Railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean.
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Railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Federal aid to transportation,
  • Pacific railroads,
  • Railroads

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesDate of consideration of Pacific railroads funding bill
SeriesH.rp.2358
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16039910M

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The act was an effort to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean and to secure the use of that line to the government. The legislation authorized two railroad companies, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, to construct the lines. The Act of July, 1, , "to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean," 12 Stat. , and the Act of July 2, , 13 Stat. , amending the same, and the Act of May 7, , 20 Stat. 56, commonly called the Thurman Act, are in pari materia, and to be construed together, and so construed, the Act of May 7, , restores provisions of the act . The Pacific Railway Act July 1, An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. It authorized this company, which was incorporated by the State of Kansas, to construct a railroad and a telegraph line from the Missouri River at the mouth of the Kansas River, on the south side thereof, so as to connect with the Pacific Railroad of Missouri at the initial point named, upon the same conditions in all respects as were provided for the construction of the main road and line.

Pacific Railway Act. Digital History ID Date Annotation: The Pacific Railway Act authorized construction of the first transcontinental railroad, extending from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. The act was approved and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on July 1, An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure the Government the Use of the same for Postal, Military, and Other Purposes and be it enacted that several railroad companies herein named are authorized to enter into an arrangement with the Pacific Telegraph Company. Pacific Railroad Act "AN ACT to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes,". The Southern Pacific Railroad was completed in The Pacific Railroad Act of (based on an earlier bill in ) authorized land grants for new lines that would "aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean".

Following the approval of the Pacific Railroad Act of , which provided aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, the Union Pacific Railroad was incorporated on July 1, , under the guidance of its dominant stockholder Thomas C. Durant.. Setting up headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, the company first began laying tracks in its. The Pacific Railway Act July 1, (U. S. Statutes at Large, Vol. XII, p. ff.) An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. CHAP. CXX. — An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the Use of . All these forces bearing upon Congress led to the enactment of a law, July 1, , entitled "An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes." (12 Stat., ).