The act concerns the allocation of land for the public use within a township.
MAINE LAWS - 1883
An Act to amend section nine of chapter five of the Revised Statutes, relating to lands reserved for public uses.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows:
SECTION 1. That section nine of chapter five of the revised statutes be amended by striking out the words "or organized into plantations," in the sixth line of said section, so that said section shall read as follows:
'SECTION 9. In every township there shall be reserved one thousand acres of land, and at the same rate in all tracts less than a township, for the exclusive benefit of such town or tract as the legislature directs, to average in quality and situation and value as to timber, with the other lands therein. In townships or tracts sold and not incorporated, the lands reserved for public uses may be selected and located by the land agent and the proprietors by a written agreement describing them by metes and bounds, signed by them and recorded in the land office, which shall be a sufficient location thereof."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect when approved.
Approved March 9, 1883.