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Page 2 - That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior, as soon as may be practicable after the passage of this act, to make out an accurate list and plats of the lands described as aforesaid, and transmit the same to the Governor of the State...
Page 2 - That in making out a list and plats of the land aforesaid, all legal subdivisions, the greater part of which is 'wet and unfit for cultivation,' shall be included in said list and plats; but when the greater part of a subdivision is not of that character, the whole of it shall be excluded therefrom.
Page 1 - An act to enable the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the 'swamp lands
Page 1 - Swamp Lands" within their limits. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stattt of America, in Congress assembled, That to enable the State of Arkansas to construct the necessary levees and drains, to reclaim the swamp and overflowed lands therein...
Page 1 - That the proceeds of said lands, whether from sale or by direct appropriation in kind, shall be applied, exclusively, as far as necessary, to the purpose of reclaiming said lands by means of the levees and drains aforesaid.
Page 2 - Congress assembled, that to enable the state of Arkansas to construct the necessary levees and drains to reclaim the swamp and overflowed lands therein, the whole of those swamp and overflowed lands, made unfit thereby for cultivation, which shall remain unsold at the passage of this act, shall be and the same are hereby granted to said state.
Page 2 - State therefor; and on that patent, the fee simple to said lands shall vest in the State of Arkansas, subject to the disposal of the Legislature thereof...
Page 2 - No person holding any office under the United States [or this State,] or any county office, except notaries public, officers of the militia, and officers elected by townships, shall be eligible to or have a seat in either house of the legislature; and all votes given for any such person shall be void.
Page 2 - That the provisions of this act be extended to, and their benefits be conferred upon, each of the other States of the Union in which such swamp and overflowed lands, known as [and] designated as aforesaid, may be situated.

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