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13. An act to extend the time of locating a State road,.... 17

14. An act to amend section first of an act to amend the char-

ter of the town of Fort Madison, approved January 22nd,



15. An act to incorporate the City of Mt. Pleasant,......


16. An act amendatory of the act incorporating the town of

Cedar Rapids,..


17. An act to amend the charter of the City of Keokuk,.. 42

18. An act to amend the act to incorporate the City of Mus-



19. An act to amend an act to incorporate the town of

Bloomfield, Iowa,..


20. An act to incorporate the City of Wapello, in Louisa

county, Iowa,.


21. An act to amend an act, entitled "an act to incorporate

Iowa City,” approved January 24th, 1855,..


An act to amend an act to incorporate the City of Lyons,

approved January 24th, 1855,.


23. An act to incorporate the City of Ottumwa, Wapello

county, Iowa,..


24. An act to amend the charter of the town of Bentonsport,

in Van Buren county, Iowa,.


25. An act legalizing the issuing of corporation bonds of Ft.



26. An act in relation to taxes assessed upon the non-resident

stockholders of the Mississippi and Missouri Rail Road



27. An act authorizing the Register of the State Land Office

to close the saline grant, .


An act to amend chapter 139 of the laws of the State of

Iowa, passed at the regular session of the fifth General

Assembly, ..


29. An act to authorize certain towns therein named to sub-

scribe to the capital stock of rail road corporations, and

to issue bonds to aid in the construction of rail roads, 75

30. An act permitting certain Indians to reside within the



31. An act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners

to revise the school laws of Iowa,


32. An act to provide for the publication and distribution of

the laws of the present session of the General Assembly, 78

33. An act authorizing the levy of a tax upon the lands upon

Muscatine Island, and upon adjoining lands, to construct

levees to preserve said lands from overflow,..


34. An act to restrain swine from running at large in Jack-

son county,

35. An act to enlarge school districts No. (1 and 2) one and

two, in Bloomington township, Muscatine county, Iowa,

and define their boundaries,...


36. An act to amend an act entitled an act to dispose of the

swamp or overflowed lands within this state, and to pay

the expenses of selecting and surveying the same, ap-

proved February 2nd, 1853,..


37. An act to create and define the boundaries of school dis-

trict No. 4, Scott township, Johnson county,....


38. An act to provide for the necessary expenses of the Dis-

trict Court, held at Keokuk, Lee county,.


39. An act to vacate an alley in block 14, in the town of

Grandview, and in blocks 16 and 25, Springer's addition

to the town of Grandview, Louisa county,..


40. An act to change the name of the town of Norway, in

*Fayette county,..


41. An act to amend an act for the construction of a free

bridge across the Cedar river, in Linn county,.


31. An act to enable the County Judge of Wapello county,

to change the boundaries of certain lots in Chillicothe,. 87

43. An act to authorize the County Judge of Jackson county,

to transcribe a portion of the probate records of said



44. An act to change the name of the village of Dacota, in

Dubuque county, to that of Centralia,.


45. An act to enable the Governor to distribute the State



46. An act for an appropriation for the Penitentiary,..... 90

47. An act for a further appropriation for the State Insane




A BILL making a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate sections, to aid in

the construction of certain Railroads in said State.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and TIouse of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That there be and is hereby granted to the State of Iowa, for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads from, Burlington, on the Mississippi river, to a point on the Missouri river, near the mouth of Platte river; from the city of Davenport, via. Iowa City and Fort Des Moines to Council Bluffs ; from Lyons City, northwesterly to a point of intersection with the main line of the Iowa Central Air Line Railroad, near Maquoketa; thence on said main line, running as near as practicable to the forty-second parallel, across the said State of Iowa to the Missouri river; from the city of Dubuque to a point on the Missouri river, near Sioux City, with a branch from the mouth of the Tete Des Morts, to the nearest point on said road, to be completed as soon as the main road is completed to that point, every alternate section of land, designated by odd numbers, for six sections in width on each side of said roads. But in case it shall appear that the United States have, when the lines or routes of said roads are definitely fixed, sold any sections or any parts thereof, granted as aforesaid, or the right of pre-emption has attached to the same, then it shall be lawful for any agent or agents to be appointed by the Governor of said State to select, subject to the appoval of the Secretary of the Interior, from the lands of the United States nearest to the tiers of sections above specified, so much land in alternate scetions or parts of sections, as shall be equal to such lands as the United States have sold, or. otherwise appropriated, or to which the rights of pre-emption have attached as aforesaid ; which lands (thus selected in lieu of those sold and to which pre-emption rights have attached as aforesaid, together with the sections and parts of sections by odd numbers as aforesaid, and

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