Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 1278||Rio Grande Junction Railway Company. Conveyance to, of lands in Colorado, for right of way, etc.|
|Chap. 1278||Provisos. Conveyance of lands in lieu, by company.|
|Chap. 1278||Water rights.|
|Chap. 1278||Right of way for irrigation reserved.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized to convey in fee to the Rio Grande Junction Railway Company, for right of way and other necessary railroad purposes, a strip of land in Mesa County, State of Colorado, now held by the United States for school purposes in connection with Grand Junction Indian school, said land being described as follows: Beginning at a point on the Ute meridian one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine and seven-tenths feet north of the southwest corner of section eighteen, township one south of range one east, of the Ute meridian; thence running northward along the said Ute meridian to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of said section eighteen: thence easterly along the north line of the said southwest quarter of section eighteen to the northeast corner of the said southwest quarter of section eighteen; thence in a southerly direction along the east line of the said southwest quarter of section eighteen forty feet; thence in a straight line and in a southwesterly direction to the place of beginning, not to exceed in the aggregate twenty-six and three-tenths acres: Provided, That the said railway company shall first convey or cause to be conveyed to the United States in fee, which conveyance shall be satisfactory to the Attorney-General of the United States, the following-described land, in lieu of the land to be conveyed to the said company as herein provided: Commencing at the southeast corner of the southwest quarter of section eighteen, township one south, of range one east, of the Ute meridian; thence running east along the south line of said section eighteen seventy rods; thence north eighty rods, more or less; to the north line of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of said section eighteen; thence west seventy rods to the east line of the southwest quarter of said section eighteen; thence south eighty rods, more or less, to the place of beginning; being the west thirty-five acres of the south half of the southeast quarter of section eighteen, township one south, of range one east, of the Ute meridian, together with water rights appurtenant thereto, including twenty-two statute inches of water from the Mesa County ditch, for the irrigation of said land: Provided further, That the said railway company shall build and maintain a fence the line of railway next to the school lands: And
provided also, That the United States reserves the unrestricted right of way for irrigation purposes over said land to be conveyed to said company as herein provided.
Approved, October 1, 1890.