Arizona Revised Statutes Enabling Act Sec. 24

Sec. 24. That in addition to sections sixteen and thirty-six heretofore reserved for the Territory of Arizona, sections two and thirty-two in every township in said proposed state not otherwise appropriated at the date of the passage of this act are hereby granted to the said state for the support of common schools;  and where sections two, sixteen, thirty-two, and thirty-six, or any part thereof, are mineral, or have been sold, reserved, or otherwise appropriated or reserved by or under the authority of any act of Congress, or are wanting or fractional in quantity, or where settlement thereon with a view to pre-emption or homestead, or improvement thereof with a view to desert-land entry has been made the survey thereof in the field, the provisions of sections twenty-two hundred and seventy-five and twenty-two hundred and seventy-six of the Revised Statutes, and Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, are hereby made applicable thereto and to the selection of lands in lieu thereof to the same extent as if sections two and thirty-two, as well as sections sixteen and thirty-six, were mentioned therein:  Provided, however, that the area of such indemnity selections on account of any fractional township shall not in any event exceed an area which, when added to the area of the above-named sections returned by the survey as in place, will equal four sections for fractional townships containing seventeen thousand two hundred and eighty acres or more, three sections for such townships containing eleven thousand five hundred and twenty acres or more, two sections for such townships containing five thousand seven hundred and sixty acres or more, nor one section for such townships containing six hundred and forty acres or more:  And provided further, that the grants of sections two, sixteen, thirty-two, and thirty-six to said state, within national forests now existing or proclaimed, shall not vest the title to said sections in said state until the part of said national forests embracing any of said sections is restored to the public domain;  but said granted sections shall be administered as a part of said forests, and at the close of each fiscal year there shall be paid by the secretary of the Treasury to the state, as income for its common school fund, such proportion of the gross proceeds of all the national forests within said state as the area of lands hereby granted to said state for school purposes which are situated within said forest reserves, whether surveyed or unsurveyed, and for which no indemnity has been selected, may bear to the total area of said sections when unsurveyed to be determined by the secretary of the Interior, by protraction or otherwise, the amount necessary for such payments being appropriated and made available annually from any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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