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Neenah and Menasha Water Power Co. / Fox and Wisconsin Improvement Co. letter to the Secretary of War, relative to storage of water in Lake Winnebago, complete history of the Neenah Dam. Its private ownership and rights.

Appendix,   pp. 1a-[46a] ff.

Page 1a

ACT of Congress, Chapter I70, Approved August 8, 1846; 
  9 U. S. Statutes at Large, 83. 
AN ACT to grant a certain Quantity of Land to aid in the Improvement of the
   Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, and to connect the same by a Canal, in the 
   Territory of Wisconsin. 
   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 
That there be, and hereby is, granted to the State of Wis- 
consin, on the admission of such State into the Union, for 
the purpose of improving the navigation of the Fox and 
Wisconsin Rivers, in the Territory of Wisconsin, and of 
constructing the canal to unite the said rivers, at or near the 
portage, a quantity of land, equal to one-half of three sec- 
tions in width, on each side of the said Fox River, and the 
lakes through which it passes, from its mouth to the point 
where the portage canal shall enter the same, and on each 
side of said canal from one stream to the other, reserving 
the alternate sections to the United States, to be selected 
under the direction of the governor of said State, and such 
selection to be approved by the President of the United 
States. The said rivers, when improved, and the said canal, 
when finished, shall be and forever remain a public highway 
for the use of the government of the United States, free 
from any toll or other charge whatever for the transportation 
of the mails, or for any property of the United States, or 

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