Sioux City & St.P. R. Co. v. Chicago &c. Ry. Co.
117 U.S. 406 (1886)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Sioux City & St.P. R. Co. v. Chicago &c. Ry. Co., 117 U.S. 406 (1886)

Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad Company v. Chicago,

Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company

Argued March 16, 1886

Decided March 29, 1886

117 U.S. 406

Syllabus

The title of the railroad companies within the ten-mile limit to lands granted by Congress to Iowa by the Act of May 12, 1864, 13 Stat. 72, relates back to the date of the grant, and where two roads cross each other, they take such granted lands in equal moieties; but the title to indemnity or lieu lands outside that limit is acquired by priority of selection, approved by the Secretary of the Interior.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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