The State of North Carolina only had a right to sell the privilege of pre-emption.
By claiming its discovery under the mining laws, or by pre-emption?
The pre-emption and homestead laws were passed for the benefit of the actual settlers of the country.
There was an odd genius in the town who claimed these wrecks by pre-emption.
The cattle, the lizards, and the hawks had pre-emption right.
This pre-emption is where the dam and mills have since been erected at North Hudson.
It was through the efforts of Senator Clay that the pre-emption laws, discriminating in favor of settlers, were enacted.
And the right to acquire title by pre-emption is peculiar to citizens.
It had been said that North Carolina had no right but that of pre-emption.
By the first tenants at will were empowered to sell their occupation interests, the landlord retaining a right of pre-emption.