St. Paul, M. & M. Ry. Co. v. Greenalgh - 139 U.S. 19 (1891)
U.S. Supreme Court
St. Paul, M. & M. Ry. Co. v. Greenalgh, 139 U.S. 19 (1891)
St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba
Railway Company v. Greenalgh
Argued and submitted November 6, 1890
Decided March 2, 1891
139 U.S. 19
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
When a statute extends the time for the completion of a land grant railroad upon the condition of saving and securing to actual settlers and their grantees on any of the granted lands their rights in all respects the same as if said lands had never been granted to aid in the construction of said lines of railroad, and the company asserts and continues to assert and exercise ownership over the road and other property after the expiration of the time for completing the road to the same extent as previously, it will be presumed, in the absence of proof to the contrary, that the company has accepted the conditions imposed, and that it has relinquished all claims to the lands thus settled and occupied.
The case is stated in the opinion.