Administrative Control of Land

A-33604: Nov 14, 1930

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It has been requested that reconsideration be given to a decision of October 11, 1930, which held that the cost of an abstract of title is properly part of the purchase price of the land involved and that as appropriation for general expenses of the bureau having administrative central of the land is not available for the cot of the abstract of title.

In view of the showing made and with the understanding that hereafter incidental costs connected with the acquisition of the land by the department will be paid under the appropriation for the purchase price thereof unless specific legislative authority appears to make such payment otherwise, no further objection will be made to the payment of the department's share of the cost of the abstract of title for the land requiring the $11,000 appropriation for the additional land for the Beltsville Experimental Farm under the appropriation for general expenses for the Bureau of Dairy Industry.