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FORTY—SECON D CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 204-206. 187 2. 159 first section of this act, be subject to occupancy and control by the board and control the of trustees of said city of Cheyenne, and their successors in office: Pro-1¤¤d· vided, That if at any time the said board of trustees shall occupy, or per- Land to revert mit to be occupied, said land for any purpose not contemplated by this *é’*h“ llulmd act, or shall fail for the period of two years to commence the use of it for mm I ’ &°` said purpose, or shall abandon the same, the said land shall revert to the United States: Provided further, That nothing in this act contained shall Private rights be construed or have the effect to impair the rights of any person in or “°t “f"°“d· gi any portion of said lands, acquired under any law of the United tates. Approved, May 23, 1872. CHAP. CCV. —— An Act relating to certain Lands in the State cy" Alabama. May 23, 1872. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the lands heretofore Certain lands certified to the State of Alabama by the commissioner of the general §°¤H¤¤€d*° the land office for the beneht of the railroad from Selma to Gadsden, then f325g2Q2z2T;: known as the Alabama and Tennessee River railroad, under act of Con- Selma, &c., R. grass, entitled "An act granting public lands in alternate sections to the Klggé ch 4] State of Alabama to aid in the construction of certain railroads," ap- VOL gg_ 1·}_ proved June third, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed to the said State of Alabama for the sole use and benefit of the Selma, Rome, and Dalton Railroad Company, the successors of the said Alabama and Tennessee Railroad Company. Sno 2. That the right of way and use of a strip of land one hundred Right of way feet in width from the centre and on each side of the said railroad, as the ;° wd ,§{“‘§ °‘§’ same is now located and constructed, upon and over any lands of the iyligbagman S United States in the State of Alabama, be, and the same is hereby, granted to the said Selma, Rome, and Dalton Railroad Company. Approved, May 23, 1872. CHAP. CCVI. -—An Act to rovide Homes for the Pottawatomie and Absentee Shawnee May 23, 1872. Ilitdians in the Indian Territory. ""`;"—"_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior Allotments of be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to issue certificates by which ;’:€$;;? allotments of land lying within the thirty-mile square tract heretofore 0;;,;,8 pom,,,,,,. selected for the Pottawatomie Indians, and lying next west of the Seminole wmic citizen reservation in the Indian Territory, shall be made to each member of the bam; Pottawatomie band, known as the Pottawatomie citizen band, as follows, viz.: To each head of a family, and to each other member twenty-one years quantity to of ago, not more than one-quarter section, and to each minor of the tribe tmlnot more than eighty acres; and such allotments shall be made to include, as far as may be practicable for each family, the improvements which they may have made. Certificates of such allotments shall be made in severalty, Certificates of specifying the names of individuals to whom they have been assigned, and ;l£;";’;S»tg°W that said tracts are set apart for the exclusive and perpetual use and benefit sm., Q,,h8t_ of such assignees and their heirs. Until otherwise provided by law such Lands to be tracts shall be exempt from levy, taxation, or sale, and shall be alienable in ;§g";l’i2n";‘;ié fee, or leased or otherwise disposed of only to the United States, or to per- &c. i sons of Indian blood, lawfully residing within said Territory with permission of the President and under such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior shall prescribe : Provided, That such allotments shall be made to such of Residence. the above-described persons as have resided or shall hereafter reside three years continuously on such reservation, and that the cost of such lands to the Cost, and how United States shall be paid from any fund now held, or which may be here- p“d‘ after held by the United States for the benefit of such Indians, and charged as a part of their distributive share, or shall be paid for by said Indians