Report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1881
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Page 1270 - This agreement witnesseth that the said Major Amos Stickney, for and in behalf of the United States of America, and the said Gleason & Gosnell, for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, have mutually agreed, and by these presents do mutually covenant and agree, to and with each...
Page 1757 - No Indian nation or tribe within the territory of the United States shall be acknowledged or recognized as an independent nation, tribe, or power, with whom the United States may contract by treaty...
Page 1738 - During the latter part of April and the early part of May these rattlesnakes were often found in pairs and were doubtless mating.
Page 1270 - This agreement witnesseth, That the said , for and on behalf of the United States of America, and the said , for himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, have mutually agreed, and by these presents do mutually covenant and agree, to and with each other, in manner following, viz.
Page 1756 - Though the Indians are acknowledged to have an unquestionable, and, heretofore, unquestioned right to the lands they occupy, until that right shall be extinguished by a voluntary cession to our Government ; yet it may well be doubted whether those tribes which reside within the acknowledged boundaries of the United States can, with strict accuracy, be denominated foreign nations. They may, more correctly...
Page 1270 - CONSIDERATION of the foregoing, the said party of the first part agrees to pay to the said party...
Page 1488 - About 50 feet below low-water level there seems to be a pretty well-defined layer of hard clay. The thickness of this has not been ascertained ; for our present purposes it was not deemed necessary to incur the expense. After completing the revetment along the town front a similar work was commenced at the upper end of Yell's Bend, 4J miles above. The object of this was to prevent further erosion of the upper side of the narrow neck where the cut-off is threatened. At the end of the year this had...
Page 1756 - The grantee, it is true, would take only the naked fee, and could not disturb the occupancy of the Indians; that occupancy could only be interfered with or determined by the United States. It is to be presumed that in this matter the United States would be governed by such consideration of justice as would control a Christian people in their treatment of an ignorant and dependent race.
Page 1742 - Constructing a lock and dam at Goose Rapids, on the Red River of the North, Minnesota and Dakota, twenty thousand dollars.
Page 1467 - The law provided for two examinations of the river, as follows : Saint Francis River from Greenville, Missouri, and Saint Francis River, from Greenville, Missouri, to the Cairo, Arkansas and Texas Railroad. As the former necessarily included the latter, the examination was made continuous from Greenville, Mo., to Lester Landing, Ark. (to which point the improvement of the Lower Saint Francis has been carried under former appropriations), and the results are embodied in one report. The field party...

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