The original text of R.S. § 2218 provided for completion of surveys “in the several surveying-districts for which surveyors general have been, or may be, appointed” and also provided that “the surveyor general thereof shall be required to deliver over” all papers appertaining to land titles within the district, “and the office of surveyor general in every such district shall thereafter cease and be discontinued.” The references to the surveyors general were omitted in view of act
R.S. § 2207, formerly cited as a credit to this section, which provided for appointment of surveyors general, was superseded by act
Provisions of act Oct. 2, 1888, ch. 1069, 25 Stat. 525, which provided for transfer to State officials of field notes, maps, records and other papers appertaining to land surveys in Nebraska and Iowa, were omitted.
All records, etc., belonging to office of recorder of land titles for Missouri were delivered to State upon discontinuance of office, by provisions of act June 6, 1874, ch. 223, § 3, and act July 31, 1876, ch. 246.
For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff.
“Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate” substituted for “Supervisor of Surveys” on authority of section 403 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946. See note set out under section 1 of this title.