Report of the International American Conference Relative to an Intercontinental Railway Line

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1890 - 215 páginas
 

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Página 65 - An act granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the States of Arkansas and Missouri, to aid in the construction of a railroad from a point...
Página 66 - States, and may make and have a common seal; and the said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to lay out, locate, construct, furnish, maintain, and enjoy a continuous railroad and telegraph, with the appurtenances, from a point on the one hundredth meridian of longitude west from Greenwich...
Página 10 - Fifteenth. That the approval of the surveys, the terms of the proposals, the protection of the concessionaires, the inspection of the work, the legislation affecting it, the neutrality of the road, and the free passage of merchandise in transit, should be (in the event contemplated by article Eighth) the subject of special agreement between all the nations interested. Sixteenth. That as soon as the Government of the United States shall receive notice of the acceptance of these recommendations by...
Página 2 - No more important recommendation has come from the International American Conference, and I earnestly commend it to your attention, with full confidence that prompt action will be taken by Congress to enable this Government to participate in the promotion of the enterprise.
Página 120 - It is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, on the east by Venezuela...
Página 10 - Tenth. That all materials necessary for the construction and operation of the railroad should be exempt from import duties, subject to such regulations as may be necessary to prevent the abuse of this privilege. Eleventh. That all personal and real property of the railroad employed in its construction and operation should be exempt from all taxation, either national, provincial (State), or municipal. Twelfth. That the execution of a work of such magnitude deserves to be further encouraged by subsidies,...
Página 169 - States, be, and he hereby is authorized, to send out a surveying and exploring expedition to the Pacific ocean and (the) South seas...
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Página 89 - Zihuatacejo, and also sach branches as the company deem desirable from each side of the lines above mentioned, said branches to be subject to the approval of the department of public •works and not to exceed 100 miles each in length. It is stipulated in the concession that the road and its appurtenances shall be exempt from taxation for fifty years, and that the materials required for construction, operation, and repair of the road shall be free from import and other duties.
Página 94 - José de Garay to make a connection between the two oceans, providing that the grantee should make a survey, at his own expense, of the ground and the direction which the route should follow, and also of the ports which might be decreed most convenient from their proximity. A survey was duly made and the reports were published. The route wae not necessarily to be a canal, although Señor Moro, the engineer, based his operations upon this assumption.

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