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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS. -CHS. 390, 391, 395-AUG. 3, 4,1949 [CHAPTER 390] AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue duplicates of William Gerard's script certificates numbered 2, subdivisions 11 and 12, to Blanche H. Weedon and Amos L. Harris, as trustees. 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 to issue to Blanche H. Weedon and Amos L. Harris, as trustees, duplicates of William Gerard's special certifi- cate numbered 2, subdivision numbered 11 and subdivision numbered 12, each originally issued for forty acres of public land pursuant to the Act of Congress approved February 10, 1855, upon satisfactory proof of ownership and loss of same and the execution of a bond with good and sufficient securities, in double the market value of the cer- tificates so to be issued, to be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, conditioned to indemnify the United States against the presentation by an innocent holder of the alleged lost certificates. Such duplicates shall have all the legal force and effect of the original. Approved August 3, 1949. [CHAPTER 391] AN AfCT August 3, 1949 [H. R . 2863] [Private Law 186] Blanche H. Weedon and Amos L. Harris. Duplicates of special certificates. 10 Stat. 849. August 3, 1949 Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue to L. J. Hand a patent in fee [H. R. 4261] to certain lands in the State of Mississippi. [Priate Law 1861 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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to issue to L. J. Hand, a patent in fee to the following-described land, to wit: The southwest quarter of the southwest quarter, section 30, and the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter, section 31, township 15 north, range 4 east, Choctaw meridian, Holmes County, Mississippi, containing seventy-nine and eighty-seven one-hundredths acres more or less: Provided, however, That the issuance of such patent shall operate only as a conveyance of all the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the land described herein, but shall not affect any valid adverse rights of third parties should any such rights exist. Approved August 3, 1949. L. J. Hand. (CHAPTER 3951 AN ACT For the relief of Sirkka Siiri Saarelainen. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Sirkka Siiri Saarelainen, who arrived at the port of New York, New York, August 16, 1946, shall, upon the payment of the required visa fee and head tax, be considered for the purposes of immigration and naturalization laws, to have been lawfully admitted to the United States for perma- nent residence. Upon the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper quota-control officer to deduct one number from the quota for Finland for the first year that such quota is available. Approved August 4, 1949. Auust 4, 1949 [H. R. 1127] [Private Law 1871 SirkIa liri Saare aiuota deducti Quota deduction. 1147