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66 THIRTY-EIGIITPI CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 80. 1864. May 5, 1864. Cunr. LXXX.—-An Act granting Lands to aid in the Construction ry' certain Railroad, ‘“"“""' in the Stale of Wisconsin. Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Lam, granted States of America in Congress assembled, That there be. and is hereby, to Wisconsin for granted to the state of Wisconsin, for the purpose of aiding in the cen. °°"““‘ ‘“n'°“d*i struction of a railroad from a point on the Saint Croix river or lake, be. from saint tween townships twenty-Eve and thirty-one, to the west end of Lake g‘;’;§0’E;grSu_ Superior, and from some point on the line of said railroad, to be selected p,,.;0,._ by said state, to Bayfield, every alternate section of public land designated by odd numbers, for ten sections in width on each side of said road, deducting any and all lands that may have been granted to the state of Wisconsin for the same purpose, by the act of congress of June three, {/?g6·;l’·p43é0 eighteen hundlped and fifty-six, upon the same terms and conditions as are `'contained in the act granting lands to the state of Wisconsin, to aid in the construction of railroads in said state, approved June three, eighteen hundred and fifty-six. But in case it shall appear that the United States Reserved or have, when the line or route of said road is definitely fixed, sold, reserved, p"’°’“P*"d 1‘“‘d*· or otherwise disposed of, any sections or parts thereof, granted as aforesaid, or that the right of preemption or homestead has attached to the same, then it shall be lawful for any agent or agents, to be appointed by said company, to‘select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, from the public lands of the United States nearest to the tier of sections above specified, as much land in alternate sections or parts of sections, as shall be equal to such lands as the United States have sold or otherwise appropriated, or to which the right of preemption or homestead hail attnchjedhas aforesaid, which lands (thus selected in lieu of those sold, an to w ic preemption or homestead right has attached as aforesaid, together with sections and parts of sectiori designated by odd numbers as aforesaid, and appropriated as aforesaid,) shall be held by said state Lands nom, for the use and purpose aforesaid: Provided, That the lands to be so ¥:8m$gtT0r¤ located shall in no case be further than twenty miles from the line of mugs from the the said roads, nor shall such selection or location be made in lieu of lands rend. received under the said grant of June three, eighteen hundred and fifty- six, but such selection and location may be made for the benefit of said state, and for the purpose aforesaid, to supply any deficiency under the Ea;] grant of ·June third, eighteen hundred and Efty-six, should any such e ciency exist. Road from. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there be, and is hereby, granted 'g?;?;i:_i2f’€l§°*“* to the state of Wisconsin, for the purpose of aiding in the construction of in raprogl fromcthe town of Tomah, in the county of Monroe, in said state, 0 e amt roix river or ake, between townshi s twenty-five and thirty-one, every alternate section of public land designated byyodd numbers for ten sections in width on each side of said road, deducting any and all lands that may have been granted to the state of Wisconsin for the same purpose, by the act of congress granting lands to said state to aid in 1856) ch 4, the construction of certain railroads, approved June three, eighteen hun- Vol. xi. p. 20. drcd and fifty-six, upon the same terms and conditions as are contained in the said act of June three, eighteen hundred and fifty-six. But in case it shaglfpppepr éhatdthe ignited States have, when the line or route of said road is e me ixe , so , reserved, or otherwiseof an sections or Iteserved or parts of sebrtions, granted as aforesaid, 0I` that lihsepgdgllt of pyreérnptioii or pr°°mpt°d ‘““dS‘ homestead has attached to the same, then it shall beclawful for any =¤g€¤$ or agents to be appointed by said state to select, subject to the approval of the oecretary of the Interior, from the public lands of the United States nearest to the tier of sections above specified, as much land, in alternate sections, or parts of sections, as shall be equal to such lands as the United States have sold, or otherwise appropriated, or to which the right of preemption or homestead has attached, as aforesaid, which lands (thus selected in lieu of those sold, and to which preemption or homestead right has