. SEC. 3. The lands herein granted shall be disposed of ed to be dis- under such laws, rules and regulations as may be prescribed by may be pre- the legislature of the State of Nevada; provided, that the proLegislature of ceeds of the sale thereof shall be dedicated to the same purposes

as heretofore provided in the grant of the sixteenth and thirtysixth sections made to said state.-U. S. Statutes, 1879–80, 288.

the State of Nevada.

U.S. SENATOR.

THE STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES RELATIVE

TO THE ELECTION OF UNITED

STATES SENATORS.

tors to be elected.

36. SECTION 14. The legislature of each state which is chosen When Senanext preceding the expiration of the time for which any Senator was elected to represent such state in Congress shall, on the second Tuesday after the meeting and organization thereof, proceed to elect a Senator in Congress.

25 July, 1866, c. 245, s. 1, v. 14, 243.

election.

37. Sec. 15. Such election shall be conducted in the Mode of following manner: Each house shall openly, by a viva voce vote of each member present, name one person for Senator ia Congress from such state, and the name of the person so voted for, who receives a majority of the whole number of votes cast in each house, shall be entered on the journal of that house by the clerk or secretary thereof; or if either house fails to give such majority to any person on that day, the fact shall be entered on the journal. At twelve o'clock meridian of the day following that on which proceedings are required to take place as aforesaid, the members of the two houses shall convene in joint assembly, and the journal of each house shall then be read, and if the same person has received a majority of all the votes in each house, he shall be declared duly elected Senator. But if the same person has not received a majority of the votes in

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meridian of each succeeding day during the session of the legislature, and shall take at least one vote, until a Senator is elected.

25 July, 1866, c. 245, s. 1, v. 14, 213.

Vacancy 38. Sec. 16. Whenever on the meeting of the legislature fore meeting of any state a vacancy exists in the representation of such state of legislature in the senate, the legislature shall proceed, on the second

Tuesday after meeting and organization, to elect a person to fill such vacancy, in the manner prescribed in the preceding section for the election of a Senator for a full term.

25 July, 1866, c. 245, s. 2, v. 14, 245.

Vacancy dur.

39. Sec. 17. Whenever during the session of the legising session of legislature, lature of any state a vacancy occurs in the representation of

such state in the senate, similar proceedings to fill such vacancy shall be had on the second Tuesday after the legislature has organized and has notice of such vacancy.

25 July, 1866, C, 245, s. 2, v. 11, 243.

Election of Senators certified.

40. Sec. 18. It shall be the duty of the Executive of the state from which any Senator has been chosen, to certify his election, under the seal of the state, to the President of the Senate of the United States.

25 July, 1866, c. 245, s. 3, v. 14, 244.

Countersign 41. Sec. 19. The certificate mentioned in the preceding of certificate. section shall be countersigned by the Secretary of State of the

state.Revised Statutes of the U. S. 1878, 3.

25 July, 1866, c. 245, s. 3, v. 14, 244.

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