How to Get a Farm, and where to Find One: Showing that Homesteads May be Had by Those Desirous of Securing Them: with the Public Law on the Subject of Free Homes, and Suggestions from Practical Farmers

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J. Miller, 1864 - 345 páginas

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Página 324 - In traversing that county, one will discover numerous farm-houses, once the abode of industrious and intelligent freemen, now occupied by slaves, or tenantless, deserted and dilapidated ; he will observe fields, once fertile, now unfenced, abandoned, and covered with those evil harbingers, fox-tail and broomsedge ; he will see the moss growing on the mouldering walls of once thrifty villages, and will find ' one only master grasps the whole domain,' that once furnished happy nomes for a dozen white...
Página 18 - That any person who is the head of a family, or who has arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and is a citizen of the United States, or who shall have filed his declaration of intention to become such...
Página 19 - That no certificate shall be given or patent issued therefor until the expiration of five years from the date of such entry ; and if, at the expiration of such time, or at any time within two years thereafter, the person making such entry — or if he be dead, his widow ; or, in case of her death...
Página 21 - An act in addition to an act more effectually to provide for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and for other purposes...
Página 18 - ... person may have filed a pre-emption claim, or which may at the time the application is made, be subject to preemption at one dollar and twenty-five cents...
Página 19 - ... will bear true allegiance to the Government of the United States; then, in such case, he, she, or they, if at that time citizens of the United States, shall be entitled to a patent, as in other cases provided by law.
Página 172 - The first thing that drew his attention was a heap of coals shot out of carts on the pavement before a house. He offered himself to shovel or wheel them into the place where they were to be laid, and was employed.
Página 20 - That no lands acquired under the provisions of this act shall in any event become liable to the satisfaction of any debt or debts contracted prior to the issuing of the patent therefor.
Página 18 - ... at two dollars and fifty cents per acre, to be located in a body, in conformity to the legal subdivisions of the public lands, and after the same shall have been surveyed...

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