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" Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers a deposit of guano on any island, rock, or key, not within the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession thereof,... "
History's Great Untold Stories: Obscure Events of Lasting Importance - Page 215
by Joseph Cummins - 2006 - 367 pages
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Mining Statutes of New Mexico and of the United Stes, Etc

Fayette Alexander Jones - 1916 - 105 pages
...or be both fined and imprisoned within such limits. GUANO DEPOSITS ACTS. 5570, Revised Statutes. Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...on any island, rock, or key, not within the lawful jurisdic'ti; n of any other Government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other Government, and...
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The Monroe Doctrine: An Interpretation

Albert Bushnell Hart - 1916 - 445 pages
...upshot was the passage of a federal statute in 1856 which was afterwards amended to the following form : "Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers a deposit of guano on any bland, rock, or key, not within the lawful jurisdiction of any government, and not occupied by the...
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Federal Statutes Annotated: Dairy products to internal revenue

United States - 1917
...Forces, 426. RS 5578. Right to Abandon Islands, 426. Sec. 5570. [Claim of United States to islands.] Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies...
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The Extent of the Marginal Sea: A Collection of Official Documents and Views ...

Henry Graham Crocker - 1919 - 703 pages
...occupancy, colonization, purchase and conquest.4 By the Act of Congress, approved August 18, 1856, when any citizen of the United States discovers a deposit...the lawful jurisdiction of any other Government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other Government, and shall take peaceable possession thereof,...
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Navigation Laws of the United States, 1919

United States - 1920 - 635 pages
...shall be forfeited to the United States. PART XL. GUANO ISLANDS. 410. Guano Islands. E. s., B570. Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies...
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The National Government of the United States

Everett Kimball - 1920 - 629 pages
...Act of i856,3 just referred to, provides: Whenever any citizen of the United States shall " discover a deposit of guano on any island, rock or key, not...the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and shall take peaceable possession thereof and...
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The Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the ..., Volume 2

United States - 1920
...whenever any citizen of the United States, after the passage of the act, discovers a deposit of ¿ruano on any island, rock, or key, not within the lawful jurisdiction of any other government and shall take peaceable possession thereof and occupy the same, the island rock or key may, at the discretion...
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Government and the People

Joseph Ragland Long - 1922 - 464 pages
...States, and also certain islands known as the Guano Islands. It is provided by act of Congress that: "Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession thereof and occupies...
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Boundaries, Areas, Geographic Centers and Altitudes of the United States and ...

Edward Morehouse Douglas - 1923 - 234 pages
...ISLANDS. An act of Congress approved August 18, 1856, contains the following provisions: SECTION 5570. Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and* not occupied by the citizens of any other governmen and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies...
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Navigation Laws of the United States. 1923 ...

United States - 1923 - 557 pages
...to the United States. (June 15, 1917, Title V, sec. 6.) Part XXXIX. GUANO ISLANDS. Guano Islands. Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies...
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