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  241.160.  Sale of public lands by county commission — procedure. — Whenever, in the judgment of said county commission, it shall be to the interest of said counties to do so, they shall order the sheriff to sell the same at public vendue to the highest bidder, after giving sixty days' notice, by publication in some newspaper published in the county, if there be one, or if there be no such paper published in the county, then by at least ten written or printed handbills put up at ten public places within the county, containing a general description of the lands to be sold, by section, township and range.  Such lands shall be sold in such quantities, at such times and places, and on such terms as they may think proper, and as set forth in such notice, with or without draining or reclaiming the same, as in their discretion they may think most conducive to the interest of their respective counties; and all sales made under the provisions of sections 241.010 to 241.280 shall conform to the subdivisions prescribed by the laws of the United States; provided, however, that no land shall be sold under the provisions of said sections for less than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre; and provided further, that the county commissions of the several counties in this state may, if in their judgment it is deemed advisable, sell any of the swamp or overflowed lands in their counties at private sale, without advertisement as provided in this section, at a price not less than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre; provided further, that in all cases where the county commissions of this state have, prior to 1880, sold or disposed of any such swamplands in their respective counties and issued, or caused to be issued, patents for the same, and the patentees, or those holding under them, have been claiming such lands and paying county and state taxes thereon for more than twenty years, such grant shall be deemed and held to be good and valid, and no action shall be maintained for the purpose of setting aside or calling in question such patent or patents.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12754)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 11130; 1919 § 6994; 1909 § 7997


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