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CHAPTER FOUR.
LAND DISTRICTS AND OFFICERS.

Sec.

| Sec. 124. Land districts.

135. Residence of registers and receivers. 125. When land office may be discontinued | 136. Bond of registers and receivers. by Secretary of the Interior.

137. Fees and commissions of registers and 126. When land office may be continued

receivers. by Secretary of the Interior.

138. Fees of registers and receivers for 127. When land office may be annexed to

consolidated land offices. adjacent district by the President. 139. Maximum compensation of registers 128. Change of location of land office by

and receivers. the President.

140. Excess of compensation to be paid in 129. Discontinuance of land offices by the Treasury. · President.

141. Illegal fees; penalty. 130. Change of boundaries of land districts 142. Compensation of registers and receivand establishment of additional dis

ers; when to commence. tricts for sale of mineral lands. 143. Monthly and quarterly returns of re131. Business of original district in case of

ceivers. change of boundaries.

144. Oaths administered by registers and 132. Allowance of office rent and clerk hire

receivers. for consolidated offices.

145. Penalty for false information. 133. Appointment of registers and receiv 146. Deposit of public money. ers.

147. Where claimant of entry becomes 134. Duration of office of registers and re

register or receiver. ceivers.

SEC. 124. The following are the established boundaries of Land distriots. the existing land districts, with the location of the respective land offices, until changed in pursuance of law, namely:

Mathews v. Zane, 5 Cranch, 92; Same case, 7 Wheat. 164; Hellan v. Ripley, 3 Rob. (La.) 138.

MISSOURI.

Booneville. Booneville land district embraces all that part of the State of Missouri which lies north of the line between townships thirty-seven and thirty-eight north, lying west of the line between ranges ten and eleven west and townships thirty. four and thirty-five north of ranges eleven to thirty-three west, inclusive.

Ironton. The land district of Ironton embraces all that part of the State of Missouri which lies south of the line between townships thirty-seven and thirty-eight north, and east of the line between ranges ten and eleven west of the fifth principal meridian.

Springfield. The land district of Springfield consists of that portion of the State of Missouri which is situated south of the line between townships thirty-four and thirty-five north, and west of the line between ranges ten and eleven west of the fifth principal meridian.

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ALABAMA.

Huntsville. Huntsville land district includes all that portion of the State of Alabama lying north of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties and north of the line between townships fourteen and fifteen south of the basis meridian of Huntsville, extending from the western boundary of the State to the western boundary of Calhoun County.

Montgomery. Montgomery land district includes all that portion of the State of Alabama lying south of townships fourteen and fifteen south of the basis meridian of Huntsville, extending from the western boundary of the State to the western boundary of Calhoun County, and south of the northern boundaries of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties.

LOUISIANA.

New Orleans. The land district of New Orleans comprehends within its limits that portion of the State of Louisiana which lies south of the basis parallel of thirty-first degree of north latitude and that portion thereof lying north of the basis and east of range lines three and four west, townships one to thirteen north, inclusive; and also east of range lines five and six west, extending from township fourteen north to northern boundary of State.

Natchitoches. This land district occupies the northwestern part of the State of Louisiana, extending from townships one to thirteen north, inclusive, and west of the line between ranges three and four west, and also from township fourteen north to the north boundary of the State, extending from the line between ranges five and six west of the principal meridian to the western boundary of the State of Louisiana.

MISSISSIPPI.

Jackson. The land district of Jackson is co-extensive with the lim. its of the State of Mississippi.

MICHIGAN.

Reed City. Reed City land district includes all that part of the State of Michigan situated west of the following lines: Town. ships one to four south, inclusive, west of the line between ranges three and four west; townships five to eight south, inclusive, west of the line between ranges four and five west; townships one to ten north, inclusive, west of the principal meridian; townships eleven to thirty-nine north, inclusive (extending to Lake Huron), west of the line between ranges two and three west, including islands in Lake Michigan and the straits of Mackinac, exclusive of the island of Mackinaw.

East Saginaw. East Saginaw land district embraces townships six to ten north, inclusive, lying east of the principal meridian and west of the line between ranges eleven and twelve east of said meridian; also townships eleven to twenty-eight north, inclusive, lying east of the line between ranges two and three west of the principal meridian, and west of the line between ranges eleven and twelve east.

Marquette Land district embraces the whole extent of the northern peninsula of Michigan, including Drummond Island, Isle Royale, and those adjacent to the Big Bay de Noc.

Detroit. The land district of Detroit includes all that part of the State of Michigan situated east of the following lines of public surveys, viz: Townships one to five north, inclusive, east of the principal meridian ; townships six to nineteen north, inclusive, extending east of the line between ranges eleven and twelve east, townships one to four south, inclus. ive, lying east of the line between ranges three and four west, townships five to nine south, inclusive, extending from the line between ranges four and five west. It also includes that part of the State which lies north of the line between townships twenty-eight and twenty-nine north, and east of the line between ranges two and three west of the principal meridian, and extending to Lake Huron, in the southern peninsula of Michigan, comprehending within its limits the island of Mackinaw.

ARKANSAS.

Dardanelle Land district is bounded on the east by a line between ranges seventeen and eighteen west of the fifth principal meridian, running north from the base line to the corner common to townships twelve and thirteen north of the base line, on the north by the line between townships twelve and thirteen north, on the west by the western boundary of the State of Arkansas, and on the south by the base line.

Little Rock Land district is bounded as follows, viz: Beginning on the south boundary of the State of Arkansas where the line between ranges five and six west of the fifth principal meridian intersects the same; thence north on said range line to the corner common to townships ten and eleven south; thence west on the line between townships ten and eleven

south to the line between ranges seventeen and eighteen west; thence north on the said range line to the corner common to townships twelve and thirteen north of the base line; thence east on the line between townships twelve and thirteen north to the line between ranges seven and eight west; thence north along said range line to the north boundary of the State; thence east with the said boundary to the Saint Francis River; thence down said river to the intersection of the thirty-sixth degree of north latitude; thence east along said parallel of north latitude to the Mississippi River; thence down said river to the south boundary of the State of Arkansas; and thence west along said boundary to the point of beginning.

Camden Land district is bounded on the north by the base line extending from the west boundary of the State of Arkansas to the intersection of the line between ranges seventeen and eighteen west of the fifth principal meridian; thence south with the said range line to the corner common to townships ten and eleven south of the base line; thence east, on the line between townships ten and eleven south, to the intersection of the line between ranges five and six west of the fifth principal meridian; thence south along said range line to the south boundary of the State; thence west with the said boundary to the west boundary of the State; and thence with the west boundary to the place of beginning.

Harrison Land district comprises all that part of the State of Arkansas which lies north of the line between townships twelve and thirteen north of the base line, and west of the line between ranges seven and eight west of the fifth principal meridian.

FLORIDA.

Gainesville. The land district of Gainesville is co-extensive with the limits of the State of Florida.

IOWA.

Des Moines. The land district of Des Moines is co-extensive with the limits of the State of Iowa.

WISCONSIN

Menasha Land district embraces eastern part of the State of Wisconsin lying east of the line between ranges eight and nine east, extending from the south boundary of the State to the corner common to townships fourteen and fifteen north; thence east on said township line to the line between ranges eleven and twelve east; thence north along the said range line to the north boundary of the State.

Falls Saint Croix Land district is bounded on the north by the fourth correction line north of the base line; on the east by the line between ranges eleven and twelve west of the fourth prin. cipal meridian; on the south by the Chippewa and Mississippi Rivers, and on the west by the Saint Croix River.

Wausau

Land district embraces all that portion of the State of Wis. consin lying north of the line between townships fourteen and fifteen north of the base line; west of the line between ranges eleven and twelve east of the fourth principal meridian; and east of the line between ranges one and two east of the fourth principal meridian.

La Crosse

Land district is included within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning on the south boundary of the State of Wisconsin, where the line between ranges eight and nine east of the fourth principal meridian intersects the same; thence north with the said range line to the corner common to townships fourteen and fifteen north of the base line; thence west with said line to the line between ranges one and two east; thence north along said range line to the corner common to townships twenty four and twenty-five north ; thence west on the line between said townships to the line between ranges eleven and twelve west; thence north with said range line to the intersection with the Chippewa River; thence down said river to its mouth; thence down the Mississippi River to the southern boundary of Wisconsin; and thence east along the said boundary to the place of beginning.

Bayfield

Land district embraces all that part of the northwestern corner of the State of Wisconsin lying north of the fourth correction line and west of the line between ranges one and two east of the fourth principal meridian.

Eau Claire

Land district is bounded on the north by the fourth correction line running through ranges one east and one to eleven west of the fourth principal meridian ; on the west by the line running south between ranges eleven and twelve west to the corner common to townships twenty-four and twentyfive north of the base line; on the south by the line running east between said townships to the line between ranges one and two east of the fourth principal meridian, and on the east by the said range line extending north to the corner common to townships forty and forty-one north of the base line, to the place of beginning.

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