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Forfeiture of land-grants to certain railroad companies.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands

Forfeiture of land-grants to certain railroad companies.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land tenure,
  • Public lands,
  • Railroads

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesForfeiture of land-grants to certain railroad companies
    SeriesH.rp.911
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination3 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18224638M

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Forfeiture of land-grants to certain railroad companies. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hearings held before the Committee on the public lands of the House of representatives, February 3,on H.making an appropriation for the survey of public lands lying within the limits of land grants to provide for the forfeiture to the United States of unsurveyed land grants to   A farm bill, for instance, might contain provisions that affect the tax status of farmers, their management of land or treatment of the environment, a system of price limits or supports, and so on.

Each of these individual provisions would, logically, belong in a different place in the ://   That certain Northern Pacific officials had ownership interests in the Tacoma Land Company was a key reason that the company selected that city as its Western terminus. Ellis, “Forfeiture of Railroad Land Grants,”   While the land grants may not have been all bad, most scholars take a more negative, or more nuanced, view.

The railroads that would become the Burlington system received more than million acres of federal land grants:to the Hannibal & St.

Joseph in ; aboutto the Burlington & Missouri River Rail Road in ; and about   Oregon & C. decided by the Supreme Court of the United States and reported in U.

28, 44 L.20 Sup. Rep.with this difference,—that the defendant, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, is the grantee of both the grants of land, the overlapping portions of which are the subject of the controversy herein, and   The land given to railroad companies was mostly in the west because that is were there was mostly unsettled land.

Land grants were in high demand and were given to several companies that planned to expand their railroads across the nation. More information on the land grants can be seen at Land Grants. The amount of land bought and used for the   Railroad Land Grant Patents, United States to Minnesota, (Microfilm Reel 59) The land grants represented by these patents were authorized by the United States Congress to aid designated railroad companies in construction of their lines.

Upon completion   railroad companies. The railroads were heavily subsidized by land grants and bonded publicdebt. In spite of this they seemed beyond control. They declined to publish their rates, engaged in practices such as rebates, kickbacks, and giving free passes to public officials and newspaper editors.

Some critics said that the railroads charged   gress viewed railroad right-of-way grants as separate from its railroad land subsidy grants, it did not intend to change rights-of-way in when it ceased granting land subsi-dies. The Solicitor General and the Supreme Court erred in by conflating the two types of grants and misreading the relevant legislative    Pacific Railroad Act doubled the CP and UP land grants from 10 to 20 miles of alternating sections for each mile of road built, and arranged for earlier release of federal loans of $32, to $48, per mile of road (Time-Life, The Railroaders, p.

68). Lincoln signs Northern Pacific land grant (July 2,Ch.13 Stat. )   In that court the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company brought its bill in chancery on the fourth day of March,against the Sioux City & St. Paul Railroad Company, which in due time was answered.

The subject of contest in this suit was the right to certain lands granted by congress to the state of Iowa to aid in building two    Titles of purchasers and transferees of railroad companies confirmed. — To remove all doubt as to the title of the purchasers and transferees, and their assigns, from the several railroad companies, of the land granted by the United States to the state, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in this state, by Act of Congress, approvedthe state has granted and ?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=//.

The railroad also purchased excess land in a number of bays south of San Francisco for future development as resorts, housing subdivisions, and commercial-industrial ventures. Large tracts of lumber in the Pescadero and Butano basins attracted the railroad, while the potentially lucrative cement market developing in Davenport also caught the forfeiture of specific land grants fromthough was the most active in terms of actual forfeitures (Ellis ).

From to6 statutes were passed forfeiting over   Winona & St. Peter Railroad Company This was a bill in equity filed by the United States in the circuit court for the district of Minnesota, under authority of the act of congress of March 3, (24 Stat.

), providing for the adjustment of land grants made by congress to aid in the construction of railroads, and for the forfeiture of &_St._Peter_Railroad_Company. Entry: Railroad Land Grants Author: Kansas Historical Society Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: March Date Modified: March The author of this article is   J CHAP. An act declaring forfeited certain grants of land made to certain - States in aid of the construction of railroads. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Grants of lands States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the several Afteroutright grants of public lands to private railroad companies seem to have been discontinued.

[ Footnote 8 ] But, to encourage development of the Western vastnesses, Congress had to grant rights to lay track across the public domain, rights which could not be secured against the sovereign by eminent domain proceedings or adverse :// Start studying US History Unit 2.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. the book, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution, by Charles Beard granting tracts of land to railroad companies to encourage construction.

://   C. Vesting of land in resery f d o ed r 1 ys and deviations. Vesting of additional Crown land to adjust boundaries. Land to be vested for estate similar to that of adjoining land. I iSP. Vested land to be incorporated with adjoining land.

Vested land to be subject to encumbrances on land with which it is incorporated. ://?OpenAgent&query. RAILROAD GRANT ACTS. On March 2,Congress granted to the State of Illinois certain lands to aid in the construction of a canal "to connect the waters of Illinois and Lake Michigan." (4 Stat., ) March 2,Congress authorized the above grant to be diverted, and a railroad constructed with the proceeds of said The L.

& W. and the other railroad companies benefiting under the act were to be given federal subsidies of 10 sections of land per mile.

Upon presidential approval of each mile segment of the road, the companies would be eligible to receive loans of government bonds at The value of land records lies in the fact that land was highly sought after and the transactions were recorded from the time settlers began to arrive.

Therefore,they are a consistent and continuous record of many ancestors' lives. Land records can be used to learn where and when an individual lived in certain areas, and often reveal useful and interesting family ://   These enormous privileges and grants were given to it at the identical time when the Union Pacific Railroad and other land-grant subsidized railroads were bribing Congress.

As we have seen, the Union Pacific Railroad disbursed nearly $, in securing the passage of the act of July 2nd,increasing the government money subsidy granted Notes. Rebecca Blumenstein, “Web Overbuilt: How the Fiber Barons Plunged the U.S. Into a Telecom Glut,” Wall Street Journal, J Charles Calomiris and Larry Schweikart, “The Panic of Causes, Transmission, and Containment,” Journal of Economic History, Decemberpp.

– George Gilder, Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World (New York Start studying Chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. recognizing that western railroads would promote settlement on the Great Plains, gave significant land grants and funding to railroad companies for the building of new railroads created certain rules that must be obeyed by Railroad grants.

Checkerboarding in the West occurred due to railroad land grants where railroads would be granted every other section along a rail corridor. These grants, which typically extended 6 to 40 miles (10 to 64 km) from either side of the track, [2] were a subsidy to the railroads.

Unlike per-mile subsidies which encouraged fast but shoddy track-laying, land grants encouraged higher (land). Maldwyn Ellis). By forfeiting the land grants, the railroad companies divested the land without compensation.

See Black’s Law Dictionary (9th ed. 8 See, e.g., Act of Apr. 10,ch. 27, 16 Stat. 47; see also Draffan, supra note 1, at 9 Railroad Land Grant Forfeiture Act ofch.26 Stat. (codified at 43?article=&context=ealr. The value of land records lies in the fact that land was highly sought after and the transactions were recorded from the time settlers began to arrive.

Therefore it is a consistent and continuous record of many ancestors lives. Land records can be used to learn where and when an individual lived in certain areas, as well as often revealing useful and interesting family :// The Transcontinental Railroad's western leg was known as the Central Pacific, the vision of Theodore D.

Judah. While there were many who put great time, energy, and money into the venture his unyielding efforts in what he called "his" railroad (Central Pacific) laid the groundwork and firmly believed an acceptable route with manageable grades could be built through California's seemingly Indeed, most of the railroad track in the country was laid after governments had withdrawn all but minimal aid in nearly all cases.

Inthere were o miles of track; byit ex­ceededmiles. The Federal government did not make new land grants afterthough some of those already granted continued to be ://   Burning of vegetation near woods or certain other land restricted.

—(1) A person shall not burn any vegetation growing within one mile of— (a) a wood which is not the property of such person, or (b) land to which an establishment order, a recognition order, a designation order or an agreement under section 18 of this Act relates,   Rail transport (also known as train transport) is a means of transferring passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, which are located on contrast to road transport, where vehicles run on a prepared flat surface, rail vehicles (rolling stock) are directionally guided by the tracks on which they usually consist of steel rails, installed on ties (sleepers Additional land grants to other Western railroads during the decade brought the total to million acres, or more than one fourth of the Louisiana Purchase, one ninth of what was then the nation's entire land area." - from HEAR THAT LONESOME WHISTLE  › Books › Engineering & Transportation › Transportation.

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to Champion International Corporation (“Champion”) dated J and of record in Deed Book Z18, pagein the Register’s Office for Anderson   This suit was brought by the United States against the Sioux City & St. Paul Railroad Company, pursuant to the act of congress of March 3,providing for the adjustment of land grants in aid of the construction of railroads, and for the forfeiture of unearned lands theretofore granted.

24 &_St._Paul_Railroad_Company_v._United_States. Richard Whites Railroaded is my first book on post-Civil-War railroad construction in the US, and it impressed me favorably. The main virtue of this work is the focus on all the different classes of people who stood behind the magnificent system.

Not only is it devoid of dry facts, but it is also interspersed with :// Northern Pacific Land Grants. Part 4 hearings before the United States Joint Committee on Investigation of Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grants, Sixty-Eighth Congress, second session, on Apr.

,May 1, 2,Publication Details; Availability?q="Land+grants"&search_field=subject_link&search_scope=catalog. Railroad companies consolidated and integrated the rail lines but maintained a vast system connecting all of the continental United States.

In the Transportation Act, 40 U.S.C.A. §allowed railroads to abandon certain routes that were not profitable. As the railroads consolidated, they were forced to cut costs by laying-off :// /technology/technology-terms-and-concepts/railroads. Land Records Overview The Commonwealth Land Office And Its Records.

Land Records Order Form (PDF). With the exception of the Revolutionary War years, the Land Office of the Commonwealth has operated continuously since William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania in and began to administer and sell ://.

Certain assignment before issue of Crown grants void. When and on what conditions a Crown grant shall issue. Crown grants may be obtained after twelve months residence on certain conditions. Applicant for homestead farm may apply for CP. land. Improvements on land applied for and acquired under this Part to be paid for.

Full text of "Land in California, the story of mission land, ranches, squatters, mining claims, railroad grants, land scrip, homesteads" See other formats  And its clauses permitted land grabbing by speculative companies, and the eventual concentration of large tracts in private hands.

As historian Fred Shannon has shown, perhaps only a tenth of the new farms settled between and were acquired under the Homestead Act; the rest were bought either directly from land or railroad companies ~HYPER/INCORP/TEXT/chhtml.