Early Illinois Railroads: A Paper Read Before the Chicago Historical Society ... February 20, 1883

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Fergus Printing Company, 1884 - 174 páginas
 

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Página 7 - I consider this among the most important acts of my life, second only to my signing the Declaration of Independence, if even it be second to that.
Página 12 - ... and shall have power to regulate the time and manner in which goods and passengers shall be transported, taken and carried on the same, and shall have power to erect and maintain toll-houses and other buildings for the accommodation of their concerns, as they may deem suitable to their interests.
Página 91 - States, or persons in their service in public business, passing through the same." 4 Stat. 47. On the 2d of March, 1827, an act, with precisely the same reservation, was passed, making a grant of land to the State of Illinois, to aid in opening a canal to unite the waters of the Illinois River with those of Lake Michigan.
Página 45 - No contract, obligation or liability whatever, of the Illinois Central railroad company to pay any money into the State treasury, nor any lien of the State upon, or right to tax property of said company, in accordance with the provisions of the charter of said company, approved February...
Página 32 - State from the southern termination of the Illinois and Michigan Canal " to a point at or near the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers...
Página 71 - That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to use their best exertions to procure the passage of a law or resolution of Congress accepting the foregoing proposal.
Página 32 - Government to the state of Illinois to aid in the construction of the...
Página 57 - The Legislature shall pass laws to correct abuses and prevent unjust discrimination and extortion in the rates of freight and passenger tariffs on the different railroads in this State...
Página 45 - Lord one thousand eight hundred and fiftyone, shall ever be released, suspended, modified, altered, remitted, or in any manner diminished or impaired by legislative or other authority; and all moneys derived from said company, after the payment of the State debt, shall be appropriated and set apart for the payment of the ordinary expenses of the State government, and for no other purposes whatever.
Página 67 - Douglas, failing in his efforts to persuade his colleague to make the proposed changes in his bill, introduced his own for a grant of land to the State to aid in the construction of a railroad from Chicago to the Upper Mississippi, and from Cairo to Chicago. The latter bill passed the Senate by a large majority, Judge Breese foregoing his own plan and yielding his support to his colleague's bill for the sake of harmony. It was, however, defeated in the House by two majority, notwithstanding...

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