The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire, by purchase when purchaseable at prices deemed by him reasonable—otherwise by condemnation under the provisions of section
, on behalf of the United States under any fund or moneys available for such purpose, on July 9, 1937, except from the general fund of the Treasury, any of the following-described lands in the State of California now in private ownership, to wit: Section
, lots 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9, section
, northeast quarter, southeast quarter of the northwest quarter, lots 1 to 10, inclusive, section
, township 1 south, range 19 east; southeast quarter northwest quarter, east half southwest quarter, southeast quarter, lots 2, 3, and 4, section
, township 1 south, range 20 east; sections
, east half section
, north half section
, northeast quarter section
, township 2 south, range 19 east; southeast quarter northwest quarter, east half southwest quarter, lots 3 to 7, inclusive, section
, township 2 south, range 20 east, Mount Diablo meridian.
When title to the aforesaid privately owned lands has been vested in the United States, all of the lands described in this section shall be added to and become a part of the Yosemite National Park and shall be subject to all laws and regulations applicable thereto: Provided, That nothing in this section or section
of this title shall be construed to affect any valid existing rights.