INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SURVEYORS GENERAL OF PUBLIC LANDS OF THE UNITED STATES,
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Instructions to the Surveyors General of Public Lands of the United States
Instructions To The States.
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Page 7 - ... the sections and half sections bounded on the northern and western lines of such townships shall be sold as containing only the quantity expressed in the returns and plats, respectively, and all others as containing the complete legal quantity.
Page 10 - Arkansas has deposited in the General Land office of the United States a certificate of the Register of the Land office at...
Page 19 - The soil — whether first, second, third, or fourth rate. 9. Timber — the several kinds of timber and undergrowth, in the order in which they predominate. 10. Bottom lands — to be described as wet or dry, and if subject to inundation, state to what depth.
Page 7 - And in all cases where the exterior lines of the townships, thus to be subdivided into sections or half sections, shall exceed or shall not extend six miles, the excess or deficiency shall be specially noted, and added to or deducted from the western and northern ranges of sections or half sections in such township, according as the error may be in running the lines from east to west, or from south to north...
Page 7 - ... from the strict requirements of law, as respects the precise area of townships and the subdivisional parts, thereof, the township assuming something of a trapezoidal form, which inequality develops itself more and more as such the higher the latitude of the surveys.
Page 16 - The precise relative position of islands, in a township made fractional by the river in which the same are situated, is to be determined trigonometrically — sighting to a flag or other fixed object on the island, from a special and carefully measured base line, connected with the surveyed...
Page 12 - At all township corners, and at all section corners, on range or township lines, four bearing trees are to be marked in this manner, one in each of the adjoining sections. At interior section corners four trees, one to stand within each of the four sections to which such corner is common, are to be marked in manner aforesaid, if such be found.
Page 18 - ... bottom"; or swamp, marsh, grove, and windfall, with the course of the same at both points of intersection; also the distances at which you begin to ascend, arrive at the top, begin to descend and reach the foot of all remarkable hills and ridges, with their courses, and estimated height, in feet, above the level land of the surrounding country, or above the bottom lands, ravines, or waters near which they are situated.
Page 7 - The law requires that the lines of the public surveys shall be governed by the true meridian, and that the townships shall be six miles square — two things involving in connection a mathematical impossibility — for, strictly to conform to the meridian, necessarily throws the township out of square, by reason of the convergency of 'meridians, and hence, by...
Page 7 - The pttblic lands of the United States are ordinarily surveyed into rectangular tracts, bounded by lines conforming to the cardinal points. 2. The public lands are...