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2 14 of said reservation; thence north to the place of beginning, con- 14 taining about thirty-five thousand acres. The said lands 15 shall be appraised, in tracts of forty acres each, by three com- 17 petent commissioners, one of whom shall be selected by the 18 Winnebago tribe of Indians and the other two appointed by 19 the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That the following- 20 described parcel or part of land therein, as follows: Lots 21 numbered three and four and the southwest quarter of the 22 northeast quarter of section thirty-three, and lots numbered five 23 and six and the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of 24 section thirty-four, and the southeast quarter of section thirty- 25 three, and the southwest quarter of section thirty-four, all in 26 township twenty-seven north, range six east, containing five 27 hundred and thirty-four and eighty-five hundredths acres, here- 28 tofore sold to the Chicago, Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha 29 Railroad Company for depot, warehouse, side track, and 30 other purposes for said company, by virtue of a contract 31 entered into between said tribe of Indians and said railroad 32 company, of the date of April seventeenth, eighteen hundred 33 and eighty-two, and now on file in the office of the Secretary 34 of the Interior, shall be excepted therefrom; and said sale is 35 hereby ratified and confirmed, and the Secretary of the Inte- 36 rior is hereby authorized, upon payment by said company of 37 the amount agreed upon as compensation for said lands, to 38 issue a ptaent to ^[[ ^the Northern Nebraska Land + Development Co. successors to]] said company therefor. [[end page]] [[start page]] 3 1 SEC. 2. That after the survey and appraisement of said 2 lands of the Secretary of the Interior shall be, and he hereby is, 3 authorized to issue proclamation to the effect that unallotted 4 lands at the date of the passage of this act are open for set- 5 tlement, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. 6 That at any time within not less than six months nor more 7 than one year after the date of settlement under such 8 proclamation each bona fide settler occupying any portion of 9 said land, and having made valuable improvements thereon 10 or the heirs-at-law of such settler, who is a citizen of the United 11 States, or who has declared his intention to become such, 12 shall be entitled to purchase, for cash, through the United 13 States land-office of the district in which said land is situated 14 the lands so occupied and improved by him, not to exceed one 15 hundred and sixty acres in such case, according to the survey 16 and appraised value of said land as provided in section one of 17 this act: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior 18 may dispose of the same upon the following terms as to pay- 19 ments, that is to say: one-third of the price of said land to 20 become due and payable [[strikethrough]] one [[/strikethrough]] ^[[two]] year from the date of entry, 21 one-third in [[strikethrough]] two [[/strikethrough]] ^[[three]] years, and one-third in [[strikethrough]] three [[/strikethrough]] ^[[four]] years from said 22 date, with interest at the rate of five per centum per annum; 23 but in case of default in either of said payments, the person 24 thus defaulting for a period of sixty days shall forfeit abso- 25 lutely his right to the tract which he has purchased, and any
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