||9i LAWS OF UTAH. third section of an Act of Congress entitled "An Act to establish the office of Surveyor General of Utah, and to grant land for School and University purposes," approved Feb. 21, 1855. Sec. 2.-Said Commissioners, after being duly sworn faithfully to discharge their duties, shall proceed, as soon as practicable after the Jand shall have been surveyed, to select and locate such lands in such manner as they shall deem proper, or as the Legislative Assembly may direct; and they shall, from time to time, inform the Surveyor General of the precise tract or tracts so selected or located, or, should the Surveyor General's office be closed, they shall in like manner inform the Register of the land office in the district where said tract or tracts are selected or located by them; and shall annually report and present a schedule of the sections or tracts of lands selected by them and approved by the Surveyor General, or by a Register or Registers of public lands, as the case may be, to the Legislative Assembly. Sec. 3.-Said Commissioners shall/receive, out of the Territorial Treasury, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, such compensation as may bo allowed by the Legislative Assembly, and shall keep a suitable book, in which they shall enter and record the numbers of the sections, or the part or parts thereof, so located by them; and shall transmit to their successors in office all books and papers appertaining to the location of said lands. Approved Jan. 21, 1859. CHAPTER LXVII. ¦ » • An ACT in relation to the entering of Public Lands. Sec. 1.-Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory ef Utah: That, so soon as a land office shall be established in this Territory, it shall be the duty of the County Courts, respectively, to select and enter a quarter section of land for county purposes, as contemplated in an act of Congress entitled an "Act granting to the counties or parishes of each State and Territory of the United States, in which the public lands are situated, the right of pre-emption to quarter sections of land for seats of justice within the same." Approved May 26, 1824. Sec. 2.-And be ifc further enacted that, on petition of the residents of any unincorporated town to the County Court, it shall be the duty of said Court to select and enter, at the proper land office, not exceeding one half section of the land so occupied, for the several use and benefit of the rightful claimants thereof, according to their respective interests, as contemplated in an act of Congress entitled "An Act for the relief of citizens of towns upon the public lands of the United States under certain circumstances." "Approved May 23, 1844:" Provided the requisite amount of means or money necessary for the purchase of said lands and the incidental expenses accruing therefrom be furnished and deiivered to the Court by the rightful claimants to said lands. Sec. 3.-The County Courts, respectively, acting as trustees under the provisions of this act, are hereby authorized and required, on application of the rightful claimants, to execute transfers of said lands held by them in trust, which transfers shall be valid in law; and are further empowered to adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act: Provided such rules and regulations do not conflict with the Constitution and laws of the United States and the laws of this Territory. Sec*. 4.-Be it further enacted that the provisions of this act, so far as applicable, shall ar>ply to the corporate authorities of incorporated towns and cities. Approved Jan. 21, 1859.