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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1884
([1884])

Indian legislation passed during the first session of the Forty-eighth Congress,   pp. 213-223 PDF (4.8 MB)


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INDIAN LEGISLATION       PASSED    DURING THE FIRST SESSION 
OF THE FORTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. 
PUBLIC ACTS. 
CHAP. 50.-An act to repeal section eight of an act entitled "An act
to accept and  May 14,1884. 
ratify the agreement submitted by the confederated bands of Ute Indians in
Colo- 
rado'for the sale of their reservation in said State, and for other purposes,
and to [Vol. 23 p. 22.) 
make the necessary appropriations for carrying out the same," approved
June fif- 
teenth, eighteen hundred and eighty. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 21
Stat.. 204. 
States of America in Congress assenbled, That section eight of an act en-
Restoration of 
te    tlands, &c., on 
titled "An act to accept and ratify the agreement submitted by the Ut
Indian res- 
confederated bands of Ute Indians in Colorado for the sale of their res-
ervation, Colora. 
ervation in said State, and for other purposes, and to make the neces- do,
to public do- 
sary appropriations for carrying out the same," approved June fifteenth,
main. 
eighteen hundred and eighty, be, and the same is hereby, repealed; 
and that the lands referred to in said section are hereby restored to the
public domain. 
Approved, May 14, 1884. 
CHAP. 177. -An act to grant to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa F6 Railway Company
a right of way through the Indian Territory, and for other purposes.  July
4, 1884. 
[Vol. 23, p. 69.) 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in 6dongress assembled, That the Gulf, Colorado and  Right
of way 
Santa F6 Railway Company, a corporation created under and by virtue for railway,
tele- 
of the laws of the State of Texas, be, and the same is hereby, invested graph,
and tele. 
phone lines to 
and empowered with the right of locating, constructing, owning,equip- Co
eor ado an 
ping, operating, using and maintaining a railway, telegraph, and tel- Santa,
F6 Rail- 
ephone line through the Indian Territory, beginning at a point to be se-
way Co. through 
lected by said railway company on Red River, north of the northern Indian
Terri. 
boundary of Cook County, in the State of Texas, and running thence tory,
&c. 
by the most practicable route through the Indian Territory to a point 
on the southern boundary of the State of Kansas, the line to be located 
in sections of twenty-five miles each and before work is begun on any 
section the line thereof is to be approved by the Secretary of the In- 
terior with the right to construct, use, and maintain such tracks, turn-
Route to be ap. 
outs, sidings, and extensions as said company may deem it to their proved
by Secre. 
interest to construct along and upon the right of way and depot grounds tary
of Interior. 
hereby granted. 
SEC. 2. That a right of way one hundred feet in width through said 
Indian Territory is hereby granted to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa F6 Grant
of lands 
Railway Company, and a strip of land two hundred feet in width, with for
stations. 
a ler gth of three thousand feet in addition to the right of way, is granted
for such stations as may be established, but such grant shall be allowed
but once for every ten miles of the road, no portion of which shall be 
sold or leased by the company with the right to use such additional 
ground where there are heavy cuts or fills as may be necessary for the 
construction and maintenance of the road bed, not exceeding one hun- 
dred feet in width on each side of said right of way or as much thereof 
as may be included in said cut or fill. Provided, That no more than  Proviso.
said addition of land shall be taken for any one station. Provided   Proviso.
further, That no part of the lands herein granted shall be used except 
in such manner and for such purposes 'only as shall be necesssary for 
the construction and convenient operation of said railroad, telegraph 
and telephone line and when any portion thereof shall cease to be so 
used such portion shall revert to the nation or tribe of Indians from 
which the same shall have been taken. 
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