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Settlers on unsurveyed lands within railroad land grants.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands

Settlers on unsurveyed lands within railroad land grants.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands

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

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

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesUnsurveyed lands within railroad grants
    SeriesH.rp.1244
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination1 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16028468M

    A land grant is a gift of real estate – land or its use privileges – made by a government or other authority as an incentive, means of enabling works, or as a reward for services to an individual, especially in return for military of land are also awarded to individuals and companies as incentives to develop unused land in relatively unpopulated countries; the process of. THE PACIFIC RAILWAY. By the act of Congress approved July 1, , [Pacific Railroad Act of ] to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph from the Missouri to the Pacific, a grant of land is made, excluding mineral, of every alternate odd numbered section, to the amount of five alternate sections per mile, on each side of the regard to the Missouri, or eastern division.

    The grant was the seventh largest of twenty-two railroad grants awarded in the nineteenth century. In , however, Congress added (PL ) a unique proviso restricting the O&C Railroad to selling parcels of or less acres to “actual settlers” for no more than $ per acre. RAILROADS, FEDERAL LAND GRANTS TO (ISSUE) Between and the United States government used a portion of the public domain (federally owned land) to assist and encourage the building of railroads. In all, during that twenty-one year period approximately million acres of land were transferred to private ownership. Source for information on Railroads, Federal Land Grants to .

    scrip, at the government price, usually $ per acre. This price was $ per acre on lands within alternate sections of railroad land grants (double minimum lands). Preemption proofs on "unoffered" or unsurveyed lands were required within thirty months after the expiration of theFile Size: KB. Many laws were enacted to control this expansion. By Congress had passed more than 3, laws dealing with public land. The Federal government granted lands in the following broad categories: 1. Private land claims; 2. State and railroad grants; 3. Military bounty; 4. .


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Settlers on unsurveyed lands within railroad land grants by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands Download PDF EPUB FB2

The strength of the book derives from the author's ability to accomplish the goals he establishes in the subtitle: to tell the story of mission lands, ranchos, squatters, mining claims, railroad grants, land scrip, and homesteads. The author is gifted with the talent to unravel these developments in Author: W.

Robinson. Land Grants. The second half of the nineteenth century was the era of railroad land grants. Between and extensive cessions of public lands were made to states and to railroad companies to promote railroad construction. [ 18] Usually the companies received from the federal government, in twenty- or fifty-mile strips, alternate sections of public land for each mile of track that was built.

Relief of settlers within the grant to the New Orleans, Baton Rouge & Vicksburg Railroad Co.: hearing before a subcommitte of the Committee on Public Lands, United States Senate, Sixty-third Congress, second session, on H.R.an act for the relief of settlers within the limits of the grant to the New Orleans, Baton Rouge & Vicksburg Railroad Co.

(Washington: G.P.O., ), by United States. To facilitate the discussion of the issues raised by the above situations, this paper is divided into three main areas of discussion: mineral estate obtained from the federal government by a patent issued in satisfaction of the grant of land in aid of construction of a railroad, herein referred to as grant lands; mineral substances.

Railroad land grants Even after years, political opponents and commentators still vilify land grants made to railroads. If a century and a half is not sufficient time to remove objections, minds are not suddenly going to start changing now.

In fact, Richard White's book, Railroaded (ISBN ) retraced the subject again in The idea was that with railroad expansion in new territory, settlers would follow, establish communities, and increase the value of land.

Railroads could sell their portions of land and profit from their investment. The federal government hoped the railroad profits would be. The Railroad Land Grants. One of the most controversial of the public lands "disposals" was the railroad land grants, a series of federal and state acts between and The ostensible purposes of the railroad land grants were to build the transcontinental railroad and telegraph systems, and to help settle the West.

Maps showing the connections of the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad and its land grant. Two maps on 1 sheet. Main map shows entire United States with its railroad system and emphasizes the main line.

Secondary map shows land grants. Chartered in and opened in The Republic of Texas made many headright grants, that is, grants given on the condition that specified requirements be met by the grantees.

Under the Constitution of all heads of families living in Texas on March 4,except Africans and Indians, were granted "first class" headrights of one league and one labor (4, acres), and single men aged seventeen years or older, one-third. Federal Land Grants [edit | edit source] The earliest land sales in Minnesota were inwhen land in the St.

Paul area was sold at a land office in St. Croix Falls. However, the first major land boom was –57, when more than million acres of public lands were sold.

In Wisconsin settlers were allowed to claim unsurveyed land. 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). There is a card file index for these grants at TSLA, Nashville.) Normal Warren County records are available in these areas. County Deed Books County Entry Books. Grant Books, County Plat and Survey Books.

(There is very little information on land entries, surveys, or grants later than in the County records.). The Federal Government granted lands to several railroads to aid in the construction of their lines in Minnesota. The State of Minnesota served as a go-between in the administration of these grants.

The granted lands were patented to Minnesota and the state then deeded the land to the railroad as prescribed by the terms of the grant.

Railroad land maps like this one were created to attract settlers and aid them in selecting their land. Typically, the federal government gave the land to the states. The states were to transfer land to the railroads upon the completion of each twenty-mile section of track.

Full text of "Oregon-California Railroad Land Grants: bill S. 30 has a provision in it providing for the distribution of the surplus proceeds derived from the sales of the lands within the Oregon & California Railroad grants. Amongst other provisions is the following: Forty per centum of said proceeds shall be paid to the State of Oregon.

Congress responded at first by placing "homestead clauses" on any railroad land grant legislation that required companies to sell their grants in quarter-section tracts for $ an acre to actual settlers.

AfterCongress refused all further railroad land grants. § Right of forfeiture of railroad grants not affected § Union Pacific Railroad lands § Survey of lands within limits of railroad grants § Deposits for surveys of lands granted to railroads § Selection by railroads of lands in lieu of lands entered subsequent to accrual of rights; title of settlers § 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, were a subsidy to the railroads. Unlike per-mile subsidies which encouraged fast but shoddy track-laying, land grants encouraged higher quality work, since. Settlers on unsurveyed lands, who, when survey is made, and that they are on the grant of some railway company (railroad land within the primary limits), come under two classes, viz: (a) Settlers who settled on the land before it was a railroad grant.

Sec. - Survey of lands within limits of railroad grants Sec. - Deposits for surveys of lands granted to railroads Sec. - Selection by railroads of lands in lieu of lands entered subsequent to accrual of rights; title of settlers.

The Homestead Act of offered acres of land (80 acres within the railroad grant areas) free to any head of family or person over 21 years of age who was a citizen of the United States or who had filed a declaration of intent to become a citizen in exchange for simply residing on the land .Congress passes a Pre-emption Act which grants settlers the right to purchase at $ per acre acres of public land which they have cultivated for at least 12 months, thereby offering.Book M was also known as Warrant Book, {series #}.

Information given is the name of warrantee, acreage warranted, county, location of tract, name of surveyor, quitrent, and names of the Proprietor or Commissioners.