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FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 220,22],222, 223. 1876. 95 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the s ale of Fort Secretary of the Interior to cause said tract of land to be surveyed, Kearney military sectionized, and subdivided as other public lands, and after said survey, ’°“”"‘“"°“· to oder said land to actual settlers only at minimum price, under and in accordance with the provisions of the homestead laws: Provided, That if any person has made permanent improvements upon said land prior to the first day of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, (being an actual settler thereon,) has exhausted his right to make a. homestead Homesteads. entry, such person, or his heirs, may enter one quarter—section of said land under the provisions of the pre-emption-laws: And provided further, That the heirs of any deceased person who had made settlement and Heirs of homeimprovement as above described prior to June first, eighteen hundred Sfwdvfand seventy-six, may complete the pre-emption or homestead entry of the person so deceased. ` Sec. 2. That the sum of three thousand dollars, or so much thereof as Appropriation, may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act. Approved, July 21, 1876. ` CHAP. 221.-An act to continue the provisions of an act entitled "An act to provide July 21, 1876, temporarily for the expenditures of the Government." —-—————- Be it enacted by the Senate and. House of Representatives of the United X States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of an act Appropriations_ entitled “An act to continue the provisions_of an act entitled an act to gd °‘P"”‘1"“*°S°* provide temporarily for the expenditures of the Government" approved ,,ig`,,°;E?m°m° °°u` June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventysix approved July tenth, Ame pp G5 ,8 eighteen hundred and seveiitysix, be, and the same 3FG h€I‘€l>)', P08t,’i22,i{;i,i(]3, extended and continued in full force and effect, until and including the thirtyfirst day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-six Approved, July 21, 187 6. CHAP. 222.-An act establishing the rank of the Paymaster-General Juiy Q2, 1g7e_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pos¢,p.270. States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage Rank of Pay- of this act, the rank of the·Paymaster-General of the United States m¤¤¤¤¤·G¤¤<¤‘¤l· Army shall be brigadier-general; but no pay or allowances shall be made to said oftioer other than from the date of appointment under this act. ’ Approved, July 22, 1876. CHAP. 223.-——An act to provide for the construction of military posts on the Yellow- July 22, 1876. Stono and Muscleshell Rivers. ""j"""" \?Vhereas, Lieutenant General Philip H. Sheridan and Brigadier Gen- Preamble. eral Alfred H. Terry have. in their reports to the Secretary of War for the year eighteen hundred and seventynve, set forth the great importance and immediate necessity of the construction of Military posts at certain points on the Yellow-stone and Muscleshell Rivers, in the Territory of Montana, and in the Military Department of Dakota, and such recommendations have been transmitted to Congress with the approval of the Secretary of War: Therefore, _ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United