A History of Early Railroad Legislation in Wisconsin

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State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1898 - Railroad law - 94 pages

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Page 240 - The state shall never contract any debt for works of internal improvement, or be a party in carrying on such works ; but whenever grants of land or other property shall have been made to the state, especially dedicated by the grant to particular works of internal improvement...
Page 226 - ... lands, and to discharge any mortgages taken as security -when the sum due thereon shall have been paid. The commissioners shall have power to withhold from sale any portion of such lands when they shall deem it expedient, and shall invest all moneys arising from the sale of such lands, as well as all other university and school funds, in such manner as the legislature shall provide, and shall give such security for the faithful performance of their duties as may be required by law.
Page 290 - And be it further enacted, that this act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act, and shall be judicially taken notice of as such by all judges, justices, and others, without being specially pleaded.
Page 285 - railway" is used in this act it shall be construed to extend to all railways constructed under the powers of any act of parliament, and intended for the conveyance of passengers in or upon carriages drawn or impelled by the power of steam or by any other mechanical power...
Page 218 - We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's richochet rockets, as to trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine going at such a rate.
Page 289 - ... sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered. defend and be defended, and...
Page 276 - That nothing herein contained shall be considered as in any way giving to the said corporation any banking privileges whatever, or any other liberties, privileges or franchises, but such as may be necessary or incident to the effectual prosecution of the coal trade...
Page 218 - ... on shore, that they are not to be scalded to death nor drowned by the bursting of the boiler, and that they need not mind being shot by the scattered fragments, or dashed in pieces by the flying off, or the breaking, of a wheel.
Page 262 - Lac railroad company," with perpetual succession, and by that name shall have all the privileges, franchises and immunities incident to a corporation ; they shall be capable in law of purchasing, holding, selling, leasing and conveying estate, either real...
Page 235 - The credit of the State shall never be given, or loaned, in aid of any individual, association, or corporation.

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