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SAINT PAUL AND PACIFIC
WITH THE ACTS OF CONGRESS GRANTING LANDS TO AID THE
JOHN W. AMERMAN, PRINTER,
No. 47 CEDAR STREET.
EDMUND RICE, Saint Paul.
HORACE THOMPSON, Saint Paul.
HENRY ACKER, Saint Paul.
EDMUND RICE, Saint Paul,
WILLIAM LEE, Saint Paril,
Saint Paul and Lacific Rail-Road.
By an act of Congress, approved March 3d, 1857, a grant of land was made to Minnesota to aid in the construction of a rail-road from Stillwater, by way of St. Paul and St. Anthony, to a point between the foot of Big Stone Lake and the mouth of Sioux Wood River, and from St. Anthony, via St. Cloud and Crow Wing, to the navigable waters of the Red River of the North, at such point as the legislature might determine.
The land granted consists of every odd numbered section for six sections (or square miles) in width, on each side of said lines, being 3,840 acres per mile, in length of road, and amounts in the aggregate to 2,457,600 acres.
By an act of the Legislative Assembly of Minnesota, approved May 22d, 1857, and amended March 10th, 1862, "THE SAINT PAUL AND PACIFIC RAIL-ROAD COMPANY" was incorporated, and all the above mentioned lands were granted thereto; and the terminus of the first named line was fixed at Breckenridge, on the Sioux Wood River, and of the other at St. Vincent, near the mouth of the Pembina River. The length of the former line is 222 miles, and of the latter, 428 miles, making in all 650 miles.
The line from Stillwater, via St. Paul to Breckenridge, has been accurately surveyed and located, as also from St. Anthony to Crow Wing; the maps have been filed with the Governor of the State, and with the Commissioner of the General Land Office; the locations have been approved by