The Michigan Engineer, Volumes 10-14

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Page 112 - I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou shouldst lead me on; I loved to choose and see my path; but now lead thou me on. I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears, pride ruled my will: remember not past years. So long thy power hath blest me, sure it still will lead me on, o'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till the night is gone, and with the morn those angel faces smile, which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.
Page 23 - Whether, as rules of property, it would now be safe to change these doctrines where they have been applied, as before remarked, is for the several States themselves to determine. If they choose to resign to the riparian proprietor rights which properly belong to them in their sovereign capacity, it is not for others to raise objections.
Page 81 - And the boundary lines which shall not have been actually run and marked as aforesaid shall be ascertained by running straight lines from the established corners to the opposite corresponding corners...
Page 111 - Their instruments are in general use by the US Government Engineers, Geologists and Surveyors, and the range of instruments, as made by them for River, Harbor, City, Bridge...
Page 24 - grants of land, bounded on rivers, or upon the margins of the same, "ur along the same, above tide water, carry the exclusive right and "title of the grantee to the centre of the stream, unless the terms of "the grant clearly denote the intention to stop at the edge or mar"gin of the river...
Page 199 - The State shall not be a party to or interested in any work of internal improvement, nor engaged in carrying on any such work, except in the expenditure of grants to the State of land or other property.
Page 68 - Adjustments under varying temperatures ; Stiffness to avoid any tremor, even in a strong wind, and Thorough Workmanship in every part. Their Instruments are in general use by the...
Page 53 - All the corners marked in the surveys returned by the surveyor-general shall bo established as the proper corners of sections, or subdivisions of sections, which they were intended to designate, and the corners of half and quarter sections, not marked on the surveys, shall be placed as nearly as possible equidistant from two corners which stand on the same line.
Page 53 - And in all cases where the exterior lines of the townships, thus to be subdivided into sections or half sections, shall exceed or shall not extend six miles, the excess or deficiency shall be specially noted, and added to or deducted from the western and northern ranges of sections or half sections in such township, according as the error may be in. running the lines from east to west, or from south to north.
Page 67 - Municipal and other corporations and individuals invested with the privilege of taking private property for public use, shall make just compensation for property taken, injured, or destroyed by the construction or enlargement of their works, highways, or improvements, which compensation shall be paid or secured before such taking, injury, or destruction.

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