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Walworth, Reuben H. et al.:

OPINION OF HON. REUBEN H. WALWORTH, GREENE C. BRONSON, WM. CURTIS NOYES, ESQ., AND JOHN M. BARBOUR, UPON THE POWER OF CONGRESS TO REPEAL THE ACT GRANTING LANDS TO THE TERRITORY OF MINNESOTA FOR RAILROAD PURPOSES. APPROVED, JUNE 29, 1854.

Printed at the Minnesotian Office, Saint Paul: 1854 Disbound, 26pp, clean text. Housed in an attractive modern quarter morocco slipcase, with grey cloth. Very Good. This scarce Territorial imprint is a legal opinion "concerning the right of Congress to repeal its grant of land for railroad purposes, which had already been granted to the Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad Company" [Eberstadt]. In 1854 the Minnesota Territory enacted a law incorporating the Company; Congress passed a law granting federally-owned land to the Territorial legislature for the Road's construction. Legislators, lawyers, incorporators, directors, stockholders, and officers of the Road enthusiastically went ahead with their plans... And then Congress repealed the land grant. The Railroad's lawyers, relying heavily on Justice Story's opinions and treatise, argue that Congress could not take away what it had already given. FIRST EDITION. 113 Eberstadt 308. AII [MN] 83 [1]. Cohen 7901. OCLC 23118091 [9] [as of December 2013].


Book Id: 10982

Price: $450.00

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