Yes; the mineral wealth passed with the grants prior to 1883. In the time between 1885 and 1887 only the precious minerals were reserved; in other words, coal and oil were not reserved. During that period, of course, lands passed to companies and to individuals who resold, and in those resales there were occasions when the owner reserved the mineral rights, while in other cases the mineral rights passed.
That brings us back to the amendment we propose here; where they did pass, and went along with the land, and such land was later acquired by the soldier settlement board for a soldier, we are attempting to make it clear beyond doubt that we can pass on to him all that we received when the land was purchased.
Subtopic: DISPOSITION OF MINES AND MINERALS ACQUIRED WITH OR UNDERLYING LANDS