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Ten build the road.
River Railroad Company to aid in the construction of said years to extension of its road: And provided further, That said ex
tension shall be completed within the period of ten years from the passage of this act.
SEC. 22. And be it further enacted, That Congress may at any time alter, amend, or repeal this act.
Approved, July 2, 1864.
July 3, 1866. Vol. XIV, p. 79.
CHAP. CLIX.-AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO
of road to be re
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Pacific the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Railway Co. to designate general the Union Pacific Railway Company, Eastern Division, is before Dec. 1, hereby authorized to designate the general route of their
said road, and to file a map thereof, as now required by law,
at any time before the first day of December, eighteen hunLands on line dred and sixty-six; and upon the filing of the said map, served from sale. showing the general route of said road, the lands along the
entire line thereof, so far as the same may be designated,
shall be reserved from sale by order of the Secretary of the Amtofabonds Interior : Provided, That said company shall be entitled to if, &c.
only the same amount of the bonds of the United States to aid in the constructiou of their line of railroad and telegraph as they would have been entitled to if they had connected their said line with the Union Pacific railroad on the one. hundredth degree of longitude as now required by law:
March 3, 1869. Vol. XV, p. 324.
CHAP. CXXVII -AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER OF LANDS
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Union Pacific the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Railway Compavision,
, , , and tract with Den- it hereby is, authorized to contract with the Denver Pacific
Railway and Telegraph Company, a corporation existing
ver Pacific Co.
under the laws of the Territory of Colorado, for the construction, operation, and maintenance of that part of its line of railroad and telegraph between Denver City and its point of connection with the Union Pacific railroad, which point shall be at Cheyenve, and to adopt the road.bed already graded by the said Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company as said line, and to grant to said Den ver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company the perpetual use of its right-of-way and depot-grounds, and to transfer to it all the rights and privileges, subject to all the obligations pertaining to said part of its line.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That said companies are companies may hereby authorized to mortgage their respective portions of roads. said road, as herein defined, for an amount not exceeding thirty-two thousand dollars per mile, to enable them respectirely to borrow money to construct the same; and that each Land patents. of said companies shall receive patents to the alternate sections of land along their respective lines of road, as herein defined, in like manner and within the same limits as is provided by law in the case of lands granted to the Union Pacific Railway Company, Eastern Division: Provided, That No bond sub
sidy. neither of the companies herein before mentioned shall be entitled to subsidy in United States bonds, under the provisions of this act.
Approved March 3, 1869.
No. 19.)-JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE INTEREST April 10, 1869. OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY,
Vol. XVI, p.56. THE CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SEC. 3. And be it further resolved, that the President is Subsidy bonds hereby authorized and required to withbold from each of suficient to sesaid companies an amount of subsidy bonds authorized to pletion as a firstbe issued by the United States under said acts sufficient to sections of such secure the full completion as a first-class road of all sections
road, &c. of such road upon which bonds have already been issued or in lieu of such bonds he may receive as such security an equal amount of the first-mortgage bonds of such company; and if it shall appear to the President that the amount of If the amount subsidy bonds yet to be issued to either of said companies insufficient, &c. is insufficient to insure the full completion of such road, he may make requisition upon such company for a sufficient
amount of bonds already issued to said company, or in his
discretion of their first-mortgage bonds, to secure the full Attornego Gono completion of the same. And in default of obtaining such necessarv suits. security as [is] in this section provided, the President may
authorize and direct the Attorney-General to institute such suits and proceedings on behalf and in the name of the United States in any court of the United States having jurisdiction, as shall be necessary or proper to compel the giving of such security, and thereby, or in any manner otherwise, to protect the interests of the United States in said road and to insure the full completion thereof as a firstclass road, as required by law and the statutes in that case made.
Approved April 10, 1869.
March 3, 1873.
CHAP. CCXXVI.-AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLA.
TIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL EXPENSES OF THE GOVERNMENT Vol. XVII, p. FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1874, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 485.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America, in Congress assembled, * Secretary of the SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury is directed Treasury to with hold payments to to withhold all payments to any railroad company and its companies Har assigns, on account of freights or transportation over their freight, &c.
respective roads, of any kind, to the amount of payments See R. S., 5260, post, p.242. made by the United States for interest upon bonds of the
United States issued to any such company, and which shall Companies may not have been reimbursed, together with the five per cent. Court of Claims. of net earnings due and unapplied, as provided by law;
and any such company may bring suit in the Court of Claims to recover the price of such freight and transporta tion; and in such suit the right of such company to recover
the same upon the law and the facts of the case shall be Appeal to Su determined, and also the rights of the United States, upon Causes to have the merits of all the points presented by it in answer thereto precedence.
by them, and either party to such suit may appeal to the Supreme Court; and both said courts shall give such cause or causes precedence of all other business.
Approved March 3, 1873.
May 7, 1878.
PUBLIC No. 57.)-AN ACT TO ALTER AND AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED
Union Pacific Railroad.
Central Pacific Railroad.
Whereas, on the first day of July, anno Domini eighteen Ante, p. 223. hundred and sixty-two, Congress passed an act entitled "An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes ;" and
Whereas afterward, on the second day of July, anno Ante, p. 227. Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-four, Congress passed an act in amendment of said first-mentioned act; and
Whereas the Union Pacific Railroad Company, named in said acts, and under the authority thereof, undertook to construct a railway, after the passage thereof, over some part of the line mentioned in said acts; and
Whereas, under the authority of the said two acts, the Central Pacific Railroad Company of California, a corporation existing under the laws of the State of California, un. dertook to construct a railway, after the passage of said acts, over some part of the line mentioned in said acts; and
Whereas the United States, upon demand of said Central United States Pacific Railroad Company, have heretofore issued, by way Contral of loan and as provided in said acts, to and for the benefit of said company, in aid of the purposes named in said acts, the bonds of the United States, payable in thirty years from the date thereof, with interest at six per centum per annum, payable half yearly, to the amount of twenty-five Amount of. million eight hundred and eighty-five thousand one hundred and twenty dollars, which said bonds have been sold in the market or otherwise disposed of by said company; and
Whereas the said Central Pacific Company has issued Amount of and disposed of an amount of its own bonds equal to the Pacific Railroad amount so issued by the United States, and secured the posed of. same by mortgage, and which are, if lawfully issued and disposed of, a prior and paramount lien, in the respect mentioned in said acts, to that of the United States, as stated, and secured thereby; and
Whereas, after the passage of said acts, the Western Western Pacific Pacific Railroad Compauy, a corporation then existing under sigpeg of the Centhe laws of California, did, under the authority of Congress, become the assignee of the rights, duties and obligations of
bonds issued to
issued and dig.
Amount of Western Pacific
Western Pacific consolidated with
the said Central Pacific Railroad Company, as provided in
a railroad from the city of San José to the city of SacraUnited States mento, in California, and did demand and receive from the Western Pacific. United States the sum of one million nine hundred and
seventy thousand five hundred and sixty dollars of the bonds
Whereas said Western Pacific Railroad Company has bonds issued and issued and disposed of an amount of its own bonds equal disposed of.
to the amount so issued by the United States to it, and
Whereas said Western Pacific Railroad Company has
Pacific Railroad Company, under the name of the Central
Whereas the United States, upon the demand of the said
by the United States as aforesaid, and secured the same by
United States bonds issued to Union Pacific.