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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CHS. 456 -458 -AUG. 4 , 1947 recorded, and to employ such personnel as may be required to operate the same and to perform necessary services in connection therewith; and all deeds and other instruments of writing entitled by law to be recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds which are recorded by means of such machines or equipment are hereby declared to be legally recorded. Approved August 4, 1947. [CHAPTER 457] AN ACT Authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Interior to issue a patent in fee to the surviving members of the Laguna Band of Mission Indians of California. 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 is authorized and directed to taie such steps as are necessary to determine the membership of the Laguna Band of Mis- sion Indians of California and, having determined such membership, is further authorized and directed to issue to the member or members of such band within six months from the enactment of this Act, a patent in fee to the following-described lands situated within the boundaries of the Laguna Indian Reservation, California: The south half southwest quarter section 28; north half southwest quarter and northwest quarter section 33, township 14 south, range 5 east, San Bernardino meridian, San Diego County, California. Approved August 4, 1947. [CHAPTER 458] A AfTC 731 August 4,1947 [H. R. 3064] [Public Law 335] Laguna Band of Mission Indians, Calif. Issuance of patent in fee. A-T-_ August 4,1947 Relative to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of H. R. 3173] Oklahoma, and for other purposes. [Public Law 3361 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all restrictions upon all lands in Ollahoma belonging to Imembers of the Five Civilized Tribes, whether acquired by allotnlent, inheritance, devise, gift, ex- change, partition, or by prlichase with restrictetl funds, of whatever degree of Indian blood, and whether enrolled or unellrolled, slilll be, and are hereby, removed at andl upon his or her death: Provided, (a) That except as provided in subdivision (f) of this section, no convey- ance, including an oil and gas or mineral lease, of any interest in land acquired before or after the date of this Act by an Indian heir or devisee of one-half or more Indian blood, when such interest in land was restricted in the hands of the person from whom such Indian heir or devisee acquired same, shall be valid unless approved in open court by the county court of the county in Oklahoma in which the land is situated; (b) that petition for approval of conveyance shall be set for hearing not less than ten days from date of filing, and notice of hearing thereon, signed by the county judge, reciting the consideration offered and a description of the land shall be given by publication in at least one issue of a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the land is located and written notice of such hearing shall be given to the probate attorney of the district in which the petition is iled at least ten days prior to the date on which the petition is to be heard. The grantor shall be present at said hearing and examined in open court before such conveyance shall be approved, unless the grantor and the probate attorney shall consent in writing that such hearing may be had and such conveyance approved in the absence of the grantor, and the court must be satisfied that the consideration has Five Civilized 'Iribes. l(enloval of restrle- tlons on laid ill Okll,. Valldity of cofivy- ance. Heartig.