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Missouri to aid in the construction of a railroad from a point upon the Mississippi opposite the mouth of the Ohio River, via Little Rock, to the Texas boundary, near Fulton, in Arkansas, with branches to Fort Smith and the Mississippi River," approved February pine, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, with all the provisions therein made, be, and the same is hereby, revived and extended for the term of ten years from the passage of this act; and all the lands therein granted, which reverted to the United States under the provisions of said act, be, and the same are hereby, restored to the same custody, control, and condition, and made subject to the uses and trusts in all respects as they were before and at the time such reversion took effect: Provided, That all mineral lands within the limits of this grant and the grant made in section two of this act are hereby reserved to the United States : And provided further, That all property and troops of the United States shall at all times be transported over said railroad and branches at the cost, charge, and expense of the company or corporation owning or operating said road and branches respectively, when so required by the Government of the United States.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That there is hereby granted, added to, and made part of the donation of lands hereby renewed and made, subject to the same uses and trusts, and under the same custody, control, and conditions, and to be held and disposed of in the same manner as if included in the original grant, all the alternate sections and parts of sections, designated by odd numbers, lying along the outer line of lands heretofore granted, and within five miles on each side thereof, excepting lands reserved or otherwise appropriated by law, or to which the right of pre-emption or homestead settlement has attached : Provided, That the additional quantity of lands hereby granted, when added to the lands specified in section one hereof, sball not exceed, in the aggregate quantity of lands by this act granted, sufficient to amount to ten sections for each mile of railroad : And provided further, That the lands embraced in this grant and the grant revived by section one of this act shall be disposed of only as follows : Whenever proof shall be furnished, satisfactory to the Secretary of the Interior, that any section of ten consecutive miles of said road and branches is completed in a good, substantial, and workmanlike manner as a first-class railroad, the said Secretary of the Interior shall issue patents for all the lands granted as aforesaid, not exceeding ten sections per mile situate opposite to and within the limits of twenty miles of the section of said road and branches thus completed, and when like proof shall be furnished that another section of ten miles of said road in said State or on the said branches respectively connecting with the preceding section is completed as aforesaid, the Secretary of the Interior shall issue patents in like manner as as in case of the first completed sections, and so on from time to time until the whole is completed as herein provided, when the Secretary of the Interior shall issue patents for all the remaining lands herein granted, not exceeding the aggregate amount provided for and located as required by sections one and two of this act: And provided further, That if one section of twenty miles of each of said railroads and branches shall not be fully constructed and completed as a first class railroad within three years from the time this act becomes a law, and at least one section of twenty miles of each of said roads and branches in each year thereafter, and the whole of said roads and branches within ten years from the time this act shall take effect, then and in either of said cases all the lands granted or the grant of which is revived or extended by this act, and which at the time shall be unpatented to or for the benefit of the road or company making or suffering such failure, shall revert to the United States.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That all the lands mentioned in this act, and hereby granted, are hereby reserved from entry, pre-emption, or appropriation to any other purpose than herein contemplated, for the said term of ten years, from the passage of this act : Provided, That all lands heretofore given to the State of Missouri for the construction of the Cairo and Fulton Railroad, or for the use of said road lying in the State of Missouri, and all lands proposed to be granted by this act for the use or in aid of the road herein named, and lying in said State of Missouri, shall be granted and patented to the said State whenever the road shall be completed through said State, which lands may be held by said State and used toward paying the State the amount of bonds heretofore issued by it to aid said company, and all interest accrued or to accrue thereon : Provided further, That the provisions of this act, so far as the same relate to the Memphis and Little Rock and the Little Rock and Fort Smith branches of said road, shall not take effect until the Secretary of the Interior shall make and file a certificate in his office and the office of the Secretary of State of Arkansas, stating that the companies or corporations claiming the benefit of this act in behalf of said branches have reorganized their boards of directors in a lawful manner, and, after such reorganization, that they have respectively rescinded all acts, resolutions, or other proceedings, transferring the lands, rights, or privileges of such corporations or companies to any convention, State, or authority recognizing or acting in concert with, or under the authority of the late so-called Confederate States of America.
Approved, July 28, 1866.
No. 179 B.-An Act to remove the office of Surveyor-General of the States of
Iowa and Wisconsin to Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior, as soon after the passage of this act as may be, to cause the office of Surveyor-General of Iowa and Wisconsin to be removed to Plattsmouth, in the Territory of Nebraska, and to make the necessary provisions for immediate and effective operations; and when so removed the duties and jurisdiction of said Surveyor-General shall be co-extensive with the limits of the Territory of Nebraska, and include the State of Iowa, and the same shall constitute a surveying district.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.
Approved, July 28, 1866.
No. 180 B.-Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to grant the use
of a portion of military reserve on St. Clair River, in the State of Michigan, for railroad purposes.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be
and he is hereby, authorized to grant to Guerdon O. Williams, of the city of Detroit, in the State of Michigan, and his associates, the use of so much of the military reserve on the St. Clair River, in the State of Michigan, known as the site of Fort Gratiot, as is necessary for extending a horse railroad from Port Huron city to the depot of the Port Huron and Detroit Railroad, at such rental and upon such terms and conditions as to him may seem proper, reserving to the United States, however, the right of removing the rails, ties, and other parts of said road whenever the Secretary of War shall direct, without any claim or right for damages on the part of the said Williams and associates, or their legal representatives.
Approved, January 31, 1866.
No. 181 B.-A Resolution extending the time for the completion of the
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in case the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company shall complete the section of twenty miles from the present terminus of its road by the first day of December, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the certificate of the Governor shall be filed with the Secretary of the Interior of such completion, then the said company shall be entitled to its lands, due by reason of the completion of said section of twenty miles, as provided in section eight of the act entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act making a grant of land to the State of Iowa, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said State,' " and its rights shall be in all respects the same as if the same section should have been completed on the first day of July next.*
Approved, February 10, 1866.
No. 182 B.--A Resolution extending the time for the completion of the Union
Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time for the completion of the first one hundred miles of railroad and telegraph line by the Leavenworth, Pawnee, and Western Railroad Company (since called the “Union Pacific Railway Company, eastern division”), mentioned in the tenth section of the charter of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, of July first, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, and in the fifth section of the amendment thereof, of July second, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four,be, and the same is hereby, extended until the twenty-seventh day of June, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six; and that the time for completing each succeeding section of one hundred miles shall be reckoned from the said twenty-seventh day of June in SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the time for commencing and completing the Northern Pacific Railroad, and all its several sections, is extended for the term of two years.*
* No. 88 B.
† No. 45 B. and No. 111 B.
Approved, May 7, 1866.
No. 183 B.-A Resolution to extend the time for the construction of the first
section of the Western Pacific Railroad.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time for the construction of the first twenty miles of the “ Western Pacific Railroad" be extended to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven ; but this extension is upon the condition to be accepted by said company, and notice of such acceptance to be given by them to the Secretary of the Interior, that the lands known as the lands of the ex-mission of San Jose as included in the map and survey thereof made October, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, by E. H. Dyer, Deputy United States Surveyor, shall not be included in the grant heretofore made to the said Western Pacific Railroad Company.
Approved May 21, 1866.
No. 184 B.-A Resolution explanatory of, and in addition to, the act of May fifth,
eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled “An act granting lands to aid in the construction of certain railroads in Wisconsin,"I
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the words “ in a northwestern direction,” in the third section of the act entitled "An act granting lands to aid in the construction of certain railroads in the State of Wisconsin," approved May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, shall, without forfeiture to said State, or its assigns, of any rights or benefits under said act, or exemption from any of the conditions or obligations imposed thereby, be construed to authorize the location of the line of said road, in said third section provided for, along and upon the following route, that is to say : from the city of Portage, by the way of the city of Ripon, in the county of Fond du Lac, and the city of Berlin, in the coimty of Green Lake, to Steven's Point, and thence to Bayfield, and thence to Superior, on Lake Superior. And the Legislature of the said State of Wisconsin, having, in and by an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Portage and Superior Railroad Company, and to execute the trust created by section three of the act of Congress entitled 'An [act] granting lands to aid in the construction of certain railroads in the State of Wisconsin,' approved May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four," approved April - eighteen hundred and sixty-six, authorized and required the said Portage and Superior Railroad Company to construct the line of road in the said third section of the said act of Congress provided for, upon and along the route herein before set forth and described, the Congress of the United States hereby gives its assent to the route of the said railroad, as the same is hereinbefore described and set forth, and consents to the selection and application of the lands granted to the State of Wisconsin by the third section of the said act of Congress bereinbefore mentioned, for and to the line of the said railroad, as the same is hereinbefore defined and described, in the same manner and with the same effect as if the said railroad was located and constructed in strict conformity with and upon the route prescribed in the said third section of the said act of Congress. It being the intention of this resolution to give the assent of the United States to the disposition made by the Legislature of the State of Wisconsin of the land grant herein referred to, and the change of route for the railroad in aid of which the same is granted, and not to make any other disposition, change, or alteration of the grant aforesaid.
* No. 112 B. Extended 224 B. † No. 45 B, and No. 126 B.
I No. 83 B.
Approved, June 21, 1866.
No. 185 B.--A Resolution granting the right of way through military reserves to
the Union Pacific Railroad Company and its branches.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, subject to approval by the President, the right of way, one hundred feet in width, is hereby granted to the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the companies constructing the branch roads connecting therewith, for the construction and operation of their roads over and upon all military reserves through which the same may pass; and the President is hereby authorized to set apart to the Union Pacific Railway Company, eastern division, twenty acres of the Fort Riley military reservation, for depot and other purposes, in the bottom opposite "Riley City;" also fractional section "one" on the west side of said reservation, near Junction City, for the same purposes; and also to restore from time to time, to the public domain, any portion of said military reserve over which the Union Pacific Railroad, or any of its branches may pass, and which shall not be required for military purposes : Provided, That the President shall not permit the location of any such railroad or the diminution of any such reserve in any manner so as to impair its usefulness for military purposes, so long as it shall be required therefor.
Approved, July 26, 1866.
No. 186 B.--An Act to amend an act entitled “ An act granting lands to the State
of Oregon to aid in the construction of a military road from Eugene City to the eastern boundary of said State."'*
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an act entitled "An act granting lands to the State of Oregon, to aid in the construction of a military road from Eugene City to the eastern boundary of said State” be amended as follows : That there be, and is hereby, granted to said State, for the purposes aforesaid, such odd sections or parts of odd sections not
* No. 110 B. No. 234 B.