Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 6140—Revocation of Administrative-Site Withdrawals, Montana

May 22, 1933

It is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 2586, dated April 6, 1917, withdrawing the W½ E½, E½ W½, SE¼ SE¼ sec. 20, SW¼ NW¼, N½ SW¼, SE¼ SW¼ sec. 28, N½ NE¼, SE¼ NE¼ sec. 29, T. 2 S., R. 9 W. principal meridian, 640 acres, and Executive Order No. 2848, dated April 24, 1918, withdrawing lots 2, 3, SE¼ NW¼, NE¼ SW¼ sec. 31, T. 14 S., R. 11 W. principal meridian, 155.72 acres, in Montana, for use by the Forest Service as ranger stations, be, and the same are hereby, revoked.

And it is hereby ordered, pursuant to Public Resolution 85, approved June 12, 1930, that subject to valid rights, and where included in a phosphate reserve to the conditions applicable to lands so reserved, the public lands in the above-described areas shall be opened only to entry under the homestead or desert land laws by qualified ex-service men for whose service recognition is granted by said resolution and the regulations issued thereunder, for a period of 91 days beginning with the sixty-third day from and after the date hereof, and thereafter to appropriation by the general public under any public land law applicable thereto.

Subsequent to the date hereof and prior to the date of restoration to general disposition as herein provided, no right may be acquired to such lands by settlement in advance of entry or otherwise except strictly in accordance herewith.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
May 22, 1933.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6140—Revocation of Administrative-Site Withdrawals, Montana Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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