THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 80. 1864. 67 attached as aforesaid, together with sections and parts of sections, designated by odd numbers as aforesaid, gud appropriated as aforesaid) shall be held by said state for the usc and purpose aforesaid: Provided, That b Iiamls *:5 the lands to be so located shall in no case be further than twenty miles tQ°a,$°:vZmy° from the line of the said road, nor shall such selection or location be made miles tiom me in lieu of lands received under the said gram; of June three, eighteen hun- ’°“°‘ dred and fifty-six, but such selections and locations may be made for the bcnciit of said state, and for the purpose aforesaid, to supply any deficiency under the said grant of J unc three, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, should any such deficiency exist. Sec. 3. And be it further .emzcteaL That there bc, and is hereby, Road fnom granted to the; state of Wisconsin, for the purpose of aiding in the con- P:’§;§°dQQ/'Ac to struction of a railroad from Portage city, Berlin, Doty’s Island, or Fon guygem, du Lac, as said sw.tc may determine, in a northwestern direction, to Bayfield, and thence to Superior, on Lake Superior, every alternate section of public land, designated by odd numbers, for ten sections in width on each side of said road, upon the same terms and conditions as are contained in the act granting lands to said state to aid in the construction of railroads in said state, approved Juno three, eighteen bun- 1856,ch. 42. died and fifty-six. But in case it shall appear that the United States V°1·Xi-P·20· have, when the line or route of said road is definitely fixed, sold, reserved, or otherwise disposed of any sections or parts thereof; granted as aforesaid, or that the right of preemption or homestead has attached to the B?S¤¤’¤d Md same, that it shall be lawful for any agent or agents of said state, ap- pm°mPt°dlands' pointed by the governor thereof; to select, subject to.the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, fiom the lands of the United States nearest to the tier of sections above specified, as much public land in altcrnzxtc scctions, 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 qs aforesaid, which lands (thus selected in lieu of those sold and to which the right of preemption or homestead has attached as aforesaid, together with sections and parts of sections designated by odd numbers as aforesaid, and appropriated as aforesaid) shall be held by said state, or by the company to yvhich she may transfer the same, for the use and purpose aforesaid: Providei That the lands _Limit andlocato be s0 located shall in nq case be further than twenty miles from the t‘°“°fl““d“‘ line of said road. SEC- 4. And be it further enacted, That the sections and parts of sec- Mi¤i¤}¤}¤v¤‘i¤¤ tions of lands which shall remain to the United States within ten miles on ffnQ;;°”"‘”g each side of said roads shall not be sold for less than double the minimum price of the public lands when sold; nor shall any of the said reserved lands become subject to private entry until the same have been first offered at public sale at the increased price. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the time Hxed and limited for Time for comthe completion of said roads in the act aforesaid of June three, eighteen 1P;:g;";;t;lf3;‘$‘€' hundred and fifty-six, be and the same is hereby extended to a period of ` five years from and after the passage of this act. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That any and all lands reserved to Lands formertbc United States by any act of congress for the purpose of aiding in any gi§;5tf;ln‘:l‘;d object of internal improvement, or in any manner for any purpose what- exempted from socvcr, and all mineral lands be and the same are hereby reserved and this ¤<=!¤»§X¢¢D¢ excluded from the operation of this act, except so far as it may be found 3f; Hg mf necessary to locate the route of such railroads through such reserved lands, In which case the right of way only shall be granted, subject to the approval of the President of the United States. Sec. 7. And be it fwrt/wr enacted, That whenever the companies to Patents for fha which this grant is made, or to which the same may be transferred, shall ggggcglgggg have completed twenty consecutive miles of any portion of said railroads, w issue. supplied with all necessary drains, culvcrts, viaducts, crossings, sidiugs,
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