Persons who have entered vacant lands shall not be defeated in their just claims by
mistakes or errors in the surveys and plots furnished by surveyors. In every case where the purchase money has been paid into the State treasury within
the time prescribed by law after entry, and the survey or plot furnished shall be
found to be defective or erroneous, the party having thus made entry and paid the
purchase price may obtain another warrant of survey from the register of deeds of
the county where the land lies, and have his entry surveyed as is directed by existing
laws. On presenting a certificate of survey and two fair plots thereof to the Secretary
of State within six months after the payment of the purchase money, the party making
such entry and paying such purchase price shall be entitled to receive, and it shall
be the duty of the Secretary of State to issue to him, the proper grant for the lands
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