Journal of the Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Iowa Volume 9

Journal of the Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Iowa Volume 9

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...in the Cedar Rapids and Missouri Ii. R. Company, and in the Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska Company; which fact was also stated by the same President, in his remarks before the joint Committee; and the further well understood fact, that the same persons (or interest, ) laid out, and are the proprietors of the town of Clinton. So that your Committee are slow to credit these impossibilities, which are believed to be rather in the will of those who are interested in both these roads and in the town. The attorney of the C. R. & Mo. R. Co. before the joint Committee urged that the State has no legal right to resume, save for a failure to comply with Section second, relating to the length of road to be built within certain times, since then the right to resume is expressly reserved. In reply to this we refer to section nine, which contains these words, "It is further expressly provided that if said company shall fail or refuse to accept of this grant upon the conditions hereby imposed," &c., the census board is empowered to confer the same rights upon some other party. Then if they did accept they took it with the "conditions imposed," and one of these conditions was the building the road from Lyons to Clinton. And'again, section one recites the Act of Congress defining a route from Lyons northwesterly to a point near the Maquoketa, and then Section two begins with these words, "The grant by this Act conferred upon said company is made upon the express condition that in case said company shall fail to have completed and equipped forty miles of its road along the route aforesaid" within a time named, "in that case it shall be competent for the State to resume all rights conferred by this Act." What was the route aforesaid?.ZVb one had been named but that from...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666917
  • 9781236666918