Page:History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century Volume 1.djvu/373

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OF IOWA 255

The Board of Public Works estimated that the land grant would amount to nearly 1,000,000 acres and that with the annual tolls derived from the completed portion of the work, the grant would pay the expense of improvements above the Raccoon Fork. The Legislature omitted no act deemed necessary to secure to actual settlers on the lands embraced in this grant, undisturbed possession and good titles to their homes.