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.
APPENDIX. I. LAND GRANT TO AID THE IMPROVEMENT. 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 la
Based on date of publication, this material is presumed to be in the public domain.| Original material owned by Neenah Public Library.| For information on re-use see: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Copyright