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" State shall be subject to the disposal of the legislature thereof, for the purposes aforesaid and no other; and the said railroad and branches shall be and remain a public highway, for the use of the government of the United States, free from toll or... "
General Orders - Page 25
by United States. War Department - 1893
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The Statutes at Large and Treaties of the United States of ..., Volume 10

United States - Session laws - 1855
...they enure to the benefit of any company heretofore constituted and organized, and the Railroads to be said railroad shall be and remain a public highway for the use of the free for use of Government of the United States, free from toll or other charge upon the Fnited'stafes'....
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Rail mergers and formation of the Burlington Northern Holding Company ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1982
...established in 1850 with the Illinois Central's grant, required that the railroad receiving the grant "Shall be, and remain, a public highway for the use of the government of the United States free from all toll or other charge, for transportation of any property or troops of the United States."...
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American Railroads

John F. Stover - Science - 2008 - 324 pages
...followed the wording of earlier wagon and canal acts in requiring that the land-grant railroad should "be and remain a public highway for the use of the government of the United States, free from toll or other charge upon the transportation of any property or troops of the United States."...
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