The Abridgment ... Containing the Annual Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress ... with Reports of Departments and Selections from Accompanying Papers

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Page 1581 - All valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are hereby declared to be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of the United States...
Page 1714 - ... patent, without having made a will disposing of said allotment as hereinafter provided, the Secretary of the Interior, upon notice and hearing under such rules as he may prescribe, shall ascertain the legal heirs of such decedent, and his decision thereon shall be final and conclusive.
Page 1588 - That the rights of any person who, at the date of any order of withdrawal heretofore or hereafter made, is a bona fide occupant or claimant of oil or gas bearing lands, and who, at such date, is in diligent prosecution of work leading to discovery of oil or gas, shall not be affected or impaired by such order, so long as such occupant or claimant shall continue in diligent prosecution of said work...
Page 1950 - ... compensation they are entitled to as such army or navy officers: Provided, That in the districts which include the Mississippi River and its tributaries the President may designate army engineers to perform the duties of and act as inspectors. The President may detail officers of the Engineer Corps of the United States Army for consultation or to superintend the construction or repair of any aid to navigation authorized by Congress.
Page 1376 - Provided, That no part of this sum shall be applied to the repairs of any wooden ship when the estimated cost of such repairs, to be appraised by a competent board of naval officers, shall exceed twenty per centum of the estimated cost, appraised in like manner, of a new ship of the same size and like material...
Page 1349 - And whenever any officer, seaman, or marine entitled to a pension is admitted to the Naval Home at Philadelphia or to a naval hospital his pension, while he remains there, shall be deducted from his accounts and paid to the Secretary of the Navy for the benefit of the fund from which such home or hospital, respectively, is maintained, and section forty-eight hundred and thirteen of the Revised Statutes of the United States is hereby amended accordingly.
Page 1091 - ... the postal laws and regulations, or otherwise, in the course of business in the Postal Service...
Page 1142 - An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes," approved March third, ' eighteen hundred and seventy-three, for the transportation of mails on the basis of the average weight.
Page 1143 - No. 412 (June 7, 1907), which provided "that when the weight of mail is taken on railroad routes the whole number of days included in the weighing period shall be used as a divisor for obtaining the average weight per day.
Page 1262 - March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, making in all, five hundred thousand dollars, which amount shall be carried to the credit of the permanent naval supply fund, to be used under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy in the purchase of ordinary commercial supplies for the naval service, and to be reimbursed from the proper naval appropriations, whenever the supplies purchased under said funds are issued for use.

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