A history of the Rock Island arsenal from its establishment in 1836 to December, 1876; and of the island of Rock Island, the site of the arsenal, from ... instructions of Brig. Gen. Stephen V. Benet?

 
9781235861284: A history of the Rock Island arsenal from its establishment in 1836 to December, 1876; and of the island of Rock Island, the site of the arsenal, from ... instructions of Brig. Gen. Stephen V. Benet?

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 Excerpt: ... ing for and preparing to lay its track across the approach of the arsenal bridge, known as the " Rock Island bridge," at its Davenport end. Their anthority for so doing is the marked paragraph of a copy of a Davenport city ordinance, enclosed herewith. The amount of the control that the Government has over this approach is questionable, and is certainly limited. The ground occupied by the United States for its approach was never purchased by the United States; was not ceded to the United States by the State of Iowa or the city of Davenport; nor can I find any ordinance of the city granting to the United States the privilege of landing its bridge and constructing its approach where it is. The city government did, however, permit the United States to land its bridge and construct its approach, and it can be established, I think, that permission was given verbally in conferences between a committee of the city council and the commanding officer of this arsenal, while he was in charge of the construction of the bridge, to land the bridge and build the approach at some point not definitely fixed. Afterward, however, when the point of landing was fixed, as stated above, no title to the land, nor ordinance granting the privilege to use it, was obtained. It is probable, however, that the Government having been permitted to land its bridge and build its approach, and to hold and control it for a term of years, that it has acquired the right to protect the approach from such damage or us. as would seriously impair or injure the bridge. It appears that the city council acknowledges this right, for the wording of the marked paragraph in the ordinance, enclosed herewith, was originally as follows: "Provided, however, if the War Department of the United States permit th...

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Book Description General Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 228 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.6in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 Excerpt: . . . ing for and preparing to lay its track across the approach of the arsenal bridge, known as the Rock Island bridge, at its Davenport end. Their anthority for so doing is the marked paragraph of a copy of a Davenport city ordinance, enclosed herewith. The amount of the control that the Government has over this approach is questionable, and is certainly limited. The ground occupied by the United States for its approach was never purchased by the United States; was not ceded to the United States by the State of Iowa or the city of Davenport; nor can I find any ordinance of the city granting to the United States the privilege of landing its bridge and constructing its approach where it is. The city government did, however, permit the United States to land its bridge and construct its approach, and it can be established, I think, that permission was given verbally in conferences between a committee of the city council and the commanding officer of this arsenal, while he was in charge of the construction of the bridge, to land the bridge and build the approach at some point not definitely fixed. Afterward, however, when the point of landing was fixed, as stated above, no title to the land, nor ordinance granting the privilege to use it, was obtained. It is probable, however, that the Government having been permitted to land its bridge and build its approach, and to hold and control it for a term of years, that it has acquired the right to protect the approach from such damage or us. as would seriously impair or injure the bridge. It appears that the city council acknowledges this right, for the wording of the marked paragraph in the ordinance, enclosed herewith, was originally as follows: Provided, however, if the War Department of the United States permit th. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781235861284

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