Congressional Edition Volume . 3045

Congressional Edition Volume . 3045

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: is found that the withdrawal ouly extended up to township 83 north, range 20 west, that being as far as the public surveys had progressed in that direction. This tract is, consequently, not within the limits of that withdrawal. Hesides, the court held that the art of Congress " was a grant to Iowa of an undivided moiety of the lands below the Raccoon Pork, and the officers of the Executive Department had no further authority than to make partition of these lands. Having extended their acts to lands lying outside of the boundaries, their attempts to make partition were merely nugatory. The grant being thus restricted to lands below the Raccoon Fork, Congress, by resolution approved March 2, 1861, relinquished to the State of Iowa all the title the United States then held in the tracts of land above the said fork which had been improperly certified to said State under the grant of 1846, and which were then held by bona fide purchasers under the State. It is also claimed that the Des Moines-Improvement Company was a bona fide purchaser from the State, and consequently that the defect of title was cured by said resolution. After it had been approved the State was called upon to furnish a list of the tracts improperly certified to her which she had sold. The tract is not found in the State's list, although it appears in a list of tracts said to have been sold by the company. Said resolution not covering all the lands claimed for the Des Moines River grant, Congress passed the act approved July 12, 1862. This act makes a new grant to the State of those lands above the Raccoon Fork, "tole held and applied in accordance with the original graut," except a portion thereof, which are to be used to aid in constructing a railroad, and it is...
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  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 925g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557107
  • 9781236557100