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Full text of "United States military reservations, national cemeteries, and military parks : Title, jurisdiction, etc."

LIBRARY 

OF THE 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 



GIFT OF 



\ 

Class 



UNITED STATES 

MILITARY RESERVATIONS 

NATIONAL CEMETERIES, 

and MILITARY PARKS 



TITLE; 
JURISDICTION 

Etc. 



PREPARED IN THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE-ADVOCATE-GENERAL 
UNITED STATES ARMY 



REVISED 

By LEWIS W. CALL, Chief Clerk and Solicitor 




WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 
1910 



WAR DEPARTMENT, 

Document No. 357. 

OFFICE OF THE JUDGE- ADVOCATE-GENERAL. 



OF THE 

UNIVERSITY 

OF 



UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, NATIONAL CEME- 
TERIES, AND MILITARY PARKS. 



NOTE. For authorities upon the subjects of " Eminent Domain," " Jurisdic- 
tion," " Taxation," and " Title," see Appendix. 

Unimportant licenses and short term leases have in many cases been omitted. 



ALABAMA. 

GENERAL ACT OF SESSION. 

"SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the United States be, and 
they are hereby authorized and empowered to purchase, acquire, hold, 
own, occupy, and possess such land or lands, within the limits of this 
State, as they shall adjudge it expedient, and shall seek to occupy 
and hold as sites on which to erect and maintain Forts, Magazines, 
Arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings, or any of them, as 
contemplated and provided in the United States ; said purchase to be 
effected either by contract with the owner or owners of said land, or 
lands, or in the manner hereinafter provided." 

(Sec. 2 provides for acquiring title by condemnation.) 
" SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That whenever the United States 
shall contract for, purchase or acquire any land or lands, within the 
limits of this State, for the purposes aforesaid, in either of the modes 
above mentioned and provided, and shall desire to acquire constitu- 
tional jurisdiction over said land or lands for said purposes, it shall 
and may be lawful for the Governor of this State, upon application 
made to him in writing, on behalf of the United States, for that 
purpose, accompanied by the proper evidence of such purchase, con- 
tract, or acquisition of record, describing the land or lands sought to 
be ceded by convenient metes and bounds, and the said Governor shall 
be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered, thereupon, in the 
name and on behalf of this State, to cede to the United States exclu- 
sive jurisdiction over the land or lands so purchased or acquired, and 
sought to be ceded, the United States to hold, use, occupy, own, 
possess and exercise said jurisdiction over the same for the purposes 
aforesaid, and none other whatsoever: Provided always, That the 
consent aforesaid is hereby given, and cession aforesaid is to be 
granted and made as aforesaid, upon the express condition, that this 
State shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in 
and over the land or lands to be ceded and every portion thereof, so 
far that all civil and such criminal process as may issue under the 
authority of this State, against any person or persons charged with 
crimes committed without the boundaries of said land or lands so 



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4 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

ceded, may be executed therein in the same way and manner as 
though this cession and consent had not been made and granted: 
Saving, however, to the United States, security to their property 
within the said limits and extent, and exemption of the same, and of 
said land or lands, from any tax under the authority of this State, 
whilst the same shall continue to be owned, held, used, and occupied, 
by the United States for the purposes above expressed and intended, 
and not otherwise." (Approved January 28, 1848.) 

In this connection see also an act of the State Legislature, approved 
December 1, 1837, which provides as follows: 

" That the jurisdiction of this State, within and over all Forts and 
Arsenals that may be established and erected by the United States 
within the limits of this State, shall be, and the same is hereby, ceded 
to the United States, so far as the walls or permanent enclosures of 
the same shall extend and no further." 

See also Code of Alabama, 1896, Vol. 1, Sec. 626-629. 

FORT GAINES. 

This reservation contains about 983.9 acres, and is situated on the 
eastern end of Dauphin Island, in Mobile County. 

It was acquired by condemnation under final decree of the Court of 
Chancery for the First District of the Southern Chancery Division of 
the State of Alabama, made January 20, 1853. 

Jurisdiction was acquired under the General Act, and deed of the 
Governor, dated November 25, 1853, as contemplated by section 3 of 
said Act. 

MOBILE BAY. 

(Islands in) 

This reservation comprises two islands between the north point of 
Dauphin Island and Cedar Point, at the confluence of Mobile Bay 
and Mississippi Sound, declared and set apart by Executive Order, 
dated February 9, 1842. 

For jurisdiction, see General Act of Cession. 

MOBILE NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation, acquired for cemetery purposes, contains in all 
116,736 square feet of ground, and is situated in the City of Mobile 1 . 
Title was acquired as follows : 

1. Deed from the City of Mobile to the United States, dated May 
31, 1866, conveying squares numbered 20 and 24, in what is known as 
the " New Graveyard " or " Magnolia Cemetery ; " area of ground 
conveyed, 110,976 square feet. Deed recorded in Deed Book No. 27, 
N. S., pp. 148-149, of the Probate Eecords of Mobile County. 

2. Deed from the City of Mobile to the United States, dated July 
30, 1894, conveying a strip of ground south of and adjoining the first- 
described tract, containing an area of 5,760 square feet. Deed re- 
corded in Deed Vol. 73, pp. 326-327, of the Probate Kecords of Mobile 
County, 



ALABAMA. 5 

Jurisdiction as to first-described tract was ceded by an Act of the 
General Assembly of Alabama, as follows : 

"Be it enacted, etc., That the State does hereby cede to the United 
States all right and title which this State now has to the enclosure 
within the limits of Magnolia Cemetery, in the City of Mobile, which 
is now occupied as a National Military Cemetery, and does further 
cede jurisdiction over said enclosure; Provided, however, That all 
civil and criminal process issued from any Court of this State under 
authority of law may run and be executed within the bounds of said 
National Military Cemetery at Mobile, the same in all respects as if 
this act had never been passed." (Approved March 6, 1875.) 

FORT MORGAN. 

This reservation contains about 493.92 acres, and is situated on 
Mobile Point, Baldwin County, on the eastern side of entrance to 
Mobile Bay, 33 miles from Mobile. 

1. Title to the original reservation was acquired as follows: In- 
cluded in the cession by Spain under treaty of 1819, part of Western 
Florida. Reserved by Executive order for military purposes Febru- 
ary 13, 1844, being part of the public domain. 

2. Under decree of the district court of the United States for the 
southern district of Alabama, rendered June 13, 1905 (copy of decree 
and of the certificate of payment of the award, recorded in record 
book No. 9 N S, pages 562-567, probate records of Baldwin County) 
and deed from the Navy Cove Harbor and Railroad Company, dated 
June 13, 1905 (recorded in record book No. 10 N S, page 275), the 
United States acquired two tracts of land, aggregating 171.5 acres, 
adjoining the reservation on the East. See G. O. No. 16, W. D., 
January 22, 1906. 

Jurisdiction over original reservation was ceded to the United 
States by an act of the State Legislature, approved February 18, 1891 
(Acts of Alabama, 1891, p. 1293), which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That pursuant to Article One, 
Section Eight, Paragraph Seventeen of the Constitution of the United 
States, consent to purchase is hereby given, and exclusive jurisdic- 
tion ceded, to the United States, over and with respect to all Lands 
now, or which may hereafter be, embraced in the military Posts and 
Reservations of Mount Vernon Barracks, in Mobile County, and Fort 
Morgan, in Baldwin County, so long as the United States shall occupy 
the same for public purposes, reserving, however, to the State, a con- 
current jurisdiction for the execution within said lands of all process, 
civil or criminal, lawfully issued by the Courts of the State and not 
incompatible with this cession." 

Jurisdiction over the two tracts referred to above ceded by Gov- 
ernor's deed of May 21, 1906, under authority of General Act of 
Cession. 

Revocable Licenses: License June 14, 1888, to the Mobile and Gulf 
Telegraph Company to occupy two rooms in the quarters at Fort 
Morgan. 

License, September 16, 1908, to Mobile Towing & Wrecking Co. 
for telegraph line and station. 



6 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

PERDIDO BAY. 

(West side of entrance to) 

This reservation, situated west of Pensacola, Fla., contains 298.8 
acres. A part of the public domain ceded by Spain, it was set apart 
and declared for military purposes by Executive Order, dated Febru- 
ary 9, 1842. 

For jurisdiction, see General Act of Cession. 

Revocable lease of entire reservation, dated November 20, 1908, to 
J. H. Nunnelee, for five years. 

TOWER ISLAND. 

This reservation is an island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of 
Alabama; the deed of cession to which includes all the contiguous 
shores, flats and waters within 1,000 yards from low-water mark. 

Title to and jurisdiction over this island were ceded by an act of the 
General Assembly, approved December 9, 1859, as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That for the purpose of enabling 
the United States to carry into effect an act of Congress of March 
3rd, 1857, providing for fortifications for the defence of the inner 
passes into Mobile Bay (known as Grant's Pass and Pass du Heron) 
by building and making such forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, 
wharves, and other structures, with their appendages, as may be nec- 
essary for the object aforesaid, jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the 
United States over the said ' Tower Island,' to include all the con- 
tiguous shores, flats, and waters within one thousand yards from low 
water mark, and all the right, title and claim which this State may 
have in or to the said ' Tower Island ' are hereby granted to the 
United States; Provided, however, the jurisdiction ceded by this act 
shall not prevent the execution on such ceded premises of process, 
civil or criminal, under the authority of this State, nor prevent the 
laws of this State from operating over said island, shores, flats, and 
waters, saving to the United States security to their property within 
the limits of the jurisdiction ceded and exemption of the same, and 
of such land and property from taxation under the authority of this 
State during the jurisdiction ceded by this act." 

See also General Act of Cession. 

ALASKA. 

The following are the reservations for right of way and stations 
for the use of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, in the operation and 
maintenance of military telegraph and cable lines in Alaska : 

Right of way. A strip of land 100' wide (50' on each side of center 
of telegraph line) along the United States military telegraph lines 
from Valdez to Fort Egbert; from Fort Egbert to Boundary; from 
Gulkana Station to Fort Gibbon ; from Baker to Rampart ; from Fort 
Gibbon to St. Michael; and from Safety Harbor to Fort Davis; with 
an aggregate length of over 1400 miles was reserved, subject to private 
rights, by Executive Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 
1905), as amended by Executive Order of October 23, 1907 (G. O. 
224, W. D., November 5, 1907). 



ALASKA. 7 

STATIONS. 

Birches. Lat. 65 06', Long. 153 15'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area : 22.956 
acres, more or less. 

Cape Fanshaw. Lat 57 11', Long. 133 33'. Reserved by Ex- 
'ecutive Order of February 26, 1907 (G. O. 49, W. D., March 9, 1907). 
A tract of public land at Cape Fanshaw, at the junction of Frederick 
Sound and Fanshaw Bay, nearly due east of Sitka. 

Chena. Lat. 64 50', Long. 148 00'. Reserved by Executive Or- 
der of. May 16, 1908 (G. O. 93, W. D., May 27, 1908). Area: 0.46 
acre, more or less. 

Lease, to Tanana Valley Railroad Company of approximately one- 
half of Signal Corps lot for 5 years from July 1, 1910. 

Chestochena. Lat. 62 30', Long. 144 51'. Reserved by Execu- 
tive Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905). Area: 
640 acres, more or less. 

Circle. Lat. 65 36', Lon. 144 04'. Reserved by Executive Or- 
der of September 30, 1908 (G. O. 158, W. D., October's, 1908). Area : 
0.71 acre, more or less. 

Copper Center. Lat. 61 59', Long. 145 31'. Reserved by Ex- 
ecutive Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905) . Area : 
640 acres, more or less. 

Cordova. Lat. 60 33', Long. 145 43'. Conveyed by deed of 
George C. Hazelet, trustee, etc., dated Feb. 1, 1909, and recorded in 
Book 3 of Deeds, page 62, of the records of Cordova Precinct. Area, 
about 2.066 acres. Accepted in Army Appropriation Act of March 
3, 1909. 

Delta. Lat. 64 20', Long. 146 50'. Reserved by Executive Order 
of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area : 96.969 acres, 
more or less. 

Donnelly's. Lat. 63 42', Long. 146 03'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of October 23, 1907 (G. O. 224, W. D., November 5, 1907). 
Area : 640 acres, more or less. 

Fairbanks. Lat. 64 50', Long. 147 45'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of April 6, 1908 (G. O. 66, W. D., April 29, 1908). Area : 19 
acres, more or less. 

Lot 25'x50' on Cushman Street, in the town of Fairbanks, donated 
to the United States by said Town, and conveyed by deed from Tillie 
McChesney to the United States, dated August 23, 1904 ; recorded in 
Volume 2 of Deeds, page 189, Recorder's Office, Fairbanks recording 
district, August 23, 1904. Conveyance accepted by Act of Congress, 
approved May 11, 1908. 

Gakona. Lat. 62 23', Long. 145 30'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905). Area: 640 
acres, more or less. 

Gibbon, Fort. Lat. 65 12', Long. 152 00'. Addition to, for mili- 
tary telegraph purposes. Area : 18.25 acres, more or less. See Fort 
Gibbon Reservation. 

Gulkana. Lat. 62 18', Long. 145 39'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of November 24, 1908 (G. O. 200, W. D., December 10, 1908). 
Area : 2.30 acres, more or less. 

Hogan. Lat. 62 44', Long. 145 55'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of March 3, 1908 (G. O. 34, W. D., March 14, 1908). Area: 
640 acres, more or less. 



8 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Hot Springs. Lat. 64 58', Long. 151 10'. Keserved by Execu- 
tive Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Original 
area of 40 acres was reduced by Executive Order of September 27, 
1909 (G. O. 208, W. D., October 16, 1909), to 6.1 acres. 

Kaltag. Lat. 64 15', Long. 158 40'. Eeserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area: 2.766 
acres, more or less. 

Ketchumstock. Lat. 64 03', Long. 142 40'. Reserved by Execu- 
tive Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905)". Area: 
160 acres, more or less. 

Keystone. Lat. 61 04', Long. 146 09'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of December 7, 1905 (G. O. 208, W. D., December 22, 1905). 
Area : 640 acres, more or less. 

Kokrines. Lat. 64 53', Long. 154 30'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area: 8.262 
acres, more or less. 

Koyukuk. Lat. 64 15', Long. 157 30'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908) . Area : 22.956 
acres, more or less. 

Louden. Lat. 64 37', Long. 156 35'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area: 
22.956 acres, more or less. 

McCallum's. Lat. 63 17', Long. 145 50'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of October 23, 1907 (G. O. 224, W. D., November 5, 1907). 
Area : 640 acres, more or less. 

Melozi. Lat. 64 44', Long. 155 28'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area : 18.319 
acres, more or less. 

Mentasta. Lat. 62 55', Long. 143 46'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905). Area: 640 
acres, more or less. 

Minto. Lat. 64 48', Long. 148 58'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of January 18, 1908 (G. O. 19, W. D., January 31, 1908). 
Area : 45.91 acres, more or less. 

Montague Point, Lat. 60 25', Long. 147 07'. Reserved by 
Executive Order of October 26, 1908 (G. O. 176, W. D., November 7, 
1908. On Montague Island, Prince William Sound. 

Nenana. Lat. 64 40', Long. 148 30'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1909) . Area : 51.652 
acres, more or less. 

Nome. Lat. 64 30', Long. 165 23'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of February 27, 1909 (G. O. 55, W. D., March 23, 1909). 
Blocks Nos. 88, 89 and 122 in the City of Nome. 

Northfork. Lat. 64 28', Long. 142 10'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905). Area: 240 
acres, more or less. 

Nulato. Lat. 64 42', Long. 158 00'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area: 0.821 
acre, more or less. 

Old Woman. Lat. 64 05', Long. 159 40'. Reserved by Execu- 
tive Order of September 21, 1905 (G. O. 161, W. D., September 30, 
1905), as amended by Executive Order of August 1, 1907 (G. O. 175, 
W. D., August 23, 1907) . Area : 29.48 acres, more or less. 



ALASKA. 9 

Paxsorts. Lat. 63 04', Long. 145 51'. Reserved by "Executive 
Order of October 23, 1907 (G. O. 224, W. D., November 5, 1907). 
(a) Station Reserve. Area: 2.30 acres, more or less, (b) Timber 
Reserve. Area : 480 acres, more or less. 

Rampart. Lat. 65 30', Long. 150 15'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of June 15, 1909 (G. O. No. 123, W. D., June 23, 1909). Com- 
prises Lots 6, 7, and 8 of Block 5 of the Town of Rampart ; each lot 
being 50 feet front by 100 feet in depth. These lots have been occu- 

Eied by the United States since 1889, when quitclaim deeds were taken 
:om the occupants who were mere squatters thereon the title re- 
maining in the United States. 

Rapids. Lat. 65 16', Long. 150 45'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area : 21.235 
acres, more or less. 

Richardson. Lat. 64 20', Long. 146 28'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area: 0.327 
acre, more or less. 

Safety Harbor. Lat. 64 27', Long. 164 45'. Reserved by Execu- 
tive Order of September 21, 1905 (G. O. 161, W. D., September 30, 
1905). Area: 14.776 acres, more or less. 

Saina. Lat. 61 12', Long. 145 43'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905). Area: 640 
acres, more or less. 

Salcha. Lat. 64 33', Long. 147 15'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area: 96.969 
acres, more or less. 

Seward. Lat. 60 06', Long. 149 27'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of July 3, 1905 (G. O. 116, W. D., July 19, 1905). 

Sitka. Lat. 57 03', Long. 135 19'. By Executive Order of April 
4, 1908 (G. O. 61, W. D., April 21, 1908), a parcel of land in Sitka, 
included in the reservations for public purposes, made on the recom- 
mendation of the Secretary of the Interior, dated June 19, 1890, by 
Executive Order of June 21, 1890, was transferred from the Navy 
Department to the War Department for the purposes of a cable house 
and station. 

Teikheil. Lat, 61 25', Long. 145 20'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905). Area: 640 
acres, more or less. 

Tolovana. Lat. 64 50', Long. 149 55'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 4, 1908 (G. O. 90, W. D., May 23, 1908). Area: 9.848 
acres, more or less. 

Tonsina. Lat. 61 40', Long. 145 17'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905). Area: 280 
acres, more or less. 

Unalaklik. Lat. 63 45', Long. 160 48'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of February 24, 1906 (G. O. 47, W. D., March 5, 1906). Area: 
6.26 acres, more or less. 

Valdez. Lat. 61 07', Long. 146 17'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of March 10, 1903; amended by Executive Order of June 30, 
1904 (G. O. 166, W. D., October 26, 1904). Area: 22,946 square feet, 
more or less. 

Workmans. Lat. 61 07', Long. 145 56'. Reserved by Executive 
Order of May 24, 1905 (G. O. 83, W. D., June 5, 1905).' Area: 450 
acres, more or less, depending on course of military trail and river. 



10 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS; ETC. 

AMAKNAK ISLAND. 

This reservation embraces the whole island, situated in Dutch 
Harbor, except the tract of land reserved for light-house purposes by 
Executive Order, dated January 13, 1899, and the tract embraced in 
amended survey 58 of the North American Commercial Company. 
It is part of the original purchase from the Russian Government in 
1867, and was set apart and declared for public purposes by Execu- 
tive Order, dated April 2, 1901. 

Under date of July 9, 1901, the Secretary of War approved the 
occupancy by the Interior Department, of a triangular parcel of land 
between the light-house tract and the tract of the North American 
Commercial Company, for school purposes. Such occupancy, how- 
ever, being subject to the condition that should, at any time in the 
future, the military situation demand it, the premises be vacated by 
the Department of the Interior. 

FORT DAVIS. 

This reservation is situated at the mouth of the Nome River, about 
3| miles from Nome. The title is as follows: By purchase from the 
Russian Government in 1867, and set apart by Executive order dated 
December 8, 1900. 

Revocable Licenses: License, February 27, 1902, to W. H. Rowe to 
construct, operate, and maintain a telephone line along the beach or 
shore line of the reservation. 

License, July 21. 1902. to Chas. G. Horsfall et al. to maintain one 
end of the Nome River Bridge upon the reservation. 

License, dated December 27, 1905, to the Seward Cooperative 
Telephone Company, to construct, operate, and maintain a telephone 
line. 

DYE A. 

This reservation, in the vicinity of Dyea, contains 1,280 acres, and 
is situated north of the dock of the Dyea Klondike Transportation 
Company. The title is as follows: By purchase from the Russian 
Government in 1867, and set apart for military purposes by Execu- 
tive Order, dated December 31, 1898. 

FORT EGBERT. 

This reservation is situated at the mouth of Mission Creek at a 
point known as " Eagle City." The title is as follows: By purchase 
from the Russian Government in 1867 and set apart for military 
purposes by Executive Order, dated June 13, 1899. It was enlarged 
by Executive Order, dated March 31, 1900; reduced by Executive 
Orders, dated July 23, 1900, and January 25, 1904; and further modi- 
fied by Executive Order of March 3, 1906 (G. O. 54, W. D., March 
16, 1906), by including additional public lands and excluding a por- 
tion of the reservation found to be useless for military purposes the 
latter being placed under control of the Secretary of the Interior 
under act of July 5, 1884 (1 Sup. R. S., 453). 



ALASKA. 11 

Revocable Licenses: License, December 14, 1899, by Commanding 
Officer, District of North Alaska, to superintendent of Catholic Mis- 
sion to occupy for church and mission purposes the following lots in 
Eagle : Lot 5 of block 6 ; western half of lot 4 of block 6 ; lots 7 and 
10 of block 6 ; lots 8, 9, 10 and 11 of block 11. License approved by 
Secretary of War, February 12, 1900. 

License, December 14, 1899, by Commanding Officer, District of 
North Alaska, to superintendent of Presbyterian Mission to occupy 
for church and mission purposes the following lots in Eagle: All 
lots comprised in block 18. License approved by Secretary of War, 
February 12, 1900. 

License, April 23, 1900, to Emile Quarre to occupy and reside upon 
lots 5 and 6 of block 7, Chamberlain's survey of Eagle. 

License, April 23, 1900, to Emile Quarre, to occupy, for the pur- 
pose of trading and commerce, lots 11, 12 and 13, block 1, and lot 1, 
block 8, Chamberlain's survey of Eagle. 

License, May 11, 1900, to Agent, North American Transportation 
and Trading Company to occupy for mercantile purposes: Lots 2, 
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and a portion of lot 17, in block 8, Chamberlain's 
survey of Eagle; also a piece of ground of about 4 lots lying in the 
" upper town-site," above the eddy in the Yukon River, which is 
improved with fence and cabin, and is intended for an out-of-town 
warehouse. 

License, March 27, 1901, to members of the Post Exchange, to 
erect a building for Post Exchange use. 

FORT GIBBON. 

This reservation is located at the point where the Tanana River 
joins the Yukon. A part of the public lands acquired by purchase 
from the Russian Government in 1867, it was set apart for military 
purposes by Executive Order, dated July 10, 1899. 

This reservation was modified by Executive Order of July 19, 
1905 (G. O., 129, W. D., August 3, 1905), by adding thereto a^strip 
of land along the eastern boundary, approximately 100 yards in 
width, together with the island known as " Bull Island," and by 
excluding therefrom other lands as described in said order. The 
excluded lands were by the same order transferred to the Secretary 
of the Interior for disposition under the act of July 5, 1884 (1 Sup. 
R. S., 453), or as may be otherwise provided by law. Area about 
38,170 acres. 

By Executive order of July 25, 1908 (G. O. 126, W- D., August 10, 
1908), an addition of 18.25 acres was made for military telegraph 
purposes; the said addition including part of the homestead entry 
of Arthur J. Campbell ; which entry was relinquished, as to so much 
of the land as is covered by said order, by deed dated March 23, 1908, 
and recorded in Vol. 2 of Deeds, page 250, Rampart Recording 
District. 

JAPONSKI ISLAND. 

This reservation embraces the whole island situated directly oppo- 
site the town of Sitka. It was reserved by Executive Order, dated 
June 21, 1890, for military and naval purposes. 



12 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

FORT LI SCUM. 

This reservation, originally containing 1,600 acres, is located on the 
shore line, at Port Valdez. A part of the public domain acquired by 
purchase from the Russian Government in 1867, it was set apart for 
military purposes by Executive Order, dated July 18, 1900. By 
Executive Order, dated December 31, 1903 (G. O., No. 10, W. D., 
January 14, 1904), the area of the reservation was reduced to 659.89 
acres. 

Revocable License: License, September 26, 1902, to Louis L. Wil- 
liams to construct and use a wagon road across the reservation. 

FORT LISCUM TARGET RANGE. 

By Executive Order of October 26, 1906 (G. O., No. 186, W. D., 
November 12, 1906), a tract of about 1,700 acres, lying on the glacial 
flats of Valdez Glacier, and the mountain side to the west and situated 
north of the town of Valdez, was reserved, subject to private rights, 
and set part as a target range for the use of the troops of Fort 
Liscum. 

POINT SPENCER. 

This reservation includes the northern end of Point Spencer. The 
title is as follows: Part of the original purchase from the Russian 
Government by the United States in 1867, and reserved for public 
purposes by Executive Order dated January 23, 1900. 

Revocable License: License, July 12, 1901, to the Pacific Steam 
Whaling Company to occupy for wharf and warehouse purposes a 
portion of the sand spit at Point Spencer. 

FORT ST. MICHAEL. 

This reservation formerly contained* the land known as St. Michael 
Island, with all contiguous lands and islands within 100 miles of the 
flagstaff of the garrison on that island, October 20, 1897. The title 
is as follows: A part of the public domain ceded by Russia to the 
United States in 1867, is was declared a military reservation by 
Executive Order, dated October 20, 1897. By Executive Order, 
dated October 27, 1900, all lands in the limits of Fort St. Michael, 
except those embraced w T ithin the Island of St. Michael, and all other 
lands or islands lying within a radius of 10 miles of the flagstaff of 
the post of St. Michael, were placed under the control of the Secre- 
tary of the Interior for disposition, under act of Congress, July 5, 
1884. 

Revocable licenses have been granted to many individuals and cor- 
porations to reside and conduct business enterprises on the reservation. 

Executive Order of June 8, 1906 (G. O. No. 114, War Department, 
June 20, 1906) provided for the relinquishment of the reservation 
November 1, 1907, except the tracts therein described as reserved for 
(1) "Post of Fort St. Michael;" (2) "Quartermaster's depot and 
shipyard;" (3) "Wireless telegraph station;" (4) "Target range 
(for collective fire) ;" and rights of way connecting the post reserva- 
tion with the reservations for wireless telegraph station and for target 
range. The order of June 8, 1906, was revoked by Executive order 



ARIZONA. 13 

of May 16, 1907 (G. O. 113, W. D., May 24, 1907), so that the reser- 
vation stands as fixed by the Executive order of October 27, 1900, 
supra. 

FORT WILLIAM H. SEWARD. 

This post is situated at Haines in the vicinity of Dyea, on Chilkat 
Inlet, Alaska. The reservations for the post are the " main reserve," 
area about 4,410 acres; the " clay reserve," area about 5.74 acres; and 
the " water reserve " the metes and bounds of these reserves being 
given in the Executive order of April 23, 1909 (G. O. No. 89, W. D., 
May 4, 1909). By Executive order of December 31, 1898, a tract 
of about 1,280 acres was reserved ; which tract was enlarged by Execu- 
tive order of November 21, 1902, and a reservation made to secure a 
clay deposit for making roads. By Executive order of November 27, 
1905, a reservation was made for water supply. These several reser- 
vations having been inaccurately described, they were redeclared by 
Executive order of April 23, 1909, supra, a small addition being made 
to the main reserve. 

Revocable Licenses : License September 13, 1904, to A. R. Young to 
erect a building upon the reservation and to conduct therein a laundry. 

License, April 7, 1909, to Board of Home Missions of the Presby- 
terian Church in the United States of America, jointly with the Town 
of Haines, Alaska, to make connection with and obtain a water supply 
for fire and domestic purposes, from the Water Supply System of this 
Post. 

SKAGWAY. 

This reservation contains 466.12 acres situated on Skagway River 
near Skagway. The title is as follows: Part of the public domain 
ceded by Russia to the United States in 1867, and declared a military 
reservation by Executive order dated May 21, 1903. 

ARIZONA. 

FORT APACHE. 

This reservation contains an area of 7,579.75 acres, with metes and 
bounds as given in G. O. No. 162, W. D., August 4, 1909. It includes 
that portion of the White Mountain Indian Reservation situated in 
Townships 4 and 5 North, Range 23 East, Navajo County, restored 
to the public domain by Executive Order dated January 26, 1877, 
and declared a military reservation by Executive Order dated Feb- 
ruary 1, 1877. 

Revocable License: License, September 28, 1899, to Charles Ben- 
son to establish a milk ranch on the reservation. Subsequently, with 
the approval of the Post Commander, Mr. Benson transferred his 
improvements to M. Jesus Valasquez. 

FORT GRANT. 

This reservation contains an area of 42.341 acres, more or less, and 
is situated in Townships 8, 9 and 10 South, Ranges 23 and 24 East, 
Graham County. Title is as follows: Public lands of the United 
States, reserved for military purposes by Executive Order of April 
17, 1876. (G. O., Dept. Ariz.. May 17, 1876.) 



14 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

By Executive Order, dated October 6, 1906 (G. O. No. 177, War 
Department, October 17, 1906), a considerable portion of this res- 
ervation was incorporated in the Mount Graham Forest Reserve to 
be protected and administered as a forest reserve, but " subject to 
the unhampered use of the War Department for military purposes." 

Revocable Licenses: License, September 27, 1904. to Mr. and Mrs. 
Sam Earls to occupy for residential and laundry purposes Building 
No. 41. 

License, September 27, 1904, to Mrs. Susan Earls to occupy for 
residential and laundry purposes Building No. 41. 

License, September 27, 1904, to Marlove S. Deputy to occupy as a 
residence and dentist's office the building on the reservation known 
as the old hotel building. 

License, September 27, 1904, to Chins: Kee to occupy for residen- 
tial and laundry purposes a building erected by himself upon the 
reservation. 

FORT HUACHUCA. 

This reservation contains an area of 70 square miles and is situated 
in Townships 21, 22, and 23 South, Ranges 19 and 20 (extended), 
Cochise County. Title is as follows: Public lands of the United 
States reserved for military purposes by Executive Orders of Octo- 
ber 29, 1881, and May 14, 1883. 

Revocable Licenses: License, September 2, 1904, to Louis Ma Wing 
to conduct a restaurant business upon the reservation, heretofore con- 
ducted by him under permission of the post commander. 

License, September 2, 1904, to Wing; Sing to conduct a laundry 
business upon the reservation, heretofore conducted by him under 
permission of the post commander. 

License, September 2, 1904. to Ma Yu to conduct a laundry busi- 
ness upon the reservation, heretofore conducted by him under per- 
mission of the post commander. 

License, September 2, 1904, to O. Cozby to conduct a photographic 
business upon the reservation, heretofore conducted by him under 
permission of the post commander. 

MILITIA TARGET RANGES. 

Near Tucson. This range comprises 'sections 19, 30, and 31, Town- 
ship 14 South, Range 15 East, Gila and Salt River Meridian; and was 
reserved for use by the organized militia of the Territory of Arizona, 
as a rifle range, by Executive Order of November 13, 1909. 

Near Phoenix. By order of the Secretary of the Interior of May 11, 
1909, the SE. J, section 32; and the SW. J, section 33; Township 2 
North, Range 4 East, were restored to the public domain, so far as 
affected by certain withdrawals for the reclamation service ; and were 
reserved for use as a rifle range for the militia of the Territory of 
Arizona. Area : 320 acres. 

WHIPPLE BARRACKS. 

This reservation contains an area of 1,731.55 acres, and is situated 
in Township 14 North, Range 2 West, 1 mile from Prescott, in 
Yavapai County. 



ARKANSAS. 15 

Title is as follows: Public land of the United States, reserved by 
Executive Order dated August 31, 1869, as modified by Executive 
Order of October 19, 1875. (See G. O. 34, Dept. Arizona, Novem- 
ber 23, 1875, relocating and giving boundaries of reservation.) 

Easements: Acts of Congress, approved February 28, 1887, granted 
a right of way across the reservation to the Prescott and Arizona 
Central Railway Company. 

Act of Congress approved February 18, 1893, granted a right of 
way across the reservation to the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix 
Railway Company. 

Revocable Licenses: 'License, June 15, 1895, to Private Richard L. 
Tea, retired, to construct, maintain, and use a one-room frame house 
on the reservation. 

License, April 10, 1896, to the Western Union Telegraph Company 
to construct a line through the reservation adjacent to the right of 
way of the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railroad. 

License, May 17, 1898, to T. E. Fitzsimmons to dig dirt from a 
portion of the reservation for the purpose of making brick. 

License, September 7, 1904, to Mrs. Teresa Greenwood, to occupy 
one-story frame house, and outbuildings. 

License, June 26, 1905, to the Prescott and Mount Union Railway 
Company to construct and maintain a line of electric railway. 

License, September 23, 1905, to Mr. Charles Bauer to occupy, im- 
prove, and maintain an existing dwelling house. 

License, March 17, 1906, to the Prescott Electric Company, to main- 
tain and operate its existing telephone line. 

License, dated December 4, 1909, to The Arizona Power Company 
for tower electric transmission line. 

WHIPPLE BARRACKS TARGET RANGE. 

This reservation contains approximately 1,680 acres and is situated 
in Yavapai County. 
The title is as follows : 

1. Set apart and declared for military purposes by Executive 
Order, dated August 18, 1904. (G. O. 154, W. D., Sept. 16, 1904.) 

2. Quitclaim deed from the Santa Fe and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, dated April 29, 1904, conveying 760 acres. 

3. About 40 acres were added to this reservation by deed dated De- 
cember 8, 1904, from John H. Smith, bachelor, and from the city of 
Prescott; recorded in Book 69 of Deeds, pages 439-441, records of 
Yavapai County, Ariz.; conveying NW. J of SW. J of section 2, 
Township 14 N., Range 2 W., Gila and Salt River Meridian. (See 
G. O. 13, W. D., February 2, 1905.)- 

ARKANSAS. 

ARMY AND NAVY GENERAL HOSPITAL. 

This reservation contains 20 acres and is situated at Hot Springs. 

It was acquired by the Interior Department under acts of Congress 
of March 3, 1877 (19 Stat. L., 371), December 16, 1878 (20 id., 258), 
and June 16, 1880 (21 id., 289). By act of Congress of June 30, 1882 
(22 id., 121), making an appropriation for an "Army and Navy Hos- 



16 UNITED STATES MILITAKY KESERVATIONS, ETC. 

pital at Hot Springs, Arkansas," it was provided that " such hospital 
shall be erected on the government reservation at or near Hot Springs, 
Arkansas." 

FAYETTEVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 6.63 acres, and is situated near 
Fayetteville, in Washington County. Title is as follows : 

Tract A. Deed from David Walker, dated May 20, 1867, and 
recorded May 27, 1867, in Deed Record Q, page 268, of the records 
of deeds at Fayetteville, Washington County. 

Tract B. Deed from Stephen K. Stone and wife, dated June 14, 
1867, and recorded July 26, 1867, in Deed Record Q, page 341, of 
same records. 

Tract C. Deed from David Walker, dated March 2, 1875, and 
recorded May 14, 1875, in Desd Record Y, page 413, of same records. 

Tract D. Deed from Stephen K. Stone and wife, dated April 8, 
1873, and recorded August 27, 1873, in Deed Record X, page 195, of 
same records. Deed from Stephen K. Stone and wife, dated Feb- 
ruary 3, 1875 (rectifying mistake in deed of April 8, 1873), recorded 
March 16, 1875, in Deed Record Y, pages 315-316, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded over National Cemeteries by the following 
act of the State Legislature, approved February 21, 1867, as follows : 

"An act concerning National Cemeteries: Whereas by a resolution 
of Congress approved April 13, 1866, the Secretary of War was 
authorized and required to take immediate measures to preserve from 
desecration the graves of the soldiers of the United States who fell in 
battle, or died of disease in the field, and in the hospital, during the 
war of the rebellion, and to secure suitable burial places in which 
they may be properly interred ; And Whereas, The Secretary of War 
is about to purchase suitable grounds within the limits of this State 
for the establishment thereon of ' National Cemeteries,' within which 
are to be buried the bodies of those described in said resolution, And 
Whereas, It is provided in Paragraph 1059, United States Army 
Regulations as revised A. D. 1863, that previous to the expenditure 
of any money, in the purchase of any land within any State of the 
United States for the use of the General Government, the Legisla- 
ture of the State within which such purchase shall be made, shall first 
cede all jurisdiction over such land. 

" SECTION 1. Be it therefore enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction of 
this State within and over all lands purchased by the United States, 
on which such National Cemeteries may be established within the 
limits of this State, shall be and the same is hereby ceded to the 
United States so far as the permanent inclosures of such ' National 
Cemeteries ' may extend and no farther." 

HOT SPRINGS RESERVATION. 

See Army and Navy General Hospital. 

LITTLE ROCK NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 12.12 acres; is part of S. E. | 
of Section 11, Township 1 North, Range 12 West, and is situated near 
Little Rock, in Pulaski County. Title is as follows : 



AKKANSAS. 17 

1. Deed from the City of Little Rock, dated September 18, 1866, 
conveying 9.10 acres within the inclosure of Oakland Cemetery. 
Deed not recorded. 

2. Deed from the City of Little Rock, dated April 9, 1868, em- 
braces the 9.10 acres above described as purchased September 18, 
1866, together with 3.02 acres recently purchased, making a total of 
12.12 acres. Recorded January 7, 1869, in Record Book No. 2, pages 
302-306, of the deed records of Little Rock, Pulaski County. 

Jurisdiction : See Fayetteville National Cemetery. 



FORT LOGAN H. ROOTS. 



This reservation contains, after deducting reserved tracts, an area 
of 1,070 acres, and is a part of Sections 20, 21, 28 and 29, Township 
2 North, Range 12 West, in Pulaski County, near Little Rock. 

Title is as follows: (The site was purchased under authority of an 
act of Congress entitled "An Act to establish a Military Post near 
Little Rock, Arkansas," approved A.pril 23, 1892). Deed from Board 
of Improvements for City Park, District of Little Rock, Ark., dated 
February 18, 1893 ; recorded March 18, 1893, in Record Deed Book 
38, page 613, Deed Records of Pulaski County. The purchase and 
transfer accepted and approved under the Act of Congress (supra) 
by the Secretary of War, March 2, 1893. 

The consent to the purchase of and jurisdiction over said lands was 
ceded to the United States, by an Act of the State Legislature, ap- 
proved February 25, 1893, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the State of Arkansas is hereby granted 
to the United States of America to purchase or acquire real property 
of not more than fifteen hundred acres in extent, in Pulaski County, 
in said State, for the purpose of a military post, fort, arsenal or 
reservation. 

"SEC. 2. Exclusive jurisdiction over such military post, fort, arse- 
nal or reservation, and the territory thereof, is hereby ceded and 
granted to the said United States to be exercised so long as the same 
shall remain the property of the said United States. 

" SEC. 3. The State of Arkansas hereby releases and relinquishes 
her right to tax said site and all improvements thereon during the 
time the said United States shall be and remain the owner thereof; 
Provided, That this grant of jurisdiction shall not prevent the execu- 
tion of any process of the State, civil or criminal, on any person who 
may be on said reservation or premises." (Acts of Arkansas, 1893, 
p. 52.) 

The reservation was designated Fort Logan H. Roots by direction 
of the President April 27, 1897. 

Easement. A condition of the conveyance from the Board of Im- 
provement reserved a right of way for a public highway and a rail- 
road switch. Definite location of railroad switch approved by the 
Secretary of War, August 26, 1903. 

Revocable licenses: License, October 29, 1896, to the Home Water 
Company to enter upon the reservation and lay a 6-inch water main. 

License, September 20, 1905, to the Big Rock Stone and Construc- 
tion Company to occupy a small strip of land adjoining its property 
on the reservation, and operate a stone crusher. 
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18 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

FORT SMITH NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This leservation contains an area of 15 acres, and is situated near 
Fort Smith in Sebastian County (formerly part of Crawford 
County). 

Title is as follows: Deed from John Rogers and wife, dated June 
17, 1838 (for 306 acres), and recorded in the office of the Clerk of the 
Circuit Court and Recorder of Crawford County, June 18, 1838. 
(Book and page not given.) Sebastian County having been organ- 
ized to include this part of Crawford County since the date of said 
deed, consult records of deeds of Sebastian County at Fort Smith 
also. The above lands ordered transferred to the Secretary of the 
Interior as a part of the public domain for disposition under the land 
laws. (See act of Congress approved February 24, 1871.) The 15 
acres above described as the Fort Smith National Cemetery reserved 
from sale and restored to the custody of the War Department by 
Executive Order dated May 22, 1871. 

For jurisdiction see Fayetteville National Cemetery. 

CALIFORNIA. 

GENETAL ACTS OF CESSION. 

" The people, &c., do enact as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The State of California hereby cedes to the United 
States of America exclusive jurisdiction over all lands within this 
State now held, occupied, or reserved by the Government of the 
United States for military purposes or defence, or which may here- 
after be ceded or conveyed to said United States for such purposes; 
Provided, That a sufficient description by metes and bounds and a 
map or plat of such lands be filed in the proper office of record in 
the county in which the same are situated; And provided further, 
That this State reserves the right to serve and execute on said lands 
all civil process, not incompatible with this cession, and such criminal 
process as may lawfully issue under the authority of this State 
against any person or persons charged with crimes committed without 
said lands." (Approved March 2, 1897. Cal. Stats., 1897, p. 51.) 

SECTION 1. All the right and title of the State of California in and 
to the parcels of land extending from high-water mark out to three 
hundred yards beyond low-water mark, lying adjacent and contigu- 
ous to such lands of the United States in this State as lie upon tidal 
waters and are held, occupied, or reserved for military purposes or 
defense, lying adjacent and contiguous to any island, the title to 
which is in the United States, or which island is reserved by the 
United States for any military or naval purposes or for defense, are 
hereby granted, released, and ceded to the United States of America ; 
the boundaries of each parcel of land hereby granted, released, and 
ceded to the United States to be a line along high-water mark, a 
line three hundred yards out beyond low-water mark, and lines at 
right angles to high- water mark at the points where the boundaries 
of the adjacent lands of the United States touch high- water mark: 
Provided, That the title to each parcel of land hereby granted, re- 
leased, and ceded to the United States shall be, and remain in the 
United States only so long as the United States shall continue to hold 



CALIFORNIA. 19 

and own the adjacent lands now belonging to the United States: And 
provided further, That this State reserves the right to serve and 
execute on said lands all civil process, not incompatible with this 
cession, and such criminal process as may lawfully issue under the 
authority of this State against any person or persons charged with 
crimes committed without said lands. (Approved March 9, 1897; 
Cal. Stats., 1897, p. 74.) 

ALCATRAZ ISLAND. 

^ This reservation, containing about 12 acres of land, is an island in 
San Francisco Bay, 4 miles Northeast of the City of San Francisco. 

Title is as follows : Part of the Public Domain and reserved there- 
from for military purposes by Executive Order dated November 6, 
1850. Title to certain tide-water lands, etc., was ceded by State 
March 9, 1897. Jurisdiction was ceded by an act of the State legisla- 
ture, approved March 2, 1897, for which see General Acts of Cession. 

FORTS BAKER AND BARRY. 

By General Orders 194, W. D., December 27, 1904, Fort Baker was 
divided by " the true north and south line running through Point 
Diablo " the eastern portion to retain the name of Fort Baker 1 , and 
the western portion (known as Point Bonita) to be named Fort 
Barry, in honor of Brevet Maj. Gen. William F. Barry, U. S. Army, 
who died July 18, 1879. 

These reservations contain 1,899.66 acres with metes and bounds as 
announced in G. O. 43, W. D., March 30, 1908, and are situated on, 
and embrace, the North side of the " Golden Gate " or entrance to the 
Harbor of San Francisco, in Marin County. 

Title is as follows: Deed from Samuel R. Throckmorton, dated 
July 24, 1866, and recorded July 24, 1866, in Liber F, pages 127-130, 
of the records of deeds of Marin County. 

See also Act of the State Legislature approved March 9, 1897, as to 
lands below high-water line. 

Jurisdiction: The State Legislature ceded jurisdiction over these 
reservations by act approved April 16, 1859, as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the United States over 
any such tract or tracts of land at or near Lime Point Bluff, on the 
northern side of the harbor of San Francisco, as may be acquired by 
the United States for the purpose of Military defence, and over all 
the contiguous shores, flats, and waters, within five hundred yards 
from low-water mark; Provided, That this State shall retain a con- 
current Jurisdiction with the United States, in and over the premises 
in question, so far as that all civil processes, not incompatible with 
the full constitutional authority of the United States, and criminal 
process as may lawfully issue under the authority of this State, 
against any person or persons charged with crimes committed without 
the premises aforesaid, may be executed therein, in the same way and 
manner as if Jurisdiction had not been ceded as aforesaid, except so 
far as such process may affect the real or personal property of the 
United States. 

" SEC. 2. The premises over which Jurisdiction is ceded by this Act, 
and all structures and other property thereon, belonging to the United 
States, shall be exonerated and discharged from all taxes and assess- 



20 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

ments which may be laid or imposed under the authority of this 
State, while said premises shall remain the property of the United 
States, and shall be used for the purposes intended by this Act." 

Exclusive jurisdiction was ceded by act of the State Legislature, 
approved March 2, 1897. See General Acts of Cession. 

Easement: By Act of Congress, approved July 2, 1894, the citizens 
of the town of Sausalito were granted the right to occupy and im- 
prove for the purposes of a roadway a certain portion of the reserva- 
tion. The Secretary of War approved the plans and specifications 
and designated the location of the proposed work, October 9, 1894. 

Revocable Licenses: License, November 29, 1879, to Coast and Geo- 
detic Survey to occupy site, containing 1 acre, more or less, for tide- 
gauge-keeper's dwelling and garden. 

License, March 5, 1903, to Treasury Department to use extreme 
southern part of Point Bonita for light-house establishment. 

License, July 18, 1905, to the United States Life-Saving Service to 
dig a well and locate a shelter and engine, for the purpose of supply- 
ing the Point Bonito life-saving station with water. 

See, license, dated May H, 1909, to Pacific Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company under Presidio of San Francisco. 

BENICIA. 
(Reservation of Post and Arsenal.) 

That portion set apart for a Post or Barracks contains 92.54 acres, 
and the Arsenal portion 252.36 acres. Total, 344.90 acres. This reser- 
vation is situated on Suisun Bay and the Straits of Carquinez, in 
Solano County. 

Title is as follows: The reservation for military purposes was de- 
clared by Executive Order dated October 10, 1862. Title to land 
below high-water line was ceded by the State March 9, 1897. 

An attempt was made to convey title to the United States by 

1. Deed from Robert Semple and wife and others, dated April 16, 
1849, and recorded July 5, 1849, in Book C, pages 295-296, of Records 
by L. W. Boggs, Alcalde for Sonoma. Also recorded in Benicia, 
November 19, 1849, in Book A, pages 460-461, of the records of 
Solano County. 

2. Deed from Mariano G. Vallejo (Deed of Release), dated Decem- 
ber 27, 1854; not recorded. 

3. Deed of Release from Thomas O. Larkin, dated December 30, 
1854, and recorded January 24, 1855, in Book I, page 347, of the 
Deed Records of Solano County. 

4. Deed of Release from Bethnel Phelps, dated January 20, 1855, 
and recorded January 20, 1855, in Book H, pages 340-341, of same 
records. 

The above-named grantors having derived title by deed from Gen- 
eral M. G. Vallejo, who claimed it under the so-called " Suscol " 
grant from Mexico, which grant was rejected by the Supreme Court 
of the United States, could pass no good or valid title to the United 
States. The fee simple was, therefore, in the United States by virtue 
of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, it having never parted with it. 

Jurisdiction was made " exclusive " and certain by the Act of the 
State Legislature approved March 2, 1897. 

See General Acts of Cession. 



CALIFORNIA. 21 

Easement: By Act of Congress, approved May 24, 1876, a condi- 
tional right of way through the reservation, not exceeding 100 feet in 
width, was granted to the Northern Railway Company. 

THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND MARIN ISLANDS. 

'The area of these islands is unknown. The description is as fol- 
lows : " The Brothers " consist of two rocky islets, having a channel 
between them, situated near Point San Pablo. " The Sisters " con- 
sist of two small islands near Point San Pedro. "The Marin 
Islands " consist of two rocky islets, having a channel between them, 
and are situated west of " The Brothers " at the entrance to San 
Pablo Bay. All commanding the entrance to San Pablo Bay. 

Title is as follows: Part of the Public Domain and reserved for 
military purposes by Executive Order, dated October 25, 1867. 

See Act of State Legislature of March 9, 1897, for tide- water lands, 
etc., and for jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

Revocable License: License, February 28, 1873, to Treasur}^ De- 
partment to use the easterly island of " The Brothers " for light-house 
purposes. 

CORONADO BEACH. 

This reservation contains 40.63 acres, and is situated If miles south- 
east of Coronado Beach, on San Diego Peninsula or Island, a sand 
spit whose connection with the mainland is frequently breached dur- 
ing high tides. 

The title is as follows: 

Deed from the Coronado Beach Company, dated February 9, 1897, 
conveying 40.63 acres. Recorded in Book 262, page 145, of the rec- 
ords of San Diego County. 

(See also Fort Pio Pico.) 

For jurisdiction, see General Acts of Cession. 



Surveyed as Lot No. 1, Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 13 
West, San Bernardino Meridian of California (Dead Man's Island). 

Title is as follows: Part of Public Domain and reserved for mili- 
tary and other purposes by Executive Order dated March 15, 1872. 

See also act of State Legislature, approved March 9, 1897, as to 
tide- water lands, etc., and for jurisdiction, see General Acts of Cession. 

LACUNA MERCED. 

This reservation contains 41.4 acres, and is situated in the city and 
county of San Francisco. The title is as follows: 

Decree of condemnation for 41.4 acres, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States, for the Northern District of California, in cause No. 
12,908, entitled the "United States v. The Spring Valley Water 
Works et al." Decree rendered May 29, 1901, and filed the same day 
in the Clerk's Office of said Court. 

For jurisdiction, see General Acts of Cession. 



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FORT MASON. 

This reservation contains about 55.5 acres, aside from the sub- 
merged lands acquired under decrees and deeds hereinafter specified 
(area about 13 acres), and of submerged lands covered by Act of 
March 9, 1897, infra. It is situated at Point San Jose or Black 
Point on south side of Bay of San Francisco, opposite Alcatraz 
Island, and is within the limits of the City of San Francisco. 

Title is as follows : Part of Public Domain and reserved by Execu- 
tive Order, dated November 6, 1850, modified as to present limits by 
Executive Order, December 31, 1851, and as further modified by 
Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1870. (See U. S. Stats, at Large, 
Vol. 16, Chap. 197, p. 186.) See also act of State Legislature, ap- 
proved March 9, 1897, ceding title to tide-water lands, etc. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by Act of State Legislature, approved 
March 2, 1897. See General Acts of Cession. 

About 13 acres of submerged land in front of Fort Mason, lying 
between the original " Pueblo line " and the northern boundary line 
of the City and County of San Francisco (see G. O. No. 2, W. D., 
January 8, 1910), were acquired by decree in condemnation proceed- 
ings and conveyances as follows: 

1. Decree of Condemnation of the Circuit Court of the United 
States, Ninth Circuit, Northern District of California, in the case 
of the United States v. Vanderbilt, et al., rendered February 3, 1909, 
covering about 11 acres conveyed by the following deeds: 

(a) Deed from Theresa Alice Oelrichs, dated January 11, 1909; 
and quitclaim deed of James S. Angus, dated January 14, 1909, con- 
veying about 1.66 acres; recorded in the Office of the County Re- 
corder " New Recorded Series ", respectively, in Liber 255 of Deeds, 
page 167, and Liber 267, page 37. 

(b) Deed of Ellen Dore, et al., dated January 22, 1909, conveying 
about 9 J acres ; recorded in Liber 269, page 32, of same records. 

2. Decree of condemnation in same cause, rendered September 3, 
1909, covering 1.56 acres of submerged lands; also following deeds: 

(a) Deed from George L. Sharpe and wife, August 6, 1909, con- 
veying 1.21 acres of lands, covered by said decree. Recorded in liber 
314, page 325 of same records. 

(b) Deed from William Giselman, trustee, dated August 6, 1909, 
to same premises. Recorded in liber 325, page 193 of same records. 

(c) Deed from Elizabeth B. Fremont et al., dated May 29, 1909, 
to same premises. Recorded in liber 308, page 361 of same records. 

Easement: Right of way across this reservation granted to the 
Southern Pacific Co. by Act of Congress approved January 8, 1909 
(G. O. 6, W. D., Jan. 15,1909). 

FORT MCDOWELL. 

This reservation, containing about 640 acres, is situated on Angel 
Island in San Francisco Bay about 7 miles to the northeast of the 
City of San Francisco. A part of the public domain, it was reserved 
for military purposes by Executive Orders, dated November 6, 1850. 
and April 20, 1860. The title to certain tide-water lands, etc., was 
ceded by the State March 9, 1897. 

For jurisdiction and title to lands below high- water mark, see 
General Acts of Cession. 



CALIFORNIA. 23 

The Secretary of War, July 8, 1905, and April 6, 1909, transferred 
to the Department of Commerce and Labor two parcels of land on 
Angel Island, aggregating about 14 acres, for the purposes of an im- 
migration detention station. 

Revocable Licenses: License, June 2, 1885, to the Treasury De- 
partment to use a portion of the reservation for a fog station and 
keeper's dwelling. 

License, December 22, 1888, to Treasury Department in accord- 
ance with Act of August 1, 1888, to use a portion of the reservation 
known as Hospital Cove on Raccoon Straits, containing about 10 
acres, as a quarantine station. 

License, September 13, 1904, to J. D. Givens to maintain and 
occupy for the conduct of a photographic business, the temporary 
building erected by him upon the reservation. 

License, September 13, 1904, to The Joint Ticket Agency, Railroads 
of San Francisco, to conduct a railroad ticket office and express office 
upon the reservation. 

License, March 22, 1905, to Mr. Nathan Price to continue the busi- 
ness of selling vegetables and fruits, in the building erected by him 
under authority of Commanding Officer, dated Nov. 15, 1901. 

License, dated August 5, 1909, to Mrs. Elizabeth G. Randol to 
occupy for residential purposes, and maintain therein an officers' 
mess, a set of officers' quarters. 

FORT MILEY. 
(Point Lobos.) 

This reservation contains 54.05 acres, with metes and bounds as 
announced in G. O. 77, W. D., April 17, 1906. It is situated in the" 
City and County of San Francisco, near the Golden Gate Cemetery. 

Title is as follows: Decree and Order of condemnation for coast 
defenses and fortifications in the Circuit Court, Ninth Circuit, North- 
ern District of California, dated January 23, 1893, in case of the 
United States v. The City and County of San Francisco, etc. De- 
cree filed and recorded in the office of the County Recorder of the 
City and County of San Francisco, January 27, 1893, and recorded 
in Liber 1548 of Deeds, page 100. 

A right of way for a sewer outlet was conveyed as follows: Deed 
from Emma L. Merritt and W. R. H. Adamson, Executors, to the 
United States, dated March 17, 1902, conveying a right of way. 
Recorded in Liber 1936, page 427, of the records of the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

A right of way for new sewer between Fort Miley and the Pacific 
Ocean, at a point known as " Lands End," was conveyed by Emma L. 
Merritt, executrix, by deed dated December 1, 1905 ; recorded in Liber 
2162, Deeds, page 187, of same records. 

Rights of way for telephone and mining cables or conduits to con- 
nect reservation with Fort Winfield Scott were conveyed by deeds 
from Spring Valley Water Co., dated December 10, 1908, recorded in 
Liber 239, Deeds, page 139, and from the Boston Investment Com- 
pany, dated December 22, 1909, recorded in Liber 339, page 351. 

For Jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 



24 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 



FORT PIO PICO. 
(Zuninga Shoal Tract.) 

By General Orders No. 20, W. D., January 25, 1906, the military 
reservation at North Coronado Beach Island was named Fort Pio 
Pico, in honor of Pio Pico, Governor of California under Mexican 
sovereignty. 

This reservation contains 57.41 acres and is situated on the south- 
west extremity of the Peninsula or Island of San Diego, a sand spit 
whose connection with the main land is frequently breached during 
high tides. (See also Coronado Beach.) 

The title is as follows : 

1. Decree of condemnation for 18.85 acres in cause 314, entitled 
" The United States v. The Coronado Beach Company et al." in the 
Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of Cali- 
fornia. Decree rendered June 22, 1892, and filed the same day in the 
Clerk's Office of said Court. 

2. Deed from the Coronado Beach Company, dated April 15, 1893, 
conveying above tract. Recorded in Book 211, page 381, of the 
records of San Diego County. 

(The above tract (18.85 acres) was originally acquired for river 
and harbor purposes.) 

3. Deed from the Coronado Beach Company, dated June 11, 1901, 
conveying 38.56 acres and certain accretions to tract mentioned in 
No. 1, supra. Recorded in Book 312, page 187, of same records. 

4. Quitclaim Deed from same, June 11, 1901, for same tract. Re- 
corded in Book 262, page 145, of same records. 

For jurisdiction, see General Acts of Cession. 

MOLATE ISLAND. 
(Red Rock.) 

This island contains 7.52 acres, and is situated in the Bay of San 
Francisco, near its junction with the Bay of San Pablo, and is in 
Section 17, Township 1 North, Range 5 West, Mount Diablo Me- 
ridian. 

The title is as follows : Reserved by Executive Order, dated Octo- 
ber 21, 1882. See also act of State Legislature, approved March 9, 
1897, as to tide-water lands, etc. 

For jurisdiction, see General Acts of Cession. 

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY. 

This reservation contains 398.13 acres above low -water mark, with 
metes and bounds as announced in G. O. 34, W. D., March 14, 1908, 
and is situated partly within the city limits of Monterey, overlooking 
the bay, in Monterey County. The title is as follows : 

Occupied as a military post by the Spanish Government as early as 
1772. Mexico succeeded Spain, and by treaty with Mexico the 
United States succeeded to the title and took possession. 

By Executive order, dated November 23, 1866, the reservation was 
made to include about 158.14 acres, according to the Warner Survey. 



CALIFORNIA. 25 

Through an error in a subsequent survey (the Foreman Survey) the 
reservation as occupied included only about 140 acres. 

The reservation was enlarged to its present area by purchases in 
1903 and 1906, as follows : 

1. Deed of David Jacks and wife, dated March 21, 1903, recorded 
in Vol. , page , of the Deed Records of Monterey County ; con- 
veying 104.17 acres. This tract includes some lands which, accord- 
ing to the Warner Survey, belong to the military reservation. 

2. Deed from David Jacks and wife, dated January 20, 1906, 
recorded in Vol. 99, page 239, of said records ; conveying 153.85 acres. 

For jurisdiction and title to lands below high- water mark see Gen- 
eral Acts of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses^. License (in form of agreement), June 14, 1889, 
to the Southern Pacific Railway Company to construct line of track 
across the reservation. 

License, July 15, 1890, to Jane L. Stanford to erect a monument to 
Father Junipero Serra, Indian missionary, upon the reservation. 

License, March 31, 1903, to the Monterey Gas and Electric Com- 
pany to run its line of wires upon the reservation. 

License, December 23, 1903, to the Pacific Improvement Company 
to lay and maintain a twelve-inch water main across the reservation. 

License, March 15, 1904, to the Monterey and Pacific Grove Rail- 
way Company to construct, operate and maintain an electric street 
car line across the reservation. 

License, May 5, 1904, to Mrs. King to occupy small house near the 
tracks of the S. P. R. R. Co. 

License, November 1, 1904, to Coalinga Oil Transportation Com- 
pany to lay and maintain a 6-inch pipe. 

License, December 12, 1904, to Pacific Improvement Company to 
maintain its existing 16-inch pipe along and upon Pacific Street. 

License, December 12, 1904, to Monterey and Pacific Grove Rail- 
way Company to maintain its existing electric street railway upon 
and along Pacific Street. 

License, January 3, 1905, to city of Monterey, to maintain road 
known as Light-house avenue where same crosses southern extremity 
of reservation. 

License, August 15, 1907, to Pacific Improvement Company for 
electric supply line along north boundary. 

PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

This reservation contains 1,479.94 acres above high- water mark, 
with metes and bounds as announced in G. O. 189, W. D., September 
11, 1907, and is situated in the northwest suburbs of San Francisco, 
on the southern margin of the harbor of San Francisco. 

Title is as follows : Established as a military post by the Spanish ; 
exact date unknown. Continued as a military post by Mexico, suc- 
cessor to Spain, and by Mexico ceded to the United States by treaty. 
Reserved for military purposes by Executive Order dated November 
6, 1850, afterwards modified by Executive Order dated December 31, 
1851. See also act of State Legislature, approved March 9, 1897, as 
to tide-water lands, etc. 

" Exclusive " jurisdiction ceded by act of State Legislature ap- 
proved March 2, 1897, for which see General Acts of Cession. 



26 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Revocable Licenses. License' (in form of agreement), April 7, 
1881, to the Presidio Railroad Company to extend its tracks upon the 
reservation. 

License, January 21, 1888, to the Treasury Department to use a 
portion of the reservation for life-saving purposes. 

License, March 11, 1891, to the Treasury Department, to erect a 
tower at Fort Point and to permit surfmen in discharge of their 
duties to pass in and out and over the reservation. 

License, June 3, 1892, to the Presidio and Ferries Railroad Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and operate their line of cable railway 
on the reservation. 

License, July 22, 1895, to the Treasury Department to lay a water 
pipe on the reservation for the use of the Fort Point life-saving 
station. 

License, June 19, 1900, to Mary Holt Rose to extend her cottage so 
as to project one and one-half feet over and beyond the wall of the 
reservation. Addition authorized by License, December 13, 1907. 

License, October 31, 1900, to the Western Union Telegraph Com- 
pany to make changes in the location of its telegraph line on the 
reservation. 

License, May 7, 1901, to Bruce Porter to extend his cottage so as to 
project over the wall and about 3 feet beyond the reservation line. 

License, March 28, 1902, to Bernard Faymonville to extend his 
cottage so as to project over the wall and about 3 feet beyond the 
reservation line. 

License, January 11, 1905, to H. S. Ballard, tide observer, Coast 
and Geodetic Survey, to build and occupy a small dwelling house. 

License, November 16, 1905, to J. D. Givens, to maintain and 
occupy, for photographic business, the temporary building erected by 
him under permission of the department commander. 

License, April 7, 1908, to Joseph Nash for window of his residence, 
projecting over reservation wall. 

License, May 11, 1909, to the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph 
Company, to construct, operate and maintain lines and cable landings 
on this reservation : also on military reservations of Fort Baker and 
Yerba Buena. 

Easement: The Marine Hospital building is located on a portion of 
this reservation under authority of Act of Congress, approved Janu- 
ary 28, 18T3 (17 Stat. L., 420). 

FORT ROSECRANS. ( POINT LOMA AND BALLAST POINT.) 

This reservation, containing 940.3 acres, consists of that portion of 
the peninsula lying on the west side of the entrance to San Diego 
Harbor (except two small tracts set aside for light-house purposes 
one at Ballast Point and the other at the south end of reservation), 
included between the southernmost point of the peninsula (Point 
Loma) and a line drawn across said peninsula from the harbor to the 
ocean at the distance of 1^ miles above Punta de Guiranos. 

Title is as follows : Passed under the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 
concluded February 2, 1848, to the United States. Reserved for mili- 
tary purposes by Executive Order dated February 26, 1852. The 
tract reserved contained about 1,300.42 acres; but the northern por- 
tion was transferred to the Navy Department, for a coaling station, 



CALIFORNIA. 27 

September 24, 1901; leaving the area as above stated. See also act 
of the State Legislature approved March 9, 1897, as to tide-water 
lands, etc. 

For jurisdiction, see General Acts of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses. License, May 14, 1889, to the Treasury Depart- 
ment to occupy a portion of the reservation for light-house purposes. 

License, December 28, 1909, to San Diego Consolidated Gas and 
Electric Company for pole electric-light line. 

SAN DIEGO BARRACKS. 

This reservation consists of one-half of Block 18, all of Block 31, 
Lots E and F of Block 44 in New San Diego, all of Block 156 in 
Middletown, and a wharf lot 75 by 1000 feet. Total area of the 
reservation, including submerged lands pertaining to Block 18 and 
the wharf lot, 325,000 square feet. Situate in the city of San Diego, 
California. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from William H. Davis and wife, dated September 12, 
1850, for tract K in Block 31, Lot No. 3 in Block 18, and G, B and 
C in Block No. 39, recorded January 21, 1870, in Deed Record No. 8, 
page 146, of deed records of San Diego County. 

2. Deed from George F. Hooper, William H. Davis and wife, 
dated September 12, 1850, for tracts I in Block 31, and L in Block 
39, recorded January 21, 1870, in Deed Record No. 8, page 148, of 
same records. 

3. Deed from Thomas W. Sutherland, Guardian ad litem for the 
heirs of Miguel de Pedrorena, dated September 12, 1850, for tracts 
D, in Block 31, and A and J, in Block 39, recorded January 21, 
1870, in Deed Record No. 8, page 144, of same records. 

4. Deeds from Andrew B. Gray, dated September 12, 1850, and 
September 14, 1850, for tracts A, F, and L in Block 31 ; Lots 2 and 6 
in Block 18 ; and tracts D, E, F, H, and K in Block 39. Recorded, 
respectively, September 15, 1850, in Deed Book O, page 251, and 
January 21, 1870, in Deed Record No. 8, page 145, of same records. 

5. Deed from Thomas D. Johns, dated September 12, 1850, for 
tracts G, H and C, in Block 31, recorded January 17, 1870, in Deed 
Record No. 8, page 145, of same records. 

6. Deed from Jose A. Aquirre and wife, dated September 12, 1850, 
for tracts E and J, in Block 31 ; Lot No. 1, in Block 18, and tract I, 
in Block 39, recorded January 21, 1870, in Deed Record No. 8, page 
147, of same records. 

7. Deed from Jose A. Aquirre and wife, William H. Davis and 
wife, Andrew B. Gray, Thomas D. Johns, George F. Hooper, Maria 
A. de Pedrorena, Victoria de Pedrorena, Miguel de Pedrorena, Ysa- 
bel de Pedrorena, and Eleva de Pedrorena, minor heirs of Miguel de 
Pedrorena, deceased, by Thomas W. Sutherland, their guardian ad 
litem, dated September 12, 1850, for Lots 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, in Block 18, and tract B, in Block 31. Re- 
corded January 21, 1870, in Deed Record No. 8, page 143, of same 
records. 

The following tracts have been acquired by the Treasury Depart- 
ment for the War Department under authority of the Act of Con- 
gress, approved May 30, 1908 (35 Stat. L., 539), and were formally 
assigned and transferred to the War Department by instrument of 



28 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

August 2, 1909, in exchange for Block 39, which was assigned and 
transferred to the Treasury Department by instrument dated July 
22, 1909, under authority of said Act : 

8. Deed from H. C. Riordon, single, dated March 19, 1909, convey- 
ing all of Lots E and F in Block 44 of New San Diego; containing 
10,000 square feet. Recorded in Book 467, page 123, of same records. 

9. Deed from Elizabeth Babcock, et vir, dated March 19, 1909, con- 
veying all of Block 156 (Middletown), containing 60,000 square 
feet. Recorded in Book 467, page 124, of same records. 

See also act of State Legislature approved March 9, 1897, as to 
tidewater lands, etc., so far as it affects wharf property herein. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. Plats and descrip- 
tions of record in the proper office as required by said acts. 

SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains 9.5 acres. Formerly part of the military 
reservation of the Presido of San Francisco, and includes the Post 
Cemetery. Set apart December 12, 1884, by order of the Secretary 
of War, as a cemetery of the fourth class, to be known and desig- 
nated as the San Francisco National Cemetery. 

For title, see Presidio of San Francisco; and for jurisdiction, see 
General Acts of Cession. 

SAN PEDRO. 

This reservation contains about 44.25 acres and is situated on San 
Pedro Bay, in Los Angeles County, being part of Section 19, Town- 
ship 5 South, Range 13 West, and part of Section 24, Township 5 
South, Range 14 West of San Bernardino Meridian. 

Title is as follows: Ceded to the United States by Mexico under 
the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, concluded February 2, 1848. Re- 
served for military purposes by Executive Order dated September 14, 
1888. See also act of the State Legislature approved March 9, 1897, 
as to tide-water lands, etc. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

Revocable license Feby. 24, 1905, to City of San Pedro to construct 
and maintain a sewer. 

FORT WINFIELD SCOTT. 

(Originally part of Presidio Reservation.) 

A military post, area unknown, situated on the south side of the 
Golden Gate (entrance to Bay of San Francisco). 

Title is as follows : As a part of the public domain it was reserved 
for military purposes by Executive Order dated November 6, 1850, 
and modified December 31, 1851. See also act of the State Legisla- 
ture, approved March 9, 1897, as to tide-w T ater lands, etc. 

See Fort Miley for rights of way for telephone and mining cables. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses. License, February 28, 1878, to the Treasury 
Department to erect a steam fog signal upon the reservation. 

License, September 26, 1883, to the Treasury Department to erect 
two small buildings for the keepers of the light at Fort Point. 



COLORADO. 29 

License, January 21, 1888, to the Treasury Department to occupy a 
portion of the reservation for a life-saving station. 

License, April 1, 1895, to the Treasury Department to occupy a 
portion of the reservation for the purpose of constructing a catch- 
water area. 

YERBA BTJENA ISLAND (OR GOAT ISLAND). 

This reservation formerly contained about 141 acres and is situated 
about 2^ miles northeast of the City of San Francisco, in the Bay of 
San Francisco. 

By Executive Order, dated April 12, 1898, as modified by Execu- 
tive Order, dated January 28, 1899, all of the above reservation ex- 
cept 8.9 acres was transferred to the Navy Department. 

Title is as follows : Reserved by Executive Order of Nov. 6, 1850, 
" for public purposes " and excepted from the grant to the City of 
San Francisco by act of Congress approved July 1, 1864, and under 
the provisions of said act reserved for military purposes by Execu- 
tive Order dated October 12, 1866. See also Executive Order dated 
November 6, 1850. Deed from Frank M. Pixley to the United 
States, dated August 27, 1869, and recorded September 7, 1869, in 
Office of County Recorder of the City and County of San Francisco, 
in Liber 524 of Deeds, page 14. See also act of the State Legislature 
approved March 9, 1897, as to tide-water lands, etc. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

License: See, license, dated May 11, 1909, to Pacific Telephone and 
Telegraph Company under Presidio of San Francisco. 

COLORADO. 

FORT LOGAN. 

This reservation is situate in Arapahoe County, and contains an 
area of 973.08 acres, embracing the subdivisions described in G. O. 
37, W. D., March 2, 1909. The original reservation of 635.4 acres 
was donated to the United States June 14, 1887, by deed from Charles 
B. Kountze, Trustee, recorded October 11, 1887,' in Deed Book 343, 
page 415, of the deed records of Arapahoe County. 

To perfect the title thereto, a reservation was made by Executive 
order, dated September 26, 1887 (G. O. 161, A. G. O., September 29, 
1887). 

The reservation was acquired under authority of an Act of Con- 
gress, approved February 17, 1887, and was announced in G. O. 65, 
A. G. O., October 12, 1887. 

The reservation was enlarged by the acquisition, under an Act of 
Congress, approved May 27, 1908, of 338.4 acres, conveyed to the 
United States by the following deeds: 

1. Deed of The Rucker Ridge Farm and Investment Company, 
dated December 3, 1908, conveying 318.6 acres ; recorded in Book 48, 
page 182, of the same records. 

2. Deed of Eugene H. Pearson, dated June 30, 1908, conveying 
19.8 acres ; recorded in Book 46, page 122, of same records. 

Consent of the State to the purchase by the United States was 
given by Act of the State Legislature, approved February 1, 1881, as 
follows : 



30 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

" That the consent of the State is hereby given to the purchase by 
the United States, also to the purchase by the United 

States of such other lands within this State as its authorities may 
from time to time select for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, 
and other needful buildings." 

The Governor of the State, by deed dated June 14, 1887, conveyed 
full, complete, and exclusive jurisdiction over the original reservation 
in accordance with the terms of an act of the State Legislature ap- 
proved March 22, 1887. The act provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Whenever any officer or officers of the United States, 
thereunto duly authorized, shall designate or select a tract of six hun- 
dred and forty acres of land at or near the city of Denver, in the 
State of Colorado, as and for the site of a military post, and the title 
thereto shall have been conveyed and confirmed to the United States 
of America by the owner or owners thereof, the Governor of this 
State shall make, execute, and deliver to the United States of Amer- 
ica a deed, sealed with the great seal of the State of Colorado, and 
attested by the Secretary of State, containing apt, meet, and proper 
words, clauses, and covenants, to fully cede, give, grant, transfer, 
confer and confirm exclusive jurisdiction for all purposes whatsoever 
over such tract of land, and all and every part thereof, unto the 
United States of America ; but, nevertheless, therein reserving to this 
State jurisdiction to serve the civil process of State, county and mu- 
nicipal courts and tribunals within said tract of land; to serve and 
execute therein processes in criminal cases by State, county and mu- 
nicipal officers in respect to offenses, misdemeanors, crimes and felo- 
nious acts committed outside of said tract, and at, from and after 
the making, executing, ensealing, attesting and delivery of such deed, 
exclusive jurisdiction shall vest in and remain in the United States 
of America, for and during all the time the United States shall re- 
main the owner of said tract, subject only to the State jurisdiction 
for the service of execution and process reserved to this State over 
said tract of land so ceded, granted, transferred, confirmed and con- 
ferred unto the United States of America for and during the time the 
United States shall remain owner thereof. 

" SEC. 2. That at, from and after the delivery of such deed of 
cession, the said site and tract of land, and the erections, structures, 
buildings, fixtures, goods, chattels and property at any time thereon 
or thereto belonging, or in anywise appertaining and belonging to the 
United States, shall be and remain released and exempt from all toll- 
ages, taxes and assessments, of every name and nature, for and dur- 
ing the time the United States shall remain the owner thereof." 
(Session Laws of Colo., 1887, p. 339.) 

Easement. The Colorado Southern Railroad Company maintains 
a right of way across the north 80 acres of the reservation, which 
right of way existed prior to the establishment of the post and sub- 
ject to which the reservation was acquired. 

Revocable Licenses : License, September 2, 1904, to the Denver and 
Rio Grande Railroad Company to maintain its spur track upon the 
reservation, which track was constructed under oral authority from 
the Secretary of War during the construction of the post. 

License, March 13, 1906, to The Colorado Telephone Company for 
telephone line. 



CONNECTICUT. 31 

FORT LOGAN TARGET RANGE. 

This reservation comprises the east half of section 20 and all of 
section 29, T. 6 S., E. 66 W. of Sixth Principal Meridian, Douglas 
County, Colorado; containing an area of about 960 acres; announced 
in G. O. 211, W. D., December 30, 1905. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Mrs. Nellie Cheesewright, dated May 31, 1905, con- 
veying the northeast quarter of said section 20 ; recorded in Book 32, 
page 213, Deed Records of said county. 

2. Deed from William H. Lithgow and wife, dated May 24, 1905, 
conveying the southeast quarter of said section 20 ; recorded in Book 
32, page 214, of same records. 

3. Deed from the Denver Sugar, Land and Irrigation Company, 
dated September 12, 1905, conveying all of said section 29 ; recorded 
in Book 32, page 212, of same records. 

For jurisdiction, see act of February 1, 1881, ante, giving consent 
to the " purchase by the United States of such other lands within 
this State as its authorities may from time to time select for the erec- 
tion of forts, magazines, arsenals, and other needful buildings." 



CONNECTICUT. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" The consent of the State of Connecticut is hereby given, in 
accordance with the seventeenth clause, eighth section, of the first 
article of the constitution of the United States, to the acquisition 
by the United States, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, of 
any land in this state required for customhouses, courthouses, post- 
offices, arsenals, or other public buildings whatever, or for any other 
purposes of the government. Exclusive jurisdiction in and over any 
land so acquired by the United States is hereby ceded to the United 
States for all purposes except the service of all civil and criminal 
process of the courts of this state ; but the jurisdiction so ceded shall 
continue no longer than the United States shall own such land. The 
jurisdiction ceded shall not vest until the United States shall have 
acquired the title to such lands by purchase, condemnation, or other- 
wise; and so long as such lands shall remain the property of the 
United States when acquired as aforesaid, and no longer, the same 
shall be and continue exempt and exonerated from all state, county, 
and municipal taxation, assessment, or other charges." (Approved 
April 5, 1899. Genl. Stats, of Conn., 1902, p. 1010, sec. 4102.) 

FORT GRISWOLD. 

This reservation contains 12.3 acres and is situated on Groton 
Heights, in New London County. 

The title is as follows: The old fort, owned and occupied by the 
State as early as 1775, was, together with lands purchased by the 
State in 1777 from J. Chester and E. Prior, aggregating 4.643 acres, 
by the State Legislature authorized to be ceded to the United States. 



32 UNITED STATES MILITAKY KESERVATIONS, ETC. 

(Not evidenced by deed of cession.) Additional lands were pur- 
chased as follows: 

1. Deed from Latham Avery, dated August 3, 1812 (conveying 
1.958 acres) , recorded in Deed Book 16, page 56, of the land records 
of the town of Groton. 

2. Deed from Ebenezer Avery, dated August 3, 1812 (conveying 
1 acre and 90 rods), recorded in Book 16, page 56, of same records. 

3. Deed from William F. Brainard, attorney, etc., dated Septem- 
ber 16, 1812 (conveying 1 acre and 74 rods), recorded in Book 15, 
page 212, of same records. 

4. Purchase from Nicholas Lester, - , 1841 ; no record received 
of deed ; area by purchase, 2,759 acres. 

5. Purchase from Albert Latham, - , 1841 ; no record received 
of deed; area, 0.179 acre. 

6. Purchase from Humphrey Baker, March 26, 1842 ; evidenced by 
bond for deed. 

7. Purchase from Albert Latham, March 25, 1842; evidenced by 
bond for deed, aggregating 3.058 acres. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by an act of the State Legislature approved 
June 9, 1842, which is as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That his Excellency, the Governor, 
be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to cede to the United 
States, Fort Trumbull, in the town of New London, and Fort Gris- 
wold, in the town of Groton, and the jurisdiction of the lands whereon 
the same are situated, and so much of the lands thereto adjoining as 
in his opinion may be necessary for the accommodation of the United 
States. 

" SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the deed, or instrument of 
such cession, shall be recorded by the Secretary of State before its 
final delivery to the United States. Provided, however, That the 
right to serve civil and criminal process upon said lands, be, and the 
same is hereby reserved." 

There appears to be no record of the cession by deed as contem- 
plated in the act, but notwithstanding this fact, it was held by 
Attorney-General Akerman, in an opinion dated April 15, 1871, that 
the jurisdiction of the United States over Fort Trumbull was un- 
questionable. In his opinion he said: (XIII Opinions, 411) 

" It is not questioned that the land is owned by the United States, 
or that the purchase was with the consent of the legislature of the 
State. There is wanting a formal deed of cession which the legisla- 
ture intended should be executed on the part of the State. Such a 
formality is not necessary to give jurisdiction. 

" The purchase by the United States, and the consent of the legis- 
lature to the purchase, gave to Congress the exclusive power of legis- 
lation over the purchased land. (Constitution of the United States, 
Art. I, sec. 8.) A legislative consent to the purchase could be given 
either before or after the purchase, and such consent, whenever given, 
together with the fact of the purchase, establishes the jurisdiction of 
the United States." 

The right to occupy the Fort Griswold tract for the purposes of a 
public park was granted to the State of Connecticut by act of Con- 
gress, June 6, 1902, but the United States reserved to itself the fee in 
said tract and the right to resume possession, etc. 

See also General Act of Cession. 




CONNECTICUT. 33 

FORT HALE. 

This reservation contains about 30 acres, and is situated on the east 
shore of New Haven Harbor, in the Town of New Haven; the title 
being as follows: 

1. Deed from Kneeland Townsend, dated April 27, 1809, recorded 
May 10, 1809, in East Haven Fourth Ledger Book, page 87. 

2. Deed from Truman Colt, dated May 3, 1809, and recorded May 
10, 1809, page 88, of same records. 

3. Deed from Philemon Augur, dated August 21, 1809, and re- 
corded August 24, 1809, page 92, of same records. 

4. Deed from Benjamin Belden and Lyman Hotchkiss and wife, 
dated September 16, 1870, and recorded December 11, 1871, in Vol. 19, 
page 22, of East Haven Land Records. 

5. Deed from Timothy Andrews, Trustee, dated August 19, 1871, 
and recorded December *11, 1871, in Vol. 18, pages 785-786, of same 
records. 

6. Deed from C. W. Bradley, Trustee for Episcopal Church, dated 
August 19, 1871, and recorded December 11, 1871, in Vol. 18, pages 
786-787, of same records. 

7. Deed from Martha P. Pardee, dated August 19, 1871, and re- 
corded December 11, 1871, in Vol. 18, page 650, of same records. 

8. Deed from Martha P. Pardee, Guardian, dated August 21, 1871, 
and recorded December 11, 1871, in Vol. 17, pages 673-674, of same 
records. 

9. Deed from Samuel Forbes, dated August 21, 1871, recorded 
December 11, 1871, in Vol. 19, page 23, of same records. 

10. Deed from Benjamin Belden and Lyman Hotchkiss and wife, 
dated December 11, 1871, recorded December 16, 1871, in Vol. 19, 
page 24, of same records. 

11. Deed from Isaac C. Stock, dated October 25, 1872, recorded 
November 7, 1872, in Vol. 19, page 110, of same records. 

12. Deed from Bela Forbes, dated October 29, 1872, recorded 
October 29, 1872, in Vol. 19, page 109, of same records. 

13. Deed from Bela Forbes, dated October 29, 1872, recorded 
October 29, 1872, in Vol. 19, page 652, of same records. 

14. Deed from Bela Forbes, dated November 5, 1872, recorded 
November 7, 1872, in Vol. 19, page 655, of same records. 

15. Decree of Condemnation rendered in the Superior Court, Octo- 
ber 21, 1872, in the case of United States v. Bela Forbes Recorded 
October 29, 1872, in Vol. 20, pages 10 to 17, inclusive ; of same records. 

Consent to the purchase and jurisdiction over the above-conveyed 
lands, except those described in Deeds numbered 1, 2, and 3, as 
follows : 

Act of State Legislature approved July 12, 1870 : 

" SECTION 1. The consent of this State is hereby given to the pur- 
chase by the United States of America, of so much land adjacent to 
Fort Hale in the town of East Haven as lies westerly of a line marked 
A B on a map of premises at Fort Hale, &c., surveyed in 1864 for the 
United States Government by William Hartley on file in the War 
Department of the United States, and to so much of the land of Bela 
Forbes as lies adjacent to and easterly of said line; the premises for 

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34 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

the purpose of which consent is hereby given, being land owned by 
J. G. Stark, about three acres, land owned by Bela Forbes, about nine 
acres, land owned or claimed by the Episcopal Society in East Haven, 
about one acre, land owned by Samuel Forbes, about one acre, land 
formerly owned by L. Pope, about eight acres, and land formerly 
owned by Isaac Pardee, about two acres. 

" SEC. 2. Jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the United States of 
America over all such lands as may be- purchased by the United 
States, within the limits provided in the preceding section ; reserving, 
however, the right to serve both civil and criminal process, issued 
under the authority of laws of this State, upon said lands." 

Act of the State Legislature, approved July 14, 1870: 

" Whereas the United States have taken and used for purposes of 
fortification at Fort Hale in the town of East Haven, a certain parcel 
of salt meadow land, containing about four acres, formerly belonging 
to Mary Bishop of East Haven, and by her devised to the Episcopal 
Society in said town, in trust to apply the rents and profits therefrom 
to the support of an Episcopal minister in said town, forever; and 
also another parcel of land or salt meadow near said fort, lying east 
of King Island, comprising about two acres and belonging formerly 
to Isaac Pardee of said town, but now held in trust under said Par- 
dee's will by Timothy Andrews of said town for the benefit of Joseph 
Pardee of said town, and the family of said Joseph; and Whereas 
the United States are desirous to purchase said two described parcels, 
and said Episcopal Society have voted to sell their interest in said 
first -described tract to the United States, and said Timothy Andrews 
desires to sell said second-described parcel to the United States, and 
it is manifestly for the interest of all concerned in said trust estates 
that such sales should be effected : therefore be it. i 

"Resolved, etc., That the Protestant Episcopal Society of East 
Haven hereby is authorized and empowered to sell and convey their 
interest in the first parcel of salt meadow land above described and 
Charles W. Bradley of East Haven is hereby authorized to convey 
the same as the agent of said society to the United States on such 
terms as the parties may agree upon ; and Timothy Andrews of East 
Haven is hereby empowered to sell and convey to the United States 
the second above-described parcel of salt meadow land on such terms 
as he may agree upon with the United States; and such conveyances 
when made shall vest in the United States a clear title to the premises 
conveyed, free and discharged of any trust; Provided, however, that 
it shall be the duty of said Society and of said Timothy Andrews to 
reinvest the moneys by them respectively, received for said convey- 
ances in other lands, or in public or mortgage securities and hold the 
same in each case subject to the same trusts created by the wills under 
which their respective titles were originally derived with reference 
to said respective parcels of land thus to be conveyed." 

And the following Act of the State Legislature, approved June 26, 
1872: 

" SECTION 1. The consent of this State is hereby given to the pur- 
chase by the United States of America of so much land adjacent to 
the grounds surrounding Fort Hale in the town of East Haven as lies 
westerly of a line marked A, B, C, D, E, on a map of premises at Fort 
Hale, etc., surveyed in 1864, for the U. S. Government, by William 



CONNECTICUT. 35 

Hartley, on file in the War Department of the United States; the 
premises, for the purchase of which consent is hereby given, being the 
same premises described in the Act to which this Act is in addition, 
together with one additional triangular strip of land containing about 
one acre and three-quarters, conveyed to the United States by Ben- 
jamin Belden, Lyman Hotchkiss and Sarah A. Hotchkiss by deed 
dated December eleventh, 1871, and recorded in East Haven land 
records, volume 19, page 24, and designated on said map, or a tracing 
thereof, filed by the United States in the office of the Secretary of this 
State, by the lines A, B, B." 

(Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 .provide for condemnation, manner of pro- 
cedure, etc.) 

" SEC. 7. Jurisdiction is hereby ceded and confirmed to the United 
States of America over all such lands as have been or may be acquired 
by the United States, within the limits provided and described in the 
first section of this Act ; so long as the same shall remain the property 
of the United States ; reserving, however, the right to serve both civil 
and criminal process issued under the authority or laws of this State, 
upon said lands/' 

By an act of Congress, approved September 1, 1890, the Town of 
New Haven was granted the right to occupy, improve and control for 
the purposes of a public park, the foregoing described reservation, 
but the United States reserved to itself the fee in said tract and the 
right to resume possession, etc. 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable License: License, June 30, 1890, to the Town of New 
Haven to enter upon the reservation and improve the road thereon 
and construct a new road along the eastern boundary. 

LIGHT HOUSE POINT. 

(Or Five-Mile Point.) 

This reservation contains about 1 acre and is situated in the town of 
East Haven, about 5 miles from New Haven. 

The title is as follows: 

Deed from Amos Morris, dated May 5, 1804, conveying the above 
site for light-house purposes. Deed recorded in East Haven Ledger 
Book, page 242, May 5, 1804. 

The site being no longer needed for light-house purposes was trans- 
ferred to the War Department, November 6, 1896. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by the General Assembly of Connecticut, on 
the second Thursday of May, 1804. 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Lease: Lease for five years from January 1, 1907, of this 
reservation to Albert Widmann. 

FORT TRUMBULL. 

The total area of this reservation is 13.63 acres, with metes and. 
bounds as announced in G. O. 167, W. D., October 3, 1906. It is sit- 
uated on the south of New London Harbor about 1| miles above the 
mouth of the Thames River. 

The title is as follows: Original reservation held by the State for 
military purposes and first post established by the State in 1775. In 



36 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

October, 1778, the State legislature authorized this post to be ceded 
to the United States, but there exists no evidence of any action by the 
Governor. In May, 1804, the State Legislature, by an Act approved 
May , 1804, gave consent to the purchase by the United States, the 
material portion of said act being included in the following : 

Deed from Samuel Mather, John Munford and Elias Perkins, guar- 
dians, etc., dated January 17, 1805, conveying 11 J acres and recorded 
in * * '*. 

By Act of Congress approved March 2, 1833, an additional tract of 
land was acquired by Deed from Lucretia Mitchell to the United 
States, dated April 9, 1833, conveying 2 Acres, 27 Poles and 204 
Square Links, and recorded in Book 40, page 362, of the records of 
Town of New 7 London. 

Agreement defining boundary of land by Lucretia Mitchell, above 
grantor, dated July 15, 1833, and recorded July 23, 1833, in Book 38, 
page 323, of records of town of New London. By Act of the State 
Legislature approved June 9, 1842, the Governor was authorized. to 
cede to the United States Fort Trumbull and Fort Griswold, together 
with jurisdiction. No cession by deed, but see Fort Griswold. See 
also Appendix, page 468. See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable License: License, February 14, 1899, to the Board of 
Sewer Commissioners of New London to construct and maintain a 
sewer across the reservation. 



CUBA. 

GUANTANAMO BAY. 

This reservation, declared by Executive Order, dated January 9, 
1904, consists of three parts, within the limits of the naval station at 
Guantanamo Bay, which station was acquired by lease from the 
Republic of Cuba, signed at Havana July 2, 1903, approved by the 
President October 2, 1903, ratified by the President of Cuba, August 
17, 1903, and ratifications of which were exchanged at Washington, 
October 6, 1903. 

Authority of the President to approve the above lease was con- 
ferred by Act of Congress, approved March 2, 1901 (31 Stats. L., p. 
898, sec. 7). 

RESERVATION No. 1. 

The west part of Cuzco Hills, extending from the bay to a true 
north and south line, 3,545 feet due east from Windward Point light- 
house, assuming 6,000 feet as equal to a nautical mile, with the follow- 
ing exceptions: 

(a) Such lands on the hilltops as may be needed for naval wireless- 
telegraph stations, and such rights of way as may be required to reach 
the lands. 

(b) Five acres of land for light-house purposes, the exact location 
to be determined when the construction of batteries on this part of 
the reservation is undertaken. 

(c) On Fishermans Point, for the use of the harbor-master, pilots, 
and lookout station, the land bounded as follows : The nearest point 



CUBA. 37 

of southeasterly boundary line shall be three hundred and fifty (350) 
feet from the point marked "Observation Spot" on the Hydro- 

fraphic Office Chart No. 1857 ; that it shall run in a direction south 
orty (40) degrees west (true) until it intersects the southern bound- 
ary line; the southern boundary line shall run in a westerly direc- 
tion from the intersection to the water, at a distance of about one 
hundred (100) feet south of the inner crest of the bluff south of Fish- 
ermans Point ; the intention being that, throwing out the irregulari- 
ties of the line of the inner crest of the bluff, the plot of land on the 
bluff shall average about one hundred (100) feet in width north and 
south. It is, however, understood that if this plot on the bluff is 
essential to the Army in providing for the defense of the bay another 
site suitable for a lookout and signal station will be selected. 

(d) A site for a wharf to be allotted to the Light-House Establish- 
ment, either in the bight south of Corinaso Point or at the extremity 
of the beach on the north side of the point, as it may prefer, and free 
right of way for its employees and supplies to and from the light- 
house reservation at Windward Point. 

Under date of September 18, 1905, the Acting Secretary of War 
transferred to the Department of Commerce and Labor for light- 
house depot a small parcel of land at Corinaso Point near Fishermans 
Point, within the military reservation on Cuzco Hills. 

Revocable licenses: License, March 25, 1907, to the Mexican Tele- 
graph Company and the Central and South American Telegraph 
Company to land their proposed cable between New York City and 
the Canal Zone. 

License of March 25, 1907, modified May 8, 1907, and authority 
given for additional house at Fishermans Point. 

License, February 6, 1908, to Central and South American Tele- 

fraph Company for overhead line from Cable Station at Fishermans 
'oint to cable hut, Guantanamo Bay. 

RESERVATION No. 2. 

On Conde Bluff, extending one-eighth (^) nautical mile along 
the beach from the center of the bluff to a true north and south line, 
the east boundary; north along this line one-quarter (|) nautical 
mile ; thence west along a true east and west line to a point one hun- 
dred (100) feet east of Guantanamo River. The south boundary line 
of this reservation to be determined by a true east and west line ex- 
tending from a point on the beach three-eighths (f ) nautical mile 
from the center of the bluff to a point one hundred (100) feet east of 
the Guantanamo River. The west boundary to be a line joining the 
two points above given one hundred (100) feet east of the Guanta- 
namo River, the strip of land along the bank being required for a 
highway. 

This is not, however, to prevent the Army from building landing 
places for landing its stores along this portion of the river, if it is 
necessary. 

RESERVATION No. 3. 

All that land on the west side of the harbor as is included between 
the ocean, bay, and river, east of a true north and south line three- 
quarters (|) nautical mile west from St. Nicholas Point, 



38 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

DELAWARE. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., SECTION I. That the consent of the Legislature 
of Delaware be and the same is hereby given to the purchase by the 
Government of the United States, or under authority of the same, of 
any tract, piece or parcel of land not exceeding one hundred acres in 
any one place or locality from any individual or individuals, bodies 
politic or corporate, within the boundaries or limits of the State of 
Delaware, for the purpose of erection thereon of forts, magazines, 
arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings; and all deeds, con- 
veyances, or title papers for the same shall be recorded as in other 
cases upon the land records of the county in which the land so con- 
veyed may be situated ; and in like manner may be recorded a suffi- 
cient description, by metes and bounds, courses and distances, of any 
tracts, legal divisions of any public land belonging to the United 
States, which may be set apart by the general government for any 
or either of the purposes before mentioned, by an order patent, or 
other official document or papers so describing such land. The con- 
sent herein and hereby given being in accordance w r ith the eighteenth 
clause of the eighth Section of the first Article of the Constitution of 
the United States, and with the Acts of Congress in such cases made 
and provided. 

SEC. 2. The lots, parcels, or tracts of land so selected, together with 
the tenements and appurtenances, for the purposes before mentioned, 
shall be held exempt from taxation by the State of Delaware. 

SEC. 3. The sovereignty and jurisdiction of this State shall extend 
over all lands hereafter acquired by the United States within the 
limits of this State, so far as that all civil and criminal process, issued 
by virtue of any law of the State, may be executed in any part of the 
lands so acquired, or the building or structures thereon erected. (Ap- 
proved May 19, 1898. Laws of Delaware, 1898, p. 3.) 

FORT DELAWARE. 

The reservation includes the whole of " Pea Patch Island ; " con- 
tains 178 acres; is situated in the Delaware River near the town of 
Newcastle. 

The title to and jurisdiction over the Island was ceded to the United 
States by an Act of the State Legislature, approved May 27, 1813, as 
follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That all the right, title, and claim 
which this State has to the jurisdiction and soil of the island in the 
Delaware, commonly called the Pea-patch, be, and the same is hereby, 
ceded to the United States of America, for the purpose of erecting 
forts, batteries, and fortifications, for the protection of the river Dela- 
ware and the adjacent country; upon the condition nevertheless, that 
the said forts, batteries, and fortifications shall be erected and kept 
up at the expense of the United States, and also that all process, civil 
and criminal, issuing under the authority of this State may be exe- 
cuted and served within the place, the jurisdiction of which is hereby 



DELAWARE. 39 

ceded as aforesaid, in the same manner as if no such cession had been 
made." 

See Ex. Doc. No. 21, Thirtieth Congress, first session (Senate), 
report of the Solicitor of the Treasury transmitting decision of Hon. 
John Sergeant, in favor of the United States in the matter of the Pea 
Patch Island, referred to him as sole arbitrator between the United 
States claiming title from the State of Delaware on one side, and 
James Humphrey claiming title through Henry Gale from the State 
of New Jersey, on the other. 

NOTE. Title, " Pea Patch Island, Delaware : " The territory of the State of 
Delaware within the " twelve-mile circle " extends across the Delaware River 
to low-water mark on the Jersey shore. So held in the arbitration at Philadel- 
phia, January 15, 1845. 

The title to the tract having afterwards become involved in dispute, 
the following deeds were executed : 

1. Deed from J. T. Hudson, dated August 13, 1842, conveying Pea 
Patch Island. 

2. Deed from James Humphrey, dated June 9, 1847, conveying Pea 
Patch Island. Deed recorded in Book 5, folio 605, of the records of 
Salem County. 

FORT DU PONT. 

This reservation contains 269.35 acres, and is situate opposite Fort 
Delaware (Pea Patch Island), in Red Lion Hundred, Newcastle 
Countv, with metes and bounds as announced in G. O. 140, W. D., 
August 28, 1908. 

The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Clement Reeves and wife, dated September 12, 1871 ; 
recorded September 23, 1871, Deed Record O, Vol. 9, page 10, etc., 
in deed records of Newcastle County. 

2. Deed from Harry C. Clark and wife, dated July 24, 1899, con- 
veying 111.5 acres. Deed recorded in Record B, Vol. 18, page 230, 
of same records. 

3. Deed dated December 8, 1904, from Isaac Reeves, et al., recorded 
April 4, 1905, in the Recorder's Office at Wilmington, in Deed Record 
E, Vol. 20, page 559, et seq., conveying two tracts of land, comprising 
an area of 95.52 acres, adjoining the reservation. 

Jurisdiction over tract acquired in 1871 was ceded by Act of the 
State Legislature, approved January 30, 1867; and over tracts ac- 
quired in 1899 and 1904, by act, approved March 16, 1905. These 
Acts provide as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That Clement Reeves and James B. 
Henry, both of New Castle County, are hereby authorized and 
empowered to convey to the United States a certain tract of land, 
situated in Red Lion hundred, in said county, upon which the United 
States has recently erected a fortification known as the ' Ten Gun 
Battery,' and also the road leading from said fortification to the 
Delaware and Chesapeake Canal. 

" SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That jurisdiction over the said 
land and road purchased by the United States for the purposes afore- 
said is hereby ceded to the United States; Provided, nevertheless, 
That all civil and criminal process issued under the authority of 



40 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

this State shall continue to run into and be served and executed in 
and upon said tract of land and all parts thereof in the same manner 
as if the jurisdiction had not been granted as aforesaid." (Act of 
January 30, 1867.) 

(There does not seem to be any deed from the James B. Henry 
mentioned in the Act, nor evidence of title in said Henry. No deed 
for road unless included in land conveyed by Reeves and wife.) 

" SECTION 1. That the consent of the Legislature of Delaware be 
and the same is hereby given, pursuant to the seventeenth clause of 
the eighth section of the first article of the Constitution of the United 
States, to the purchase by the United States of the three tracts of 
land aggregating, approximately, two hundred and seven acres, situ- 
ate in Red Lion Hundred, New Castle County, for the enlargement of 
the military reservation of Fort Du Pont, Delaware, said tracts com- 
prising about one hundred and eleven and five-tenths acres, acquired 
by deed from Harry C. Clark and wife, dated the twenty-fourth day 
of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninetj^-nine, and recorded 
in Deed Record B, volume eighteen, page two hundred and thirty, 
etc., in the Recorder's Office at Wilmington, Delaware; and two 
parcels aggregating about ninety-five and fifty-two hundredths acres, 
to be purchased from Thomas C. Reeves et al., heirs of Clement 
Reeves, deceased : Provided, That the sovereignty and jurisdiction 
of this State shall extend over said lands so far as that all civil proc- 
ess and such criminal process as may issue under the authority of 
this State against any person or persons charged with crimes or other 
offenses committed without such lands may be executed thereon in 
the same way and manner as if this consent had not been given." 
(Act of March 16, 1905.) 

MILITIA TARGET RANGE. 

This range is situated in Newcastle Hundred, County of Newcastle, 
and comprises a tract of 227 acres, of which 2.51 acres are occupied 
by the right of way of the Wilmington, Newcastle and Southern 
Railroad Company, and 1.68 acres are included in and a part of the 
public road bordering the tract. The title is as follows: 

Deed from Alfred R. Haig, et use., and James Alfred Smith, et ux., 
dated November 16, 1898, conveying the entire tract. Recorded in 
the Recorder's Office, Newcastle County, in Deed Record B, Vol. 22, 
page 403. 

Jurisdiction. By Act of the State Legislature, approved February 
11, 1907, consent was given to the purchase of any tracts which may 
be selected for use as a target range by the National Guard, and for 
the purpose of erecting thereon such buildings as may be necessary 
for said use, not exceeding 500 acres in the aggregate, subject to the 
following provision: 

" SECTION 3. The sovereignty and jurisdiction of this State shall 
extend over all lands hereafter acquired by the United States within 
the limits of this State, so far as that all civil and criminal process, 
issued by virtue of any law of this State, may be executed in part of 
the lands so acquired or the building or structures thereon erected." 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 41 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

AQUEDUCT BRIDGE. 

(Northern approach to.) 

This reservation contains 172 square feet. The title is as follows: 

Decree of condemnation for 172 square feet of land in a cause 
entitled the " United States v. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Com- 
pany," in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. Decree 
rendered September 20, 1889, and filed the same day in Clerk's Office 
of said Court. The decree also grants a right of way 49.37 feet in 
width across the canal of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. 

(See also Aqueduct Bridge, Virginia.) 

Easement: Act of Congress, approved January 29, 1903, provided 
for the crossing of Aqueduct Bridge by the Great Falls and Old 
Dominion Railroad Company. 

BATTLE GROUND NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

The area of this cemetery is 1.033 acres. It is situated on the east 
side of the Washington and Rockville Turnpike, near Brightwood, 
being a portion of a tract of land adjoining old Washington, known 
as the " Girls' Portion." 

The title is as follows : Possession taken, on behalf of the Govern- 
ment, for National Cemetery purposes, by Quartermaster-General 
M. C. Meigs in July, 1864. Possession retained and title acquired 
under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved February 22, 
1867, providing for National Cemeteries. Land appraised, paid for 
ancl title passed on petition of the owner, James Mulloy v. The 
United States, filed, presented, and confirmed in the Supreme Court 
of the District of Columbia, July 23, 1868. Cause No. 188, District 
Court Docket. 

COLUMBIA HARMONY ASSOCIATION (BURIAL SITE). 

Lots 1 and 2, burial sites. Cemetery situated near Washington. 
Title derived by sale to the United States from the Columbia Har- 
mony Association. For the care, etc., of the graves, the property is 
in possession of the above-named association under an agreement in 
writing dated October 1, 1868. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MAGAZINE. 

This reservation contains an area of 4 acres. It is situated in 
Georgetown, now West Washington. The title is as follows: 

Deed from Thomas A. Brooke, dated September 9, 1815; recorded 
in Liber A. K. No. 35, folios 3 and 4, of the land records of Wash- 
ington. 

FORD'S THEATER PROPERTY. 

This property is situated on the east side of Tenth street, between 
E and F streets, in the city of Washington; the title being acquired 
as follows: An Act of Congress, approved April 7, 1866, provided 
for its purchase from John T. Ford, and under its provisions said 
John T. Ford conveyed to the United States by deed dated May 12, 
1866; recorded in Liber No. 737, Folio 321, of the land records of 



42 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Washington County, in the District of Columbia. The property con- 
veyed includes the whole of Lot 10 and parts of Lots 9 and 11 in 
Square No. 377. 

Deed from Alex. Y. P. Garnett and wife, dated July 13, 1874; 
recorded July 17, 1874, in Liber No. 757, Folio 133, of the land 
records of Washington County, District of Columbia. The Garnett 
deed conveyes a part of Lot 4 in Square 377, in rear of the above 
Theater property. 

SOLDIERS' HOME NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation, containing about 16 acres, was set apart for a 
place of burial for officers and soldiers, both regular and volunteer, 
by the Commissioners of the Military Asylum, by Special Order No. 
198, dated Adjutant-General's Office, July 25, 1861. 

WALTER REED UNITED STATES ARMY GENERAL HOSPITAL. 

This reservation contains an area of about 43.27 acres, with metes 
and bounds as announced in G. O. No. 83, W. D., May 2, 1906. It is 
situated west of Brightwood avenue near the north corner of the 
District. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from George W. Madert and wife, dated April 15, 1905, 
received for record September 8, 1905, and recorded in Liber No. 
2873, folios 408 et seq., Land Records of the District of Columbia; 
conveying 43.27 acres. 

2. Deed from George W. Madert and wife, dated May 20, 1905, 
received for record September 8, 1905, and recorded in Liber No. 
2873, folios 410 et seq., of same records; releasing right of way over 
a strip of land ten feet wide along the southerly boundary, Avhich 
was reserved by the former deed. 

License: March 12, 1909, to Commissioners of the District of Co- 
lumbia for sewer. 

WASHINGTON BARRACKS. 

This reservation is situated on Greenleaf s Point, in the city of 
Washington, and has been occupied for military purposes since 1797. 
The area of the original reservation was 28 acres 2 roods and 31 poles. 
Title was acquired as follows: Reservation acquired under Act of 
July 16, 1790, designating the site of the District of Columbia, and 
afterwards announced by Executive Order dated July 25, 1798. The 
area of the reservation now is 86.856 acres; additional land having 
been purchased under an Act of Congress approved March 3, 1857, 
and the area having been increased considerably by accretion and 
by filling in the low land and shoal water along the west, south, 
and southeast boundaries of the reservation. The title to the addi- 
tional lands so purchased is as folloAvs: 

1. Deed from John Kean, dated April 3, 1857; conveying square 
No. 548 ; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 147, folios 258 and 259, of the 
land records for Washington County, in the District of Columbia. 

2. Deed from Thomas Hogan and wife, dated April 12, 1857, con- 
veying Lot No. 8 in square 548 ; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 147, 
folios 251, 252 and 253, of same records. 

3. Deed from Michael Dooley and wife, dated April 18, 1857, con- 
veying Lot No. 5, in square 548 ; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 147, 
folios 260, 261 and 262, of same records. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 43 

4. Deed from W. H. Phillip, dated April 18, 1857, conveying Lots 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 in square 548; recorded in Liber I. A. S., 
No. 147, folios 262, 263 and 264, of same records. 

5. Deed from William B. Todd and wife and William H. Phillip, 
dated April 18, 1857, conveying square No. 506 ; all of square south 
of 506; all of square east of 549; all of square south of 549; all of 
square west of 604 ; all of square west of 606 ; all of square northwest 
of 606 and also lot 24 of square 505 ; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 
149, folios 35, 36 and 37, of same records. 

6. Deed from James M. Carlisle, dated April 20, 1857, conveying 
Lots 1, 2, 3, 21, 22 and 23 in square 548; recorded in Liber I. A. S. 
No. 147, folios 246 and 247, of same records. 

7. Deed from Joseph Moynihen and wife, dated April 27, 1857, 
conveying Lot No. 6 in square 548 ; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 147, 
folios 255, 256 and 257, of same records. 

8. Deed from Winifred Martin, dated April 28, 1857, conveying 
Lot No. 4 in square 548; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 149, folios 
37, 38 and 39, of same records. 

9. Deed from William B. Todd and wife, dated April 28, 1857, 
conveying Lot No. 9 in square 548; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 
148, folios 44, 45, 46 and 47, of same records. 

10. Deed from James E. Johnson and wife, dated April 29, 1857, 
conveying all of square east of square 548; all of square east of 
square east of square 548, and Lots Nos. 10, 11, 12 and 13 in square 
548 ; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 147, folios 253, 254 and 255, of 
same records. 

11. Deed from Wil^ am Gunton, Stanislaus Murray, Archibald 
Henderson, Jacob Gideon, Benjamin F. Middleton, and John F. Cal- 
lan, surviving trustees of the Bank of Washington, dated April 30, 
1857 ; conveying square 549 ; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 147, folios 
248 and 249, of same records. 

12. Deed from John B. Kibbey and wife, dated May 6, 1857, con- 
veying all of square south of south of square 506 ; recorded in Liber 
I. A. S. No. 149, folios 39, 40 and 41, of same records. 

13. Deed from Samuel Byington and wife, dated August 7, 1857, 
conveying Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 
19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 25 in square 505; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 
148, folios 41, 42, 43, and 44, of same records. 

14. Deed from Buckner Bayliss and wife, dated October 23, 1857, 
conveying Lot No. 7 in square 548 ; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 147, 
folios 249, 250 and 251, of same records. 

15. Deed from Walter Lenox, trustee, et al, dated December 23, 
1857, conveying all of square 505; recorded in Liber I. A. S. No. 148, 
folios 38, 39 and 40, of same records. 

Washington Arsenal turned over to the Quartermaster's Depart- 
ment and name changed to Washington Barracks May 12, 1881, under 
authority of General Order No. 46, Adjutant-General's Office, 1881. 

For jurisdiction over all the foregoing described property in the 
District of Columbia, see clause 17 of Section 8, Article I, Constitu- 
tion of the United States. 

Revocable License : March 17, 1906, to The Chesapeake and Potomac 
Telephone Company to erect, operate, and maintain telephone line. 



44 UNITED STATES MILITABY KESERVATIONS, ETC. 

FLORIDA. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. * * * The United States are hereby authorized 
and empowered to purchase, acquire, hold, own, occupy and possess 
such lands within the limits of this State as they shall seek to occupy 
and hold as sites on which to erect and maintain forts, magazines, 
arsenals, dock yards and other needful buildings, or any of them, 
as contemplated and provided in the Constitution of the United 
States;" 

(Section 2 provides for condemnation of lands when price not 
agreed upon.) 

" SEC. 3. * * * Whenever the United States shall contract for, 
purchase or acquire any land within the limits of this State for the 
purposes aforesaid in either of the modes above mentioned and pro- 
vided, or shall hold for such purposes lands heretofore lawfully 
acquired or reserved therefor, and shall desire to acquire constitu-* 
tional jurisdiction over such land for said purposes, it shall be lawful 
for the Governor of this State, upon application made to him in 
writing on behalf of the United States for that purpose, accompanied 
by the proper evidence of said reservation, purchase, contract, or 
acquisition of record, describing the land sought to be ceded by con- 
venient metes and bounds, thereupon, in the name and on behalf of 
this State, to cede to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the 
land so reserved, purchased or acquired and sought to be ceded; the 
United States to hold, use, occupy, own, possess and exercise said 
jurisdiction over the same for the purposes aforesaid, and none other 
whatsoever: Provided, always, That the consent aforesaid is hereby 
given, and the cession aforesaid is to be granted and made as afore- 
said, upon the express condition that this State shall retain a concur- 
rent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the land or lands 
so to be ceded, and every portion thereof, so far that all process, civil 
or criminal, issuing under authority of this State, or of any of the 
courts or judicial officers thereof, may be executed by the proper 
officers thereof, upon any person or persons amenable to the same, 
within the limits and extent of land or lands so ceded, in like manner 
and to like effect as if this law had never been passed ; saving, how- 
ever, to the United States security to their property within said limits 
and extent, and exemption of the^same, and of said land or lands from 
any taxation under the authority of this State while the same shall 
continue to be owned, held, used and occupied by the United States 
for the purposes above expressed and intended, and not otherwise." 
(Approved July 24, 1845. Kev. Stats. Florida, 1892, p. 113.) 

GENERAL ACT AS TO SUBMERGED LANDS. 

By act approved December 27, 1856 (R. S. Fla., 1892, sec. 454), the 
State of Florida " for the benefit of commerce " divested itself 
" Of all right, title and interest to all lands covered by water, lying in 
front of any tract of land OAvned by a citizen of the United States, or 
~by the United States, for public purposes, lying upon any navigable 
stream or bay of the sea or harbor, as far as the edge of the chan- 
nel, and hereby vests the full title to the same in and to the riparian 



FLORIDA. 45 

proprietors, giving them the full right and privilege to build wharves 
into streams or waters of the bay or harbor as far as may be necessary 
to effect the purposes described", and to fill up from the shore, bank 
or beach as far as may be desired, not obstructing the channel, but 
leaving full space for the requirements of commerce, and upon lands 
so filled in, to erect warehouses or other buildings ; and also the right 
to prevent encroachments of any other person upon all such sub- 
merged land in the direction of their lines continued to the channel, 
by bill in chancery, or at law, and to have and maintain action of 
trespass in any court of. competent jurisdiction in the State, for any 
interference with such property, also confirming to the riparian pro- 
prietors all improvements which have heretofore been made upon 
submerged lands, for the purposes herein mentioned." 

ANASTASIA ISLAND MILITARY RESERVATION. 

This reservation is situated in St. John's County near the city of 
St. Augustine and contains 700 acres, being the SE. J of Sec. 21 ; all 
of frac. Sec. 22; the NE. i of the NE. J of Sec. 28, and all of Section 
27 in township 7 South, range 30 East, and also all the lands formed 
by the sea since the United States Survey of 1855 lying east of said 
lands and between the north boundary line prolonged of said SE. J 
of Sec. 21 and the south boundary line prolonged of Sec. 27. It was 
reserved from the public domain by Executive Order, dated May 4, 
1893. Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by deed of^the 
Governor of the State, dated September 4, 1893, recorded in the office 
of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, in Mortgage Book 
A, pages 316 to 320 inclusive. Deed executed under authority of 
General Act of Cession. 

Easement: Prior to the reservation of Anastasia Island for mili- 
tary purposes, the Secretary of the Interior, under date of October 
11/1886, granted a right of way, 200 feet wide, to the St. Augustine 
and South Beach Railway Co. Said right of way to extend from 
Lot 3, Sec. 17, T. 7 S., R. 30 E., to Sec. 24, T. 9 S., R. 30 E., excepting 
" that portion within the limits of the Light House Reservation," 
which includes Lots 1 and 2, Sec. 21, T. 7 S., R. 30 E. 

The company subsequently amended its line of route so as to avoid 
the light house reservation, and the map of the amended definite loca- 
tion was approved under act of 1875, by the Secretary of the Interior 
on May 23, 1888. 

Revocable License: April 3, 1906, to Conrad Decher to occupy and 
use certain lands for terminal purposes and right of way. Property, 
etc., of railway transferred to St. Johns Electric Light and Power 
Company. 

FORT BARRANCAS. 

This reservation is situated on the north side of Pensacola Harbor, 
9 miles southwest of Pensacola, 1 mile from Fort Pickens in Escam- 
bia County and contains an area of about 2,590 acres. 

The title is as follows : By article 2 of the Treaty of February 22, 
1819, with Spain, by which that nation ceded to the United States 
the territory of the Flpridas including " all public lots and squares, 
vacant lands, public edifices, fortifications, barracks, and other build- 
ings which are not private property," the fort at Barrancas and its 



46 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

dependencies then occupied as a military work passed to the United 
States, this nation succeeding to the rights of the Crown. By act of 
Congress approved April 22, 1826, the lands fronting Pensacola Bay, 
from the mouth of the Big Bayou to a line below Tartar Point, and 
thence back to the Bayou, selected by the Navy Commissioners, and 
all the lands fronting said bay, and for 1 mile back, so far as Grand 
Lagoon, were reserved from sale or location for the use of the Navy- 
Yard or depot and for other public works of the United States and 
by Executive Order, dated January 10, 1838, were reserved for naval 
purposes. By Executive Order, dated May 11, 1844, a transfer of 
1,667 acres, lying adjacent to and at Barrancas and running north to 
Bayou Grande, was made from the above naval reservation to the 
military authorities, and this tract constituted the entire military res- 
ervation until May 21, 1888, w r hen the boundaries were enlarged by a 
transfer of another portion of said naval reservation by an Executive 
Order of that date. By an Executive Order, dated October 2, 1891, 
the boundaries were again enlarged by a modification of the naval 
reservation, transferring to the military reservation sufficient land to 
form the present area. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by deed of the Governor 
of the State dated September 4, 1893, recorded in the office of the Sec- 
retary of State of the State of Florida, in Mortgage Book A, pages 
316 to 320, under the provisions of an act of the State Legislature 
approved July 24, 1845. (See General Act of Cession.) 

Easement: By Act of Congress, approved July 21, 1892, a right of 
way through the reservations near Pensacola was granted to the 
Mexican Gulf, Pacific and Puget Sound Kailroad Company (now 
the Pensacola Terminal Company). 

Lease: Lease for 5 years, from January 15, 1907, to Mrs. John 
Frazer, of Lot 1, Sec.'l, containing 34.50 acres, and Lot 2, Sec. 3, 
containing 65 acres, both lots in T. 3 S., R. 31 W. 

Revocable Licenses: License, August 27, 1888, to Treasury Depart- 
ment to occupy portion of reservation for light-house purposes. 

License, May 4, 1893, to Pensacola Terminal Company to extend 
its track 660 teet on the reservation. 

License, October 8, 1906, to Pensacola Electric Terminal Railway 
Company to construct and maintain loop in connection with its rail- 
way on reservation; also, license, dated March 13, 1907, to electrify 
and use Government tracks to facilitate delivery of freight on reser- 
vation. 

BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains about 8.56 acres, and is situated on the 
Naval Reservation near Fort Barrancas, in Escambia County, being 
a part of the public domain ceded to the United States by Spain 
under the provisions of the Treaty of February 22, 1819. 

See Fort Barrancas for source of title and General Act of Cession 
for jurisdiction. 

BATTON ISLAND. 

This reservation is located south of Fort George's Island, north 
of St. John's River, and the land westwardly between said island and 
the inland pass from St. John's to the St. Mary's River for the entire 



FLORIDA. 47 

length of the island. Reservation made by order of the Secretary of 
War, dated March 23, 1849, under authority of an Act of Congress 
approved June 28, 1832. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

CAYO COSTA, OR BOCA GRANDE ISLAND. 

This reservation includes the north end of the Island for a length 
of 2 miles from its northern extremity, and is situated at the entrance 
to Charlotte Harbor, in Lee County. As a part of the public domain 
it was reserved for military purposes by Executive Order, dated No- 
vember 17, 1882. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Revocable License: License, July 5, 1892, to the State Board of 
Health, of Florida, to erect and maintain a small cottage for the use 
of inspecting officer and boatmen of the said board, near the shore on 
the northwest end of reservation. 

License, January 27, 1903, to the Treasury Department to use a 
portion of the reservation on La Costa Island for the purposes of the 
Marine Hospital Service. 

Leases: Lease, five years from July 1, 1909, to Peter Nelson, of a 
portion (about 30 acres) of this reservation, for residential and fish- 
ing purposes. 

CEDAR KEYS (AND FORT HOWARD). 

This reservation contains an area of 202.8 acres and formerly in- 
cluded the Islands at the mouth of the Suwanee River known as 
North Key, Snake Key and Sea Horse Key in Levy County, with an 
area aggregating 319.3 acres. 

The title is as follows: Part of the Public Domain reserved by 
Executive Order, dated March 2, 1840. Sea Horse Key, however, 
was set apart by the President for light-house purposes, September 2, 
1851. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FORT CLINCH. 

Amelia Island, upon the north end of which the above fort is 
situated, is a large island lying south of the mouth of St. Mary's 
River, in Nassau County, about 50 miles north of St. Augustine, in 
Nassau County. The Fort Clinch Military Reservation contained 
about 919.94 acres under title as follows: Fractional Section No. 8, 
Township 3 North, Range 29 East, and fractional section No. 11 
and Lots 1 and 2 of fractional section No. 14, Township 3 North, 
Range 28 East, reserved from the Public Domain for military pur- 
poses by Executive Order, dated February 9, 1842. Area reserved 
420 acres. 

2. Deed from George R. Fairbanks and wife, dated October 20, 
1849, conveying 100 acres more or less. Recorded in the Clerk's 
Office, Nassau County, June 20, 1853, in Book D, pages 174 to 177. 

3. Deed from George R. Fairbanks, Commissioner, etc., dated July 
9, 1850, under Decrees of the Nassau Circuit Court May Term, 1849 
conveying 400 acres. Recorded in Book D, pages 162-174 of same 



48 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

records. By Executive Order, dated March 3, 1897, a portion of 
Lots 1 and 2 of Section 14, Township 3 South, Range 28 East of 
Tallahassee Meridian, therein described, was relinquished to Interior 
Department. 

Jurisdiction, same as Fort Barrancas. 

Revocable Licenses: License, October 30, 1871, to the Treasury De- 
partment to erect two range beacon lights on the reservation. 

License, January 27, 1893, to the Treasury Department to use for 
the purposes of the Marine Hospital Service a square five hundred 
feet to either side of the quarantine gangway and extending back on 
the island to a depth of one thousand feet. 

FORT DADE. 

This reservation includes the whole of Egmont Key, with the ex- 
ception of 15 acres at the north end reserved for light-house pur- 
poses, and contains 378 acres, with metes and bounds as announced 
in G. O. 90, W. D., May 14, 1906. It is near the entrance to Tampa 
Bay, in Hillsboro County. It was reserved from the public domain 
for military purposes by Executive Order, dated November 17, 1882. 

Jurisdiction was ceded, in accordance with paragraph 3, of the 
General Act of Cession, by deed from the Governor of the State, 
June 28, 1904. Deed recorded in Deed Book A, pages 45 to 48, in the 
office of the Secretary of State of Florida. 

Revocable Licenses: License, by Department Commander, May 20, 
1901, to the Tampa Bay Pilots Association to maintain a small wharf, 
a pilot look-out, and four small dwellings upon the reservation. 

License, dated May 28, 1904, to the Navy Department, for the 
" occupancy and use, for the purposes of a naval coast signal station," 
of about five acres of this reservation, with permission to erect a 
wooden shelter-house and a signal mast. 

FORT DE SOTO. 

This reservation contains 613 acres. It includes all of Mullet Key 
except about 271 acres of main island, which tract was transferred to 
the Treasury Department for quarantine purposes May 15, 1899. 
The key is situated near the entrance to Tampa Bay, and is in Hills- 
boro County, about twenty-five miles from Tampa. It was reserved 
from the public domain for military purposes by Executive Order, 
dated November 17, 1882. 

Jurisdiction was ceded, in accordance with paragraph 3 of the 
General Act of Cession, by deed from the Governor of the state, June 
28, 1904. Deed recorded in Deed Book A, pages 45 to 48, in the office 
of the Secretary of State of Florida. 

Revocable License: License, October 15, 1903, to the Palmetto Ice 
and Power Company to construct and maintain small ice-house on 
reservation. 

FLAG ISLAND. 

This is a small island at St. George's Sound (West Pass) situated 
southwest of the Pass or entrance to the Sound in Franklin County, 
and as a part of the Public Domain was reserved for military pur- 
poses by Executive Order, dated November 17, 1882. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 



FLORIDA. 49 

GASPARILLA ISLAND. 

This reservation includes the south end of the island for a length 
of two miles from its southern extremity and is situated at the en- 
trance to Charlotte 1 Harbor in De Soto County. As a part of the 
public domain it was reserved for military purposes by Executive 
Order, dated November 17, 1882. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

The custody of a portion of the reservation was conditionally trans- 
ferred to the Treasury Department for light-house purposes, August 
22, 1902. 

Easement: Approval by the Secretary of War, January 30, 1906, 
and by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, February 1, 1906, 
under act of June 13, 1902, of location of right of way granted to 
the Alafia, Manatee and Gulf Coast Railway Company, through the 
military and light-house reservations; with authority to occupy, for 
general traffic, coaling station, and for terminal facilities, a tract of 
land, at a yearly rent of $500. Amended location within military 
reservation, approved April 25, 1906. 

Lease, August 17, 1908, amended January, 1909, of small tract on 
Charlotte Harbor to Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railway. 

Lease, August 1, 1909, of lands, except those covered by above ease- 
ment and lease, to Boca Grande Land Company. 

KEY WEST BARRACKS. 

This reservation contains an area of 22.79 acres, and is situated on 
the Island of Key West, in Monroe County. The title to lands 
derived as follows: By purchase under authority of act of Congress 
approved March 2, 1833 and evidenced by 

1. Deed from Mary R. Fleeming et al., dated December 14, 1833, 
conveying 14.79 acres. Recorded in Liber B, folios 47 to 50, of the 
Deed records of Monroe* County. 

2. Deed from Pardon C. Greene, dated May 4, 1835, conveying lots 
therein described. Recorded in Book B, page 183, of same records. 

3. Deed from James Webb and wife, dated June 1, 1837, conveying 
about 8 acres. Recorded in Book B, pages 396 to 398- of same 
records. 

See, also, General Act as to Submerged Lands, supra. 

Consent to purchase and jurisdiction ceded by an Act of the State 
Legislature approved July 8, 1845, as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the United States be, and 
they are hereby authorized and empowered to purchase, hold, occupy 
and possess the tract of land in the preamble above referred to (a 
tract of land consisting of several parcels, situated on the Island of 
Key West in Monroe County, between Light-House Point and the 
City of Key West) as the same, or the extent and limits thereof shall 
be ascertained, described and conveyed in the instrument or instru- 
ments, which shall be executed for the conveyance of the same in pur- 
suance of said negotiations. And the United States may and shall 
have and exercise exclusive jurisdiction over said tract of land within 
the extent and limits to be ascertained and described as aforesaid, as 
well as over any land or site that may be formed or constructed in the 
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50 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

contiguous sea, and used and occupied by the United States for said 
purposes (of erecting and constructing on said land certain fortifica- 
tions and the improvements connected therewith) in connection with 
the tract above mentioned, so long as they shall deem it proper to hold 
and occupy the same for the purposes aforesaid: Provided, That 
nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent or debar 
the proper officers of the State of Florida from executing any process, 
civil or criminal, within the limits and extent of said land or lands 
when ascertained, described, and occupied as aforesaid." 

This act was afterwards enlarged by the Act approved July 24, 
1845, for which see General Act of Cession. Jurisdiction also ceded 
by Governor's deed of January 29, 1896. 

Easement: Under deed of conveyance, dated December 14, 1833, 
the heirs of the grantors have a right of way sufficiently wide for 
two carts abreast along the beach on the north front of the garrison. 

Revocable Licenses: License, February 12, 1885, to International 
Ocean Telegraph Company to construct cable hut on the reservation. 

License, May 25, 1906, to the Southern Bell Telephone Company 
for telephone system on reservation. 

KEY WEST CEMETERY. 

This burial lot contains about one-third of an acre and is situated 
in Tract No. 7, Island of Key West. The title is derived by deed 
from Euphemia Maloney to the United States, dated February 25, 
1897, recorded in Book R R deeds, pages 94 and 95, of the records of 
Monroe County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FORT McREE. 

This reservation contains an estimated area of about 400 acres and 
is situated at the entrance to Pensacola Bay and embraces so much of 
the public land as lies within 1 mile of the fort (necessary land for 
two beacon lights and keeper's dwelling excepted) which has been 
erected on Foster's Bank, wilich is nearly opposite to, and west of the 
west end of Santa Rosa Island. 

The title is as follows: As part of the public domain it was re- 
served for military purposes by Executive Order, dated February 9, 
1842. 

Jurisdiction same as Fort Barrancas. 

FORT MARION. 

Fort Marion is an old Spanish work said to have been commenced 
in 1565 and completed in 1756 under the name of Castle of St. Mark. 
Its name was changed to its present designation January 7, 1825. 
The fort and adjacent lands contain an area of 22 acres, 1 rood, and 
about 28 rods, and are situated at St. Augustine. 

The title as well as jurisdiction acquired under the Treaty with 
Spain of February 22, 1819, but was formally set apart by the Presi- 
dent as published in an order of the Secretary of War of March 23, 
1849. Upon the admission of Florida, jurisdiction not having been 
reserved, " exclusive jurisdiction " was ceded by Governor's deed of 
September 4, 1893, under Act of the State Legislature approved July 
24, 1845. See Fort Barrancas. 



FLORIDA. 51 

The property known as " The Lines " was conveyed to The Board of 
Public Instruction of the County of St. Johns, March 12, 1908, under 
Act of February 21, 1907; and Congress by Act of March 3, 1909, 
has authorized the conveyance to owners of premises which encroach 
upon the reservation of the ground covered by their encroachments. 

Easements: Right of way to St. Johns Light and Power Company 
approved January 8, 1908, under Act of March 2, 1907. 

Lease to W. M. Bostwick, for three years, from August 15, 1908, 
of frame house and ground in southwest corner of reservation. 

Revocable Licenses: License, December 17, 1884, to the Interna- 
tional Ocean Telegraph Company to erect poles and maintain a wire 
along the reservation. 

License, October 6, 1885, to the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and 
Halifax River Railway Company to build a bridge across the moat. 

License, January 15, 1886, to the St. Augustine Gas and Electric 
Light Company to lay a gas pipe line on and through Orange Street 
and the city gates on the reservation. 

License, July 18, 1889, to E. F. Joyce to lay a water main or pipe 
line across the reservation, from the north end of Charlotte Street to 
the north end of St. George Street at the city gates. 

License, February 7, 1890, to J. N. Stuart and other citizens of St. 
Augustine to construct a sewer across the south end of the reservation 
in a southerly direction to Charlotte Street. 

License, February 27, 1896, to Frank B. Genovar to occupy a parcel 
of land on the reservation. 

License, February 27, 1896, to Mrs. Frank A. De Medices to occupy 
a parcel of land on the reservation. 

License, February 27, 1896, to E. C. Allen to occupy a parcel of 
land on the reservation. 

License, May 13, 1901, to J. J. Krom to lay a sewer pipe from his 
house on the corner of Charlotte Street, on the south boundary of the 
reservation, across the reservation and through the sea-wall. 

License, May 8, 1902, to Saint Augustine Golf Club to use the " fort 
green " for golfing purposes. Modified April 28, 1905. 

License dated October 19, 1904, to J. J. Krom, assignee of Frank 
B. Genovar, to continue the privilege granted to Genovar by license 
dated February 27, 1896. 

License dated September 25, 1905, to the St. Augustine Gas and 
Electric Light Company to erect poles and wires on certain streets, 
including the street in front of Fort Marion. 

License, January 8, 1908, to city of Saint Augustine to occupy for 
street purposes ground between tracks of St. Johns Light Company 
and fence, except as stated therein. 

MARTELLO TOWER NO. 1. 

(Site of). 

This reservation contains 18 acres and is situated on the southern 
coast of the Island of Key West. It is the site of a tower or fort 
erected during the civil war. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Eduardo H. Gato and wife, dated March 14, 1898. 
Recorded in Book R. R., pages 342 and 343, of the records of Monroe 
County. 



52 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Deed from Eduardo H. Gato, dated January 16, 1906, to correct 
error in description. Recorded in Book "W," pages 458 and 459, of 
same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by deed from the Governor dated July 23, 
1898, under authority of Title II, Chap. I, sec. 9 of the Revised 
Statutes of Florida, 1892. 

See also General Act of Cession. 

MARTELLO TOWER, NO. 2. 

(Site of). 

Situated on southerly side of the Island of Key West. For area 
see description in deed. 

Title was acquired by purchase authorized by the Secretary of War 
January 23, 1897, and is evidenced by a deed from Frank Livermore 
et al., dated April 28, 1897. Recorded in Book S of Deeds, pages 
526 to 529, of the records of Monroe County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by deed from the Governor dated Septem- 
ber 30, 1897, under authority of Title II, Chap. I, sec. 9 of the Re- 
vised Statutes of Florida, 1892. 

See also General Act of Cession. 

MILITIA TARGET RANGE. 

This range is situated at Black Point on the St. Johns River, about 
6 miles south of Jacksonville, in Duval County, and comprises, in the 
aggregate, about 582 acres. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Joseph H. Phillips, unmarried, dated August 10, 1907, 
conveying a tract of 400 acres, excepting therefrom 11 acres. Re- 
corded in Book 44, page 616, of the Deed Records of Duval County. 

2. Deed from Joseph H. Phillips, unmarried, dated September 11, 
1908, conveying a tract of 85 acres, adjoining the above tract on the 
northeast, and a tract of 108J acres, adjoining the same on the west. 
Recorded in Book 52, page 340, of same records. 

MORENO POINT RESERVATION. 

This reservation is situated at the entrance of Santa Rosa Sound, 
and comprises so much of the point opposite to, and East of the East 
end of Santa Rosa Island as lies in Township 2 South, Range 22 
West, Washington County ; estimated area, 5,958.20 acres. 

The title is as follows: As part of the public domain it was re- 
served for military purposes by Executive Order dated February 9, 
1842. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Leases: 16 leases, covering occupancy of certain lots for residential 
purposes, for 5 years from September 1, 1909. 



FLORIDA. 53 

PENSACOLA MILITARY RESERVATION. 

The above reservation contains 269.39 acres and is near Pensacola 
in Escambia County, being Lot 2 of Section 4, and Lots 1 and 2 of 
Section 9, in Township 3 South, Range 29 West, and fractional sec- 
tion 1, of Township 3 South, Range 30 West. Reserved from the 
public domain for the future military and naval defence of Pensa- 
cola Harbor, Florida, by Executive Order, dated August 21, 1897. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Easement: Joint Resolution of Congress, approved January 30, 
1871, granted to the Pensacola and Barrancas Railroad Company 
the right to construct its road upon and through the reservation. 

PERDIDO BAY. 

i 

(East side of entrance to) 

This reservation, situated west of Pensacola, contains 109.9 acres. 

A part of the public domain ceded by Spain, it was set apart and 
declared a military reservation by Executive Order, dated February 
9, 1842. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FORT PICKENS. 

This reservation embraces the whole of Santa Rosa Island, except 
the Marine Hospital tract, and is unsurveyed. It is situated off the 
southern end of Santa Rosa County extending along the coast the full 
width of said county. Fort Pickens on the western point is 1 mile 
from Fort Barrancas. 

Title to the Island was acquired as follows : 

Deed from Joseph M. White, Attorney in fact of Henry Michelet, 
dated May 28, 1828, conveying approximately 1,181 acres on the west 
end of Santa Rosa Island^ Recorded in Deed Book No. 2 pages 350 
and 351, Santa Rosa County Records. (Report on Title shows that 
the Spaniards always maintained a battery at Fort Arriunado, on the 
western side of the island opposite Fort Barrancas, for the defense of 
the entrance to Pensacola Bay. The United States therefore suc- 
ceeded Spain under the Treaty "of 1819.) 

The Island was reserved for naval purposes by Executive Order, 
dated April 21, 1838. The west end of Island transferred to Wai- 
Department, by Executive Order dated May 21, 1888. The reserva- 
tion modified and extended to include the whole of said Santa Rosa 
Island by Executive Order, dated July 2, 1888. 

On January 27, 1903, a strip of land the full width of Santa Rosa 
Island and extending one half mile east and one half mile west from 
the hospital located at the quarantine station on said island, was 
transferred to the Treasury Department for the use of the Marine 
Hospital Service. 

Jurisdiction, same as Fort Barrancas. 

Revocable Licenses: License, March 3, 1884, to the Treasury De- 
partment to occupy a strip of land for the use of a life-saving station ; 
and license, June 27, 1908, to Robert Broadbend, keeper, to build cot- 
tages outside of station lot to house families of crew. 



54 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

License, September 22, 1888, to M. C. Snyder to reside on the 
reservation. 

License, March 10, 1897, to W. A. Watson to erect a set of ways on 
the reservation. 

License, February 14, 1898, to Aniello di Lustro to erect and main- 
tain a temporary boarding house on the reservation. 

License, October 10, 1901, to Charles Burton to build and maintain 
a public bath establishment on the reservation. 

License, January 12, 1904, to H. H. Lewis, et al., to build a wharf 
and erect a pavilion on the reservation. 

License, September 29, 1908, to H. H. Thornton for pavilion. 

ST. ANDREW'S BAY. 

This reservation, including Hurricane Island, is situated near the 
entrance to St. Andrew's Bay in Washington County. 

The lands are more particularly described as lots 1 and 2 of Section 
4, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Section 5 ; lots 1 and 2 of Section 6, and frac- 
tional sections 8 and 9 of Township 5 South, Range 14 West, includ- 
ing Hurricane Island. Also, lots 2 and 3 of Section 15 ; lots 1, 2, 3, 
4 and 5 of Section 22; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Section 23; lot 2 of 
Section 25; lots 1, 2 and 3 of Section 26, and fractional sections 27 
and 35 in Township 4 South, Range 15 West. 

The area of surveyed land is 1,503.84 acres and of Hurricane 
Island unsurveyed, about 100 acres. 

Reserved from the Public Domain by Executive Order, dated May 
3, 1897. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Lease: Five years from June 1, 1909, to W. F. Look, at 
$110 per annum. 

ST. AUGUSTINE NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This was the old post cemetery at St. Augustine. It was announced 
as a national cemetery of the fourth class in G. O. 86, A. G. O., 
December 7, 1881. 



This reservation contains 117.7 acres, and is situated near Mayport, 
in Duval County. 

The title is as follows: 

1. Decree of Condemnation for the above tract in a cause entitled 
" In Re Condemnation of St. John's Bluff," in the Circuit Court of 
the United States, for the Southern District of Florida. Decree 
rendered April 25, 1901, and filed in the Clerk's Office of said Court. 

2. Deed from John F. Horr, United States Marshal for the South- 
ern District of Florida, dated April 10, 1902, conveying the above 
tract. Recorded in Book 10, page 712, of the records of Duval 
County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded, in accordance with paragraph 3 of the 
General Act of Cession, by deed from the Governor of the State, 
June 25, 1904. Deed recorded in Deed Book A, pages 27 to 29, in 
the office of the Secretary of the State of Florida. 



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This reservation includes the whole neck or peninsula forming the 
Bay of St. Joseph from its northern extremity or Point St. Joseph to 
its connection with the mainland at the eastern shore of the Bay 
including Cape San Bias. 

Title is as follows : Reserved for military purposes under the pro- 
visions of an Act of Congress approved June 28, 1832, by order of 
the Secretary of War, dated March 23, 1849. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

TWO ISLANDS NEAR ST. AUGUSTINE. 

These are small Islands in the main channel of the Mantanzas 
River near St. Augustine and contain an area aggregating about 2 
acres. The title is as follows: As part of the public domain they 
were reserved for military purposes by Executive Order dated May 
31, 1892. 

Jurisdiction, same as Fort Barrancas. 

ST. FRANCIS BARRACKS. 

This reservation, comprising the barracks lot, the military hospital 
lot, the powder house lot, and the " Hedrick lot " or " powder mag- 
azine lot," contains about 20 acres, and is situated in the city of St. 
Augustine. Title is as follows: 

1. Part of the premises was reserved under act of Congress, June 
28, 1832, by orders of the Secretary of War in letters dated October 
12, 1839, and March 23, 1849. See G. O. No. 58, A. G. O., 1893, for 
Executive Order publishing and defining the boundaries of the res- 
ervation as it then existed, excepting the powder house lot. 

2. A parcel of land, designated as the " Hedrick lot," or " powder 
magazine lot," was conveyed to the United States, in exchange for 
the " custom-house lot," by the following deed : 

Deed from Charles F. Hamblen and wife, dated February 10, 1902, 
conveying the Hedrick or powder magazine lot. Recorded in Book 
2, page 462, of the records of St. John's County. 

Exclusive jurisdiction was ceded by the Governor, September 4, 
1893, and over the Hedrick tract, June 14, 1902. See also General 
Act of Cession. 

Lease, August 15, 1907, to State of Florida, of the Hospital and 
Barracks lots, excepting the cemetery, for five years. 

Revocable licenses: License, October 28, 1889, to the St. Augustine 
and South Beach Railway Company to maintain as previously located 
a wharf for the landing of steamers. 

License, January 30, 1890, to the city of St. Augustine to fill up to 
the grade of the street the two basins at or near the intersection of 
Saint Francis and King Streets with the city wall. 

License, April 25, 1895, to the St. Augustine Yacht Club to rebuild 
its club-house on a parcel of United States land east of the sea-wall. 

License, September 14, 1895, to J. W. Estes to occupy a parcel of 
United States land east of the sea wall and to erect thereon a wharf 
and building. 



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License, August 7, 1903, to J. W. Estes to repair his wharf and 
yacht house. 

License, September 11, 1903, to Daniel Allen to construct and main- 
tain a wharf in front of the sea wall. 

Lease dated December 8, 1905, of powder house lot, to Joseph Lynn, 
for pasturage purposes. 

FORT TAYLOR. 

This reservation is situated at the southwestern extremity of the 
city of Key West, and contains an area of about 72.21 acres. The 
title is as follows: 

1. Deed from John Barcroft, Trustee, et al., dated October 15, 
1845, conveying 11.89 acres. Recorded in Deed Book D, pages 86 to 
88, of the records of Monroe County. 

2. Deed from William C. Greene and Elizabeth M. Greene, dated 
December 23, 1845, conveying 29 acres. Recorded in Deed Book D, 
pages 104 to 106, of same records. 

3. Deed from Hetty Greene, dated January 6, 1846, quitclaims 
interest in the 29 acres. Recorded in Book D, page 107, of same 
records. 

4. Deed from John W. Simonton, dated February 17, 1846, con- 
veying 22 acres. Recorded in Deed Book D, pages 131, 132 and 133, 
of same records. 

5. Title to lots, streets, etc., aggregating 9.32 acres, acquired as 
follows : 

(a) Deed from U. S. Marshal, dated July 31, 1909, under decree of 
U. S. Circuit Court of July 14, 1908, conveying to the United States 
Lots 17 to 19, and 29 to 32, of square 3 ; lots 5 and 6 of square 4 ; lots 
11 to 20 of square 9 ; lot 1, and part of lot 2, and lots 12 to 24 of square 
10; all in tract 10; and that part of tract 15 lying south of United 
Street, and between Fort and Whitehead Streets, in Key West, 
Florida. Deed recorded in Book X, pages 514 to 530, inclusive ; and 
in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Monroe County, 
Florida. 

(b) Lots 7 and 8, square 4, and lots 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, and 24, square 
11, understood to have been acquired, but title papers thereto have 
not been received. 

(c) Act of the State Legislature, approved June 8, 1909, vacating 
streets within tract acquired under No. 5, supra. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by the Acts of the State Legislature ap- 
proved July 8 and July 24, 1845, for which see Key West Barracks 
for the former and General Act of Cession for the latter act. 

Lease, to S. B. Tuell, of " Quarters No. 5," for one year from July 
1, 1909. 

Revocable Licenses: License, December 16, 1891, to the Key West 
Gas and Electric Light Company to construct a ditch from the pond 
on the reservation to the boundary thereof. 

License, July 16, 1898, to the Key West Gas and Electric Light 
Company to lay and maintain an underground pipe from its plant to 
the sea across the reservation. 

VIRGINIA KEY. 

This reservation is situated between Norris Cut and Bear Cut in 
Biscayne Bay in Dade County. It includes all the lands unsurveyed 



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that lie in Sections 17 and 20, in Township 54 South, Range 42 East, 
of Principal Meridian. 

Title is as follows: Part of the Public Domain reserved for mili- 
tary purposes by Executive Order, dated February 11, 1897. Juris- 
diction was ceded by an act of the State Legislature approved July 
24, 1845. See General Act of Cession. 

GEORGIA. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of 
Georgia that from and immediately after the passing of this act, the 
Congress of the United States shall have and maintain jurisdiction in 
and over all the lands they have purchased or which have been ceded 
or otherwise acquired by them, or hereafter may be acquired, for the 
purpose of erecting forts or fortifications in this State: Provided, the 
said United States do or shall cause forts or fortifications to be erected 
thereon." (Approved December 22, 1808.) 

NOTE. In opinions dated September 26, 1900, and May 8, 1908, 
the Attorney General held that this act, although not embodied in 
any of the codes, has not been expressly repealed and is still in force 
and that under it the United States acquired exclusive jurisdiction 
over the Military Reservation of Fort Screven, Georgia. 

ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 120 acres and is situated about 1 
mile from Andersonville, in Sumter County. Title was acquired as 
follows : Taken possession of about May 10, 1865 ; possession retained 
for National Cemetery purposes and land appraised, paid for and 
title confirmed in the United States under the provisions of "An act 
to establish and protect National Cemeteries," approved February 22, 
1867. 

Deed from Benjamin B. Dykes and wife, dated February 9, 1875, 
recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court in Deed Book Q, of the 
deed records of Sumter County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by an act of the State Legislature approved 
October 25, 1870, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the legislature 
of the State of Georgia is hereby granted to the acquisition, by the 
United States, by purchase or otherwise, of all that tract or portion 
of land lying and being in the sixteenth district and second section of 
Cobb County, containing twenty and one one-hundredth (20 and T ) 
acres, one part being the south side of lot 1216, the other part being 
north parts of lot No. 1233 * * * and also, the additional tractor 
parcel of land containing four and eleven one-hundredths (4 and T W) 
acres * * * on which said tract or parcel of land is located the 
National Cemetery at Marietta, in the county of Cobb, and State 
aforesaid; and also all that tract or parcel of land known and dis- 
tinguished as lot number one hundred and eighty-one (181) in the 
twenty-ninth district of Sumter County, State aforesaid, containing 



58 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

two hundred and two and a half (202|) acres, more or less, and on 
which is located the National Cemetery at Andersonville, in said 
county and State, and that the jurisdiction over said tracts or parcels 
of land is hereby ceded to the United States: Provided, however, 
That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, 
so as to impede or prevent the execution of any process, civil or 
criminal, under the authority of this State." 

License, December 12, 1907, to George Grouse Post, No. IT, Grand 
Army, for building outside of cemetery wall. 

AUGUSTA ARSENAL. 

This reservation lies near the city of Augusta in Richmond County 
and contains an area of about TO acres. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Freeman Walker, dated November 9, 1826, conveying TO 
acres, recorded in Deed Book T, folios 152 and 153, of the deed records 
of Richmond County. 

For consent to the purchase and jurisdiction see act of the State 
Legislature approved December 26, 1826, which provides as follows: 

" Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the legislature of the State 
of Georgia is hereby granted to a purchase which the United States 
have lately made from Freeman Walker, of a certain tract of land 
situated in the County of Richmond, about three miles above the City 
of Augusta, containing seventy acres, for a site for an arsenal and 
military establishment, and that the jurisdiction over said 

tract is hereby ceded to the United States : Provided, however, That 
nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, so 
as to impede or prevent the execution of any process, civil or criminal, 
under the authority of this State." 

Revocable License: License, February 4,' 1890, to the Village of 
Summerville to use a certain portion of the reservation for a public 
street. 

CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL, PARK. 

The park proper contains an area of 5,668 acres, more or less, and 
is situated in the counties of Walker and Catoosa, in the State of 
Georgia. Included in the Park reservation, but outside of the park 
proper, are the following, situated in Hamilton County, in the State 
of Tennessee, viz : Lookout Mountain, 82 acres ; Orchard Knob, T.04 
acres; Bragg's Headquarters, 2.50 acres; De Long place, 5.25 acres, 
and Trueblood's, 50.00 acres. The lands were acquired for the estab- 
lishment of the Park under the provisions of an Act of Congress 
approved August 19, 1890. (For additional Park legislation see 
Acts of Congress approved, March 3, 1891; August 5, 1892; March 
3, 1893; October 2, 1893; August 18, 1894; December 15, 1894; 
March 2, 1895; June 11, 1896; February 26, 1896; May 15, 1896; 
March 3, 189T, and June 5, 189T.) The title to said several tracts is 
as follows: 

GEORGIA 

1. Decree of condemnation for part of lot No. 118, in Ninth Dis- 
trict, Fourth section, of Walker County, Ga., containing 141.3 acres, 
in case No. 15T, The United States v. Stephens E. Kinsey, in the Cir- 



GEORGIA. 59 

cuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. 
Decree rendered December 17, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office 
December 17, 1891. 

2. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 118, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 16 acres, in case 158, The 
United States v. Mary L. Cline, in the Circuit Court of the United 
States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered De- 
cember 17, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 17, 1891. 

3. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 119, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 23.54 acres, in case 150, The 
United States v. John W. Mullis, in the Circuit Court of the United 
States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered De- 
cember 17, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 17, 1891. 
See also Decree in same cause correcting mistake in name rendered 
March 30, 1892, in same office. 

4. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 119, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 132 acres; also part of Lot 120 
in Ninth District, Fourth Section, of Catoosa County, containing 9.02 
acres, in case No. 159, The United States v. George W. Mullis, in the 
Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of 
Georgia. Decree rendered December 17, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's 
Office December 17, 1891. 

5. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 119, in Ninth District, 
of Fourth Section, Walker County, containing 9.21 acres; also part 
of Lot 120 in said District and Section of Catoosa County, Ga., con- 
taining 151 acres, in case No. 152, The United States v. George W. 
Kelley, in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern 
District of Georgia. Decree rendered December 18, 1891, and filed 
in the Clerk's Office December 18, 1891. 

6. Deed from George W. Kelley, dated February 10, 1892, convey- 
ing 151 acres of Lot 120, in Ninth District, Fourth Section of Catoosa 
County; also 9.21 acres in same district and section of Walker 
County, Ga. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court in Book 
H, page 422, of the deed records of Catoosa County and in Book No. 
8, pages 164 and 165. of the deed records of Walker County. 

7. Decree of condemnation for Lot 121,. in the Ninth District, 
Fourth Section, of Catoosa County, Ga., containing 165 acres, in 
case No. 156, The United States v. Dyer Thomas, in the Circuit 
Court of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. 
Appeal taken from award of Appraisers. Judgment and Decree 
entered June 14, 1893, and filed in Clerk's Office June 14, 1893. 

8. Decree of condemnation for Lot 122, in the same District, Sec- 
tion, County and State, containing 92.63 acres, in case No. 137, The 
United States v. Wm. F. Conner and John Roark, in the .Circuit 
Court of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. 
Decree rendered January 6, 1893, and filed in the Clerk's Office Jan- 
uary 6, 1893. 

9. Deed from William F. Conner and John Roark, dated Feb- 
ruary 11, 1892, conveying part of Lot 122, in same district. Section, 
County and State, containing 72.5 acres, including equity in Reed's 
Bridge or Ringgold road, recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior 
Court, Book I, pages 42 and 43, of the deed records of Catoosa 
County, 



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10. Deed from William F. Conner and John Roark, dated Feb- 
ruary 11, 1893, conveying part of Lot 122, in same District, Section, 
County and State, containing 85.10 acres, recorded in the Clerk's 
Office of the Superior Court in Book I, pages 43 and 44, of the deed 
records of Catoosa County. 

11. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 130, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 123.13 acres, in case No. 167, 
The United States v. Augustus Peters, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
February 11, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 11, 1892. 

12. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 130, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 40 acres, in case No. 168, 
The United States v. Joseph Peters, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
February 11, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 11, 1892. 

13. Deed from Joseph Peters and Augustus Peters, dated Feb- 
ruary 13, 1892, conveying Lot 130, in same District, Section, County 
and State, containing 163.13 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of 
the Superior Court in Book H, page 448 of the deed records of 
Catoosa County. 

14. Decree of condemnation for Lot 131, in same District, Section, 
County and State, containing 168.68 acres, in case No. 138, The 
United States v. Benjamin L. Carlock, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
December 17, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 17, 1891. 

15. Deed from Benjamin L. Carlock, dated February 10, 1892, 
conveying Lot 131, in same District, Section, County and State, con- 
taining 168.68 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book H, page 432, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

16. Decree of condemnation for Lot 132, in same District, Section, 
County and State, containing 164.90 acres, in case No. 139, The 
United States v. George A. Thomas et al., in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
December 18, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 18, 1891. 

17. Deed from Georgia A. Thomas et al., dated February 12, 1892, 
conveying Lot 132, in same District, Section, County and State, con- 
taining 164.90 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office" of the Superior 
Court, Book H, page 424, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

18. Decree of condemnation for Lot 133, in same District, Section, 
County and State, containing 165 acres, in case No. 133, The United 
States v. Joseph C. Kelley, in the Circuit Court of the United States 
for the Northern District of Georgia, Decree rendered December 16, 
1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 16, 1891. 

19. Deed from Joseph C. Kelley, dated October 9, 1891, conveying 
Lot 133, in same District, Section, County and State, containing 165 
acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book II, 
page 412, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

20. Decree of condemnation for Lot 134, in Ninth District, Fourth 
Section, of Walker County, Ga., containing 174.80 acres, in case No. 
135, The United States v. Samuel T. Osborn, in the Circuit Court of 
the United States for the Northern District of Georgia, Decree ren- 
dered December 16, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 
16, 1891. 



GEORGIA. 61 

21. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 135 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 79.80 acres, in case No. 128, 
The United States v. Elizabeth C. Corbley, in the Circuit Court of 
the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered December 16, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 
16, 1891. 

22. Decree of condemnation for jmrt of Lot 135 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 87.08 acres, in case No. 129, 
The United States v. Milton Corbley, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered December 16, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 
16, 1891. 

23. Deed from Milton, Richmond C., and Elizabeth C. Corbley, 
dated October 7, 1891, conveying Lot 135 in same District, Section, 
County and State, containing 167 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office 
of the Superior Court, Book No. 7, pages 377 and 378, of the deed 
records of Walker County. 

24. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 154 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 97 acres, in case No. 134, The 
United States v. Mary J. Merciers et al., in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered December 17, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 17, 
1891. 

25. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 155 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 14.9 acres, also for part of 
Lot 170 in same District, etc., containing 24J acres, in case No. 130, 
The United States v. Lee H. Dyer in the Circuit Court of the United 
States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered De- 
cember 16, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 16, 1891. 

26. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 155 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 150.2 acres, also for part of 
Lot 170 in same District, etc., containing 104J acres, in case No. 131, 
The United States v. S. B. Dyer, in the Circuit Court of the United 
States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered De- 
cember 17, 1891, and filed in Clerk's Office December 17, 1891. 

27. Deed from Sillsbee Dyer et al., dated October 7, 1891, convey- 
ing Lot 155, containing 165 acres, and Lot 170, containing 178 acres, 
both in said same District, Section, County and State, recorded in 
the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book No. 7, pages 375 to 377, 
of the deed records of Walker County. 

28. Decree of condemnation for Lot 156, in Ninth District, Fourth 
Section of Catoosa County, Ga., containing 152.96 acres, in case No. 
136, The United States v. I. W. McConnell and James W. Crouch, in 
the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of 
Georgia. Decree rendered December 16, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's 
Office December 16, 1891. 

29. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 157, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 121.25 acres, in case No. 140, 
The United States v. Mary Freeman, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
December 17, 1891, and filed in Clerk's Office December 17, 1891. 

30. Deed from Mary V. Bird, formerly Mary V. Freeman, dated 
February 12, 1892, conveying part of Lot 157, containing 121.25 acres, 
recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book H, page 
434, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 



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31. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 157, in the same Dis- 
trict, Section, County and State, containing 40 acres, in case No. 141, 
The United States v. A. C. Stone and J. M. Jones, in the Circuit Court 
of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree 
rendered December 18, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 
18, 1891. 

32. Deed from Adrian C. Stone and James M. Jones, dated Febru- 
ary 12, 1892, conveying part of Lot 157, in same District, Section, 
County and State, containing 40 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office 
of the Superior Court, Book H, page 426, of the deed records of 
Catoosa County. 

33. Decree of condemnation for Lot 158, in the same District, Sec- 
tion, County and State, containing 163.56 acres, in case No. 142, The 
United States v. Don Cameron Reed, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
December 18, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 18, 1891. 

34. Deed from D. C. Reed, dated February 10, 1892, conveying Lot 
158 in same District, Section, County and State, containing 163.56 
acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book H, 
page 431, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

35. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 159 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 80.50 acres, in case No. 169, 
The United States v. Edgar L. Park, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
February 11, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 11, 1892. 

36. Deed from Edgar L. Park, dated February 10, 1892, conveying 
part of Lot 159 in same District, Section, County and State, contain- 
ing 80.50 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, 
Book H, page 452, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

37. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 159 of the same Dis- 
trict, Section, County and State, containing 80.50 acres, in case No. 
171, The United States v. N. White Smith, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
February 10, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 10, 1892. 

38. Deed from N. White Smith, dated February 10, 1892, conveying 
part of Lot 159 in same District, Section, County and State, contain- 
ing 80.50 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, 
Book H, page 456, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

39. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 167 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 37.05 acres, in case No. 151, 
The United States v. Joseph W. Osborn, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
December 18, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 18, 1891. 

40. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 166, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 84.04 acres, in case No. 166, 
Tlie United States v. Joseph W. Osborn in .the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered February 10, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 10, 
1892. 

41. Deed from Joseph W. Osborn, dated February 13, 1892, convey- 
ing part of Lot 167 in same District, Section, County and State, con- 
taining 37.50 acres, also part of Lot 166 same District, etc. Containing 
84.04 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book 
H, page 454, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 



GEOEGIA. 63 

42. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 167 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 78.41 acres, in case No. 144, 
The United States v. William F. Conner, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
January 6, 1893, and filed in the Clerk's Office January 6, 1893. 

43. Deed from William F. Conner, dated March 27, 1893, convey- 
ing part of Lot 167 in same District, Section, County and State, con- 
taining 78.41 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book I, pages 40-41, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

44. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 167 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 49.8 acres, in case No. 143, The 
United States v. John C. Speers, in the Circuit Court of the United 
States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered De- 
cember 18, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 18, 1891. 

45. Deed from John C. Speers, dated February 10, 1892, conveying 
part of Lot 167 in same District, Section, County and State, contain- 
ing 49.80 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, 
Book H, page 445, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

46. Decree of condemnation for Lot 168 in same District, Section, 
County and State, containing 163 acres, in case No. 145, The United 
States v. Geo. W. Brotherton et al., in the Circuit Court of the United 
States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered Decem- 
ber 17, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 18, 1891. See 
also Decree in same cause amending former Decree, rendered May 
3, 1892, and filed with original Decree. 

47. Deed from James L. Brotherton et al., dated February 12, 1892, 
conveying Lot 168 in same District, Section, County and State, con- 
taining 163 acres. Eecorded in Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, 
Book H, page 513, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

48. Quitclaim Deed from Wm. J. Brotherton, dated April 25, 1892, 
conveying Lot 168 of the same District, Section, County and State, 
containing 160 acres. Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book H, page 516, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

49. Decree of condemnation for Lot 169 in the same District, Sec- 
tion, County and State, containing 159.38 acres in case No. 127, The 
United States v. George W. Brotherton et al., in the Circuit Court 
of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree 
rendered December 16, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 
16, 1891. 

50. Deed from James L. Brotherton et al., dated October 9, 1891, 
conveying Lot 169 in the same District, Section, County and State, 
containing 160 acres. Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book H, page 410, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

51. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 170 in the Ninth Dis- 
trict, Fourth Section of Walker County, Ga., containing 49J acres, in 
case No. 132, The United States v. William M. Ireland, in the Cir- 
cuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. 
Decree rendered December 16, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office 
December 16, 1891. 

52. Deed from Charles J. Osburn, dated June 25, 1892, conveying 
part of Lot 171 in same District, Section, County and State, contain- 
ing 8 acres and reversionary interest in right of way occupied by Chat- 
tanooga, Rome and Columbus Railroad. Recorded in Clerk's Office 



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of Superior Court, Book No. 8, pages 358 and 359, of the deed records 
of Walker County. 

53. Deed from Julia A. Kush, dated May 25, 1892, conveying part of 
Lot 171, same District, Section, County and State, containing 6.93 
acres less a right of way granted to the Chattanooga, Eome and Co- 
lumbus Railroad Company, 60 feet wide and 671 feet long, also con- 
veys reversionary interest in said right of way. Recorded in the 
Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book No. 8, pages 356 to 358, of 
the deed records of Walker County. 

54. Deed from W. M. Weathers, dated October 8, 1892, conveying 
part of Lot 171 of the same District, Section, County and State, 
containing 20,600 square feet, known as Lot 1, Battlefield Station. 
Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book No. 8, 
pages 413 and 414, of the deed records of Walker County. 

55. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 191 in same. District, 
Section, County and State, containing 3.9 acres ; also part of Lot 190, 
same District, etc., containing 0.93 acre, in case No. 174, The United 
States v. Mary Weathers, in the Circuit Court of the United States 
for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered February 10, 
1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 10, 1892. See' also 
Decree in same case amending former Decree, rendered May 3, 1892, 
and filed with original decree. 

56. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 191 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 185 acres, case No. 155, The 
United States v. George W. Brotherton, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for thQ Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered December 17, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 17, 
1891. 

57. Deed from George W. Brotherton, dated February 10, 1892, 
conveying part of Lot 191, in same District, Section, County and 
State, containing 185 acres, and also his reversionary interest in the 
land occupied by the Chattanooga, Rome and Columbus Railroad. 
Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book No. 8, 
pages 274 and 275, of the deed records of Walker County. 

58. Decree of condemnation for Lot 192 in Ninth District, Fourth 
Section of Catoosa County, Ga., containing 173.80 acres, in case No. 
162, The United States v. J. A. Gross et al., in the Circuit Court of 
the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered February 11, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 11, 
1892. 

59. Decree of condemnation for Lot 193 in same District, Section, 
County and State, containing 183.31 acres, in case No. 149, The 
United States v. Sarah E. Case et al., in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered December 18, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 18, 
1891. 

60. Deed from Frank P. Case et al., dated February 10, 1892, 
conveying Lot 193 in same District, Section, County and State, con- 
taining 183.31 acres. Recorded in Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book H, page 443, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

61. Deed from James C. Gordon, dated February 10, 1892, con- 
veying Lot 193 in same District, Section, County and State, in- 
cluding "all interest," etc. Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the 
Superior Court, Book H, page 447, of the deed records of Catoosa 
County. 



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62. Decree of condemnation for Lot 194 in same District, Section, 
County and State, containing 170 acres, in case No. 148, The United 
States v. James C. Gordon, in the Circuit Court of the United States 
for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered December IT, 

1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December IT, 1891. 

63. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 195, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 135.91 acres ; also part of Lot 
166 in same District, etc., containing 82 acres; also part of Lot 203 
in same District, etc., containing 92 acres, in case No. 163, The United 
States v. James C. Gordon, in the Circuit Court of the United States 
for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered February 11, 

1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 11, 1892. See also agree- 
ment between J. C. Gordon and U. S. Agent filed in said cause reserv- 
ing creek and water power, etc., dated November 25, 1891. 

64. Deed from James C. Gordon, dated August 2, 1892, conveying 
part of Lot 194, in same District, Section, County and State, con- 
taining 1TO acres; also part of Lot 195, in same District, etc., con- 
taining 135.91 acres ; also part of Lot 203, in same District, etc., 
containing 92 acres; also part of Lot 166, in same District, etc., 
containing 82 acres. Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book H, page 524, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

65. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 204 in same District, 




Georgia. 

rendered February 12, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 
12, 1892. See also Decree in the same case amending former Decree, 
rendered May 3, 1892, and filed with original decree. 

66. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 205 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 0.38 acre, in case No. 160, The 
United States v. The Crawfish Springs Land Company, in the Circuit 
Court of the L T nited States for the Northern District of Georgia. 
Decree rendered December 18, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office 
December 18, 1891. 

6T. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 205 in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing T6.55 acres, in case No. 146, 
The United States v. Samuel W. Devine, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree rendered 
May 21, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office May 21, 1892. 

68. Deed from Samuel W. Devine, dated March 14, 1892, convey- 
ing part of Lot 205 in said District, Section, County and State, con- 
taining T6.55 acres. Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book H, page 518, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

69. Decree or condemnation for part of Lot 206 in Ninth District, 
Fourth Section of Walker County, Ga., containing 80.T2 acres, in 
case No. 154, The United States v. James R. Horton, in the Circuit 
Court of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. 
Decree rendered December 18, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office De- 
cember 18, 1891. 

TO. Deed from James R. Horton, dated April 16, 1892, conveying 
part of Lot 206 in same District, Section, County and State, contain- 
ing T9.T2 acres. Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, 
Book No. 8, pages 2T6 and 2TT, of the deed records of Walker County. 

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71. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 206, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 10 acres, in case No. 175, The 
United States v. Mary Weathers et al., in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered February 12, 1892, and filed in Clerk's Office February 12, 1892. 

72. Decree- of condemnation for part of Lot 206, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 80.72 acres, in case No. 153, 
The United States v. W. M. Ireland, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered December 16, 1891, and filed in the Clerk's Office December 16, 
1891. 

73. Deed from W. M. Ireland, dated February 10, 1892, conveying 
part of Lot 206, of the same District, Section, County and State, con- 
taining 80.72 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book No. 8, pages 162 and 163, of the Deed records of Walker 
County. 

74. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 227, in same District, 
Section, County and State, and part of Lot 228, in same District and 
Section of Catoosa County, Ga., containing 57 acres, in case No. 161, 
The United States v. The Crawfish Springs Land Co., in the Circuit 
Court of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. 
Decree rendered February 11, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office 
February 11, 1892. See also Decree in same case amending former 
Decree, rendered March 30, 1892, and filed with original Decree. 

75. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 205, in Ninth District, 
Fourth Section of Catoosa County, Ga., containing 76.17 acres; also 
part of Lot 228 in same District, etc., containing 37 acres, in con- 
solidated cases Nos. 147 and 170, The United States v. Joseph T. 
Scott et al., in the Circuit Court of the United States for the North- 
ern District of Georgia. Decree rendered June 23, 1893, and filed in 
the Clerk's Office June 23, 1893. 

76. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 229, of the same Dis- 
trict, Section, County and State, containing 90.50 acres, in case No. 
173, The United States v. Samuel Hall et al., in the Circuit Court of 
the United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered February 12, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 12, 
1892. See also Decree in same case amending former Decree, ren- 
dered May 3, 1892, and filed with original Decree. 

77. Decree of condemnation for part of Lot 230, in same District, 
Section, County and State, containing 155.54 acres, in case No. 164, 
The United States v. Jeptha F. Hunt, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the Northern District of Georgia. Decree ren- 
dered February 11, 1892, and filed in the Clerk's Office February 11, 
1892. 

78. Deed from Jeptha F. Hunt, dated February 27, 1892, convey- 
ing part of Lot 230, in same District, Section, County and State, 
containing 155.54 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book H, page 441, of the deed records of Catoosa County. 

79. Deed from M. M. Church and Leon A. Camp, dated May 11, 
1898, conveying Lot 94, in the Ninth District and Fourth Section of 
Catoosa County, containing 160 acres. Deed recorded in the Clerk's 
Office of the Superior Court in Book J, pages 61 and 62, of the deed 
records of Catoosa County. 



GEORGIA. 67 

80. Deed from Caroline M. Braden, 'dated May 16, 1898, convey- 
ing a part of Lot 171, in the Ninth District, Fourth Section of 
Walker County, containing one-third of an acre. Deed recorded in 
Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, in Deed Record 12, on pages 
423 and 424, of the records of Walker County. 

(See Fort Oglethorpe, page 75 post.} 

80a. Deed from Sarah E. and Joseph N. Wilson, dated August 18, 
1902, conveying a portion of Lot 85, containing 32.50 acres; and a 
portion of Lot 96, containing 64.91 acres, situated in the Ninth Dis- 
trict, Fourth Section of Catoosa County ; deed recorded in Deed Book 
K, pages 140-142, of the records of said county. 

. 80b. Deed from Martha A. Ward and Hariet E. Wilson, dated 
August 5, 1902, conveying a portion of Lot 96, containing 69.83 acres, 
situated in the Ninth District, Fourth Section of Catoosa County; 
deed recorded in Deed Book K, page 149, of the records of said 
county. 

80c. Deed from Elizabeth Cannon and Thomas Cannon, her hus- 
band, dated August 8, 1902, conveying a portion of Lot 96, contain- 
ing 20 acres, situated in the Ninth District, Fourth Section of 
Catoosa County; deed recorded in Deed Book K, pages 150-151, of 
the records of said county. 

80d. Deed from George W. Schmitt and Bell Schmitt, his wife, 
dated August 2, 1902, conveying a portion of Lot 85, containing 17 
acres, situated in Ninth District, Fourth Section of Catoosa County; 
deed recorded in Book K, page 139, of the records of said county. 

80e. Deed from Thomas Tallent and Sarah Tallent, his wife, dated 
August 5, 1902, conveying a portion of Lot 85, containing 9 acres; 
and a portion of Lot 84, containing approximately one -tenth of an 
acre, situated in the Ninth District, Fourth Section of Catoosa 
County ; deed recorded in Deed Book K, pages 137-138, of the records 
of said county. 

80f. Deed from Adelphia Barringer, dated July 28, 1902, convey- 
ing a portion of Lot 84, containing 1.24 acres, situated in Ninth Dis- 
trict, Fourth Section of Catoosa County ; deed recorded in Deed Book 
K, pages 142-143, of the records of said county. 

80g. Deed from Joseph B. Dixon and Sarah M. Dixon, his wife, 
dated August 7th, 1902, conveying a portion of Lot 97, containing 
124.69 acres, situated in Ninth District, Fourth Section of Catoosa 
County; deed recorded in Deed Book K, pages 128-129, of the rec- 
ords of said county. 

80h. Deed from John Quincy Adams and Laura R. Adams, his 
wife, dated August 13, 1902, conveying a portion of Lot 97, contain- 
ing 20.54 acres, situated in Ninth District, Fourth Section of Catoosa 
County; deed recorded in Deed Book K, pages 130-131, of the rec- 
ords 01 said county. 

80i. Deed from Macklena Flock, dated August 8, 1902, conveying 
a portion of Lot 97, containing 6 acres, situated in Ninth District, 
Fourth Section of Catoosa County; deed recorded in Deed Book K, 
pages 131-132, of the records of said county. 

80k. Deed from Samuel W. Divine, dated August 5, 1902, convey- 
ing a portion of Lot 98, containing 32.8 acres, situated in Ninth Dis- 
trict, Fourth Section of Walker County; deed recorded in Book 15 
of Deeds, page 522, of the records of said county. 



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801. Deed from Laura A. Sowell, guardian for A. B. Howell, a 
lunatic, dated February 3, 1903, conveying a portion of Lot 83, con- 
taining 108.1 acres, situated in Ninth District, Fourth Section of 
Walker County ; deed recorded in Book 16 of Deeds, page 196, of the 
records of said county. 

80m. Deed from Mrs. Mary A. Scott, et al., dated May 19, 1903, 
conveying a portion of Lot 85, containing 115.46 acres ; and a portion 
of Lot 84, containing 37.99 acres ; and a portion of Lot 84, containing 
15.05 acres; situated in the Ninth District, Fourth Section of Ca- 
toosa County; deed recorded in Deed Book K, pages 251-255, of the 
records of said county. The conveyance of the tract of 37.99 acres 
in Lot 84, is made subject " to the interest conveyed by deed from 
John H. Scott, deceased, to G. W. Kelley, et al., trustees, dated 
December 14, 1883, recorded in Book F, page 170, in the land records 
of Catoosa County, in a tract of two acres, more or less, in the south- 
west corner of the parcel of land herein conveyed ". (For extin- 
guishment of this claim see " 80n " infra.) 

80n. Deed from Lee Fossett, et al., trustees of the Cloud Spring 
Missiona^ Baptist Church, dated December 4, 1902, conveying to the 
United States all the right, title and interest of said Church, or 
themselves, as said trustees, to the right of way in the grant from 
W. H. Hargrave and John H. Scott, dated December 12, 1883; as 
well as to the tract of land mentioned in the grant from John H. 
Scott, dated December 14, 1883 ; referred to in * 4 80m " supra. Deed 
recorded in Book K, pages 431-438. of the records of said county. 

80o. Deed from AY. H. Hargrave and Birdie L. Bennett nee Har- 
grave, dated August 14, 1902, conveying a portion of Lot 84, contain- 
ing 95.45 acres, and a portion of Lot 84, containing 30.06 acres, situ- 
ated in Ninth District, Fourth Section of Catoosa County; deed 
recorded in Book K, pages 672-675, of the records of said county. 

80p. Deed from same parties, dated September 26, 1902, correcting 
error in description of first parcel in preceding deed (80o).; deed 
recorded in Book K, pages 668-671, records of Catoosa County, 
Georgia. 

TENNESSEE 

81. Deed from J. J. Myers and wife, dated April 5, 1893, convey- 
ing an undivided half interest in 3f acres, in Hamilton County, 
Tenn. (Orchard Knob.) Deed and Plat entered in Notebook No. 7, 
page 527. and recorded in Book M, Vol. 5, page 15, et seq., of the 
deed records of Hamilton County. 

82. Deed from the McCallie Avenue Land and Improvement Com- 
pany, dated April 6, 1893, conveying 3.7 acres, in Hamilton County, 
Tenn. (Orchard Knob.) Deed and Plat entered in Notebook No. 7, 
page 527, and recorded in Book M, Vol. 5. page 18 et seq., of same 
records. 

83. Deed from Mary Anderson et al., dated April 20, 1893, convey- 
ing an undivided interest in 3| acres, in Hamilton County, Tenn. 
(Orchard Knob.) Deed and Plat entered in Notebook No. 7, page 
527, and recorded in Book M, Vol. 5, page 11 et seq., of same records. 

84. Deed from The Bragg Hill Land Company, dated March 16. 
1893, conveying about 2.50 acres, therein described, in Hamilton 
County, Tenn. (Bragg's Headquarters.) Deed and Plat entered in 
Notebook No. 7, page 477, and recorded in Book K, Vol. 5, page 28 et 
seq., of same records. 



GEORGIA. 60 

85. Deed from Kate M. James et al., dated December 19, 1892, con- 
veying 5.25 acres therein described, in Hamilton County, Tenn. 
(De Long Place, Missionary Ridge.) Deed and Plat entered in 
Notebook No. 7, page 397, and recorded in Book G, Vol. 5, page 73 
et seq., of same records. 

86. Deed from Jesse D. Trueblood and wife, dated December 8, 
1894, conveying 17.70 acres, excepting Lots 5, 0, 02 and 03, therein 
described, in Hamilton County, Tenn. (Tnieblood's.) Deed, etc., 
entered in Notebook No. 8, page 190, and recorded in Book X, Vol. 
5, .page 322 et seq., of same records. 

87. Deed from C. A. Crow and wife, dated November 21, 1894, 
conveying 12 acres in Hamilton County, Tenn. Deed, etc., entered 
in Notebook No. 8, page 100, and recorded in Book X, Vol. 5, page 
54 et seq., of same records. (See 90 infra.) 

88. Deed from Philomene P. Myer, dated November 20, 1894, con- 
veying Lots 5 and in Trueblood's subdivision of Sherman Heights, 
in Hamilton County, Tenn. Deed, etc., entered in Notebook No. 8, 
page 203, and recorded in Book X, Vol. 5, page 404 et seq., of same 
records. 

89. Deed from the Covenant Building and Loan Association, dated 
March 5, 1905, conveying Lots 02 and 63, in Trueblood's subdivision, 
etc., Hamilton County, Tenn. Deed, etc.', entered in Notebook No. 8, 
p. 203, and recorded in Book X, Vol. 5, page 400 et seq., of same rec- 
ords. (See 97 infra.) 

90. Deed from John A. Moon and wife, dated November 22, 1894, 
conveying about 15.75 acres on Missionary Ridge, in Hamilton 
County, Tenn. Deed, etc., entered in Notebook No. 8, page 100, and 
recorded in Book X, Vol. 5, page 51 et seq., of same records. 

91. Deed from Mrs. N. J. McMillin, dated September 4, 1890, con- 
veying 35.8 acres of land ; also right of way over the land held as an 
easement; and also all interest in lands lying between the Chatta- 
nooga and Lookout Mountain Railway and the base of the west 
bluff of Lookout Mountain, in Hamilton County, Tenn. Deed en- 
tered in Notebook No. 8, page 309, and recorded in Book F, Vol. 6, 
page 712 et seq., of same records. 

92. Deed from W. G. E. Cunnyngham and wife et al., dated Sep- 
tember 4, 1890, conveying 40.20 acres of land in the Seventeenth Dis- 
trict of Hamilton County, Tenn. Deed entered in Notebook No. 8, 
page 384, and recorded in Book H, Vol. 0, page 339 et seq., of same 
records. 

93. Deed from E. W. Wallace and wife, dated December 21, 1890, 
conveying 144,000 square feet of land in the Seventeenth District of 
Hamilton County, Tenn. Deed entered in Notebook No. 8, page 
384, and recorded in Book H, Vol. G, page 338 et seq., of same records. 

94. Deed from Elmer J. Smart et al., trustees, dated July 15, 1898, 
conveying certain land therein described. Deed recorded in Book O, 
Vol. 0, page 471 et seq.. of same records. ' 

95. Deed from T. G. Barnhill and wife, dated July 24th 1899, 
conveying 2.7 acres, more or less, in the Sixth Civil District of 
Hamilton County. Deed entered in Note Book No. 9, Page 150, and 
recorded in Book U, Volume 0, page 9 et seq., of same records. 

90. Deed from C. A. Crow, dated February 5, 1900, conveying the 
12 acres mentioned in deed 87 of this book; deed being to correct 
error in instrument dated November 21, 1894. Entered in Note 



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Book No. 9, page 190, and recorded in Book V, Volume 6, page 452 
et seq., of same records. 

97. Deed from Mrs. N. J. McMillin, dated March 16, 1900, con- 
veying one-twentieth of an acre, more or less, to correct error in deed 
number 89, this book. Deed entered in Note Book No. 9, page 
209, and recorded in Book V, volume 6, page 676, of same records. 

97a. Deed from Daniel Butterfield and wife, dated April 25, 1900, 
conveying, at the request of the Governor of the State of New York, 
four parcels of land, containing, respectively, nearly one acre, 0.175 
acre, 0.175 acre, and about one-tenth acre, in Hamilton County, 
Tenn. ; deed recorded in Book E, volume 8, page 330 et seq., of same 
records. 

97b. Deed from the Seventy-third Regiment Pennsylvania Vet- 
eran Volunteer Association, by Hugh Kennedy and William Fees, 
attorneys specially authorized for the purpose, dated November 14, 
1905, to site in the village of Sherman Heights, Hamilton County, 
Tenn., upon which to erect the monument of said Association. Deed 
recorded in Book J, volume 8, page 96 et seq., of same records. 

ROADWAYS 

The following deeds convey the title to certain tracts acquired for 
roadway purposes: 

Ringgold Road. This road extends from the eastern boundary of 
the Park to the New York Monument in Ringgold Park. 

98. Deed from John S. Love et al., dated August 19, 1896, and 
recorded in Book J, Page 356, of the records of Catoosa County. 

99. Deed from J. P. Speer et al., dated September 1, 1896,' and 
recorded in Book J, Page 350, of same records. 

100. Deed from J. J. Reed et al., dated - , , 1896, and 
recorded in Book J, Pages 484 to 486, of same records. 

101. Deed from J. S. Love et al., dated September 1, 1896, and 
recorded in Book J, Page 368, of same records. 

102. Deed from W. H. Albright et al., dated September 1, 1896, 
and recorded in Book J, Pages 458 to 461, of same records. 

103. Deed from G. E. D. Russell et al., dated September 1, 1896, 
and recorded in Book J, Pages 461 to 463, of same records. 

104. Deed from W. T. Park et al., dated September 1, 1896, and 
recorded in Book J, Page 398, of same records. 

105. Deed from L. L. and C. P. Hitt, dated September 1, 1896, and 
recorded in Book J, Pages 340 to 344, of same records. 

106. Deed from W. T. Park, dated September 1, 1896, and re- 
corded in Book J, Page 378, of same records. 

107. Deed from F. M. Powell, dated September 1, 1896, and re- 
corded in Book J, Page 360, of same records. 

108. Deed from T. E. Anderson et al., dated September 1, 1896, 
and recorded in Book J, Pages 343 and 344, of same records. 

109. Deed from J. T. Robinson et al, dated September 1, 1896, and 
recorded in Book J, Page 364, of same records. 

110. Deed from Jacob R. Peters, dated September 15, 1896, and 
recorded in Book J, Page 381, of same records. 

111. Deed from J. J. Reed, dated September 15, 1896, and recorded 
in Book J, Page 375, of same records. 

112. Deed from Helen McDaniell, dated August 17, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book J, Page 365, of same records. 



GEORGIA. 71 

113. Deed from the Commissioners Town of Ringgold, dated June 
28, 1899, and recorded in Book J, Page 346, of same records. 

114. Deed from W. I. Jobe et al., dated August 14, 1899, and re- 
corded in Book J, Page 373, of same records. 

115. Deed from J. W. Cavender, dated August 31, 1899, and re- 
corded in Book J, Page 354, of same records. 

116. Deed from A. P. Yates et al., dated September 23, 1899, and 
recorded in Book J, Page 370, of same records. 

Reeds Bridge Road. This road extends from the La Fayette Road 
to the eastern boundary of the Park near Jays Mill. 

117. Deed from Jesse B. Beaver, dated December 28, 1900, and re- 
corded in Book J, Page 591, of the records of Catoosa County. 

118. Deed from Martha A. Ward et aL, dated September 13, 1901, 
and recorded in Book J, Pages 713 and 714, of same records. 

119. Deed from Jos. B. Dixon, dated October 7, 1901, and recorded 
in Book J, Pages 730 and 731, of same records. 

120. Deed from C. R. Love, dated October 12, 1901, and recorded 
in Book J, Pages 739 and 740, of same records. 

Reeds Bridge Road Extension. This road extends from La Fay- 
ette Road to the Rapid Transit Railroad Terminus. 

121. Deed from the Rapid Transit Company of Chattanooga, 
dated March 15, 1901, and recorded in Book 14, Page 563, of the rec- 
ords of Walker County. 

Rossville and Vittetoe (Dry Valley) Road. This road is one of the 
approaches to the Park, and the deeds cover the right of way be- 
tween the La Fayette Road at Rossville and junction of the "Mullis- 
McFarland Gap Road " at the Murdock trestle, in the heart of Me- 
Farland Gap. 

122. Deed from H. T. Olmstead, dated March 26, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 393, of same records. 

123. Deed from Mrs. M. H. Gibson, dated March 28, 1902, and 
recorded in Book 15, Page 394, of same records. 

124. Deed from John M. McFarland, dated March 29, 1902, and 
recorded in Book 15, Page 395, of same records. 

125. Deed from T. F. McFarland, dated March 29, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 387, of same records. 

126. Deed from I. M. Flegal, dated March 29, 1902, and recorded in 
Book 15, Page 406, of same records. 

127. Deed from Wiley Wall, dated March 29, 1902, and recorded 
in Book 15, Page 397, of same records. 

128. Deed from C. A. Siekenknecht, dated March 29, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 393, of same records. 

129. Deed from George Usmiller, dated March 29, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 401, of same records. 

130. Deed from R. B. Stegall, dated March 29, 1902, and recorded 
in Book 15, Page 398, of same records. 

131. Deed from John C. Schmitt, dated April 1, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 396, of same records. 

132. Deed from J. A. McFarland, dated April 2, 1902, and recorded 
in Book 15, Page 399, of same records. 

133. Deed from Mrs. A. E. Morrison, dated April 2, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 404, of same records. 

134. Deed from J. R. Conley, dated April 14, 1902, and recorded in 
Book 15, Page 391, of same records. 



72 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

135. Deed from J. E. McFarland, dated April 16, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 387, of same records. 

136. Deed from James R. McFarland, dated April 16, 1902, and 
recorded in Book 15, Page 404, of same records. 

137. Deed from J. R. McFarland, dated April 16, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 402, of same records. 

138. Deed from T. E. Waters, dated April 28, 1902, and recorded 
in Book 15, Page 401, of same records. 

139. Deed from Mrs. M. M. Thomas, dated April 29, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 395, of same records. 

140. Deed from E. W. Royce, dated April 29, 1902, and recorded in 
Book 15, Page 403, of same records. 

141. Deed from E. C. Blighton and wife, dated May 9, 1902, and 
recorded in Book 15, Page 400, of same records. 

142. Deed from the Chickamauga Cement Company, dated May 14, 
1902, and recorded in Book 15, Page 405, of same records. 

143. Deed from John M. McFarland, dated July 21, 1902, and 
recorded in Book 15, Page 465, of same records. 

Dry Valley and Crawfish Springs Road. This road is one of the 
approaches to the Park and reaches from McFarland Gap to the inter- 
section of the "Lee and Gordon Mills Road." While completing 
inclosure around the Park, some right of way was required for this 
road in order to place the fence along its western boundary, provided 
by law. This necessitated limited construction work, and the right 
of way deeds inclosed were obtained for that purpose. 

144. Deed from Amanda E. Smith and husband, dated March 21, 
1902, and recorded in Book 15, Page 408, of the records of Walker 
County. 

145. Deed from Miles Weathers, dated December 16, 1902, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 198, of same records. 

Glass Mill Road. This road from Crawfish Springs to Glass Mill 
is one of the approaches to the Park. 

146. Deed from J. T. Glass, administrator, etc., and R. C. Stotts, 
dated August 14, 1901, and recorded in Book 15, Page 116, of the 
records of Walker County. 

147. Deed from J. J. Davis, dated August 14, 1901, and recorded 
in Book 15, Page 112, of same records. 

148. Deed from Pattsy P. Shaver and Sarah E. Bowman, dated 
August 14, 1901, and recorded in Book 15, Page 114, of same records. 

149. Deed from D. G. Elder, dated November 15, 1901, and re- 
corded in Book 15, Page 171, of same records. 

150. Deed from Gordon Lee et al., dated November 20, 1901, and 
recorded in Book 15, Page 178, of same records. 

151. Deed from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the city of 
Chickamauga, dated April 25, 1902, and recorded in Book 15, Page 
439, of same records. 

Lafayette Extension Road. This road extends from Lee and Gor- 
don's Mill to the Corporation line. 

152. Deed from Mrs. T. H. Hunt, dated August 6, 1896, and re- 
corded in Book I, Pages 681 and 682, of the records of Catoosa 
County. 

153. Deed from Harrison Goree and J. C. Wardlaw, dated August 
2, 1897, and recorded in Book 13, Page 93, of the records of Walker 
County. 



GEORGIA. 73 

154. Deed from J. B. Wheeler Estate, dated August 5, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Pages 100 and 101, of same records. 

155. Deed from Mrs. Laura G. Snow, dated August 5, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 73, of same records. 

156. Deed from S. M. Warthen, administrator etc., dated August 
5, 1897, and recorded in Book 15, Page 432, of same records. 

157. Deed from Benjamin L. Chastain Sr. and W. H. Neely, dated 
August 5, 1897, and recorded in Book 13, Page 116, of same records. 

158. Deed from The Joseph Henderson Estate, dated August 6, 
1897, and recorded in .Book I, Page 684, of the records of Catoosa 
County. 

159. Deed from Mary A. Jones, dated August 6, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 12, Page 322, of the records of Walker County. 

160. Deed from Daniel Bolton, dated August 6, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 12, Pages 326 and 327, of same records. 

161. Deed from Mrs. L. A. Neyman, dated August 14, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 63, of the same records. 

162. Deed from Mrs. E. J. Catlett, dated August 14, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 64, of same records. 

163. Deed from William Nave, dated August 14, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 61, of same records. 

164. Deed from J. F. Catlett, dated August 14, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 97, of same records. 

165. Deed from John B. Henderson, dated August 16, 1897, and 
recorded in Book I, Pages 690 to 692, of the records of Catoosa 
County. 

166. Deed from Joel J. Jones, dated August 16, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 12, Pages 323 and 324, of the records of Walker County. 

167. Deed from Absalom N. Reichard, dated August 16, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 12, Pages 328 and 329, of same records. 

168. Deed from A. P. Warrenfells, dated August 17, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 70, of same records. 

169. Deed from John R. Tyner, dated August 18, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 55, of same records. 

170. Deed from John R. Tyner, dated August 18, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 59, of same records. 

171. Deed from D. M. Carroll, dated August 18, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 57, of same records. 

- 172. Deed from J. C. Knox, dated August 18, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 78, of same records. 

173. Deed from R. O. Rogers, dated August 18, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 75, of same records. 

174. Deed from J. M. Shields Jr., dated August 19, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 85, of same records. 

175. Deed from J. W. Keys, dated August 19, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 58, of same records. 

176. Deed from William Glass, dated August 19, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 62, of same records. 

177. Deed from William Glass, dated August 19, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 88, of same records. 

178. Deed from John R. Tyner, dated August 20, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 80, of same records. 

179. Deed from William Nave, dated August 20, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 81, of same records. 



74 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

180. Deed from Mrs. S. A. Warthen, dated August 21, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 76, of same records. 

181. Deed from Mrs. S. A. Warthen, dated August 21, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 92, of same records. 

182. Deed from Mrs. Alice A. Deck, dated August 23, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 12, Page 330, of same records. 

183. Deed from Mrs. Alice A. Deck, dated August 23, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 12, Page 332, of same records. 

184. Deed from Oliver P. Fonts, dated August 24, 1898, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 42, of same records. 

185. Deed from J. T. Warrenfells, dated August 24, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 69, of same records. 

186. Deed from D. T. Scoggins, dated August 25, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 95, of same records. 

187. Deed from the J. B. Wheeler Estate, dated August 25, 1897, 
and recorded, in Book 13, Page 99, of same records. 

188. Deed from Willis Jones and Rees Jones, agents etc., dated 
August 28, 1897, and recorded in Book 13, Page 53, of same records. 

189. Deed from Mary A. Jones, dated August 30, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book I, Pages 687 and 688, of the records of Catoosa 
County. 

190. Deed from William Ball, dated August 30, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 114, of the records of Walker County. 

191. Deed from Joseph Deck, dated September 2, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 49, of same records. 

192. Deed from Gordon Lee et al., dated September 20, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 12, Pages 319 to 321, of same records. 

193. Deed from C. L. Johnston, dated September 30, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 77, of same records. 

194. Deed from R. C. Jones, dated October 12, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 86, same records. 

195. Deed from John H. Moreland, dated October 15, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 90, of same records. 

196. Deed from R. E. Neely, dated October 15, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 154, of same records. 

197. Deed from B. F. Neely, dated October 19, 1897, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 153, of same records. 

198. Deed from T. J. Alsobrook, dated October 25, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 14, Page 395, of same records. 

199. Deed from J. M. Shields Sr., dated October 25, 1897, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 47, of same records. 

200. Deed from W. S. Renfro, dated December 14, 1897, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 67, of same records. 

201. Deed from S. A. Rice, dated April 21, 1898, and recorded in 
Book 13, Page 45, of same records. 

202. Deed from J. M. Wellborn Sr., dated April 21, 1898, and 
recorded in Book 13, Page 83, of same records. 

203. Deed from Joseph Deck, dated March 21, 1899, and recorded 
in Book 13, Page 50, of same records. 

204. Deed from Martha Rogers, dated March 25, 1899, and re- 
corded in Book 13, Page 52, of same records. 

205. Deed from Andrew E. Rogers Jr., dated November 17, 1900, 
and recorded in Book 14, Page 389, of same records. 



GEORGIA. 75 

206. Deed from Daniel Bolton, Guardian etc., dated November 22, 
1900, and recorded in Book 14, Page 390, of same records. 

207. Deed from Alfred Jones, dated January 7, 1901, and recorded 
in Book 14, Page 388, of same records. 

Mullis and McFarland Gap Road. This road begins at Ihe " Mul- 
lis Road " near the Mullis House, and extends to a junction with 
the " Rossville-McFarland Road " in McFarland's Gap. 

208. Deed from John Vails, dated June 18, 1903, and recorded in 
Book 1C, Page 369, of the records of Walker County. 

209. Deed from Archer Dailey, dated June 19, 1903, and recorded 
in Book 16, Page 372, of same records. 

210. Deed from James R. McFarland et al., dated June 24, 1903, 
and recorded in Book 16, Page 382, of same records. 

211. Deed from James R. McFarland, dated June 24, 1903, and 
recorded in Book 16, Page 376, of same records. I 

212. Deed from W. C. Ward, dated June 25, 1903, and recorded 
in Book 16, Page 372, of same records. 

213. Deed from W. M. Smith, dated June 25, 1903, and recorded 
in Book 16, Page 374, of same records. 

214. Deed from Caroline Goodlet, dated July 8, 1903, and recorded 
in Book 16, Page 381, of same records. 

215. Deed from Mrs. Alice A. Cooper and Mrs. Mary Murdock, 
dated July 10, 1903, and recorded in Book 16, Page 379, of same 
records. 

216. Deed from Rose Schneitman, dated July 13, 1903, and recorded 
in Book 16, Page 375, of same records. 

217. Deed from Harry R. McClelland and wife, dated October 7, 
1903, and recorded in Book 16, Page 466, of same records. 

Jays Mill Road, at its junction with the " Ringgold Road " at the 
eastern Park boundary. 

218. Deed from Jacob R. Peters, dated January 31, 1901, and 
recorded in Book J, Pages 600 to 602, of the records of Catoosa 
County. 

Alexanders Bridge Site. For abutment and approach. 

219. Deed from James C. Gordon, dated June 12, 1897, and 
recorded in Book J, Pages 154 and 155, of the records of Catoosa 
County. 

Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road. This road extends from southern 
boundary of the Park to and through Crittendon Avenue to 10th 
Street, and along 10th Street to railroad crossing. 

220. Deed from the Chickamauga Coal and Iron Company and the 
Estate of J. M. Lee, dated November 21, 1893, and recorded in Book 
13, Pages 514 to 516, of the records of Walker County. 

La Fayette Road. Deeds for land for the purpose of widening 
road, built on land received from the State by cession of its rights, 
between the original Park boundary at Dixon's and the Tennessee 
State line at Rossville. 

221. Deed from Evan Williams and wife, dated March 19, 1901, 
and recorded in Book J, Page 621, of the records of Catoosa County. 

222. Deed from Mrs. Martha Harrison and Carrie Harrison, dated 
March 19, 1901, and recorded in Book J, Page 623, of same records. 

223. Deed from Fielding Foster and wife, dated March 19, 1901, 
and recorded in Book J, Page 620, of same records. 



76 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

224. Deed from J. M. Hinnard, dated March 19, 1901, and recorded 
in Book J, Page 622, of same records. 

225. Deed from T. F. McFarland, dated March 20, 1901, and re- 
corded in Book 14, Page 494, of the records of Walker County. 

226. Deed from W. H. Jones, dated March 22, 1901, and recorded 
in Book J, Page 632, of the records of Catoosa County. 

227. Deed from J. K. Jones, Administrator etc., dated March 22, 
1901, and recorded in Book J, Page 624, of same records. 

228. Deed from J. M. McFarland, dated March 25, 1901, and re- 
corded in Book 14, Page 508, of the records of Walker County. 

229. Deed from D. D. Shields and wife, dated August 22, 1902, 
and recorded in Book 15, Page 515, of same records. 

230. Deed from John M. McFarland, dated February 28, 1903, and 
recorded in Book 16, Page 116, of same records. 

231. Deed from James Morrison and Mrs. A. E. Morrison, dated 
March 27, 1903, and recorded in Book 16, Page 118, of same records. 

232. Deed from James Morrison and wife, dated March 27, 1903, 
and recorded in Book 16, Page 121, of same records. 

232-a. Deed from C. E. Stevens, dated February 14, 1905; re- 
corded in Book No. 17 of Deeds, on page 392 of same records. 
Orchard Knob Street. 

233. Deed from the McCallie Ave. Land and Improvement Com- 
pany, dated June 1, 1895, and recorded in Book Z, Vol. 6, Page 503 
et seq., of the records of Hamilton County. 

234. Deed from W. J. Clift et al, dated August 23, 1895, and re- 
corded in Book Z, Vol. 6, Page 505 et seq., of same records. 

235. Resolution of Hamilton County Court, October 10, 1895, con- 
veying title of Orchard Knob Avenue to the United States. 

Crest Road. This road extends along Missionary Ridge, and is 
one of the approaches to the Park. 

236. Deed from D. P. Montague, dated April 9, 1893, and recorded 
in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 31 et seq., of the records of Hamilton County. 

237. Deed from John H. Hogan et al., dated September 29, 1893, 
and recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 10 et seq., of same records. 

238. Deed from Samuel T. Dervers et al., dated September 30, 
1893, and recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 5 et seq., of same records. 

239. Deed from John H. Hogan et al, dated September 30, 1893, 
and recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 7 et seq., of same records. 

240. Deed from George W. Ochs et al., dated September 30, 1893, 
and recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 9 et seq., of same records. 

241. Deed from Charles V. Payne et al., dated October 9, 1893, 
and recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 11 et seq., of same records. 

242. Deed from R. P. Johnson et al., dated October 10, 1893, and 
recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 17 et seq., of same records. 

243. Deed from Ella C. French et al., dated October 31, 1893, and 
recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 15 et seq., of same records. 

244. Deed from S. J. Brundage, dated November 29, 1893, and re- 
corded in Book V, Vol. 7, Page 405 et seq., of same records. 

245. Deed from J. E. MacGowan et al., dated December 11, 1893, 
and recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 19 et seq., of same records. 

246. Deed from J. R. Bennett, dated December 19, 1893, and re- 
corded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 22 et seq., of same records. 

247. Deed from J. R. Bennett, dated December 19, 1893, and re- 
corded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 23 et seq., of same records. 



GEORGIA. 77 

248. Deed from F. J. Bennett, dated December 29, 1893, and re- 
corded in Book M, Vol. 6, Page 393 et seq., of same records. 

249. Deed from Ella C. French et al., dated January 13, 1894, and 
recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 13 et seq., of same records. 

250. Deed from F. T. Hardwick et al., dated February 6, 1894, and 
recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 32 et seq., of same records. 

251. Deed from J. W. Crouch et al., dated February 8, 1894, and 
recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 26 et seq., of same records. 

252. Deed from Ismar Noa et al., dated February 2G, 1894, and 
recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 38 et seq., of same records. 

253. Deed from G. W. Martin et al., dated February 26, 1894, and 
recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 42 et seq., of same records. 

254. Deed from Geo. Kivington et al., dated February 26, 1894, 
and recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 44 et seq., of same records. 

255. Deed from Cyrena Newman et al., dated February 26, 1894, 
and recorded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 47 et seq., of same records. 

256. Deed from D. Y. Grieb, dated April 4, 1894, and recorded in 
Book X, Vol. 7, Page 30 et seq., of same records. 

257. Deed from W. M. Brown et al., dated April 20, 1894, and re- 
corded in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 40 et seq., of same records. 

258. Deed from J. T. Hill et al., dated April 21, 1894, and recorded 
in Book X, Vol. 7, Page 36 et seq., of same records. 

259. Deed from Katie A. Rice et al., dated August 19, 1895, and 
recorded in Book 14, Page 496, of the records of Walker County. 

260. Deed from the Bragg Hill Land Company, dated September 
13, 1899, and recorded in Book V, Vol. 6, Page 133 et seq., of the 
records of Hamilton County. 

261. Deed from Joseph H. Rathburn, dated June 13, 1902, and 
recorded in Book H, Vol. 7, Page 180 et seq., of same records. 

262. Deed from Mrs. A. F. Morrison and husband, dated March 
27, 1903, and recorded in Book 16, Page 119, of the records of Catoosa 
County. 

Gap and Crest Road ("Cut-off"). 

263. Deed from Ida M. White, dated September 6, 1893, and re- 
corded in Book 17, Page 43, of the records of Walker County. 

264. Deed from Henrietta E. Wormer, dated September 6, 1893, 
and recorded in Book 17, Page 46, of same records. 

265. Deed from Thomas McKee, dated September 8, 1893, and re- 
corded in Book 17, Page 50, of same records. 

266. Deed from the Heirs of Samuel and Martha J. Gregg, dated 
September 11, 1893, and recorded in Book 17, Page 48, of same 
records. 

Stevens Gap, by way of Davis Cross-Roads, to Crawfish Springs : 

267. Deed from Chickamauga Land Company, dated September 19, 
1907, and recorded in Book 20, page 108, of same records. 

268. Deed from Robert P. and James S. Burgess, dated September 
20, 1907, and recorded in Book 20, page 110, of same records. 

269. Deed from J. S. Shropshire, et al., dated September 20, 1907, 
and recorded in Book 20, page 112, of same records. 

270. Deed from Geo. W. Haslerig, et al., dated September 20, 1907, 
and recorded in Book 20, page 114, of same records. 

271. Deed from Geo. B. Clements, et al., dated September 20, 1907, 
and recorded in Book 20, page 116, of same records. 



78 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

272. Deed from Julius L. Clements, et al., dated September 20, 1907, 
and recorded in Book 20, page 118, of same records. 

273. Deed from Chas. C. Clements, dated September 20, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 120, of same records. 

274. Deed from Henry A. Blalock, et al., dated September 20, 1907, 
and recorded in Book 20, page 102, of same records. 

275. Deed from R. R. Owings, dated September 19, 1907, and re- 
corded in Book 20, page 124, of same records. 

276. Deed from Chas. H. Glenn, et al., dated September 20, 1907, 
and recorded in Book 20, page 128, of same records. 

277. Deed from David T. Harris, dated September 20, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 126, of same records. 

278. Deed from John R. Ransom, dated - , 1907, and re- 
corded in Book 20, page 130, of same records. 

279. Deed from Win. Carroll, et al., Trustees " Bethel " Baptist 
Church Association, dated September 20, 1907, and recorded in Book 
20, page 132, of same records. 

280. Deed from J. L. Brotherton, dated September 20, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 134, of same records. 

281. Deed from John F. Bonds, et al., Trustees " Cove " M. E. 
Church, South, dated September 20, 1907, and recorded in Book 20, 
page 136, of same records. 

282. Deed from Nelson D. Smith, dated November 11, 1907. and 
recorded in Book 20, page 99, of same records. 

283. Deed from E. M. Goodson, et al., dated September 20, 1907, 
and recorded in Book 20, page 102, of same records. 

284. Deed from Thomas Bonds, dated September 20, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 104, of same records. 

285. Deed from Lee H. Dyer, et al., dated September 20, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 106, of same records. 

286. Deed from J. W. Lovinggood, dated September 20, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 71, of same records. 

287. Deed from Aries Smith, dated September 20, 1907, and re- 
corded in Book 20, page 73, of same records. 

288. Deed from John D. Pitman, et al., dated September 20, 1907, 
and recorded in Book 20, page 69, of same records. 

289. Deed from W. H. Martin, et al., dated September 20, 1907. and 
recorded in Book 20, page 75, of same records. 

290. Deed from Elizabeth Cumpton, dated September 20, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 77, of same records. 

291. Deed from Miles C. Bonds, et al., dated September 20, 1907, 
and recorded in Book 20, page 79, of same records. 

292. Deed from Franklin Harris, Trustee, dated September 23, 
1907, and recorded in Book 20, page 81, of same records. 

293. Deed from Franklin M. Shaw, dated September 30, 1907. and 
recorded in Book 20, page 83, of same records. 

294. Deed from James W. Lee, et al., dated November 14, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 85, of same records. 

295. Deed from W. P. Lee, dated October 9, 1907, and recorded in 
Book 20, page 87, of same records. 

296. Deed from Chas. E. Buck, dated September 28, 1907. and re- 
corded in Book 20, page 90, of same records. 

297. Deed from W. G. Catlett, et al., dated October 4, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 93, of same records. 



GEORGIA. 79 

298. Deed from J. W. Kirkes et ux., dated October 12, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 95, of same records. 

299. Deed from Kobert P. Phillips, dated October 9, 1907, and re- 
corded in Book 20, page 97, of same records. 

300. Deed from W. A. Coulter, et al., dated November 25, 1907, and 
recorded in Book 20, page 524, of same records. 

301. Condemnation of right of way on land of Pallie Cook. Pro- 
ceedings filed June 16, 1908, and recorded in Book 20, page 527. 

302. Condemnation by Board of Roads and Revenues of Walker 
County of land of estate of J. D. Stephens, deceased, for MacLemore 
Cove Road, September 7, 1909, recorded in Book 22, page 108, of 
the deed records of Walker County ; and deed from N. E. Stephens, 
et al, heirs of J. D. Stephens, conveying same premises. Recorded 
in Book 22, page 92 of same records. 

Jurisdiction over that part of the Park and the roads situated in 
the State of Georgia was ceded by Acts of the State Legislature 
approved November 19, 1890, December 9, 1893, and December 3, 
1895. These acts provide as follows: 

" SECTION I. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction of this State 
is hereby ceded to the United States of America over all such lands 
and roads as are described and referred to in the foregoing preamble 
to this act, which lie within the territorial limits of this State, for 
the purposes of a National Park, or so much thereof as the National 
Congress may deem best: Provided, That this cession is upon the 
express condition that the State o f Georgia shall so far retain a con- 
current jurisdiction with the United States over said lands and roads 
as that all civil and criminal process issued under the authority of 
this State may be executed thereon in like manner as if this act had 
not been passed; and upon the further express conditions that the 
State shall retain its civil and criminal jurisdiction over persons and 
citizens in said ceded territory as over other persons and citizens in 
this State, and the property of said citizens and residents thereon, 
except lands and such other property as the General Government 
may desire for its use; and that the property belonging to persons 
residing within said ceded territory shall be liable to State and 
county taxes, the same as if they resided elsewhere, and that citizens 
of this State in said ceded territory shall retain all rights of State 
suffrage and citizenship: Provided, further, That nothing herein 
contained shall interfere with the jurisdiction of the United States 
over any matter or subjects set out in the act of Congress establish- 
ing said National Park, approved August nineteenth, eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety, or with any laws, rules, or regulations that Con- 
gress may hereafter adopt for the preservation and protection of its 
property and rights in said ceded territory and the proper mainte- 
nance of good order therein: Prorided, further, That this cession 
shall not take effect until the United States shall have acquired title 
to said lands." (Act of November 19, 1890. Laws of Georgia, 1890, 
p. 3.) 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That from and immediately after 
the passage of this act the jurisdiction of the State of Georgia is 
ceded to the United* States of America over a strip of fifty feet in 
width beginning at or within the corporate limits of the town of 
Chickamauga and running northwardly and east of the railway 
known as Chattanooga, Rome and Columbus Railroad, on such route 



80 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

as now or may hereafter be located and adopted by the said United 
States of America, to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National 
Park boundary; also over another strip of land fifty feet wide, 
beginning on the Lafayette and Rossville public road at east end of 
the Rossville Gap, in Missionary Ridge, and running to a point on 
the Missionary Ridge Crest road near the crossing of that road by 
the boundary line between Georgia and Tennessee, on such route as 
now or may hereafter be located and adopted by the said United 
States of America, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining 
public roads thereon: Provided, That concurrent jurisdiction is 
retained by the State of Georgia on said ceded lands for the purpose 
of the administration of the criminal and civil laws of the State of 
Georgia and for the purpose of the execution of civil and criminal 
process of its courts: Provided, further ', That this cession shall not 
take effect until the United States shall have acquired right of way 
for said purposes." (Act of December 9, 1893. Georgia Laws, 1893, 
p. 110.) 

" SECTION I. Be it therefore hereby enacted, etc., That on and after 
the passage of this act the jurisdiction of this State is hereby ceded to 
the United States of America over all such tracts of land as are de- 
scribed in the foregoing preamble (and any other tract or tracts which 
may be acquired by the United States of America in the said counties 
of Walker and Catoosa, in said State of Georgia,, for park purposes) 
whenever title thereto shall have been acquired by the United States. 

" SEC. II. Be it further hereby enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction 
of this State is hereby ceded to the United States of America over the 
following-described public roads, approaches to said National Park, 
to wit: The road leading from Chickamauga, Georgia, by way of 
Pond Spring Post-office and Gower's Ford to the Davis Cross Roads ; 
also the road leading from Lee and Gordon's Mill, by way of Rock 
Springs Post-office, to the court-house in the town of Lafayette, 
Georgia; also the road from Glass' Mill to the Lafayette and Lee and 
Gordon's Mill road, intersecting the said Lafayette road near the 
present home place of J. J. Jones all of said roads as now located : 
Provided, That this cession contained in this and the preceding sec- 
tion is upon the expressed condition that the State of Georgia shall so 
far retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States over said 
lands and roads as that all civil and criminal process, issued under the 
authority of this State may be executed thereon in like manner as if 
this act had not been passed, and upon the further expressed condition 
that the State shall retain a civil and criminal jurisdiction over per- 
sons and citizens in said ceded territory as over other persons and 
citizens of said State, and the property of said citizens and residents 
thereon, except lands and such other property as the General Gov- 
ernment may desire for its use, and that the property belonging to 
persons residing in said ceded territory shall be liable to State and 
county taxes the same as if they resided elsewhere in said State, and 
that citizens of said State in said ceded territory shall retain all 
rights of State suffrage and citizenship: Provided further, That 
nothing herein contained shall interfere with the jurisdiction of the 
United States over any matter or subjects set out in the acts of Con- 
gress establishing said National Park, approved August nineteenth, 
eighteen hundred and ninety, or with any law, rules, or regulations 
that Congress may hereafter adopt for the preservation or protection 



GEORGIA. 81 

of its property and rights in said ceded territory and the proper 
maintenance of good order therein : Provided further, That the cession 
shall not take effect until the United States shall, in the case of lands, 
have acquired titles thereto, and in the case of roads, provided for 
their improvement, and shall have filed a plat or map of the property 
so acquired in the office of the secretary of state." (Act of December 
3, 1895. Georgia Laws, 1895, p. 77.) 

Jurisdiction over that portion of the National Park and the roads 
situated in the State of Tennessee was ceded by the following Acts of 
the Legislature of said State, approved January 30, 1891, .and Janu- 
ary 24, 1895, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction of this State 
is hereby ceded to the United States of America over all such roads 
as are described and referred to in the foregoing preamble to this act 
which lie within the territorial limits of this State, for the purposes 
of a National Park, or so much thereof as the National Congress may 
deem best : Provided, That this cession is upon the express condition 
that the State of Tennessee shall so far retain a concurrent jurisdic- 
tion with the United States over said roads as that all civil and 
criminal process issued under the authority of this State may be 
executed thereon in like manner as if this act had not been passed: 
Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall interfere with 
the jurisdiction of the United States over any matter or subjects set 
out in the act of Congress establishing said National Park, approved 
August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, or with any laws, 
rules, or regulations that Congress may hereafter adopt for the pres- 
ervation and protection of its property and rights on said ceded roads 
and the proper maintenance of good order thereon." (Act of Janu- 
ary 30, 1891. Acts of Tennessee, 1891, p. 50.) 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of 
Tennessee, That the jurisdiction of this State is hereby ceded to the 
United States of America over all such tracts of land as have been 
acquired by the United States for the purpose named, and over such 
similar tracts of land as may be acquired in said Hamilton County 
for park purposes, whenever the title thereto shall have been acquired 
by the United States. 

"Provided, That this cession is upon the express condition that the 
State of Tennessee shall so far retain a concurrent jurisdiction with 
the United States over said lands and roads as that all civil and 
criminal process issued under the authority of the State may be 
executed thereon in like manner as if this act had not been passed. 

"Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall interfere 
with the jurisdiction of the United States over any matters or sub- 
jects set out in the act of Congress establishing said National Park, 
approved August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, or with 
any laws, rules, or regulations that Congress may hereafter adopt for 
the preservation and protection of its property and rights on said 
lands and roads and the proper maintenance thereof. 

"Provided further, That this cession shall not take effect until the 
United States shall have acquired title to said lands and roads." 
(Act of January 24, 1895. Acts of Tennessee, 1895, p. 5.) 

See also act approved April 15, 1899, which enlarges and extends 
the provisions of above act. (Acts of Tennessee, 1899, p. 576.) 

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82 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Revocable Licenses: License, April 7, 1903, to the Central of Geor- 
gia Railway Company to connect its tracks at the boundary of the 
reservation with, and to operate its cars over, the government tracks 
within the reservation. 

License, April 7, 1903, to the Rapid Transit Company of Chatta- 
nooga to connect its tracks at the boundary of the reservation with, 
and to operate its cars over, the government tracks within the reser- 
vation. 

License, November 15, 1904, to the Rapid Transit Company of 
Chattanooga to place poles and wires over Government spur track 
and for waiting room partly on the reservation. 

License, November 30, 1909, to City Water Company for water 
main on Crest Road. 

FORT McPHERSON. 

This reservation contains 236.64 acres and is bounded as described 
in G. O. No. Ill, War Dept., June 18, 1906. It is situated south of 
and 4 miles from the center of the city of Atlanta in Fulton County. 
The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Lucy S. Beard, dated September 9, 1885, conveying 
15 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book 
Z Z, page 212, of the deed records of Fulton County. 

2. Deed from Flavins J. Bomar, dated September 9, 1885, convey- 
ing 26.17 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, 
Book Z Z, page 216, of same records. 

3. Deed from Mary S. Connally, dated September 9, 1885, convey- 
ing 24.61 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, 
Book Z Z, page 215, of same records. 

4. Deed from Elizabeth S. Silvey, dated September 9, 1885, con- 
veying 25.76 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior 
Court, Book Z Z, page 214, of same records. 

5. Deed from Annie M. Smith, dated September 9, 1885, conveying 
48.55 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book 
Z Z, page 213, of same records. 

6. Deed from Lemuel P. Grant, dated August 18, 1885, conveying 
23.70 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book 
C 3, page 103, of same records. 

7. Deed from Aquilla J. Cheney, dated August 20, 1886, conveying 
24.94 acres and a small triangular piece containing about 11,040 
square feet, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, in 
Book C 3, page 101, of same records. 

8. Deed from Ada L. Moore, dated August 23, 1886, conveying 
23.87 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book 
C 3, page 102, of same records. 

9. Deed from Mrs. C. C. Niles, dated August 23, 1886, conveying 
23.55 acres, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book 
C 3, page 104, of same records. 

10. Deed from Mary S. Connally, dated September 10, 1886, con- 
veying 10,200 square feet, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Supe- 
rior Court, Book C 3, page 100, of same records. 

Easement: Right of way to Commissioners of Fulton County for 
road along eastern boundary granted by deed of Secretary of War, 
dated March 21, 1909, under act of February 25, 1909. (Public No. 
276.) 



GEORGIA. 83 

Revocable License: License, March 11, 1909, to Southern Bell Tele- 
phone Co. for private telephone service. 

Jurisdiction over this reservation was ceded to the United States 
by act of the State Legislature, approved September 14, 1885, as* 
amended by act approved November 19, 1886. The act as amended 
provides as follows : 

" Whereas a bill has passed the House of Representatives in the 
Congress of the United States providing for the establishment of a ' 
military post near the city of Atlanta, in the county of Fulton, in 
said State, which may become a law before the next meeting of the 
General Assembly of this State; and whereas, it is needful that this 
State shall cede to the Government of the United States jurisdiction 
over such lands as may be acquired for the purpose mentioned: 
therefore, 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction of this State 
is hereby ceded to the Government of the United States over any 
lands, not exceeding two hundred and fifty acres, to which it may 
acquire title near the city of Atlanta, in said county of Fulton or 
county of De Kalb, for the purpose mentioned in the preamble of 
this Act, so long as said land may be used for said purpose : Provided, 
always, That the said transfer of jurisdiction is to be made and 
granted as aforesaid upon the express condition that this State shall 
retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over 
the land or lands so to be transferred, and every portion thereof so 
far that all process, civil or criminal, issuing under authority of this 
State or any of the courts or judicial officers thereof upon any person 
or persons amenable to the same, within the limits and extent of the 
land or lands so ceded in like manner and to like effect, as if this Act 
had never been passed, saving, however, to the United States security 
to their property within the limits of said lands." (Georgia Laws, 
1885, p. 120, and 1886, p. 37.) 

FORT McPHERSON RIFLE RANGE. 

This reservation contains about 1,271 acres, and is situated in Car- 
roll and Haralson Counties, near Bremen. 

The title was acquired by Deed from J. P. Boatright and R. H. 
Parker, dated January 13, 1896, conveying 1,271 acres reserving a 
burial lot in the Northeast Corner of tract containing 6,400 square 
feet. Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court, Book Z, 
page 82, of the deed records of Carroll County. 

MARIETTA NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains a total area of about 24 acres and is situ- 
ated near the city of Marietta, in Cobb County. The title is as 
follows : 

Deed from Henry G. Cole and wife, dated July 31, 1866, conveying 
20.01 acres recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court in 
Deed Book A, pages 574 and 575, of the Deed Records of Cobb 
County. 

Deed from Henry G. Cole and wife, dated September 23, 1867, con- 
veving four and eleven-twentieths acres additional lands, recorded in 
Clerk's Office of Superior Court in Deed Book A, pages 389 and 390, 
of same records, 



84 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Deed of relinquishment from Sarah M. Black, dated January 25, 
1870, relinquishing interest in above four and eleven-twentieths acres 
recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court Deed Book B, pages 542 
to 544, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see Anderson ville National Cemetery. 

MILITIA TARGET RANGE. 

This range is located on the Ogeechee River, in Chatham County, 
near Savannah ; and comprises an area of about 112 acres. The title 
is as follows: 

Deed from Raiford Falligant and Robert J. Travis, as executors 
and trustees, etc., Rosa O. Falligant, and Louis A. Falligant, dated 
July 6, 1909, conveying 112 acres, part of the " Rose Dew Planta- 
tion." Recorded in Deed Book 10 C, folio 337, of the Deed Records 
of Chatham County. 

FORT OGLETHORPE. 

By G. O. 10, War Department, January 24, 1905, the reservation on 
the Savannah River, near Savannah, Ga., formerly known as Fort 
Oglethorpe, being no longer of use for purposes of defense, was placed 
under the supervision of the Engineer Department, and its official 
designation as Fort Oglethorpe was discontinued. 

The name Fort Oglethorpe was given to the new post at Cloud 
Springs, Chickamauga Park, Ga., by G. O. 194, War Department, 
December 27, 1904; and the following data relate to the reservation 
for that post: 

The reservation consists, approximately, of 807.24 acres, with metes 
and bounds as announced in G. O. No. 196, War Department, No- 
vember 28, 1906. It is situated in Catoosa and Walker counties, 
within the limits of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National 
Park as authorized by act of Congress of August 19, 1890 (26 Stat. 
L., 333). The lands were acquired for the enlargement of the 
Park, with a view to their use as a military reservation. See G. O. 
No. 196, W. D., November 28, 1906, announcing metes and bounds of 
the reservation. 

For title, see 80a to 80p, both inclusive, under Chickamauga and 
Chattanooga National Park, pages 67, 68, ante. 

For jurisdiction, see acts of the Legislature of Georgia of Novem- 
ber 19, 1890, and December 3, 1895, pages 79, 80, ante. 

Revocable Licenses: License, April 28, 1905, to Mr. S. W. Divine of 
Chattanooga, Tenn., for electric railway, connecting with Govern- 
ment spur track. 

License, March 2, 1907, to Southern Bell Tel. Co. for telephone line. 

License, Feb. 15, 1909, to S. W. Divine, for electric railway. 

Revocable Lease: September 26, 1905, to Central of Georgia Rail- 
way of the spur railway track belonging to the United States, and 
of parcel of ground for railroad depot. 

FORT OGLETHORPE TARGET RANGE. 

This reservation contains about 1,174.5 acres, and comprises all of 
land lots 124, 128, 129, 160, and 165, and parts of land lots 92, 93, 
125, 196, and 197, located in the third section, twenty-eighth district 
of Catoosa County, Georgia. 



GEORGIA. 85 

The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from William M. Fain, dated August 30, 1906, conveying 
about 524 acres; recorded in Book L, page 275, of the records of 
Catoosa County. 

2. Deed from Fannie A. Harris, dated August 31, 1906, conveying 
about 440.5 acres; recorded in Book L, page 274, of same records. 

3. Deed from Benjamin F. Harris, dated January 25, 1907, convey- 
ing about 210 acres; recorded in Book L, page 319, of same records. 

Addition of about 724 acres authorized by Sundry Civil Acts of 
May 27, 1908. and March 4, 1909. 

POINT PETER. 

This reservation contains about 720 acres and is situated at the 
mouth of St. Marys River in Camden County. The title was ac- 
quired as follows : 

Deed from Samuel Breck, surviving Executor, etc., dated Janu- 
ary 10, 1818, conveying 720 acres, recorded in Clerk's Office of the 
Superior Court in Deed Book S, folios 509-511, of the deed records 
of Camden County. 

Jurisdiction, if acquired, rests on the act of December 22, 1808, 
given under " General Act of Cession." 

But see appendix, page 468 post. 

FORT PULASKI. 

This reservation contains about 150 acres and is situated 14 miles 
from Savannah on Cockspur Island. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Alex. Telfair et al., dated March 15, 1830, conveying 
about 130 acres of Cockspur Island, recorded in the Clerk's Office of 
Superior Court in Book 22, folios 82 to 85, of the deed records of 
Chatham County, (the 20 acres being reserved for public purposes). 

2. By Acts of the State Legislature, approved December 30. 1820, 
and December 27, 1845, title and jurisdiction over the said reserve 
of 20 acres were ceded to the United States, in terms as follows : 

" Whatever right title or interest the State of Georgia may have in 
or to the sites or parcels of ground, or any of them whereon the 
United States of America have placed or erected beacons, or beacon 
lights, on Tybee Island, on Cockspur Island, on the Oyster Bank 
opposite said Cockspur Island, on the White Oyster Bank, likewise 
opposite the same, on Long Island and on Elba Island in the Savan- 
nah River and likewise the jurisdiction to and over the same be and 
the same are hereby ceded to and vested in the said United States of 
America." (Act of Dec. 30, 1820, Sec. 19, Prince's Digest, p. 155.) 

See also "General Act of Cession," ante. 

" Whereas, in and by an act of the General Assembly of this State, 
passed on the second day of December, eighteen hundred and eight, 
the jurisdiction over all the lands the United States of America had 
before that day purchased and acquired, and which they might there- 
after purchase and acquire, for the purpose of erecting forts or for- 
tifications in this State, was ceded by this State to the United States; 
and whereas, the United States have, by deed, on the fifteenth day of 
March, eighteen hundred and thirty, purchased and acquired from 
Alexander Telfair and sisters, the whole Island aforesaid, (Cockspur 



86 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. ' 

Island) with the exception of twenty acres, which by the said deed, 
and by many others of anterior date, from various grantors, had been 
reserved for the public use ; and whereas, the said United States have 
erected on the said Island, for the defence of the city and harbor of 
Savannah, a fort, known as Fort Pulaski, and the whole island being 
considered necessary for the accommodation of said fort, and the said 
reserve being of inconsiderable importance : 

" SECTION 1. Be it therefore enacted, etc., That the right, title and 
interest of the State of Georgia, and also the jurisdiction of said 
State, in, to and over the said reserve of twenty acres, on Cockspur 
Island, be and the same are hereby ceded and surrendered to the 
United States of America, Provided, nevertheless, That if at any time 
the said United States of Amerca shall cease to occupy the said 
Island, for the purpose of fortification, this act shall immediately 
thereafter become null and void, and the said reserve shall return to, 
and be reinvested in the State of Georgia for the use of the public." 
(Act of Dec. 27, 1845.) 

See, also Act of Dec. 22, 1808, under " General Act of Cession," 
ante, referred to in Act of Dec. 27, 1845, as giving jurisdiction over the 
purchase of 130 acres from " Alexander Telfair and sisters." The 
reference to the Act as passed December 2, 1808, appears to be erro- 
neous, as it was approved December 22, 1808. 

Revocable Licenses: License, March 24, 1881, to the Board of Sani- 
tary Commissioners of the city of Savanah to construct a telephone 
line across Cockspur Island to connect the quarantine station on the 
Oyster Bed with the office of the Board. 

License, May 8, 1889, to the city of Savannah to occupy and use 
for quarantine purposes a portion of the northwestern end of Cock- 
spur Island. 

FORT SCREVEN. 

This reservation comprises a main reservation of about 297 acres 
with metes and bounds as described in G. O. No. 182, W. D., Septem- 
ber 7, 1909, and certain lots on the sea front in the town of Tybee, 
containing 3.78 acres, acquired for range finding stations. The reser- 
vation is situated on Tybee Island at the mouth of the Savannah 
River, about 17 miles from the city of Savannah, in Chatham County. 
The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from John Screven at al., dated May 21, 1875, conveying 
210 acres exclusive of the 6 acres used for Light-House purposes. 
Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court in Deed Book 
R R R R, folio 390, of the deed records of Chatham County. 

2. Deed from the Tybee Beach Company, dated June 12, 1899, 
conveying Lots 145 to 147. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior 
Court in Deed Book 8 A, folio 399, of same records. 

3. Deed from the Tybee Beach Company, dated August , 1901, 
conveying a tract of land therein described. Recorded in Clerk's 
Office of Superior Court in Deed Book 8K, folio 185, of same records. 

4. Deed from Charles H. Madison, dated August 16, 1901, convey- 
ing Lots 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107 and western half of Lot 106. 
Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court in Deed Book 8K folio 
179, of same records. 



GEORGIA. 87 

5. Deed from John G. Butler, dated August 17, 1901, conveying 
Lots 72, 73, 78, 79, 88, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 99 and 114. Recorded in 
Clerk's Office of Superior Court in Deed Book 8K, folio 174, of 
same records. 

6. Deed from Francis E. Rocca, dated August 17, 1901, conveying 
Lots 85 and 109. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court in 
Deed Book 8K, folio 182, of same records. 

7. Deed from James J. Joyce, dated August 17, 1901, conveying 
Lots 80, 81, 82, 83 and 84. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior 
Court in Deed Book 8 K, folio 176, of same records. 

8. Deed from Henry Solomon, dated August 17, 1901, conveying 
Lot 75. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court in Deed Book 
8 K, folio 184, of same records. 

9. Deed from Ellen Wall, dated August 19, 1901, conveying Lot 
89. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court in Deed Book 
8 K, folio 189, of same records. 

10. Deed from Robert W. McLaughlin, dated August 19, 1901, 
conveying Lots 74 and 110. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior 
Court in Deed Book 8 K, folio 188, of same records. 

11. Deed from William J. Moore, dated August 20, 1901, convey- 
ing the eastern half of Lot 106. Recorded in Clerk's Office of 
Superior Court in Deed Book 8 K, folio 180, of same records. 

12. Deed from Carrie L. Lodge, dated August 20, 1901, conveying 
Lots 76 and 77. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court in 
Deed Book 8 K, folio 178, of same records. 

13. Deed from Robert Hunter, dated August 20, 1901, conveying 
Lots 95, 96, 97, 98 and 99. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior 
Court in Deed Book 8 K, folio 175, of same records. 

14. Deed from Henry W. Bond and wife, dated August 20, 1901, 
conveying Lots 112 and 113. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior 
Court in Deed Book 8 K, folio 172, of same records. 

15. Deed from James M. Noble, dated August 20, 1901, convey- 
ing Lots 86, 87 and 90. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior 
Court in Deed Book 8 K, folio 181, of same records. 

16. Deed from John Byers, dated August 29, 1901, conveying 
Lot 111. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court in Deed 
Book 8 K, folio 173, of same records. 

17. Deed from Catherine Nay lor, dated March 11, 1903, conveying 
6.68 acres. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior Court in Deed 
Book 8 Q's, folio 108, of same records. 

18. Deed from the Tybee Beach Company, dated March 14, 1903, 
conveying about 7 acres. Recorded in Clerk's Office of Superior 
Court in Deed Book 8 Q's, folio 110, of same records. 

19. Deed from John C. Rowland, dated February 25, 1904, con- 
veying lots 31, 32, 33 and 34, having an aggregate area of 3.78 acres 
for range-finding stations. Recorded in Book 8 T, folio 373, of same 
records. 

The following lots are included within the tract of twenty acres 
known as the " Tilton tract ", shown on a map of survey for James H. 
Furber made by Percy Sugden, C. E., in April, 1888. Title was ac- 
quired by the following deeds : 

1. Deed from Isaac D. LaRoche, dated January 24, 1905, conveying 
Lots 38, 70, 71, and 108 ; recorded in County Records Book 8Y, folio 
403 ; records of Chatham County, Ga. 



88 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

2. Deed of Frank W. Stover, dated January 31, 1905, conveying 
Lot 36; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 166, of the records of said 
county. 

3. Deed from Diedrich Entelman, dated March 10, 1905, conveying 
Lot 51 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 172, of the records of said 
county. 

4. Deed from Joseph Copps, dated March 13, 1905, conveying Lots 
5 and 6 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 164, of the records of said 
county. 

5. Deed from John G. Butler, jr., dated March 13, 1905, conveying 
Lots 8 and 9 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 163, of the records of 
said county. 

6. Deed from Samuel Reynolds, dated March 13, 1905, conveying 
Lots 18 and 37; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 266, of the records 
of said county. 

7. Deed from Henrietta Platshek, dated March 13, 1905, conveying 
Lot 48; recorded in Deed Book 9 A, folio 184, of the records of said 
county. 

8. Deed from H. W. Cowan, dated March 13, 1905, conveying Lot 
26; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 174, of the records of said 
county. 

9. Deed from James M. Dixon, dated March 13, 1905, conveying 
Lots 34 and 35 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 176, of the records 
of said county. 

10. Deed from Thomas Cooley, dated March 13, 1905, conveying 
Lots 53 and 54 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 173, of the records 
of said county. 

11. Deed from Addie Jacobs Hutto, dated March 13, 1905, convey- 
ing Lot 57 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 188, of the records of said 
county. 

12. Deed from Bridget Hanly, dated March 13, 1905, conveying 
Lots 61 and 62 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 187, of the records 
of said county. 

13. Deed from Charles C. Ely, dated March 13, 1905, conveying 
Lots 67, 68 and 69; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 167, of the 
records of said county. 

14. Deed from Mary A. Ronan, dated March 14, 1905, conveying 
Lots 1 and 2 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 183, of the records of 
said county. 

15. Deed from John F. Lubs, dated March 14, 1905, conveying Lot 
3 ; recorded in Deed Book 9 A, folio 187, of the records of said county. 

16. Deed from John H. H. Entelman, dated March 14, 1905, con- 
veying Lot 11 ; recorded in Deed Book 9 A, folio 175, of the records 
of said county. 

17. Deed from Daniel J. Roche and Eliza J. Roche, sole heirs at 
law of Bridget Roche, deceased, dated March 14, 1905, conveying 
Lot 47 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 186, of the records of said 
county. 

18. Deed from John H. Grimm, dated March 14, 1905, conveying 
Lot 56; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 166, of the records of said 
county. 

19. Deed from Francis E. Rocca, dated March 15, 1905, conveying 
Lot 24 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 222, of the records of said 
county. 



GEORGIA. 89 

20. Deed from T. H. Monahan, dated March 15, 1905, conveying 
Lot 43 ; recorded in Deed Book 9A, folio 235, of the records of said 
county. 

21. Deed from William Kehoe, dated March 13, 1905, conveying 
Lots 19, 20, 28, and 29; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio, 40, of the 
records of said county. 

22. Deed from Emile Newman, dated March 27, 1905, conveying 
Lots 45 and 46 ; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 42, of the records of 
of said county. 

23. Deed from A. P. Solomon et al., dated April 21, 1905, convey- 
ing Lot 49 ; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 35, of the records of said 
county. 

24. Deed from Elizabeth McNally, dated June 2, 1905, conveying 
Lots 14 and 15 ; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 37, of the records of 
said county. 

25. Deed from Frederic Chastanet, dated June 3, 1905, conveying 
Lot 42 ; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 41, of the records of said 
county. 

26. Deed from Francis Hart, dated June 5, 1905, conveying Lot 39 ; 
recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 38, of the records of said county. 

27. Deed from Mary McCarthy, executrix, dated June 8, 1905, con- 
veying Lots 55, 63, 64, 65 and 66; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 
37, of the records of said county. 

28. Deed from Mary A. Ronan, executrix, dated June 17, 1905, con- 
veying Lot 4 ; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 34, of the records of 
said county. 

29. Deed from W. L. Wilson, Trustee in Bankruptcy of the estate 
of John J. McDonough, dated June 17, 1905, conveying Lots 58, 59 
and 60; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 33, of the records of said 
county. 

30. 'Deed from William T. Daniels, dated June , 1905, conveying 
Lots 30 and 31 ; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 39, of the records of 
said county. 

31. Deed from John G. Butler, dated February 28, 1906, conveying 
Lots 7, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 25, 27, 32, 33, 40, 41, 50, and 52 ; recorded in 
Deed Book 9G, folio 285, of same record. 

32. Deed from Town of Tybee, dated June 20, 1905, conveying Lots 
12, 13 and 21 ; recorded in Deed Book 9E, folio 152, of same records. 

33. Deed from John G. Butler, dated August 25, 1906, conveying 
part of beach Lot 3, all of beach Lot 4, and half of beach Lot 5; 
recorded in Deed Book 91, folio - , of same records. 

34. Quitclaim deed from John G. Butler, dated August 25, 1906, 
quitclaiming beach Lot 2; recorded in Deed Book 91, folio 408, of 
same records. 

35. Deed from John Sullivan, jr., dated June 7, 1905, conveying 
part of beach Lot 3 not covered by conveyance of Butler, above ; re- 
corded in Deed Book 91, folio 406, of same records. 

36. Quitclaim deed from John Sullivan, jr., dated July 25, 1906, 
quitclaiming beach Lot 2; recorded in Deed Book 91, folio 408, of 
same records. 

37. Deed from R. L. Byrum, dated March 18, 1907, conveying Lot 
44: recorded in Deed Book 9M, folio 151, of same records. 

The following lands are included within the tract or plan of Lots 
laid out by John R. Tabeau. Title as follows : 



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Deed from James Farie, jr., dated March 13, 1905, conveying the 
South half of Lot No. 5 ; recorded in Deed Book 9 A, folio 170, of the 
records of said county. 

For Jurisdiction, see Act of December 22, 1808, and note thereto, 
under " General Act of Cession." 

Jurisdiction over a portion of this reservation was also ceded by an 
act of the State Legislature approved July 19, 1904, in terms as 
follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Georgia, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the juris- 
diction of this State be, and the same is hereby, ceded to the United 
States over the military reservation of Fort Screven on Tybee Island, 
in Chatham County, containing about 221.28 acres; the same having 
been acquired by the United States for fortification purposes by deed 
from John Screven et al., dated May 21, 1875, recorded in the Clerk's 
Office of the Superior Court of Chatham County in Deed Book 
R. R. R. R., folio 390, by deed from the Tybee Beach .Company, 
dated June 12, 1899, recorded in same office in Deed Book 8a, folio 
399, and by deed from Jno. C. Rowland, dated February 25, 1904, 
recorded in same office in Deed Book 8t, folio 373 ; Provided, never- 
theless, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed 
to extend, so as to impede or prevent the execution of any process, 
civil or criminal, under the authority of this State." 

Revocable licenses: License, March 10, 1899, to the Georgia Tele- 
phone Company to occupy the Martello tower on the reservation as a 
signal station to report passing vessels, under authority of Act of 
Congress, approved April 14, 1892. 

License, July 29, 1904, to the Western Union Telegraph Company 
to maintain its existing telegraph lines upon the reservation, and to 
occupy for office purposes a room in the administration building. 

License, July 29, 1904, to The Pilots Association of Savannah to 
moor boats at the Engineer Dock and to have right of passage to and 
from the same. 

License, July 29, 1904, to the Savannah Propeller Tow Boat Com- 
pany to moor boats at the Engineer Dock and to have right of pas- 
sage to and from the same. 

HAWAII. 

FORT DE RUSSY. 

This reservation contains an area of 66.9 acres, with metes and 
bounds except as to tract of 1.694 acres referred to in No. 7, post, as 
given in G. O. No. 197, W. D., September 29, 1909. It is situated 
at Kalia, Waikiki, Island of Oahu. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Frances Elizabeth Hobron, executrix and trustee, and 
widow of Thomas H. Hobron, deceased, dated December 31, 1904, con- 
veying 2.893 acres. Recorded in Liber 264, pages 320-325, Register's 
Office, Oahu. 

2. Decree of United States District Court for the Territory of 
Hawaii, dated July 14, 1905, covering 2.812 acres. Recorded in Liber 
284, pages 98-105, and Liber 304, pages 397-405, same records. Also 
Deed, dated July 9, 1905, from the Estate and Heirs of Henry Water- 
house conveying same premises. Recorded in Liber 311, pages 55-62, 
same records. 



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3. Decree of United States District Court for the Territory of 
Hawaii, dated November 10, 1905, covering 2 acres. Recorded in 
Liber 284, pages 105110, same records. 

4. Decree of United States District Court for the Territory of 
Hawaii, dated December 22, 1905, covering 3.214 acres. Recorded in 
Liber 284, pages 116-122, same records. 

5. Decree of L T nited States District Court for the Territory of 
Hawaii, dated April 19, 1909, covering 52.92 acres. Recorded in 
Liber 321, pages 296-324, of same records. 

6. Decree of United States District Court for the Territory of 
Hawaii, dated May 24, 1909, covering 1.36 acres. Recorded in 
Liber 321, pages 342-350, of same records. 

7. Decree of the U. S. District Court, rendered August 19, 1909, 
covering the acquisition of 1.694 acres, known as the *' Keike prop- 
erty." Recorded in Liber 331, pages 41-50, of same records. 

HONOLULU. 
(Lots in.) 

These reservations, three in number, and known as the Emmes 
Wharf site, The Esplanade Lots and the Barracks Lot, contain 
respectively 42,086, 55,830 and 98,260 square feet. They were reserved 
subject to private rights by Executive Order, dated December 19, 
1899. (G. O. No. 213, A. G. O., Dec. 30, 1899.) 

Lease: Lease for 5 years, August 18, 1908, of the Emmes Wharf 
site to the Department of Public Works, Honolulu. Lease granted 
in accordance with Act of Congress, approved July 28, 1892. 

Revocable Licenses: License, January 12, 1907, to Territory of 
Hawaii for storage for militia property on " Barracks Lot." 

License, July 12, 1907, to Territory of Hawaii for shooting gallery 
on " Barracks'Lot." 

FORT KAMEHAMEHA. 

This reservation, known as " Queen Emma Site," is situated at 
Queen Emma Point, Pearl Harbor, island of Oahu, H. T., and con- 
tains 411.685 acres. The title was acquired by condemnation pro- 
ceedings under decree of the United States District Court of Hawaii 
of July 12, 1907, recorded in the office of the registrar, Oahu, H. T., 
in liber 304, pages 5-12. 

Revocable licenses: License March 12, 1909, to Hawaiian Dredging 
Company to use for railroad purposes about 3500 feet of U. S. Engi- 
neer track on this reservation. 

License, July 3, 1909, to Hawaiian Dredging Company to lay a 
3-inch water pipe along the railroad track, for carrying water in 
connection with the contract for improving Pearl Harbor. 

PUNCHBOWL HILL. 

This reservation contains an area of about 157.5 acres, and is situ- 
ated at Honolulu, Island of Oahu. As part of the public domain, 
it was reserved for military purposes by Executive Order of January 
18, 1906 (G. O. No. 21, War Department, January 27, 1906). 



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PUULOA. 

This reservation contains an area of 322.33 acres, and is situated 
on the west side of the entrance to Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu, 
Island of Oahu. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed, dated December 20, 1904, from the Dowsett Company 
(Limited), conveying the entire tract, excepting the ten lots conveyed 
by deeds hereinafter mentioned. Recorded in Liber 266, pages 43 to 
47, in Register's Office, Oahu. 

2. Deed, dated December 20, 1904, from R. W. Atkinson, Trustee, 
conveying Lot No. 19. Recorded in Liber 264, pages 284 to 287, same 
records. 

3. Deed, dated December 20, 1904, from Blanche C. Walker and 
John S. Walker, her husband, conveying Lot No. 20. Recorded in 
Liber 266, pages 60 to 65, same records. 

3. Deed, dated December 20, 1904, from James F. Morgan and wife, 
conveying Lots 38 and 39. Recorded in Liber 264, pages 279 to 283, 
same records. 

4. Deed, dated December 20, 1904, from Elizabeth B. Waterhouse, 
conveying Lot No. 41. Recorded in Liber 264, pages 288 to 291, same 
records. 

5. Deed, dated December 20, 1904, from J. W. Bergstrom and wife, 
conveying Lot No. 45. Recorded in Liber 266, pages 54 to 59, same 
records. 

6. Deed, dated December 20, 1904, from F. J. Church and wife, con- 
veying Lot No. 47. Recorded in Liber 266, pages 66 to 71, same 
records. 

7. Deed, dated December 20, 1904, from A. C. Lovekin and wife, 
conveying Lots 48 and 49. Recorded in Liber 266, pages 48 to 53, 
same records. 

8. Deed, dated June 22, 1905, from D. H. Hitchcock and wife, 
conveying Lot No. 42. Recorded in Liber 272, pages 181 to 183, 
same records. 

ROUND TOP AND SUGAR LOAF. 

By Executive Order of December 1, 1908 (G. O. No. 200, War 
Dept., December 10, 1908) there were reserved as sites for observation 
stations, a tract of 3.68 acres, more or less, on Round Top (or 
Ualakaa), and a tract of 3.14 acres on Sugar Loaf (or Kakea), with 
right of way connecting these reservations and rights of way con- 
necting them with existing trails or roads, as described in the said 
Executive Order. These reservations are situated in or near Hono- 
lulu, island of Oahu, H. T. 

FORT EUGER. 

This reservation is situated at Diamond Head on the island of 
Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, and comprises the tract reserved for mili- 
tary purposes by Executive order of January 18, 1906 (G. O. No. 21, 
War Dept., January 27, 1906) as reduced by Executive Order of 
July 1, 1909 (G. O. No. 143, War Dept., July 15, 1909 area as re- 
duced about 694 acres) ; and the Kapahuli tract of 49.73 acres adjoin- 



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ing the former tract on the north. The title to the latter tract was 
acquired by the following deeds : 

1. Deed, dated November 26, 1904, from W, O. Smith, et al., Trus- 
tees, conveying above premises. Recorded in Liber 264, pages 215- 
218, Register's Office, Oahu. 

2. Deed, dated November 29, 1904, from Arthur A. Wilder (un- 
married), conveying same premises. Recorded in Liber 264, pages 
209-211, same records. 

3. Deed, dated November 26, 1904, from A. V. Gear and wife, and 
T. F. Lansing and wife, conveying same premises. Recorded in 
Liber 264, pages 212-214, same records. 

4. Release of Mortgage, dated November 29, 1904, from Bishop & 
Co. (S. M. Damon and Alexander Garvie), covering same premises. 
Recorded in Liber 262, pages 174-176, same records. 

License, June 12, 1909, to A. S. Cleghorn to construct and use road- 
way from northeast corner of his property to Diamond Head road. 

SCHOFIELL) BARRACKS. 

This reservation contains 14,400 acres, and comprises part of 
Waianae-Uka, Island of Oahu, about 19 miles from Honolulu, and 
9 miles from Pearl Harbor. As part of the government domain, it 
was set apart for military purposes and declared a military reserva- 
tion by Executive Order, dated July 20, 1899, amended by Executive 
Order dated November 15, 1909 (G. O. No. 242, W. D., December 4, 
1909). 

Easement: By act of Congress approved Feb. 6, 1909 (35 Stat. L., 
611) the Wahiaw^a Water Company (Limited) was granted the right 
of way on this reservation for reservoirs, canals and their laterals, 
upon the proviso that the company " shall furnish free of charge all 
the water needed for post or encampment purposes," etc. 

License, July 23, 1906, to Oahu Railway and Land Company to 
occupy for its railway a strip of land 40 feet wide, through reserva- 
tion. 

FORT SHAFTER. 

This reservation contains 1,344 acres, and is situated at Kahauiki, 
Kona District, about three miles northwest of Honolulu, on the Island 
of Oahu. A part of the Government domain, it was reserved for 
military purposes, subject to unexpired leases, by Executive Order, 
dated July 20, 1899 (G. O. No. 147, A. G. O., August 10, 1899). 

The following releases have been executed by lessees, assigns, and 
sublessees of their interests in and to portions of said premises under 
the original lease, dated July 2, 1888, of said premises for the term of 
25 years, to James I. Dowsett, viz: 

1. Release by the Dowsett Company (Limited), assignee, dated 
April 30, 1904, of leasehold interest in a portion of the lands. Re- 
corded in Liber 263, pages 1 to 5, in Register's Office, Oahu. 

2. Release by the Dowsett Company (Limited), assignee, and 
Joseph Richard, sub-lessee under said Company, dated June 10, 1904, 
of right of way leading from Government Road to said reservation. 
Recorded in Liber 263, pages 5 and 6, same records, 



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3. Release by Alfred W. Carter, J. R. Gait and Clarence H. Cooke, 
Trustees, etc., dated June 6, 1904, of same premises covered by No. 1, 
supra. Recorded in Liber 256, pages 483 to 485, same records. 

4. Release by the Star Dairy Company (Limited), assignee, dated 
June 6, 1904, of leasehold interest in a portion of the lands. Re- 
corded in Liber 263, pages 14 and 15, same records. 

5. Release by Sarah J. Grace (widow), dated June 6, 1904, of 
leasehold interest in a portion of the lands. Recorded in Liber 261, 
pages 143 and 144, same records. 

6. Release by Ng Sue Ming, et al., dated June 6, 1904, of leasehold 
interest in a portion of the lands. Recorded in Liber 261, pages 144 
and 145, same records. 

7. Release by S. M. Damon and wife, dated May 12, 1904, of lease- 
hold interest in a portion of the lands. Recorded in Liber 264, pages 
221 and 222, same records. 

IDAHO, 

BOISE BARRACKS. 

This reservation contains 636.35 acres and is situated adjacent to 
Boise City, in Ada County, and as a part of the public domain was 
reserved for military purposes by Executive Order, dated April 9, 
1873. Metes and bounds announced in G. O. No. 8, Dept of Columbia 
1895. 

By deed, dated May 24, 1905, Peter Sonna and wife conveyed to 
the United States their water rights and water system; acquired 
under sections 18 and 20, Act of Congress of March 3, 1891, and 
approvals thereunder by Secy of War, dated Feb. 25, 1893, Aug. 22, 
1894, and Dec. 12, 1894; deed recorded in Book 53 of Deeds, page 
580, in the Recorder's Office of Ada County, Idaho. Quitclaim deed 
from Mary Sonna, widow and sole devisee of Peter Sonna, dated Sept. 
15, 1909, to any rights in said water system. Recorded in Book 78, 
page 440, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an Act of the State 
Legislature, approved February 7, 1891, which provides as follows : 

"SECTION 1. That pursuant to article one, section eight, paragraph 
seventeen, of the Constitution of the United States, consent to pur- 
chase is hereby given and exclusive jurisdiction ceded to the United 
States over and with respect to all lands embraced within the 
military posts and reservations of Fort Sherman and Boise Barracks, 
together with such other lands in the State as may be now or here- 
after acquired and held by the United States for military purposes, 
either as additions to the said posts or as new military posts or reser- 
vations which may be established for the common defense; and, also, 
all such lands within the State as may be included in the territory of 
the Yellowstone National Park, reserving, however, to this State a 
concurrent jurisdiction for the execution upon said lands, or in the 
buildings erected thereon, of all process, civil or criminal, lawfully 
issued by the courts of the State and not incompatible with this ces- 
sion." (Idaho Code, 1901, Vol. 1, p. 9, Sec. 22.) 

Easements: Pursuant to Section* 18 and 20 of Act of Congress, 
approved March 3, 1891, the Secretary of War approved the location 
by Joseph Perrault of an irrigating" canal through the reservation, 



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February 25, 1893. Change of location of this canal, known as 
"Walling Canal," approved Dec. 15, 1905, to make room for the 
enlargement of the post. The canal is now owned by the Capital 
Water Company. 

Revocable lease to the AVarren Construction Company of Portland, 
Oreg., for two years from March 8, 1906, stone quarry. Considera- 
tion 10 cents per cubic yard for all stone removed. 

Revocable Licenses: License, July 13, 1893, to the city of Boise to 
lay, maintain and use a line of pipe through a part of the reservation 
for the purpose of flushing sewers. 

License, December 14, 1900, to Idaho Independent Telephone Com- 
pany to erect and maintain a telephone line upon the reservation. 

License, April 28, 1906, to Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone Com- 
pany for telephone service. 

License to city of Boise to use a portion of the reservation between 
the city and the ditch of the Capital Water Company, authorized 
bv Act Of January 21. 1909 (G. O. 17, War Department, January 30, 
1909). 

ILLINOIS. 

GENERAL ACTS OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the United States shall have 
power to purchase or condemn, in the manner prescribed by law, 
upon making just compensation therefor, any land in the State of 
Illinois required for custom-houses, arsenals, light-houses, national 
cemeteries, or for other purposes of the government of the United 
States. 

" SEC. 2. The United States may enter upon and occupy any land 
which may have been or may be purchased or condemned or other- 
wise acquired, and shall have the right of exclusive legislation and 
concurrent jurisdiction, together with the State of Illinois, over such 
land and the structures thereon, and shall hold the same, exempt 
from all state, county, and municipal taxation." 

(Approved December 14, 1871. Illinois Stats., 1898, p. 1521.) 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State of 
Illinois is hereby given, in accordance with the sixteenth clause, 
eighth section, of the first article of the constitution of the United 
States, to the acquisition by the United States, by purchase, con- 
demnation or otherwise, of any land in this State required for custom 
houses, court houses, post offices, arsenals, or other public buildings 
whatever, or for any other purposes of the government. 

" 2. That exclusive jurisdiction in and over any land so acquired 
by the United States shall be, and the same is hereby, ceded to the 
United States for all purposes except the administration of the 
criminal laws and the service of all civil processes of this State; 
but the jurisdiction so ceded shall continue no longer than the said 
United States shall own such lands. 

" 3. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the United 
States shall have acquired the title to the said lands by purchase, con- 
demnation or otherwise; and so long as the said lands shall remain 
the property of the United States when acquired as aforesaid, and no 
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all State, county and municipal taxation, assessment, or other charges 
which may be levied or imposed under the authority of this State." 
(Approved April 11, 1899. Laws of Illinois, 1899, p. 375.) 

ALTON CEMETERY. 
(Burial lot for prisoners of War.) 

This lot contains an area of about 2.44 acres, and is situated near 
the city of Alton, in Madison County. The title is as follows: 

1. Act of the State Legislature, approved March 5, 1867 (Laws 
of Illinois, 1867, Public, page 176), releasing to the United States 
the title and jurisdiction of 'the State over about two acres for use 
as a burial place for soldiers, in terms as follows: 

" SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, rep- 
resented in the General Assembly, That the state of Illinois hereby 
relinquish claim and jurisdiction over the following described land, 
viz: two acres of land situated in the southwest part of the north- 
west quarter of section two (2), town five (5) north, range ten (10) 
west of the third (3d) principal meridian; and full and complete 
jurisdiction hereby given over said land to the United States, for 
the use and purposes of said land being a burial place for soldiers 
the state hereby retaining only such jurisdiction and authority over 
said land as may be necessary for the purpose of enforcing the 
criminal laws of the state. 

SEC. 2. Said land shall not be used for any purpose, except as 
herein specified." 

2. Deed from Thomas Dunford and wife, dated October 15, 1867, 
and recorded in book 104, page 17, of the deed records of Madison 
County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an Act of the State 
Legislature approved March 31, 1869, as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That whereas the said United 
States have purchased the following described real estate in said 
County, to wit, 0.44 of an acre of land, the same being the Southeast 
part of lot number twenty-three (23) in Mounier's first subdivision 
of the Northwest quarter of section number two (2), Township five 
(5), North of Range ten (10) West . f the tnir(i ( 8 ) principal me- 
ridian. Wherefore exclusive jurisdiction and legislation are hereby 
ceded to the United States over said real estate, and the right of 
taxation or assessment of said real estate is hereby relinquished to 
the said United States. 

" SEC. 2. All civil and criminal process issued under the authority 
of this State or by any of its officers in pursuance of law may be exe- 
cuted on said real estate as if such jurisdiction had not been ceded." 

See also General Acts of Cession. 

CAMP BUTLER NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains 6.02 acres and is situated about 2 miles 
from the town of Riverton, in Sangamon County. The title is as 
follows : 

Deed from Polly Miller, Executrix, etc., dated September 6, 1865, 
conveying the above lands as a part of Sec. 16, T. 16 N., R. 4 W. of 



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Third Principal Meridian. Recorded in Book No. 25, page 327, of 
the deed records of Sangamon County. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

GRACELAND CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains 20,000 square feet in Adams County near 
Quincy. The title is as follows: 

Deed from the Quincy Cemetery Association, dated October 25, 
1899, conveying the above tract situated in Sec. 5, T. 2 S., R. 8 W. of 
the 4th Principal Meridian. Recorded in volume 3, page 162, of the 
Records of the Quincy Cemetery Association. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

MOUND CITY NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains about 10.50 acres and a right of way. 
It is situated at Mound City, in Pulaski County. 
Title was acquired as follows: 

1. Deed from Hiram Ketchum, dated May 4, 1867, releasing all 
right, title, etc., in the 10 acres in SE. J sec. 26, in T. 16 S., R. 1 W. 
described therein. Recorded in Book T, page 323, etc, of the deed 
records of Pulaski County. 

2. Deed from Samuel Staats Taylor and Edwin Parsons, trustees, 
etc., Cairo City property, dated May 4, 1867, conveying by deed of 
bargain and sale the above 10 acres. Recorded in Book T, page 321, 
etc., of same records. 

3. Deed from Samuel Staats Taylor and Edwin Parsons, trustees, 
etc., dated November 28, 1873, conveying 0.50 acre adjoining the fore- 
going described 10 acres. Recorded in Book W, page 146, of same 
records. 

4. Deed from Charles Parsons, trustee, etc., dated November 28, 
1873, releasing all interest, etc., in the above 0.50 acre. 

5. Deed from Commissioners of Pulaski County, dated August 11, 
1882, conveying a right of way from Mount City to the cemetery 
100 feet wide by 3,431 feet long. Recorded in Book Y, page 129, of 
same records. 

6. Deed from Commissioners Road District No. 1, Pulaski County, 
dated July 1, 1892, conveying right of way, 100 feet wide, from 
Mound Junction to southwest corner of cemetery. 

7. Deed from Henry Parsons and Edwin Parsons, Trustees of the 
Cairo Trust Property, dated August 5, 1896, conveying a roadway to 
the Mound City National Cemetery. Recorded in Book 8, page 201, 
etc., of same records. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

OAK WOODS NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains about 69,064 square feet, and is situated 
in what is known as Oak Woods Cemetery, in Hyde Park, Cook 
County, 111. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from The Oak Woods Cemetery Association, dated April 
25, 1866, conveying all of Division 1 in Section Letter K of the plat 

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of a portion of said Cemetery, etc., being 18,340 square feet. Re- 
corded in Book 340, page 466, of the records of Oak Woods Ceme- 
tery. See also Book 16, page 247. 

2. Deed from The Oak Woods Cemetery Association, dated May 
1, 1867, conveying all of Division 2, in Section Letter K, of the 
plat of a portion of said Cemetery, being 50,724 square feet. Re- 
corded in Book 428. page 581, of same records. Plat of Cemetery 
recorded in Book 164, page 198, of Maps in the Recorder's Office of 
Cook County. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL. 

This reservation, embracing the entire island of Rock Island, con- 
tains 896.62 acres and is situated in the Mississippi River adjacent to 
the City of Rock Island, in Rock Island County. The title to the 
island was acquired through a Treaty with the Chiefs of the Sac and 
Fox tribes of Indians made by Gen. William Henry Harrison, Gov- 
ernor and Superintendent of Indian affairs for the Territory of 
Indiana and District of Louisiana, at St. Louis, Mo., in November, 
1804, but the reservation for military purposes derives its validity 
from the Act of June 14, 1809. Possession was taken as early as 
May 10, 1816, barracks built, and afterwards a defensive work called 
Fort Armstrong. This occupation continued until 1836, at which 
time the island was placed in charge of Indian agents, who remained 
in charge until 1840, when the War Department resumed possession, 
repaired some of the buildings of Fort Armstrong, established an 
Ordnance depot, and continued in possession of the island until 
1844, when by an Act of Congress approved April 2, 1844, George 
Davenport was authorized to enter and purchase the SE. fractional 
quarter of Sec. 25, T. 18 N., R. 2 W. of the Fourth Principal Meridian 
(he afterwards received a patent therefor), area 157.81 acres, and by 
Act of Congress, approved January 24, 1855, David B. Sears was 
authorized to enter and purchase the E. J of SW. fractional quarter 
of fractional Section 29, containing 28.10 acres, and the SE. fractional 
quarter of same fractional Section containing 3.26 acres, same Town- 
ship and Range, in order to secure to him the full and complete use of 
the water power on the north side of the island, patent issuing to 
him therefor. Such was the status of title when the Act of Congress 
making provision for the establishment of national arsenals was 
approved July 11, 1862. It becoming necessary to again have control 
of the whole island, Congress by an Act approved April 19, 1864, 
provided for the acquisition of such parts of the island as had been 
sold, and also for the extinguishment of all claims of title to property 
therein, and in accordance with the provisions of said Act, which 
was supplemented by the Act of Congress approved June 27, 1866, 
possession was taken of said portions and title acquired as follows: 

1. Decree of condemnation for the SE. fractional quarter of Sec. 
25, T. 18 N., R. 2 W. of the Fourth Principal Meridian in a certain 
Chancery proceeding in the Circuit Court of the United States for 
the Northern District of Illinois, entitled George L. Davenport and 
Susan M. Goldsmith v. The United States. Decree rendered May 2, 
1867, and filed with the record in the Clerk's Office of said Court 



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2. Decree of condemnation for Lot No. 5, in Block No. 15, in Island 
City subdivision No. 1 to Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain Chan- 
cery proceeding in the Circuit Court of the United States for the 
Northern District of Illinois, entitled Nels Johnson v. The United 
States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in 
the Clerk's Office of said Court. 

3. Decree of condemnation for Lots Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, in 
Block No. 10, in Island City subdivision No. 1 to the town of Moline 
upon Rock Island, in a certain Chancery proceeding in the Circuit 
Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois, 
entitled Daniel Jones v. The United States. Decree rendered May 
13, 1867, and filed with the record in the Clerk's Office of said Court, 

4. Decree of condemnation for Lot No. 4, in Block No. 11, in Island 
City subdivision No. 1 to Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain Chan- 
cery proceeding in the Circuit Court of the United States for the 
Northern District of Illinois, entitled Peter Peterson v. The United 
States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in 
the Clerk's Office of said Court. 

5. Decree of condemnation for Lot No. 13, in Block No. 10, in 
Island City subdivision No. 1 to Moline upon Rock Island, in a cer- 
tain Chancery proceeding in the Circuit Court of the United States 
for the Northern District of Illinois, entitled James Robinson v. The 
United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the 
record in the Clerk's Office of said Court. 

6. Decree of condemnation for Lots Nos. 1 and 2, Block No. 13, 
and Lots Nos. 4, 5 and 6, in Block No. 12, in Island City subdivision 
No. 1 of Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain Chancery proceeding 
entitled George Stephens, Jonathan Houtoon, and Timothy Wood, 
partners, etc., v. The United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, 
and filed with the record in the Clerk's Office of said Court, 

7. Decree of condemnation for Lot No. 8, in Block No. 9, in Island 
City subdivision of Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain Chancery 
proceeding entitled Robert Welch v. The United States. Decree ren- 
dered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in the Clerk's Office of 
said Court. 

8. Decree of condemnation for Wilson's Island, in the Mississippi 
River, in Sees. 35 and 36, in T. 18 N., R. 2 W., Fourth Principal Me- 
ridian, containing 7.60 acres, a certain bridge roadway and embank- 
ment and approaches leading thereto from the City of Rock Island 
across Wilson's Island, etc., in a certain Chancery proceeding en- 
titled The City of Rock Island v. The United States. Decree ren- 
dered April 22, 1867, and filed with the record in the Clerk's Office of 
said Court. 

9. Decree of condemnation for a certain bridge and roadway con- 
necting the head of Rock Island with Mill street in the Town of 
Moline on the main shore (Provision for free use of streets of Moline 
connecting with the Bridge, right to repair or construct new bridge, 
etc.), in a certain Chancery proceeding entitled The Town of Moline 
v. The United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with 
the record in the Clerk's Office of said Court. 

10. (Viaduct.) Deed from the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway Company and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway 
Company, dated December 23, 1890, conveying the right of way for 



100 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

a viaduct, etc. Recorded in Book 87, page 460, of the deed records 
of Bock Island County. 

11. (For same.) Deed from the Moline and Rock Island Railroad 
Company, dated January 19, 1890, ceding a portion of its right of 
way. Recorded in Book 87, page 469, of same records. 

12. (For same.) Deed from the St. Louis, Rock Island and Chi- 
cago Railroad Company, dated January 23, 1891, conveying portion 
of its right of way. Recorded in Book 87, page 465, of same records. 

13. (For same.) Deed from the City of Rock Island, dated De- 
cember 17, 1890, conveying right of way! Recorded in Book 87, page 
453, of same records. 

14. Ordinance of City Council of the City of Rock Island author- 
izing foregoing conveyance. Certified copy recorded in Book 87, 
page 457, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature approved February 1, 1867, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That jurisdiction over the island 
of Rock Island and the small islands contiguous thereto, known as 
Benhams, Wilsons, and Winnebago Islands and their shores, taken 
and assigned by the United States for the establishment of an arsenal 
and armory, be, and is hereby, ceded to the said United States, pro- 
vided that the Commanding Officer shall, on application of a com- 
petent State Officer, allow the execution of all civil and criminal 
process issued under authority of the State of Illinois on said Islands 
in the same way and manner as if jurisdiction had not been ceded as 
aforesaid. 

" SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the islands before named and 
the public buildings and other property that may be thereon shall 
forever hereafter be exempted from all State, County, and Municipal 
Taxation and assessment whatever, so long as the same shall be used 
by the United States as an Arsenal and Armory." 

See also General Acts of Cession; and Appendix, page 496. 

Easements: Act of Congress approved March 2, 1867, amended by 
the Act of July 20, 1868, granted a right of way across the govern- 
ment bridge to the Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company, for 
the purposes of transit across the island and river, upon certain 
conditions. 

Act of Congress approved March 3, 1885 (23 Stats., 435) granted 
privilege to Davenport and Rock Island Street Railway Company 
to run cars on reservation and bridge under such restrictions as the 
Secretary of War may impose. 

Agreement with the Moline Water Power Company, dated August 
20, 1867, conveying to the United States the entire water power of 
said company : the United States granting to said Company the free 
use of one- fourth of such power, etc. 

Revocable Licenses: License, October 22, 1884, to the Sylvan Steel 
Company to cut through the dike built by the United States along 
the pool side of Sylvan Island and take water through an eight inch 
pipe from the pool. 

License, September 10, 1888, to the Central Union Telegraph Com- 
pany to run electric wires across the government bridges. 

License, November 20, 1893, to the Davenport and Rock Island 
Railroad Company to substitute electric for horse power cars on the 
reservation. Amended May 15, 1907. 



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License, February 12, 1894, to the People's Power Company to 
maintain a line of electric light wires upon and across the government 
bridge. Renewed and modified May 28, 1907. 

License, June 23, 1898, to the Rock Island and Eastern Illinois 
Railway Company to construct, maintain and operate its tracks 
through so much of the abandoned tail race south of the Moline dam 
wall as is the property of the United. States, and along or through 
the south edge of the water power pool, on either side of the Moline 
bridge and across said bridge, etc. License renewed May 22, 1907, to 
successor, the Davenport, Rock Island and Northwestern Railway 
Company. 

License, June 3, 1899, to the Tri-City Railway Company to extend 
and operate a single track railway upon the grounds of the Rock 
Island Arsenal. License limited, March 10, 1905, to five years. 
License renewed and modified September 11, 1908. 

License, June 24, 1902, to the Union Telephone and Telegraph 
Company to place electric cables or wires over government bridge. 

License, November 11, 1904, to city of Moline, for ten-inch water 
main. 

License, December 5, 1905, to Rock Island Golf Club for use of 
golf links and for construction of building for use of club. 

License, October 8, 1906, to " Old Settlers " Association to repair 
and maintain " Old Davenport House." 

License, October 25, 1906, to The Moline Water Power Company, 
for electric pole line. 

License, March 2, 1907, to The City of Moline, for motor-driven 
centrifugal pump in connection with the city's water main. 

ROCK ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of a little over 1 acre, and is situ- 
ated near the upper or east end of the island of Rock Island, and is 
a part of that reservation. About 1,150 yards northwest of the above 
cemetery is a burial lot in which are buried the remains of 1,928 Con- 
federate soldiers who died here while held as prisoners of war. 

For title, jurisdiction, etc., see Rock Island Arsenal. 

FORT SHERIDAN. 

This reservation contains an area of about 722 acres and is situated 
in Lake County, 25 miles north of the City of Chicago, on Lake 
Michigan. The original reservation, containing about 632.50 acres, 
was conveyed to the United States by Citizens of Chicago in 1886 and 
accepted by the Secretary of War November 19, 1887, under authority 
of Joint Resolution of Congress of March 3, 1887. The title was con- 
veyed as follows: 

1. Deed from Adolphus C. Bartlett et al., dated October 6, 1887, 
conveying 598.50 acres in Lake County. Recorded in Vol. 86, page 
406 et seq., of the deed records of Lake County. 

2. Deed from Adolphus C. Bartlett et al. dated October 6, 1887, 
conveying 34 acres in Lake County. Recorded in Vol. 86, page 410 
et seq., of same records. 

By Act of March 3, 1903 (32 Stat, L., 1129), as amended by Act of 
April 28, 1904 (34 Stat. L., 497) , provision was made for the purchase 



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of about 84 acres as an addition to this reservation. Under this 
authority the following tracts have been acquired : 

A. Michael Sweeney's subdivision of part of the southwest quarter 

of section 10, township 43 north, range 12 east : 
Block 1 (containing 19 lots) 

Lots 1 to 19, inclusive. Deed from Michael Sweeney et ux., dated 
October 5, 1907, conveying Lots 1 to 19 inclusive; recorded 
Book 165, page 163, of same records. 
Block 2 (containing 41 lots) 

Lots 1 to 41, inclusive. By same deed as Block 1, supra. 
Block 3. Deed from Fayette S. Munro et ux., dated December 18, 
1907, conveying part of Block 3 lying easterly of the right of 
way of the Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railway Company, 
together with rights in streets ; recorded in Book 165, page 164, 
of same records. 
Block 4 (containing 3 lots) 

Lots 1, 2, and 3. By same deed as Block 1, supra. 

Also, the streets and avenues arid certain part of the Subdivision 
lying easterly of Sheridan Avenue. Same deed as Block 1, 
supra. 
B. J. S. Pr all's Subdivision in the west half of the southeast quarter 

of section 10, township 43 north, range 12 east : 
Block 1 (containing 24 lots) 

Lot 1. Deed from Lizzie Good, dated December 10, 1906, con- 
veying Lots 1, 5, 6, 7, and 24, in Block 1, and Lots 3, 4, and 5 in 
Block 2 ; recorded in Book 165, page 123, of same records ; and 
Quitclaim deed from W. W. Wagoner, et ux., dated July 1, 
1907, to the same Lots, and also Lots 21 and 22 in Block 5; 
recorded in Book 149, page 411, of same records. 

Lots 2 and 3. Decree in condemnation, in case of U. S. v. Lizzie 
Good, in U. S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois, 
rendered August 1, 1907. 

Lot 4. Deed from Ada J. Hogan, et vir, dated June 24, 1906, con- 
veying Lot 4 in Block 1, Lot 2 in Block 2, Lot 29 in Block 4, 
and Lot 9 in Block 7; recorded Book 137, page 620, of same 
records. 

Lots 5, 6 and 7. See Lot No. 1, supra. 

Lot 8. Deed from Patrick Gallahger, et al., dated September 28, 
1906, conveying Lot 8 ; recorded in Book 137, page 569, of same 
records. 

Lots 9 and 10. Deed from John Brown, dated November 28, 1906, 
conveying Lots 9 and 10; recorded in Book 137, page 630, of 
same records. 

Lot 11. See Lot No. 2, supra. Condemnation. 

Lot 12. Deed from Edward J. Neil, dated October 17, 1906, con- 
veying Lot 12 ; recorded in Book 137, page 556, of same records. 

Lots 13 and 14. Deed from Edward Harte et ux., dated Septem- 
ber 24, 1906, conveying Lots 13 and 14; recorded in Book 137, 
page 565, of same records. 

Lots 15 and 16. Deed from Annie Shaw, dated June 3, 1907, con- 
veying Lots 15 and 16 ; recorded in Book 165 ; page 27, of same 
records. Also by Condemnation ; Lot 2, supra. 

Lot 17. See Lot No. 2, supra, condemnation. 



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Lots 18 and 19. Deed from Annie Daniels et vir, dated September 
20, 1906, conveying Lots 18 and 19 ; recorded in Book 137, page 
523, of same records. 

Lot 20. Deed from Clarence S. Gould et ux., dated September 26, 
1906, conveying Lot 20; recorded in Book 162, page 323, of 
same records. 

Lot 21. Deed from Charles Hudemann, dated September 28, 1906, 
conveying Lot 21 ; recorded in Book 162, page 112, of same 
records. 

Lots 22 and 23. Deed from Edward Whiting et ux., dated Octo- 
ber 1, 1906, conveying Lots 22 and 23; recorded in Book 162, 
page 353, of same records. 

Lot 24. See Lot 1, supra. 
Block 2 (containing 29 lots)- 

Lot 1. Condemnation. (See Lot 2, Block 1, supra.) 

Lot 2. Deed from Ada J. Hogan et vir. See Lot 4, Block 1, 
supra. 

Lots 3, 4, and 5. Deed from Lizzie Good. See Lot 1, Block 1, 
supra. 

Lots 6 and 7. Deed from William Menkennaier et ux., dated Sep- 
tember 25, 1906, conveying Lots 6 and 7 ; recorded in Book 165, 
page 15, of same records 1 . 

Lot 8. Deed from Patrick D. Hickey, dated September 19, 1906, 
conveying Lot 8; recorded in Book 137, page 546, of same 
records. 

Lot 9. Deed from May Rankin, dated September 19, 1906, con- 
veying Lot 9 ; recorded in Book 137, page 612, of same records. 

Lots 10 and 11. Deed from Alfred C. Markley et ux., dated Octo- 
ber 3, 1906, conveying Lots 10 and 11 in Block 2, and Lot 27 in 
Block 4 ; recorded in Book 162, page 178, of same records. 

Lots 12 to 27, inclusive. Decree in condemnation, in case of U. 
S. v. George S. Beach et al., in U. S. District Court for 
Northern District of Illinois; case No. 9515; rendered March 

. 30, 1908. 

Lot 28. Condemnation. See Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 

Lot 29. Deed from James Kelly, dated September 25, 1906, con- 
veying Lot 29; recorded in Book 162, page 151, of same 
records. 
Block 3 

That part of Block 3 lying east of the right of way of the 
Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad Company. By Con- 
demnation. See Lot 12, Block 2. 
Block 4 (containing 43 lots) 

Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, part of Lots 5 and 40, and Lots 41, 42, 43, and 44, 
not acquired. No Lot numbered " 28." 

Lot 5. That part of Lot 5 which lies east of the right of way 
of the Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad Co. Same as 
Lot 12, Block 2, supra. 

Lot 6. Condemnation ; same as Lot 12, Block 2, supra. 

Lot 7. Deed from Flora and Margaret Goldrick, dated February 
13, 1907, conveying Lot 7; recorded in Book 162, page 184, 
of same records. 

Lot 8. Condemnation ; same as Lot 12, Block 2, supra. 

Lot 9. Condemnation ; same as Lot 12, Block 2, supra. 



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Lots 10 and 11. Deed from William O'Flaherty et ux., dated 
October 2, 1906, conveying Lots 10 and 11 ; recorded in Book 
165, page 4, of same records. 

Lot 12, 13, 14, and 15. Condemnation ; same as Lot 2, Block 1. 

Lot 16. Deed from Robert H. Holmes, dated January 2, 1907, 
conveying Lot 16; recorded in Book 162, page 374, of same 
records. 

Lots 17 and 18. Deed from Rose B. Seifert et vir, dated Septem- 
ber 25, 1906, conveying Lots 17 and 18 ; recorded in Book 165, 
page 3, of same records. 

Lots 19 and 20. Condemnation ; same as Lot 12, Block 2. 

Lot 21. Deed from George J. Williams et ux., dated September 
29, 1906, conveying Lot 21 ; recorded in Book 137, page 530, of 
same records. 

Lot 22 to 25, inclusive. Condemnation ; same as Lot 12, Block 2. 

Lot 26. Condemnation ; same as Lot 2, Block 1. 

Lot 27. See deed from Alfred C. Markley et ux., Lot 10, Block 2. 

Lot 29. See deed from Ada J. Hogan et vir, Lot 4, Block 1. 

Lots 30, 31, 32, 33. Condemnation; same as Lot 12, Block 2. 

Lot 34. Deed from Frederika Rose Baker, dated September 25, 
1906, conveying Lot 34; recorded in Book 137, page 578, of 
same records. 

Lot 35. Condemnation ; same as Lot 12, Block 2. 

Lot 36. Deed from Samuel L. Clonsky, dated September 26, 
1906, conveying Lot 36; recorded in Book 162, page 188, of 
same records. 

Lots 37, 38, 39. Condemnation ; same as Lot 12, Block 2. 

Lot 40. That part of Lot 40 lying east of the right of way of the 
Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad Company. Con- 
demnation ; same as Lot 12, Block 2. 
Block 5 (containing 37 lots) 

Lot 1. That part of Lot 1 which lies east of the right of way of 
the Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad Company. Con- 
demnation; same as Lot 12, Block 2. 

Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Condemnation ; same as Lot 12, 
Block 2. 

Lot 11. Condemnation; same as Lot 12, Block 2; and Deed 
from Thomas F. Blaha et ux., dated June 13, 1907, conveying 
Lot 11 ; recorded in Book 165, page 75, of same records. 

Lot 12. Deed from Hugo Acht et ux., dated March 20, 1907, 
conveying Lots 12, 13, 18, 33, and part of 34 and 35, in Block 
5, and Lot 12 in Block 7; recorded in Book 162, page 436, of 
same records. 

Lot 13. (See Lot 12, supra.) 

Lots 14 and 15. Deed from George Boldizsar et ux., dated Sep- 
tember 29, 1906, conveying Lots 14 and 15; recorded in Book 
137, page 531, of same records. 

Lots 16 and 17. Deed from John Beschke et ux., dated Septem- 
ber 19, 1906, conveying Lots 16 and 17 ; recorded in Book 137, 
page 549, of same records. 

Lot 18. (See Lot 12, supra.) 

Lots 19 and 20. Condemnation ; same as Lot 12, Block 2. 

Lots 21 and 22. Condemnation ; same as Lot 2, Block 1 ; also, 
Deed from Lizzie Good, dated January 16, 1907, conveying 



ILLINOIS. 105 

Lots 21 and 22; recorded in Book 165, page 24, of same 
records ; and quitclaim deed from John C. Sands et ux., dated 
February 7, 1907, covering same property; recorded in Book 
149, page 412, of same records. See, also, quitclaim deed 
from W. W. Wagoner et ux., to same property, under Lot 1, 
Block 1, supra. 

Lots 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32. Condemnation; 
same as Lot 12, Block 2. 

Lot 33. (See Lot 12, supra.) 

Lots 34 and 35 a part of these lots only. (See Lot 12, supra.) 

Lots 36 and 37. Not acquired. 
Block 6 (containing 24 lots) 

Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1. 

Lots 6 and 7. Deed from John J. Condon, dated September 28, 
1906, conveying Lots 6 and 7 in Block 6, and the south 25' of 
Lot 15 in Block 7; recorded in Book 137, page 579, of same 
records; and quitclaim deed from William F. Hogan et ux., 
dated October 25, 1906, conveying same Lots in Block 6, re- 
corded in Book 149, page 295, of same records. 

Lots 8 and 9. Condemnation ; same as Lot 2, Block 1. 

Lots 10, 11, and 12. Deed from John Sullivan et ux., dated Sep- 
tember 24, 1906, conveying Lots 10, 11, -and 12; recorded in 
Book 137, page 518, of same records; and quitclaim deed from 
J. S. Prall et ux., dated November 3, 1906, conveying same 
property; recorded in Book 149, page 249, of same records; 
and quitclaim deed from Ada J. Hogan et vir, dated Novem- 
ber 5, 1906, conveying Lot 12 ; recorded in Book 149, page 248, 
of same records. 

Lot 13. Deed from Henry F. Pelton et ux., dated September 29, 
1906, conveying Lot 13; recorded in Book 162, page 170, of 
same records. 

Lot 14. Deed from Carl Copeland et ux., dated November 8, 

1906, conveying Lot 14; recorded in Book 137, page 529, of 
same records. 

Lot 15. Condemnation ; same as Lot 2, Block 1. Also deed from 
Anna Kaiser et vir, dated September 25, 1906, conveying Lot 
15; unrecorded. 

Lot 16. Deed from Richard Shannon et ux., dated February 12, 

1907, conveying Lot 16; recorded in Book 137, page 615, of 
same records. 

Lot 17. Deed from Richard Shannon et ux., dated February 12, 
1907, conveying Lot 17; recorded in Book 149, page 337, of 
same records. 

Lots 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and part Lot 23. Condemnation; same as 
Lot 2, Block 1 ; also, deed from Emma Carlson et vir, dated 
July 30, 1907, conveying Lots 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and part of 
Lot 23; recorded in Book 165, page 122, of same records. 
See Lot 24, infra. 

Lot 24. Deed from Sebastian Rettig et ux., dated September 20, 
1906, conveying Lot 24, and the west 18' of Lot 23; recorded 
in Book 137, page 522, of same records. 
Block 7 (containing 15 lots) 

Lot 1. Deed from John S. Kelly, dated September 25, 1906, con- 
veying Lot 1 ; recorded in Book 165, page 1, of same records. 

Lots 2, 3, and 4. Condemnation ; same at Lot 2, Block 1. 



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Lot 5. Deed from Robert H. Patterson et ux., dated September 

27, 1906, conveying Lot 5; recorded in Book 165, page 2, of 

same records. 
Lot 6. Deed from Delia Sweeney et vir, dated October 3, 1906, 

conveying Lot 6; recorded in Book 165, page 24, of same 

records. 
Lot 7. Deed from Vencel Muzike et ux., dated September 19, 

1906, conveying Lot 7; recorded in Book 137, page 533, of 

same records. 
Lot 8. Deed from Aaron A. Dahl et ux., dated September 20, 

1906, conveying Lot 8; recorded in Book 137, page 536, of 

same records. 

Lot 9. (See Lot 4, Block 1.) 
Lots 10 and 11. Deed from Julia Conley et vir, dated September 

28, 1906, conveying Lots 10 and 11 ; recorded in Book 137, page 

520, of same records. 
Lot 12. (See Lot 12, Block 5.) 
Lot 13. Deed from Clara Pell Townsend, dated October 10, 1906, 

conveying Lot 13; recorded in Book 165, page 171, of same 

records. Also, Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1. 
Lot 14. Deed from Frank T. Hennig et ux., dated October 23, 

1906, conveying Lot 14; recorded in Book 158, page 224, of 
same records. 

Lot 15. Deed from Thomas McGlone, dated September 19, 1906, 
conveying Lot 15, except the south 25' thereof; recorded in 
Book 137, page 519, of same records. See, also, for the south 
25', Lot 6, Block 6. 

Deed from the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company, 
dated June 1, 1907, conveying right of way 100 feet in width 
across part of the southeast quarter of section 10, west of Wau- 
kegan highway; recorded in Book 167, page 38, of same 
records. 

Also, Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1. 

.C. E. Ashley Mears' subdivision of the north half of the northeast 
quarter of section 15, township 43 north, range 12 east (accord- 
ing to survey of Gustaf H. Carlson, surveyor. Nov. 4, 1904) : 
Block 18. (containing 17 tracts, lettered from C 'A" to " Q," in- 
clusive) 

Tract "A." Deed from Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany, dated December 22, 1906, conveying this tract; recorded 
in Book 162, page 307, of same records. 

Tract " B." Condemnation ; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 

Tract " C." Deed from Joseph Delhaye et ux., dated April 13, 

1907, conveying this tract; recorded in Book 165, page 25, of 
same records. 

Tract " D." Deed from Frank J. Hawkins et ux., dated Septem- 
ber 24, 1906, conveying tract "D" of Block 18; and tract 
" W " of Block 19 ; recorded in Book 137, page 554, of same 
records ; and quitclaim deed from Emil Rudolph et ux., dated 
November 5, 1906, covering tract " D " of Block 18 ; recorded 
in Book 149, page 273, of same records. 

Tract " E." Condemnation ; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. And 
Deed from E. Ashley Mears, et al., dated June 6, 1907, con- 
veying tract " E ;" recorded in Book 166, page 222, of same 
records. 



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Tract " F." Deed from Otto C. Butz et ux., dated September 24, 
1906, conveying tract " F ;" recorded in Book 137 ? page 548, 
of same records. 

Tract " G." Deed from Annie Johnson et vir, dated October 10, 

1906, -conveying tract " G ;" recorded in Book 137, page 638, 
of same records. 

Tract " H." Deed from John Johnson, dated September 20, 1906, 
conveying tract "H;" recorded in Book 137, page 637, of 
same records. 

Tract "I." Deed from Emil Rudolph et ux., May 14, 1907, 
conveying tract " I;" recorded in Book 137, page 603, of same 
records. 

Tract " J." Condemnation ; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 

Tract " K." Deed from Mary Davis et vir, dated June 15, 1907, 
conveying tract " K;" recorded in Book 165, page 103, of same 
records. Also, condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 

Tract "L." Deed from Nellie Matthews, dated July 10, 1907, 
conveying tract " L ; " recorded in Book 163, page 88, of same 
records ; and quitclaim deed from Julia Weinacht et vir, dated 
June 30, 1907, covering same tract; recorded in Book 149, 
page 394, of same records. Also, condemnation; same as Lot 
2, Block 1, supra. 

Tract " M." Deed from William F. Hogan et ux., dated June 7, 

1907, conveying tract "M;" recorded in Book 165, page 100, 
of same records; and quitclaim deed from E. Ashley Mears 
et ux., dated June 6, 1907, covering same tract; recorded in 
Book 166, page 210, of same records; also releases of Joseph 
E. Burchell, trustee, dated June 10, 1907, covering same 
tract; recorded, respectively in Book 177, page 75, and Book 
148, page 384, of same records. Also, condemnation; same as 
Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 

Tract " N." Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 

Tract " O." Condemnation ; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 

Tract " P." Deed from Logan Council Building and Loan Asso- 
ciation, dated August 15, 1907, conveying tract " P; " recorded 
in Book 167, page 33, of same records. Also, condemnation; 
same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 

Tract " Q." Deed from Emil Rudolph et ux., dated September 
23, 1907, conveying tract "Q"; recorded in Book 165, page 
110, of same records. Also, condemnation; same as Lot 2, 
Block 1, supra. 
Block 19 (16 tracts) - 

Tract "R." Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 

Tract " R a ." Deed from the Chicago Title and Trust Company, 
trustee, dated August 6, 1906, conveying tracts "R a ," "X," 
"A," and "D a " of Block 19, and tracts "J," " F," and "E" 
of Block '20 ; recorded in Book 162, page 146, of same records. 

Tract " S." Deed from Francis C. Foster et ux., dated Sepember 
28, 1906, conveying tract "S;" recorded in Book 162, page 
296, of same records. 

Tract "T." Deed from Josephine E. Prall, dated October 8, 
1906, conveying tract " T ; " recorded in Book 165, page 14, of 
same records ; and quitclaim deed from Reginald G. R. Carne 
et ux., dated June 26, 1907, covering same tract; recorded in 
Book 149, page 333, of same records. 



108 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Tract "T a ." Condemnation; same at Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 
Tract "U." Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 
Tract "V." Deed from the Hartford Theological Seminary, 
dated March 11, 1907, conveying tracts "V" and "D" of 
Block 19, and tract " I " of Block 20 ; recorded ,in Book 166, 
page 95, of same records. 

Tract " V a ." Deed from the Chicago Title and Trust Company, 
trustee, dated August 6, 1906, conveying tract " V a ; " recorded 
in Book 162, page 144, of same records; and quitclaim deed 
from Frank P. Hawkins et ux., dated October 11, 1906, cov- 
ering same tract; recorded in Book 149, page 256, of same 
records. 

Tract "W." (See Tract "D" of Block 18, supra. Also Con- 
demnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra.) 
Tract " X." (See Tract " R a ," supra.) 

Tract " X a ." Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 
Tract "A." (See Tract "R a ," supra.) 

Tract "B." Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 
Tract " C." Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. Also, 
deed from John R. Coyne, trustee, dated October 31, 1907, con- 
veying tract " C ; " recorded in Book 165, page 170, of same 
records. 

Tract "D." (See Tract U V," supra.) 
Tract "D a ." (See Tract "R a ," supra.) 
Block 20 (containing 6 tracts) 
Tract " E." (See Tract " R a " of Block 19, supra.) 
Tract " F." (See Tract " R a " of Block 19, supra.) 
Tract " G." Condemnation; same as Lot 2, Block 1, supra. 
Tract " H." Deed from Gustave Pabst et ux., dated February 25, 
1907, conveying tract " H " ; recorded in Book 165, page 8, of 
same records. 

Tract " I." (See Tract " V " of Block 19, supra.) 
Tract " J." (See Tract " R a " of Block 19, supra.) 
By Act of May 27, 1908 (35 Stat. L., 364), provision was made for 
the purchase of a triangular tract of land on Lake Michigan, adjacent 
to the north line of the Fort Sheridan reservation, as described 
therein, and containing 11.5 acres, more or less. Under this authority 
the title was acquired by the following deed : 

Deed from Rebecca P. McNeill, et vir, dated February 26, 1909, 
conveying 12.14 acres. Recorded in Book 170, page 14, of same 
records. 

Jurisdiction: By an Act of the State Legislature, approved June 
6, 1887, consent to the purchase of the original reservation was given 
and jurisdiction ceded as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State of 
Illinois is hereby given to the acquiring of title by the United States, 
by purchase or otherwise, to the following described real estate or 
any portion thereof situated in the County of Lake [here describes 
the real estate conveyed by deeds of Oct. 6, 1887, supra]. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the State of Illinois in and over the 
said property, or such part thereof as the United States may so 
acquire title to, shall be, and the same hereby is ceded to the United 
States, subject to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned. 

" SEC. 3. The said consent is given, and the said jurisdiction ceded 
upon the express condition that the State of Illinois shall retain a 



ILLINOIS. 109 

concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said 
property so far as that the execution of all civil and criminal proc- 
esses which may issue under the laws or authority of the State of 
Illinois shall be allowed thereon on application to the officer of the 
United States in charge thereof in the same way and manner as if 
such consent had not been given or jurisdiction ceded, except so far 
as such processes may affect the real or personal property of the 
United States. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest in any respect 
to any portion of said real estate until the United States shall have 
acquired the title thereto by purchase or otherwise. 

" SEC. 5. The said property, when acquired by the United States, 
and so long as the same shall remain the property of the United 
States and be used for public purposes, and no longer, shall be and 
continue exonerated and discharged from all taxes, assessments, and 
other charges which may be levied or imposed under the authority 
of this State." (Illinois Stats., 1898, p. 1522a, Sec. 10.) 

See also General Acts of Cession. 

Revocable licenses: License, April 24, 1889, to the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company to construct and maintain a side 
track upon the reservation. License modified November 17, 1904. 

License, September 20, 1894, to the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company to lay a two-inch galvanized pipe on the reser- 
vation, and to connect same with the government supply pipe. 

License, February 28, 1895, to the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way Company to construct a six-inch sewer on the reservation and 
connect same with existing post sewer. 

License, March 16, 1900^ to D. S. McMullin to lay and maintain a 
gas main through the reservation. 

License, December 20, 1904, to Chicago Telephone Company, for 
telephone system. 

License, May 29, 1905, to Indiana Transportation Company ; July 
28, 1905, to Northern Michigan Transportation Company; and July 
21, 1906, to Chicago Northern Navigation Company, for landing ves- 
sels at Government pier. 

License, October 9, 1906, to Chicago Telephone Company, for 
"underground conduit, and a pole telephone line east of the pro- 
posed new highway, in parkway," through the reservation and " the 
proposed addition thereto." 

License, May 15, 1906, to Chicago and Milwaukee Electric Rail- 
road Company, for maintenance of tracks on highway adjoining 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, and upon acquisition 
of proposed addition to reservation, to construct and maintain 
thereon a passenger station adjoining proposed right of way to be 
acquired by said company. 

WOODLAND CEMETERY, " SOLDIER'S LOT." 

This property is known as Lot No. 33, in Block 1, in Woodland 
Cemetery, in the County of Adams. The title is as follows: 

Deed from John Wood, Attorney in fact, etc., dated February 12, 
1870, conveying above lot. Recorded in Book 1 of Cemetery Lots, 
pages 70 and 71, of the deed records at Quincy, Adams County. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 



110 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

INDIANA. 

GENERAL ACTS OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction of this State 
is hereby ceded to the United States of America over all such pieces 
or parcels of land within the limits of this State as have been or 
shall hereafter be selected and acquired by the United States for 
the purpose of erecting post-offices, custom-houses, or other structures 
exclusively owned by the General Government and used for its pur- 
poses : Provided, That an accurate description and plat of such lands 
so acquired, verified by the oath of some officer of the General Gov- 
ernment having knowledge of the facts, shall be filed with the Gov- 
ernor of this State: And provided further, That this cession is upon 
the express condition that the State of Indiana shall so far retain 
concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over all lands 
acquired or hereafter acquired as aforesaid; that all civil and crim- 
inal process issued by any court of competent jurisdiction, or officer 
having authority of law to issue such process; and all orders made 
by such court or any judicial officer duly empowered to make such 
orders and necessary to be served upon any person, may be executed 
upon said lands, and in the buildings that may be erected thereon, 
in the same way and manner as if jurisdiction had not been ceded as 
aforesaid. 

" SEC. 2. The lands aforesaid, when so acquired, shall forever be 
exempt from all taxes and assessments so long as the same shall 
remain the property of the United States." (Approved January 25, 
1883. Indiana Stats., 1894, sec. 7147.) 

As to jurisdiction over National Cemeteries see the following Act 
of Congress, approved July 1, 1870: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That from the time any State 
Legislature shall have given, or shall hereafter give, the consent of 
such State to the purchase by the United States of any National 
Cemetery mentioned in the act entitled 'An Act to establish and pro- 
tect national cemeteries,' approved February twenty-second, eighteen 
hundred and sixty-seven, the jurisdiction and power of legislation of 
the United States over such cemetery shall in all courts and places 
be held to be the same as is granted by Section eight, Article one, of 
the Constitution of the United States ; and all the provisions of said 
act of February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, 
shall be applicable to the same." 

FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON. 

This reservation is situated about 9 miles northeast of Indianapo- 
lis, in Marion County, and contains 1,994.17 acres, with metes and 
bounds as announced in G. O. No. 117, War Dept., June 28, 1904. 

The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from William V. Baker and wife, dated April 16, 1903, 
conveying 61.87 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 2, of the 
records of Marion County. 

2. Deed from Albert I. Baker and wife, dated April 18, 1903, con- 
veying 48.87 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 21, of same 
records. 



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3. Deed from Clara O. Summers and husband, et al., dated July 
29, 1903, conveying 18 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 31, 
of same records. 

4. Deed from Francis M. Louden and wife, dated August 7, 1903, 
conveying 43.52 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 26, of 
same records. 

5. Deed from James G. Russell, dated August 11, 1903, conveying 
6 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 33, of same records. 

6. Deed from Lydia B. Thomas, dated August 11, 1903, conveying 
30.12 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 27, of same records. 

7. Deed from Mary A. Baker, dated August 11, 1903, conveying 
24.04 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 8, of same records. 

8. Deed from James H. Thomas and wife, dated August 11, 1903, 
conveying 49.50 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 13, of same 
records. 

9. Deed from John N. Reddick and wife, dated August 11, 1903, 
conveying 56.60 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 25, of 
same records. 

10. Deed from Sarah C. Baker, dated August 11, 1903, conveying 
87.56 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 6, of same records. 

11. Deed from Frank Baker, dated August 11, 1903, conveying 
39.35 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 4, of same records. 

12. Deed from Nellie G. Baker and husband, dated August 11, 1903, 
conveying 64.81 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 9, of same 
records. 

13. Deed from Murray F. Hill and wife, dated August 11, 1903, 
conveying 20 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 14, of same 
records. 

14. Deed from John R. Harper and wife, dated August 11, 1903, 
conveying 97.48 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 24, of same 
records. 

15. Deed from Robert E. Poindexter and wife, dated August 11, 
1903, conveying 71.34 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 10, 
of same records. 

16. Deed from Jesse H. Herrin and wife, dated August 11, 1903, 
conveying 16.60 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 29, of same 
records. 

17. Deed from Francis M. Kimberlin and wife, dated August 12, 
1903, conveying 68.52 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 12, 
of same records. 

18. Deed from Francis M. Kimberlin and wife, dated August 12, 
1903, conveying 7.04 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 11, of 
same records. 

19. Deed from Samuel A. Michael and wife, dated August 12, 1903, 
conveying 49.77 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 28, of same 
records. 

20. Deed from Anton L. Witte and wife, dated August 14, 1903, 
conveying 54.31 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 18, of same 
records. 

21. Deed from John W. Gibson and wife, dated August 14, 1903, 
conveying 40.43 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 34, of same 
records. 

22. Deed from Abraham R. Nicholas and wife, dated August 14, 
1903, conveying 220.96 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 16, 
of same records. 



112 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

23. Deed from Charles F. Witte and wife, dated August 15, 1903, 
conveying 20 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 17, of same 
records. 

24. Deed from Cory E. Kane and husband, dated August 17, 1903, 
conveying 40.53 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 22, of 
same records. 

25. Deed from Mary E. Kidwell and husband, et al., dated August 
21, 1903, conveying an undivided seventeen-twentieths of 89.98 acres. 
Recorded in Land Record 43, page 37, of same records. (See num- 
bers 36, 37, and 38, infra.) 

26. Deed from John N. Baker and wife, dated August 25, 1903, 
conveying 29.01 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 7, of same 
records. 

27. Deed from John L. Brown and wife, dated August 27, 1903, 
conveying 80 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 23, of same 
records. 

28. Deed from Owen E. Day and wife, dated August 27, 1903, 
conveying 33.21 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 30, of 
same records. 

29. Deed from Mary Ann Reddick, dated August 27, 1903, convey- 
ing 4 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 20, of same records. 

30. Deed from Lawson Reddick and wife, dated August 27, 1903, 
conveying 1 acre. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 19, of same 
records. 

31. Deed from Lewis E. Baker and wife, dated August 29, 1903, 
conveying 51.27 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 5, of same 
records. 

32. Deed from Harriet H. Specs, dated August 31, 1903, conveying 
93.84 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 15, of same records. 

33. Deed from Eliza A. Welmington et al., dated August 31, 1903, 
conveying 60.62 acres, except two rights of w r ay. Recorded in Land 
Record 43, page 35, of same records. 

34. Deed from Noah Spees and wife, dated September 5, 1903, con- 
veying 48 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 36, of same 
records. 

35. Deed from Robert H. Acre and wife, dated September 8, 1903, 
conveying 8.35 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 32, of same 
records. 

36. Guardian's deed from Annie McCormick, dated September 23, 
1903, conveying the undivided one- twentieth of certain land therein 
described. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 3, of same records. 

37. Guardian's deed from Louisa McCormick, dated October 3, 

1903, conveying the undivided one-twentieth of certain land therein 
described. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 38, of same records. 

38. Guardian's deed from Charles A. Offenbacker, dated October 
15, 1903, conveying the undivided one-twentieth of 89.98 acres. Re- 
corded in Land Record 43, page 39, of same records. 

39. Quit-claim deed from Samuel T. Beaver, Trustee, etc., dated 
February 4, 1904, conveying 1 acre. Recorded in Land Record 42, 
page 491, of same records. 

40. Deed from Mary A. Roberts and husband, dated February 27, 

1904, conveying 259.34 acres. Recorded in Land Record 43, page 40, 
of same records. 



INDIANA. 113 

Jurisdiction acquired under Act of January 25, 1883, given under 
" General Acts of Cession," ante. Plat and description filed, as re- 
quired by said Act, May 5, 1909. 

Revocable Licenses: License, June 28, 1904, to Indiana Union Trac- 
tion Company to construct, maintain and operate a temporary track 
on reservation. 

License, July 14, 1906, to same for electric railway on reservation. 



CROWN. HILL NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation, containing 1.3T acres, was established as a National 
Cemetery in 1866, and is situated in Center Township, Marion County, 
near Indianapolis, being described as Section 10 on the plat of the 
Crown Hill Cemetery as recorded in the office of the Recorder of said 
Marion County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from the Crow T n Hill Cemetery (a corporation), dated Au- 
gust 27, 1866, and recorded in the Crown Hill Cemetery" records, 
Book 1, page 6, February 18, 1867. 

For jurisdiction see Act of Congress approved July 1, 1870, as set 
out under title " General Acts of Cession. 

GREEN LAWN CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains the remains of the Confederate Soldiers 
who died here as prisoners of war. It is situated in the city of 
Indianapolis, County of Marion. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from the Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad Company, 
dated June 15, 1870, conveying Lots Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 
16, 17, 18, 19, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 125, 126, 127, 
128, 129, 130, 131, 133, 135 of Section D, and Lots Nos. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. 
12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33^ 
34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 in Section F, according to the plot of said ceme- 
tery recorded in the office of the Recorder of Marion County. Re- 
corded in Record 414, page 455, Recorder's Office, Marion County. 

2. Deed from the Vandalia Railroad Company, successor to above, 
dated October 11, 1909, conveying Lots 2, 5, 6, 7 and 120, and parts of 
Lots 132, 134, 207, 208 and 209 of Section " D", and Lots 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 
11, 13 and 15 of Section "F"; together with driveway and paths. 
Recorded in Land Records 455, page 1, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see Act of July 1, 1870, under " General Acts of 
Cession." 

JEFFERSONVILLE DEPOT. 

This reservation is located in Jeffersonville, Clark County, and 
contains an area of 17.40 acres. 

The title is as follows : Deed from the City of Jeffersonville, dated 
December 2, 1870, conveying the 17.40 acres above mentioned, being 
all of Blocks 120, 121, 124 and Jefferson Square, in said City of 
Jeffersonville, together with the parts of streets dividing said blocks 
and squares. Recorded in the Recorder's Office in Book No. 61, pages 
183, 184 and 185, of the deed records of Clark County. 

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114 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by Joint Resolution 
No. 2 of 1871, which is as follows: 

" Whereas the City of Jeffersonville, Indiana, has granted and con- 
veyed to the United States the premises hereinafter described for 
military purposes; and whereas, under existing laws, no permanent 
buildings can be erected thereon by the General Government until 
the State of Indiana shall have ceded to the United States her juris- 
. diction over the same: Now, therefore, 

"Be it Resolved, That the State of Indiana hereby relinquishes and 
cedes to the United States all the rights and jurisdiction which she 
now possesses over the following described premises so long as said 
premises shall continue to be used by the United States for military 
purposes." (Premises described by courses and distances and as 
"containing seventeen and four-tenths (17.4) acres, more or less.") 

See also General Acts of Cession. 

NEW ALBANY NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains 5.46 acres, and is situated near the City of 
New Albany, in Floyd County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Charles Bowman and wife, dated December 15, 1862, 
conveying 5.46 acres. Recorded in Deed Book No. 10, pages 144 and 
145, of the deed records of Floyd County. 

See General Acts of Cession. 

IOWA. 

GENERAL ACTS OF CESSION. 

" SECTION I. Be it enacted, etc., That whenever the title to any real 
property, situated within the State of Iowa, shall become vested in 
the United States of America, to be used as a barracks, drill-ground, 
or fort, or for other military purposes, the full exclusive, and com- 
plete jurisdiction is hereby granted and ceded to the United States of 
America over such real property, and full consent to the acquisition 
of such real property is hereby given and granted by the State of 
Iowa to the United States, and all jurisdiction of the State of Iowa 
over such real property is hereby ceded and surrendered. All claims 
or right to levy taxes against said real property is also hereby fully 
released and surrendered." (Approved April 4, 1900. Laws of 
Iowa, 1900, p. 134.) 

" SECTION I. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State of 
Iowa is hereby given, in accordance with the seventeenth clause, 
eighth section, of the first article of the Constitution of the United 
States, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, of any land in this 
state required for sites for custom houses, courthouses, post offices, 
arsenals, or other public buildings whatever, or for any other purposes 
of the government. 

" SECTION II. That exclusive jurisdiction in and over any land so 
acquired by the United States shall be, and the same is hereby ceded 
to the United States, for all purposes except the serving upon such 
sites of all civil and criminal processes of the courts of this state ; but 
the jurisdiction so ceded shall continue no longer than the United 
States shall own such lands. 



IOWA. 115 

" SECTION III. The jurisdiction ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired title to the said lands by purchase, 
condemnation or otherwise; and so long as the said lands shall remain 
the property of the United States when acquired as aforesaid, and no 
longer, the same shall be and continue exempt and exonerated from 
all state, county and municipal taxation, assessment or other charges 
which may be levied or imposed under the authority of this state." 
(Approved March 27, 1902. Laws of Iowa, 1902, p. 165.) 



FORT DBS MOINES. 



This reservation contains 640 acres, and is situated near the city 
of Des Moines, Iowa, and embraces the east half of section thirty- 
three, and the west half of section thirty-four, in township seventy- 
eight north, range twenty-four west of the fifth principal meridian. 

It was acquired under Acts of Congress approved April 4, 1900, 
and May 27, 1908. 

The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from James Denney and wife, dated June 20, 1901, con- 
veying 160 acres. Recorded in Book 404, page 553, of the records of 
Polk County. 

2. Deed from Robertson M. Brisco and wife, dated June 21, 1901, 
conveying 240 acres. Recorded in Book 404, page 554, of same 
records. 

3. Deed from Thomas Robertson and wife, dated July 18, 1908, 
conveying 80 acres ; recorded in Book 458, page 413, of same records. 

4. Deed from Mary Burgett and husband, dated August 12, 1908. 
conveying 40 acres ; recorded in Book 458, page 412, of same records! 

5. Deed from John W. Burgett and wife, dated August 12, 1908, 
conveying 40 acres ; recorded in Book 458, page 414, of same records. 

6. Deed from John Fullerton (single), dated August 24, 1908, 
conveying 79 acres; recorded in Book 458, page 411, of same records. 
This deed conveys the south half of the southwest quarter of section 
thirty-four, " except the west one acre thereof " which is referred to 
in the abstract as having been " heretofore conveyed to the United 
States of America." The excepted tract was conveyed to the United 
States by deed of John Fullerton, executed, delivered, and recorded 
in 1905, for " a perpetual right of way over which the grantee may 
construct and perpetually maintain a military road." 

A right of way for a sub-surface drain from the Military reserva- 
tion was secured by deeds from the following named persons through 
their respective lands, at the dates given : 

In Polk County : 

1. S. W. Reynolds and wife, April 10, 1902. 

2. H. S. De Witt and wife, April 11, 1902. 

3. D. Mulholland and wife, April 17, 1902. 

4. Carlos F. Smith and wife, June 9, 1902. 

5. Effie S. Spitznagle and husband, June 14, 1902. 

6. Lura Warrick, widow, June 14, 1902. 

The above six deeds are recorded in Book 426, pages 121, 122, 120, 
134, 138 and 139, respectively, of the records of Polk County. 

The right of way continues in Warren County by virtue of the fol- 
lowing deeds : 

1. H. E. McGriff and wife, May 1, 1902. 

2. Carlos F, Smith and wife, June 9, 1902. 



116 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

3. Grant of Easement by the Governor and Auditor of the state, 
June 25, 1902. 

4. Robert Spilmer and wife, September 3, 1902. 

The above four deeds are recorded in Book 55, pages 602, 600, 608 
and 619, respectively, of the records of Warren County. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses: License, April 1, 1902, to The Interurban Rail- 
way Company to construct line of tracks on reservation. 

License, March 13, 1906, to Iowa Telephone Company, for tele- 
phone line for private telephone service. 

License, April 13, 1906, to Des Moines Terminal Company for 
railway tracks on reservation. 

TARGET RANGE. 
(Fort Des Moines.) 

This reservation contained, prior to purchases in 1908, post, about 
526 acres in Warren County as announced in G. O. 33, A. G. O. March 
19, 1903. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Norton J. Loomis and wife, dated July 26, 1902, con- 
veying 80 acres. Recorded in Book 61, page 189, of the records of 
Warren County. 

2. Deed from Grant U. Herrick, dated July 30, 1902, conveying 20 
acres. Recorded in Book 61, page 187, of same records. 

3. Deed from C. L. Watrous and wife, dated October 13, 1902, con- 
veying 313 acres, more or less. Recorded in Book 61, page 188, of 
same records. 

4. Deed from H. D. Thompson, dated December 11, 1902, convey- 
ing 113 acres, more or less. Recorded in Book 61, page 186, of same 
records. 

By Act of Congress, approved May 11, 1908 (35 Stat. L., 122), pro- 
vision was made for the purchase of not less than 358.5 acres adjoin- 
ing this reservation. Purchases have been made under this authority , 
of about 353.5 acres, as follows: 

5. Deed from Thomas Stevenson, et ux., dated September 8, 1908, 
conveying 60 acres; recorded in Book 69, page 116, of same records. 

6. Deed from Louisa Josephine Patten, et al., dated September 26, 
1908, conveying 40 acres; recorded in Book 59, page 478, of same 
records. 

7. Deed from Dora Jackson, et vir, dated September 21, 1908, con- 
veying 20 acres ; recorded in Book 69, page 369, of same records. 

8. Deed from Mary E. Mason, et vir, dated February 1, 1909, con- 
veying 20 acres; recorded in Book 69, page 370, of same records. 

9. Deed from M. E. Blackford, et ux., dated April 14, 1909, con- 
veying 10 acres; recorded in Book 69, page 368, of same records. 

10. Deed from Richard H. Collicott, et ux., dated March 4, 1909, 
conveying 60 acres ; recorded in Book 59, page 489, of same records. 

11. Deed from Nellie M. Collicott, single, dated October 15, 1908, 
conveying 10 acres; recorded in Book 69, page 421, of same records. 

12. Decree of condemnation, dated May 21, 1909, in the United 
States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, No. 1008 
(law) ; United States v. J. L. Brown, et al., covering about 20.5 acres. 

^Decree entered in Journal I, page 204, of the records of said court. 



IOWA. 117 

13. Decree of condemnation, dated May 21, 1909, in the United 
States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, No. 1009 
(law) ; United States v. Martha McDowell, et al., covering about 113 
acres. Decree entered in Journal I, page 205, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see General Acts of Cession. 

KEOKUK NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of about 2.75 acres, and is situated 
near Keokuk, Lee County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from the City of Keokuk, dated August 28, 1866, convey- 
ing the tract of land therein described, being a part of Oakland 
Cemetery adjacent to Keokuk, in Lee County. Recorded in Book 
No. 27, page 117, of the deed records of Lee County. 

2. Deed from Hiram Barney and wife, dated August 5, 1870, con- 
veying Fractional Block No. 107 and Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Block 
No. 108, all in Mason's lower addition to the City of Keokuk. Re- 
corded in Book No. 33, page 569, of same records. 

3. Deed from John Oertell and wife, dated August 30, 1871, con- 
veying Lots 5 and 6 in Block No. 108 in Mason's lower addition to 
the City of Keokuk. Recorded in Book No. 36, page 77, of same 
records. 

4. Deed from the City of Keokuk, dated December 17, 1874, con- 
veying the lands therein described for cemetery purposes. Recorded 
in Book No. 40, page 76, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, approved March 11, 1872, and by an act approved March 
4, 1876. These acts provide as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted., etc., That the consent of this General 
Assembly be, and the same is hereby, given to the purchase by the 
United States of certain parcels of land situate in Lee County, known 
and described as fractional block 107, and lots number (s) one, two, 
three, four, five, and six, in block 108, Mason's Lower Addition to the 
city of Keokuk, Iowa, the same to be used for cemetery purposes by 
the United States Government," (Approved March 11, 1872.) 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of this General 
Assembly, be and the same is hereby, given to the purchase by the 
United States of America of certain parcels of land situate in Lee 
County, known and described as so much of Keokuk Avenue as lies 
north of block one hundred and eight (108), Mason's lower addition 
to the city of Keokuk, and so much of G street as lies between blocks 
one hundred and seven (107) and one hundred and eight (108), in 
said addition, and the small triangular piece of land formed by the 
northerly and southerly sides of said block one hundred and seven 
(107) continued until said lines meet; also to a certain parcel of land 
known and described as the ' soldiers' burial ground,' lying within 
Oakland cemetery, together with a strip of land twenty (20) feet 
wide extending the entire length of the said ' soldiers' burial ground,' 
all situate within the city of Keokuk, Iowa. 

"SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the State of Iowa in and over the 
lands mentioned in the preceding section and in an act entitled 'an 
act giving the consent of the legislature of the State of Iowa, to the 
purchase by the United States of certain real estate,' approved March 



118 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

11, 1872, shall be and the same is hereb}' ceded to the United States; 
Provided, That the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall continue no longer 
than the United States shall own or occupy said lands." (Approved 
March 4, 1876.) 

MILITIA TARGET RANGE. 

This range is situated in Polk County, and comprises several 
tracts having an aggregate area of about 161.5 acres. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Deed from Mary Tidrick Porter, executrix, dated January 4, 
1908, conveying 22.80 acres, reserving coal under the same. Recorded 
in Book 479, page 215, of Deed Records of Polk County. 

2. Deed from Carl F. Lundstrom, unmarried, dated January 9, 
1908, conveying 6.67 acres. Recorded in Book 458, page 159, of 
same records. 

3. Deed from John F. Bowen et al., dated January 7, 1908, con- 
veying 123.91 acres. Recorded in Book 458, page 158, of same 
records. 

4. Deed from Anna Marie Lundstrom et al., dated January 9, 1908, 
conveying 8.11 acres. Recorded in Book 485, page 160, of same 
records. 

OAKDALE CEMETERY. 

This cemetery is located near Davenport, in Scott County, and that 
portion used as a National Cemetery is described in the following: 

Deed from the Oakdale Cemetery Company, dated June 26, 1866, 
conveying Lot No. 140 in Section 2, and also that portion of the cen- 
ter of section 2 upon which seven soldiers have been interred, as laid 
down on the plat of said cemetery. Also a portion of lot No. 13 
described. Recorded in Book U of Town Lot deeds, pages 275 and 
276, of the deed records of Scott County. 

WESTERN APPROACH TO ROCK ISLAND. 

This property consists of the North end and abutments of the 
bridge at and the wagon approach on the Iowa side. The title is as 
follows : 

Consent of the municipal authorities of the City of Davenport to 
location of same, by. an ordinance passed - . 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an Act of the State 
Legislature approved March 26, 1878, as follows: 

" Whereas, The Government of the United States have caused to be 
erected across the Mississippi River at the City of Davenport, Iowa, 
a wagon road and railroad bridge, connecting the Iowa shore with 
the Rock Island Arsenal; and 

" Whereas, The abutments and the wagon approach to said bridge 
on the Iowa shore are located in public streets and on the bank of 
said river in the said City of Davenport by the consent of the mu- 
nicipal authorities of said city : Therefore, Be it enacted, etc., 

" SECTION 1. That exclusive jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the 
United States over that part of the Rock Island Arsenal Bridge across 
the Mississippi River at Davenport, Iowa, which is north of the mid- 



KANSAS. 119 

die of the main channel of the said river, and also over the plat of 
ground occupied by the abutments and the wagon approach to the 
north end of said bridge, more particularly described as follows: 
Provided, however, That so much of said public streets (of 
the city of Davenport) as are occupied by said wagon approach shall 
be forever kept and maintained as a public highway without expense 
to the said city of Davenport : And provided further, That this act 
shall not be held or construed to add to, dimmish, or prejudice any 
rights or privileges now held by any railroad company to use said 
approach for the purposes of a railroad track. Nor shall the juris- 
diction hereby conceded be held or construed to impair, prejudice, or 
effect [affect] the right of the city of Davenport, or any other taxing 
power, to assess and collect taxes upon any franchise, right-of-way, 
or other property, or privilege, which any railroad company may now 
or hereafter have, hold or possess in said bridge." (Laws of Iowa, 
1878, Chap. 163, p. 149.) 

Revocable license: June 20, 1907, to the People's Light Company 
for gas main across premises. 

KANSAS. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. That the United States shall have power to purchase 
or condemn in the manner prescribed by law, upon making just com- 
pensation therefor, any land in the State of Kansas required for 
custom-houses, arsenals, national cemeteries, or for other purposes 
of the government of the United States. 

" SEC. 2. The United States may enter upon and occupy any land 
which may have been or may be purchased or condemned or other- 
wise acquired, and shall have the right of exclusive legislation and 
concurrent jurisdiction, together with the State of Kansas, over such 
land and the structures thereon, and shall hold the same exempt 
from all state, county, and municipal taxation." (Approved March 
28, 1872. Genl. Stats. Kansas, 1905, 3960-3961.) 

BAXTER SPRINGS NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery comprises a lot of about 1 acre, near the center qf 
the Baxter Springs Cemetery, and is situated about 1 mile from the 
city of Baxter Springs, in Cherokee County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from The City of Baxter Springs, dated April 10, 1869, 
conveying lot known as the " National Block." Recorded in Book 
A, pages 217 and 218, of the records of Cherokee County. 

2. Deed from The City of Baxter Springs, dated May 3, 1875, 
conveying lot and right of way. Recorded in Book J, page 119, of 
same records. 

3. Deed from The City of Baxter Springs, dated November 21, 
1877, and action of the City Council ratifying same, dated February 
8, 1878, conveying a strip adjoining cemetery. Recorded in Book 
Q, pages 99 and 100, of same records. 

4. Deed from The City of Baxter Springs, dated ,1887, 

conveying additional ground for cemetery. Recorded June 29, 1887, 
in Book 17, page 449, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 



120 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

FORT LEAVENWORTH. 

These reservations contain a total area of 6,464.24 acres, exclusive 
of the tract of about 505 acres set apart for U. S. Penitentiary by 
Act of June 10, 1896 ; of which 5,524.87 acres belong to the Post and 
Military Prison reservations on the west side of the Missouri River, 
in Leavenworth County, Kans. ; the remainder, 939.37 acres, being 
the timber reservation on the East side in Missouri. The title is as 
follows : 

Part of the Louisiana purchase from France in 1803. A military 
post was established upon the present site May 8, 1827. By Execu- 
tive Order dated October 10, 1854, the area of the reservation being 
ascertained by what is known as " Hunt's Survey," it was reserved 
and set apart for military purposes. The timber reservation on the 
east side of the river in Missouri, was declared such for military 
purposes by Executive Order dated June 21, 1838, and reduced to 
its present size, July 12, 1843. The reservation in Kansas was later 
increased by the following additions: 

1. Deed from Lorenz Kern, dated July 28, 1902, conveying 14.21 
acres. Recorded in Book D, page 35, of the Transfer Records of 
Leavenworth County. 

2. Deed from John J. Steinbach and wife, dated July 28, 1902, 
conveying 20.35 acres. Recorded in Book 188 of Conveyances, page 
440, of same records. 

3. Deed from Leo Hund and wife, dated July 28, 1902, conveying 
20.09 acres. Recorded in Book 188 of Conveyances, page 443, of 
same records. 

4. Deed from Mike Kern and wife, dated September 9, 1902, con- 
veying 35.45 acres. Recorded in Book 188 of Conveyances, page 
442, of same records. 

Kansas was admitted into the Union as a State January 29, 1861, 
but the United States failed to retain jurisdiction over the original 
reservation. This was remedied by jurisdiction over that part of 
the reservation situated in the State of Kansas being ceded to the 
United States by an act of the State Legislature, approved February 
22, 1875, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. That exclusive jurisdiction be and the same is hereby 
ceded to the United States over and within all the territory owned 
by the United States, and included within the limits of the United 
States military reservation known as the Fort Leavenworth reserva- 
tion, in said state, as declared from time to time by the President of 
the United States, saving, however, to the said state the right to 
serve civil or criminal process within said reservation, in suits or 
prosecutions for or on account of rights acquired, obligations in- 
curred, or crimes committed in said state, but outside of said cession 
and reservation; and saving further to said state the right to tax 
railroad, bridge and other corporations, their franchises and prop- 
erty on said reservation." (Genl. Stats. Kansas, 1905, sec. 3963.) 

(See Appendix, pages 466, 471, 486.) 

Easements: By Act of July 20, 1868, the Kansas and Missouri 
Bridge Company was granted permission to build a railroad, transit 
and wagon bridge across the Missouri River upon or near the mili- 
tary reservation of Fort Leavenworth. A right of way not exceed- 



KANSAS. 121 

ing 300 feet in width was also granted to any railroads leading to 
said bridge from either side of the river. 

By Act of Congress, approved July 27, 1868, a right of way, not 
exceeding 100 feet in width, was granted to the Leavenworth and 
Des Moines Railway Company, to construct and operate a railway 
across the reservation on the east side of the Missouri River. 

By Act of Congress, approved July 27, 1868, a right of way, not 
exceeding 100 feet in width, was granted the Leavenworth, Atchison 
and Northwestern Railway Company, to construct and operate a 
railroad across the reservation. 

By Act of Congress, approved July 27, 1868, a strip of land 100 
feet in width along the southern boundary of the reservation in the 
State of Kansas, extending from the Missouri River to the western 
boundary thereof, was set apart for the perpetual and exclusive use 
of a public road. 

By Act of June 23, 1884, the Leavenworth Bridge Company was 
granted authority to construct a bridge across the Missouri River at 
the city of Leavenworth. 

By Act of Congress, approved July 3, 1886, a right of way, not 
exceeding 100 feet in width, was granted to the Leavenworth, North- 
ern and Southern Railway Company to construct a railroad across 
the reservation. Right of way designated by the Secretary of War, 
May 6, 1887. 

Bv Act of Congress, approved September 10, 1888, a right of way, 
50 feet in width, was granted to the Leavenworth Rapid Transit 
Railway Company to construct and operate its railroad, from its ter- 
minus at the south boundary of the reservation to a point near the 
military prison, and to construct a depot and necessary side tracks, 
turntables, etc. Location of railroad and depot grounds approved by 
the Secretary of War, December 17, 1888. 

Lease: Lease to Leavenworth City and Fort Leavenworth Water 
Company, June 15, 1889, of tract containing 9.75 acres, more or less, 
in the south eastern portion of the reservation, pursuant to act of Con- 
gress, approved March 2, 1889, for the purpose of constructing and 
maintaining thereon a reservoir. 

Revocable Licenses: License, June 17, 1863, to Leavenworth City 
Railroad Company to cross the reservation. 

License, February 9, 1886, to Grant Monument Association to erect 
monument on reservation. 

License, June 27, 1889, to Louis M. Fink, Bishop of Leavenworth, 
to erect church and school building on tract of land 200 feet square 
set apart for that purpose. 

License, February 15, 1898, to members of the officers' mess to light 
the mess building by electricity and for this purpose to place a line 
of poles on the reservation. 

License, August 25, 1900, to the Kansas City-Leavenworth Rail- 
way Company to construct and operate a line of electric railroad 
across the reservation, with permission to place a " Y " and waiting 
room. 

License, April 8, 1901, to People's Telephone Company to extend 
its lines across reservation on the east side of the Missouri River to 
the highway leading to Platte City, Missouri. 



122 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

License, July 12, 1901, to Leavenworth, Kansas and Western Rail- 
way Company to lay a spur from its main track on the military reser- 
vation to the line of the new penitentiary grounds. 

License, October 1, 1901, to the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company 
to construct a telegraph line along the southern boundary of the 
reservation. 

License, February 28, 1901, to the Postal Telegraph- Cable Com- 
pany to erect and maintain a line across the Fort Leavenworth 
Timber Reserve in Missouri. 

License, October 27, 1905, under Act of Congress, approved May 
31, 1902, to the International Committee Y. M. C. A. for building on 
reservation. 

Licenses, May 9, 1906, to People's Telephone Company and Mis- 
souri and Kansas Telephone Company for telephone lines on reser- 
vation. 

FORT LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL, CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 5 acres and is a part of the Fort 
Leavenworth Military Reservation. (See Fort Leavenworth for title, 
etc.) 

MOUND CITY (SOLDIERS' BURIAL LOT). 

This lot is situated at Mound City, in Linn County, and contains 
9,164 square feet. The title is as follows : 

Deed from the Mound City Cemetery Association of Mound City, 
dated July 11, 1870, conveying the above tract. Recorded in Book 
15, page 254, of the deed records of Linn County. 

For jurisdiction, etc., see General Act of Cession. 

FORT RILEY. 

The area of this reservation is 19,446.735 acres, exclusive of right 
of way (about 73.72 acres) of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, 
with metes and bounds as announced in G. O. No. 112, W. D., 1908. 
It is situated on the Kansas River, about 3J miles from Junction City, 
in Geary County. The title is as follows : 

Included in the Louisiana purchase from France in 1803, it became 
a part of the public domain and was, by Executive Order* dated May 
5, 1855, declared a reservation for military purposes. 

By Joint Resolution of Congress, approved March 2, 1867, a por- 
tion of the reservation was released to the state of Kansas to aid in 
the construction of a bridge over the Republican River. Under 
authority of Act of Congress, approved July 26, 1866, the President, 
by Executive Order, dated July 19, 1867, set apart and granted to 
the Kansas Pacific Railway Company, 20 acres in the bottom oppo- 
site Riley City. This latter tract was surrendered to the United 
States by the successors of the above railway company by the follow- 
ing deed : 

Quit-claim deed from the Union Pacific Railroad Company, dated 
August 19, 1902, conveying 20 acres. Recorded in Book 5 of Deeds, 
pages 355 to 358, of the records of Geary County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature February 14, 1889, which provides as follows: 



KANSAS. 123 

" SECTION 1. That exclusive jurisdiction be, and the same is hereby, 
ceded to the United States over and within all the territory owned by 
the United States and included within the United States military 
reservation known as the Fort Riley military reservation, in said 
state, as declared May 5, 1855, by the President of the United States, 
and reduced by joint resolution of the senate and house of representa- 
tives of the United States, approved March 2, 1867, saving, however, 
to the said state the right to serve civil or criminal process within said 
reservation in suits or prosecutions for or on account of rights ac- 
quired, obligations incurred, or crimes committed in said state (but 
outside of said cession and reservation), and saving further to said 
state the right to tax railroad, bridge, and other corporations, their 
property and franchises, and the property of citizens, not otherwise 
exempt, on said reservation." (Genl. Stats. Kansas, 1905, sec. 3964.) 

Easements : Act of Congress, approved May 9, 1888, granted a right 
of way for railway, telegraph and telephone line upon the reservation 
to the Kansas Valley Railroad Company. 

Act of Congress, approved February 27, 1891, and extended by Act 
of March 6, 1894, granted a right of way upon the reservation to the 
Junction City and Fort Riley Rapid Transit Street Railway Com- 
pany. 

Act of Congress of Feb. 26, 1908, authorizes the Secretary of War 
to grant to the State of Kansas one acre of ground, being the site of 
the old station building used as the first territorial capitol at Pawnee. 

Permission granted, January 15, 1902, to the Boards of County 
Commissioners of Geary and Riley counties to extend a pubilc high- 
way across the reservation from its northern boundary to the Wash- 
ington Street Republican River Bridge, under authority of Act of 
Congress, approved July 5, 1884. 

Revocable License: License, August 30, 1900, to H. P. Wareham 
to erect and maintain a telephone line across the reservation. 

License, January 16, 1901, to the Electric Railway, Light and 
Ice Company to construct and maintain an electric railway on the 
reservation. 

License, March 18, 1901, to the State Historic Society to take pos- 
session of the ruins of the old station building which was the first 
Kansas Capitol at Pawnee. 

License, January 15, 1902, to the Electric Railway, Light and Ice 
Company to erect a depot at the terminus of its line on the reserva- 
tion. 

License, August 25, 1902, to the Union Pacific Railway Company 
to extend its two tracks beyond its right of way on the reservation, 
one 800 feet, and the other 1050 feet. 

License, November 21, 1903, to the Union Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany to maintain the spur tracks and platform erected by said com- 
pany on the reservation. 

License, October 10, 1905, to Union Pacific Railroad Company to 
maintain side tracks. 

License, October 10, 1905, to Union Pacific Railroad Company for 
dwelling, etc., for use of station agent. 

License, July 19, 1906, to Missouri & Kansas Telephone Company 
for telephone line on the reservation. 

License, September 11, 1907, to Union Pacific Railroad Company 
for spur track to new granary. 



124 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

FORT SCOTT NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 10.26 acres and is situated at 
Fort Scott, in Bourbon County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from The Fort Scott Town Company, dated October 16, 
1868, conveying 5 acres in'SW. J, Sec. 32, T. 25, R. 25 E. Recorded 
in Book G, page 520, of the deed records of Bourbon County. 

2. Deed from John G. Stewart and wife, dated October 16, 1868, 
quit-claiming all interest in above 5 acres. Recorded in Book G, 
page 519, of same records. 

3. Deed from J. G. Scott et al., dated May 19, 1873, conveying by 
quit-claim 56 rods of land. Recorded in Book Q, page 400, of same 
records. 

4. Deed from B. F. Hepler and wife, dated June 3, 1873, conveying 
56 rods of land. Recorded in Book Q, page 403, of same records. 

5. Deed from Board of Trustees of " The First Presbyterian 
Church of Fort Scott," dated August 15, 1873, conveying the " Pres- 
byterian Cemetery," being part of the SW. J of Sec. 32, T. 25, R. 25. 
Recorded in Book R, page 493, of same records. 

6. Deed from John G. Stewart and wife, dated August 15, 1873, 
conveying 4.91 acres. Recorded in Book R, page 491, of same records. 

7. Deed from W. S. Relfe, Superintendent of Insurance Depart- 
ment of Missouri, dated August 6, 1880, conveying a roadway to the 
National Cemetery, etc. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 244, of 
same records. 

8. Deed from James R. Bowman et al., dated August 7, 1880, con- 
veying a roadway, etc. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 248, of same 
records. 

9. Deed from John Farnsworth and wife, dated August 16, 1880, 
conveying a roadway, etc. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 235, of 
same records. 

10. Deed from Ira D. Bronson and wife, dated September 1, 1880, 
conveying a roadway, etc. Recorded in Book No. 80, page 239, of 
same records. 

11. Deed from Charles H. Morley and wife, dated September 1, 
1880, conveying a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 238, of 
same records. 

12. Deed from Annie R. Bowden and husband, dated September 
25, 1880, conveying a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 33, page 243, 
of same records. 

13. Deed from James H. Wilson and wife, dated November 6, 1880, 
conveying a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 234, of same 
records. 

14. Deed from James M. Lee et al., dated February 25, 1881, con- 
veying a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 242, of same 
records. 

15. Deed from Eliza A. Marr and husband, dated March 1. 1881, 
conveying a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 236, of same 
records. 

16. Deed from Cyrus Newkirk et al., dated March 4, 1881, convey- 
ing a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 246, of same records. 

17. Deed from Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad Company, dated 
April 1, 1881, conveying a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 29, page 
378, of same records. 



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18. Deed from George W. Williamson and wife, dated April 12, 
1882, conveying a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 32, page 606, of 
same records. 

19. Deed from Eli Hollingsworth and wife, dated November 15, 
1880, releasing roadway. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 240, of 
same records. 

20. Deed from Milton Hollingsworth and wife, dated October 26, 
1880, releasing a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 241, of 
same records. 

21. Deed from C. H..Morley and wife, dated March 9, 1881, re- 
leasing a roadway. Recorded in Book No. 30, page 253, of same 
records. 

22. Deed from the Board of County Commissioners of Bourbon 
County, dated May 23, 1882, releasing the roadway in said city of 
Fort Scott to Cemetery. Recorded in Book No. 33, page 311, of same 
records. 

The title of the Government roadway was released to the city of 
Fort Scott for street purposes by Act of Congress, approved March 
4, 1907 (34 Stat. L., 1347). 

Jurisdiction over a portion of the cemetery Avas ceded to the 
United States by an act of the State Legislature, approved March 
2, 1870, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The assent of the State of Kansas is hereby given to 
the purchase of land heretofore made by the United States, under the 
act of Congress, approved February 22, 1867, for the purpose of a 
National Cemetery at Fort Scott, Kansas, said tract of land being 
the five acres situate near the City of Fort Scott, in Bourbon County, 
known as the ' government cemetery ' ; * * * and the jurisdic- 
tion of the State of Kansas over said tract of land is hereby ceded to 
the United States of America, and said land shall be forever free 
from taxation by or under the laws of this State; Provided, That 
nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to interfere with or 
prevent the service of process issued out of any of the courts of this 
State upon such tract of land, or to interfere in any way with the 
jurisdiction of this State to punish crimes and offenses against the 
law of this State committed thereon." 

See " General Act of Cession " for jurisdiction over remainder of 
cemetery. 

KENTUCKY. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

"Be it enacted, etc. 

" SECTION 1. That the Commonwealth of Kentucky hereby consents 
to the acquisition by the United States of America" of all lands and 
appurtenances in this Commonwealth heretofore legally acquired, or 
that may be hereafter legally acquired, by purchase or condemnation, 
for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards and other 
needful buildings, including post-offices, custom-houses, and court- 
houses, also lands for locks, dams and canals in improving the naviga- 
tion of the rivers and waters within and on the borders of the Com- 
monwealth of Kentucky." 

Approved August 16* 1892. (Kentucky Stats., 1903, sec. 2376.) 



126 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

CAVE HILL NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 3.58 acres and is situated near 
the city of Louisville, in Jefferson County, being a portion of the 
public cemetery of that name. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Cave Hill Cemetery Company, dated March 23, 1877, 
confirming the donation by said Company, made in 1861, of Section 
A, containing 28,418.80 square feet of ground. Eecorded in Book 
206, page 440 of the records of Jefferson County. 

' . Deed from Cave Hill Cemetery Company, dated July 23, 1863, 
conveying Section B, containing 42,114 square feet. Recorded in 
Book 115, page 176, etc., of same records. 

3. Deed from Cave Hill Cemetery Company, dated May 30, 1864, 
conveying Sections C and D, containing 52,455 square feet. Re- 
corded in the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Jefferson County 
May 30, 1864. 

4. Deed from Cave Hill Cemetery Company, dated June 4, 1868, 
conveying Section E, containing 4,991 square feet. Recorded in the 
Clerk's Office of the County Court of Jefferson County June 4, 1868. 

5. Deed from Cave Hill Cemetery Company, dated June 19, 1893, 
conveying a tract containing 15,934 square feet (marked A on plat). 
Recorded in Book 419, page 335, of the records of Jefferson County. 

6. Deed from Ward Payne and wife, dated November 26, 1867, 
conveying the southward part of Lot 1, in square 8, in Payne's addi- 
tion to the City of Louisville (for Keeper's Lodge). Recorded in 
Book 139, page 134, of same records. 

7. Deed from Cave Hill Cemetery Company, dated November 12, 
1897, conveying 2,366 square feet contiguous to above cemetery tract 
(for the purpose of erecting a rostrum). Recorded in Book 495, 
page 470, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see Lebanon National Cemetery. 



DANVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

These cemetery lots contain about 0.31 acre, and are within the city 
cemetery at Danville, in Boyle County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from the Board of Trustees of the Town of Danville, dated 
June 12, 1868, conveying Lots 10 to 17, inclusive, and from 30 to 41 
inclusive (excepting 34 and 37) in Danville Cemetery. Recorded in 
Book 10, page 474, of the records of Boyle County, June 13, 1868. 

For jurisdiction see Lebanon National Cemetery. 

FRANKFORT. (SOLDIERS' LOT.) 

This lot contains about 4,500 square feet, and is a part of the city 
cemetery at Frankfort, in Franklin County. The title is as folloAvs : 

Deed from The Frankfort Cemetery Company, dated January 4, 
1868, conveying certain lots and parts of lots in said Cemetery, aggre- 
gating 4,500 square feet. Recorded same date in the Clerk's Office 
of the County Court of Franklin County. 

For jurisdiction see Lebanon National Cemetery. 



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LEBANON NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of about 2 acres, 3 roods, and 13.2 
perches, and is situated near the town of Lebanon, in Marion County. 
The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from James J. McElroy et al., dated April 6, 1867, con- 
veying 2 acres, 1 rood, and 25 poles. Recorded in the Clerk's Office 
of the County Court of Marion County, July 9, 1868. 

2. Deed from Charles Gohe and wife, dated August 18, 1875, con- 
veying about 0.50 acre. Recorded January 26, 1876, in same records. 

3. Release of J. F. McElroy, dated November 12, 1873. Recorded 
in the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Marion County, August 
18, 1875. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by the following act 
of the State Legislature, approved March 9, 1867 : 

"Be it enacted, etc., 

" SECTION 1. That the jurisdiction over the lands, parcels, or lots 
of ground purchased, obtained, used, or occupied by the United States, 
her officers or agents, for the burial of the Union dead, in the follow- 
ing-described cemeteries, burial places, and parts thereof, and over 
such other lands and parcels of ground as may hereafter be required, 
purchased, obtained, used, or occupied by said common government 
for such purposes, together with all the buildings, improvements, and 
other property belonging thereto or connected therewith in this Com- 
monwealth, is hereby ceded to and vested in the said United States, 
so long as such premises may be used, occupied, or required for the 
purpose of sepulture and the public service, except for the punish- 
ment of offenses hereinafter provided : Perryville National Cemetery, 
near Perryville, in Boyle County, about four acres ; London, near Lon- 
don, Laurel County, about two acres ; Camp Nelson, Jessamine County, 
about four acres; Lebanon, near Lebanon, Marion County, about 
two acres; Mill Springs, near Logan's Cross Roads, about two acres. 

" SEC. 2. That all places of sepulture, lands, buildings, fixtures, 
improvements, and property of the United States thereon or con- 
nected therewith shall be held exonerated and exempt from any and 
all taxation and assessments under the authority of this state, or any 
county or other municipality therein, so long as the same shall remain 
in the use or occupation of the United States. 

" SEC. 3. That any wilful, reckless, or voluntary mutilation of the 
graves, monuments, fences, shrubbery, ornaments, or grounds or 
buildings in or inclosing said cemeteries or places of sepulture shall 
subject the offender or offenders each to a fine of not less than ten 
dollars, to which may be added, in the discretion of the jury or court 
trying the case, imprisonment in the county jail or work-house not 
exceeding six months, to be prosecuted before any court having com- 
petent jurisdiction." 

LEXINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 0.75 acre, and is situated within 
the City Cemetery of Lexington, in Fayette County. The title is as 
follows : 

Deed from The Lexington Cemetery Company, dated July 1, 1867, 
conveying the above tract by metes and bounds. Recorded in the 
Clerk's Office of the County Court of Fayette County, May 29, 1868. 

For jurisdiction see Lebanon National Cemetery. 



128 UNITED STATES MILITARY ItESERVATlONS, ETC. 

MILL SPRINGS NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of about 3.50 acres, and is situated 
near Logan's Cross Roads, about 8 miles from Somerset, in Pulaski 
County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from William H. Logan and wife, dated July 5, 1867, con- 
veying 3.50 acres. Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County Court 
of Pulaski County, June 20, 1868. 

For jurisdiction see Lebanon National Cemetery. 

CAMP NELSON NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains about 9.50 acres, and is situated 7 miles 
southwest of Nicholasville, in Jessamine County. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Deed from John D. Scott et al., dated August 26, 1872, convey- 
ing 7.25 acres, and also a strip extending to the Danville, Lancaster 
and Nicholasville Turnpike, containing 1 acre, 1 rood, and 32 poles. 
Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Jessamine 
County, October 16, 1872. 

2. Deed from John D. Scott et al., dated April 18, 1874, conveying 
1 acre. Recorded May 2, 1874, in same records. 

For jurisdiction see Lebanon National Cemeter}'. 

NEWPORT BARRACKS. 

This reservation is situated in the city of Newport, at the conflu- 
ence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers, and contains about 6 acres. 
The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Washington Berry, et al., Trustees of the Town of 
Newport, dated July 28, 1803, conveying 5 acres and 6 square poles, 
in the above city. Recorded in Book B. folio 345, of the records of 
Campbell County. 

2. Deed from Washington Berry et al. Trustees of the Town of 
Newport, dated February 11, 1806, conveying Lot No. 34 and the 
alley between said lot and Lot No. 33. Recorded in Book C, Folio 
102, of same records. 

3. Deed from David Morton, dated February 14, 1806, conveying 
Lot No. 3. Recorded in Book C, Folio 101, of same records. 

4. Deed from the Town of Newport, dated June 15, 1848, convey- 
ing additional land lying between the Ohio and Licking Rivers. 
Recorded in Book S, Folio 288, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by the State Legislature by Acts approved 
December 26, 1803, and April 1st, 1880. 

By Act of Congress approved July 31, 1894, the reservation was 
granted to the city of Newport for the purposes of a public park, with 
the condition that should the city ever cease to use it as such, or use it 
or any part of it for any other purpose, all .right and title should 
revert to the United States. 

FORT THOMAS. 

This reservation contains 111 acres 2 roods and 39 poles; also a 
Rifle Range containing 169 acres ; also the right of way to the station 
of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, and right of way to the Ohio 
River for a sewer, all in Campbell County. See G. O. Ill, War 



KENTUCKY. 129 

Dept., June 18, 1906. The fort is 3 miles from Newport on highlands 
overlooking the Ohio River and about 4 miles from Cincinnati. 
The post was established and lands purchased under authority of an 
Act of Congress approved March 3, 188T. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Samuel Brigstatf and wife, dated August 20, 1887, 
conveying 39 acres 2 roods and 1 pole. Recorded in the Clerk's Office 
of the County Court of Campbell County, October 31, 1867, in Deed 
Book Xo. 45, pages 406 to 408, Newport Office. 

2. Deed from Samuel Shaw and wife, dated August 23, 1887, 
conveying 27 acres 1 rood and 4 poles with certain reservations. 
Recorded October 31, 1887, in Deed Book No. 45, pages 411 to 413, 
same records. 

3. Deed from Mary A. Happensack, dated August 25, 1887, con- 
veying 29 acres and 34 poles. Recorded October 31, 1887, in Deed 
Book No. 45, pages 409 to 411, same records. 

4. Deed from A. H. Bloom, dated August 27, 1887, conveying 15 
acres and 3 roods. Recorded October 31, 1887, in Deed Book No. 45, 
page 414, same records. 

The title to the Rifle Range is as follows: 

1. Deed from William N. Taliaferro, dated May 1, 1891, convey- 
ing 169 acres. Recorded May 27, 1891, in Deed Book No. 51, page 
475, Alexandria Office. 

The title to the right of way to the station on the Chesapeake and 
Ohio Railroad is as follows: 

1. Deed from William H. Truesdell and wife, dated March 5, 
1889, conveying about 31*000 square feet. Recorded in the Clerk's 
Office of the County Court of Campbell County May 22, 1889, in 
Deed Book No. 49. page 406, Newport Office. 

The title to the right of way for sew^er purposes is as follows : 

1. Deed from Samuel W. Hills and wife, dated February 4, 1889, 
conveying the right and privileges therein described. Recorded June 
7, 1889, in Deed Book No. 49, page 446, same records. 

2. Deed from Charles Birkly and wife, dated March 6, 1889, con- 
veying the right and privileges therein described. Recorded May 
22, 1889, in Deed Book No. 49, page 409, same records. 

3. Deed from Martha Stewart and others, dated March 7, 1889, 
conveying the right and privileges therein described. Recorded in 
the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Campbell County, in Deed 
Book No. 49, page 411, Newport Office. 

Jurisdiction over the main reservation was ceded to the United 
States by an act of the State Legislature approved February 29, 1888. 
This act provides as follows: 

u Whereas, By virtue of an act of Congress approved March 3, 
1887, authorizing the purchase by the United States of a suitable site 
in Campbell County, Kentucky, for the location of a military post, 
and making appropriations for the erection of suitable buildings 
thereon, the Bigstaff, Happensack, Bloom, and Shaw T tract of land, 
near Newport, was selected and paid for, but before building opera- 
tions can be commenced, it is necessary, under the provisions of Sec- 
tion 355, Revised Statutes of the United States, that the consent of 
the Legislature of the State of Kentucky should be obtained, and that 
jurisdiction over the land in question should be ceded to the United 
States ; Therefore, Be it enacted, etc., 

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130 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

" SECTION 1. That the consent of the State of Kentucky to the pur- 
chase of the tract of land mentioned in the preamble to this act, for 
the purposes therein named, by the United States, be, and is hereby, 
given, and the United States shall have, hold, use and occupy said 
land as provided for by this act. 

" SEC. 2. That exclusive jurisdiction over said tract of land be, and 
is hereby, ceded to the United States, so long as they remain the own- 
ers thereof, for all purposes, except the administration of the crimi- 
nal laws of this Commonwealth, and the service of any civil process 
thereon ; and said tract of land, and the improvements which may be 
erected thereon, shall be exempt from State, county and municipal 
taxes so long as it shall remain the property of the United States." 

(A proviso follows, securing to the " trustees of Covington reser- 
voir and the City of Covington " the right to lay and maintain a 
30-inch water main, and the right of access thereto over parts of said 
lands.) Approved February 29, 1888. 

See General Act of Cession for jurisdiction over Rifle Range. 

Revocable license, March 8, 1906, to The Citizens Telephone Com- 
pany of Cincinnati, for telephone line to post. 

LOUISIANA. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the United States shall have 
power to purchase or condemn in the manner prescribed by law, upon 
making just compensation therefor, any land in the State of Louisi- 
ana not already in use for public purposes, required for custom- 
houses, court-houses, arsenals, national cemeteries, or for other pur- 
poses of the government of the United States. 

" SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That the United States may 
enter upon and occupy any land which may have been or may be 
purchased or condemned, or otherwise acquired, and shall have the 
right of exclusive legislation, and concurrent jurisdiction, together 
with the State of Louisiana, over such land and the structures thereon, 
and shall hold the same exempt from all State, parochial, municipal, 
or other taxation." 

(Approved July 6, 1882.) 

ALEXANDRIA NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 8.24 acres, which, with the road- 
way belonging thereto, is situated at Pineville, in the Parish of Rap- 
ides. It was taken possession of for cemetery purposes under the 
act of Congress approved February 22, 1867, and title acquired as 
follows : 

Decree of condemnation for Lot 24 in Poissin Division of the vil- 
lage of Pineville, in the Parish of Rapides, containing 8.24 acres, in 
Cause No. 7248, Ex parte, Secretary of War, in the Circuit Court 
of the United States for the Fifth Circuit and District of Louisiana. 
Decree rendered and filed with the record in said cause in the Clerk's 
Office of said Court at New Orleans, April 26, 1875. 

The title to the Roadway is as follows : 

1. Donation from The town of Pineville. dated October 5, 1888, 
conveying a right of way, etc. Recorded in the Clerk's Office at 
Alexandria, October 5, 1888. 



LOUISIANA. 131 

2. Donation from Robert Aaron, Individual and as Tutor, dated 
January 5, 1889, conveying additional right of way. Recorded in the 
Office of the Clerk of the District Court, in Book of Donations, pages 
1 and 2. 

3. Donation from Henry Robinson, dated January 5, 1889, convey- 
ing additional right of way. Recorded in the Office of the Clerk of 
the District Court, in Book of Donations, page 1. 

Jurisdiction over this cemetery, inter alia, was ceded to the United 
States by the following act, approved, September 16, 1868 : 

"Whereas, the United States of America have purchased, or are 
about to purchase and set apart certain tracts of land in the State of 
Louisiana, hereinafter described, to be used and maintained at their 
own expense, in perpetua, as National Cemeteries for the interment of 
the remains of United States soldiers, deceased ; and 

"Whereas, the laws of said United States provide that no public 
money shall be expended for the purchase of any land within any 
State of the United States until a cession of the jurisdiction by the 
Legislature of the State; and 

"Whereas, a formal application has been filed by the said United 
States, through their properly accredited representative, for the 
aforesaid cession, so far as relates to the lands hereinafter described ; 
now, therefore, 

"Be it resolved, etc., That the State of Louisiana relinquish all 
jurisdiction over the hereinafter described lands and premises in said 
State purchased or to be purchased and set apart for the purposes 
aforesaid, and that such jurisdiction be, and the same is hereby ceded 
to and forever vested in the United States. * * * 

"All that certain tract, piece or parcel of land, situated, lying, and 
being in the city of Baton Rouge and designated on a map of a sur- 
vey of said city made by Henry and Wm. G. Waller, city survey- 
ors, as squares numbers nineteen (19), twenty (20), and twenty-one 
(21). * * * 

"Also, all that certain other tract of land, piece or parcel of land, 
situate, lying and being at Chalmette, in the parish of St. Bernard, 
and State of Louisiana, about four miles below the city of New 
Orleans, and on the easterly bank of the Mississippi River, and desig- 
nated by the letters A, B, C, D, E and F, on a map or plan drawn by 
Louis H. Pilie, late city surveyor, dated January 29, 1867, and depos- 
ited in the office of the city notary for reference as plan number 
twenty (20). * * * 

"Also, all that certain other tract, piece and parcel of land situate 
in the Parish of East Baton Rouge, in said State of Louisiana 
* * * about one mile below Port Hudson, * * * containing 
about eight acres. * * * 

"Also, all that certain other tract, piece or parcel of land situated 
at Pineville in said State." * * * 

See also " General Act of Cession." 

BATON ROUGE NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 7.50 acres, and is situated at 
Baton Rouge, in the Parish of East Baton Rouge. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Act of sale from Simonna Bareno, dated October 16, 1868, con- 
veying Squares Numbered 19 and 20 of the City of Baton Rouge. 



132 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Recorded in Book X, folio 218, of Notarial Acts in the Office of the 
Recorder of Deeds in the Parish of East Baton Rouge. 

2. Act of sale from Pierre Baron and wife, dated October 16, 1868, 
conveying Square No. 21 of the City of Baton Rouge. Recorded in 
Book X, folio 219, of same records. 

3. Grant from The City of Baton Rouge, dated April 21, 1873, of 
certain property for the purpose of building a wall, etc. Recorded in 
the Auditor's Office, Baton Rouge. 

For jurisdiction see Alexandria National Cemetery, ante. 

BATTERY BIENVENUE. 

This reservation contains 934.7 acres in Township 12 South, Range 
13 East, and is situated on the right bank of Bayou Bienvenue at the 
forks of said Bayou and Mazant. The lands were reserved for mili- 
tary purposes by Executive Order dated February 9, 1842, and 
included all " the public land 1,200 yards each way from the fort." 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
legislature, approved June 1, 1846, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction and control 
over the sites of the following works of fortification be, and the same 
hereby are, granted and ceded to the United States, for military pur- 
poses, viz : Over Fort Jackson on the right bank of the Mississippi 
River, and over all the land lying within fifteen hundred Castilian 
varas (or thirteen hundred and ninety yards and a half), measured 
from the most salient parts of the works; over Fort Saint Philip, on 
the left bank of the Mississippi River, and over the section of land on 
which it is situated, being section eleven of township nineteen, range 
seventeen east, of the southeastern District of Louisiana ; over Fort 
Pike, at Pass Rigolets, and over all the land within twelve hundred 
yards of the Fort, measured from the most salient parts of the 
works ; over Fort Wood, at the Chef Menteur Pass, and over all the 
land within twelve hundred yards of the Fort, measured from the 
most salient parts of the works: over Battery Bienvenue, and over 
all the land within twelve hundred yards of the most salient parts of 
the same; over Tower Dupres, and over all the land within twelve 
hundred yards of the most salient parts of the same; and over such 
tract of land as the United States may reserve or purchase for the 
site of works of fortification at or near Proctor's Landing on Lake 
Borgne, not to exceed the area lying within twelve hundred yards of 
the most salient parts of such works of fortification: 

"Provided always, and the cession and jurisdiction aforesaid are 
granted upon the express condition that this Commonwealth shall 
retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over 
the said tracts of land, so far as that all civil and such criminal proc- 
ess as may issue under the authority of this Commonwealth, against 
any person or persons charged with crimes committed without the 
said tracts of land, may be executed therein in the same way and 
manner as though this cession and consent had not been made and 
granted, except so far as such process may affect the real or personal 
property of the L T nited States within the ceded territory. 

" SEC! 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That the property over which 
jurisdiction is granted by this act, shall be exonerated and dis- 
charged from all taxes and assessments which may be levied or 



LOUISIANA. 133 

imposed under the authority of this State, while the said tracts of 
land shall remain the property of the United States, and shall be 
used for the purposes intended by this act." 

CHALMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of about 16 acres, and is situated 
at Chalmette > about 4 miles below the City of New Orleans, on the 
east bank of the Mississippi River, in the Parish of St. Bernard. 
The title is as follows: 

Deed of donation from the City of New Orleans, dated May 26, 
1868, conveying about 13.60 acres, describing the same by metes and 
bounds. Recorded in Conveyance Book No. 9, folios 366 to 368, of 
the deed records of the Parish of St. Bernard. Right of way from 
United States Barracks to National Cemetery granted by act under 
private signature, dated July, 1886, and Resolution of Police Jury of 
Parish of St. Bernard, of August 2, 1886. Recorded August 2, 1886, 
in Mortgage Book No. 12, folio 741 ; and January 11, 1905, in Con- 
veyance Book No. 20, folio 438, et seq. 

Act of Congress, approved March 4, 1909 (35 Stat. L., 1002) author- 
izes the closing of the River Road between the United States Bar- 
racks and the National Cemetery, acquired in 1866, as stated above, 
and in consideration of conveyance of the lands and servitudes re- 
ferred to therein. In pursuance of this authority, the New Orleans 
Terminal Company by Act of Sale, dated - - conveyed to the 
United States, as an addition to the Cemetery, a tract of 2.40 acres, 
and the servitude over the strip of land separating this tract from the 
right of way of the Louisana Southern Railway, and right of way, 30 
feet wide, for road crossing the railway right of way, and connecting 
with the New Shell Road. 

For jurisdiction see Alexandria National Cemetery, ante. 

CHALMETTE MONUMENT. 

Act of Sale from the Governor of Louisana, before Benjamin Ory, 
Notary Public, May 24, 1907, of Chalmette Monument and Site, 
under Act of the General Assembly of the State, approved June 19, 
1902, authorizing the Governor to cede title and jurisdiction to the 
United States. Transfer accepted by the President of the United 
States June 5, 1907, under Act of Congress, approved March 4, 1907, 
Recorded in the Office of the Register of Conveyances for the Parish 
of St. Bernard, in Conveyance Book No. 21, folio 248, et seq. The 
jurisdiction was ceded subject to the proviso: " That nothing herein 
contained shall be construed as to prevent in any manner, the Officer 
of the State, from executing process of law within the property 
herein above mentioned." 

JACKSON BARRACKS. 

This reservation contains an area of 87.87 acres, and is situated on 
the east bank of the Mississippi River, about 3 mlies below the City of 
New Orleans, in the Parish of New Orleans. The title is as follows : 

1. Act of sale from Pierre Cotteret and wife, dated December 14, 
1833, conveying Lots 15 and 16 of the Parish lots. Recorded in the 
Office of the Register of Conveyances for the City and Parish of New 
Orleans, in Deed Book No. 14, page 471. 



134 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

2. Act of sale from Mrs. Prudence Desilets, widow of Louis Badius, 
dated May 17, 1848, conveying parts of Lots 13 and 14 of Parish lots. 
Recorded in Deed Book No. 44, page 580, same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by the act of the State 
Legislature, approved July 6, 1882, for which see General Act of 
Cession. 

The Louisiana Southern Railway crosses the reservation. This 
track was built shortly after the purchase of the first parcel men- 
tioned in Act of Sale numebr one, supra. 

North Peters Street, a public highway, crosses the reservation along 
the water front. This highway was in existence at the time the 
parcel conveyed by Act of Sale number two, was acquired. 

FORT JACKSON. 

This reservation contains an area of about 557.6 acres, and is situ- 
ated on the right bank of the Mississippi River about 73 miles below 
the city of New Orleans in the Parish of Plaquemines. The title is 
as follows: 

Under Spanish and French occupation known as Fort Bourbon and 
as a fortification passed to the United States under the cession from 
France in 1803. A formal reservation for military purposes was 
made by Executive Order dated February 9, 1842, and afterwards 
modified by Executive Order dated October 26, 1847, so as to com- 
prise all the public land lying 1,500 Castillian Varas from the most 
salient parts of the extreme outworks of the port. See Records of 
Circuit Court of United States at New Orleans, La., November Term, 
1903, M'Caleb vs. Booth, for recognition of lower boundary as estab- 
lished by survey of the Engineer Department of August 10, 1903. 

For jurisdiction see Battery Bienvenue. 

Revocable Licenses: License, August 16, 1887, to R. C. Wood and 
James Sweeney to construct telephone line on reservation. 

License, October 6, 1904, to Department of Commerce and Labor 
to erect upon the reservation a square wooden beacon. 

FORT LIVINGSTON. 

This reservation contains an area of 126.16 acres, and is situated on 
the west end of Grand Terre Island, in the Parish of Jefferson, at 
the entrance or Grand Pass to Barataria Bay. The title is as follows : 

Act of sale from Etienne de Gruy and wife, dated January 10, 
1834, conveying the tract of 126.16 acres. Original on record in the 
office of Felix De Armas, at New Orleans, January 24, 1834, as re- 
quired by law. Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act 
of the State Legislature, approved March 10, 1834, and by the deed of 
the Governor of the State dated May 14, 1834. The act provides as 
follows : 

"SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That it shall be lawful for the 
Governor of this State, and he is hereby authorized for and in behalf 
of this State, by proper deed and instruments of writing under his 
hand and the seal of the State, to convey, transfer, assign and make 
over to the government of the United States, all the .jurisdiction 
which this State possesses over the tract of land purchased by the 



LOUISIANA. 135 

United States for the purpose of erecting a fort thereon, situate in 
the parish of Jefferson, and known by the name of Grand-terre. 

" SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, etc., That after the cession 
aforesaid, if the said fort shall be suffered to fall into decay, or be 
rendered useless, and so continue for the period of seven years, then, 
in that case, the jurisdiction over such territory hereby directed to 
be vested in the United States, shall revert to this State, in like man- 
ner as if this act had never been passed." 

Revocable License: License, September 5, 1895, to James W. Wil- 
kinson to land parties on reservation and to put up a shelter on the 
southwest sea-wall of the fort as protection against sun and rain. 



FORT MACOMB. 

Formerly Fort Wood, and contained an area of 1,364.71 acres. 
The reservation is at Pass Chef Menteur, on Lake Borgne, in the 
Parish of Orleans. Assuming it to be a part of the public domain 
it was reserved for military purposes by Executive Order dated Feb- 
ruary 9, 1842, which included all the public land lying within 1,200 
yards of the fort, measured from the most salient parts of the work. 
Claims arising, based upon French grants, Executive Order dated 
June 20, 1896, transferred to the Department of the Interior all that 
portion of the reservation "which lies on the east side of Chef 
Menteur Pass, in sec. 28, T. 11 S., R. 14 E., Southern District of 
Louisiana." The area of the remainder is unknown. 

For jurisdiction see Battery Bienvenue. 

Revocable Licenses: License, June 30, 1893, to the Postal Tele- 
graph-Cable Company to construct, maintain and use a line of tele- 
graph across the reservation. Change of location authorized, Janu- 
ary 30, 1905. 

License, January 30, 1900, to the American Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company of Louisiana to erect and maintain a line of tele- 
phone and telegraph poles and the necessary fixtures with wires across 
the reservation. 

Lease, July 10, 1907, for five years from July 1, 1907, of reservation 
to P. A. Ferguson. 

FORT PIKE. 

This reservation contains all the land in Sec. 19, T. 10 S., R. 15 E., 
and is situated south of Great Rigolet on the northern margin of the 
Island of " Petites Coquilles," which divides Lake Borgne from Lake 
Ponchartrain, about 35 miles northeast of New Orleans. The land 
was reserved for military purposes by Executive Order dated Febru- 
ary 9, 1842, and included the public lands within 1,200 yards of the 
Fort. All the land had been patented to the State as swamp except 
land described above. 

For jurisdiction see Battery Bienvenue. 

Revocable License: License, April 30, 1894, to the State of Louisi- 
ana and the city of New Orleans to occupy a portion of the reserva- 
tion for the care, treatment and confinement of contagious diseases, 
and to use the made ground outside the outer west ditch of the fort 
for the residence of the attending physician. 



136 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

PORT HUDSON NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 8 acres, and has also a right of 
way to the river at Hickeys Landing. It is situated at Port Hudson, 
in the Parish of East Baton Rouge. The title is as follows : 

1. Act of sale from James H. Gibbons and wife, dated August IT, 
1869, conveying 8 acres and the right of way from the Cemetery to 
Hickeys Landing on the Mississippi River. Recorded in the Re- 
corder's Office of the Parish of East Baton Rouge, in Book H, page 
514, of Notarial Acts. 

2. Act of sale from Joseph and W. S. Slaughter, dated December 
27, 1890, conveying a strip of land 60 feet wide by 4,650 feet long 
for right of way from Cemetery to Mississippi River. Recorded 
in Book No. 14, page 152, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see Alexandria National Cemetery, ante. 

PROCTOR'S LANDING MILITARY RESERVATION. 

This reservation contains an area of about 100 acres and is situated 
at Proctorsville, at the foot of Lake Borgne, in the Parish of St. Ber- 
nard. The title is as follows : 

Act of sale from Mrs. Mary Screven et al., dated March 15, 1856. 
conveying the above tract. Recorded in the Office of the Recorder 
for the Parish of St. Bernard, April 4, 1856, in Book No. 6 of Con- 
veyances, folios 76 to 81, inclusive. 

Jurisdiction over this place was ceded to the United States by act 
of the State Legislature, approved June 1, 1846 (for which see Bat- 
tery Bienvenue) , and by the following act, approved March 9, 1855 : 

"SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction and control 
be ceded to the United States over such tract of land as the United 
States may reserve or purchase for the site of works of fortification at 
the foot of Lake Borgne; provided that the cession and jurisdiction 
aforesaid are granted upon the express condition that the State of 
Louisiana shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United 
States in and over such tract of land, so far as that all civil and such 
criminal process as may issue under the authority of this Common- 
wealth against any person or persons charged with crimes committed 
without the said tract of land, may be executed therein in the same 
way and manner as though this cession and consent had not been 
made and granted, except so far as such process may affect the real 
or personal property of the United States within the ceded territory. 

" SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That the property of which 
jurisdiction is granted by this act shall be exonerated and discharged 
from all taxes and assessments which may be levied or imposed un- 
der the authority of this State while the said tract of land shall re- 
main the property of the United States and shall be used for fortifica- 
tion purposes." 

FORT ST. PHILIP. 

This reservation contains 1,105.85 acres, more or less, embracing all 
of Sees. 11, 12, 13, and 14, and one-half of Sec. 15, T. 19 S., R. 17 E., 
Southeast District, East of the Mississippi River, nearly opposite 
Fort Jackson, in the Parish of Plaquemines. It was a fortified point 



LOUISIANA. 137 

under the French and Spanish occupation, passing to the United 
States as such in the cession from France in 1803. Section 11 was 
formally declared a reservation for military purposes by Executive 
Order dated February 9, 1842. The reservation was later increased 
by the following additions, aggregating 549.73 acres: 

1. Decree of condemnation for 39.14 acres in Sec. 12, T. 19 S., R. 
17 E., in cause 168, The United States v. Mrs. Sarah Alexis et al., in 
the 29th Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. Decree 
rendered April 19, 1902, and recorded July 9, 1902, in Book 36, No. 
183, folio 813, of Conveyances of Parish of Plaquemines. 

2. Decree of condemnation for about 40 acres in Sec. 12, T. 19 S., 
R. 17 E. in cause 206, The United States v. the Heirs of John Butler 
et al., in the 29th Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. 
Decree rendered January 3, 1903, and recorded January 5, 1903, in 
Book 37, No. 25, folio 132, of Conveyances of Parish of Plaquemines. 

3. Decree of Condemnation for 40 arpents of land in cause 257, 
entitled "The United States v. John Morgan et al." in the 29th 
Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. Decree rendered 
May 1, 1903, and filed May 11, 1903, in Clerk's Office of said Court. 

4. Decree of Condemnation for 40 arpents of land in cause 258, 
entitled " The United States v. Alexander Kelly et al." in the 29th 
Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. Decree rendered 
May 1, 1903, and filed May 11, 1903, in Clerk's Office of said Court. 

5. Decree of Condemnation for 160 acres in cause 259, entitled 
" The United States v. John P. Lyons et al." in the 29th Judicial 
District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. Decree rendered May 1, 1903, 
and filed May 11, 1903, in Clerk's Office of said Court. 

6. Decree of Condemnation for 40 arpents of land in cause 260, 
entitled "The United States v. Dominique Quatrochi et al." in the 
29th Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. Decree ren- 
dered May 2, 1903, and filed May 11, 1903, in Clerk's Office of said 
Court. 

7. Decree of Condemnation for 40 arpents of land in cause 261, 
entitled "The United States v. Edmond Buras et al." in the 29th 
Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. Decree rendered 
May 1, 1903, and filed May 11, 1903, in the Clerk's Office of said 
Court. 

8. Decree of Condemnation for 20 arpents of land in cause 262, 
entitled " The United States v. Mrs. Marie Buras et al." in the 29th 
Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. Decree rendered 
May 1, 1903, and filed May 11, 1903, in Clerk's Office of said Court. 

9. Decree of Condemnation for 20 arpents of land in cause 289, 
entitled " The United States v. John Bernard Fasterling et al." in 
the 29th Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. Decree 
rendered September 17, 1903, and filed September 25, 1903, in Clerk's 
Office of said Court. 

10. Decree of Condemnation for 81 acres in cause 290, entitled 
" The United States v. Estate of Patrick Lyons et al." in the 29th 
Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines. Decree rendered 
September 17, 1903, and filed September 25, 1903, in Clerk's Office 
of said Court. 

11. Decree of Condemnation for a tract 126 feet front by 40 ar- 
pents depth in cause 291, entitled "The United States v. John C. 
Burton et al." in the 29th Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaque- 



138 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

mines. Decree rendered September 17, 1903, and filed September 25, 
1903, in Clerk's Office of said Court. 

12. Decree of Condemnation for a tract 222 feet front by 40 ar- 
pents depth in cause 292, entitled " The United States v. The Estate 
of George O'Brien et al." in the 29th Judicial District Court, Parish 
of Plaquemines. Decree rendered September 17, 1903, and filed 
September 25, 1903, in Clerk's Office of said Court. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

MAINE. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

"Be it enacted, etc. 

" SECTION 1. That the jurisdiction of the state of Maine is hereby 
ceded to the United States of America over so much land as has been 
or may be hereafter acquired for the public purposes of the United 
States: Provided, That the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest 
until the United States of America shall have acquired the title to the 
lands, by grant or deed, from the owner or owners thereof, and the 
evidences thereof shall have been recorded in the office where, by law, 
the title to such land is required to be recorded ; and the United States 
of America are to retain such jurisdiction so long as such lands shall 
be used for the purposes in this section mentioned, and no longer ; and 
such jurisdiction is granted upon the express condition that the state 
of Maine shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States 
in and over the said lands, so far as that civil process, in all cases not 
affecting the real or personal property of the United States, and such 
criminal or other process as shall issue, under the authority of the 
state of Maine, against any person or persons charged with crimes or 
misdemeanors committed within or without the limits of the said 
lands, may be executed therein, in the same way and manner as if no 
jurisdiction had been hereby ceded. 

" SEC. 2. That all lands and the tenements which may be granted, 
as aforesaid, to the United States, shall be and continue, so long as 
the same shall be used for the purposes in the last section mentioned, 
exonerated and discharged from all taxes, assessments, and other 
charges which may be imposed under the authority of the state of 
Maine." (Approved March 28, 1903. Laws of Maine, 1903, p. 146.) 

AUGUSTA NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery property comprises Lots Numbered 17, 18, 19, 49, 50 
and 51, in " Mount Pleasant Cemetery," in the City of Augusta, in 
Kennebec County. The title is as follows: 

Deed from the City of Augusta, dated December 27, 1870, con- 
veying Lots 17, 18, 19, 49, 50 and 51, in the east range of " Mount 
Pleasant Cemetery." Recorded in Vol. 274, page 531, of the Ken- 
nebec Registry of Deeds, together w r ith a copy of the record of the 
order of the Board of Aldermen of the city of Augusta, passed 
November 26, 1870. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by an act of the State Legislature approved 
February 4, 1889, as follows : 

"Be it enacted, etc., SECTION 1. That there be, and hereby is, ceded 
to. the United States of America, the jurisdiction of lots number sev- 



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enteen, eighteen, nineteen, forty-nine, fifty and fifty-one, in the east 
range of lots in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in the City of Augusta, 
said lots containing the graves of soldiers of the United States of 
America, whose names are unknown. 

" SEC. 2. That this state shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the 
United States of America over the lots described in the first section 
of this act, so far, that all civil, criminal and military process, issued 
under the authority of this state, or any officer thereof, may be exe- 
cuted on any part of said lots, in the same manner as if this jurisdic- 
tion had not been ceded." 

FORT BALDWIN. 

Name given to military reservation at Sabino Head, mouth of the 
Kennebec River, by G. O. No. 20, W. D., January 25, 1906. This 
reservation contains an area of about 38.13 acres of upland, ex- 
clusive of right of way, and about 7 acres of flats, acquired as 
follows : 

1. Deed from Anson M. Oliver, et al., February 22, 1902, con- 
veying 0.8T7 acre of upland; recorded in Book 100, page 448, deed 
records of Sagadahoc County. 

2. Deed from Nathaniel Perkins and wife, January 23, 1905, con- 
veying 0.877 acre of upland; recorded in Book 108, page 169, Deed 
Records of Sagadahoc County. 

3. Deed from Nathaniel Perkins, et al., December 23, 1904, con- 
veying about 7 acres of flats; recorded in Book 108, page 170, Deed 
Records of said County. 

For Jurisdiction, see General Act of Cession. 

FORT EDGECOMB. 

This reservation contains an area of about 3 acres, and is situated 
in Edgecomb, Lincoln County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Moses Davis, dated June 13, 1808, conveying the 
above by metes arid bounds. Recorded in Liber 68, folio 23, of the 
deed records of Lincoln County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FORT FOSTER. 

This reservation contains about 40 acres, with metes and bounds as 
described in G. O. No. 200, W. D., October 2, 1909. It is situated on 
Gerrish Island, in Kittery, in the County of York. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Deed from Joseph T. Wiggin, dated May 15, 1873, conveying 
30 acres of the above by metes and bounds. Recorded in Book 336, 
page 42, of the deed records of York County. 

2. Deed from Adna B. Lane, dated May 29, 1873, conveying 10 
acres and adjoining flats and right of way. Recorded in Book No. 
336, page 157, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see Fort Preble, where the Act of February 18, 
1871, seems to cede jurisdiction. See also General Act of Cession. 

FORT GORGES. 

This reservation contains about 1.50 acres, and is situated on what 
is called "Hog Island Ledge," in Portland Harbor, 2 miles from 



140 r\iTi:i) STATES MIUTAIIY RE8EBVATIONB, BTO. 

Portland, Cumberland County, h is seven-eighths of a mile north 
of Fort Preble, :il)on( live-twelfths of n mile west of (Jreat lloo- 
Island, mid :i1)out seven-eighths of a mile northwest of Fort 

Scamrael, 

Title and jurisdiction ceded to the I'nited States l>y an act of the 

State Legislature, approved April IT, is;>7, as follows: 
" /,', /'/ enach //, < /< . 

"Si-:Tio\ I. Jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the I'nited States over 
the * Iloii' Island Lcdiz'c.' in the harbor of Portland, Maine, to include 
all of said " led^e ' above or within low-water mark, and so much 
thereof without low-water mark as shall be bounded by lines drawn 
-even hundred yards distant from and parallel to the faces of any 
'fort to be built thereon, for the purpose of carrying into ell'ect an 
act of Congress, of Mareh third, eighteen hundred and lil'ty-seven, 
providing for the commencement of a for I ilicat ion on ' IIoi>- Island 
Li'do-e/ in Portland Harbor, Maine. Jurisdiction is also ceded to the 
I'nited States over any tract or tracts of land at or near the entrance 
to Kennebec River, Maine, that may be acquired by the I'nited States 
for the pin-pose of carrying out an act of Congress of Mareh third, 
eighteen hundred and lil'ty-seven, providing for the erection of ' i'or- 
t ilicat ions at the month of the Kennebec River, Maine,' by building 
and maintaining thereon forts, maii'a/ines, arsenals, dockyards, 
wharves, and other structure^, with their appendages, ami over all 
the contiguous shores, llats, and waters, within four hundred yards 
from low-water mark; and all riu'ht, title and claim, which this State 
may have to or in the said ' llo<r Island Ledp>.' in Portland Harbor, 
and said tract or tracts at or near the entrance to Kennebec River, 
are hereby granted to the I'nited States; />ror!d ( ,/, that this State 
shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the I'nited States in and 
over all the premises aforesaid, so far as that all civil processes and 
such criminal process as may issue, under the authority of this State, 
against any person or persons charged, with crimes committed with- 
out the premises a foresaid, may be executed therein in the same way 
and manner as if jurisdiction had not been ceded as aforesaid. 

"Sue. 'J. The premises over which jurisdiction is granted by this 
act, and all structures and other property t hereon. shall be exonerated 
and discharged from all taxes and assessments which may be laid or 
imposed, under the authority of this State, while said premises shall 
remain the property of the United State-, and shall be used for the 
purposes intended by this act." 

See also (Jeneral Act of Cession. 

'hli License! 1/ieense, May 10, 1SOO, to Kmcry Waterhonsc 
and Company to build, maintain and use a powder-house upon the 
ledii'e or lill near the postern outside the works at Kort Gorges. 

HANCOCK r.AKKACKS. 

This reservation contains _' I acres 1 rood and 1!> rods, and is situ- 
ated at Iloulton. in Washington County. The title is as follows: 

1. I Veil from Joseph Ilonlton, jr., da'ted July .\ 1S-JS, conveying ill 
acres and .V.) rods. Recorded in 1 Ved I>ook No. 1, pap 1 -JT7, of the 
deed records of Washington County. 



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2. Deed from Joseph Houlton, jr., dated January 30, 1829, con- 
veying 15.50 rods. Recorded in Deed Book No. 2, page 17, of same 
records. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

KENNEBEC ARSENAL. 

The site and grounds of this arsenal embrace about 39 acres and 
140 square rods, also a right of way. It is situated in Augusta, on 
the east side of the Kennebec River, in Kennebec County. The title 
is as follows : 

1. Deed from John H. Hartwell and wife, dated September 25, 
1827, conveying 19 acres and 140 square rods. Recorded in Book 61, 
page 172 et seq., of the deed records of Kennebec County. 

2. Deed from John H. Hartwell and wife, dated August 2, 1836, 
conveying 6 acres. Recorded in Book 98, page 345, of same records. 

3. Deed from J. H. Hartwell and wife, dated August 2, 1836, con- 
veying 14 acres. Recorded in Book 98, pages 346 and 347, of same 
records. 

4. Lease for 999 years from John H. Hartwell and wife, for a strip 
as right of way adjoining Arsenal site. Recorded in Book 169, page 
1, of same records. 

The arsenal was abolished by order of the Secretary of War, May 
1. 1901; and by deed, dated April 12, 1905, under Act of Congress, 
approved March 3, 1905, the premises were conveyed to the State of 
Maine for use of the Maine Insane Hospital, subject to possession 
being resumed by the United States " whenever the President in his 
discretion shall decide that the said property is needed for the uses 
of the United States or that the requirements of this Act are not 
strictly observed." 

FORT KNOX. 

This reservation contains an area of 124.50 acres, exclusive of roads, 
and is situated on the west bank of the Penobscot River, opposite the 
town of Bucksport, in Waldo County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from John Pierce, dated September 4, 1843, conveying 52 
acres and 135 rods. Recorded in Vol. 46, page 338, of the deed 
records of Waldo County. 

2. Deed from Hannah R. Harriman et al., dated September 4, 
1843, conveying 4 acres. Recorded in Vol. 46, page 339, of same 
records. 

3. Deed from William French, dated September 25, 1843, convey- 
ing 7 acres and 79 rods. Recorded in Vol. 46, page 509, of same 
records. 

4. Deed from Daniel H. Harriman, dated December 16, 1843, con- 
veying two undivided third parts of land described therein. Re- 
corded in Vol. 46, page 536, of same records. 

5. Deed from William French, dated March 23, 1844, conveying 50 
acres (including the 7 acres and 79 rods in Deed marked herein as 
" 3 "). Recorded in Vol. 50, page 178, of same records. 

6. Deed from John Lee, dated March 23, 1844, conveying a plat of 
about 0.50 acre at the ferry site. Recorded in Vol. 50, page 180, 
of same records. 



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By an act of the State Legislature, approved March 12, 1844, juris- 
diction was authorized to be ceded by the Governor. The Act pro- 
vides as follows : 

"SECTION 1. The consent of this Legislature is hereby granted, that 
the United States may purchase at the narrows of the Penobscot 
River in the town of Prospect and County of Waldo, the following 
lands namely: the farm of John Pierce, also another parcel of land 
adjoining the same, belonging to the widow and heirs of Benjamin 
Harriman, deceased; also a small parcel of land adjoining the second 
parcel, being about half an acre, belonging to John Lee; also the farm 
of William French, adjoining the farm of said Pierce, or of so much 
of said parcels of land as the United States may be desirous of pur- 
chasing. 

" SEC. 2. After the United States shall have purchased the afore- 
said lands, or so much thereof as they wish, and after they shall have 
surveyed the same, upon application of the United States to the Gov- 
ernor, for jurisdiction, describing the land purchased by metes and 
bounds, the Governor, with the advice and consent of Council, shall 
be and he hereby is authorized to cede jurisdiction over so much of 
said lands, to the United States, as shall have been purchased by them 
for the purpose of erecting fortifications and other purposes of na- 
tional defense; reserving therein and thereby to the State its juris- 
diction, so far as to have a right to execute within the limits of the 
tract so ceded, all civil and criminal processes lawfully issued under 
the authority of the State." 

Deed from the Governor of the State ceding jurisdiction to the 
United States, in accordance with the foregoing Act of the State Leg- 
islature, was duly executed November 28, 1844, and recorded in the 
Office of the Secretary of State, 

See also General Act of Cession. 

FORT LEVETT. 

This reservation contains an area of about 125.68 acres, with metes 
and bounds as given in G. p., No. 63, W. D., 1908. It is situated on 
the southerly side of Cushing Island, in Portland Harbor, in the 
County of Cumberland, and includes also the land which lies between 
high and low water mark in front of said reservation. The title is as 
follows: 

1. Decree of condemnation of said property, including right of 
way, all easements, etc., in a certain cause wherein the United States 
was plaintiff and Francis Cushing et al. were defendants in the Dis- 
trict Court of the United States for the District of Maine. Decree 
rendered March 1, 1894; filed and recorded in the Clerk's Office of 
said Court. 

2. Deed from Francis Cushing, dated March 27, 1894, conveying 
the land between high and low water mark, wharf, etc. Recorded in 
the Office of the Register of Deeds for Cumberland County, in Book 
No. 611, page 433. 

3. Decree of condemnation for 92.28 acres in a cause entitled " The 
United States r. Francis Cushing et al.," in the United States Circuit 
Court for the District of Maine. Copy of final decree of Court 
entered February 1, 1904, and recorded in Book 747, Page 158. of 
same records. 



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4. Deed from Francis dishing, dated February 4, 1908, conveying 
right and privilege of laying underground cables, etc., for connecting 
the military and other work at Gushing Island. Recorded in Office 
of Register of Deeds, Cumberland County, April 8, 1908, in Book 
820, page 347. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

LONG ISLAND. 

This reservation contains 9.594 acres and is situated on Long Island 
in Portland Harbor. The title is as follows: 

Decree of condemnation for 9.594 acres in the Circuit Court of the 
United States, for the First Circuit, District of Maine, in a cause 
entitled "The United States v. Jeremiah M. Johnson et al." Final 
Order of Court entered February 1, 1904, and recorded in Book 747, 
page 158, of the records of Cumberland County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FORT LYON. 

This reservation contains an area of about 22 acres, and comprises 
all of Cow Island, with its shores, etc., in Casco Bay, in Cumberland 
county. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Mary L. Deering et al., dated November 29, 1873, con- 
voying Cow Island, with an area of 22 acres, the shores, etc. Re- 
corded in Book 410, page 56, and plat in Plan Book 3, page 46, of the 
deed records of Cumberland County. 

For jurisdiction, see Fort Gorges; see, also, Fort Preble, where act 
of February 18, 1871, seems to cede jurisdiction; see, also, General 
Act of Cession. 

FORT McCLARY. 

This reservation contains an area of about 27.45 acres, and is situ- 
ated in York County, on Kittery Point, a projection into the Piscat- 
aqua River opposite Fort Constitution, in Portsmouth Harbor. It 
is ;U miles from Portsmouth, N. H. The title, except as to the tract 
of 1.87 acres granted by the State (Act of March 12, 1808, post), 
is as follows: 

1. Deed from Mercy Follett, dated May 22, 1846, conveying 1 acre 
and 49 rods. Recorded in Book 189, page 251, of the deed records of 
York County. 

2. Deed from Robert G. Safford and wife, dated May 22, 1846, 
conveying 10 acres and 143 rods. Recorded in Book 189, pages 251- 
252, of same records. 

3. Deed from Roger Deering and wife, dated May 22, 1846, convey- 
ing 13 acres and 62 rods. Recorded in Book 189, pages 252-253, of 
same records. 

4. Deed from Isaac I. Stevens, dated October 14, 1846, conveying 
1 acre and 49 rods. Recorded in Book 190, pages 264-265, of same 
records. 

5. Deed from Isaac I. Stevens, dated October 14, 1846, conveying 
H Mores and 62 rods. Recorded in Book 190, pages 263-264, of same 
records, 



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6. Deed from Isaac I. Stevens, dated October 14, 1846, conveying 
10 acres and 143 rods. Recorded in Book 190, page 263, of same 
records. 

7. The Inhabitants of School District No. 12, dated June 22, 1893, 
conveying, by way of exchange, a tract of land described. Recorded 
in Book 458, page 527, of same records. The United States, as a 
consideration, conveyed to said School District a tract of land 
described in a deed executed on the 4th day of December, 1893, by 
the Secretary of War, and recorded in said deed records. The said 
exchange was authorized on the part of the school district at an 
annual meeting held March 29, 1893, as shown by the records of said 
District at Kittery Point, and was made by the Secretary of War 
under and by virtue of the provisions of an Act of Congress approved 
January 23, 1893. 

8. Title to and jurisdiction over the original site of Fort McClary 
were ceded by an Act of the General Court of Massachusetts ap- 
proved March 12, 1808, as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted etc., That all the right and title of this 
Commonwealth to a certain piece of land in Kittery, in the County of 
York and Commonwealth aforesaid, called Battery Pasture, on which 
a Fortification formerly stood; and is bounded on the North by the 
Road, on the west by Frollet, on the South by the River, and on the 
east by Frollet, and contains one acre and one hundred and thirty- 
nine rods, as will appear by a report made to the Hon. David Sewall, 
Esq., Agent for this Commonwealth, by Benjamin Parker, Surveyor, 
about the year Seventeen hundred and ninety-eight, be and hereby 
is granted and ceded to the United States, for the sole purpose of 
erecting Fortifications for the defence of the United States. 

" SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the cession aforesaid is granted 
upon the express conditon that this Commonwealth shall retain a con- 
current jurisdiction with the United States in and over the tract of 
land aforesaid, so far as that all civil and such criminal processes as 
may issue under the authority of this Commonwealth against any per- 
son or persons charged with crimes committed without the said tract 
of land may be executed therein, in the same way and manner as 
though this cession had not been made." 

Jurisdiction over the additions to the original site was ceded by 
the following act of the State Legislature of Maine, approved June 
31, 1846 : % 

" Be it enacted, etc., 

" SECTION 1. The consent of this state is hereby granted to the 
United States to purchase an additional tract of land, not exceeding 
in quantity thirty acres, lying adjacent to the present site of Fort 
McClary, in Kittery, county of York, for military purposes; the evi- 
dence of the purchase aforesaid to be entered and recorded in the 
Registry of Deeds, in the county of York, and State of Maine; and 
the jurisdiction over the said tract of land, is hereby granted and 
ceded to the United States; provided always, and the cession and 
consent aforesaid are granted upon the express condition that this 
State shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in 
and over the tract aforesaid, so far that all civil and such criminal 
processes as may issue under the authority of this State against any 
person or persons charged with crimes committed without the said 



MAINE. 145 

tract may be executed therein in the same way and manner as though 
this cession and consent had not been made and granted. 

" SEC. 2. The property over which jurisdiction is granted by this 
act, shall be exonerated and discharged from all taxes and assess- 
ments, which may be laid or imposed under the authority of this 
state while the said tract shall remain the property of the United 
States, and shall be used for the purposes intended by this act." 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Easement: Act of Congress, approved June 18, 1888, granted to 
the York Harbor and Beach Railroad Company a right of way four 
rods in width across the reservation. 

Revocable licenses: License, May 8, 1897, to the Portsmouth, Kit- 
tery and York Street Railway Company to construct and maintain 
an electric street railway over the roadway through the reservation. 

License, August 21, 1907, to the Kittery Water District to lay and 
maintain its water pipes or mains in- the present road through the 
reservation. 

License, August 22, 1907, to the New England Telephone and 
Telegraph Company to construct a telephone line on poles along the 
North side of the road through the reservation. 

Revocable lease: Revocable lease, dated October 19, 1907, to 
Horace Mitchell, of Kittery Point, Maine, of the reservation, for a 
term of five years from November 1, 1907, and subject to the licenses 
and easement specified above. 

FORT McKINLEY. 

This reservation is situate on Great Diamond Island (formerly 
known as Great Hog Island), Portland Harbor, and contains about 
111 acres. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Mary L. Deering, et al., dated November 29, 1873, 
conveying 70 acres, shores, right of way, etc. Recorded in Book 410, 
page 53, and plat in Plan Book 3, page 46, of the Registry of deeds 
in Cumberland County. 

2. Quit-Claim Deed from Alice P. Anderson, dated November 29, 
1873, conveying all above- described lands on Great Hog Island. 

3. Decree or condemnation, The United States v. The Diamond 
Island Association, et al., in the Circuit Court of the United States, 
District of Maine. Rendered June 18, 1901, and filed in Clerk's 
Office of said Court. 

For jurisdiction see Fort Gorges. See also Fort Preble, where Act 
of February 18, 1871, seems to cede jurisdiction. See also General 
Act of Cession. 

Revocable license. March 9, 190G, to E. F. Morgan Company to 
construct, operate and maintain a laundry. 

FORT MACHIAS. 

This reservation contains about 2 acres, and is situated on the 
Machias River, at Machiasport, in Washington County. The title is 
as follows: 

1. Deed from William Sanborn and wife, dated November 16, 
1809, conveying 84.75 rods. Recorded in Book No. 6, page 80, of the 
deed records of Washington County. 

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2. Deed from Benjamin Berry and wife, dated November 16, 1809, 
conveying 224 rods and 10 links. Recorded in Book No. 6, page 88, 
of same records. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Lease to D. W. Kuhn for five years from November 15, 1909. 

FORT MADISON. 

This reservation contains an area of 3.00 acres, and is situated at 
Castine, on the Bay of that name, in Hancock County. The title is 
as follows : 

Deed from Joseph Perkins and wife to James Madison, President, 
etc., his successors, etc., dated April 1, 1809. Recorded in Book No. 
27, page 105, of the deed records of Hancock County. 

License by Act of Congress, approved July 30, 1894 (28 Stat. L. 
159), to town of Castine, Maine, to improve, occupy, and control this 
reservation for purposes of a public park, the right being reserved 
to the United States to resume possession at any time. Plans of im- 
provement approved by the Secretary of War Oct. 11, 1894. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

MILITIA TARGET RANGE. 

This range is situated in the city of Auburn, County of Andros- 
coggin, and comprises a tract of 60 acres. The title is as follows : 

Deed from John F. Moody, unmarried, dated June 22, 1908, con- 
veying the above premises. Recorded in Book 225, page 600, of the 
Deed Records of Androscoggin County. 

NARROWS ISLAND. 

This reservation contains an area of 2.75 acres, and is situated on 
Narrows Island, in Damariscotta River, Boothbay, in Lincoln County. 

The title is as follows: 

Deed from John A. Kennedy, dated August 6, 1808, conveying 2.75 
acres. Recorded in Liber 67, folio 33, of the deed records of Lincoln 
County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Lease : Revocable lease, dated October 3, 1904 ; of this property, for 
five years from October 8, 1904, to E. P. Gamage. 

FORT POPHAM. 

This reservation contains an area of 6f acres (3^ of which are flats) 
and is situated on Hunnewells Point, in the town of Phipsburg, west 
bank of the Kennebec River, near its mouth, and about 10 miles below 
the city of Bath, in the County of Sagadahoc. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Joshua Sharr, dated June 21, 1808, conveying 2 
acres. Recorded in Liber 70, folio 6, of the deed records of Lincoln 
County. 

2. Deed from Nathaniel Perkins et al., dated June 22, 1863, convey- 
ing weir privileges, etc. Recorded in Vol. 22, pages 71 to 74, in- 
clusive, of the deed records of Sagadahoc County. 

3. Deed from Thomas Spinney et al., dated June 22, 1863, convey- 
ing flats, beach, fishing privileges, etc. Recorded in Vol. 22, pages 
68 to 71, inclusive, of same records. 



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4. Deed from Charles A. Clark and wife, dated June 1, 1863, con- 
veying all the lands and flats owned by the grantor on Hunnewell's 
Point, etc. Kecorded in Vol. 22, pages 78 to 82, inclusive, of same 
records. 

5. Condemnation proceedings involving the lands, etc., in forego- 
ing deeds marked Nos. 2, 3 and 4. Decree, entered of record in the 
Office of the County Commissioners of Sagadahoc County, June 4, 
1862. 

Jurisdiction over this fort was ceded to the United States by the 
act of the State Legislature approved April 17, 1857, (for which see 
Fort Gorges,) and by the following act, approved January 9, 1862 : 

" Be it enacted, etc., 

" SECTION 1. The United States may hold forever for the erection 
and maintaining of a fort thereupon, certain territory situated at 
Hunnewell's point, at the mouth of the Kennebec river, in the town 
of Phipsburg, within the county of Sagadahoc, included within the 
following boundaries, to wit : Beginning at the limits of the land of 
the United States on Adkins bay at low water; thence running by 
low water westerly to a point fourteen rods west of the old wharf; 
thence south thirty-one degrees east, three hundred and fourteen feet 
to a point abreast of, and seven rods from, the first ledge of rocks; 
thence southerly six degrees east, to high water mark, on land owned 
by George Irvin ; thence by high water mark to Larcy's rock ; thence 
easterly by said rock to low water mark; thence by low water mark 
to land owned by the United States ; thence by said land to the place 
of beginning, and containing five and a quarter acres, with all the 
buildings, structures, and improvements of every kind situated there- 
on; reserving such jurisdiction as the state has in other places within 
the same, ceded to, or held by the United States for similar purposes ; 
Provided, That the United States shall pay to the owners of said 
estate such compensation as shall be ascertained in the manner pre- 
scribed by this act as hereinafter provided." 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses: License, September 22, 1882, to the Treasury 
Department to use a portion of the reservation for life-saving pur- 
poses. 

License, December 13, 1902, to the Treasury Department to build 
a fog-bell house and a foot bridge and walk leading to it. 

FORT PREBLE. 

This reservation contains an area of about 30.177 acres with metes 
and bounds as published in G. O. No. 194, W. D. Sept. 16, 1907. It is 
situated on the east side of Portland Harbor at Spring Point, 2 miles 
from the City of Portland in Cumberland County. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Deed from Ebenezer Thrasher and wife, dated February 29, 
1808, conveying 5 acres. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 533, etc., of the 
deed records of Cumberland County. 

2. Deed from Robert Thrasher et al., dated April 16, 1833, con- 
veying two-thirds interest in 2 acres. Recorded in Book 132, page 
642, of same records. 



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3. Deed from John D. Buzzell, Guardian, etc., dated May 9, 1833, 
conveying one-third interest in 2 acres. Recorded in Book 133, pages 
191-192, of same records. 

4. Deed from Horace M. Day and wife, et al., dated April 8, 1871, 
conveying the tract therein described. Recorded in Book 384, page 
420, of same records. 

5. Deed from James B. Thornton, dated April 11, 1871, conveying 
by way of release all interest in land described in Deed marked " 4. 
Recorded in Book 382, page 267, of same records. 

6. Deed from Lucretia T. Adams and John Adams, dated April 
14, 1871, conveying lots 20 to 31, inclusive, and other tracts of the 
estate of Ebenezer Thrasher, deceased. Recorded in Book 383, page 
530, and their Power of Attorney, recorded in Book 384, page 402, of 
same records. 

7. Deed from Sarah J. T. Libby, dated April 14, 1871, conveying 
certain land near Fort Preble. Recorded in Book 383, page 534, of 
same records. 

8. Deed from Reuben S. Smart and wife, dated April 14, 1871, 
conveying land near Fort Preble. Recorded in Book 383, page 531, 
of same records. 

9. Deed from Henry S. Thrasher and wife, dated April 14, 1871, 
conveying land near Fort Preble. Recorded in Book 383, page 535, 
of same records. 

10. Deed from Lydia B. Thrasher, dated April 14, 1871, conveying 
all her interest in certain land as the widow of Ebenezer Thrasher, 
deceased. Recorded in Book 383, page 532, of same records. 

11. Deed from Edward M. Tucker, dated April 14, 1871, conveying 
Lots 1 and 2 of Estate of Ebenezer Thrasher, deceased. Recorded 
in Book 383, page 533, of same records. 

12. Deed from Deborah Fisher and G. S. Fisher, dated May 12, 
1871, conveying Lots 16, 17, 18, 19, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, and 38 of 
the estate of Ebenezer Thrasher, deceased ; also all his interest, etc., 
in Lots 5 and 6 of said estate and other property described. Re- 
corded in Book 387, page 148, of same records. 

13. Deed from Deborah Fisher and husband, dated November 21, 
1871, conveying Lot 15 of the estate of Ebenezer Thrasher, deceased. 
Recorded in Book 389, page 309, of same records. 

14. Deed from Paulina T. Grant and husband, dated October 27, 

1874, conveying 9,024 square feet of land, etc. Recorded in Book 
411, page 496, of same records. 

15. Deed from George W. Libby, dated December 29, 1874, con- 
veying 3,300 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 414, page 219, 
of same records. 

16. Deed from Paulina T. Grant and husband, dated February 3, 

1875, conveyance to correct descriptions in former deeds. Recorded 
in Book 416, page 557, of same records. 

17. Deed from Bridget Brown and husband, dated February 16, 
1875, conveying 3,000 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 414, 
page 274, of same records. 

18. Deed from Lewis Piper, dated February 16, 1875, conveying 
(by release) the land conveyed by Bridget Brown to the United 
States. Recorded in Book 408, page 413, of same records. 



MAINE. 149 

19. Deed from Paulina T. Grant and husband, dated May 30, 1876, 
conveying 16,400 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 431, page 
183, of same records. 

20. Deed from Reuben S. Smart and wife, dated June 28, 1876, 
conveying 27,437 square feet of land and a certain right of way. 
Recorded in Book 434, page 98, of same records. 

21. Deed from Joseph M. York and wife, dated June 28, 1876, con- 
veying 7,060 square feet of land, etc. Recorded in Book 429, page 
524, of same records. 

22. Deed from Leander S. Arey et al., dated September 18, 1896, 
conveying 48 square rods. Recorded in Book 644, page 37, of same 
records. 

23. Deed from William W. Goold, dated September 18, 1896, con- 
veying a tract of land in South Portland formerly Cape Elizabeth, 
therein described. Recorded in Book 644, page 38, of same records. 

24. Deed from William Goddard et al., dated September 18, 1896, 
conveying as heirs at law of Hannah Goddard, deceased, their inter- 
est in lands near Fort Preble. Recorded in Book 644, page 80, of 
same records. 

25. Deed from George W. Libby, dated September 19, 1896, convey- 
ing 3,685 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 644, page 40, of same 
records. 

26. Deed from Catherine Green, dated September 19, 1896, con- 
veying 10,635 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 644, page 39, 
of same records. 

27. Deed from Charles W. Bray, dated March 23, 1900, conveying 
certain land therein described. Recorded in Book 688, page 250, of 
same records. 

28. Deed from Adelaide M. Bray, dated March 24, 1900, convey- 
ing certain land therein described. Recorded in Book 688, page 249, 
of same records. 

29. Deed from Adelaide M. Bray, dated October 2, 1901, convey- 
ing about 62,616 square feet. Recorded in Book 709, page 271, of 
same records. 

30. Deed from Charles W. Bray, dated October 2, 1901, conveying 
15,927 square feet. Recorded in Book 709, page 270, of same records. 

Jurisdiction ceded by an Act of the General Court of the State of 
Massachusetts, passed March 12, 1808, for which see Fort Scammel, 
and see also an act of the State Legislature of Maine, approved Feb- 
ruary 18, 1871, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. In accordance w T ith the constitution of the United 
States, article one, section eight, clause seventeen, and acts of congress 
in such cases provided, the consent of the legislature is given to the 
purchase by the government of the United States, or under its author- 
ity, of any tract of land, from any individuals or bodies politic or 
corporate, within the state, for the erection of light-houses and other 
needful public buildings; and all deeds and conveyances or title- 
papers for the same, shall be recorded upon the land records of the 
county in which the land so conveyed may lie; and in like manner 
may be recorded, a sufficient description, by metes and bounds, courses 
and distances, of any tracts and legal divisions, of any public land 
belonging to the United States, set apart by the general government 



150 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

for either of the purposes before mentioned, by an order, patent, or 
other official paper, so describing such land. 

" SEC. 2. Lands so selected, with the tenements and appurtenances 
for the purposes before mentioned, are exempt from taxation by the 
State." 

See also General Act of Cession. 

ST. GEORGES. 

This reservation contains 2 acres 2 roods and 20 rods. It is known 
as " Robinsons Point," and is situated on the eastern side of St. 
Georges River, in the town of St. George, in Knox County (formerly 
in Lincoln County). The title is as follows: 

Deed from Joseph Robinson, dated September 22, 1808, conveying 
the above site. Recorded in Liber 64, folio 126, of the deed records 
of Lincoln County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Lease, June 5, 1908, for five years from June 15, 1908, of entire 
reservation to Joseph E. Moore. 

FORT SCAMMEL. 

This reservation contains an area of 12 acres, and is situated on the 
Southwestern part of House Island, near the entrance to Portland 
Harbor, in Cumberland County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from John Green Walden and wife, dated February 29, 1808, 
conveying the 12 acres of land. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 531, etc., 
of the deed records of Cumberland County. 

This territory being at the date of the above deed a part of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, jurisdiction was ceded by an act of 
the General Court of that Commonwealth approved March 12, 1808, 
as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That there be and hereby is ceded 
to the United States of America the jurisdiction of the southwest end 
of House Island, near the entrance of Portland Harbor, the northeast 
boundary of which land, is a line commencing at a large brown rock 
six rods from high-water mark; thence south thirty-seven degrees 
east, five rods across the narrow part of said Island, also five acres 
of land situate on the extreme end of spring point, opposite said 
House Island, for the purpose of erecting Batteries, and other works 
for the defence of Portland harbor, which lands shall be laid out, at 
or before the time of erecting of such public works and a description 
thereof in writing entered in the registry of deeds in the County of 
Cumberland. 

" SEC. 2. That this Commonwealth shall have concurrent jurisdic- 
tion with the United States, in and over the said lands, so far as that 
all civil and criminal processes, issued under the authority of this 
Commonwealth or any officer thereof, may be executed on any part of 
said granted premises, or in any building thereon to be erected, in 
the same way and manner, as if the jurisdiction had not been granted 
as aforesaid." 

See also Fort Gorges and General Act of Cession. 



MAINE. 151 

Revocable License: License, September 22, 1892, to the Board of 
Health, Portland, Maine, to use part of the reservation for quarantine 
purposes. 

SUGAR LOAF ISLAND (NORTH AND SOUTH.) 

At entrance to Kennebec River. Title and jurisdiction ceded to 
the United States for fortification purposes, as authorized by Act of 
Congress of March 3, 1857, by Act of the State Legislature, approved 
April 17, 1857. See page 140, ante. 

FORT WILLIAMS. 

This reservation and the premises occupied for light-house pur- 
poses contain an area of about 75.72 acres, with metes and bounds 
as published in G. O. No. 55, W. D., April 13, 1908. It is situated 
at Portland Head, in the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland 
County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Asa T. Webster and wife, dated January 19, 1872, 
conveying 14 acres. Recorded in Book 388, page 567, of the deed 
records of Cumberland County. 

2. Deed from George C. Thompson and wife, dated October 14, 
1873, conveying tract conveyed to him by the Sheriff, etc. Recorded 
in Book 407, page 189, of same records. 

3. Deed from William L. Pennell, Sheriff, etc. (in Condemnation 
proceedings), dated October 14, 1873, conveying 9 acres. Recorded 
in Book 406, page 181, of same records; and the following deed for 
the same tract: 

4. Deed from Benjamin B. Dyer and wife, dated November 26, 
1873, conveying 9 acres. Recorded in Book 407, page 190, of same 
records. 

5. Deed from William L. Pennell, Sheriff, etc. (in Condemnation 
proceedings), dated October 14, 1873, conveying 13 acres. Recorded 
in Book 406, page 177, of same records. 

6. Deed from Green Walden and wife, dated November 10, 1873, 
conveying 0.50 acre. Recorded in Book 407, page 140, of same 
records. 

7. Deed from Joseph D. Symonds, dated March 1, 1900, conveying 
9 acres more or less, with certain rights and privileges. Recorded in 
Book 687, page 390, of same records. 

8. Deed from Georgiana Thompson et al., dated April 9, 1900, 
conveying 12.50 acres with the buildings thereon. Recorded in Book 
688, page 239, of same records. 

9. Decree of United States District Court, February 12, 1903, vest- 
ing title in United States to 17.72 acres, property of Arabella Dyer; 
recorded in Book 730, page 16, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession, Fort Gorges and Fort 
Preble. 

Revocable Licenses: License, September , 1900, to the Selectmen 
of the town of Cape Elizabeth to straighten, widen and maintain the 
road along the west side of the reservation. 

License, March 8, 1906, to New England Telephone and Telegraph 
Company for telephone line. 



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MARYLAND. 

GENERAL ACTS OF CESSION. 

" IT. Jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the United States over such 
lands as shall be condemned as aforesaid for their use for public 
purposes, as soon as the same shall be condemned, under the sanction 
of the general assembly of this State hereinbefore given to said con- 
demnation; provided, always, that this State shall retain concurrent 
jurisdiction with the United States in and over all lands condemned 
under the provisions of this article, so far as that all processes, civil 
and criminal, issuing under the authority of this State, or any of the 
courts or judicial officers thereof, may be executed on the premises so 
condemned, and in any building erected or to be erected thereon, in 
the same way and manner as if this article had not been passed ; and 
exclusive jurisdiction shall revert to and revest in the State, when- 
ever the said premises shall cease to be owned by the United States 
and used for some of the purposes mentioned in this article. 

" 18. All the lands that may be condemned under the provisions of 
this article, and the buildings and improvements erected or to be 
erected thereon, and the personal property of the United States, and 
of the officers thereof, when upon said land, shall be exonerated and 
exempted from taxation for State and county purposes, so long as the 
said land shall continue to be owned by the United States and used 
for any of the purposes specified in this article and no longer." (Ap- 
proved April 11, 1874. Public General Laws of Maryland, 1904, Vol. 
II, p. 2084, sees. 17 and 18.) 

" 19. The consent of the State is given to the purchase by the gov- 
ernment of the United States, or under the authority of the same, 
from any individual or individuals, bodies politic or corporate, of 
any tract, piece or parcel of land within the boundaries or limits of 
the State for the purpose of erecting thereon forts, magazines, arse- 
nals, coast defences or other fortifications of the United States, or 
for the purpose of erecting thereon barracks, quarters and other 
needful buildings for the use of garrisons required to man such forts, 
magazines, arsenals, coast defences or fortifications ; and all deeds and 
title papers for the same shall be recorded as in other cases upon the 
land records of the county in which the land so conveyed may be ; the 
consent herein given being in accordance with the seventeenth clause 
of the eighth section of the first article of the constitution of the 
United States and with the acts of Congress in such cases made and 
provided." (Approved March 13, 1900, idem, sec. 19. Section 20 
provides for condemnation of the lands required, in case of inability 
to agree with the owners for their purchase ; and section 21 provides 
that " the provisions of sections 17 and 18 of this article (ante) shall 
apply to all property or lands purchased or acquired by the United 
States under the provisions of sections 19 and 20 of this article.") 

" 26. The jurisdiction of the State of Maryland is hereby ceded to 
the United States of America over so much land as has been or may 
be hereafter acquired for public purposes of the United States; pro- 
vided, that the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States of America shall have acquired the title to the lands, 
by grant or deed, from the owner or owners thereof, and evidences 
thereof shall have been recorded in the office where, by law, the title 



MARYLAND. 153 

to said land is required to be recorded; and the United States of 
America are to retain such jurisdiction so long as such lands shall be 
[used] for the purposes in this section mentioned, and no longer; 
and such jurisdiction is granted upon the express condition that the 
State of Maryland shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the 
United States in and over the said [lands so far as that civil process 
in all cases not affecting the] real or personal property of the United 
States, and such criminal or other process as shall issue under the 
authority of the State of Maryland against any person or persons 
charged with crimes or misdemeanors committed within or without 
the limits of said lands may be executed therein, in the same way and 
manner as if no jurisdiction had been hereby ceded. All lands and 
tenements which may be granted as aforesaid to the United States 
shall be and continue so long as the same shall be used for the pur- 
poses in this section mentioned, exonerated and discharged from all 
taxes, assessments and other charges which mav be imposed under 
the authority of the State of Maryland; provided, however, that 
nothing in this section shall apply to Charles county." (Acts ap- 
proved April 8, 1902, and April 7, 1904, idem, sec. 26. The portions 
in brackets are found in Act of April 8, 1902, but are omitted from 
Act of April 7, 1904, and from the Public General Laws of 1904.) 

ANNAPOLIS NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 4-J acres, and is situated at 
Annapolis, in Anne Arundel County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Nicholas Brewer, Executor, etc., dated February 28, 
1871, conveying 4-J acres. Recorded in Liber S. H. No. 5, folios 583, 
etc., of the land records of Anne Arundel County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by the following act of 
the State Legislature, approved April 1, 1872: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That jurisdiction and control over 
the lands conveyed by Nicholas Brewer, executor of Nicholas Brewer, 
deceased, to the United States of America, as a National Cemetery, 
by deed bearing date twenty-eighth day of July, eighteen hundred 
and seventy-one, duly executed, acknowledged and recorded in Liber 
S. H., number five, folio five hundred and eighty-three, one of the 
land record books of Anne Arundel county, be and the same are 
hereby granted and ceded to the said United States of America, 
which said lands are a part of the lands called ' Todd's Range,' lying 
and being in Anne Arundel county * * : Provided, always, 

That this cession and jurisdiction are granted upon the express con- 
dition that this Commonwealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction 
with the United States, in and on the said ceded lands, so far as, 
that all civil, and such criminal process as may issue under the au- 
thority of this State against any person or persons charged with 
crimes committed without the limits of said National Cemetery, and 
in the State of Maryland, may be executed therein in the same way 
and manner as though this cession and consent had never been made 
and granted, except so far as such process may affect the real and 
personal property of the United States, within the limits of the said 
National Cemetery. 

" SEC. 2. And ~be it enacted, That the lands conveyed as aforesaid, 
and over which the jurisdiction is granted by this Act, together with 



154 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

all personal property which may hereafter be within the bounds 
thereof belonging to the United States, or to any of the officers or 
agents of the United States, shall be exonerated and discharged from 
all taxes and assessments which may be at any time imposed by the 
authority of this State, so long as the said lands are and shall remain 
the property of the United States, and be used for the purposes 
aforesaid." 

ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD. 

This reservation contains an area of about 40 acres, and is situated 
in Washington County, Md., the lands being acquired under Acts of 
Congress approved August 5, 1892, March 2, 1895, and June 11, 1896, 
respectively, for the purpose of marking the lines of battle upon the 
Battlefield of Antietam. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Samuel D. Piper and wife, dated April 10, 1895, con- 
veying 3 acres and 21 perches of land. Recorded in Liber No. 103, 
folio 603, etc., of the land records of Washington County. 

2. Deed from William Roulette and wife, dated April 10, 1895, 
conveying 63 square perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber No. 
103, folio 605, etc., of same records. 

3. Deed from Caleb Michael and wife, dated April 10, 1895, con- 
veying 1 Acre and 3 Roods of land, etc. Recorded in Liber No. 103, 
folio 609, of same records. 

4. Deed from Jacob B. Stine and wife, dated April 10, 1895, con- 
veying 47 square perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber No. 103, 
folio 603, etc., of same records. 

5. Deed from Michael Tenant et al., dated April 10, 1895, convey- 
ing 91 square perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber No. 104, folio 

56, etc., of same records. 

6. Deed from Urias Gross et al., dated April 10, 1895, conveying 
158 square perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber No. 104, folios 

57, etc., of same records. 

7. Deed from Resin D. Fisher and wife, dated April 11, 1895, con- 
veying 3 Roods and 1 square perch of land, etc. Recorded in Liber 
No. 103, folios 608, etc., of same records. 

8. Deed from Abraham Hoifmaster et al., dated Aj>ril 11, 1895, 
conveying 32J square perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber No. 
103, folio 602, of same records. 

9. Deed from Anna Newcomer, dated April 15, 1895, conveying 1 
Acre, 2 Roods, and 8 perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber 103, 
folio 604, etc., of same records. 

10. Deed from George H. Poffenberger et al., dated April 17, 1895, 
conveying 2 Acres, 1 Rood, and 9 square perches of land, etc. Re- 
corded in Liber No. 104, folio 54, etc., of same records. 

11. Deed from Otho J. Poffenberger and wife, dated April 25, 
1895, conveying 2 Acres, 2 Roods, and 1 square perch of land, etc. 
"Recorded in Liber No. 103, folio 606, etc., of same records. 

12. Deed from Euromus H. Hoffman, dated April 26, 1895, con- 
veying 1 Acre and 3J square perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber 
No. 103, folio 608, of same records. 

13. Deed from Cyrus Hicks Remsburg and wife, dated May 10, 
1895, conveying 47 square perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber 
No. 104, folio 54, of same records. 



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14. Deed from John Buehler et al., dated June 10, 1895, conveying 
2 Roods and 20 square perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber No. 
103, folio 606, etc., of same records. 

15. Deed from Caleb Michael and wife, dated June 28, 1895, con- 
veying 14J square perches of land. Recorded in Liber No. 104, folio 
55, etc., of same records. 

16. Deed from Euromus H. Hoffman, dated July 2, 1896, convey- 
ing 4 Acres and 37 perches of land. Recorded in Liber G. B. O., 
No. 105, folio 224, of same records. 

17. Deed from Hezekiah H. Thomas et al., dated July 2, 1896, 
conveying 106 square perches of land. Recorded in Liber G. B. O., 
No. 105, folio 366, etc., of same records. 

18. Deed from Alexander W. Davis, dated July 8, 1896, conveying 
56J square perches of land. Recorded in Liber No. 105, folio 367, 
etc., of same records. 

19. Deed from Charles Currie and wife, dated November 22, 1895, 
conveying 13 perches of land, etc. Recorded in Liber No. 104, folio 
566, etc., of same records. 

20. Deed from Hannah Nicodemus et al., dated December 23, 1896, 
conveying 12 square perches of land. Recorded in Liber No. 106, 
folios 40 and 41, of same records. 

21. Deed from Rush C. Hawkins, Trustee, etc., dated May 17, 1897, 
conveying 3,600 square feet of land. Recorded in Liber No. 106, 
folio 562, etc., of same records. 

22. Deed from Frank W. Cheney and wife, for themselves, and 
Frank W. Cheney as trustee, etc., dated September 17, 1897, convey- 
ing 10 acres of land and the monument thereon. Recorded in Liber 
107, folio 266, etc., of same records. 

23. Deed from Francis A. Cummings as Trustee, etc., dated Janu- 
ary 18, 1898, conveying 49.50 square perches. Recorded in Liber No. 
107, folio 655, of same records. 

24. Deed from Orlando B. Wilcox et al., as Trustees, etc., dated 
September 14, 1898, conveying a tract forty feet square and a monu- 
ment thereon. Recorded in Liber D. H. H. No. 3, folio 316, etc., of 
the land records of Frederick County. 

25. Deed from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, dated Novem- 
ber 15, 1899, conveying 23 square perches and the monument thereon. 
Recorded in Liber G. B. O. No. 112, folio 50, etc., of the land records 
of Washington County. 

26. Deed from George H. Poffenberger and wife, dated April 8, 

1902, conveying 3,600 square feet. Recorded in Liber G. B. O. No. 
116, folio 96, of same records. 

27. Deed from Ann C. Wyand, dated October 15, 1902, conveying 
400 square feet. Recorded in Liber No. 118, folio 16, of same records. 

28. Deed from Jacob B. Stine, dated October 15, 1902, conveying 
498 square feet. Recorded in Liber No. 118, folio 16, of same records. 

29. Deed from John Benner and wife, dated October 18, 1902, con- 
veying 900 square feet. Recorded in Liber No. 118, folio 14, of same 
records. 

30. Deed from the Governor of Connecticut, dated February 18, 

1903, conveying 400 square feet. Recorded in Liber 118, folio 8, etc., 
of same records. 



156 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

31. Deed from Resin D. Fisher and wife, dated March 9, 1903, 
conveying 1,290 square feet. Recorded in Liber 118, folio 15, of same 
records. 

32. Deed from Hannah Nicodemus, dated June 26, 1903, conveying 
225 square feet. Recorded in Liber S. B. O., No. 118, folio 493, of 
same records. Accepted by the Secretary of War, May 5, 1904. 

33. Deed from William H. Reynolds and wife, dated June 20, 1904, 
conveying 625 square feet. Recorded in Liber , No. 126, folio 146, 
of same records. Accepted September 26, 1904. 

34. Deed from Anna Newcomer, dated July 8, 1904, conveying 600 
square feet. Recorded in Liber G. B. O. No. 120, folio 226, of same 
records. Accepted September 26, 1904. 

35. Deed from Jacob B. Stine, dated September 22, 1904, convey- 
ing 1,375 square feet. Recorded in Liber , No. 120, folio 432, of 
same records. Accepted November 29, 1904. 

36. Deed from George Alfred Townsend, dated September 22, 1904, 
conveying a triangular tract of land at Crampton Gap, South Moun- 
tain, Maryland, upon which has been erected a monument to the First 
New Jersey Brigade. Recorded in Liber S. T. H., No. 267, folio 367, 
of the Land Records of Frederick County, Maryland. Accepted 
March 10, 1905. 

37. Deed from John Luther Nicodemus and wife, dated October 9, 
1905, conveying 900 square feet. Recorded in Liber G. B. O. No. 122, 
folio 534, etc., of the Land Records of Washington County. 

38. Deed from the State of Vermont, dated November 7, 1905, con- 
veying about 400 square feet (being the same premises conveyed to 
the State of Vermont by Emory E. Thomas, by deed dated April 13, 
1901, and recorded in Liber G. B. O. No. 114, folio 23, Land Records 
of Washington County). Recorded in Liber 123, folio 98, Land 
Records of Washington County, Maryland. 

39. Deed from the State of Vermont, dated November 7, 1905, con- 
veying about 66 square feet of land (being the same premises con- 
veyed to the State of Vermont by Rezin Fisher and wife, by deed 
dated May 24, 1897, and recorded in Liber 107, folio 189, Land 
Records of Washington County). Recorded in Liber 123, folio 97, 
of same records. 

40. Deed from John Benner and wife, dated December 22, 1906, 
conveying right of way for roadway. Recorded in Liber 125, folio 
212, Land Records of Washington County. 

41. Deed from Otho J. Poffenberger and wife, dated October 21, 
1907, conveying tract of land. Recorded in Liber 127, folio 107, Land 
Records of Washington County. 

Consent to purchase was given and jurisdiction ceded by an Act of 
the State Legislature approved April 7, 1892, providing, inter alia, 
as follows: 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, 
That the consent of the said State is hereby given to the acquisition 
by the United States, of such tracts of land in the neighborhood of 
the battle fields of Antietam and Monocacy in the State of Maryland 
as may be selected by the Secretary of War or such officer as he may 
designate for the purpose of erecting monuments or tablets for the 
proper marking of the positions of each of the several commands of 
the army of the United States engaged in the battles of Antietam and 



MAKYLAND. 157 

Monocacy, for opening and constructing roads and avenues in con- 
nection with the positions occupied by the Federal or Confederate 
forces engaged in said battles, for preservation of the grounds covered 
by said battle fields for historical and other purposes, and for making 
such other improvements in connection with said battle fields as the 
government of the United States may from time to time deem proper. 
For the purposes aforesaid the United States shall have, hold, use, 
occupy and own said lands when purchased or acquired and exercise 
jurisdiction and control over the same and every part thereof subject 
to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned. 

Sec. 2. The jurisdiction of the State of Maryland in and over the 
said lands when acquired by the United States shall be and the same 
is hereby ceded to the United States and shall continue so long as 
the said lands shall remain the property of the United States and no 
longer; and the same shall be and continue exonerated from all 
taxes, assessments, and other charges which may be levied under the 
authority of this State; provided however, that the State of Mary- 
land shall and hereby does retain concurrent jurisdiction with the 
United States in and over said lands so far as that all civil process 
in all cases and such criminal or other process as may issue under the 
authority of the State of Maryland against any person or persons 
charged with crimes or misdemeanors committed within said State, 
including said lands, may be executed therein in the same manner 
as if consent to the acquisition had not been given or jurisdiction 
ceded except so far as such process may affect the personal or real 
property of the United States. 

ANTIETAM NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This Cemetery contains an area of 11 acres, and is situated at 
Sharpsburg, in Washington County. The title is as follows : 

1. The State of Maryland to the United States by an Act of the 
State Legislature, approved March 13, 1878, conveying all right, title, 
and interest of the State and as Trustee for other States. (See act 
appended hereto.) 

2. The State of New York consenting to the transfer by Maryland 
by an Act of the State Legislature, approved January 19, 1878. 

3. The State of New Jersey by an Act of the State Legislature, 
approved February 7, 1878. 

4. The State of Maine by an Act of the State Legislature, approved 
February 12, 1878. 

5. The State of Wisconsin by an Act of the State Legislature, 
approved March 1, 1878. 

6. The State of Connecticut by an Act of the State Legislature, 
approved March 26, 1878. 

7. The State of Massachusetts by an Act of the State Legislature, 
approved March 29, 1878. 

8. The State of Rhode Island by an Act of the State Legislature, 
approved April 12, 1878. 

9. The State of Pennsylvania by an Act of the State Legislature, 
approved April 24, 1878. 

10. The State of New Hampshire by an Act of the State Legisla- 
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11. The State of Vermont by an Act of the State Legislature, 
approved October 18, 1878. 

12. The State of Michigan by an Act of the State Legislature, ap- 
proved January 30, 1879. 

13. The State of Minnesota by an Act of the State Legislature, 
approved March 3, 1879. 

14. The State of West Virginia by an Act of the State Legislature, 
approved March 11, 1879. 

15. The State of Indiana by an Act of the State Legislature, ap- 
proved March 29, 1879. 

16. The State of Ohio by an Act of the State Legislature, approved 
May 6, 1879. 

17. Deed from Daniel H. Rhorback and wife to the Antietam 
National Cemetery, dated September 25, 1865, conveying 1 acre, 1 
rood, and 9 perches of land. Deed recorded in Liber L. B. X., No. 1, 
folio 188, etc., of the land records of Washington County. 

18. Deed from Boonsborough Turnpike Company, dated March 3, 
1888, conveying the right of way, etc., over and control of part of 
Turnpike. 

Title and also jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an 
act of the State Legislature, approved March 13, 1878, which pro- 
vides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That all the right, title and interest 
of the State of Maryland, and of the said State of Maryland acting as 
Trustee for other States, as hereinbefore set forth, in and to the land 
occupied by the Antietam National Cemetery, in the county of Wash- 
ington, in the State of Maryland, * * * be, and the same is 
hereby ceded, conveyed, transferred, and granted, with all the rights, 
privileges, hereditaments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging or 
pertaining to the United States of America, in fee simple, to have 
and to hold forever. 

" SEC. 2. And ~be it enacted, That jurisdiction and control over the 
land conveyed by this act, as hereinbefore provided, be, and the 
same are hereby, granted and ceded to the United States of America; 
Provided always, That this cession and jurisdiction are granted iipon 
the express condition that this Commonwealth shall retain concur- 
rent jurisdiction with the United States in, and on the said ceded 
lands, so far as, that all civil and such criminal process as may issue 
under the authority of this State against any person or persons 
charged with crimes committed without the limits of said National 
Cemetery and in the State of Maryland, may be executed in the same 
way and manner as though this cession and consent had never been 
made and granted, except so far as such process may affect the real 
and personal property of the United States, within the limits of the 
said National Cemetery. 

" SEC.-3. And be it enacted, That the lands conveyed as herein pro- 
vided, and over which jurisdiction is granted by this act, together 
with all personal property which may hereafter be within the bounds 
of said cemetery belonging to the United States, or to any of the 
officers or agents of the United States, shall be exonerated and dis- 
charged from all taxes and assessments which may be at any time 
imposed by the authority of this State, so long as the said lands shall 
remain the property of the United States, and be used for the pur- 
poses indicated in the act of this Assembly, passed March twenty- 
third, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, hereinbefore referred to," 



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FORT ARMISTEAD. 

This reservation is situated at Hawkins Point, in Anne Arundel 
County, and contains an area of 45.51 acres, with metes and bounds' 
as described in G. O. 174, W. D., November 2, 1908. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Condemnation of a tract of 12.47 acres, property of Thomas C. 
Chappell, in the District Court of the United States for the District 
of Maryland. Decree rendered October 9, 1896, and filed with the 
records of said cause iri judgment records S. H. No. 1, folio 87, etc., 
in the Clerk's Office of'* said District Court. 

2. Deed from Thomas C. Chappell and Alcinda M. Chappell, dated 
July 16, 1908, conveying three tracts of land aggregating 33.04 acres ; 
deed recorded in Liber G. W. 61, folio 103, Land Records of Anne 
Arundel County. 

Consent to purchase and condemnation, and jurisdiction ceded, by 
Acts of the State Legislature approved April 2 and 11, 1874, and 
March 13, 1900, given under " General Acts of Cession." 

FORT CARROLL. 

This reservation contains about 3.4 acres, and is an artificially con- 
structed island on Sollers Point Flats, in the Patapsco River, about 
4J miles from Baltimore. Jurisdiction was ceded by an act of the 
State Legislature approved March 6, 1847, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State of 
Maryland be, and the same is hereby, given to the United States to 
erect works of fortification on Sollers Point Flats, in the Patapsco 
River; and that the right of jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the 
United States over any works of fortification that may be erected by 
them on the said Sollers Point Flats, in the Patapsco River; said 
jurisdiction to extend in all directions one-fourth of a mile beyond 
any part of the works and their appendages." 

License, September 14, 1905, to Department of Commerce and 
Labor for occupation by light-house keeper of present quarters. 

FORT FOOTE. 

This reservation contains an area of 66 Acres 2 Roods and 17J 
Perches, and is situated on the left bank of the Potomac River, on 
Roziers Bluff, 8 miles below Washington, District of Columbia, in 
Prince George County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Woodbury Wheeler, Trustee, etc., dated December 
26, 1872, conveying 51 Acres 1 Rood, and 12| perches of land. Re- 
corded in Liber H. B. No. C, folio 758, etc., of the land records of 
Prince George County. 

2. Deed from Francis W. Rozier and wife, dated January 25 ; 
1873, conveving 15 acres 1 Rood and 4J perches of land. Deed re- 
corded in Liber H. B. No. C, folio 760, etc., of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature approved April 1, 1872, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION. 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction and control 
of the lands hereinafter described, or any portion thereof, situate on 



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the Potomac River, in Prince George County, that may hereafter 
be conveyed by deed duly executed, acknowledged, and recorded to 
the United States of America for the site of a fort, and the water, 
water rights, and all other rights appertaining thereto, whenever the 
same shall be so conveyed, be and the same is hereby vested in the 
United States of America for military and naval purposes ; * * * 
provided, always, that this cession and jurisdiction are granted upon 
the express condition that this State shall retain a concurrent juris- 
diction with the United States, in and on the said ceded lands and 
territory or the portion thereof that may be so as aforesaid conveyed, 
so far as that all civil and such criminal process as may issue under 
the authority of this State, against any person or persons charged 
with crimes committed without said lands and ceded territory, may 
be executed therein the same way an manner as though this cession 
and consent had never been made or granted, except so far as such 
process may effect the real and personal property of the United 
States within the said ceded territory. 

" SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the said lands or portion thereof, 
when conveyed as afpresaid and over which the jurisdiction is 
granted by this Act, together with all personal property which may 
thereafter be within the bounds thereof, belonging to the United 
States, or to any of the officers or agents of the United States, shall 
be exonerated and discharged from all taxes and Assessments which 
may be at any time imposed by the authority of this State, (when) 
so long as the said lands or portion thereof respectively are and shall 
remain the property of the United States, and be used for the pur- 
poses aforesaid." 

FORT HOWARD. 

This reservation contains an area of 245 Acres. It is situated at 
North Point, in Baltimore County. The title is as follows: 

1. Decree of condemnation for said tract in cause No. 140, The 
United States v. The Canton, Sparrow's Point and North Point 
Railroad Company, in the District Court of the United States for the 
District of Maryland. Decree rendered July 22, 1896, and filed with 
the record in the Clerk's Office of said District Court, also recorded 
in Judicial Liber L. M. B., No. 135, folio 159, of the records of the 
Circuit Court for Baltimore County. 

2. Deed from the Canton, Sparrow's Point and North Point Rail- 
road Company, dated November 25, 1896, conveying 28.50 acres, and 
appurtenances, improvements, etc. Recorded in Liber L. M. B., No. 
221, folio 22, etc., of the land records of Baltimore County. 

3. Deed from Mary Grace Carroll et al., dated October 23, 1899, 
conveying 96 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches. Recorded in Liber N. B. 
M. No. 228, folio 582 etc., of same records. 

4. Deed from The Canton, Sparrow's Point and North Point Rail- 
road Company, dated November 29, 1899, conveying 2 acres. Re- 
corded in Liber N. B. M. No. 228, folio 586 etc., of same records. 

5. Deed from Elizabeth Gunther, administratrix etc., dated De- 
cember 21, 1899, conveying 118 acres. Recorded in Liber N. B. M. 
No. 245, folio 1, etc., of same records. 

For consent to purchase and condemn and for jurisdiction see 
General Acts of Cession. 



MARYLAND. 161 

LAUREL CEMETERY ( SOLDIERS' LOTS) . 

These lots are situated in Laurel Cemetery at Baltimore, in Balti- 
more County. The lots are numbered 341 to 344 inclusive, and 357 
to 419 inclusive, all in Area I, containing each 80 square feet. 

The title is as follows: 

Deed from the Laurel Cemetery Company, dated June 1, 1876, 
conveying the above lots. Recorded in Liber G. R. No. 769, folio 127, 
etc., of the land records of Baltimore City. 

For jurisdiction, see General Acts of Cession. 

LOTJDON PARK NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of about 3.69 acres, and is situated 
at Carroll station, near Baltimore, in Baltimore County. The title is 
as follows: 

1. Deed from London Park Cemetery Company, dated June 5, 1874. 

2. Deed from London Park Cemetery Company, dated July 1, 1875. 

3. Deed from Charles C. MacTavish et al., dated May 1, 1882, con- 
veying 0.48 acre, and roadbed, etc. Recorded in Liber W. M. I. No. 
126, folio 296, etc., of the land records of Baltimore County. 

4. Deed from James F. Wood et al., Trustees, dated September 5, 
1882, conveying Lot B, No. 16, containing 0.62 acre ; Lot C, No. 42, 
containing 0.63 acre, and a part of Lot C, No. 17, containing 0.17 
acre, with roadbed, etc. Recorded in Liber W. M. I. No. 126, folio 
307, etc., of same records. 

5. Deed from Daniel J. Foley, Trustee, etc., dated September 9, 
1882, conveying Lot D, No. 41, containing 0.56 acre, and roadbed, etc. 
Recorded in Liber- W. M. I. No. 126, folio 302, etc., of same records. 

6. Deed from London Park Cemetery Company, dated September 
20, 1883, conveying 1 Acre and 26f square perches of land, with road 
rights, etc. Recorded in Liber W. M. I. No. 128, folio 590, etc., of 
same records. 

7. Deed from the London Park Cemetery Company, dated May 19, 
1903, conveying 0.07 acre. Recorded in Liber R. O. No. 2028, folio 
177, etc., of the land records of Baltimore City. 

8. Deed from William D. Primrose et al., dated May 19, 1903, con- 
veying lots therein described. Recorded in Liber R. O. No. 2028. 
folio 171, etc., of same records. 

For jurisdiction, see General Acts of Cession. 

FORT McHENRY. 

This reservation contains an area of about 50 acres of land, with 
metes and bounds as announced in G. O. No. 178, War Dept, Oct. 18, 
1906. It is situated on Whetstone Point, in the City of Baltimore, in 
Baltimore County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Alexander Furnival, dated July 20, 1795, conveying 
about 7 acres and 56 perches of land. Recorded in Liber W. G. No. 
S S, folio 142, etc., of the land records of Baltimore County. 

2. Deed from William Goodman, dated November 6, 1798, con- 
veying 2 acres of land. Recorded in Liber W. G. No. 56, folio 440, 
etc., of same records. 

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3. Deed from William Goodman, dated August 26, 1800, conveying 
11 acres 3 Roods and 25 perches of land. Recorded in Liber W. G. 
No. 61, folio 580, etc., of same records. 

4. Deed from John O'Donnell, dated January 14, 1804, conveying 
5 acres of land. Recorded in Liber W. G. No. 78, folio 43, etc., of 
same records. 

5. Deed from Thomas B. Dorsey et al., dated September 10, 1836, 
conveying Lots 60, 62, 64, etc. Recorded in Liber T. K. No. 263, 
folio 194, etc., of same records. 

6. Deed from James Bosley and wife, dated September 15, 1836, 
conveying Lot 61, containing 2 acres and 2 roods of land. Recorded 
in Liber T. K. No. 263, folio 196, etc., of same records. 

7. Deed from Luke Kiersted and wife, dated September 29, 1836, 
conveying Lot No. 63. Recorded in Liber T. K. No. 264, folio 326, 
etc., of same records. 

8. Deed from Elizabeth Conkling et al., dated October 8, 1836, 
conveying Lot 63 and part of " Upton Court." Recorded in Liber 
T. K. No. 264, folio 324, etc., of same records. 

9. Deed from John Glenn et al., dated October 25, 1837, conveying 
3 acres 1 rood and 29 perches of land. Recorded in Liber T. K. No. 
274, folio 400, etc., of same records. 

10. Deed from Richard W. Gill, dated November 16, 1836, convey- 
ing between 5 and 6 acres of land. Recorded in Liber T. K. No. 265, 
folio 189, etc., of same records. 

The area of land conveyed by the foregoing described deeds includ- 
ing streets separating the lots aggregates 52.75 acres, and the pur- 
chase thereof was authorized by Acts of Congress approved March 20, 
1794, and July 2, 1836. By authority of the Act of Congress 
approved June 19, 1878, the area was reduced by a transfer to the 
Baltimore Dry Dock Company of about 2.75 acres. 

Jurisdiction over one part of this reservation was ceded to the 
United States by Resolution No. 65 of the State Legislature, passed 
January 30, 1816, and by the proceedings of the Governor and Coun- 
cil at a meeting begun and held on February 27, 1816; and jurisdic- 
tion as to the other part was ceded by an act passed March 29, 1838. 

The resolution, proceedings, and act provide as follows : 

"Resolved, That the Governor and Council be, and they are hereby, 
authorized and requested, in the recess of the Legislature, to arrange 
with the General Government for the establishment of such sites 
within this State for the completion and establishment of fortifica- 
tions as may be agreed on, and the jurisdiction of the same is hereby 
relinquished to the United States." (Resolution No. 65, passed Jan- 
uary 30, 1816.) 

" Be it known that in pursuance of the power vested by said re- 
solve in the Governor and Council, jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the 
United States of the following ground and territory, to wit : 

* * * "that parcel of laiid situate in Baltimore County on 
which Fort McHenry is built, and the whole of the premises thereto 
adjoining, the legal title to which was conveyed to the LTnited States. 

"And the Governor and Council of Maryland, in behalf of said 
State, and in virtue of the authority conferred by the resolve afore- 
said, hereby release all claim and right of jurisdiction of the State of 
Maryland in and over said parcels of land to the United States for 



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the purposes expressed in said resolve." (Extract from proceedings 
of a meeting of the Governor and Council begun and held on the 27th 
day of February, 1816.) 

"Whereas, It is represented to the General Assembly that the 
United States have purchased certain lots of ground on Whetstone 
Point, near the city of Baltimore, in order the more effectually to 
promote the ends of the Government in the erection of fortifications 
at Fort McHenry, which this Legislature duly appreciate : Therefore, 

"Be it enacted, etc., That the right of jurisdiction of the State of 
Maryland in and over the lands comprehended in lots numbers 
thirty-four, thirty-five, sixty, sixty-one, sixty-two, sixty-three, sixty- 
four, sixty-five, sixty-six, and sixty-seven, lying and adjoining Fort 
McHenry, on Whetstone Point, near the City of Baltimore, which 
have been purchased by the United States, the deeds whereof are 
among the records of Baltimore County, and also that part of the 
main road leading to Fort McHenry which lies between the said lots, 
be, and the same is hereby, relinquished, ceded, and made over to the 
United States for the purposes aforesaid." (Passed March 29, 1838.) 

Revocable Licenses: March 9, 1906, to Chesapeake and Potomac 
Telephone Company for telephone line. 

License, March 1, 1907, to the Skinner Shipbuilding and Dry Dock 
Company for drainage pipe across the reservation. 

License, July 27, 1908, to the State of Maryland for extension of 
water supply system to the wharf authorized by license of August 
21, 1907. 

License, April 30, 1909, to the State of Maryland for the use of 
the reservation by the Militia of that State, and for use of a right 
of way to the wharf constructed under license of August 21, 1907. 

POINT LOOKOUT NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains 5.55 acres, and is situated at Point Look- 
out in St. Mary County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Logan A. Smith and wife, dated June 30, 1868, con- 
veying said land. Recorded in Liber I. A. C. No. 3, of the land rec- 
ords of St. Mary County. 

2. Decree of condemnation for same premises in case of Logan A. 
Smith, Petition for appraisement v. The United States, in the Dis- 
trict Court of the United States for the District of Maryland. 
Decree rendered March 3, 1868, and filed with the record in the 
Clerk's Office of the said Court. 

For jurisdiction, see General Acts of Cession. 

FORT SMALLWOOD. 

This reservation contains an area of about 100 acres, with metes 
and bounds are given in G. O. No. 8, W. D., January 19, 1909. It is sit- 
uated at Rock Point, in Anne Arundel County, about 13 miles from 
Baltimore. The title is as follows: 

1. Decree in condemnation proceedings for said 100 acres in case 
wherein the United States, etc., were plaintiffs, and certain land 
situated at Rock Point, Maryland Flavins W. Hancock, Cassie 
Owens, and Oliver S. Owens, Defendants, in the District Court of 
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June 17, 1896, and filed with the record in the Clerk's Office of said 
Court. 

2. Deed from Flavins W. Hancock et al., dated July 21, 1896, con- 
veying the above 100 acres. Recorded in Liber G. W., No. 3, folio 316, 
etc,, of the land records of Anne Arundel County. 

For consent to purchase or condemn and for jurisdiction see Gen- 
eral Acts of Cession. 

FORT WASHINGTON. 

This reservation contains an area of 334 acres 3 roods and 11 
perches of land, and is situated on the left bank of the Potomac, 
about 14 miles below the city of Washington, near the mouth of Pis- 
cataway Creek. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Thomas A. Digges, dated April 15, 1808, conveying 
3 acres and 127 perches of land. Recorded in Liber I..R. M., No. 12, 
folio 579, etc., of the land records of Prince George County. 

2. Deed from Thomas A. Digges et al., dated August 31, 1815, con- 
veying 5 acres and 56 perches of land. Recorded in Liber T. H., No. 
1, folios 49, etc., of the land records of the Court of Appeals for the 
Western shore of Maryland (Prince George County). See also 
Liber I. B. B., No. 2, folio 57, etc., of the land records of Prince 
George County. 

3. Deed from Norah Digges, Executrix, etc., dated May 27, 1833, 
conveying 34 acres and 81 perches. Recorded in Liber A. B., No. 8, 
folio 220, etc., of same records. 

4. Release of same tract by Richard Wallack, Trustee, etc., dated 
November 18, 1833. Recorded in Liber A. B., No. 8. folio 215. of 
same records. 

5. Release by Nora Digges, in the case of " Lessee of George A. 
Digges and others v. The United States, in the Circuit Court of the 
United States for the District of Maryland." Filed in the Clerk's 
Office of said Court with the record in said cause November 14, 1848. 

6. Deed from John Ketland, dated January -28, 1871, conveying 
about 2 acres acquired for cemetery. Recorded in Liber H. B. No. 4, 
folio 351, et seq., of same records. 

7. Deed from Joseph K. Roberts, Jr., Trustee, etc., dated January 
19, 1875, conveying 289 acres and 27 perches of land. Recorded in 
Liber H. B., No. 10, folio 21, etc., of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, approved April 11, 1874, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enatced, etc., That the jurisdiction and control 
over the residue of the lands owned by the United States, and consti- 
tuting the site of Fort Washington, in the county of Prince George, 
and the jurisdiction and control over the lands hereinafter described 
or any portion thereof, in said county, that may be hereafter conveyed 
by deed duly executed, acknowledged, and recorded to the United 
States, and the water, \vater rights, and all other rights appertaining 
thereto, be and the same is hereby ceded and vested in the United 
States of America for Military and Naval purposes; the said cession, 
as to said land that may hereafter be conveyed, to take effect when- 
ever the same shall be so conveyed ; beginning for the said lands to 
be hereafter conveyed * * * the same comprising the two parcels 
of ground, parts of Warburton Manor, and mentioned and conveyed 
in a deed from John Johnson and Thomas S, Alexander, trustees, to 



MASSACHUSETTS. 165 

William Kerly; recorded among the land records of Prince George 
county, liber J. B. B., No. 4, folio, eight hundred and six, &c. ; pro- 
vided, always, that this cession and jurisdiction are granted upon the 
express condition that this State shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction 
with the United States in and on the said ceded lands and territory, 
so far as that all civil and such criminal process as may issue under 
the authorit}^ of this State, against any person or persons charged 
with crimes committed without said lands and ceded territory, may 
be executed therein, in the same way and manner as though this ces- 
sion and consent had never been made and granted, except so far as 
such process may effect the real and personal property of the United 
States within the said ceded territory. 

" SEC. 2. Be it enacted, That the said lands over which the juris- 
diction is granted by this act, together with all personal property 
which may thereafter be within the bounds thereof, belonging to the 
United States, or to any of the officers or agents of the United States, 
shall be exonerated and discharged from all taxes and assessments 
which may be at any time imposed by the authority of this State, 
when and so long as the said lands or portion thereof, respectively, 
are and shall remain the property of the United States, and be used 
for the purpose aforesaid." 

Revocable Licenses: License, June 19, 1880, to the Treasury De-< 
partment to store buoys and sinkers on the reservation and to use 
the wharf in shipping same from time to time. 

License, November 8, 1882, to the light keeper to occupy vacant 
building at the post. 

License, March 27, 1885, to the U. S. Fish Commission to erect a 
small building near the edge of the wharf. 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

For a list of places over which the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts has ceded jurisdiction to the United States, see Revised Laws of 
Massachusetts, 1902, Vol. 1, Ch. 1, sec. 5. 

FORT ANDREW. 

This reservation contains an area of about G acres and 134J rods, 
including the small tract used by the Light-House Board. It is situ- 
ated on Gurnet Point, on the north side of the entrance to Plymouth 
Harbor, near the Town of Plymouth, in Plymouth County. 

The custody of the reservation was temporarily relinquished to 
the Treasury Department for light house and life-saving purposes, 
March 25, 1885, ( accepted September 8,1885). The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Hannah Thomas and husband, dated November 10, 
1802, conveying 1 acre and G^ rods (Light-House Land). Recorded 
among the records of deeds for Plymouth County, at Plymouth, 
November 18, 1802. 

2. Deed from Leander Lovell and wife, dated June 7, 1870, con- 
veying 5.2 acres (Fort Land). Recorded in Book 3G5, pages 247, etc., 
of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature approved June 23, 1869, as amended by an act approved 
June 22, 1870. These acts provide as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the United States over 
the site of Fort Standish, on the Saquish Neck, and over the site of 



166 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Fort Andrew, on the Gurnet Point (both sites lying to the northward 
and eastward and near the entrance of the harbor of Plymouth) , for 
the purpose of building and maintaining thereon such forts, arsenals, 
wharves, or other structures, with their appendages, as may be neces- 
sary for the public service and as may be purchased for such use by 
the United States; and the jurisdiction is also ceded over all the 
shores, flats and waters contiguous to those sites, and within four 
hundred yards from low- water mark, and all right, title and claim 
which the Commonwealth may have to or in the premises aforesaid, 
is hereby granted to the United States: Provided, that this Com- 
monwealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United 
States in and over all the premises aforesaid, as far as that all civil 
processes and such criminal processes against any person or persons 
charged with crimes committed without the premises aforesaid as 
may issue under the authority of this Commonwealth may be exe- 
cuted on said premises and in any building or structure erected or to 
be erected thereon, in the same way and manner and with the same 
effect as if jurisdiction had not been ceded as aforesaid. 

" SEC. 2. The premises over which jurisdiction is granted by this 
act, and all structures and other property thereon, shall be exoner- 
ated from all taxes and assessments which may be imposed under the 
authority of this Commonwealth, while said premises shall remain 
the property of the United States, and shall be used for the purposes 
intended by this act." (Approved, June 23, 1869.) 

The act approved June 22, 1870, amends section 3 of this act so as 
to provide that the plans of the sites of said forts shall be deposited 
with the Secretary of the Commonwealth within six months after 
the United States has acquired title by deed. 

Revocable Licenses: The Secretary of War, in compliance with 
request of the Secretary of the Treasury, under date of April 2G, 
1884, authorized the construction by the Keeper of the Life Saving 
Station, of a small dwelling, upon the condition that it be removed 
whenever the War Department should so direct, or when the keeper 
should cease to be in the employ of the Government. Under date 
of June 26, 1884, a parcel of land 50 feet square in the southwest 
corner of the Light-house Keeper's Lot was definitely selected as the 
site for the above dwelling. 

Upon the abandonment of the post, permission was granted by the 
Secretary of War, under date of September 23, 1884, to the Keeper of 
the Life Saving Station to occupy the quarters of the Ordnance 
Sergeant. 

FORT ANDREWS. 

This reservation comprises the northerly end of Peddocks Island 
(area about 88 acres), Lots 105 and 106 on Strawberry Hill (area 
about 0.92 acre) , a tract on Point Allerton (area about 1.62 acres) , and 
a tract at Allerton Station (area about 0.14 acre) ; all in the town of 
Hull, Massachusetts. Total area : about 90.68 acres. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Quit-Claim Deed from Eliza J. H. Andrew, dated February 18, 
1897, conveying part of the above tract. 



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2. Warranty Deed from Eliza J. H. Andrew, dated February 12, 
1898, conveying same tract. Recorded in Book 756, page 149, of the 
records of Plymouth County. 

3. Deed from Edith Andrew, individually and as trustee, dated 
February 8, 1904, conveying 65.227 acres. Recorded in Book 891, 
pages 67 to 69, of same records. 

4. Deed from Edith Andrew, individually and as trustee, Decem- 
ber 10, 1904, conveying " in fee simple the right to construct and 
maintain a water main " leading from the reservation to the sea, " at 
a point opposite Nut Island ". Recorded in Book 909, page 167, of 
same records. 

5. License from Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the United States, Oct. 5, 1904, 
to lay a six-inch water pipe in Boston Harbor from Nut Island to 
Peddocks Island. Recorded in Norfolk County Deed Records, vol- 
ume 995, page 377, and in Plymouth County Deed Records, Book 
915, pages 88-89. 

6. Decree of United States District Court, June 28, 1906, and deed 
from Emery W. Clark and wife, dated July 17, 1906, conveying land 
on Point Allerton (about 70,600 sq. ft., more or less, of which 18,300 
sq. ft. are upland westerly of the crest of the bluff), for a site for 
range-finder station. Recorded in Book 953, pages 258 and 261, 
et seq., same records. See G. O. No. 173, War Department, October 
12, 1906. 

7. Decree in condemnation, rendered - , covering Lot No. 105 
on Strawberry Hill, Hull, Massachusetts. 

8. Deed from Eben D. Jordan, et al., trustees, dated July 25, 1906, 
conveying Lot 106 on Strawberry Hill, Hull, Massachusetts, contain- 
ing 19,146 square feet; recorded in Book 959, page 166, of same 
records. 

9. Deed from same parties, dated July 25, 1906, conveying ease- 
ment for cable from Lot 106, in and over certain streets, etc., to 
Hull Bay; recorded in Book 959, page 167, of same records. 

10. Deed from John J. Moore, et al., dated September 11, 1906, 
conveying Lot at Allerton Station, containing 6,000 square feet; 
recorded in Book 959, page 169, of same records. 

Jurisdiction ceded by Acts of the General Court of the Common- 
wealth of April 6, 1897 (Acts and Resolves of 1897, Chapter 240), 
and of April 2, 1901 (Acts and Resolves of 1901, Chapter 232), and 
of June 21, 1906 (Acts and Resolves of 1906, Chapter 511), provid- 
ing, respectively, as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
is hereby granted to the United States of America to purchase a por- 
tion of the northerly end of Peddock's Island in Boston Harbor, the 
same to be used for the purpose of national defence. 

" SEC. 2. Jurisdiction over the area so purchased is hereby granted 
and ceded to the United States: provided, (and the cession and con- 
sent aforesaid are granted upon the express condition), that the 
Commonwealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United 
States in and over the part of the island so purchased, so far as that 
all civil processes and such criminal processes as may issue under the 
authority of this Commonwealth against any person or persons 
charged with the crimes committed without the said tracts of land 



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may be executed therein in the same way and manner as though this 
consent and cession had not been made and granted. 

" SEC. 3. The United States government is hereby authorized to 
occupy and fill such flats belonging to the Commonwealth, and to 
place such structures in or over the tide water adjacent to the area 
herein authorized to be purchased as may be necessary for the pur- 
pose for which the premises over which jurisdiction is ceded in sec- 
tion one are to be used, upon such terms and conditions as shall be 
prescribed by the harbor and land commissioners. 

" SEC. 4. This act shall be void unless a suitable plan or plans of 
the premises purchased by the United States under the provisions of 
this act be deposited in the office of the secretary of the Common- 
wealth within one year from the passage of this Act." 
(Act of April 6, 1897). 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
is hereby granted to the acquisition by the United States of America, 
by purchase or condemnation, for the purpose of national defence, of 
eighty acres of land, or so much thereof as the secretary of war of the 
United States may deem necessary, on Paddock's island in Boston 
harbor, adjoining the present United States military reservation on 
said island. Jurisdiction over the area so acquired is hereby granted 
and ceded to the United States : Pro vided, always, that the Common- 
wealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States 
in and over the land so acquired, so far as that all civil processes and 
such criminal processes as may issue under the authority of the Com- 
monwealth against any person or persons charged with crimes com- 
mitted without the area so acquired may be executed therein in the 
same manner as though this cession had not been granted ; and Pro- 
vided, further, that whenever such land ceases to be used by the 
United States for the purposes for which it is acquired the exclusive 
jurisdiction over it shall revert to and revest in the Commonwealth. 

" SEC. 2. The United States government is hereby authorized, upon 
such terms and conditions as shall be prescribed by the board of 
harbor and land commissioners, to occupy and fill such flats belong- 
ing to the Commonwealth, and to place such structures in or over 
the tide water adjacent to the area herein authorized to be acquired 
as may be necessary for the purposes .for which said area is to be used. 

" SEC. 3. This act shall be void unless a suitable plan or plans of 
the premises acquired by the United States under the provisions of 
this act shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of the Com- 
monwealth within six months from the date of such acquisition." 
(Act of April 2, 1901). 

Under date of October 16, 1905, the Commanding Officer, Artillery 
District, Fort Banks, Massachusetts, reported that the required plans 
" have been properly filed and officially accepted by the Secretary of 
the Commonwealth." 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is 
hereby granted to the United States of America to purchase four 
parcels of land in the town of Hull, for purposes of national defence, 
as follows: 

" Parcel one : comprising lots one hundred and five and one hundred 
and six, as shown on a plan entitled " Plan of Lots owned by the 
Nantasket Co. on Strawberry Hill at Nantasket Beach, by C. H. 
Paine, Surveyor, dated June, 1883, and recorded in Plymouth Reg- 



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istry of Deeds in Plan Book 1, page 98 ", and the back lots adjoining 
the same, on the east, on " Strawberry Hill ", comprising an area of 
forty thousand and one hundred and seven square feet ; 

" Parcel two : lots twenty-four and twenty-five at Point Allerton, 
as shown on a plan entitled " Land at Point Allerton, Hull, Mass., 
by Frederic M. Hersey, engineer, dated January 13, 1906 ", area 
about seventy thousand six hundred square feet ; 

" Parcel three : near Point Allerton railroad station on the south- 
westerly side of Old County road, fronting thirty feet thereon and 
extending back at right angles thereto and of the same width to mean 
low water of Hull bay; the northerly corner being at the junction of 
the southerly property line of the Hull and Nantasket Beach railroad 
with the southwesterly line of said Old County road ; area about six 
thousand square feet; 

" Parcel four is twelve feet square and lies between Spring street 
and Hull bay, the northerly side of the same being the face of the 
sea wall, and the northeasterly corner being two hundred and twenty- 
eight feet westerly of the angle in said wall. 

" SECTION 2. Jurisdiction over the land so purchased is hereby 
granted and ceded to the United States: provided, (and the cession 
and consent aforesaid are granted upon the express condition), that 
the Commonwealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the 
United States in and over the land so purchased, so far as that all 
civil processes and such criminal processes as may issue under the 
authority of the Commonwealth against any person or persons 
charged with crimes committed without the said tracts of land 
may be executed therein in the same manner as though this cession 
had not been granted. 

" SECTION 3. This act shall be void unless a suitable plan or plans of 
the premises purchased by the United States under the provisions of 
this act shall bo deposited in the office of the secretary of the Com- 
monwealth within one year from the passage of this act." (Approved 
June 21, 1906.) 

FORT BANKS. 

This reservation is situated in the Town of Winthrpp, adjoining 
Boston, in Suffolk County. It contains 33.242 acres, with metes and 
bounds as given in G. O. 12, W. D., January 15, 1908, except that 
said Order includes a 25-foot strip (area: 0.344 acre) deeded to the 
Town of Winthrop for a public roadway, March 28, 1904, under Act 
of Congress, approved March 15, 1904. The title is as follows: 

1. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated December 27, 1890, conveying part of Block " Y," containing 
143,455 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 177, of the 
deed records of Suffolk County. 

2. Deed from Elizabeth L. McCloud and husband, dated December 
29, 1890, conveying 106,027| square feet of land described by metes 
and bounds. Recorded in libro 2000, page 635, of same records. 

3. Deed from Elizabeth L. McCloud and husband, dated December 
29, 1890, conveying 43,744 square feet of land by metes and bounds. 
Recorded in libro 2000, page 636, of same records. 

4. Quit-Claim Deed from Lucretia Floyd et al., dated January 1, 
1891, conveying 144,824 square feet of land described by metes and 
bounds ; also all title, etc., in a private way called " Elm Avenue," 



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less 7,500 square feet heretofore conveyed away, making in this con- 
veyance 137,324 square feet and right of way. Recorded in libro 
2000, page 619, of same records. 

5. Deed from Phillips P. Floyd and wife, dated January 1, 1891, 
conveying 181,540 square feet of land by metes and bounds. Re- 
corded in libro 2000, page 621, of same records. 

6. Deed from Sumner Floyd and wife, dated January 1, 1891, con- 
veying 12,000 square feet of land by metes and bounds. Recorded in 
libro 2000, page 623, of same records. * 

7. Deed from Henry E. Mills, dated January 1, 1891, conveying 
two tracts containing 18,515 square feet of land described by metes 
and bounds. Recorded in libro 2000, page 637, of same records. 

8. Quit-Claim Deed from Samuel G. Irwin and wife, dated Janu- 
ary 3, 1891, conveying three-fourths of Lot No. 4, containing 90,926 
square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2000, page 632, of same 
records. 

9. Deed from Louisa E. McArthur and husband, dated January 10, 
1891, conveying a part of Lot D, containing 4,037^ square feet of 
land.. Recorded in libro 2002, page 554, of same records. 

10. Quit-Claim Deed from John L. Tewksbury and wife, dated 
January 10, 1891, conveying Lots 13 and 24 and 20 feet of Lot 14, 
aggregating 9,593 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 
2, of same records. 

11. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Floyd and wife, dated 
January 12, 1891, conveying tw r o parcels of land aggregating 75,327 
square feet of land described by metes and bounds. Recorded in 
libro 2000, page 627, of same records. 

12. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Floyd et al., dated January 
12, 1891, conveying 18,100 square feet of land by metes and bounds. 
Recorded in libro 2000, page 625, of same records. 

13. Quit-Claim Deed from Perez M. Hay den and wife, dated Janu- 
ary 12, 1891, conveying parts of Lots 14 and 15, containing 3,996 
square feet of land and described by metes and bounds. Recorded in 
libro 2000, page 631, of same records. 

14. Quit-Claim Deed from Lorenzo C. Tewksbury and \vife, dated 
January 12, 1891, conveying 20,217 square feet of land by metes and 
bounds. Recorded in libro 2001, page 4, of same records. 

15. Quit-Claim Deed from William G. Grant and wife, dated 
January 13, 1891, conveying Lot 23, containing 4,505 square feet of 
land. Recorded in libro 2000, page 630, of same records. 

16. Quit-Claim Deed from The Boston, Winthrop and Shore Rail- 
road Company, dated January 16, 1891, conveying 3,742 square feet 
of land by metes and bounds. Recorded in libro 2073, page 362, of 
same records. 

17. Quit-Claim Deed from Benjamin D. Chapman and wife, dated 
January 22, 1891, conveying 13,095 square feet of land by metes and 
bounds. Recorded in libro 2073, page 359, of same records. 

18. Quit-Claim Deed from William R. Conner and wife, dated 
March 21, 1891, conveying 3,025 square feet of land and all interest in 
Elm Avenue, and a strip containing 275 square feet of land, all de- 
scribed by metes and bounds. Recorded in libro 2000, page 617, of 
same records. 

19. Deed from David H. Blaney, dated March 24, 1891, conve c ying 
192,031 square feet, in two tracts, by metes and bounds; also right of 



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way from Beach Street, 25 feet in width; in all, 193,937 square feet 
of land. Kecorded in libro 2000, page 614, of same records. 

20. Deed from David H. Blaney, dated March 24, 1891, conveying 
66,574 square feet of upland and 9,990 square feet of marsh; total, 
76,564 square feet, described by metes and bounds. Recorded in libro 

2000, page 616, of same records. 

21. Quit-Claim Deed from George C. Stanley and wife, dated 
March 26, 1891, conveying 4,475 square feet of land; all interest, etc., 
in Elm Avenue and a strip adjoining said Avenue containing 651,455 
square feet, all described by metes and bounds. Recorded in libro 

2001, page 1, of same records. 

22. Deed from Ella F. Wendall and husband, dated March 27, 
1891, conveying 16,493 square feet of land by metes and bounds. Re- 
corded in libro 2001, page 5, of same records. 

23. Quit-Claim Deed from Thomas Floyd and wife, dated March 
27, 1891, conveying 82,718 square feet of land, in two tracts, by metes 
and bounds. Recorded in libro 2000, page 628, of same records. 

24. Deed from Harry England and wife, dated March 30, 1891, 
conveying 14,845 square feet of land by metes and bounds. Recorded 
in libro 2001, page 298, of same records. 

25. Quit-Claim Deed from John Macdonald and wife, dated April 
9, 1891, conveying 14,800 square feet of land by metes and bounds, 
with right of way, etc. Recorded in libro 2000, page 634, of same 
records. 

26. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Floyd and wife, dated 
April 10, 1891, conveying 24,055 square feet of land by metes and 
bounds. Recorded in libro 2000, page 626, of same records. 

27. Q ; uit-Claim Deed from James McLauchlin and wife, dated 
October 26, 1891, conveying 4,717 square feet of land by metes and 
bounds. Recorded in libro 2073, page 355, of same records. 

28. Quit Claim Deed from Hamilton R. Douglass and wife, dated 
October 26, 1891, conveying 4,611 square feet of land by metes and 
bounds. Recorded in libro 2073, page 354, of same records. 

29. Quit-Claim Deed from Lucretia Floyd et al., dated November 
24, 1891, conveying " Elm Avenue." Recorded in libro 2152, page 
281, of same records. 

30. Quit-Claim Deed from David H. Blaney, dated December 8, 
1891, conveying 25,422 square feet of land by metes and bounds. 
Recorded in libro 2073, page 360, of same records. 

31. Quit-Claim Deed from Thomas Floyd and wife, dated January 
21, 1892, conveying 7,100 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2073, 
page 358, of same records. 

32. Quit-Claim Deed from Lorenzo C. Tewksbury and wife, dated 
May 23, 1893, conveying Lots E and F, of the Estate of Thomas 
Floyd, containing 75,886 square feet of land by metes and bounds. 
Recorded in libro 2146, page 153, of same records. 

33. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Floyd and wife, dated May 
23, 1893, conveying Elm Avenue on certain conditions, etc. Recorded 
in libro 2152, page 283, of same records. 

34'. Quit-Claim Deed from Hermon B. Tewksbury and wife, dated 
July 21, 1893, conveying all interest in Cherry Street, etc. Recorded 
in libro 2152, page 284, of same records. 

35. Quit-Claim Deed from Phillips P. Floyd and wife, dated 
January 19, 1894, conveying all title and interest in Grover's Cliff 



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and particularly Elm Avenue. Recorded in libro 2180, page 527, of 
same records. 

36. Decree of Condemnation for two tracts including portions of 
Cherry street and Elm avenue, for which see No. 26 under head of 
Fort Heath, infra. 

37. Kelease by Lydia S. Floyd, et al., dated July 8, 1904, of their 
rights to Elm avenue, within limits of the reservation. Recorded in 
Book 3141, page 319, of same records. 

This release and certain prior ones were made with the understand- 
ing, embodied as a condition in one of them (No. 33, ante), that the 
United States would open a right of way connecting Winthrop street 
with that portion of Elm avenue not released. This was done by 
deed from the Secretary of War to the town of Winthrop, dated 
March 28, 1904, under authority of Act of Congress, approved 
March 15, 1904. 

The foregoing lands were acquired pursuant to the Acts of Con- 
gress approved August 1, 1888, and August 18, 1890. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the Gen- 
eral Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, approved March 
16, 1891, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The consent of this Commonwealth is hereby granted 
to the United States of America to purchase two tracts of land in the 
town of Winthrop, as will be described in the plans provided for in 
section three of this act with the buildings thereon purchased or to be 
purchased by the United States, for the purposes of national defence, 

" SEC. 2. Jurisdiction over the said- tracts is hereby granted and 
ceded to the United States; provided, always, and the cessions and 
consent aforesaid are granted upon the express condition that this 
Commonwealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United 
States in and over the said tracts of land aforesaid, so far as that 
all civil processes and such criminal processes as may issue under the 
authority of this Commonwealth against any person or persons 
charged with crimes committed without the said tracts of land may 
be executed therein in the same way and manner as though this con- 
sent and cession had not been made and granted. 

" SEC. 3. This act shall be void unless suitable plans of the prem- 
ises, or such portion or portions thereof as may be purchased by the 
United States, be deposited in the office of the Secretary of this Com- 
monwealth within one year from the passage of this act." 

(Plan filed in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts February 18, 1892, by S. M. Mansfield, Lieutenant- 
Colonel, Engineers, United States Army.) 



This property was acquired for a wjiarf site, etc., for Fort Banks 
and Fort Heath, and is situated at " Great Head ", in the Town of 
Winthrop, about one mile southeasterly from Fort Banks, and about 
one and one-fourth miles southerly from Fort Heath. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Transfer Certificate of Title, dated December 13, 1904, reg- 
istered in Book 3, page 136, No. 736, that the United States " is the 
owner in fee simple " of the parcels of upland and flats, described 
therein, known as the " Rice Wharf," located at Winthrop, Mass. 



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2. Deed from Joshua T. Nowell and wife, dated May 15, 1907, con- 
veying Lot No. 39, adjoining the premises acquired by above transfer 
certificate of title. Recorded in Book 3220, page 176 of Deed Records 
of Suffolk County. Said premises are also covered by Decree of 
Condemnation, United States District Court, District of Massachu- 
setts, dated June 7, 1907. 

BEVERLY GUN HOUSE. 

This property contains an area of 2,250 square feet, and is situated 
in the Town of Beverly, in Essex County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from the Town of Beverly to the United States, dated May 
17, 1809, conveying the above tract, together with right of way, etc. 

Concurrent jurisdiction is reserved to the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts. 

DEER ISLAND. 

This reservation comprises two tracts of land on Deer Island, 
in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, containing together about 100 acres 
above mean low water mark. It was acquired, for fortification pur- 
poses, pursuant to act of Congress approved June 25, 1906 (34 Stat. 
L., 457), by quitclaim deed from the city of Boston, dated October 
15, 1906, recorded with Suffolk Deeds in libro 3177, page 577. 

Consent to the purchase given, and jurisdiction ceded over the 
premises above described, including jurisdiction over two strips of 
land separating said tracts and lying within the interior boundaries 
thereof; which strips were taken by the Board of Metropolitan 
Sewerage Commissioners, April 2, 1890, under authority of an Act 
of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, ap- 
proved March 6, 1907 (Chap. 172, Acts of 1907), subject to the pro- 
viso that: 

" The cession and consent aforesaid are given upon the express con- 
dition that the Commonwealth shall retain concurrent jurisdiction 
with the United States in and over the lands so purchased, as well 
as in and over the aforesaid two strips of land lying within the tract 
described in section one, so far as that all civil processes and such 
criminal processes as may issue under authority of the Common- 
wealth against any person or persons charged with crimes committed 
without the said tract of land, including also the two strips of land 
aforesaid, may be executed thereon, in the same manner as though 
this cession and consent had not been granted." 

Sections 3, 4, and 5 of said Act provide as follows : 

" SECTION 3. The United States Government is hereby authorized, 
upon such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the harbor 
and land commissioners, to occupy and fill such flats belonging to 
the Commonwealth, and to place such structures in or over the tide 
water adjacent to the area herein authorized to be purchased as may 
be necessary for the purposes for which said area is to be used. 

" SECTION 4. This act shall be void unless a suitable plan or plans 
of the premises purchased by the United States under the provisions 
of this act shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth within one year after its passage. 

" SECTION 5. Nothing contained herein shall abridge or affect the 
right and title of the Commonwealth in and to the two strips of 



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land included in the tract described in section one, and acquired 
under the taking aforesaid by the board of metropolitan sewerage 
commissioners, the said two strips being the fifth and sixth parcels 
described in said taking." 

A plan of the premises purchased by the United States was filed 
with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, March 8, 1907, in compli- 
ance with the requirements of section four of said Act. 



GLOUCESTER GUN HOUSE. 

This reservation contains 2,800 square feet of ground, and is situ- 
ated at Gloucester, in Essex County. The title is as f olows : 

Deed from Wiliam Pearce and wife, dated October 15, 1808, con- 
veying the above tract. Recorded in Book 187, Leaf 214, of the deed 
records of Essex County. 

GLOUCESTER, WIGWAM POINT. 

This reservation contains 6.50 acres, and is situated on Wigwam 
Point, in the town of Gloucester, in Essex County. The title is as 
follows : 

Deed from William Griffin and wife, dated October 27, 1800, con- 
veying the above tract. Deed recorded in Book 107, Leaf 05, of the 
deed records of Essex County. 

FORT HEATH. 

This reservation, near Fort Banks, was formerly known as the 
" Gun Battery." It is situated on Grover's Cliff in the town of 
Winthrop, in Suffolk County, and contains 17.2 acres, above the line 
of mean high water, with metes and bounds as published in G. O. No. 
137, War Dept, August 24, 1008. The title is as follows : 

1. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated December 25, 1800, conveying Lots and 10 in Block 3, con- 
taining 10,301 square feet of land; also Lot 12 in Block 3, contain- 
ing 5,187 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 178, of 
the deed records of Suffolk County. 

2. Quit-Claim Deed from Wiliam B. Rice, dated December 26 
1800, conveying Lot No. 3 in Block 2, containing 11,880 square feet of 
land together with the flats and riparian rights appurtenant. Re- 
corded in libro 2001, page 202, of same records. 

3. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated December 27, 1800, conveying Lots 1, 2, 3, 14 and 15 in Block 
3, containing 33,685 square feet of land ; also Lots 4 and 5 in Block 
3, containing 11,073 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, 
page 180, of same records. 

4. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, fete., 
dated December 27, 1800, conveying Lot 2 in Block 2, containing 
11,750 square feet of land; also Lot 4 in Block 2, containing 12,230 
square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 181, of same 
records. 

5. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated December 27, 1800, conveying Lots 1, 22 and 21 in Block 4, 
containing 18,406 square feet of land; also Lot 3 in Block No. 4, con- 



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taining 4,807 square feet of land ; also Lot 5 in Block 4, containing 
4,807 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 183, of 
same records. 

6. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated December 27, 1890, conveying Lots 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in Block 
4, containing 26,051 square feet of land ; also Lots 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17, 18, 19 and 20 in Block 4, containing 46,855 square feet of land. 
Recorded in libro 2001, page 185, of same records. 

7. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated December 27, 1890, conveying Lot 21 in Block 1, containing 
14,520 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 186, of same 
records. 

8. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated December 27, 1890, conveying Lots 8 and 9 in Block 5, contain- 
ing 14,442 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 188, of 
same records. 

9. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated December 27, 1890, conveying Lots 4 and 5 in Block 5, contain- 
ing 14,442 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 189, of 
same records. 

10. Quit-Claim Deed from Lucy A. Woods and husband, dated 
December 27, 1890, conveying Lot 10 in Block 5, containing 7,700 
square feet of land and all the beach, flats and riparian rights thereto 
belonging. Recorded in libro 2001, page 195, of same records. 

11. Quit-Claim Deed from Julia B. Robbins and husband, dated 
December 27, 1890, conveying Lot 7 in Block 5, containing 7,200 
square feet of land, with the beach, flats and riparian rights, etc. 
Recorded in libro 2001, page 199, of same records. 

12. Quit-Claim Deed from George A. Bruce and wife, dated De- 
cember 27, 1890, conveying Lot 1 in Block 2, containing 14,130 square 
feet of land, with the beach, flats and riparian rights, etc. Recorded 
in libro 2001, page 200, of same records. 

13. Deed from Francis E. Galloupe and wife, dated December 27, 
1890, conveying Lots 6 and 7 in Block 2, containing 34,534 square 
feet of land, with the beach, flats, riparian rights and dwelling. 
Recorded in libro 2001, page 343, of same records. 

14. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated December 27, 1890, conveying Lots 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 13 in 
Block 3, containing 238,200 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 
2001, page 203, of same records. 

15. Quit-Claim Deed from Amos H. Miller and wife, dated Decem- 
ber 29, 1890, conveying Lot 5 in Block 2, containing 12,900 square 
feet of land, with beach, flats and riparian rights (see restrictions). 
Recorded in libro 2001, page 196, of same records. 

16. Quit-Claim Deed from Arthur D. McClellan and wife, dated 
December 30, 1890, conveying Lot 11 i in Block 5, containing 8,030 
square feet of land; also Lot 11 in Block 3, containing 5,187 square 
feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 198, of same records. 

17. Quit-Claim Deed from William O. Hunt, dated December 31, 
1890, conveying Lot 7 in Block 3, containing 5,650 square feet of land. 
Recorded in libro 2001, page 193, of same records. 

18. Quit-Claim Deed from Edward R. Howe and wife, dated Janu- 
ary 2, 1891, conveying Lot Xo. 6 in Block 3, containing 5,561 square 
feet of land. Recorded in libro 2001, page 194, of same records, 



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19. Deed from Charles Davis, Jr., et al., Trustees, etc., dated Janu- 
ary 5, 1891, conveying a Lot at the easterly end of Groyers Cliff, con- 
taining 238,200 square feet of land, with the flats, riparian rights, etc. 
Recorded in libro 2001, page 340, of same records. 

20. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated April 17, 1891, conveying lands in rear of lots 4 and 5 in Block 
5, and lands in rear of Lots 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in Block 5, by metes 
and bounds (shore line). Recorded in libro 2001, page 190, of same 
records. 

21. Deed from Nellie A. Hut chins, Guardian, etc., dated October 
23, 1891, conveying Lots 2 and 4 in Block 4 and Lot 8 in Block 3, 
containing 15,075 square feet of land. Recorded in libro 2073, page 
356 of same records. 

22. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice, dated May 5, 1893, 
conveying Lot 13 in Block 3, containing 5,187 square feet; Lot 6 in 
Block 4, containing 4,807 square feet; Lot 6 in Block 5, containing 
6,600 square feet; aggregating 16,594 square feet of land by metes 
and bounds; also the land between Lot 6 in Block 5 and mean high 
water. Recorded in libro 2146, page 151, of same records. 

23. Quit-Claim Deed from Michael Roughan, dated June 2, 1893, 
conveying Lots 8 and 9 in Block 2, containing 37,920 square feet of 
land, with the flats within side lines of lots, and all riparian rights, 
etc. Recorded in libro 2147, page 97, of same records. 

24. Quit-Claim Deed from William, B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated August 1, 1893, releasing all restrictions on lots 8 and 9 in 
Block 2, heretofore conveyed to the United States by Michael 
Roughan (No. 23 ante). Recorded in libro 2147, page 88, of same 
records. 

25. Quit-Claim Deed from William B. Rice et al., Trustees, etc., 
dated February 9, 1894, conveying all right, title, and interest of, in, 
and to the property, and also easements in streets and alleys included 
in Plan 3051 on file in the office of the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, being the plan of land purchased or to be purchased for the 
purposes of National Defenses at Winthrop. Recorded in libro 2184, 
page 270, of same records. 

26. Decree of condemnation for Lots 8 and 9 in Block 2, containing 
37,920 square feet; Lot 13 in Block 3, containing 5,187 square feet; 
Lot 6 in Block 4, containing 4,807 square feet; Lot 6 in Block 5, con- 
taining 6,600 square feet; a tract, including a portion of Cherry 
Street, containing 25,422 square feet; a tract, including a portion of 
Elm Avenue, containing 25,420 square feet, and a tract, supposed to 
belong to Almira Tewksbury, containing 75,886 square feet, the whole 
aggregating 181,242 square feet of land in case of The United States 
v. Certain land in the Town of Winthrop, in the United States District 
Court for the District of Massachusetts. Decree rendered at the 
September Term, 1892, and filed with the record in the Clerk's Office 
of said Court. Petition, etc., filed and recorded also in the office of 
the Register of Deeds for Suffolk County in Libro 2100, page 345. 

For jurisdiction see Fort Banks. 

FORT INDEPENDENCE, CASTLE ISLAND. 

This reservation, which includes the whole island, contains an area 
of about 12 acres, from measurements taken at high water, is situated 



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in Boston Harbor about 2J miles from India Wharf, 200 yards from 
City Point, and about 1,160 yards from Governor's Island, from 
which it is separated by the main channel. The title is as follows : 

Ceded to the United States, together with jurisdiction, by an Act of 
the General Court of Massachusetts, approved June 25, 1798, which 
provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That an Island in the harbor of 
Boston, called Castle Island, be, and hereby is granted, and ceded to 
the United States, for the purpose of erecting forts, magazines, 
arsenals, dock yards, and other needful buildings thereon, for the 
defence of the United States ; 

" SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the consent of this Common- 
wealth, be, and hereby is granted to the United States, to purchase 
an Island in the harbor of Boston, called Governor's Island, and also 
a tract of land, not exceeding six hundred and forty acres, situated 
in the town of Springfield, in the county of Hampshire, for the sole 
purpose of erecting forts, magazines, arsenals, dock yards, and other 
needful buildings; the evidence of the purchases aforesaid, to be 
entered and recorded in the Registry of Deeds in the counties where 
the same lands are respectively situated. Provided, always, and the 
cession and consent aforesaid are granted upon the express condition, 
That this Commonwealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with 
the United States, in and over the islands and tract of land afore- 
said, so far as that all civil and such criminal processes as may issue 
under the authority of this Commonwealth against any person or 
persons charged with crimes committed without the said islands and 
tract of land may be executed therein, in the same way and manner 
as though this cession and consent had not been made and granted." 

By letter of October 9, 1906, the Acting Secretary of War trans- 
ferred to the Department of Commerce and Labor, for a light-house 
station, a brick building and site of the same on Castle Island, at 
the southwest corner of the fort ; and by letter dated April 24, 1908, 
the Secretary of War transferred to the Department of Commerce 
and Labor, for the purposes of a light-house depot, a tract of 1.2 
acres, at the northeasterly corner of the fort : these transfers being 
made upon the condition that the premises will be returned to the 
War Department in the event of their being required for military 
purposes. 

By instrument dated March 15, 1907, the Secretary of War granted 
his consent to the improvement and beautifying of the entire reserva- 
tion of Castle Island, with certain exceptions, under Joint Resolu- 
tion of Congress of May 1, 1890, which provides, that the title and 
control of the reservation shall remain in the United States and be 
" subject to such changes and uses for military or other purposes as 
the Secretary of War may direct" (26 Stat. L., 671). 

(See also Fort Warren.) 

FORT LEE. 

This reservation contains an area of 2.3 acres and is situated on 
Salem Neck, in Salem, Essex County. The title is as follows: 

Deed from the City of Salem, dated July 31, 1867, conveying the 
site of old Fort Lee. Recorded in Book 730, Leaf 10, of the deed 
records of Essex County. 
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178 

LONG POINT (PROVINCETOWN). 

This reservation, containing 150 acres, is situated in Provincetown 
Harbor, in Barnstable County. Title and jurisdiction ceded by an 
act of the General Court of the Commonwealth, approved March 5, 
1864, as follows : 

"SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby granted and ceded to the 
United States of America, and all right of this Commonwealth to the 
soil thereof, over all that portion of Long Point in Provincetown 
Harbor extending from the extremity occupied by the Light-house, 
to a line drawn true west through the northern point of House Point 
Island, including also that island and all the flats adjacent to the 
premises conveyed (and all the flats adjacent to any land now owned 
by the United States on said point) and also over such other lands 
belonging to said Commonwealth in said Provincetown as the United 
States may take and occupy for the erection of fortifications: Pro- 
vided, That a plan thereof shall be filed in the office of the Secretary 
of this Commonwealth within two years from the passage of this act. 
Jurisdiction is also ceded to said United States of America over all 
other lands in said Provincetown to which the United States may 
acquire title for the purposes aforesaid: Provided, That a plan of 
said premises shall be filed with the Secretary of this Commonwealth 
within one year after such title of the United States is acquired, and 
consent is hereby given to the acquisition of such title: Provided, 
always, That this Commonwealth shall retain concurrent jurisdiction 
with the United States in and over all the lands aforesaid, so far that 
all civil processes and all criminal processes issuing under the 
authority of this Commonwealth, may be executed on said lands, and 
in any buildings thereon or to be erected thereon, in the same way 
and manner as if Jurisdiction had not been granted as aforesaid." 

License, December 14, 1905, to Life-Saving Service for boathouse. 

NAHANT. 

(Lands at.) 

This reservation contains about 45 acres, and is situated at Nahant, 
in Essex County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Joseph T. Wilson, dated October 25, 1899, conveying 
1,650 square feet. Entered in the Kegister's Office of Essex County, 
with Essex Deeds, So. Dist., Libro 1646, page 410. 

2. Deed from Joseph T. Wilson, dated October 25, 1899, conveying 
181,845 square feet. Entered in Libro 1634, page 133, same records. 

3. Deed from the Nahant Land Company, dated November 1, 1899, 
conveying 126,324 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 323, 
same records. 

4. Deed from Clara A. Jones et al., dated November 1, 1899, con- 
veying 8,686 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 409, same 
records. 

5. Deed from Clara A. Jones et al., dated November 1, 1899, con- 
veying 5,775 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 414, same 
records. 

6. Deed from Alice C. Mclntosh and husband, dated November 1, 
1899, conveying 41,175 square feet, Entered in Libro 1646, page 
441, same records. 



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7. Deed from the Nahant Land Company, dated November 2, 1899, 
conveying 14 lots therein described. Entered in Libro 1629, page 
325, same records. 

8. Deed from the Nahant Land Company, dated November 3, 1899, 
conveying 50,000 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 347, 
same records. 

9. Deed from Edward J. Johnson, dated November 3, 1899, con- 
veying 3,750 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 337, same 
records. 

10. Deed from the Nahant Land Company, dated November 4, 
1899, conveying 1,634 square feet. Entered in Libro 1634, page 138, 
same records. 

11. Deed from the Nahant Land Company, dated November 6, 
1899, conveying 121,180 square feet. Entered in Libro 1634, page 
136, same records. 

12. Deed from Charles G. Pendleton, dated November 7, 1899, con- 
veying 3,526 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 340, same 
records. 

13. Deed from the Nahant Land Company, dated November 7, 
1899, conveying 63,941 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 416, 
same records. 

14. Deed from the Nahant Land Company, dated November 8, 
1899, conveying 114,705 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 
411, same records. 

15. Deed from the Nahant Land Company, dated November 9, 

1899, conveying 19,500 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 401, 
same records. 

16. Deed from James Morgan, dated November 27, 1899, convey- 
ing 3,750 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 346, same records. 

17. Deed from James S. Newhall, dated January 11, 1900, convey- 
ing two tracts therein described. Entered in Libro 1629, page 329, 
same records. 

18. Deed from Homer H. Colby, dated January 30, 1900, convey- 
ing two tracts therein described. Entered in Libro 1629, page 326, 
same records. 

19. Deed from John A. Richardson et al., dated January 30, 1900, 
conveying a tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1629, page 
328, same records. 

20. Deed from Euphemia Tudor, dated April 1, 1900, conveying a 
tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1630, page 255, same 
records. 

21. Deed from John Long and wife, dated April 28, 1900, convey- 
ing 3,728.5 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 331, same 
records. 

22. Deed from Mary Ann Rooney et al., dated May 10, 1900, con- 
veying a tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1652, page 466, 
same records. 

23. Deed from Joseph T. Wilson, guardian etc., dated May 10, 

1900, conveying a tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1652, 
page 406, same records. 

24. Quit claim deed from Mary Ellen Rooney, dated May 10, 1900, 
conveying a tract of land therein described. Entered in Libro 1652, 
page 405, same records. 



180 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

25. Deed from Minnie Warner, dated July 7, 1900, conveying a 
tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1646, page 399, same rec- 
ords. 

26. Deed from Warren P. Dudley, dated July 10, 1900, conveying 
three lots aggregating 13,769 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, 
page 330, same records. 

27. Deed from Mary L. Hammatt, dated July 13, 1900, conveying 
11,258 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 334, same records. 

28. Deed from Melvin A. Atkins, dated July 13, 1900, conveying 
4,652.5 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 342, same records. 

29. Deed from Leroy S. Smith, dated July 13, 1900, conveying 
3,750 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 344, same records. 

30. Deed from Elias W. Bourne, dated July 17, 1900, conveying 

3.530.2 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 345, same records. 

31. Deed from Nathan H. Reed, dated July 20, 1900, conveying 
3,999 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 335, same records. 

32. Deed from George O. Proctor, dated July 25, 1900, conveying 
3,750 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 336, same records. 

33. Deed from George O. Proctor, elated July 25, 1900, conveying 

3.749.3 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 339, same records. 

34. Quit-Claim Deed from Charles F. Johnson, dated July 25, 
1900, conveying a tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1629, 
page 349, same records. 

35. Deed from Frank E. Bruce, dated July 27, 1900, conveying 
3,728.5 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 333, same records. 

36. Deed from Edward C. Johnson, dated July 30, 1900, conveying 
31,777 square feet. Entered in Libro 1634, page 135, same records. 

37. Deed from Charles F. Johnson, dated July 30, 1900, conveying 
87,347.4 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 434, same records. 

38. Deed from George W. Davis and wife, dated July 31, 1900, 
conveying 3,113.07 square feet. Entered in Libro 1629, page 341, 
same records. 

39. Deed from Gilbert A. Tapley, dated August 10, 1900, con- 
veying 23,344 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 403, same 
records. 

40. Deed from Eliza Bates, dated August 10, 1900, conveying 3,750 
square feet. Entered in Libro 1634, page 141, same records. 

41. Deed from Jacob M. Ellis and wife, dated August 10, 1900, 
conveying two tracts aggregating 8,636.7 square feet. Entered in 
Libro 1634, page 140, same records. 

42. Deed from William. F. Bates, dated August 10, 1900, con- 
veying 3,582 square feet. Entered in Libro 1634, page 132, same 
records. 

43. Deed from Almira C. Johnson, dated August 17, 1900, con- 
veying 87,347.4 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 436, same 
records. 

44. Deed from Mary Kennedy, dated August 22, 1900, conveying 
5,872 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 437, same records. 

45. Deed from Edward Follen and wife, dated September 1, 1900, 
conveying 17,800 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 405, same 
records. 

46. Deed from Edward Follen and wife, dated September 1, 1900, 
conveying a tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1646, page 
438, same records. 



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47. Deed from Peter Sullivan, dated October 1, 1900, conveying a 
tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1646, page 406, same rec- 
ords. 

48. Deed from Peter Lane, dated October 1, 1900, conveying a tract 
therein described. Entered in Libro 1646, page 407, same records. 

49. Deed from Patrick J. O'Connor, dated November 1, 1900, con- 
veying 32,037 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 440, same 
records. 

50. Deed from Almira C. Johnson, dated November 23, 1900, con- 
veying 22,383.9 square feet, Entered in Libro 1646, page 413, same 
records. 

51. Deed from Francis H. Johnson, dated December 1, 1900, con- 
veying 9,198 square feet. Entered in Libro 1652, page 408, same 
records. 

52. Deed from Francis H. Johnson, dated December 1, 1900, con- 
veying 6,723 square feet. Entered in Libro 1652, page 410, same 
records. 

53. Deed from Annie W. Johnson, dated December 1, 1900, con- 
veying 7,750 square feet. Entered in Libro 1652, page 402, same 
records. 

54. Deed from Francis H. Johnson, dated December 1, 1900, con- 
veying 32,436 square feet. Entered in Libro 1652, page 401, same 
records. 

55. Deed from Charles F. Johnson, dated December 10, 1900, con- 
veying 83,560 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 404, same 
records. 

56. Deed from Peter Lane, dated December 21, 1900, conveying a 
tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1652, page 409, same 
records. 

57. Deed from Arthur A. Gibson, dated December 26, 1900, con- 
veying 3,750 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 400, same 
records. 

58. Quit-Claim Deed from Mary E. Johnson, dated January 10, 
1901, conveying two tracts therein described. Entered in Libro 1646, 
page 439, same records. 

59. Deed from Martin Larkin, dated January 28, 1901, conveying 
55,776 square feet. Entered in Libro 1646, page 418, same records. 

60. Quit-Claim Deed from Mary E. Johnson, dated August 8, 1901, 
conveying a certain tract therein described. Entered in Libro 1652, 
page 401, same records. 

61. Deed from Joseph T. Wilson, Administrator etc., dated Sep- 
tember 20, 1901, conveying an undivided fifth part of a tract therein 
described. Entered in^ Libro 1652, page 404, same records. 

62. Decree of condemnation in the United States District Court, 
for the District of Massachusetts, dated February 5, 1904, conveying 
the entire tract of about 45 acres. Entered in Libro 1736, page 204, 
same records. 

63. Supplemental decree of United States District Court; ^ntered 
June 13, 1907 ; awarding the Town of Nahant $13,150.00 on account 
of water-supply and sewer systems on said reservation. Settlement 
made pursuant to said decree. 



182 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by an Act of the State Legislature, ap- 
proved May 6, 1902, which provides as follows : 

" Section 1. The consent of the Commonwealth is hereby granted to 
the United States of America to acquire, by purchase or by condem- 
nation, a tract of land in the town of Nahant containing about forty- 
five acres, to be described in the plans provided for in section four of 
this act, which land is to be used for the purposes of national defence. 

" SEC. 2. Jurisdiction over the area so acquired is hereby granted 
and ceded to the United States : provided, always, that the Common- 
wealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States 
in and over the area so acquired, so far that all civil and criminal 
processes issuing under the authority of the Commonwealth may be 
executed on said land and in any buildings thereon or which may be 
erected thereon, in the same manner as if jurisdiction had not been 
granted as aforesaid; and provided, also, that the exclusive jurisdic- 
tion shall revert to and revest in the Commonwealth whenever the 
said land shall cease to be used for the purposes of national defence. 

" SEC. 3. The United States government is hereby authorized, upon 
such terms and conditions as shall be prescribed by the harbor and 
land commissioners, to occupy and fill such flats belonging to the 
Commonwealth, and to place such structures in or over the tide water 
adjacent to the area hereby authorized to be acquired, as may be 
necessary for the purposes for which said area is to be used. 

" SEC. 4. This act shall be void unless a suitable plan or suitable 
plans of the premises acquired by the United States under the pro- 
visions of this act shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of 
the Commonwealth within six months after the date of the acquisi- 
tion thereof." 

Conditions of section 4 of above Act were duly complied with. 

Lease, revocable at will, dated July 1, 1907, to Sylvester Brown of 
the premises known as the " Tri-Mountain House," for the term of 
five years. 

License: Revocable license, dated June 13, 1907, to the Lynn Gas 
and Electric Company for aerial electric lines, along Bass Point Road 
within the reservation. 

FORT PHCENIX. 

This reservation contains an area of 2J acres of land, and is situated 
upon the left bank of the entrance to New Bedford Harbor in Bristol 
County. The title is as follows: 

Deed from Killey Eldridge, dated September 28, 1808, conveying 
2^ acres with driftway privilege. Recorded in S. general, page 274, 
etc., of the deed records of Bristol County. 

FORT PICKERING. 

This reservation contains an area of about 32 acres, including a 
portion of Winter Island, and is situated at Salem on Hospital Point 
and in the harbor, in Essex County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from the Inhabitants of Salem, dated September 1, 1794, 
conveying 2 acres and 1 rood with right of way. Recorded in Book 
158, Leaf 190, of the deed records of Essex County. 

2. Deed from the City of Salem, dated June 24, 1865, conveying a 
portion of Winter Island. Recorded in Book 678, Leaf 291, of same 
records. 



MASSACHUSETTS. 183 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, approved March 28, 1865, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby granted and ceded to the United 
States of America, over all that portion of Winter Island in Salem 
Harbor, lying above low -water mark, which may at any time have 
been acquired by the United States by deed from the municipal 
authorities of Salem for military purposes, including the present 
Fort Pickering and buildings connected therewith : provided, that a 
general plan of said premises shall be filed with the secretary of this 
Commonwealth within one year after the passage of this act; and 
provided also, that this Commonwealth shall retain concurrent juris- 
diction with the United States, in and over all the lands aforesaid, 
so far that all civil and criminal processes issuing under the authority 
of this Commonwealth, may be executed on said lands, and in any 
buildings thereon or to be erected thereon, in the same way and man- 
ner as if jurisdiction had not been granted as aforesaid." 

Revocable Licenses: License (in form of agreement), July 12, 1870, 
to the Trustees of the Plumer Farm School for Boys to occupy reser- 
vation and buildings thereon. 

License, January 7, 1871, to the Treasury Department to place a 
beacon-light and small cottage on the reservation. 

License, September 19, 1879, to the Treasury Department to occupy 
a portion of the reservation for light house purposes. 

PITTSFIELD 

(Land at). 

This reservation contains an area of 21 acres and 90 square rods, 
and is situated in the Town of Pittsfield, in Berkshire County. The 
title is as follows: 

1. Deed from William Allen, dated May 23, 1812, conveying 1 
acre and buildings. Recorded in Book No. 50, page 185, of the deed 
records of Berkshire County. 

2. Deed from William Allen, Executor, etc., dated October 26, 
1814, conveying 13 acres. Recorded in Book No. 55, page 128, of 
same records. 

3. Deed from William Allen, Executor, etc., dated October 26, 
1814, conveying 7 acres and 90 square rods. Recorded in Book No. 
55, page 170, of same records. 

FORT REVERE. 

This reservation contains an area of 77.505 acres, according to sur- 
vey by First Lieut. G. R. Lukesh, Corps of Engineers, under the 
direction of Lieut. Col. W. S. Stanton, Corps of Engineers. See 
G. O. 69, W. D., May 6, 1905. Also comprises parcel, 12 feet square, 
conveyed by deed No. 13, post. 

It is situate at Nantasket Head, in the Town of Hull. The title is 
as follows: 

1. Deed from Eliza J. H. Andrew, dated September 21, 1897, con- 
veying 1,524,600 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 765, page 1, 
etc., of the records of Plymouth County. 

2. Deed from John J. Eaton and wife, dated April 29, 1898, con- 
veying 16,711 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 758, page 108, 
of same records. 



184 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

3. Deed from Fitz Henry Smith and wife, dated April 29, 1898, 
conveying 16,711 square feet. Recorded in Book 758, page 109, of 
same records. 

4. Deed from Martin L. Gate and wife, dated June 18, 1898, con- 
veying 13,318 square feet. Recorded in Book 820, page 103, of same 
records. The above tract was acquired by condemnation proceedings 
in the U. S. District Court of Massachusetts. Decree rendered April 
29, 1901. 

5. Deed from Albert L. Knight, et al., dated June 28, 1898, con- 
veying 103,716 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 805, page 60 
etc., of same records. 

6. Deed from Floretta Vining, dated June 30, 1898, conveying 
100,000 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 775, page 492-3, of 
same records. 

7. Deed from Louis Prang, dated October 15, 1898, conveying 
13,295 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 820, page 104, of same 
records. 

8. Deed from Lewis P. Loring et al., dated March 13, 1899, con- 
veying certain land therein described. Recorded in Book 776, page 
262, of same records. 

9. Deed from the Battery Heights Land Company, dated April 
29, 1899, conveying 347,748 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
765, page 6, etc., of same records. 

10. Deed from Arthur Foote and wife, dated July 14, 1899, con- 
veying 11,688 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 790, page 447, 
of same records. 

11. Right to enter "Battery Heights Sewer" acquired by deed 
from Selectmen of the Town of Hull, dated November 20, 1902. 

12. Right to lay and maintain underground cable across land of 
grantors and Telegraph Avenue, conveyed by deed of Rosa P. Hein- 
zen and husband, dated September 5, 1906. Recorded in Book 959, 
page 164, et seq., of same records. 

13. Deed from Town of Hull, County of Plymouth, dated Novem- 
ber 30, 1906, conveying a parcel of land twelve feet square, on and 
back of the sea-wall between Spring Street and Hull Bay, southerly 
of the reservation. Recorded in Book 967, rjage 310 et seq., of same 
records. (Consent to purchase and jurisdiction over this parcel, 
granted and ceded by Act approved June 21, 1906; Chap. 511, Acts 
of 1906). 

Jurisdiction was ceded by an act of the State Legislature, ap- 
proved June 8, 1898, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., The consent of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts is hereby granted to the United States of America 
to purchase two tracts of land in the town of Hull, covering parts of 
the heights known as Telegraph or Nantasket Hill, and Gushing Hill, 
the same to be used for national defense. 

" SEC. 2. Jurisdiction over the area so purchased is hereby granted 
and ceded to the United States: provided (and the cession and con- 
sent aforesaid are granted upon the express condition), that the Com- 
monwealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United 
States in and over the land so purchased, so far as that all civil 
processes and such criminal processes as may issue under the authority 
of the Commonwealth against any person or persons charged with 
crimes committed without the said tracts of land may be executed 



MASSACHUSETTS. 185 

therein in the same manner as though this cession had not been 
granted. 

" SEC. 3. The United States government is hereby authorized, upon 
such terms and conditions as shall be prescribed by the harbor and 
land commissioners, to occupy and fill such flats belonging to the 
Commonwealth, and to place such structures in or over the tide water 
adjacent to the area herein authorized to be purchased as may be 
necessary for the purposes for which said area is to be used. 

"SEC. 4. This act shall be void unless a suitable plan or plans of 
the premises purchased by the United States under the provisions of 
this act shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of the Common- 
wealth within one year from the passage of this act." 

There being a question as to whether this Act covered the entire 
reservation, its provisions were extended by act of the General Court, 
approved May 25, 1905 (Chapter 455, Acts and Resolves of 1905), 
providing as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The provisions of chapter five hundred and twelve 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, entitled 
'An act to approve the purchase by the United States of two tracts of 
land in the town of Hull, and to cede jurisdiction over the same to 
the national government,' are hereby extended to include all those 
lands heretofore acquired by the United States and now constituting 
the military reservation of Fort Revere, Massachusetts, aggregating, 
with beach and flats to low water mark, about seventy-seven and one- 
half acres the same being shown on a map or survey of said reserva- 
tion in June, nineteen hundred and four, by first lieutenant G. R. 
Lukesh, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, under the direction 
of Lieutenant Colonel W. S. Stanton, Corps of Engineers, United 
States Army." 

Easements: The reservation was acquired subject to an easement 
in the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company for 
a railway across the reservation; and subject to an easement in the 
County Commissioners of Plymouth County for a road crossing the 
reservation. Public easement in this road was extinguished by decree 
of U. S. District Court of May 28, 1906. 

Revocable License: License, May 14, 1904, to the Boston Chamber 
of Commerce to maintain a marine reporting station on Nantasket 
Hill. Amended by letter of Acting Secretary of War of October 28, 
1904. 

License, July 11, .1907, to New England Telephone and Telegraph 
Company for telephone and telegraph line on the reservation. 

FORT RODMAN. 

This reservation contains about 69 acres of land, and is situated 
near New Bedford, in Bristol County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Francis Allen, dated June 2, 1800, conveying 141 
rods of upland (Light-House site). Recorded in Book 79, North 
District, Land records of Bristol County, page 132, etc. 

2. Deed from Butler H. Bixby, dated September 24, 1857, convey- 
ing 60 acres of land by metes and bounds, exclusive of the light- 
house tract and certain roads included therein. Recorded in Book 
34, page 431, etc., of same records. 



186 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

3. Deed of release from E. W. Howland, dated June 10, 1859, con- 
veying all interest in all the roads at Clark's Point subject to the 
conditions of an agreement between the Special Board of Engineers 
and the City of New Bedford. Recorded in Liber 40, folio 232, etc., 
of same records. 

4. Ordinance of City of New Bedford authorizing Mayor and 
others to bind the city in the matter of an agreement with the United 
States in regard to roads. Dated March 31, 1859. In office of City 
Clerk. 

Jurisdiction ceded to the United States by the acts of the State 
Legislature, approved April 8, 185G, and May 4, 1857, which pro- 
vide as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the United States over 
Egg Island Shoal, in the harbor of New Bedford, to include all of 
said shoal above or within low-water mark, and so much thereof, 
without low-water mark, as shall be bounded by lines drawn four 
hundred yards distant from, and parallel to, the faces of any fort to 
be built thereon. Jurisdiction is also ceded to the United States 
over any tract or tracts of land on Clark's Point, in the city of New 
Bedford, that may be acquired by the United States for the purpose 
of building and maintaining thereon forts, magazines, arsenals, dock- 
yards, wharves, and other structures, with their appendages; and 
over all the contiguous shores, flats, and waters, within four hundred 
yards from low-water mark; and all right, title, and claim, which 
this .Commonwealth may have to or in the premises aforesaid, is 
hereby granted to the United States; Provided, that this Common- 
wealth shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States 
in and over all the premises aforesaid, so far as that all civil proc- 
esses and such criminal processes as may issue under the authority of 
this Commonwealth, against any person or persons charged with 
crimes committed without the premises aforesaid, may be executed 
therein in the same way and manner as if jurisdiction had not been 
ceded as aforesaid. 

" SEC. 2. The premises over which jurisdiction is granted by this 
act, and all structures and other property thereon, shall be exoner- 
ated and discharged from all taxes and assessments which may be 
laid or imposed under the authority of this Commonwealth while 
said premises shall remain the property of the United States, and 
shall be used for the purposes intended by this act." (Approved, 
April 8, 1856.) 

" Be it enacted, etc., The consent of this Commonwealth is hereby 
granted to the United States taking possession of such and so much 
land on Clark's Point, in the City of New Bedford, as the United 
iStates shall deem needful for the purpose of military defense, upon 
just and full compensation being provided for the owners thereof or 
of any easement in or over the same, in the manner prescribed by 
law for damages sustained by individuals whose lands are taken for 
public highways in this Commonwealth; but the consent so given 
shall not impede the execution of any process, civil or criminal, issued 
under the authority of this Commonwealth, except so far as such 
process may affect the real or personal property of the United States 
within the said territory." (Approved, May 4, 1857.) 



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SALEM. 

(Lot in.) 

This property contains an area of about 16,400 square feet of land 
and is situated in Salem in Essex County. The title is as follows: 

Deed from John Crowningshield et al., dated June 23, 1818, con- 
veying the above tract. Recorded in Book 216, Leaf 198, of the deed 
records of Essex County. 

SALEM GUN HOUSE. 

This property contains an area of 1,600 square feet and is situated 
in Salem in Essex County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from the inhabitants of Salem, dated December 20, 1808, 
conveying the above tract. Recorded in Book 187, Leaf 215, of the 
deed records of Essex County. 

SALISBURY BEACH. 

This reservation contains about 2 acres and is situated at the Town 
of Salisbury in Essex County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from The Commoners of Salisbury, dated August 9, 1808, 
conveying 1 acre of beach or upland and all the rocks and flats in- 
cluded within described bounds. Recorded in Book 185, Leaf 210, 
of the deed records of Essex County. 

2. Deed from the Commoners of Salisbury, dated June 4, 1835, con- 
veying 1 acre including all of Badger's Rocks. Recorded in Book 
285, Leaf 51, of same records. 

FORT SEWELL. 

This reservation occupies the site of an old earthwork and is situ- 
ated at the west entrance to Marblehead Harbor. The land was ac- 
quired by virtue of an act of Congress approved March 30, 1794. 
The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Russell Trevett, dated August 30, 1794, conveying a 
tract of land as a part of Gale's Head, excepting the ground whereon 
the fort was anciently built, with right of way, etc. Recorded in 
Book 158, Leaf 197, of the deed records of Essex County. 

2. Deed from the Inhabitants of the Town of Marblehead, dated 
August 30, 1794, conveying part of Gale's Head anciently reserved to 
said Inhabitants and hitherto occupied as a Fort with right of way, 
etc. Recorded in Book 158, Leaf 197, of same records. 

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY. 

This reservation is situated at Springfield in Hampden County. 
The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Nathaniel Patton and wife, dated June 22, 1795, 
conveying 1 acre and 2 roods of land with privilege of erecting a dam, 
etc. Recorded in office of the Registry of Deeds for Hampshire 
County, June 23, 1795. 



188 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

2. Deed from John Ashley and wife, dated September 19, 1798, 
conveying 1 acre and 136 rods of land with the privilege of erecting a 
dam, etc. Recorded September 19, 1798, in same records. 

3. Deed from the Inhabitants of the Town of Springfield, dated 
August 24, 1801, conveying 30 acres 2 roods and 14 rods. Recorded 
in Liber 40, folio 216, of same records. 

4. Deed from Jonathan Dwight et al., dated October 16, 1807, 
conveying 139 perches of land. Recorded in Liber 47, folio 546, of 
same records. 

5. Deed from the Town of Springfield, dated September 2, 1808, 
conveying 127 rods of land. Recorded in Liber 49, folio 310, of 
same records. 

6. Deed from James Byers, dated January 9, 1809, conveying lot 
in Springfield; area not given. Recorded in Liber 47, folio 618, of 
same records. 

7. Deed from John Ashley, dated January 10, 1809, conveying 117 
rods of land. Recorded in Liber 49, pages 72, etc., of same records. 

8. Deed from Geralds Warner, dated March 2, 1809, conveying 7 
acres and 95 rods. Recorded in Liber 50, folio 156, of same records. 

9. Deed from Daniel Ashley and wife, dated April 17, 1809, con- 
veying 15 acres. Recorded in Liber 50, folio 297, of same records. 

10. Deed from Jonathan Dwight, jr., dated June 10, 1809, con- 
veying 5 acres. Recorded in Liber 50, folio 380, of same records. 

11. Deed from Jacob Bliss, dated December 13, 1809, conveying 
60 rods of land. Recorded in Liber 47, folio 686, of same records. 

12. Deed from William Carlisle, dated January 26, 1811, convey- 
ing 6 acres and 79 rods of land. Recorded in Liber 51, folio 595, of 
same records. 

13. Deed from Trustees of the School Funds in Town of Spring- 
field, dated May 9, 1812, conveying 16 acres 2 roods and 30 rods of 
land. Recorded in Liber 49, folio 640, etc., of same records. 

14. Deed from James Byers and wife, dated May 13, 1812, con- 
veying 72 rods of land. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 619, of same 
records. 

15. Deed from James Carew and wife, dated May 13, 1812, con- 
veying a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 617, of same 
records. 

16. Deed from Calvin Barret and wife, dated May 13, 1812, con- 
veying a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 618, of same 
records. 

17. Deed from Obed Wright and wife, dated May 14, 1812, con- 
veying 17 rods of land. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 620, of same 
records. 

18. Deed from Josiah Comstock and wife, dated May 16, 1812, con- 
veying 36 rods, etc., of land. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 621, of 
same records. 

19. Deed from William Wood, Jr., and wife, dated May 26, 1812, 
conveying a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 622, of 
same records. 

20. Deed from E. Cooley and wife, dated May 28, 1812, conveying 
a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 623, of same records. 

21. Deed from Lemuel Wheeler, dated June 4, 1812, conveying 0.50 
acre. Recorded in Liber 53, folio 642, of same records. 



MASSACHUSETTS. 189 

22. Deed from George Blake and wife, dated June 5, 1817, con- 
veying 8 acres and 3 roods. Recorded in Liber 62, folio 252, of same 
records. 

23. Deed from the Trustees of the School Funds, etc., dated Sep- 
tember 30, 1817, conveying two tracts in Springfield. Recorded in 
Liber 61, folio 210, of same records. 

24. Deed from John Ashley, dated May 27, 1819, conveying 80 
square rods and rights in bed of river. Recorded in Liber 64, folio 
311, of same records. 

25. Deed from Samuel Warner and wife et al., dated August 8, 
1822, conveying 5 acres and 95 rods. Recorded in the office of the 
Registry of Deeds in Hampden County, September 21, 1822. 

26. Deed from William Carlisle, dated June 24, 1824, conveying 
2 acres 1 rood and 87 rods. Recorded in Liber 71, folio 549, of same 
records. 

27. Deed from Thaddeus Ferro, dated June 24, 1824, containing 2 
acres and 69 rods of land. Recorded in Liber 71, folio 548, of same 
records. 

28. Deed from Lemuel Charter, dated April 21, 1825, conveying 2 
acres and 92 rods. Recorded in Liber 74, folio 633, of same records. 

29. Deed from Solomon Hatch, dated September 14, 1825, convey- 
ing 40 rods of land and right of way, etc. Recorded in Liber 75, 
folio 186, of same records. 

30. Deed from Abiram Morgan, dated December 20, 1827, con- 
veying a spring of water, etc. Recorded in Liber 77, folio 724, of 
same records. 

31. Deed from Jonathan D wight, Jr., and wife, dated July 3, 1830, 
conveying 5.50 acres. Recorded in Liber 82, folio 179, of same records. 

32. Deed from Homer J. Wood and wife, dated February 22, 1845, 
conveying a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 128, folio 74, of 
same records. 

33. Deed from Walter H. Bowdoin and wife, dated May 24, 1845, 
conveying a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 127, folio 311, of 
same records. 

34. Deed from Samuel Currier and wife, dated May 26, 1845, con- 
veying 28 rods of land, with reservations, etc. Recorded in Liber 
128, folio 177, of same records. 

35. Deed from George Bliss and wife, dated May 26, 1845, con- 
veying a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 128, folio 176, of 
same records. 

36. Deed from Persis Taylor, dated May 31, 1845, conveying 6 
rods of land. Recorded in Liber 129, folio 435, of same records. 

37. Deed from Benedick Fenwick, dated October 15, 1845, con- 
veying a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 130, folio 447, of 
same records. 

38. Deed from William Sheldon, dated October 23, 1845, convey- 
ing lots in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 131, folio 118, of same 
records. 

39. Deed from James Brewer, dated July 15, 1845, conveying 12 
acres and water privileges. Recorded in Liber 133, folio 126, of same 
records. 

40. Deed from the Inhabitants of Springfield, dated October 12, 
1846, conveying by way of exchange of certain lands by authority 



190 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

of an act of Congress approved March 3, 1846. Recorded in Lioer 

132, folio 336, of same records. 

41. Deed from James M. Crooks, dated October 2, 1846, conveying 
Lots 9 and 10; also a strip 3 feet wide adjoining the same; also a 
strip 3 feet wide on Sumner Street. Recorded in Liber 135, folio 
410, of same records. 

42. Deed from James M. Crooks, dated October 2, 1846, conveying 
by release all interest in Sumner Street. Recorded in Liber 132, 
folio 336, of same records. 

43. Deed from James Brewer, dated October 19, 1846, conveying 
by way of release all interest in certain roads. Recorded in Liber 

133, folio 212, of same records. 

44. Deed from James Brewer, dated October 19, 1846, conveying 
a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 136, folio 150, of same 
records. 

45. Deed from Samuel Dale and wife, dated November 16, 1846, 
conveying a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 132, folio 426, of 
same records. 

46. Deed from Walter H. Bowdoin and wife, dated November 30, 

1846, conveying a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 132, folio 
425, of same records. 

47. Deed from Walter H. Bowdoin and wife, elated December 18, 

1847, conveying 120 square rods of land in Springfield. Recorded 
in Liber 139, folio 483, of same records. 

48. Deed from Walter H. Bowdoin and wife, dated December 18, 

1847, conveying Lots 6 and 7 of Cottage Homestead, Springfield, etc. 
Recorded in Liber 140, folio 234, of same records. 

49. Deed from Walter H. Bowdoin and wife, et al., dated Decem- 
ber 18, 1847, conveying Lot 8 of Cottage Homestead, in Springfield. 
Recorded in Liber 140, folio 235, of same records. 

50. Deed from George T. Bond, dated February 28, 1848, con- 
veying 3 roods of land. Recorded in Liber 140, folio 219, of same 
records. 

51. Deed from James Indicott and wife, et al., dated March 31, 

1848, conveying Lot 5 in Cottage Homestead, addition to Springfield. 
Recorded in Liber 141, folio 220, of same records. 

52. Deed from Walter H. Bowdoin and wife, dated September 30, 
1848, conveying 2 roods of land. Recorded in Liber 145, folio 170, 
of same records. 

53. Deed from Reuben A. Chapman and wife, dated September 22, 

1848, conveying by release, etc., a lot in Springfield. Recorded in 
Liber 133, folio 215, of same records. 

54. Deed from John Mills and wife, dated September 30, 1848, 
conveying by release, etc., a lot in Springfield. Recorded in Book 
142, page 610, of same records. 

55. Deed from Jacob Ladd and wife, dated January 13, 1849, con- 
veying 10 acres 3 roods and 35J rods of land. Recorded in Book 146, 
page 286, of same records. 

56. Deed from Corbin O. Wood and wife, et al., dated February 1, 

1849, conveying 18 acres 2 roods and 51J rods of land, etc. Recorded 
in Book 146, page 290, of same records. 

57. Deed from Elisha Benton and wife, dated February 1, 1849, 
conveying 7 acres and 4 rods of land, etc. Recorded in Book 146, 
page 285, of same records. 



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MASSACHUSETTS. 191 



58. Deed from Luman Spencer and wife, dated February 1, 1849, 
conveying a tract of land in Springfield, etc. Recorded in Book 146, 
page 289, of same records. 

59. Deed from Seth Thayer and wife, dated February 1, 1849, con- 
veying a tract in Springfield. Recorded in Book 146, page 284, of 
same records. 

60. Deed from Charles F. L. Warner and wife, dated February 10, 
1849, conveying 3 acres 2 roods and 6 rods of land, etc. Recorded in 
Book 146, page 288, of same records. 

61. Deed from James- W. Crooks, Guardian, etc., dated March 22, 
1849, conveying 8 acres 3 roods and 87 rods of land, etc. Recorded in 
Book 146, page 313, etc., of same records. 

62. Deed from Orrin C. Andrus, dated March 23, 1849, conveying 
24 rods of land, etc. Recorded in Book 147, page 344, of same records. 

63. Deed from Sophia Charter and husband, dated May 21, 1849, 
conveying 2 acres 1 rood and 33 rods of land, etc. Recorded in Liber 
150, folio 462, of same records. 

64. Deed from Roswell Shurtliff and wife, dated March 18, 1851, 
conveying a tract of land in Springfield, with roadway, etc. Re- 
corded in Liber 159, folio 139, of same records. 

65. Deed from the Trustees of the School Funds, etc., dated August 
30, 1851, conveying strip of land for a sidewalk. Recorded in Liber 
166, folio 95, of same records. 

66. Deed from Persis Taylor, dated June 1, 1852, conveying a tract 
of land in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 160, folio 300, of same 
records. 

67. Deed from the Western Railroad Company, dated June 19, 
1852, conveying certain water rights, easements, etc. Recorded in 
Liber 166, folio 96, of same records. 

68. Deed from George Bliss and wife, dated July 8, 1856, conveying 
4 acres and 22.92 rods of land upon condition, etc. Recorded in Book 
183, page 372, of same records. 

69. Deed from James T. Ames and wife, dated July 29, 1856, .con- 
veying a tract of land in Springfield. Recorded in Liber 182, folio 
514, of same records. 

70. Deed from Thomas Knox and wife, dated October 15, 1857, 
conveying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in 
Book 193, page 13, of same records. 

71. Deed from Henry J. Fuller and wife, dated October 15, 1857, 
conveying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in 
Book 193, page 12, of same records. 

72. Deed from John Ashley and wife, dated October 17, 1857, con- 
veying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in Book 
193, page 114, of same records. 

73. Deed from Hezekiah Burt and wife, dated October 19, 1857, 
conveying a tract of land to raise the height of dam, etc. Recorded 
in Book 193, page 115, of same records. 

74. Deed from Harmony A. Fletcher, dated October 21, 1857, con- 
veying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in Book 
193, page 14, of same records. 

75. Deed from R. S. Austin and wife, dated October 31, 1857, con- 
veying certain tracts of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded 
in Book 193, page 8, of same records. 



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76. Deed from Samuel Walker and wife, dated October 31, 1857, 
conveying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in 
Book 193, page 16, of same records. 

77. Deed from Philos B. Tyler and wife, dated November 2, 1857, 
conveying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in 
Book 193, page 10, of same records. 

78. Deed from Charles G. Rice and wife, dated November 4, 1857, 
conveying the right to flow his land by raising dam 10 feet. Re- 
corded in Book 193, page 14, of same records. 

79. Deed from Jonathan Carlisle and wife, dated November 5, 
1857, conveying tracts of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded 
in Book 193, page 59, of same records. 

80. Deed from Samuel Aspinwall, Guardian, etc., dated November 
12, 1857, conveying tracts of land to raise height of clam, etc. Re- 
corded in Book 193, page 57, of same records. 

81. Deed from Elisha Benton et al., dated December 2, 1857, con- 
veying lands to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in Book 193, 
page 112, of same records. 

82. Deed from The City of Springfield, dated December 8, 1857, 
conveying all right in certain highways and release of damage by 
flowage, etc. Recorded in Book 193, page 111, of same records. 

83. Deed from Seth Thayer and wife, dated December 10, 1857, 
conveying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in 
Book 193, page 116, of same records. 

84. Deed from David F. Ashley and wife, dated December 15, 1857, 
conveying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in 
Book 193, page 132, of same records. 

85. Deed from Daniel Gay and wife, dated December 24, 1857, 
conveying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recorded in 
Book 193, page 133, of same records. 

86. Deed from Daniel Charter and Avife, dated June 10, 1858, con- 
veying a tract of land to raise height of dam, etc. Recprded in Book 
195, page 127, of same records. 

*87. Deed from Edward Ingersoll and wife, dated May 14, 1859, 
conveying 1 acre of land with privilege of erecting a Powder Maga- 
zine with right of way, etc. Recorded in Book 198, page 153, of same 
records. 

88. Deed from John Ashley and wife, dated June 2, 1859, convey- 
ing 41.88 rods of lancl for a highway; also a right of way for a race 
way, etc. Recorded in Liber 199, folio 11, of same records. 

89. Deed from Horace Kibbe and wife, dated September 3, 1860, 
conveying a tract of land in Springfield with conditions. Recorded 
in Book 205, page 480, of same records. 

90. Deed from R. E. Ladd et al., dated July 16, 1863, conveying a 
right of way and privilege of laying conduits, etc. Recorded in 
Book 221, page 212, of same records. 

91. Lease for ninety-nine years, etc., from Henry S. Fuller, dated 
December 13, 1864, leasing a certain described tract of land in 
Springfield. Recorded in Book 230, page 369, of same records. 

92. Deed from James T. Ames and wife, dated February 9, 1867, 
conveying a tract of land in Springfield. Recorded in Book 245, 
page 436, of same records. 



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93. Deed from James T. Ames and wife, dated December 3, 1868, 
conveying a tract of land in Springfield. Recorded in Book 259, 
page 448, of same records. 

94. Deed from R. E. Ladd and wife, dated December 17, 1868, 
conveying a tract of land in Springfield. Recorded in Book 259, 
page 511, of same records. 

95. Deed from Edward P. Chapin and w r ife, dated January 28, 
1869, conveying a tract of land in Springfield. Recorded in Book 
259, page 147, of same records. 

96. Deed from Charles Phelps and wife, dated August 2, 1870, 
conveying 3 acres of land and release of other interests. Recorded in 
Book 274, page 533, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see Fort Independence. See Appendix, page 475. 

Revocable Licenses: License July 13, 1898, to Board of Public 
Works, city of Springfield, for sewer along Mill street. 

License May 13, 1901, to same, for intercepting sewer around north 
shore of Water Shops Pond. 

License, July 27, 1907, to Springfield Street Ry. Co. for tracks on 
reservation. 

License, June 21, 1909, to Springfield Gas Light Co. for gas mains 
on Mill street. 

FORT STANDISH (OLD). 

This reservation contains an area of 6.9 acres, and is situated on 
Saquish Neck at the Northern entrance to Plymouth Harbor, 4 miles 
by water from the City of Plymouth, in Plymouth County. The 
title is as follows: 

Deed from Samuel Burgess et al., dated June 10, 1870, conveying 
the tract embraced in reservation. Recorded in Book 366, page 79, 
of the Registry of Deeds of Plymouth County. The above purchase 
made by virtue of an act of Congress approved March 2, 1867. 

For jurisdiction see Fort Andrew. 

Lease for 5 years, from April 25, 1906, to A. S. Wadsworth of the 
reservation with permission to erect a small house thereon. 

FORT STANDISH (NEW). 

This reservation comprises all of Lovell's Island, in Boston Har- 
bor, Massachusetts. Area: about 62 acres. For title and jurisdic- 
tion, see Fort Warren. 

Under date of October 15, 1902, the Secretary of War transferred 
to the Treasury Department two sites for range lights, and one site 
for light -keeper's dwelling; with privilege of use of the wharf, etc., 
on the reservation. 

FORT STRONG. 

This reservation contains an area of about 64.804 acres, of which 
44.282 acres are above mean high water and about 20.522 acres flats. 
It is situated in Boston Harbor and was acquired under an act of 
Congress entitled "An Act to authorize the entry and occupation of a 
portion of Long Island in Boston Harbor for military purposes," 
approved March 28, 1867. The title is as follows : 

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194 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

1. Decree of condemnation for 35.39 acres in case of the United 
States v. James T. Austin and Loring H. Austin, in the Superior 
Court of the County of Suffolk, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Decree rendered May 27, 1869, and filed, with the record in said 
cause, in the Office of the Clerk of said Court. 

2. Decree of condemnation for 14.29 acres and shore line, in case of 
The United States v. Peter Dunbar and Thomas J. Dunbar, in the 
Superior Court of the County of Suffolk, Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts. Decree rendered January 18, 1870, and filed, with the rec- 
ord in said case, in the Office of the Clerk of said Court. 

3. Decree of condemnation for 15.124 acres in cause 1087, entitled 
" The United States v. Certain Land on Long Island," in the District 
Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts. Decree 
rendered June 1, 1900, and filed June 27, 1900, in Clerk's Office of 
said Court. 

4. Quit Claim Deed from the City of Boston, dated June 25, 1900, 
conveying above 15.124 acres. Deed Recorded in Liber 2698, page 
440, of the records of Suffolk County. 

On September 13, 1900, The War Department and Treasury De- 
partment exchanged tracts of land containing 1 acre and 32 poles 
each and certain rights of way, in order to prevent injury to the 
light-house by the firing of heavy guns. 

Consent to the purchase or condemnation and jurisdiction ceded 
by the following acts of the General Court, etc., approved June 4, 
1868, which provide as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the Commonwealth is hereby granted 
to the United States to purchase a tract of low land situated on Long 
Island in Boston Harbor, said low land being a narrow isthmus con- 
necting the East Head of Long Island with the main or central por- 
tion of said Island; said isthmus belonging to T. J. Dunbar and 
Peter Dunbar, Trustees, comprising by estimation about ten acres, 
for the erection of military works for the defense of said harbor, for 
the erection of a sea wall as a part of the system for the improvement 
of said harbor for commercial purposes and for the purpose of pro- 
viding a landing place for convenience in reaching the said East 
Head of Long Island ; and the consent of this Commonwealth is also 
hereby given to said United States to purchase, occupy and fill the 
flats appurtenant to said isthmus for the aforesaid objects, and to the 
extent of four hundred yards from low-water mark; provided, 
always, and the consent aforesaid is granted upon the express condi- 
tion and reservation that this Commonwealth shall retain concurrent 
jurisdiction with the United States in and over the tract of low land, 
to wit, the said isthmus, and the flats aforesaid, for the service of all 
civil process and such criminal processes as may issue under the 
authority of the Commonwealth against any person or persons 
charged with crimes or offences against the laws of this Common- 
wealth, committed without the said tract of low land, to wit, the said 
isthmus and flats, and that said civil and criminal processes may be 
executed thereon in the same way and manner, and with the same 
effect, as if the consent aforesaid had not been granted. 

(Section 2 provides for condemnation in case of a failure of agree- 
ment of sale and purchase. Act approved June 4, 1848, Chapter 
292.) 



MASSACHUSETTS. 195 

" SECTION 1. The consent of this Commonwealth is hereby granted 
to the United States to purchase a tract of upland situated on Long 
Island in Boston Harbor, and known as the East Head of Long 
Island, belonging to James T. Austin and Loring H. Austin, com- 
prising, by estimation, about twenty-four acres, for the erection of 
military works for the defense of said harbor, and for the erection of 
a sea wall as a part of the system for the improvement of said harbor 
for commercial purposes, and to purchase, occupy and fill the flats 
appurtenant to said tract for the aforesaid objects, and to the extent 
of four hundred yards from low-water mark; provided, always, and 
the consent aforesaid is granted upon the express condition and reser- 
vation that this Commonwealth shall retain concurrent jurisdiction 
with the United States in and over the tract of upland and the flats 
aforesaid, for the service of all civil process and of such criminal 
processes as may issue under the authority of the Commonwealth 
against any person or persons charged with crimes or offences against 
the laAvs of this Commonwealth, committed without the said tract of 
uplands and flats, and that said civil and criminal processes may be 
executed thereon in the same way and manner and with the same 
effect as if the consent aforesaid had not been granted." 

(Section 2 provides for condemnation in case of failure of agree- 
ment of sale and purchase. Act approved June 4, 1868, Chapter 
293.) 

See also Act approved March 28, 1900. 

Revocable Licenses: License, January 26, 1884, to the Treasury 
Department to occupy a portion of the reservation with the buildings 
thereon for light house purposes. Location changed, September 13, 
1900. 

License, November 22, 1887, to the New England Telephone and 
Telegraph Company to maintain and use a telephone line upon the 
reservation. 

License February 6, 1900, to the city of Boston to land a subma- 
rine cable on the reservation to connect the quarantine station at 
Gallop's Island with the city of Boston. 

License, January 23, 1902, to the city of Boston to lay a 12-inch 
water main on the reservation. 



FORT WARREN. 

This reservation contains an area of about 28 acres and includes the 
whole of Georges Island, in Suffolk County. It is situated near the 
outlet entrance to Boston Harbor, and is about 7-J miles from the City 
of Boston by the main ship channel. The title is as follows : 

Deed from the City of Boston, dated June 22, 1825, conveying 
George's and Lovell's Islands. Recorded in Liber 301, folio 9, of the 
deed records of Suffolk County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, passed February 7, 1846, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby granted and ceded to the United 
States over two islands in Boston harbor, known as George's Island 
and Lovell's Island, upon the former of which the United States are 
erecting works of fortification known as Fort Warren. 



196 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

" SEC. 2. The consent of this Commomvealth is hereby granted to 
the United States to purchase an island in the harbor of Boston, 
called Governor's Island, for the purpose of erecting thereon forts, 
magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings; the evi- 
dence of the purchase aforesaid to be entered and recorded in the 
registry of deeds, in the county of Suffolk, and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts; and the jurisdiction over the said Governor's Island 
is hereby granted and ceded to the United States: Provided, always, 
and the cession and consent aforesaid are granted upon the express 
condition that this Commonwealth shall retain a concurrent juris- 
diction with the United States in and over the islands aforesaid, so 
far as that all civil processes, and such criminal processes as may issue 
under the authority of this Commonwealth against any person or 
persons charged with crimes committed without the said islands, may 
be executed therein in the same way and manner as though this ces- 
sion and consent had not been made and granted. 

" SEC. 3. The property over which jurisdiction is granted by this 
act shall be exonerated and discharged, from all taxes and assess- 
ments which may be laid or imposed under the authority of this Com- 
monwealth, while the said islands shall remain the property of the 
United States, and shall be used for the purposes intended by this 
act." 

WATERTOWN ARSENAL. 

This reservation contains an area of about 87.4 acres, and is situ- 
ated at Watertown, in Middlesex County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Thomas Learned and wife, dated September 23, 
1816, conveying 20 acres 3 roods and 39 poles of land. Recorded in 
Book 219, page 56, of the deed records of Middlesex County. 

2. Decree of condemnation for six parcels, aggregating 19 acres 
1 rood and 4 perches of land, adjoining land purchased from Learned, 
in case of the United States v. John Baxter et al., in the Circuit Court 
of Common Pleas for the Middle Circuit for the County of Middle- 
sex. Decree rendered October 23, 1816, and filed with the record in 
said cause in the Clerk's office of said Court at Concord, in said 
County. 

3. Deed from Jonathan Child et al., dated July 28, 1830, conveying 
3 acres 3 roods and 13 rods of land. Recorded in Boolt 299, page 
324, of the deed records of Middlesex County. 

4. Deed from John Baxter et al., dated September 28, 1830, con- 
veying 1 rood 8 poles and 354 square links of land. Recorded in 
Book 298, page 514, of same records. 

5. Decree of condemnation of same tract, in case of the United 
States v. Elizabeth Bates et al., before the County Commissioners at 
Cambridge, in Middlesex County. Decree rendered and filed with 
the record in the office of the County Commissioners at Cambridge, 
in Middlesex County, March 30, 1831. 

6. Deed from Thomas Learned and wife, dated April 15, 1839, 
conveying 10 acres of land. Recorded in Book 381, page 296, of the 
deed records of Middlesex County. 

7. Deed from William Sears and wife, dated September 23, 1867, 
conveying 44 acres of land. Recorded in Book 1018, page 230, of 
same records. 



MASSACHUSETTS. 197 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, approved June 17, 1816, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of this Common- 
wealth be, and hereby is, granted to the United States, to purchase a 
tract of land not exceeding sixty acres, situated in the town of Water- 
town, in the county of Middlesex, on the left bank of Charles River, 
about one mile below the Watertown bridge, so called, for the purpose 
of erecting forts, magazines, arsenals, dock yards, and other needful 
buildings; the evidence of the purchase aforesaid to be entered and 
recorded in the registry of deeds in the said county of Middlesex: 
Provided always, And the consent aforesaid is granted upon the 
expressed condition that this Commonwealth shall retain a concurrent 
jurisdiction with the United States in and over the tract of land 
aforesaid, so far as that all civil and such criminal processes as may 
issue under the authority of this Commonwealth against any person 
or persons charged with crimes committed without the said tract of 
land may be executed therein, in the same way and manner as though 
this consent had not been made or granted." 

Easement: Deed of the Secretary of War, dated May 19, 190G, 
under Act of Congress approved April 28, 1904 (33 Stat. L., 490), 
conveying to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts certain land for 
a right-of-way for park drive along the Charles River. 

Revocable Licenses: License, December 28, 1894, to the New Eng- 
land Telephone and Telegraph Company to maintain and use its line 
of poles already constructed on the reservation. 

License, October 28, 1904, to Town of Watertown to lay and main- 
tain a drain through the arsenal grounds. 

FORT WINTHROP. 

This reservation embraces the whole of what is known as Gov- 
ernor's Island, situated in Boston Harbor, and contains 72 acres. The 
title is as follows : 

1. Deed from James Winthrop, dated May 18, 1808, conveying 6 
acres of Governor's Island. Recorded in Liber 225, folio 193, of the 
deed records of Suffolk County. 

2. Quit claim deed from Charles A. Bigelow and wife, dated Feb- 
ruary 23, 1846, conveying all interest in Governor's Island. Deed 
recorded in Liber 558, folio 1, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by acts of the State 
Legislature, approved June 25, 1798, and February 7, 1846, (See acts 
under Fort Independence and Fort Warren), and by the following 
act, passed March 12, 1808 : 

"Be it enacted, etc., That all the provisions in the act, to which 
this act is in addition, relative to the purchase, jurisdiction, and ten- 
ure of Governor's Island, in the harbor of Boston, shall be construed 
to extend, and shall extend to any part or portion of said Island, 
which may be selected or designated on the part and behalf of the 
United States, by their proper officers, for the purposes expressed in 
said act: Provided, however, That all those parts of said Island, 
which shall not be taken to the use of the United States within two 
years from the passing of this act, shall remain free from any claim 
of the United States, in virtue of the act to which this is in addition." 



198 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

MEXICO. 

MEXICO NATIONAL CEMETERY". 

This burial site contains 2 acres and is situated near the City of 
Mexico, at San Cosme. The grounds were purchased pursuant to an 
act of Congress approved September 28, 1850, for a cemetery or 
burial ground for such officers and soldiers of the United States 
Army in the war with Mexico as fell in battle or died in and around 
said city, and for the interment of American citizens who have died 
or may die in said city. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Don Manuel Lopez, dated June 26, 1851, conveying said 
tract. Recorded at the City of Mexico, and a copy placed on file in 
the United States Legation in that city. 

MICHIGAN. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. That the United States of America shall have power 
to purchase, or to condemn, in the manner prescribed by its laws, 
upon making just compensation therefor, any land in the State of 
Michigan required for custom-houses, arsenals, light-houses, National 
Cemeteries, or for other purposes of the government of the United 
States. 

" SEC. 2. The United States may enter upon and occupy any land 
which may have been or may be purchased or condemned, or other- 
wise acquired, and shall have the right of exclusive legislation and 
concurrent jurisdiction together with the State of Michigan, over 
such land and the structures thereon, and shall hold the same exempt 
from all State, county, and municipal taxation." (Act of March 21, 
1874. Compiled Laws, 1897, Vol. 1, p. 451.) 

FORT BRADY. 

This reservation contains about 73 acres, with metes and bounds 
as given in G. O. No. 99, W. D., May 28, 1906. It is situated west of 
and adjoining the city of Sault Ste. Marie, in Chippewa County. 
The land was acquired under the provisions of an Act of Congress 
approved July 8, 1886. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Thomas Ryan and wife, dated December 18, 1886, 
conveying 80 acres with exceptions. Recorded in Liber 19, page 340, 
of the deed records of Chippewa County. 

2. Quitclaim deed from the city of Sault Ste. Marie, dated May 
22, 1888, conveying certain streets, roads, etc. Recorded in Liber 17, 
page 581, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses: License, September 7, 1900, to the town of 
Sault Ste. Marie to maintain a street across the northwest corner of 
the reservation. 

License, March 9, 1906, to the Michigan State Telephone Company, 
for private telephone service. 



MICHIGAN. 199 

TARGET RANGE (FORT BRADY). 

This reservation contains 2,960 acres more or less. It was reserved 
and set apart for a rifle range and other military purposes in connec- 
tion with the post of Fort Brady, by Executive Order, dated Janu- 
ary 19, 1895. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

LAKESIDE CEMETERY. 

This burial ground contains about 12,000 square feet of ground. It 
is situated at Port Huron, in St. Clair County. The title is as fol- 
lows : 

Deed from the city of Port Huron, dated October 14, 1881, con- 
veying Lots 144 to 159, inclusive. Recorded in the office of the City 
Clerk of Port Huron. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FORT MACKIXAC. 

This reservation originally contained about 2 square miles, and is 
situated in the southeastern part of Mackinac Island in the straits of 
the same name. It was reduced by the survey establishing the 
national park on that island in 1875 to 103.4 acres. 

Originally established by the British in 1780, it was ceded to the 
United States by treaty in 1795. In 1812 the fort was captured by 
the British and in 1814 the United States forces were defeated in an 
attempt to recapture it. In the spring of 1815 it was surrendered to 
the United States and continued to be occupied for military purposes 
practically the whole time until it was turned over to the State 
of Michigan for the purposes of a public park, under authority of 
Act of Congress, dated March 21, 1895 (28 Stats. L., 946). This 
Act provides that if the reservation shall cease to be used for such 
purposes, or is used for any other purposes, it shall revert to the 
United States. 

MACKINAC ISLAND NATIONAL PARK. 

This reservation consists of so much of the island as was formerly 
held by the United States under military reservation or otherwise 
(excepting the Fort Mackinac and so much of the reservation thereof 
as bounds it to the south of the village of Mackinac, and to the west, 
north and east respectively by lines drawn north and south, east and 
west, at a distance from the flag pole of 400 yards). 

Title was acquired by Treaty with Great Britain about 1795. The 
reservation, said to have been declared by the President, November 
8, 1827, was set apart as a national public park for health, comfort 
and pleasure, for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, by Act of 
Congress approved March 3, 1875. (18 Stats. L., 517). It was 
turned over to the State of Michigan for the purposes of a public 
park, under authority of Act of Congress, dated March 21, 1895 
(28 Stats. L., 946). This Act provides that if the reservation shall 
cease to be used for such purposes, or is used for any other purposes, 
it shall revert to the United States. 



200 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

MILITIA TARGET RANGES! 

Ann Arbor Target Range. This range is situated near the city 
of Ann Arbor, in Washtenaw County, and comprises an area of 
about 10.5 acres. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Frederick H. Aprill, et ux., dated July 13, 1908, con- 
veying 5.5 acres. Recorded in Liber 176, page 7, of the Deed Rec- 
ords of Washtenaw County. 

2. Deed from Henry Shwab, et ux., dated July 13, 1908, convey- 
ing 5 acres, more or less. Recorded in Liber 176, page 6, of same 
records. 

3. Deed from the Ann Arbor Savings Bank, dated July 14, 1908, 
releasing mortgage on property conveyed by deed No. 2, supra. 
Recorded in Liber 11, Discharge and Release of Mortgages, page 556, 
of same records. 

Big Rapids Target Range. This range is situated near the city 
of Big Rapids, in Mecosta County, and comprises an area of about 25 
acres. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Sarah E. Escott, guardian, datqd December 28, 
1908; and deed from Eli V. Falardeau, et al., dated December 31, 
1908, conveying 23.50 acres. Recorded, respectively, in Liber 94, 
page 267, and Liber 98, page 239, of the Deed Records of Mecosta 
County. 

2. Deed from Andrew Smith, unmarried, dated March 15, 1909, 
conveying 1.54 acres. Recorded in Liber 98, page 214, of same 
records. 

Detroit Target Range. This range is situated near the city of 
Detroit, in Wayne County, and comprises an area of 101.64 acres. 
The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from The Dime Savings Bank, dated May 4, 1907, con- 
veying 70.13 acres. Recorded in Liber 701, page 74, of the Deed Rec- 
ords of Wayne County. 

2. Deed from John Vanderven, et ux., dated May 1, 1907, convey- 
ing 21.36 acres. Recorded in Liber 691, page 14, of same records. 

3. Deed from Antoine Maier, et ux., dated Mav 1, 1907, conveying 
10.15 acres. Recorded in Liber 691, page 11, of same records. 

Flint Target Range. This range is situated near the city of Flint, 
in Genesee County, and comprises an area of 80 acres. The title is 
as follows : 

Deed from Fred N. Foote, et nx., dated June 28, 1909, conveying 
above tract. Recorded in Liber 203, page 467, of the Deed Records 
of Genesee County. 

Grand Rapids Target Range. This range is situated near the city 
of Grand Rapids, in Kent County, and comprises an area of 118.6 
acres. The title is as f ollows : 

1. Deed from The Grand Rapids Savings Bank, dated March 19, 
1907, conveying 41 acres. Recorded in Liber 357, page 367, of the 
Deed Records of Kent County. 

2. Deed from the Grand Rapids Battalion, dated March 20, 1907, 
conveying 77.6 acres. Recorded in Liber 352, page 389, of same 
records. 

3. Quitclaim deed from Delia G. Bailey, et al., dated April 1, 
1907, conveying same premises covered by deed No. 2, supra. Re- 
corded in Liber 352, page 390, of same records. 



MICHIGAN. 201 

Kalamazoo Target Range. This range is situated in Kalamazoo 
County, and comprises an area of 10 acres. The title is as follows: 

Deed from Frederick Shillito, et ux., dated December 24, 1908, con- 
veying 10 acres. Recorded in Liber 146, page 337, of the Deed Rec- 
ords of Kalamazoo County. 

Saginaio Target Range. This range is situated near the city of 
Saginaw, in Saginnw County; and comprises an area of about 26.75 
acres. The title is as follows: 

Deed from Robert V. Mundy, et al.< dated January 8, 1909, con- 
veying about 26.75 acres.. Recorded in Liber 264, page 218, of the 
Deed Records of SaginaAv County. 

FORT WAYNE. 

This reservation contains an area of about 65 acres with metes and 
bounds as announced in G. O. No. 99, W. D., May 28, 1906. It is 
situated on the Detroit River, in Wayne County, near the City of 
Detroit. The title is as follows : 

1. Quit claim deed from Robert A. Forsyth and wife, dated June 
3, 1842, conveying 23.36 acres. Recorded in Liber 21, folio 401, etc., 
of the deed records of Wayne County. 

2. Deed from Benjamin B. Kercheval and wife, dated June 3, 1842, 
conveying 23.36 acres. Recorded in Liber 21, folio 402, etc., of same 
records. 

3. Deed from William Dwight and wife, dated April 15, 1844, con- 
veying 41.86 acres. Recorded in Liber 24, folio 394, etc., of same 
records. 

4. Deed from Arthur J. Robertson, dated October 7, 1844, convey- 
ing 7.48 acres. Recorded in Liber 24, folio 394, etc., of same records. 

In order to establish the western boundary of the reservation, the 
Secretary of War, under authority of Act of Congress, approved 
April 28, 1904 (33 Stats. L., 497), executed a quit-claim deed under 
date of September 1, 1904, to the Detroit Edison Company, relin-" 
quishing all claim to lands west of the line agreed upon ; the Detroit 
Edison Company executing the following deed for all lands east of 
said line : 

5. Quit claim Deed from the Detroit Edison Company, dated July 
2, 1904. Recorded in Libro 587 of Deeds, page 414, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
legislature approved February 9, 1842, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction of the State 
be, and the same is hereby ceded to the United States, over any tract 
of land, not exceeding two hundred acres, that may be purchased by 
the United States, for the purpose of erecting thereon a fortification 
for the defense of Detroit : Provided, That if in the execution of the 
work for which the said cession is made it should become necessary to 
vacate any road or highway now running through the said land, 
another road or highway of equal width, ranging as little as may be, 
consistent with the military object in view, from the present route of 
said road or highway, shall be opened and put in good condition for 
traveling, at the expense of the United States." 

See also General Act of Cession. 



202 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Revocable Licenses: License, November IT, 1902, to the Detroit City 
Gas Company to lay and maintain its gas mains within the reserva- 
tion. 

License, November 5, 1908, to Michigan State Telephone Co. for 
telephone line. 

License, Oct. 27, 1909. to Edison Illuminating Company for elec- 
tric line to furnish electric current to the Post. 

MINNESOTA. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State of 
Minnesota is hereby given, in accordance with the seventeenth clause, 
eighth section of the first article of the constitution of the United 
States, to the acquisition by the United States, by purchase, con- 
demnation or otherwise, of any land in this state required for custom 
houses, court houses, post offices, arsenals, or other public buildings 
whatever, or for any other purposes of the government. 

" SECTION 2. That exclusive jurisdiction in and over any land so 
acquired by the United States shall be, and the same is hereby ceded 
to the United States, for all purposes except the service of all civil 
and criminal process of the courts of this state, but the jurisdiction so 
ceded shall continue no longer than the said United States shall own 
such lands. 

" SECTION 3. The jurisdiction ceded shall not vest until the United 
States shall have acquired the title to the said lands by purchase, con- 
demnation or otherwise; and so long as the said lands shall remain 
the property of the United States when acquired as aforesaid, and no 
longer, the same shall be and continue exempt and exonerated from 
all state, county and municipal taxation, assessment, or other charges 
which may be levied or improved under the authority of this state.' 1 

(Approved March 22, 1899. General Laws of Minn., 1899, p. 85, 
ch. 83.) 

FORT SNELLING. 

This reservation, originally called Fort St. Anthony, contains 
about 2,381.75 acres, with metes and bounds as given in G. O. No. 
34, W. D., March 14, 1908. It is situated on the crest of a bluff 
formed by the junction of the valleys of the Mississippi and Minne- 
sota Rivers. The reservation was originally obtained by treaty with 
the Sioux Indians in 1805, ratified by the Senate in 1808. By Act of 
August 26, 1852, the reservation was defined and reduced. On May 
25, 1853, the President set aside a reservation of 7,000 acres, which 
was reduced to 0,000 acres the November following. It was first 
garrisoned in 1822, and continued so until 1856. The reservation 
except two small tracts was sold June 6, 1857, to Franklin Steele, but 
payment not having been made according to terms of sale, and no 
conveyance having been made, the United States entered into posses- 
sion and occupancy of the reservation, April 23, 1861. Pursuant to 
Act of May 7, 1870, a reservation of 1,531.21 acres was set apart and 
settlement was made with Mr. Steele by which he released all claims 
thereto in consideration of release of balance of purchase money and 
conveyance to him of remainder of original reservation. 



MINNESOTA. 203 

An addition for Target Range was acquired by expropriation pro- 
ceedings in the United States District court for the District of Min- 
nesota, under decree of March 22, 1905 ; filed March 23, 1905, and 
recorded in Volume 9 of Term minutes of said Court at pages 134- 
136. The addition contains about 850 acres, exclusive of the " Bloom- 
ington Road to St. Paul." See G. O. Xo. 67, W. D., May 3, 1905. 

A further addition of 0.5-4. acre was acquired by deed from Rosa 
P. Vincent, unmarried, dated November 27, 1906 ; and deed from the 
Long Meadow Gun Club, dated December 1, 1906; both recorded in 
Book 632 of Deeds, page. 104, Office of Register of Deeds, Hennepin 
County. 

A bridge site consisting of Lots 20, 22, 23, and part of Lots 28 and 
32, in F. Steele's subdivision of Lot 2, section 21, in St. Paul, Minne- 
sota, was acquired as follows : 

1. Deed from Rosa P. Vincent, widow, dated April 29, 1907. 
Recorded in Book 519 of Deeds, page 567, Office of Register of Deeds, 
Ramsey County. 

2. Deed from Katherine B. Appleby, widow, dated April 29, 1907. 
Recorded in Book 519, page 581, of same records. 

3. Deed from Caroline H. Addison, et rir, dated April 29, 1907. 
Recorded in Book 519, page 566, of same records. 

4. Decree of United States District Court, May 23, 1908. Filed 
in Book 541 of Deeds, page 193, of same records. 

5. Condemnation proceedings in the U. S. District Court, District 
of Minnesota, in re easement in lands in the county of Hennepin, for 
bridge purposes, between the reservation and the city of St. Paul, on 
the right of way of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Compam r . Decree rendered October 6, 1909, and filed on same date 
in Office of Clerk of said court. Recorded in Book 123 of Misc., 
p. 573, Office of Register of Deeds, Hennepin County, Minnesota. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Easement: Act of Congress, approved June 20, 1878, provided for 
the building of a bridge across the Mississippi River to abut upon the 
reservation, and for a right of way across the reservation to said 
bridge. 

The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company owns in 
fee a right of way through the reservation, which was acquired prior 
to Act of May 7/1870. 

Revocable 'Licenses: License; April 13, 1905, to The Minneapolis 
Street Railroad Company for an electric street railway. 

License; May 13, 1909, to the Minneapolis Street Railway Com- 
pany to construct an extension of its tracks on the reservation. 

ST. PAUL QUARTERMASTER AND COMMISSARY DEPOT. 

This reservation contains an area of about 15,500 square feet of 
ground, and is situated in St. Paul proper, being Lot 3 and part of 
Lot 4 of Block 31. The property was acquired under an Act of Con- 
gress approved August 7, 1882, and the title is as follows : 

Deed from the city of St. Paul, dated August 19, 1882, conveying 
Lot 3 and part* of Lot 4 in Block 31, in St. Paul proper. Recorded 
in Book 111, pages 19- to 197, of the deed records of Ramsey County 
at St. Paul. 



204 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Jurisdiction was supposed to have been ceded to the United States 
l>v an act of the State Legislature approved February 26, 1883, but 
the cession was later declared by the Attorney General of the United 
States to be of no effect, and it was accordingly superseded by the 
Act of March 22, 1899, for which see General Act of Cession. 

Revocable License: October 5, 1904, to Farwell, Ozman, Kirk & Co., 
for temporary excavation and extension of footings, at a depth of 
about twenty feet, over boundary, so much of the material as is 
placed in the soil of the United States to become the property of the 
United States. 

MISSISSIPPI. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 2395. The governor upon application made to him in 
writing on behalf of the United States for the purpose of acquiring 
and holding lands, or using any part of a public road of any county 
within the limits of this state for the purpose of making, building or 
constructing levees, canals or any other works in connection with the 
improvement of rivers and harbors, or as a site for a fort, magazine, 
arsenal, dock yard, court house, custom house, light house, post office, 
or other needful building, or for the purpose of locating and main- 
taining national military parks, or for any other public works or pur- 
poses, accompanied by proper evidence of the purchase of such lands, 
or the consent of the board of supervisors of the proper county for 
such public roads to be used for said purpose, is authorized for the 
state to cede jurisdiction thereof to the United States for the purpose 
of the cession and none other." (Section 2395, Annotated Code of 
Mississippi, 190G, embodying section 2178 of Code of 1892, as amended 
in 1894, in 1896, and by Chapter 67, Acts of 1900.) 

2396. The concession of jurisdiction to the United States over any 
part of the territory of the state, heretofore or hereafter made, shall 
not prevent the execution on such land of any process, civil or crimi- 
nal, under the authority of this state, nor prevent the laws of this 
state from operating over such land; saving to the United States 
security to its property w r ithin the limits of the jurisdiction ceded, and 
exemption of the same, and of such land from taxation under the au- 
thority of this state during the continuance of the cession. (Section 
2396, idem, embodying section 2179, of Code of 1892.) 

CORINTH NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 20 acres, and is situated at 
Corinth, in Alcorn County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Calvin F. Vance and wife, et al., dated February 1, 
1868, conveying 20 acres of land, by metes and bounds, being a por- 
tion of Section 12, Township 2, of Range 7 East, etc. Recorded in 
Deed Book B B, page 351, etc., of the deed records of Tishomingo 
County. 

2. Deed from M. A. Mitchell, dated October 15, 1888, conveying 
land for right of way. Recorded in Book 12, page 490, of the deed 
Records of Alcorn County. 



MISSISSIPPI. 205 

3. Deed from the City of Corinth, dated January 7, 1889, convey- 
ing right of way, etc. Recorded in Book 12, page 560, of same 
records. 

Jurisdiction over this cemetery was ceded to the United States by 
the following act of the State Legislature, approved February 12, 
1875: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That exclusive jurisdiction be, and 
hereby is, given to the United States to and over the following tracts 
of land and appurtenances thereunto belonging, now used and occu- 
pied as National Cemeteries in this State, to wit : All of a tract or 
parcel of land situated near the city of Natchez, in the county of 
Adams, inclosed by a brick wall, and known as the Natchez National 
Cemetery ; also, all of a tract or parcel of land situated on the banks 
of the Mississippi river, near the city of Yicksburg, in the county of 
Warren; said tract embraces not only all that is now enclosed by a 
brick wall, but also a strip lying between the southwest side of said 
wall and the Mississippi river, now owned by the United States and 
occupied for purposes aforesaid, and known as the Vicksburg Na- 
tional Cemetery ; also, another certain tract of land, situated near the 
city of Corinth, in the county of Alcorn, consisting of twenty acres 
(more or less), and known as the Corinth National Cemetery; the 
legal title to said several parcels of land being now in the United 
States for purposes aforesaid. 

" SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the jurisdiction hereby ceded 
to the United States shall extend to the premises aforesaid, and all 
improvements that are, or may be made thereon by the United States, 
shall continue so long as said lands shall be used for the purpose 
aforesaid, the same to be free and exempt from any and all taxes or 
assessments under any law of this State, or municipal authority 
thereof, nor shall they be subject to levy and sale by any process 
known to the laws of this State." 

NATCHEZ NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 11.07 acres, and is situated at 
Natchez, in Adams County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Margaret Case, et al., dated January 31, 1867, con- 
veying 11.07 acres. Recorded in Book O O, page 408, etc., of the 
deed records of Adams County. 

2. Deed from the City of Natchez, dated October 11, 1886, convey- 
ing rights of way, etc. Recorded in Book 3 A, page 398, etc., of 
same records. 

For Jurisdiction see Corinth National Cemetery. 

SHIP ISLAND. 

This reservation includes that part of Ship Island not reserved for 
light-house purposes, and is situated in the Gulf of Mexico, near the 
coast of Mississippi, about 14 miles from Biloxi. The title is as 
follows : 

As a part of the public domain the whole island was reserved for 
military purposes by Executive Order dated August 30, 1847; but 
by Executive Order of July 7, 1852, 50 acres at the extreme western 



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end of the island (including Fort Massachusetts) were set apart for 
light-house purposes. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by an act of the State Legislature approved 
November 15, 1858, which provides as follows : 

"SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., For the purpose of enabling the 
United States to carry into effect an Act of Congress of March 3, 
1857, providing for the fortification of Ship Island, Coast of Missis- 
sippi, by building and maintaining such forts, magazines, arsenals, 
dockyards, wharves, and other structures, with their appendages, as 
may be necessary for the object aforesaid, jurisdiction is hereby ceded 
to the United States over the said Ship Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, 
Coast of Mississippi, to include all of said Island above and within 
low-water mark, and over all the contiguous shores, flats, and waters 
within seventeen hundred and sixty yards from low-water mark, and 
all right, title, and claim which this State may have in or to the said 
Ship Island, Coast of Mississippi, are hereby^ granted to the United 
States: Provided^ That this State shall retain a concurrent jurisdic- 
tion with the United States in and over all the premises aforesaid so 
far that all civil process and such criminal process as may issue under 
the authority of this State against any person or persons charged 
with crimes committed without the premises aforesaid may be exe- 
cuted therein in the same way and manner as if jurisdiction had not 
been ceded as aforesaid. 

" SEC. 2. The premises over which jurisdiction is granted by this 
act and all structures and other property thereon shall be exonerated 
and discharged from all taxes and assessments which may be laid or 
imposed under the authority of this State while said premises shall 
remain the property of the United States and shall be used for the 
purposes intended by this act." 

Revocable Licenses' License, February 28, 1880, to the National 
Board of Health to occupy a portion of the reservation. 

License, May 3, 1880, to the National Board of Health to occupy a 
portion of the ground south of the lagoon for the care of passengers 
not sick but removed from an infected ship. 

License, January 31, 1881, to the Treasury Department to occupy 
vacant building for the collector of customs. 

License, September 6, 1893, to the Treasury Department to occupy 
the " Old Griffin Building " for the deputy collector of customs. 

License, May 26, 1900, to A. Murdock to sink and maintain an 
artesian well on the reservation. 

License, September 26, 1900, to A. Murdock to erect a keeper's 
house on the reservation. 

VICKSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 40 acres and a Cemetery 
Roadway, and is situated at Vicksburg, in Warren County. The 
title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Alvey H. Jaynes and wife, dated August 27, 1866, 
conveying 40 acres. 

2. Deed from the County of Warren, dated August 10, 1880, con- 
veying right of way from the City of Vicksburg to the Cemetery. 
Recorded in Book Y Y, page 433, etc., of the deed records of War- 
ren County, 



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3. Deed from Mary A. Wyman, dated September 1, 1887, convey- 
ing a right of way. Recorded in Book No. 64, page 393, etc., of 
same records. 

4. Deed from William M. Vogleson, dated September 7, 1887, con- 
veying a right of way. Recorded in Book No. 64, page 392, etc., of 
same records. 

5. Deed from John B. Mattingly, dated September 7, 1887, con- 
veying a right of way. Recorded in Book No. 65, page 139, etc., of 
same records. 

6. Deed from George M. M. Linn, dated September 26, 1887, con- 
veying a right of way. Recorded in Book No. 65, page 140, etc., of 
same records. 

7. Deed from Heirs of A. H. Arthur, dated January 10, 1888, con- 
veying a right of way. Recorded in Book No. 65, page 141, etc., of 
same records. 

8. Deed from Thomas Rigeley, dated May 4, 1888, conveying a 
right of way. Recorded in Book No. 65, page 143, of same records. 

9. Condemnation of property for right of way by Board of Super- 
visors, v. J. O. Linn for a right of way to cemetery, etc. Recorded in 
Deed Book No. 54, page 225, etc., of same records. 

The roadway described in the foregoing deeds was acquired 
through the Board of Supervisors of Warren County, who derived 
their authority under an Act of the State Legislature approved 
March 2, 1880. 

For Jurisdiction see Corinth National Cemetery. 

VICKSBTJRG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK. 

This reservation, containing 1,255.07 acres, situate in Warren 
County, was acquired pursuant to Act of Congress approved Febru- 
ary 21, 1899, for the purpose of commemorating the campaign and 
siege and defense of Vicksburg. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Kajtherine Ruffin, dated October 18, 1899, conveying 
5.6 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 176, of the records of Warren 
County. 

2. Deed from Simpy Gadson, dated October 18, 1899, conveying 
2 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 178, of same records. 

3. Deed from Sarah J. Mosby, et al., dated October 20, 1899, con- 
veying 5.6 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 177, of same records. 

4. Deed from John B. Reid, et al., dated October 24, 1899, convey- 
ing 7.9 acres. Recorded in Book 92', page 179, of same records. 

5. Deed from Henry L. Mayer, dated October 26, 1899, conveying 
4.5 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 188, of same records. 

6. Deed from Jeff Turner and wife, dated October 27, 1899, con- 
veying 0.1 acre. Recorded in Book 92, page 202 et seq., of same 
records. 

7. Deed from W. A. Cleaver and w T ife, dated November 2, 1899, 
conveying 0.2 acre. Recorded in Book 92, page 181, of same records. 

8. Deed from Emma E. Barstow and husband, dated November 3, 
1899, conveying 7.3 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 175, of same 
records. 

9. Deed from Marcia A. Hanley and husband, dated November 7, 
1899, Conveying 33.6 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 182, of same 
records. 



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10. Deed from Martha A. rinkston, dated November 8, 1899, con- 
veying 13.3 acres with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 92, 
page 189, et seq., of same records. 

11. Deed from M. E. R. Hughes, et al., dated November 10, 1899, 
conveying 2.8 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 180, of same records. 

12. Deed from Casimir Tag, dated November 10, 1899, conveying 
23 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 185, of same records. 

13. Deed from Lewis Johnson and wife, dated November 11, 1899, 
conveying 3.8 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 187, et seq., of same 
records. 

14. Deed from Richard Coleman and wife, dated November 11, 
1899, conveying 5.3 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 190, et seq., of 
same records. 

15. Deed from John Kennare et al., dated November 13, 1899, con- 
veying 16.2 acres with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 92, 
page 183 of same records. 

16. Deed from James H. Hill, dated November 14, 1899, conveying 
.05 acre. Recorded in Book 92, page 249, et seq., of same records. 

17. Deed from William J. Henry, dated November 14, 1899, con- 
veying 6.3 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 199, et seq., of same 
records. 

18. Deed from George Just, dated November 16, 1899, conveying 
132 acres with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 92, page 199, 
et seq., of same records. 

19. Deed from Charles O'Connor, dated November 16, 1899, con- 
veying 3.7 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 201, et seq., of same 
records. 

20. Deed from Mary Shaw, dated November 16, 1899, conveying 1 
acre. Recorded in Book 92, page 201, of same records. 

21. Deed from S. Sorsby Booth, et al., dated November 17, 1899, 
conveying 51.6 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 243, et seq., of same 
records. 

22. Deed from J. G. Tichenor, dated November 20, 1899, conveying 
1 acre. Recorded in Book 92, page 239, of same records. 

23. Deed from John Coleman, dated November 21, 1899, convey- 
ing 2 acres, with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 92, page 
237, of same records. 

24. Deed from Jos. N. Ring, et al., dated November 21, 1899, con- 
veying 32.2 acres, with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 92, 
page 238, of same records. 

25. Deed from Marcella H. Smith, dated December 11, 1899, con- 
veying 52.8 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 202, et seq., of same 
records. 

26. Deed from Francis C. Abbott, dated December 13, 1899, con- 
veying 29.8 acres with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 92, 
page 251, of same records. 

27. Deed from John B. Smith, dated December 13, 1899, conveying 
18 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 203, et seq., of same records. 

28. Deed from Maggie D. Monroe, et al., dated December 13, 1899, 
conveying 28.3 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 252, et seq., of same 
records. 

29. Deed from Maggie D. Monroe, dated December 13, 1899, con- 
veying 29.5 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 254, et seq., of same 
records. 



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30. Deed from Chas. B. Galloway, dated December 15, 1899, con- 
veying 48.3 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 240, et seq., of same 
records. 

31. Deed from Elizabeth L. Cook and husband, dated December 
16, 1899, conveying 3.1 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 201, et 
seq., of same records. 

32. Deed from Sarah Middleton, dated December 16, 1899, con- 
veving 7.3 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 267, of same records. 

33. Deed from Robert Walton and wife, dated December 21, 1899, 
conveying 29.2 acres with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 
92, page 255, et seq., of same records. 

34. Deed from Alice Eaton, dated December 23, 1899, conveying 
60.7 acres with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 92, page 247, 
et seq., of same records. 

35. Deed from Elizabeth Hebron and husband, dated December 25, 
1899, conveying 6.4 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 259, et seq., 
of same records. 

36. Deed from J. G. Ferguson, dated December 26, 1899, convey- 
ing 30.8 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 256, of same records. 

37. Deed from J. Dornbusch, dated December 26, 1899, conveying 
2.3 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 262, of same records. 

38. Deed from Helen J. King and husband, et al., dated December 
27, 1899, conveying 27.8 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 197, 
et seq., of same records. 

39. Deed from Matilda Glover, et al., dated December 27, 1899, 
conveying 1.2 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 251, et seq., of same 
records. 

40. Deed from Eva B. Brabston, dated December 30, 1899, con- 
veying 0.4 acre. Recorded in Book 92, page 242, of same records. 

41. Deed from W. A. Thomas, et al., dated January 2, 1900, con- 
veying 33.3 acres with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 93, 
page 250, et seq., of same records. 

42. Decree of condemnation for 4.7 acres in case No. 137, The 
United States v. Olive R. Smeldes et al., in the Circuit Court of the 
United States, for the Western Division of the Southern District of 
Mississippi. Rendered January 3^ 1900, and recorded in Book 92, 
page 272, of same records. 

43. Decree of condemnation for 29.6 acres, in case 141, The United 
States v. Mattie Shewalter et al., in the Circuit Court of the United 
States, for the Western Division of the Southern District of Missis- 
sippi. Rendered January 3, 1900, and recorded in Book 92, page 282. 
of same records. 

44. Decree of Condemnation for 3.4 acres, in case 143, The United 
States v. Charles Reynolds et al., in the Circuit Court of the United 
States for the Western Division of the Southern District of Missis- 
sippi. Rendered January 3, 1900, and recorded in Book 92, page 295, 
of same records. 

45. Decree of Condemnation for 1.8 acres, in case 138, The United 
States v. Emma A. Lanier et al., in the Circuit Court of the United 
States for the Western Division of the Southern District of Missis- 
sippi. Rendered January 5, 1900 and recorded in Book 92, page 265, 
of same records. 

46. Decree of condemnation for 11.4 acres, in case 142, The United 
States v. Clara Klineman, in the Circuit Court of the United States 

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210 . UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

for the Western Division of the Southern District of Mississippi. 
Rendered January 5, 1900, and recorded in Book' 92, page 288, of 
same records. 

47. Decree of Condemnation for 25.7 acres, in case 139, The United 
States v. W. V. Logan et al., in the Circuit Court of the United 
States for the Western Division of the Southern District of Missis- 
sippi. Rendered January 5, 1900, and recorded in Book 92, page 283, 
of same records. 

48. Deed from the Refuge Oil Mill Company, dated January 15, 
1900, conveying 1.3 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 248, et seq., of 
same records. 

49. Deed from F. M. Loque, Jr., and wife, dated January 15, 1900, 
conveying 41.2 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 354, et seq., of 
same records. 

50. Deed from the Congregation Anshe Chesed, dated January 23, 
1900, conveying 19.5 acres with certain reservations. Recorded in 
Book 92, page 261, of same records. 

51. Deed from Thomasene H. Woolsey, et al., dated January 24, 
1900, conveying 3.7 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 268, et seq., of 
same records. 

52. Deed from Vicksburg Tabernacle Number 19, dated January 
29, 1900, conveying 80.1 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 293, of 
same records. 

53. Deed from S. V. Strong, dated February 19, 1900, conveying 
2 acres with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 93, page 334, of 
same records. 

54. Deed from T. H. Cook and wife, dated April 12, 1900, con- 
veying 61.2 acres. Recorded in Book 93, page 332 of same records. 

55. Deed from Martha Giles and husband, dated April 14, 1900, 
conveying 8.1 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 346, et seq., of same 
records. 

56. Deed from Emma Barstow, dated April 23, 1900, conveying 
1.9 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 347, of same records. 

57. Deed from Louis Hunt, dated April 25, 1900, conveying 1.1 
acres. Record in Book 93, page 335, of same records. 

58. Deed from C. A. Williams, et al., dated May 8, 1900, conveying 
0.2 acre. Recorded in Book 92, page 349, et seq., of same records. 

59. Deed from Fred Buckel, dated July 2, 1900, conveying 2.6 
acres with certain reservations. Recorded in Book 92, page 348, of 
same records. 

60. Deed from T. J..Hossley, et al., dated July 3, 1900, conveying 
4.6 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 89, of same records. 

61. Deed from Lewis Johnson and wife, dated July 16, 1900, con- 
veying 4.1 acres. Recorded in Book 92, page 491, of same records. 

62. Deed from Alex Terrell and wife, dated July 26, 1900, con- 
veying 3.4 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 65, of same records. 

63. Deed from Eva B. Brabston, dated July 26, 1900, conveying 
15.6 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 91, of same records. 

64. Deed from Mary A. B. Rigby, dated July 28, 1900, conveying 
0.1 acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 70, of same records. 

65. Deed from Emma E. Barstow, dated July 28, 1900, conveying 
5.54 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 15, et seq., of same records. 

66. Deed from Emma E. Barstow, et al., dated July 31, 1900, con- 
veying 1.8 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 85, et seq., of same 
records. 



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67. Deed from Belle C. Smith and husband, dated August 1, 1900, 
conveying 33.1 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 77, et seq., of same 
records. 

68. Deed from Charlie Jones and wife, dated August 2, 1900, con- 
veying .01 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 76, of same records. 

69. Deed from Maggie Murphy and husband, dated August 2, 1900, 
conveying .02 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 88, et seq., of same 
records. 

70. Deed from Eliza McClelland and husband, dated August 2, 
1900, conveying .01 acre. . Recorded in Book 95, page 89, of same 
records. 

71. Deed from Louvinia Ernest and husband, dated August 2, 1900, 
conveying 0.1 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 90, of same records. 

72. Deed from Vinie Bowie and husband, dated August 2, 1900, 
conveying .01 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 90, of same records. 

73. Deed from Frances McClelland, dated August 2, 1900, convey- 
ing .02 acre. Recorded in Book 95,- page 92, of same records. 

74. Deed from Malinda Henry and husband, dated August 2, 1900, 
conveying .05 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 93, et seq., of same 
records. 

75. Deed from Lucy Gaines, dated August 2, 1900, conveying 0.01 
acre.' Recorded in Book 96, page 74, of same records. 

76. Deed from William Green and wife, dated August 2, 1900, con- 
veying 0.7 acre. Jlecorded in Book 96, page 79, of same records. 

77. Deed from Minerva Jones and husband, dated August 2, 1900, 
conveying 0.06 acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 80 et seq., of same 
records. 

78. Deed from Ophelia McGee, dated August 3, 1900, conveying 
5.2 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 75, et seq., of same records. 

79. Deed from William Murphy, dated August 3, 1900, conveying 
4.9 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 83 et seq., of same records. 

80. Deed from Peter Walton, et al., dated August 3, 1900, convey- 
ing 1.6 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 94, et seq., of same records. 

81. Deed from Mary Hughes, et al., dated August 4, 1900, convey- 
ing 4.71 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 69, of same records. 

82. Deed from Laura J. Mackey and husband, dated August 4, 
1900, conveying 2.2 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 82, et seq., of 
same records. 

83. Deed from Dick Thompson and wife, dated August 4, 1900, 
conveying 0.01 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 91, of same records. 

84. Deed from Maggie D. Monroe, dated August 4, 1900, conveying 
0.4 acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 17, of same records. 

85. Deed from M. J. Hennessey, dated August 5, 1900, conveying 
0.04 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 84, et seq., of same records. 

86. Deed from John White, dated August 7, 1900, conveying 0.1 
acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 72, of same records. 

87. Deed from Dick Thompson and wife, dated August 8, 1900, 
conveying 0.1 acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 68, et seq., of same 
records. 

88. Deed from Julia G. Lee, dated August 8, 1900, conveying 1.6 
acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 69, of same records. 

89. Deed from Robert Countryman, dated August 11, 1900, convey- 
ing 1.6 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 101, of same records. 

90. Deed from Jane Currie, et al., dated August 11, 1900, convey- 
ing 1.6 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 102, et seq., of same records. 



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91. Deed from Henry Lee, dated August 15, 1900, conveying 0.5 
acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 71, of same records. 

92. Deed from Lewis A. Moss, dated August 15, 1900, conveying 
.25 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 80, et seq., of same records. 

93. Deed from Isadora Countryman, dated August 15, 1900, con- 
veying 1.3 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 101, of same records. 

94. Deed from Katherine Ruffin, dated August 16, 1900, conveying 
1.9 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 66, of same records. 

95. Deed from Jas. H. Walsh, dated August 17, 1900, conveying 
2.3 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 67, of same records. 

96. Deed from Jenny Henry, dated August 17, 1900, conveying 6.3 
acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 73, of same records. 

97. Deed from Ann E. Cotton, dated August 17, 1900, conveying 
0.8 acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 78, of same records. 

98. Deed from Lettie M. Wilson, dated August 18, 1900, conveying 
7 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 97, of same records. 

99. Deed from Annie Rickson, dated August 21, 1900, conveying 
0.1 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 81, et seq., of same records. 

100. Deed from H. M. Osborn, dated August 22, 1900, conveying 
.02 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 87, et seq., of same records. 

101. Deed from Archie Quitman, dated September 5, 1900, convey- 
ing .02 acre. Title acquired from W. J. Buell, No. Ill, infra. 

102. Deed from Chas. B. Galloway, dated September 7, 1900, con- 
veying 0.9 acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 81, of same records. 

103. Deed from the Supervisors of Warren County, dated Septem- 
ber 12, 1900, conveying 0.3 acre. Recorded in Book 95, page 68, of 
same records. 

104. Deed from Amanda A. Vogleson, et al., dated October 16, 

1900, conveying 3.5 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 504, of same 
records. 

105. Deed from J. S. Tate, dated December 15, 1900, conveying .02 
acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 104, et seq., of same records. 

106. Deed from Casimir Tag, dated December 28, 1900, conveying 
2 acres. Recorded in Book 96, page 95, et seq., of same records. 

107. Deed from Thomasene H. Woolsey, et al., dated January 8, 

1901, conveying 4.9 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 101, et seq., 
of same records. 

108. Decree of condemnation for 5.9 acres, in case The United 
State v. James C. Wright, in the Circuit and District Court of the 
United States for the Southern District of Mississippi. Rendered 
in the January term, 1901, and recorded in Book 95, page 200, of 
same records. 

109. Decree of condemnation for 0.2 acre, in case The United 
States v. Lillie Hodge, in the Circuit and District Court of the 
United States for the Southern District of Mississippi. Rendered in 
the January term, 1901, and recorded in Book 96, page 502, of same 
records. 

110. Deed from Henry L. Mayer, dated February 21, 1901, con- 
veying 1.2 acres. Recorded in Book 95, page 115, of same records. 

111. Deed from W. J. Buell, dated March 13, 1901, conveying .02 
acre. Recorded in Book 96, page 503, of same records. 

112. Deed from W. A. Claver and wife, dated October 1, 1902, 
conveying .06 acre. Recorded in Book 99, page 409, et seq., of same 
records. 



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113. Deed from J. W. King, et al., dated January 14, 1903, con- 
veying 5.02 acres. Recorded in Book 101, page 282, of same records. 

Jurisdiction over all the above tract was ceded by 3 proclamations 
of the Governor of Mississippi, dated June 28, 1901, September 23, 
1903, and one without date. For authority for proclamation see 
" General Act of Cession." 

114. Deed from Mrs. Sarah J. Mosby, et al., dated October IT, 
1903, conveying two tracts aggregating 16.63 acres. Recorded in 
Book 100, page 398, of same records. 

115. Deed from Jennie Henry, dated July 1904, conveying 1.29 
acres. Recorded in Book 103, page 154, of same records. 

116. Deed from Yicksburg Battlefield Commission of Pennsylvania, 
dated March IT, 1905, conveying 2.59 acres, for Pennsylvania memo- 
rial. Recorded in Book 10T, page 21 et seq., of same records. 

11T. Deed from Katharine Ruffin, dated November 23, 1905, con- 
veying O.T2 acre, more or less. Recorded in Book 10T, page ITS, of 
same records. 

118. Deed from F. M. Logue, dated November 25, 1905, conveying 
9.46 acres, more or less. Recorded in Book 10T, page 221 et seq., of 
same records. 

119. Deed from W. H. McGee, et al., dated July 16, 1904, con- 
veying 1T.9 acres. Recorded in Book 109, page 94 of same records. 

120. Deed from F. M. Logue, dated August 9, 1906, conveying two 
parcels of land, aggregating 5.23 acres. Recorded in Book 109, page 
144, of same records. 

121. Deed from Kimball F. Ferguson, dated December 10, 1909, 
conveying 5.23 acres. Recorded in Book 11T, page 81, of same records. 

Jurisdiction over tract 114, ante, and tracts 115 and 116, ante, 
ceded by Governor's deed of June 30, 1905; over tracts 11T, 118 and 
119, ante, by Governor's deed of July "26, 1906 ; and over tract 120, 
ante, by Governor's deed of September 14, 1906. Jurisdiction over 
the Old Yazoo City public road (now known as Road No. 81), ex- 
tending from the point on said road where Confederate Avenue 
begins to the north end of the bridge over Glass' Bayou, as specified 
in resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Warren County, adopted 
December 6, 1905, which resolution authorized the United States to 
enter upon and use the same for purposes of the Park, ceded by 
Governor's deed of January 18, 1906. Jurisdiction over this road 
from its junction with Confederate Avenue to its junction with Union 
Avenue, as authorized to be occupied by resolution of said Board 
of Supervisors, adopted December 5, 1906, ceded by Governor's deed 
of January 23, 190T. (See General Act of Cession for authority for 
these deeds.) 

MISSOURI. 

ARCADIA TARGET RANGE. 

This reservation contains an area of 1,2T5 acres, and is situated 
about 2J miles from the railroad station at Arcadia, in Iron County, 
and about 80 miles from Jefferson Barracks. See G. O. No. 66, A. 
G. O., April 11, 1899. 

The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from H. R. Holland, dated December 23, 1895, conveying 
80 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 603, of the records of Iron 
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2. Guardian's Deed from H. R. Holland, Guardian, etc., dated 
May 16, 1898, conveying same tract. Recorded in Book 42, page 
563, of same records. 

3. Deed from Franklin Button and wife, et al., dated December 
23, 1895, conveying 80 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 597, of 
same records. 

4. Deed from John Walter and wife, dated December 23, 1895, 
conveying 160 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 607, of same rec- 
ords. 

5. Deed from Walter H. Fisher and wife, et al., dated December 
23, 1895, conveying 156 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 604, of 
same records. 

6. Deed from Azariah Martin and wife, dated December 23, 1895, 
conveying 46 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 605, of same records. 

7. Deed from Elizabeth D. Button, et al., dated December 30, 1895, 
conveying 90 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 598, of same records. 

8. Guardian's Deeds (four in number) from W. T. Gray, Curator, 
etc., dated March 8, 1898, conveying same tract. Recorded in Book 
42, pages 568, 570 to 574, of same records. 

9. Deed from Achillis K. Button and wife, dated January 13, 
1896, conveying 80 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 594, of same 
records. 

10. Deed from Francis Dike and wife, dated February 1, 1896, 
conveying 80 acres. Recorded in Book 42, page 575, etc., of same 
records. 

11. Deed from Malinda Bird, dated April 2, 1896, conveying 20 
acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 601, of same records. 

12. Guardian's Deed from W. T. Gray, Curator, etc., dated March 
10, 1898, conveying same tract. Recorded in Book 42, page 561, of 
same records. 

13. Deed from Henry Hutchens, dated January 28, 1898, convey- 
ing 23 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 606, of same records. 

14. Deed from I. G. Whitworth, dated January 31, 1898, convey- 
ing 40 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 596, of same records. 

15. Deed from Wm. Henson and wife, dated March 10, 1898, con- 
veying 80 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 600, of same records. 

16. Deed from J. W. Emerson and wife, dated March 10, 1898, 
conveying 50 acres. Recorded in Book 42, page 559, of same records. 

17. Deed from James Dixon, dated March 17, 1898, conveying 80 
acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 595, of same records. 

18. Deed from William Henson and wife, dated March 28, 1898, 
conveying 10 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 602, of same records. 

19. Deed from Franklin Button and wife, et al., dated March 28, 
1898, conveying 40 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 599, of same 
records. 

20. Deed from Lillie E. Barnes and husband, dated June 9, 1898, 
conveying 80 acres. Recorded in Book 40, page 608, of same records. 

21. Executive Order, dated September 19, 1898, reserving from 
sale and setting apart 160 acres. 

JEFFERSON BARRACKS. 

This reservation contains an area of 1,260.91 acres, with metes and 
bounds as announced in G. O. No. 12, W. D., January 15, 1908. It 



MISSOURI. 215 

is situated in South St. Louis 011 the Mississippi River, 10 miles from 
St. Louis, in St. Louis County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from the inhabitants of Carondelet, dated July 8, 1826, 
conveying part of "Carondelet Common." Recorded in Book N, 
page 113, of the deed records of St. Louis County. 

2. Quit claim deed from the City of Carondelet, dated October 25, 
1854, conveying by metes and bounds a portion of the Common of 
said city, containing 1,702 acres, more or less. Recorded in Book 160, 
page 130, of same records. 

3. Quit claim Deed from Charles Blank, et al., dated July 17, 
1890, conveying 0.7 acre, etc. Recorded in Book 49, page 54 of same 
records. 

The area as originally acquired was reduced by Act of Congress, 
approved July 23, 1894, to the present area. The reservation includes 
the St. Louis Powder Depot and the Jefferson Barracks National 
Cemetery. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an Act of the State 
Legislature, approved March 18, 1892, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. That exclusive jurisdiction be, and the same is hereby, 
ceded to the United States over and within all the territory owned by 
the United States and included within the limits of the military post 
and reservation of Jefferson Barracks, in St. Louis county, in this 
state; saving, however, to the said state the right to serve civil or 
criminal process within said reservation in suits or prosecutions for 
or on account of rights acquired, obligations incurred, or crimes com- 
mitted in said state outside of said cession and reservation ; and sav- 
ing further to said state the right to tax and regulate railroad, bridge, 
and other corporations, their franchises and property on said reserva- 
tion. In the event, or whenever Jefferson Barracks shall cease to be 
used by the federal government as a military post, the jurisdiction 
ceded herein shall revert to the state of Missouri." 

Easement: Act of Congress, approved February 14, 1853, granted 
a right of way to the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad through 
the grounds of the St. Louis Arsenal and Jefferson Barracks; this 
act was amended by Act approved July 14, 1856. Act approved July 
25, 1868, provides for the sale of the St. Louis Arsenal grounds, etc., 
and Act approved March 3, 1869, amending the same, contains a pro- 
viso that no part of the six acres granted to the city of St. Louis for 
a public park etc., shall be selected east of the western line of the 
ground occupied by the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad. 

Revocable Licenses: License, December 21, 1895, to Southern Elec- 
tric Railroad Company to construct, maintain and operate an elec- 
tric railway on the reservation. 

License, April 21, 1906, to The Kinlock Telephone Co. for tele- 
phone line. 

JEFFERSON CITY NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 2 acres, and is situated at 
Jefferson City, in Cole County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Israel B. Read and wife, dated December 7, 1867, con- 
veying 2 acres. Recorded in Book A, page 462, etc., of the deed 
records of Cole County. 

Exclusive jurisdiction ceded, subject to right to service process, by 
sections 5218 and 5219, Missouri Annotated Statutes, 1906, 



216 UNITED STATES MILITAKY KESEKVATIONS, ETC. 

MILITIA TARGET RANGE. 

This range (Island No. 97a, Missouri Kiver) is situated in St. 
Louis County, and comprises an area of 207 acres, more or less, " and 
all accretions thereto." The title is as follows : 

Deed from Henry Pilgrim, et ux., dated January 8, 1908, convey- 
ing entire tract. Recorded in Book 206, page 193, in the Deed 
Records of St. Louis County. 

SPRINGFIELD NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 5 acres and a roadway, and is 
situated about 4 miles from the City of Springfield, in Greene County. 
The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from the City of Springfield, dated August 1, 1867, con- 
veying 5 acres. Recorded in Book S, page 294, of the deed records 
of Greene County. 

2. Quitclaim deed from N. F. Cheaers, et al., dated June 2, 1868, 
conveying the same tract. Recorded in Book S, page 342, of same 
records. 

3. Deed from John S. Phelps, dated May 22, 1885, conveying a 
roadway. Recorded in Book 59, page 418, of same records. 

4. Deed from Jestion Potter, dated - , 1885, conveying a road- 
way. Recorded in Book 59, page 419, of same records. 

5. Deed from Edward J. Cox, dated May 21, 1885, conveying a 
roadway. Recorded in Book 59, page 420, of same records. 

6. Deed from William G. Evans and wife, dated May 21, 1885, 
conveying a roadway. Recorded in Book 61, page 58, of same 
records. 

7. Deed from George A. C. Woolley and wife, dated May 21, 1885, 
conveying a roadway. Recorded in Book 61, page 57, of same 
records. 

8. Deed from E. E. Colby, Special Commissioner, etc., dated Sep- 
tember 27, 1897, conveying a tract of land for the extension of 
" Phelp's Boulevard." Recorded in Book 169, page 47, of same 
records. 

Exclusive jurisdiction ceded, subject to right to serve process, by 
sections 5218 and 5219, Missouri Annotated Statutes, 1906. 

ST. LOUIS CLOTHING DEPOT. 

This reservation contains about 25 acres, and is situated in the 
City of St. Louis, on the Mississippi River. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from A. Chenie and wife, dated August 3, 1827, conveying 
13 arpents of land. Recorded in Book N, page 486 of the deed 
records of St. Louis County. 

2. Deed from Arend Rutgers and wife, dated August 3, 1827, con- 
veying 31 arpents of land. Recorded in Book N, page 482, of same 
records. 

Under Acts of Congress, approved July 28, 1868 (15 Stajb. L., 187), 
and March 3, 1869 (15 Stat. L., 339), and Joint Res. of July 11, 
1870 (16 Stat. L., 386), a portion of the lands was granted to the 
city as a site for a monument to Nathaniel Lyon and the extension 
of Second street, separating said site from the lands retained was 
authorized. 

Easement. See Jefferson Barracks, "Easement," ante. 



MONTANA. 217 

Revocable License: August 3, 1904, to the Anheuser-Busch Brew- 
ing Association, under Joint Resolution, approved April 28, 1904, 
to occupy and use for railroad purposes a 40- foot right of way, along 
the right of way of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Rail- 
way Company, through the extreme eastern limits of the reservation, 
and also a small triangular area in the southeast corner of the 
premises. 

ST. LOUIS POWDER DEPOT. 

A part of the Jefferson Barracks reservation contamjng_385 acres. 
For title and jurisdiction see Jefferson Barracks. 

MONTANA. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. That pursuant to Article I, section 8, paragraph 17, 
of the Constitution of the United States, consent to purchase is hereby 
given and exclusive jurisdiction ceded to the United States over and 
with respect to all lands within the State which are or may be 
embraced within the Yellowstone National Park, together with all 
such lands as are now or may hereafter be occupied and held by the 
United States for military purposes either as additions to the mili- 
tary posts over which jurisdiction is ceded by the Constitution of 
Montana, or as new or other posts or reservations established within 
the State for the common defense, reserving, however, to this State a 
concurrent jurisdiction for the execution upon said lands or in the 
buildings erected thereon of all process, civil or criminal, lawfully 
issued by the courts of the State and not incompatible with this 
cession." (Approved February 14, 1891. Laws of Mont., 1891, p. 
262. See, also, Political Code of Montana, 1905, sections 41 to 43, 
inclusive.) 

FORT ASSINNIBOINE. 

The present area of this reservation is about 168,610 acres with 
metes and bounds as announced in G. O. No. 59, W. D., April 18, 
1908. The Post was established May 19, 1879, under authority of an 
Act of Congress approved June 18, 1878, and lies within the limits 
of Choteau County. As a part of the public domain the reservation 
was declared by Executive Order dated June 16, 1881, in lieu of 
reservation made by order of March 4, 1880. It was modified, and 
reservations for hay and coal fields added, by order of May 2, 1888, 
making a total of about 704,000 acres reserved. This area was re- 
duced October 9, 1891, by transferring the hay and coal field reserves 
to the Interior Department. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by Article II of the 
Constitution of the State, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Authority is hereby granted to and acknowledged in 
the United States to exercise exclusive legislation as provided by the 
Constitution of the United States, over the Military Reservations of 
Fort Assiniboine, Fort Custer, Fort Keogh, Fort Maginnis, Fort 
Missoula, and Fort Shaw, as now established by law, so long as said 
places remain military reservations, to the same extent and with the 



218 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

same effect as if said reservations had been purchased by the United 
States by consent of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mon- 
tana ; and the Legislative Assembly is authorized and directed to 
enact any law necessary or proper to give effect to this article. 

"Provided, That there be, and is hereby, reserved to the State the 
right to serve all legal process of the State, both civil and criminal, 
upon persons arid property found within any of said reservations in 
all cases where the United States has not exclusive jurisdiction." 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Easements: A right of way, subject to the approval of the Secre- 
tary of War, was granted to the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba 
(now Great Northern) Railway Company, by Act of Congress, ap- 
proved February 15, 1887. Definite location approved by Secretary 
of War, June 6, 1887; said right of way to be 75 feet each side of 
center line of railroad, with right to take ground not exceeding 300 
feet in width, and 3,000 feet in length, for station buildings, depots, 
machine-shops, side tracks, turn-outs and water stations, to the extent 
of one station for each ten miles of its road. 

Under authority of above Act, permission to. erect a station house 
was granted to the above railway company by the Secretary of War, 
February 19, 1889. 

Under authority of Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1891, con- 
ditional right of way was granted, January 12, 1904, to J. W. Clark 
et al. to construct and maintain irrigating ditches not exceeding 60 
feet in width through the reservation ; the work of constructing, oper- 
ating and maintaining said ditches to be subject to the approval of 
the post commander. 

Authority given October 12, 1905, under section 6, Act of Congress 
of July 5, 1884 (23 Stat, L., 103), to Board of County Commissioners 
of Choteau County, for county road sixty feet wide. 

Revocable Licenses: License, May 12, 1896, to Broadwater Pepin 
Company to construct, maintain and use telephone line from reserva- 
tion boundary near Havre to the post. 

License, February 2, 1897, to Broadwater, Pepin and Devlin to 
maintain a stock-yard on the reservation for a loading station. 

License, February 9, 1898, to Mrs. Mary Herron to reside and con- 
duct dairy business on reservation, subject to orders and regulations 
of post commander. 

License, January 30, 1904, to Henry J. Meili to construct and main- 
tain dam and waste ditch for benefit of ranchers residing along. Big 
Sandy Creek. 

License, April 27, 1904, to Walter Brown to maintain a dam and 
irrigation ditch for the purpose of taking water from Gravelly 
Coulee. 

License, August 22, 1905, to I. S. Moulthrop, to conduct a steam 
laundry in building known as " Quartermasters No. 54." 

License, March 17, 1908, to The Havre Electric Company for tele- 
phone line along right of way of Montana Central Railroad Co. 

FORT HARRISON. 

This reservation contains an area of 1,040 acres, and is situated 
about 6 miles west of the City of Helena, in Lewis and Clark County. 




MONTANA. 219 

The land was acquired and post established under an Act of Congress 
approved May 12, 1892. The title is as follows: 

1. Quit-Claim Deed from Ansalem J. Davidson (Trustee) and 
wife, dated December 31, 1892, conveying all their right, title, and 
interest in and to Sections 15, 16, 17, 21 and 22, in Township 10 
North, Eange 4 West. Kecorded in Book 32, page 326, of the deed 
records of Lewis and Clark County. 

2. Quit-claim Deed from Nicholas Kessler, dated February 17, 
1893, conveying all right, title, and interest in Section 16, Township 
10 North, Range 4 West. Recorded in Book 25, page 271, of same 
records. 

3. Deed from Nicholas Kessler, dated February 17, 1893, conveying 
the North half of the northwest quarter of Section 22, Township 10 
North, Range 4 West, containing 80 acres. Recorded in Book 31, 
page 467, of same records. 

4. Quit-Claim Deed from the State of Montana, dated March 7, 
1893, conveying the east half of Section 16, Township 10 North, 
Range 4 West. Recorded in Book 32, page 323, of same records. 

5. Quit-Claim Deed from Eli Knobb and wife, dated March 10, 
1893, conveying the " Giant H " Quartz-lode Claim, 600 feet by 1,500 
feet, in Section 16, Township 10 North, Range 4 West. Recorded in 
Book 25, page 273, of same records. 

6. Quit-Claim Deed from Mary B. Sperling, dated March 21, 1893, 
conveying part of Good Luck Mining Claim, containing 0.34 acre 
reserving right to mine, etc. Recorded in Book 26, page 141, of same 
records. 

7. Quit-Claim Deed from Northern Pacific Railroad Company, et 
al., dated March 21, 1893, conveying the West half (less right of way 
for main line 0.25 acre) of Section 15; the northeast quarter; the 
east half of the northwest quarter, and northwest quarter of north- 
west quarter, of Section 21; the southeast quarter of the southeast 
quarter of Section 17, in Township 10 North, Range 4 West, contain- 
ing 640 acres ; reserving a strip 400 feet wide for right of way for rail- 
road purposes. Recorded in Book 32, page 320, of same records. 

8. Quit-Claim Deed from Jacob Fisher and wife, dated April 15, 
1893, conveying all interest in Section 16, Township 10 North, Range 
4 West. Recorded in Book 25, page 272, of same records. 

9. Quit-Claim Deed from H. W. Brooks and wife, et al., dated May 
22, 1893, conveying all right, title, and interest in the East half of 
Section 16, Township 10 North, Range 4 West, known as the Red 
Rock Lode and the Minnie B. Lode mining claims. Recorded in 
Book 29, page 236, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses: License, February 10, 1903, by Commanding 
General, Department of Dakota, to I. S. Moulthrop to construct and 
maintain a sanitary steam laundry on the reservation, under authority 
of the Secretary of War, dated January 10, 1903. 

License, November 4, 1904, to Helena Light & Traction Company 
for electric railway on reservation. 

FORT KEOGH. 

The present area of this reservation is about 90 square miles. It is 
situated in Custer County, and, being a part of the public domain, 



220 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

was reserved for military purposes by Executive order dated March 
14, 1878. The Post was established in 1876, under authority of an act 
of Congress, approved July 22, 1876. By Act of Congress, approved 
July 30, 1890, the reservation was reduced to its present area. The 
reservation was transferred to the Interior Department, May 28, 1908, 
but re-declared by Executive Order of January 22, 1909 (G. O. No. 
22, W. D., 1909). 

For jurisdiction see Fort Assinniboine and General Act of Cession. 

Easements. Act of Congress, approved May 11, 190G (34 Stat L 
187) granted to Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Kailway Company 
of Montana a right of way for railway line, etc., through reservation. 
Location approved Sept. 24, 1906. 

The Northern Pacific Eailroad Company, pursuant to authority of 
Act of Congress, approved July 2, 1864, had located a right of way 
thereon prior to the establishing of the reservation for military pur- 
poses. 

Permission, May 9, 1901, to Board of County Commissioners of 
Custer County to extend county road across the reservation and to 
construct a steel bridge across the Yellowstone River. 

Location of right of way and station grounds of Montana, Wyo- 
ming and Southern Railway Co., approved April 6, 1909, and June 
16, 1909, under Act of March 2, 1909. 

Revocable Licenses: License, September 27, 1886, to Northern Pa- 
cific Railroad Company and cattle and stock men to drive cattle and 
stock across the reservation from certain proposed stock pens to the 
south boundary. 

License, March 27, 1897, to Northern Pacific Railway Company to 
construct loading and unloading pens on the reservation. 

License, December 16, 1899, to James H. McNaney to establish and 
operate a ferry across the Yellowstone River. 

License, June 10, 1903, to Board of County Commissioners of 
Custer County to construct corral and cutting pens at south approach 
of bridge of said county across the Yellowstone River. 

License, Sept. 15, 1906, to .Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone Com- 
pany for telephone line. 

Lease, May 17, 1907, to Commissioners of Custer County of 154.84 
acres for county fair purposes. 

FORT MISSOULA. 

This reservation contains an aggregate of 3,417.41 acres, of which 
1,520 acres belong to the Post proper and 1,577.41 acres to the Wood 
and Timber reserve. The Post is situated on Bitter Root River, 
1 mile from Bitter Root and 4 miles from Missoula. It was estab- 
lished in June, 1877. The Wood and Timber reserve is 6 miles south- 
east of the Post. The reservation was declared by Executive order 
dated February 19, 1877, and enlarged by Executive order dated 
August 5, 1878 ; and the Wood and Timber reserve was declared by 
Executive order dated June 10, 1879. See Appendix, page 496, post. 

Through an error of survey, most of the Post Buildings were 
located on Section 36, Township 13 North, Range 20 West, instead of 
Section 31, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, a section reserved for 
military purposes. 



NEBKASKA. 221 

A portion of section 36 was purchased oy the citizens of Missoula 
for the purpose of presenting it to the United States ; and Congress 
by Act of March 19, 1904, authorized the Secretary of War to accept 
the donation of a portion of said section, inter alia, and title thereto 
has been conveyed by the following deeds : 

1. Deed from Elmer E. Hershey, Trustee, dated March 16, 1903, 
conveying the N.E. J of Section 36, Township 13 North, Eange 20 
West, containing 160 acres. Recorded in volume 37, page 63, deed 
records of Missoula County. 

2. Deed from John Bonner, Trustee, dated March 16, 1903, convey- 
ing the N. ^ of N.W. J and N. ^ of S.E. J of same section, containing 
160 acres. Recorded on page 62 of same records. 

For jurisdiction see Fort Assinniboine and General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses : License, August 4, 1904, to On Sing to conduct 
a laundry heretofore conducted by him under permission of post 
commander. 

License, March 31, 1909, to W. P. Maclay for telephone line. 



This reservation contains an area of 1 square mile and is situated 
on the right bank of the Little Big Horn River. It was formerly 
a part of the Crow Indian Reservation, and was set apart by Execu- 
tive order, dated December 7, 1886, together with Fort Custer, since 
abandoned. 

For jurisdiction see Fort Assinniboine and General Act of Cession. 

NEBRASKA. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the state of 
Nebraska is hereby granted to the United States of America to pur- 
chase such grounds as may be deemed necessary, in the city of 
Nebraska City, Nebraska, or any other city or incorporated town in 
the state of Nebraska, for the erection thereon of buildings for the 
accommodation of the United States circuit and district courts, post- 
office, land office, mints or any other government office, and also for 
the purchase by the United States of such other lands within the 
state of Nebraska as the agents or authorities of the United States 
may from time to time select for the erection thereon of forts, maga- 
zines, arsenals, and other needful buildings. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the state of Nebraska in and over the 
lands mentioned in the preceding section shall be and the same is 
hereby ceded to the United States: Provided, That the jurisdiction 
hereby ceded shall continue 110 longer than the United States shall 
own or occupy said lands. 

" SEC. 3. The said consent is hereby given, and the said jurisdiction 
ceded upon the express condition that the state of Nebraska shall 
retain concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over 
the said lands, so far as that all civil process in all cases and such 
criminal or other process as may issue under the laws or authority of 
the state of Nebraska, against any person or persons charged with 



222 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

crime or misdemeanors committed within said state, may be exe- 
cuted therein, in the same way and manner as if such consent had not 
been given or jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process may 
affect the real and personal property of the United States. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired the title to said lands by purchase 
or grant ; and so long as the said lands shall remain the property of 
the United States, when acquired as aforesaid, and no longer, the 
same shall be and continue exonerated and exempt from all taxes, 
assessments, and other charges which may be levied or imposed under 
the authority of the laws of this state." (Approved February 23, 
1883. Compiled Stats, of Neb., 1901, p. 1136, sec. 5097.) 

FORT CROOK. 

This reservation contains an area of 545.67 acres with metes and 
bounds as announced in G. O. 178, W. D., Oct. 18, 1906, and is situ- 
ated in Sarpy County, about 5 miles southwest of the City of Omaha. 
The Post was established under authority of an Act of Congress ap- 
proved July 23, 1888, and the title to the lands acquired for the pur- 
pose is as follows: 

1. Deed from Henry T. Clarke and wife, dated September 7, 1889, 
conveying 502.59 acres of land. Recorded in Book V, page 189, of 
the deed records of Sarpy County. 

2. Decree of Condemnation for 43.08 acres in case of The United 
States v. said land and Henry Zeucher, defendant, in the District 
Court of the United States for the District of Nebraska. Decree 
rendered February 4, 1890, and filed with the record in the Clerk's 
Office of said District Court. 

3. Deed from Henry T. Clarke and wife, dated February 26, 1890, 
conveying a right of way for a sewer. Recorded in Book V, page 
503, of the records of Sarpy County. 

Consent to the purchase of this reservation was given, and jurisdic- 
tion over it was ceded to the United States, by an Act of the State 
Legislature approved March 30, 1889, which provides as follows: 

"SECTION 1. That the consent of the State of Nebraska is hereby 
given to the purchase or condemnation by the United States of such 
land in Sarpy, Washington, or Douglas county, Nebraska, not exceed- 
ing one thousand acres in extent, as may hereafter be selected by the 
United States, as a site for a military post and reservation. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the state of Nebraska in and over the 
land mentioned in the preceding section, when purchased or con- 
demned by the United States, shall be, and the same hereby is ceded 
to the United States: Provided, That the jurisdiction hereby ceded 
shall continue no longer than the said United States shall own or 
occupy the said land. 

" SEC. 3. The said consent is given and the said jurisdiction ceded 
upon the express condition that the state of Nebraska shall retain 
concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said 
land so far as that all civil process in all cases, and such criminal or 
other process as may issue under the laws or authority of the state of 
Nebraska against any person or persons charged with crimes or mis- 
demeanors committed within said State, may be executed therein in 
the same way and manner as if such consent had not been given or 



NEBRASKA. 223 

jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process may affect the real 
and personal property of the United States. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired the title to the said lands by pur- 
chase, grant or condemnation, and so long as the said land shall 
remain the property of the United States when acquired as aforesaid, 
and no longer, the same shall be and continue exonerated from all 
taxes, assessments and other charges which may be levied or imposed 
under the authority of this state." (Compiled Stats, of Neb., 1901, 
p. 1139, sec. 5115.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable License: March 1, 1906, to the Omaha & Southern Inter- 
urban Railway Company, for electric railway. 

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI. 

This reservation, containing 14,520 square feet, is situated in the 
city of Omaha. The building in which the offices are located, being 
the old Federal Building, was transferred by the Treasury Depart- 
ment, pursuant to an Act of Congress approved January 21, 1889. 

The title is as follows: 

Deed from Charles H. Downs and wife, dated May 19, 1870, con- 
veying 14,520 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 9, page 211, of 
the records of Douglas County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FORT McPHERSON NATIONAL CEMETERY. 



This reservation contains an area of 107 acres, of which 4J acres 
are enclosed. It is situated about 4 miles from Maxwell, in Lincoln 
County. The title is as follows: 

Reserved from the public domain for military purposes by Execu- 
tive orders of January 22, 1867, January 25, 1870, and October 11, 
1870 ; the reservation being known as Fort McPherson, and contain- 
ing 19,500* acres. The Post was abandoned and the lands transferred 
to the Department of the Interior by War Department Circular dated 
January 10, 1887, reserving the above National Cemetery tract as the 
same was set apart by Executive order dated October 13, 1873. 

FORT NIOBRARA. 

This reservation contains about 60,000 acres. It is situated on 
the Niobrara River about 4J miles from Valentine, in Cherry 
County. The Post was established under authority of an Act of Con- 
gress approved June 23, 1879, and lands, being a part of the public 
domain, reserved for military purposes by Executive order dated 
December 10, 1879 ; enlarged by Executive order dated June 6, 1881, 
and modified by Executive order dated April 29, 1884. By Executive 
order, dated May 7, 1896, a tract of 720 acres was transferred to the 
Interior Department for disposition. 

An addition of about 25,900 acres was made to this reservation by 
Executive order of June 22, 1904, making the area as given above. 



224 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Revocable Licenses : License, May 25, J 905, to J. O. Vincent, Post- 
master at Fort Niobrara, for dwelling and plot of ground to be occu- 
pied in connection therewith. 

License, August 22, 1905, to I. S. Moulthrop, as manager of Sani- 
tary Steam Laundry Company, for laundry in " Building No. 31." 

License, April 13, 1906, to Cherry County Telephone Company, 
for telephone line. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by acts of the State 
Legislature approved March 29, 1887, and March 29, 1889. These 
acts provide as follows: 

" SECTION 1. That the jurisdiction of the State of Nebraska in and 
over the military reservations known as Fort Niobrara and Fort 
Robinson be, and the same are hereby, ceded to the United States. 

"Provided^ That the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall continue no 
longer than the United States shall own and occupy said military 
reservations. 

" SEC. 2. The said jurisdiction is ceded upon the express condition 
that the State of Nebraska shall retain concurrent jurisdiction with 
the United States in and over the said military reservations so far as 
that all civil process in all cases, and such criminal or other process 
may issue under the laws or authority of the State of Nebraska 
against any person or persons charged with crime or misdemeanors 
committed within said State, may be executed therein in the same 
way and manner as if such jurisdiction had not been ceded, except so 
far as such process may affect the real and personal property of the 
United States. 

"Provided, That nothing in the foregoing act shall be construed so 
as to prevent the opening and keeping in repair public roads and 
highways across and over said reservations." (Approved March 29, 
1887. Published as sections 10 and 11, article 13, chapter 83, Com- 
piled Statutes of 1887.) . 

"SECTION l. % That section ten (10), article thirteen (13), of chap- 
ter eighty-three (83), of an act ceding the jurisdiction over the mili- 
tary reservations of Fort Niobrara and Fort Robinson, Nebraska, be 
amended to read as follows: 

" ' That the jurisdiction of the state of Nebraska, in and over the 
reservations known as Fort Niobrara and Fort Robinson be, and the 
same are hereby ^ ceded to the United States.' 

"Provided, That the jurisdiction hereby ceded to the United States 
shall continue no longer than the United States shall own or occupy 
said military reservations. 

"Provided further, That nothing in this act shall exempt any 
property within the limits of said military reservations belonging to 
any civilian therein from assessment, levy, and collection of tax 
which would otherwise be subject to taxation within Nebraska, 
except the personal property of the officers and enlisted men in the 
service of the United States who may be stationed on said military 
reservations, the said personal property being owned by said officers 
and enlisted men for their comfort and convenience. Nor shall any 
of the provisions of this act in any way interfere with any proper 
officer of the state of Nebraska in entering upon said reservations 
for the purpose of assessment or collecting any taxes due said state. 
Nor shall any of the provisions of this act prevent the enforcement 



NEBRASKA. 225 

on said military reservations of chapter fifty (50) of the Compiled 
Statutes relating to the license and sale of intoxicating liquors. 

"SEC. 2. That section ten (10), article thirteen (13), chapter 
eighty-three (83), as now existing is hereby repealed, and this, the 
section substituted in its stead: Provided, That all suits pending and 
all rights acquired under section hereby repealed shall be saved the 
same as though said section had continued in force." (Approved 
March 29, 1889. Compiled Stats, of Neb., 1901, p. 1137, sec. 5102.) 

See also General Act of Cession and Appendix, page 477, post. 

Easement: Act of Congress approved January 21, 1909, authorized 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, owner of the rail- 
way constructed by the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Rail- 
road Company, to change the location of its right of way granted 
under Act of Congress of February 28, 1883, and granting a new right 
of way 400 feet wide. New location approved February 11, 1909. 

OMAHA DEPOT. 

This reservation contains about 7 acres of land and is situated 
adjoining the City of Omaha, in Section 27, Township 15 North, 
Range 13 East, of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Douglas County. 

The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from heirs of Jacob S. Shull, dated August 9, 1879, con- 
veying 5 acres of land. Recorded in Book 30, page 163, of the records 
of Douglas County. 

2. Quit- Claim Deed from Augustus Kountze and wife, et al., dated 
September 1, 1879, conveying all interest in above land. Recorded 
in Book 30, page 162, of same records. 

3. Deed from Mary A. Elliott, et al., dated May 29, 1903, convey- 
ing a tract of land therein described. Recorded in Book 269, page 25, 
of same records. 

4. Quit-Claim Deed from Albert Hartsuff and wife, dated August 
5, 1903, conveying a tract of land therein described. Recorded in 
Book 267, page 370, of same records. . 

5. Deed from Mary A. Elliott, et al., elated February 1, 1904. 
Recorded in Book 270 of Deeds, page 156, of the records of Douglas 
County. 

6. Quit-claim deed from Albert Hartsuff and wife, dated January 
9, 1904 ; recorded in same Book at page 158. 

Jurisdiction over this reservation was ceded to the United States 
by an Act of the State Legislature, approved March 2, 1881, which 
provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. That the consent of the State of Nebraska is hereby 
given to the purchase or lease by the United States of the lands situ- 
ated in the City of Omaha, County of Douglas, State of Nebraska, 
and described as follows, to wit : [Here the 5 acres conveyed by deeds 
1 and 2 are described by metes and bounds.] The provisions of this 
act shall extend to all additions to the above-described lands hereafter 
obtained. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the State of Nebraska in and over the 
lands mentioned in the preceding section shall be, and the same 
hereby is ceded to the United States: Provided, the jurisdiction 
hereby ceded shall continue no longer than the said United States 
shall own or occupy said lands. 
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226 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

" SEC. 3. The said consent is given and the said jurisdiction ceded 
upon the express condition that the State of Nebraska shall retain con- 
current jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said lands 
so far that all civil process in all cases, and such criminal or other 
process as may issue under the law or authority of the State of 
Nebraska against any person or persons charged with crime or misde- 
meanor committed within said State, may be executed therein in the 
same way and manner as if such consent had not been given or juris- 
diction ceded, except so far as such process may affect the real and 
personal property of the United States. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired the title to the said lands by pur- 
chase or grant, and so long as the said lands shall remain the property 
of the United States, when acquired as aforesaid, and no longer, the 
same shall be and continue exonerated from all taxes, assessments, and 
other charges which may be levied or imposed under the authority of 
the State." 

See also General Act of Cession. 

FORT OMAHA. 

This reservation contains an area of 82.50 acres with metes and 
bounds as announced in G. O. No. 150, W. D. Aug. 18, 1906. It is 
situated in the City of Omaha, Douglas County. A tract of 40 acres 
was purchased in 1868, which was ratified by Act of Congress, 
approved March 3, 1873. An addition of 42.50 acres was purchased 
in 1882. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Emerson S. Seymour and wife, dated August 26, 
1868, conveying 20 acres of land. Recorded in Book 4, page 320, of 
the deed records of Douglas county. 

2. Deed from Charles B. Wells and wife, dated September 4, 1868, 
conveying 20 acres of land. Recorded in Book 4, page 339, of same 
records. 

3. Quit-Claim Deed from Augustus Kountze and wife, dated April 
17, 1882, conveying 42.50 acres of land. Recorded in Book 46, page 
529, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an Act of the State 
Legislature, approved February 23, 1870, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State of 
Nebraska is hereby given to the purchase or lease by the United States, 
of the lands in Douglas County, not exceeding one hundred acres, 
upon which is located the military post now known as Omaha Bar- 
racks. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the State of Nebraska in and over the 
lands mentioned in the preceding section, when purchased or leased 
by the United States, shall be, and the same hereby is ceded to the 
United States: Provided, That the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall 
continue no longer than the said United States shall own or occupy 
the said lands. 

" SEC. 3. The said consent is given and said jurisdiction ceded 
upon the express condition that the State of Nebraska shall retain 
concurrent jurisdiction with the United States, in and over the said 
lands so far that all civil process in all cases, and such criminal or 
other process as may issue under the laws or authority of the State of 



NEBRASKA. 227 

Nebraska, against any person or persons charged with crime or mis- 
demeanor committed within said State, may be executed therein in 
the same way and manner as if such consent had not been given or 
jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process may affect the real 
and personal property of the United States. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired the title to the said land by pur- 
chase or grant, and so long as the said lands shall remain the property 
of the United States, when acquired as aforesaid, and no longer, the 
same shall be and continue exonerated from all taxes, assessments, 
and other charges which may be levied or imposed under the au- 
thority of this State. 

" SEC. 5. It is further enacted that any malicious, wilful, reckless, 
or voluntary injury to or mutilation of the grounds, buildings, or 
appurtenances, shall subject the offender or offenders to a fine of not 
less than twenty dollars, to which may be added, for an aggravated 
offence, imprisonment not exceeding six months in the County jail or 
workhouse, to be prosecuted before any court of competent jurisdic- 
tion." 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses: Licenses, April 27, 1905, and December 30, 
1909, to The Chicago & Northwestern Kail way Company, for spur 
tracks. 

License, March 28, 1906, covering continuance of use by the public 
of road along northern boundary. 

License, May 4, 1907, to The Nebraska Telephone Co. for telephone 
line. 

FORT ROBINSON. 

This reservation contains an area of about 36 square miles, includ- 
ing the Wood and Timber reserve, and was a part of the public 
domain. It is situated on White River, 3 miles from Crawford, in 
Dawes and Sioux Counties. The Post was established in March, 
1874, and by Executive order dated November 14, 1876, the reserva- 
tion was then declared, with an area of 7 square miles and 199 acres, 
and this was afterwards enlarged by Executive order dated June 28 2 
1879, making the present area at the Post of 20 square miles. A 
Wood and Timber reserve, containing an area of 16 square miles, was 
declared by Executive order dated November 4, 1879. This last 
reserve is about 3 miles from the line of the Post reservation. 

By Executive Order, dated September 19, 1896, so much of the 
reservation as lay east of the line marked for the eastern boundary in 
the survey of the public lands adjacent thereto,, and described in the 
field notes and plats of said survey on file in the office of the Com- 
missioner of Public Lands and Buildings, at Lincoln, Nebraska, was 
turned over to the Interior Department. 

By Executive Order, dated September 14, 1906 (G. O. No. 165, War 
Department, October 1, 1906), a parcel of land in the northwest cor- 
ner of the reservation, which had been erroneously included in 
patents to private parties, was transferred to the Interior Department. 

For jurisdiction see Fort Niobrara. See also General Act of Ces- 
sion, and Appendix, page 477, post. 

Easements: Act of Congress, approved January 20, 1885, granted 
to the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad Company 



228 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

right of way 100 feet in width through the reservation. Location ap- 
proved by the Secretary of War, February 1, 1886. 

Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1891, granted to any corpora- 
tion, etc., right of way through reservations of the United States for 
the purpose of constructing irrigating canals or ditches. Location of 
irrigating ditch by W. T. Forbes, under authority of above Act, 
approved by the Secretary of War, June 7, 1895. 

Location of ditches by The Crawford Company, assignees of Wm. 
T. Forbes, approved by the Secretary of War, November 14, 1896. 

Revocable Licenses: License, December 26, 1889, to the Crawford 
Fair Association to enter upon a portion of the reservation, plant 
trees thereon and improve it for the use of a fair ground. 

License, July 24, 1896, to The Crawford Company to build a small 
house on the reservation. 

License, January 26, 1900, to the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri 
Valley Railroad Company to occupy a portion of the reservation for 
stock-yard purposes. 

License, August 4, 1903, to the Village of Crawford to place a dam 
and pumping station, excavate a raceway and sink a well upon the 
reservation. 

License, April 3, 1906, to the Crawford Telephone Company, Craw- 
ford, Nebraska, for telephone system. 

License, October 3, 1907, to the Glen Telephone Company for 
telephone line. 

NEVADA. 

No Military Reservations. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECT. 1. The jurisdiction of this state is hereby ceded to the 
United States of America over all such pieces or parcels of land within 
the limits of this state as have been or shall hereafter be selected and 
acquired by the United States for the purpose of erecting post-offices, 
customs houses, or other structures exclusively owned by the United 
States and used for its purposes : Provided that an accurate descrip- 
tion and plat of such lands so acquired, verified by the oath of some 
officer of the United States having, knowledge of the facts, shall be 
filed with the governor of this state: And provided further, that 
this cession is upon the express condition that the state of New 
Hampshire shall retain concurrent jurisdiction with the United States 
in and over all lands acquired or hereafter acquired as aforesaid, so 
far as that all civil and criminal process issuing under authority of 
this state may be executed on the said lands, and in any buildings 
erected or to be erected thereon, in the same way and manner as if 
this act had not been passed ; and exclusive jurisdiction shall revert 
to and revest in this state whenever the said lands shall cease to be 
the property of the United States. 

" SECT. 2. The lands aforesaid, when acquired, shall be forever ex- 
empt from all taxes and assessments so long as the same shall remain 



NEW HAMPSHIRE. 229 

the property of the United States." (Approved June 14, 1883. N. H. 
Laws, 1883, p. 5.) See, also, Public Statutes and General Laws in 
force January 1, 1901, page 59. 

FORT CONSTITUTION. 

This reservation contains about 12 acres, with metes and bounds as 
given in G. O. No. .57, W. D., April 16, 1908. It is situated on a 
rocky projection in the Piscataqua River at the entrance to the harbor 
of the City of Portsmouth. It is about 3 miles below the city, on the 
west side of the river, on the eastern end of "Great Island," being the 
most eastern end of New Hampshire. It was formerly an English 
fort called "William and Mary," and was occupied by the United 
States troops in 1806. 

The title to the original reservation was acquired and jurisdiction 
ceded to the United States by acts of the State Legislature of 
February 14, 1791, and June 18, 1807. 

Under authority of an Act of Congress, approved June 6, 1900, 
the reservation was increased by the following additions : 

1. Deed from Justin H. Yeaton and wife, dated July 19, 1902, 
conveying 3,575 square feet of land. Recorded in Liber 595, folio 26, 
of the records of Rockingham County. 

2. Deed from the Heirs of Eben Yeaton, dated July 19, 1902, con- 
veying 4,900 square feet of land. Recorded in Liber 595, folio 20, of 
same records. 

3. Deed from the Heirs of Sylvester Yeaton, dated July 19, 1902, 
conveying certain land therein described. Recorded in Liber 595, 
page 21, of same records. 

4. Deed from Mary C. Pridham, dated July 19, 1902, conveying 
about 3,266 square feet of land. Recorded in Liber 595, folio 22, of 
same records. 

5. Deed from John H. Rull, dated July 19, 1902, conveying about 
1,020.8 square feet of land. Recorded in Liber 595, folio 23 of same 
records. 

6. Deed from Eliza A. Rand, dated July 19, 1902, conveying cer- 
tain land therein described. Recorded in Liber 595, folio 27, of same 
records. 

7. Deed from William H. Thompson, dated July 19, 1902, convey- 
ing certain land therein described. Recorded in Liber 595, folio 24, 
of same records. 

8. Deed from Frank Jones, dated July 19, 1902, conveying certain 
land therein described. Recorded in Liber 595, folio 35, of same 
records. 

9. Deed from Ellen F. Osgood, dated July 19, 1902, conveying 
certain land therein described. Recorded in Liber 595, folio 25, of 
same records. 

10. Deed from Alice G. Stewart, dated August 4, 1902, conveying 
certain land therein described. Recorded in Liber 595, folio 159, of 
same records. 

11. Deed from Catherine T. Preble, Administratrix, dated Novem- 
ber 29, 1902, conveying certain land therein described. Recorded in 
Liber 588, folio 148, of same records. 



230 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

The two acts of the State Legislature referred to above as ceding, 
jurisdiction appear below: 

"Be it enacted, etc., that one acre and three-quarters of an acre of 
a certain neck of land situate in Newcastle, on Great Island, at the 
entrance of Piscataqua River, commonly called Fort Point, to begin 
at the northeasterly extremity of said point, and to run southwesterly, 
carrying the whole width or said neck of land, until a line crossing 
said neck south forty degrees east shall complete the aforesaid acre 
and three-quarters of an acre of land, together with the fort and 
light-house thereon, be, and hereby are ceded to and vested in the 
United States of America, with all the jurisdiction thereof which is 
not reserved by this Act: Provided, nevertheless, and be it further 
enacted, That if the United States shall at any time neglect to keep 
lighted, and in repair said light-house, the cession aforesaid shall in 
that case be utterly void and of no effect: Provided, also, That all 
writs, warrants, executions and all other processes of every kind, both 
civil and criminal issuing under the authority of this State, or any 
office^ thereof, may be served and executed on any part of said land, 
or in said fort, or any other building which now is, or hereafter may 
be erected upon the premises aforesaid, in the same way and manner 
as though this act had not been passed." (Passed February 14, 1791.) 

" Be it enacted, etc., That the remainder of the land at said New- 
Castle, belonging to this State, being about one acre and one half of 
an acre more or less, be and hereby is ceded to and vested in the 
United States of America, with all the jurisdiction thereof which is 
not reserved by this act: Provided, nevertheless, and be it further 
enacted, That all writs, warrants, executions, and all other processes 
of every kind, both civil and criminal issuing under the authority of 
this State, or any officer thereof, may be served and executed on any 
part of said land, or in any fort or other building which now is or 
hereafter may be erected upon said premises in the same way and 
manner as though this act had not been passed." (Approved June 
18, 1807.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

PORTSMOUTH. 
(Reservation at.) 

This reservation contains an area of about GO acres, and is situated 
partly in the city of Portsmouth and partly in the town of Rye, in 
Rockingham County. The title is as follows: 

Deed from Josiah F. Adams, dated June 10, 1908, conveying the 
entire tract. Recorded in Liber 639, Folio 235, of the Records of 
Rockingham County. 

For jurisdiction, see General Act of Cession. 

Plat and description of lands, properly verified, were filed with the 
Governor of the State, September 29, 1908. 

PORTSMOUTH GUN HOUSE. 

This lot contains 5,760 square feet of land and is situated in the 
City of Portsmouth, in Rockingham County. The title is as follows : 



NEW HAMPSHIEE. 231 

Deed from the Selectmen of the town of Portsmouth, dated August 
20, 1808, conveying the above lot. Recorded in Liber 4, folio 51, etc., 
of the deed records of Rockingham County, in Portsmouth. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FORT STARK. 

This reservation contains 10 acres, more or less, exclusive or right 
of way, and is situated in the town of Newcastle, in Rockingham 
County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from John Lamprey and wife, dated March 14, 1873, con- 
veying land known as Point Jerry. Recorded in Book 442, page 261, 
of the deed records of Rockingham County. 

2. Deed from John A. Lamprey, et al., dated March 14, 1873, con- 
veying above premises. Recorded in Book 438, page , of same 
records. 

3. Deed from Samuel E. Barrett, et ux., dated December 17, 1907. 
conveying right of way for water pipes or mains, and for conduits 
for electric wires, etc. Recorded in Vol. 640, page 165, of same 
records. 

4. Deed from Emily M. Niles, dated October 6, 1908, conveying 
right of way for same purposes. Recorded in Vol. 640, page 166, of 
same records. 

There is no special act ceding jurisdiction over this battery to the 
United States, but jurisdiction is believed to have been ceded by the 
general act of the State Legislature, approved July 12, 1871, which 
provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. That the consent of the legislature of the State of New 
Hampshire be, and the same is hereby, given to the purchase by the 
government of the United States, or under the authority of the same, 
of any tract, piece, or parcel of land, from any individual or individ- 
uals, bodies politic or corporate, within the boundaries or limits of the 
State, for the purpose of erecting therein light-houses and other need- 
ful public buildings whatever; and all deeds, conveyances of title 
papers for the same, shall be recorded, as in other cases, upon the land 
records of the county in which the land so conveyed may lie ; and in 
like manner may be recorded a sufficient description, by metes and 
bounds, courses and distances of any tract or tracts, legal divisions of 
any public land belonging to the United States, which may be set 
apart by the general government for any or either of the purposes 
before mentioned, by an order, patent, or other official document or 
papers so describing such land. The consent herein and hereby given 
being in accordance with the seventeenth clause of the eighth section 
of the first article of the constitution of the United States, and with 
the acts of Congress in such cases made and provided. 

" SEC. 2. The lots, parcels, or tracts of land, so selected, together 
with the tenements and appurtenances for the purposes before men- 
tioned, shall be held exempt from taxation by the State of New 
Hampshire." 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable License: License, November 3, 1881, to the Treasury 
Department to occupy a portion of the reservation for a life-saving 
station. 



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NEW JERSEY. 

BAYSIDE (POINT COMFORT). 

This reservation contains an area of 25.734 acres and is situated 
near Point Comfort, in the township of Middletown, in Monmouth 
County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from James F. Thomson and wife, dated May 20, 1892, con- 
veying 25.734 acres. Recorded in Book 501, page 241, etc., of the 
deeds records of Monmouth County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature approved March 7, 1893, which, after describing in the 
preamble the lands above conveyed, provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State of 
New Jersey is hereby given to the acquisition by the United States of 
the tract or parcel of land above described, and the same is hereby 
ceded to the United States of America ; upon the said land so ac- 
quired the United States may erect fortifications, barracks, and other 
public buildings, for the defence of the southern or main entrance to 
New York harbor, and the United States shall have, hold, occupy 
and own said land thus acquired, and exercise jurisdiction and con- 
trol over the same and every part thereof subject to the restrictions 
hereafter mentioned ; the same, however, not to be used for quaran- 
tine purposes. 

" SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the jurisdiction hereby ceded 
shall vest when a plat and description of the land thus acquired shall 
have been filed in the office of the secretary of state of the State of 
New Jersey; such jurisdiction shall continue no longer than the 
United States shall own such land, and such consent is given and 
jurisdiction ceded upon the express condition that the State of New 
Jersey shall retain, concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in 
and over such land so far as that all civil processes in all cases, and 
such criminal and other processes as may issue under the laws or 
authority of the State of New Jersey against any person or persons 
charged with crimes, misdemeanors or criminal offences committed 
within the State may be executed thereon, in the same way and man- 
ner as if such consent had not been given or jurisdiction ceded, except 
so far as such processes may affect the real or personal property of 
the United States. 

" SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That so long as such land thus ac- 
quired shall remain the property of the United States, and no longer, 
the same shall be and continue exonerated from all taxes, assessments 
and other charges which may be levied or imposed under the author- 
ity of the State." (Gen'l Stats, of N. J., p. 3483, sec. 61.) 

BEVERLY NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 1 acre, and is situated at Beverly, 
in Burlington County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Joseph Weyman, dated August 25, 18G4, conveying 1 
acre, etc. Recorded in Book C 7, page 270, etc., of the deed records 
of Burlington County, at Mount Holly. 



NEW JERSEY. 233 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, approved March 19, 1872, providing as follows : 

"Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State be, and the same 
is hereby given to the purchase by the United States of that certain 
piece of ground occupied as a national cemetery, situate near Beverly, 
in the county of Burlington, and known and described as follows: 
* * being the same conveyed by Joseph Weyman to the United 
States by deed dated August twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and 
sixty-four." 

FINN'S POINT NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

Part of Fort Mott reservation, and contains an area of 2J acres. 
For title, see Fort Mott. 

FORT HANCOCK. 

This reservation contains an area of 1,366 acres and also a narrow 
strip of land connecting the peninsula with the mainland of Navesink 
Highlands, authorized to be purchased by Act of Congress approved 
July 23, 1892.. The title is as follows: 

. 1. Deed from Richard Hartshorn, et al., dated February 26, 1806, 
conveying Sandy Hook Point. Recorded in Book 2, folio 442, etc., 
of the deed records of Monmouth County. 

2. Deed from Richard Hartshorn and wife, dated June 17, 1817, 
conveying the remainder of Sandy Hook, excepting the Light-House 
Tract. Recorded in Book A 2, folio 25, etc., of same records. 

3. Release of. mortgage from Ann Ustick to the United States, 
dated June 17, 1817, conveying her interest in above tract. 

4. Deed from " The Highland Beach Association," dated July 27, 
1892, conveying Lots 2 to 22, inclusive, and all riparian rights, etc., 
with right of way, etc. Recorded in Book 516, page 331, etc., of 
same records. This deed excepts property of New Jersey Southern 
Railway Company. 

5. Deed from " The Atlantic Highlands Association," dated July 
29, 1892, conveying Lot 1 and riparian rights, etc. Recorded in 
Book 516, page 327, etc., of same records. This deed also excepts 
property of New Jersey Southern Railway Company. 

6. Deed from The New Jersey Southern Railway Company, dated 
May 1, 1893, conveying the land reserved by above deeds aggregating 
132,000 square feet, together with certain railroad property. Re- 
corded in Book 520, page 252, etc., of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by acts of the State 
Legislature approved November 16, 1790, March 12, 1846, and March 
22, 1898, which provide as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Council and General Assembly 
of this State, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 
that the jurisdiction of this State in and over a lot of land situate at 
the point of Sandy Hook, in the County of Monmouth, containing 4 
acres, on which a light-house and other buildings are erected, shall be, 
and the same is hereby, ceded to and vested in the United States of 
America forever hereafter." (Act of November 16, 1790.) 

" 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction in and over all that 
portion of Sandy Hook, in the county of Monmouth, owned by the 
United States, lying north of an east-and-west line through the 



234 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS,, ETC. 

mouth of Youngs creek at low water, and extended across the island 
or cape of Sandy Hook from shore to shore, and bounded on all other 
sides by the sea and Sandy Hook bay, be, and the same is hereby 
ceded to the United States, for military purposes ; and the said United 
States shall retain such jurisdiction so long as the said tract shall be 
applied to the military or public purposes of said United States, and 
no longer. 

" 2. And l)e it enacted, That the jurisdiction ceded in the first sec- 
tion of this Act, shall not prevent the execution on the said tract of 
land of any process, civil or criminal, under the authority of this 
State, except so far as such process may affect any of the real or per- 
sonal property of the United States of America within the said tract ; 
nor shall it prevent the operation of the public laws of this State 
within the bounds of the said tract, so far as the same may not be 
incompatible with the free use and enjoyment of the said premises by 
the United States for the purposes above specified. 

" 3. And ~be it enacted, That all the lands and tenements within the 
aforesaid boundaries, so long as the same shall continue the property 
of the United States, and be used for the purposes expressed in this 
act, shall be and remain exempted from all taxes, assessments, and 
other charges which may be imposed under the authority of this 
State." (Act of March 12, 1846.) 

The act of the State Legislature, approved March 22, 1898 (Laws 
of New Jersey, 1898, page 142), gives consent to the purchase of the 
twenty-two lots conveyed by deeds numbered 4, 5, and G, ante, and 
ceded jurisdiction thereover, " upon the express condition that the 
state of New Jersey shall retain concurrent jurisdiction with the 
United States in and over such land so far as that all civil processes in 
all cases, and such criminal and other processes as may issue under the 
laws or authority of the state of New Jersey against any person or 
persons charged with crimes, misdemeanors or criminal offenses com- 
mitted within the state may be executed thereon, in the same way and 
manner as if such consent had not been given or jurisdiction ceded, 
except so far as such processes may affect the real or personal prop- 
erty of the United States." 

The Light-House Tract comprises a tract 200 feet by 400 feet with 
limits as agreed to by Department of Commerce and Labor, July, 
1909. 

Revocable Licenses: License, March 31, 1853, to New York and 
Sandy Hook Telegraph Company to erect station and string wires 
on reservation. 

License, November 18, 1874, to New York Merchants Exchange and 
News Association to put up wooden building for a telegraph station 
on reservation. 

License, June 2, 1877, to Western Union Telegraph Company to 
erect marine observatory tower and to change location of existing 
station. 

License, July 24, 1882, to Treasury Department to erect frame 
building for the temporary storing of boats and other life-saving 
appliances. 

License, December 17, 1885, to Inspector of Life Saving Stations 
to change location of station at Sandy Hook. 

License, April 12, 1889, to Treasury Department to change location 
of life-saving station at Sandy Hook. 



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License, January 21, 1892, to Treasury Department to place a fog- 
signal on "the wrecks" at Sandy Hook. 

License, April 26, 1892, to Treasury Department to run land wires 
from dynamo house to connect with cable for purpose of lighting 
turning buoy. 

License, August 29, 1894, to Treasury Department to land tele- 
phone cable for use of Light House Board. 

License, January 3, 1895, to Treasury Department to increase size 
of lot occupied as life-saving station. 

License, November 11, 1897, to Postal Telegraph-Cable Company 
to erect poles and small signal tower on reservation. 

License, June 17, 1902, to International Committee of Young Men's 
Christian Association to erect and maintain a building on the reser- 
vation. License given in accordance with Act of Congress, approved 
May 31, 1902. 

License, December 9, 1904, to Postal Telegraph-Cable Company for 
water supply and sewer for its building. 

License, July 2, 190G, to Weather Bureau, Department of Agricul- 
ture, to erect meteorological observatory. 

FORT MOTT. 

The reservation, formerly called Finn's Point, contains an area of 
146.10 acres of land, with metes and bounds as given in G. O. No. 81, 
W. D., April 9, '1907, and is situated on the Delaware River in the 
township of Lower Penns Neck, 6 miles from the town of Salem, in 
Salem County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from John G. Mason, et al., Executors, etc., dated July 15, 
1837, conveying 104.35 acres. Recorded in Liber U U, folio 85, etc., 
of the deed records of Salem County. 

2. Decree of condemnation for 41.75 acres, in a cause entitled the 
United States ?\ Edward S. Sharp, in the District Court of the 
United States for the District of New Jersey. Rendered March 11, 
1901, and affirmed per mandate of Supreme Court of the United 
States, June 29, 1904. Decree filed in Clerk's Office of District Court, 
District of New Jersey. 

Jurisdiction over the tract acquired in 1837 was ceded to the 
United States by acts of the State Legislature, approved April 6, 
1871, and February 1, 1872, which provide as follows : 

"Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State be, and the same 
is hereby, given to the erection of defenses on Finn's Point by the 
United States; the consent herein and hereby given being as pro- 
vided in the seventeenth clause o^the eighth section of the first article 
of the constitution of the United States, and in the acts of Congress 
in such case made and provided." (Approved April 6, 1871.) 

"Be it enacted, etc., That the act entitled 'An act giving the consent 
of the State of New Jersey to the erection of defenses at Finn's Point, 
New Jersey,' approved April sixth, 1871, shall be so construed as to 
give the consent of the State to the purchase by the United States of 
the land on Finn's Point, for the erection of fortifications thereon." 
(Approved February 1, 1872.) 

By act approved February 13, 1900 (Laws of New Jersey, 1900, 
p. 11), consent was given and jurisdiction ceded over the 41.75 acres 
acquired under decree of March 11, 1901, affirmed in 1904 (No. 2, 



236 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

ante}, " upon the express condition that the State of New Jersey shall 
retain concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the 
said land, so far as that all civil process in all cases, and such criminal 
or other process as may issue under the laws or authority of the State 
of New Jersey against any person or persons charged with crimes or 
misdemeanors committed within the State, may be executed therein 
in the same way and manner as if said consent had not been given or 
jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process may affect the real 
or personal property of the United States." 

RED BANK (MONUMENT SITE). 

This reservation, containing 400 square feet, is situated 8 miles be- 
low the City of Philadelphia, at Red Bank, on the east shore of 
the Delaware River in the township of West Deptford, Gloucester 
County. The title is as follows: 

Deed from Benjamin P. Heritage and wife, dated May 16, 1872, 
conveying 100 acres. Recorded in Book N 5, page 219, etc., of the 
deed records of Gloucester County, at Woodbury. 

By Executive Order, dated December 15, 1903, the President 
directed the transfer, to take effect March 25, 1904, to the Interior 
Department of all the above tract with the exception of the monu- 
ment site twenty feet square. 

Jurisdiction ceded to the United States by the following act of the 
State Legislature, approved March 12, 1873 : 

" 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the State be, and the 
same is hereby, given to the purchase by the United States, for the 
purpose of erecting thereon forts and other needful buildings, of a 
certain tract of land, containing one hundred acres, more or less, 
situated at Red Bank, on the east bank of the Delaware River, in the 
township of West Deptford, and county of Gloucester, in said State ; 
being the same premises described by metes and bounds in a deed of 
conveyance of the same to the United States of America by Benjamin 
P. Heritage and Margaret, his wife, dated May sixteenth, one thou- 
sand eight hundred and seventy-two, and recorded in the clerk's office 
of said county, at Woodbury, in book N five of deeds, page two hun- 
dred and nineteen, and so forth." 

UNITED STATES POWDER DEPOT. 

This reservation contains 1,866.12 acres, and is situated in the 
townships of Rockaway and Jefferson, in Morris County. The title 
is as follows : 

1. Deed from George E. Righter, dated June 26, 1880, conveying 
1,195.80 acres. Recorded in Book L 10, page 16, etc., of the deed 
records of Morris County. 

2. Deed from Uel H. Wiggins and wife, dated July 17, 1880, con- 
veying 167.32 acres. Recorded in Book L 10, page 22, etc., of same 
records. 

3. Deed from Edward C. Fiedler and wife, et al., dated July 30, 
1880, conveying 304.20 acres. Recorded in Book L 10, page 315, etc., 
of same records. 

4. Deed from Henry Doland, et al., dated August 20, 1880, con- 
veying 11 acres._ Recorded in Book M 10, page 463, etc., of same 
records. 



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5. Deed from John E. Kindred, dated March 5, 1881, convey- 
ing 187.80 acres. Recorded in Book N 10, page 328, etc., of same 
records. 

Jurisdiction ceded to the United States by the following act of the 
State Legislature, approved March 10, 1880 : 

"Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the legislature of New 
Jersey be, and the same is hereby given, to the purchase by the gov- 
ernment of the United States, or under the authority of the same, of 
any tract, piece or parcel of land from any individual or individuals, 
bodies politic or corporate, within the boundaries or limits of the 
State, for the purpose of erecting thereon magazines and other need- 
ful buildings to be used as a powder depot for the ordnance depart- 
ment of the United States Army; and all deeds, conveyances of title 
papers for the same, shall be recorded as in other cases upon the land 
records of the county in which the land so conveyed may be ; the con- 
sent herein and hereby given being in accordance with the seven- 
teenth clause of the eighth section of the first article of the constitu- 
tion of the United States, and with the acts of Congress in such cases 
made and provided." 

Easement: Act of Congress, approved May 6, 1886, granted a right 
of way to the Morris County Railroad Company. Location ap- 
proved, November 13, 1886. 

NEW MEXICO. 

FORT BAYARD. 

This reservation contains about 20 square miles and 533 acres. It 
is situated 2 miles from Halls, on the Silver City and Northern 
Railroad, in Grant County. The title is as follows : 

By Executive Order of April 19, 1869, the original reservation 
was made, containing nearly 14 square miles, a Post having been 
established thereon August 21, 1866. 

By Executive Order of July 15, 1905 (G. O. 145, W. D., August 
26, 1905), a tract of 28 acres (28 rods wide and 160 rods long), lying 
along the north boundary, was placed under the control of the Secre- 
tary of the Interior under Act of July 5, 1884 (23 Stat, L., 103), the 
same having been, through error of Interior Department, included 
in patents to a private party. 

By Executive Order of July 14, 1906 (G. O. No. 134, W. D., July 
24, 1906), the boundaries were modified to conform to plats of Gen- 
eral Land Office, and to include a strip 80 links wide between the west 
boundary and the section line. 

Lands to the north and northeast of the reservation, aggregating 
about 4,493 acres, were reserved and purchased for the protection of 
the water supply of Fort Bayard, as follows : 

1. Executive Order of May 23, 1907 (G. O. 120, W. D., June 3, 
1907), reserving several tracts aggregating about 1,560 acres within 
the limits of the Gila National Forest. 

2. Executive Order of July 23, 1908 (G. O. 126, W. D., August 10, 
1908), reserving several tracts aggregating about 557 acres. 



238 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

3. Executive Order of November 13, 1908 (G. O. 1ST, W. D., 
November 25, 1908), reserving 80 acres. 

4. Warranty deed from Thomas E. Harrington, et ux., dated Au- 
gust 31, 1907, conveying 322.41 acres. Recorded in Book 47, pages 
79 and 80 of the Deed Eecords of Grant County. 

5. Quitclaim deed from Frank W. Eaton, Jr., et ux., dated August 
21, 1907, conveying 120 acres. Eecorded in Book 47, pages 57 and 58, 
of same records. 

6. Quitclaim deed from Charles Eaton, dated August 21, 1907. 
conveying 160 acres. Recorded in Book 47, page 56, of same 
records. 

7. Quitclaim deed from Albert Eaton, dated August 21, 1907, con- 
veying 160 acres. Recorded in Book 47, pages 56 and 57, of same 
records. 

8. Warranty deed from Minnie A. Paeske, widow, dated February 
15, 1908, conveying 160 acres. Recorded in Book 47, pages 153 and 
154, of same records. 

9. Warranty deed from Charles Stephens, et ux., dated August 20, 
1908, conveying 26 acres. Recorded in Book 47, pages 238 and 239, 
of same records. 

10. Warranty deed from Melvin E. McElyain, et ux., dated August 
28, 1908, conveying 344 acres. Recorded in Book 47, pages 81-83, 
of same records. Title to this tract also acquired under decree in 
condemnation of March 20 3 1908. 

11. Deed from E. A. Wayne, Trustee Estate of Comanche Mining 
and Smelting Company, dated April 18, 1908, conveying certain sub- 
divisions aggregating 612 acres; also servitude for pipe lines. Re- 
corded in Book 47, pages 162-164, of same records. 

12. Warranty deed from Charles Stephens, et ux., dated August 27, 
1907, conveying 391.7 acres. Recorded in Book 47, pages 80 and 81, 
of same records. Title to this tract was also acquired under decree 
in condemnation of March 20, 1908. 

Revocable License: License, Aug. 15, 1907, to Forest Service, 
Dept. of Agriculture for telephone line. 

SANTA FE NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 9.44 acres and is situated at 
Santa Fe, in Santa Fe County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from John B. Lamy, Bishop of Sante Fe, dated July 2, 
1870, conveying a tract by metes and bounds containing 16,900 square 
feet. Recorded in Book E, page 394, etc., of the deed records of 
Santa Fe County. 

2. Deed from John B. Lamy, Bishop of Santa Fe, dated October 
11, 1875, conveying 1.95 acres, with right of way, etc. Recorded in 
Book H, page 364, etc., of same records. 

3. Decree of condemnation for 7.10 acres in the District Court of 
the United States, for the First Judicial District, of the Territory of 
New Mexico. Decree rendered January 30 1894, and filed in the 
Clerk's Office of said court. 

The above sale of cemetery property by the Bishop of Santa Fe was 
confirmed by an act of the Legislature of the Territory of New Mexico 
approved December 21, 1875. 



NEW YORK. 239 

FORT WINGATE. 

This reservation contains an area of about 115 square miles and is 
situated in McKinley County on the line of the Atlantic and Pacific 
Railroad, in Townships 13, 14 and 15 North, Ranges 15, 16 and 17 
West of the NeAV Mexico Principal Meridian. Taken from the pub- 
lic domain by Executive Order, reserving 100 square miles for mili- 
tary purposes, dated February 18, 1870. Reservation enlarged by 
Executive order dated March 26, 1881, by adding 30 square miles for 
the purpose of supplying Post with timber, etc. ; but the order was 
ineffectual as to the odd-numbered sections within the addition the 
rights of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company having at- 
tached prior to the order of reservation. 

Easement. The Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- 
pany, successor to the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company, has 
a right of way across the reservation under Act of Congress of July 
27, 1866 (14 Stat. L., 294). See Railroad Company v. Baldwin, 103 
U. S., 426. 

fie vocable Licenses. License, October 2, 1903, to John P. F. 
Bloomfield to occupy and use for dairy and garden purpose a portion 
of the reservation known as the milk ranch. 

License, June 27, 1904, to the Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company 
to use the water of Springs Nos. 1 and 2, known as West Spring, and 
lay a pipe therefrom to Wingate Station. 

License, April 16, 1906, to Gallup Automatic Telephone Exchange 
for telephone line. 

NEW YORK. 

For a list of places over which the State of New York has ceded 
jurisdiction to the United States, see Revised Statutes of New York, 
1901, Birdseye, Vol. 3, page 3339, et seq. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the state of New York is hereby given 
to the purchase by the government of the United States, ana under 
the authority of the same, of any tract, piece or parcel of land from 
any individual or individuals, bodies politic or corporate within the 
boundaries of this state, situate upon or adjacent to the navigable 
waters thereof, for the purpose of erecting thereon light-houses, 
beacons, light-house keepers' dwellings, works for improving naviga- 
tion, post-offices, custom-houses, fortifications, and all deeds, convey- 
ances or other papers relating to the title thereof shall be recorded in 
the office of the register or county clerk of the county where the said 
lands are situated. 

" 2. Whenever the United States is desirous of purchasing or 
acquiring the title to any tract, piece or parcel of land within the 
boundaries of this state for any of the purposes aforesaid, and can not 
agree with the owner or owners thereof as to the purchase thereof, 
or if the owners of any of said lands are unknown, infants, of 
unsound mind, of nonresidents, or if for any other reason a perfect 
title can not be made to said lands, or any part thereof, the United 



240 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

States, by any agent authorized under the hand and seal of any head 
of an executive department of the government of the United States, 
is authorized to apply to the supreme court of the state, in and for 
the county within which the said lands are situated, to have the said 
lands condemned for the use and benefit of the United States, under 
the provisions of the statutes of this state applying to condemnation 
of lands. 

" 3. Whenever the United States, by any agent authorized under 
the hand and seal of any head of an executive department of the 
government of the United States, shall cause to be filed and recorded 
in the office of the secretary of state of the state of New York, cer- 
tified copies of the record of transfer to the United States of any 
tracts or parcels of land within this state, which have been acquired 
by the United States for any of the purposes aforesaid, together with 
maps or plats and descriptions of such lands by metes and bounds, 
and a certificate of the attorney-general of the United States that the 
United States is in possession of said lands and premises for either 
of the works or purposes aforesaid, under a clear and complete title, 
the governor of this state is authorized, if he deems proper, to exe- 
cute in duplicate, in the name of the state and under its great seal, a 
deed or release of the state ceding to the United States the jurisdic- 
tion of said tracts or parcels of land as hereinafter provided. 

" 4. The said jurisdiction so ceded shall be upon the express con- 
dition that the state of New York shall retain a concurrent jurisdic- 
tion with the United States on and over the property and premises so 
conveyed, so far as that all civil and criminal process, which may 
issue under the laws or authority of the state of New York, may be 
executed thereon in the same way and manner as if such jurisdiction 
had not been ceded, except so far as such process may affect the real 
or personal property of the United States. 

" 5. The said property shall be and continue forever thereafter 
exonerated and discharged from all taxes, assessments and other 
charges, which may be levied or imposed under the authority of this 
state; but the jurisdiction hereby ceded and the exemption from tax- 
ation hereby granted, shall continue in respect to said property so 
long as the same shall remain the property of the United States, and 
be used for the purposes aforesaid, and no longer. 

" 6. One of the deeds or leases so executed in duplicate shall be 
delivered to the duly authorized agent of the United States, and the 
other deed or release shall be filed and recorded in the office of the 
secretary of state of the state of New York ; and said deed or release 
shall become valid and effectual only upon such filing and recording 
in said office. 

" 7. The secretary of state shall cause to be printed in the session 
laws of the year succeeding file in his office of said deed, a statement 
of the date of the application of the United States for said deed and 
a copy of the description of the lands so conveyed or ceded, together 
with the date of the recording of said deed in the office of the said 
secretary of state. 

" 8. This act shall not apply to the colinty of Orange." 

(Approved April 17, 1896. Laws of New York, 1896, Vol. 1, p. 
377. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., Birdseye, 1901, Vol. 3, page 3365.) 



NEW YOEK. 241 

ARMY BUILDING. 

This property, formerly the Old Produce Exchange, was purchased 
for Army purposes under the provisions of an Act of Congress 
approved February 2, 1886. It is situated in the city of New York, 
and bounded by Whitehall, Pearl, Moore, and Water Streets. The 
title is as follows: 

Deed from the New York Produce Exchange, dated March 27, 
1886, conveying the above property, and recorded in the Office of the 
Register of the City and County of New York in Liber 1955, page 73. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, passed March 10, 1886, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the state of New York is hereby given 
to the acquisition by the United States by purchase, in conformity 
with the laws of the state of New York, of certain lands and grounds 
situate in the city of New York, bounded by Whitehall, Pearl, Moore, 
and Water streets, together with the building thereon known as the 
Old Produce Exchange ; and the said United States shall have, hold, 
occupy and own the said lands when thus acquired and exercise 
jurisdiction and control over the same and every part thereof, sub- 
ject to the restrictions hereafter mentioned. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the state of New York, in and over 
the said lands mentioned in the foregoing section, when acquired by 
the United States, shall be and the same is hereby ceded to the United 
States, but the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall continue no longer 
than the said United States shall own the said lands. 

" SEC. 3. The said consent is given and the said jurisdiction ceded 
upon the express condition that the state of New York shall retain 
concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said 
land or lands so far as that all civil process in all cases, and such 
criminal or other process as may issue under the laws or authority of 
the state of New York against any person or persons charged with 
crimes or misdemeanors committed within the state, may be executed 
therein in the same way and manner as if such consent had not been 
given or jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process may affect 
the real or personal property of the United States. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired the title to the said land or lands 
by purchase or condemnation in conformity with the laws of this 
state and so long as said land or lands shall remain the property of 
the United States when acquired as aforesaid, and no longer; the 
same shall be and continue exonerated from all taxes, assessments 
and other charges which may be levied or imposed under the author- 
ity of the state." (Passed March 10, 1886. Rev. Stats, of N. Y. 8th 
ed. Vol. 1, p. 234.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

CYPRESS HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation, established as a National Cemetery in 1862, com- 
prises the upper and lower cemeteries, the former containing 2.75 

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242 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

acres and the latter 15.39 acres, making a total of 18.14 acres. It is 
situated at Brooklyn, on Long Island. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from the Cypress Hills Cemetery Corporation, dated 
March 29, 1870, conveying two plats in said cemetery. Recorded in 
the Clerk's Office for Queens County, in Liber 342, page 380. 

2. Deed from Isaac Snediker and wife, dated May 22, 1884, con- 
veying " upwards of 15 acres of land." Recorded in Register's Office 
Kings County, Liber 1569, page 348. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an Act of the State 
Legislature passed April 2, 1884, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. The jurisdiction of this state over a certain piece or 
parcel of land, situate partly in the town of New Lots, Kings County, 
and partly in the town of Newtown, Queens County, containing fif- 
teen and thirty-nine one-hundredths acres, an accurate description 
and plat of which, sworn to by an officer of the United States, has 
been deposited in the office of the secretary of the state of New York, 
is hereby ceded to the United States of America, for the purpose of 
establishing a national cemetery whenever said land shall be acquired 
by the United States : Provided, that this cession is upon the express 
condition that the state of New York shall retain concurrent juris- 
diction with the United States in and over said land, when acquired 
as aforesaid, so far as that all civil and criminal process issuing 
under the authority of this state may be executed on said land in the 
same way and manner as if this act had not been passed ; and exclu- 
sive jurisdiction shall revert to this state whenever said land shall 
cease to be the property of the United States. 

" SEC. 2. The land aforesaid, when acquired, shall be forever 
exempt from all taxes and assessments so long as the same shall re- 
main the property of the United States. (Passed April 2, 1884. Rev. 
Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 232.) 

rOBT HAMILTON. 

This reservation contains an area of 155.60 acres more or less, 
with metes and bounds as announced in G. O. No. 122, W. D., Aug. 
5, 1908. It is situated on the southwest shore of Long Island 5J 
miles south of the " Battery " of New York City, commanding the 
" Narrows." The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from The Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City 
of New York, dated May 30, 1814, conveying 60 acres 1 Rood and 6 
perches of land in New Utrecht. Recorded in the Clerk's Office of 
Kings County, in Liber 11, page 171. 

2. A tract of 17 acres, 14 perches and 105 yards was acquired by 
condemnation, September 11, 1826, under Acts of November 27, 1824, 
and April 17, 1826, post. 

3. Deed from Julia Delaplaine, dated September 9, 1862, convey- 
ing 21 Acres 2 Roods and 25.789 perches of land in New Utrecht. 
Recorded in the Register's Office of Kings County, in Liber 585, page 
157. Purchase made by authority of Act of Congress approved 
February 20, 1862. Confirmed by Act of June 23, 1874. 

4. Deed from George S. Gelston and wife, dated March 24, 1852, 
conveying, by way of exchange, 11 Acres 3 Roods and 25 perches of 
land. Recorded in the Clerk's Office for Kings County, in Liber 



NEW YORK. 243 

275, page 267. Exchange made by authority of Act of Congress ap- 
proved February 14, 1851. 

5. Deed from the Town of New Utrecht, dated February 1, 1892, 
conveying all right, title, and interest in and to the Shore Road, Old 
County Road, Seventh Avenue, etc. Recorded in Register's Office 
for Kings County, Liber 2101, page 1. 

6. Deed from The Dyker Meadow Land and Improvement Com- 
pany, dated February 10, 1892, conveying 56.537 acres, also 8.985 
acres under water. Recorded in Liber 2099, page 4, of same records. 

7. Decree of Condemnation for the highways and lands described 
in the above conveyances from The Town of New Utrecht and the 
Dyker Meadow Land and Improvement Company, in the case of the 
United States v. The Dyker Meadow Land and Improvement Com- 
pany and others, in the District Court of the United States for the 
Eastern District of New York. Decree rendered at May term, 1891, 
and filed with the record of said cause in the Clerk's Office of said 
District Court. 

8. Deed of Release from Manhattan Company of New York City, 
dated February 4, 1892, embracing 65.522 acres. Recorded in Liber 
2099, page 13, of the deed records of the Register's Office for Kings 
County. 

9. Deed of Release from J. Lott Nostrand, dated February 2, 1892, 
embracing 65.522 acres. Recorded in Liber 2099, page 10, of same 
records. 

10. Deed of Release from Marie K. Flaherty, dated February 10, 
1892, embracing 65.522 acres. Recorded in Liber 2099, page 6, of 
same records. 

Jurisdiction over the lands comprising this reservation was ceded 
to the United States, as said lands were acquired from time to time 
as follows : 

(1) By an Act of the State Legislature passed March 20, 1807. 
(See Fort Wood.) 

(2) By an Act of the State Legislature passed March 18, 1808. 
(See Fort Wood.) 

Pursuant to the authority vested in them by the Acts of March 20, 
1807, and March 18, 1808, the commissioners therein provided for 
executed this deed conveying the title to and jurisdiction over said 
lands. Deed dated November 6, 1812, and recorded in the Clerk's 
Office of the County of Kings in Liber 10, page 395, etc., of the deed 
records of said county. 

(3) By an Act of State Legislature passed November 27, 1824, as 
follows : 

" AVhereas by an Act of Congress of the United States of America, 
relative to a fortification at the Narrows, in the harbor of New York, 
it has become necessary and proper that a cession of jurisdiction over 
certain lands in the town of New Utrecht should be made to the 
United States : therefore, 

" I. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction in and over all those 
certain tracts of land lying in said town of New Utrecht, in the 
county of Kings, within this State, the first of which is described as 
follows : Beginning containing sixty acres, one rood and 

six perches of land ; The second of which is bounded as follows : Be- 
ginning * * containing sixteen acres and one-half acre of 



244 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

land ; be, and the same is hereby ceded to the United States of 
America, for the purpose of erecting fortifications thereon : Provided 
nevertheless, That such jurisdiction so ceded as aforesaid, shall not 
extend or be construed to extend, so as to impede or prevent the exe- 
cution of any process of law, civil or criminal, under the authority of 
this State, except so far forth as such process may affect any of the 
real or personal property of the United States of America within the 
said tracts of land ; and that all the lands and tenements within the 
limits aforesaid shall be, and continue forever hereafter, exonerated 
and discharged from all taxes, assessments, and other charges which 
may be laid under the authority of this State." 

(Sees. II, III, and IV provide for condemnation of the tract of 16-J- 
acres. Passed November 27, 1824. ' Kev. Stats, of N. Y., Birclseye", 
1901, Vol. 3, p. 3343.) 

(4) By an Act of the State Legislature passed April 17, 1826, 
which provides as f ollows : 

"Whereas on a resurvey of the second parcel of land mentioned 
and described in the said act hereby amended (above act passed Nov. 
27, 1824), it has been found that the Northern boundaries of said land 
did not embrace all the land wanted by the United States of America 
for the purpose of erecting fortifications thereon in the said town (of 
New Utrecht) : Therefore, 

" I. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction in and over all that 
certain tract or parcel of land, included within the following bound- 
aries not heretofore, by the said act hereby amended, vested in the 
said United States, beginning * * * containing seventeen acres, 
fourteen perches and one hundred and five yards of land, be and the 
same is hereby ceded to the United States of America, for the pur- 
pose of erecting fortifications thereon: Provided nevertheless, That 
such jurisdiction so ceded as aforesaid, shall not extend or be con- 
strued to extend so as to impede or prevent the execution of any 
process 1 of law, civil or criminal, under the authority of this State, 
except so far forth as such process may affect any of the real or per- 
sonal property of the United States of America within the tract of 
land within which jurisdiction is vested as aforesaid; but that the 
said land shall be and continue forever hereafter exonerated and dis- 
charged from all taxes, assessments and other charges which may be 
laid under the authority of this State." 

(Sections 2, 3 and 4 provide for condemnation of so much of the 
seventeen acres, fourteen perches, and one hundred and five yards of 
land, as are not included in the second parcel described in the act of 
November 27, 1824. Passed April 17, 1826.) 

(5) By an Act of the State Legislature, passed April 18, 1861, 
w T hich provides as follows: 

" SEC. 7. Jurisdiction is also hereby ceded to the United States over 
so much land as may be necessary for the construction and mainte- 
nance of fortifications and their appurtenances, and over all the con- 
tiguous shores, flats, and waters within four hundred yards frohi low- 
water mark within this state, as the United States may now own or 
hereafter become owners of, by purchase or otherwise, not to exceed 
one hundred and fifty acres, the same to be selected by an authorized 
officer of the United States, approved by the governor, and the bound- 
aries of the land selected, with such approval endorsed thereon, and 



NEW YORK. 245 

a map thereof filed in the office of the Secretary of State, and by 
him recorded; provided always, and the assent aforesaid is granted 
upon this express condition, that this state shall retain a concurrent 
jurisdiction with the United States in and over the several tracts 
aforesaid, so far that all civil and such criminal process as may issue 
under authority of this state, against any person or persons charged 
with crimes committed within the bounds of this state, may be exe- 
cuted therein in the same manner as though this assent had not been 
granted, except so far as such process may affect the real or personal 
property of the United States. 

" The foregoing shall be applicable only to the lands selected, ap- 
proved, and owned as aforesaid, and a survey thereof filed and re- 
corded as above provided. 

" For the purpose of building and maintaining thereon batteries, 
forts, magazines, wharves and other necessary structures, with their 
appendages adjacent to Fort Hamilton, Kings County, Long Island." 

(Sections 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, as amended by act of February 20, 
1862, provide for acquiring title by condemnation. Rev. Stats, of 
N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. I., p. 194, sec. 7.) 

" SEC. 13. The said property when acquired by the United States 
shall be and continue forever thereafter exonerated and discharged 
from all taxes, assessments, and other charges, which may be levied 
or imposed under the authority of this State; but the jurisdiction 
hereby ceded, and the exemption from taxation hereby granted, shall 
continue in respect to said property, and to each portion thereof, so 
long as the same shall remain the property of the United States, and 
be used for the purposes aforesaid, and no longer." (Passed April 
18, 1861. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th Ed., Vol. 1, p. 195, sec. 13.) 

(6) By an Act of the State Legislature, passed February 20, 1862, 
which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The last paragraph of the seventh section of the act 
entitled 'An Act giving the consent of the State of New York to the 
purchase by and ceding jurisdiction to the United States over certain 
lands within this State, to be occupied as sites of Light-Houses, 
Keepers' Dwellings, and fortifications and their appurtenances,' 
passed April 18, 1861, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 
For the purpose of building and maintaining thereon Batteries, 
Forts, Magazines, Wharfs, and other necessary structures, with their 
appendages, adjacent to Fort Hamilton, Kings County, Long Island, 
and adjacent to Fort Tompkins, in the town of Southfield, County of 
Richmond, Staten Island. 

" SEC. 2. The eighth section of the said Act shall be amended so as 
to read as follows : 

" In case the United States shall desire to purchase any land 
selected in pursuance of the first and seventh sections of said act, or 
either of 'said sections, and shall be unable to agree for the purchase 
of the same it shall have the right to acquire title to the same, in the 
manner hereinafter prescribed, provided, however, that a due regard 
be had to the improvements and buildings on the same, the damage if 
any to the adjacent lands now belonging to the same owners, and that 
the title be acquired before the first day of January, eighteen hundred 
and sixty-three." 

(Section 3 provides for the qualifications of Commissioners. 
Passed February 20, 1862.) 



246 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Title to and jurisdiction over water-covered lands was ceded to the 
United States by an Act of the State Legislature passed May 7, 1880, 
for which see Fort Wood. 

By patent from the Governor of the State of New York, dated May 
26, 1880, the title to, and jurisdiction over, the premises described 
in the Act of May 7, 1880, were granted and conveyed to the United 
States subject to the terms of the said Act and the limitations con- 
tained therein. Patent recorded May 26, 1880, in Book of Patents 
No. 44, page 604, etc., of the records of patents in the Office of the 
Secretary of State for the State of New York. 

By an Act of the State Legislature passed March 27, 1893, which 
provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the State of New York is hereby given 
to the acquisition by the United States, by purchase or by condemna- 
tion proceedings in conformity with the laws of this state, of one or 
more pieces of land, measuring in the aggregate not exceeding sixty 
acres, situate adjacent to and on the east side of the present military 
post of the United States at Fort Hamilton, Gravesend Bay, New 
York, and more particularly described as follows: [Here describes 
the tract by metes and bounds] . 

" The further consent of the state of New York is hereby given to 
the acquisition by the United States, by purchase or by condemnation 
proceedings in conformity with the laws of the state of New York, of 
a piece of land on Plumb Island near eastern border of Sheepshead 
Bay, New York, measuring fifty acres, more or less, taken from the 
eastern end of said island, and more particularly described as follows : 
[Here describes the tracts by metes and bounds]. Upon the lands so 
acquired near Fort Hamilton, and upon Plumb Island, the United 
States may erect fortifications, barracks, wharves and so forth, for 
the defense of the southern or main entrance to New York Harbor; 
and the United States shall have, hold, occupy and own the said 
lands when thus acquired, and exercise jurisdiction and control over 
the same and every part thereof, subject to the restrictions herein- 
after mentioned. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired the title to such land or lands by 
purchase or by condemnation in conformity with the laws of this 
state, nor until plats and descriptions of the land thus acquired shall 
have been filed in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of 
New York. Such jurisdiction shall continue no longer than the 
United States shall own such land or lands, and such consent is given 
and jurisdiction ceded upon the express condition that the state of 
New York shall retain concurrent jurisdiction with the United States 
in and over such land or lands so far as that all civil process in all 
cases, and such criminal or other process as may issue under the laws 
or authority of the state of New York against any person or persons 
charged with crimes, misdemeanors, or criminal offenses committed 
within the state, may be executed thereon, in the same way and man- 
ner as if such consent had not been given or jurisdiction ceded, except 
so far as such process may affect the real or personal property of the 
United States. 

" SEC. 3. So long as such land or lands thus acquired shall remain 
the property of the United States, and no longer, the same shall be 
and continue exonerated from all taxes, assessments, and other 



NEW YORK. 247 

charges which may be levied or imposed under the authority of the 
state. If the United States can not acquire the title to any such land 
or lands, or any part thereof, by purchase, they may acquire such 
title by condemnation by legal proceedings duly instituted for the 
purchase either in the state or the federal courts." (Passed March 
27, 1893. Laws of N. Y., 1893, vol. 1, p. 384.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses: License, June 1, 1903, to the Dyker Meadow 
Golf Club to use a portion of the reservation for golfing purposes. 

License, March 8, 1906, to New York and New Jersey Telephone 
Company, for telephone system. 

License, March 15, 1908, to Police Department, New York City, to 
land cable. 

License, June 13, 1908, to U. S. Volunteer Life Saving Corps, for 
portable station. 

FORT H. G. WRIGHT. 

This reservation is situated at the eastern entrance of Long Island 
Sound, on Fisher's Island, and contains about 268.6 acres in the main 
reservation, 36.13 acres in the " Mount Prospect " reservation, and 
0.98 acre in the right of way thereto, with metes and bounds as given 
in G. O. No. 248, W. D., December 21, 1909. 

The title to land acquired in 1898 rests on decree of the District 
Court of the United States for the Eastern District of New York, 
filed and entered August 8, 1898, and is also evidenced by the follow- 
ing deeds: 

(a) Deed from Walton Ferguson and wife, dated September 1, 1898, 
conveying certain land therein described by metes and bounds, to- 
gether with certain riparian rights. Recorded in Liber 472, page 134, 
of the records of Suffolk County. 

(b) Deed from Theodora Gordon, dated September 3, 1898, convey- 
ing certain land therein described by metes and bounds. Recorded in 
Liber 472, page 140, of same records. 

(c) Deed from Edmund M. Ferguson and wife, dated September 5, 
1898, conveying certain land therein described by metes and bounds. 
Recorded in Liber 472, page 137, of same records. 

The title to additional lands acquired in 1908 and 1909 is as 
follows : 

1. Deed from John Nevin Sayre, et al., executors, etc., dated April 
4, 1908, conveying 4.20 acres. Recorded in liber 654, page 393 of the 
same records. 

2. Deed from Walton Ferguson and wife, and Walton Ferguson 
as trustee, etc., dated April 18, 1908, conveying 5 parcels aggregating 
63.3 acres of upland and 6.62 acres of pond. Recorded in liber 654, 
page 398 of same records. 

3. Deed from Josephine E. Ferguson, et al., dated April 18, 1908, 
conveying the same premises as No. 2 supra. Recorded in liber 654, 
page 404. 

4. Deed from Walton Ferguson and wife, and Walton Ferguson as 
trustee, etc., dated April 18, 1908, quitclaiming rights in premises con- 
veyed by deed No. 1, cited supra. 

5. Decree of Condemnation, in the United States District Court, 
Eastern District of New York, rendered August 7, 1909, in United 
States v. George H. Bartlett, et al., covering two tracts, one contain- 
ing 1.07 acres, and the other 5.54 acres. 



248 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

6. Resolution of Town Board of the Town of Southold, Suffolk 
County, New York, dated April 13, 1908, discontinuing as a highway 
that part of Equestrian Avenue lying within the military reservation. 

Jurisdiction over premises acquired in 1898 ceded under " Gen- 
eral Act of Cession" by Governor's deed of October 28, 1898, and 
jurisdiction over premises acquired in 1908 by Governor's deed of 
January 22, 1909. 

FORT JAY (GOVERNOR'S ISLAND). 

This reservation includes the whole Island and of submerged lands 
contiguous thereto within limits given in G. O. No. 4, W. D., January 
13, 1909, containing an area of 204.5 acres. Area of island prior to 
recent filling operations 68.76 acres. It is situated in New York 
harbor at the junction of the Hudson and East Rivers. The title 
is as follows: 

Governor's Island came into possession of the United States as a 
donation by an Act of the Legislature of the State of New York 
passed February 15, 1800. (See Fort Wood.) Prior to the Ameri- 
can Revolution the island was a perquisite of the Colonial Governor, 
who was the representative of the King of England, but after the 
war became the property of the Colony and then of the State of New 
York. Title, etc., to lands covered with water contiguous to the 
Island was ceded to the United States by an Act of the State Legisla- 
ture, approved May 7, 1880, for which see Fort Wood; and by Pat- 
ent from the Governor of the State of New York, dated May 26, 
1880, under said Act of May 7, 1880. Patent recorded May 26, 1880, 
in Book of Patents No. 44, page 604, etc., of the records of Patents 
in the office of the Secretary of State for the State of New York. 

Pursuant to the provisions of Acts of the State Legislature ap- 
proved February 27, 1901, and March 6, 1903, the area was increased 
by the addition of the following tracts under water for the purpose 
of enlarging the reservation by filling : 

1. Patent from the Governor of the state, dated March 7, 1901, 
under Act of February 27, 1901 (Ch. 46, Laws of 1901), conveying 
the title to and jurisdiction over certain lands therein described. 
Recorded in Book of Patents No. 50, at page 386, etc., in the office of 
the Secretary of State for the State of New York. 

2. Patent from the Governor of the state, dated June 5, 1903, under 
Act of March 6, 1903 (Ch. 18, Laws of 1903), conveying title to and 
jurisdiction over certain land therein described. Recorded in Liber 
50 of Patents, at page 389, same records. See also General Act of 
Cession. 

Revocable Licenses: License, April 25, 1900, to Young Men's 
Christian Association of the city of New York to erect a one-story 
wooden building on the reservation. 

License, March 30, 1905, to Corporation of Trinity Church to erect 
and maintain a new chapel. Chaplain provided by vestry of Trinity 
Church, authorized by Secretary of War under date of August 11, 
1868, to occupy public quarters. 

License, June 26, 1906, to New York Telephone Co. for telephone 
system on reservation. 

FORT LAFAYETTE. 

This reservation contains an area of about 2 acres of land with 
water rights. It is situated in New York Harbor, about 6 miles from 



NEW YORK. 249 

Brooklyn, and commands, in part, the " Narrows." The title is as 
follows : 

Title to and jurisdiction over the above lands ceded by acts of the 
State Legislature passed March 20, 1807, and March 18, 1808, for 
which see Fort Wood. Pursuant to the authority vested in them by 
the above cited acts, the Commissioners therein provided for executed 
their deed conveying title to and jurisdiction over said lands. Deed 
dated November G, 1812, and recorded in the Clerk's Office of the 
County of Kings in Liber 10, page 395, etc., of the deed records of 
said County. (This deed embraces 30 acres 2 roods and 30 perches.) 
Title to and jurisdiction over water-covered lands was ceded to the 
United States by an Act of the State Legislature passed May 7, 1880, 
for which see Fort Wood. 

By Patent from Governor of the State of New York, dated May 
26, 1880, the title to and jurisdiction over the premises described in 
the Act of May 7, 1880, were granted and conveyed to the United 
States subject to the terms of the said Act and the limitations con- 
tained therein. Patent recorded May 26, 1880, in Book of Patents 
No. 44, page 604, etc., of the records of patents in the office of the Sec- 
retary of State for the State of New York. 

See also General Act of Cession. 

MADISON BARRACKS (POST). 

This reservation contains an area of about 94 acres, exclusive of 
the Water Lot (area about 0.32 acre), the Pumping Station (area 
about 2.6 acres), and the New Post Cemetery (area about 4.86 acres) ; 
and is situated on the south shore of Black River Bay, about 10 miles 
from Lake Ontario, adjoining the town of Sackett's Harbor, in 
Jefferson County. 

The original reservation, acquired from 1813 to 1817, comprised 
an aggregate area of 39.21 acres, together with the Water Lot above 
described, and the Bakery and Barn Lots which have since been sold. 

Under authority of an Act of Congress, approved March 2, 1889, 
as amended by Act approved February 24, 1891, an addition of about 
54.5 acres was purchased; and in 1893 a tract of 2.6 acres was pur- 
chased for a pumping station, with right of way for water mains. 
In 1906 a tract of 4.86 acres was acquired for a new cemetery. 

The title to the lands now owned by the United States is as follows: 

1. Deed from Samuel F. Hooker, dated July 1, 1813, conveying 
0.32 acre being the Water Lot referred to above. Recorded in Liber 
F, page 44, of the Deed Records of Jefferson County. 

2. Deed of May 10, 1814, to " Isaac Chauncey, Commodore of the 
United States Navy on Lake Ontario," conveying 3.875 acres. Re- 
corded in Liber G, page 125, of same records. 

3. Deed of March 10, 1815, to same grantee, and conveyed by said 
grantee to the Secretary of the Navy, March 10, 1815, conveying 
3.3375 acres. Recorded in Liber G, page 328, of same records. 

4. Deed from Thomas Ludlow Ogden, Trustee, etc., dated October 
5, 1816, conveying 22 acres of land. Recorded in Book I, page 204, 
etc., of same records. 

5. Deed from Thomas Ludlow Ogden, Trustee, etc., dated March 
28, 1817, conveying 10 acres of land. Recorded in Book K, page 15, 
etc., of same records. 



250 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

6. Deed from Mary T. Mallaby et al., dated August 31, 1891, con- 
veying undivided one-half of 1 acre, etc. Kecorded in Book 265, 
page 304, of same records. 

7. Quitclaim deed from Col. R. I. Dodge, dated September 3, 1891, 
conveying several tracts embraced in seven several deeds executed to 
him as agent for the United States. Recorded in Book 265, page 173, 
of same records. The deeds to said Col. R. I. Dodge recorded in 
Book 265, page 169 ; Book 265, page 171 ; Book 264, page 317 ; Book 
264, page 318 ; Book 264, page 319 ; Book 264, page 320, and Book 
264, page 321, of same records. 

8. Deed from Ellen Stratton and husband, dated December 29, 
1891, conveying a strip containing 18,000 square feet of land. Re- 
corded in Liber 266, page 302, of same records. 

9. Deed from James C. Heath and wife, dated December 29, 1891, 
conveying two tracts near Madison Barracks, both described by metes 
and bounds. Recorded in Liber 266, page 301, of same records. 

10. Deed from John Hamilton and wife, dated September 14, 1891, 
conveying two tracts described by metes and bounds. Recorded in 
Liber 266, page 300, of same records. 

11. Deed from Charles G. Gilmore and wife, dated February 23, 
1893, conveying a site for Pumping Station. Recorded in Liber 272, 
page 135, of same records. 

12. Deed from William McLaughlin and wife, dated March 25, 
1893, conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 
271, page 549, of same records. 

13. Deed from S. D. Lord and wife, dated March 25, 1893, convey- 
ing right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, page 548, 
of same records. 

14. Deed from Caroline McClary and husband, dated March 25, 
1893, conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 
271, page 552, of same records. 

15. Deed from Dexter M. Dibble and wife, dated March 25, 1893, 
conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, 
page 542, of same records. 

16. Deed from Abbie Metcalf, dated March 25, 1893, conveying 
right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, page 544, of 
same records. 

17. Deed from Amanda M. Read and husband, dated March 25, 
1893, conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 
271, page 545, of same records. 

18. Deed from David McKee, dated March 25, 1893, conveying 
right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, page 547, of 
same records. 

19. Deed from Margaret Eveleigh and husband, dated March 27, 
1893, conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 
271, page 543, of same records. 

20. Deed from Henry J. Lane and wife, dated March 27, 1893, 
conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, page 
546, of same records. 

21. Deed from Charles W. Sloat et al., dated March 29, 1893, con- 
veying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, page 
541, of same records. 



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22. Deed from Alice C. M. Hewke and husband, dated March 29, 
1893, conveying right of way for water main. Eecorded in Liber 
271, page 540, of same records. 

23. Deed from Enetta A. Lewis, et al., Administrators, etc., dated 
April 1, 1893, conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in 
Liber 271, page 551, of same records. 

24. Deed from Charles G. Gilmore and wife, dated April 6, 1893, 
Conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, page 
550, of same records. 

25. Deed from William Stokes, dated April 7, 1893, conveying 
right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, page 539, of 
same records. 

26. Deed from Ellen Fralick and husband, dated April 14, 1893, 
conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, 
page 555, of same records. 

27. Deed from Abel H. Bowe and wife, dated April 15, 1893, con- 
veying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 272, page 
135, of same records. 

28. Deed from John Parker and wife, dated April 17, 1893, con- 
veying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 272, page 
137, of same records. 

29. Deed from Mary A. Mason, dated April 17, 1893, conveying 
right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, page 136, of 
same records. 

30. Deed from Charles W. Sloat, et al., dated April 19, 1893, con- 
veying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, page 
553, of same records. 

31. Deed from Walter B. Camp, Sur. Executor, etc., dated April 
27, 1893, conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 
271, page 554, of same records. 

32. Deed from Frederick R. Farwell, et al., dated May 6, 1893, 
conveying right of way for water main. Recorded in Liber 271, 
page 538, of same records. 

33. Deed from Fred W. Reeves and wife, dated December 12, 1906, 
conveying site for new cemetery, containing 4.86 acres. Recorded in 
Liber No. 321, page 124, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by Acts of the State 
Legislature passed March 7, 1846, and May 12, 1892, which acts pro- 
vide as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the State of New York is hereby given 
to the purchase by the United States of such lots of ground and 
tracts of land in or near the City of Buffalo, at or near the mouth of 
Genesee River, and at or near Sacketts Harbor, and also to the pur- 
chase of such island or islands in the river St. Lawrence between St. 
Regis and the Thousand Islands as the authorities or Government of 
the United States may select for the site of fortifications or defensive 
works at the points above designated, and the United States may 
have, hold, use, occupy, and own said lots of land and such island or 
islands and exercise jurisdiction and control over the same subject to 
the restrictions hereinafter mentioned. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the State of New York in and over 
the said lands and island or islands mentioned in the last section 



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shall be and the same is hereby ceded to the United States for the 
purpose of erecting fortifications and defensive works thereon. 

" SEC. 3. The said consent is given and the said jurisdiction ceded 
upon the express condition that the State of New York shall retain a 
concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said 
tracts of land and island or islands so far as that all civil process in 
all cases and such criminal process as may issue under the laws or 
authority of the State of New York against any person or persons 
charged with crimes committed without said tracts of land and 
island or islands may be executed thereon in the same way and man- 
ner as if such consent had not been given or jurisdiction ceded except 
so far as such process may affect the real or personal property of the 
United States. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest in respect to 
any or either of such lots of land or islands until the United States 
shall have acquired title to the same either by purchase or in the man- 
ner hereinafter prescribed. 

" SEC. 5. If the United States can not acquire the title to the said 
tracts of land and islands, or either of them by purchase the same may 
be taken and the damages may be ascertained and paid in the manner 
prescribed in the fourth article of the second title of chapter nine of 
the third part of the Revised Statutes and the same proceedings shall 
be had in all respects as are prescribed in the said article. 

" SEC. 6. The said tracts of land and island or islands, when ac- 
quired by the United States by purchase or by proceedings under the 
last section shall be and continue forever thereafter exonerated and 
discharged from all taxes, assessments, and other charges which may 
be levied or imposed under the authority of this State, but the juris- 
diction hereby ceded and the exemption from taxation hereby granted 
shall continue in respect to said tracts of land or island or islands 
respectively so long as the same shall remain the property of the 
United States and no longer." (Passed March 7, 1846. Rev. Stats, 
of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 174.) 

" SECTION 1. Consent is hereby given to the government of the 
United States of America to purchase and acquire such lands in the 
village of Sackett's Harbor, county of Jefferson, for the erection of 
forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful buildings as 
it may deem necessary and on the property now owned or hereafter 
acquired under this act to which it has obtained title. The jurisdic- 
tion over the same shall vest in the said United States, but the juris- 
diction hereby granted shall not impede or prevent the execution of 
any legal process, civil or criminal, issued under the authority of this 
State, except such as may affect the real or personal property of said 
United States. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction hereby granted shall cease whenever the 
said United States shall cease to occupy the said lands for the pur- 
poses aforesaid; but during such occupation, and no longer, said 
lands shall be exempt from all taxes and assessments or other charges 
under the authority of this State." (Approved May 12, 1892. Laws 
of N. Y., 1892, ch. 505.) 

To enable the United States to acquire the right of water supply 
for Madison Barracks and to cede the jurisdiction over such fran- 



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chise to the United States the following act of the State Legislature 
was passed April 3, 1893 : 

" SECTION 1. Consent is hereby given to the government of the 
United States of America to purchase and acquire the right of way 
in the village of Sackett's Harbor, or town of Hounsefield, county of 
Jefferson, to carry water through pipes from the waters of Lake 
Ontario and Henderson Bay to Madison Barracks, for the water sup- 
ply at that point of the military post of the United States, and to 
acquire the title of lands necessary for that purpose, or the right of 
way only. And the State of New York hereby cedes to the United 
States the right to lay such pipes under and along the highways of 
said state, provided the same are restored to as good condition as the 
same were in before such pipes were laid, and to enter upon said high- 
way and keep the said pipes in repair, upon the same condition, and 
hereby concedes jurisdiction to the said United States over the lands 
and franchises which the United States has acquired for the purpose 
of such water supply, or may acquire pursuant to this act. 

" SEC. 2. In case the United States can not agree for the purchase 
thereof with the owners of such lands and franchises as it may need 
for the purposes aforesaid, the Secretary of War of the United States, 
or such officer as he may appoint for that purpose, or any officer of 
the United States authorized by the government of the United States 
so to do, may proceed to obtain the said lands and franchises accord- 
ing to the condemnation laws of this state." (Laws of N.Y., 1893, 
Vol. 1, p. 494, ch. 261.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable licenses: License, August 27, 1903, to Black River Tele- 
phone Company to construct, operate and maintain its telephone line 
on the reservation. 

License, October 9, 1906, to Central New York Telephone and 
Telegraph Company for telephone system. 

Licenses, March 18, 1908, to W. W. Tyler, S. D. Lord, Ezra J. 
Whitaker, Allen C. Beach, Walter B. Camp, and Frank Stearns, for 
boat house on " Water Lot." 

Similar license, April 23, 1909, to John W. Bodine. 

License, November 17, 1908, to D. L. Andrews to use water from 
Government main. 

MADISON BARRACKS ( STONY POINT TARGET RANGE). 

This reservation contains an area of 868 acres, and was acquired 
under authority of an act of Congress approved August 6, 1894. It 
is situated at Stony Point, about 16 miles from Sackett's Harbor. 
Located for the use of Madison Barracks. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Emily D. Wood, dated May 20, 1895, conveying 78 
acres of land. Recorded in Liber 279, page 352, of the deed records 
of Jefferson County. 

2. Deed from Peter Worthingham and wife, dated May 21, 1895, 
conveying 87.90 acres. Recorded in Liber 279, page 355, of same 

3. Deed from Birdsall Boyce and wife, et al., dated May 21, 1895, 
conveying 13.80 acres. Recorded in Liber 279, page 357, of same 
records. 



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4. Deed from George H. Warner and wife, dated May 21, 1895, 
conveying 169 acres. Eecorded in Liber 279, page 354, of same 
records. 

5. Deed from Halsey L. Irwin and wife, dated May 21, 1895, con- 
veying 44.11 acres. Recorded in Liber 280, page 73, of same records. 

6. Deed from Asa W. Carter and wife, dated May 21, 1895, convey- 
ing 5 acres. Recorded in Liber 279, page 358, of same records. 

7. Deed from Lovilow Jackson, dated May 21, 1895, conveying 
11.25 acres. Recorded in Liber 280, page 72, of same records. 

8. Deed from Payson F. Thompson and wife, dated May 22, 1895, 
conveying 6 acres. Recorded in Liber 279, page 359, of same records. 

9. Deed from Ezra J. Clark and wife, dated May 20, 1895, con- 
veying 6 acres. Recorded in Liber 280, page 77, of same records. 

10. Deed from Heirs of Horace Clark, dated May 20, 1895, con- 
veying above 6 acres. Recorded in Liber 280, page 75, of same 
records. 

11. Deed from Heirs of Greene Clark, dated May 29, 1895, con- 
veying above 6 acres. Recorded in Liber 280, page 76, of same 
records. 

12. Deed from Hulburt Ingraham and wife, dated May 23, 1895, 
conveying 3 acres. Recorded in Liber 279, page 353, of same records. 

13. Deed from Payson F. Thompson and wife, dated May 22, 
1895, conveying 138.50 acres. Recorded in Liber 280, page 71, of 
same records. 

14. Deed from F. A. Kilby and wife, et al., dated May 21, 1895, 
conveying 90.60 acres. Recorded in Liber 279, page 360, of same 
records. 

15. Deed from Heirs of Nathan Foreman, dated May 22, 1895, 
conveying 4.50 acres. Recorded in Liber 280, page 74, of same 
records. 

16. Deed from James L. McCumber and wife, dated May 21, 1895, 
conveying 154.25 acres. Recorded in Liber 280, page 71, of same 
records. 

17. Deed from George A. Hossington and wife, dated November 
19, 1907, conveying 62.25 acres. Recorded in Liber 325, page 148, 
of same records. 

Jurisdiction ceded by Act, approved April 14, 1909, describing the 
premises by metes and bounds, upon the following condition : 

" 2. The said jurisdiction so ceded shall be upon the express con- 
dition that the state of New York shall retain a concurrent jurisdic- 
tion with the United States on and over the property and premises so 
conveyed, so far as that all civil and criminal process, which may 
issue under the laws or authority of the state of New York, may be 
executed thereon in the same way and manner as if such jurisdiction 
had not been ceded, except so far as such process may affect the real 
or personal property of the United States." 

FORT MICHIE. 

This reservation contains about 17 acres, and includes the island 
called Great Gull, situated in Long Island 'Sound, about 3 miles east 
northeast from Plum Island, in Suffolk County. The title is as 
follows : 

Deed from Benjamin Jerom, dated January 26, 1803,- conveying 
Great and Little Gull Islands "the same being intended for the 



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erection of a Light-House and its accommodations." Recorded in 
Liber C, , page 410, of the deed records of Suffolk County, Feb- 
ruary 22, 1803. Great Gull Island was transferred by the Treasury 
Department to the War Department September 18, 1896, for pur- 
poses of national defense. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an Act of the State 
Legislature, passed March 26, 1803, which reads as follows: 

" Whereas the United States have purchased the Islands herein- 
after mentioned for the purpose of erecting a Light-House on one of 
them; and 

" Whereas it is meet and proper that the jurisdiction of this State 
in and over the said Islands should be made to the United States, 
under certain limitations, for the purpose aforesaid : Therefore, 

Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented 
in Senate and Assembly, That the jurisdiction in and over all those 
two certain islands, situate in the County of Suffolk, commonly 
known by the names of Great Gull Island and Little Gull Island, 
bounded on all sides by the waters of the East River, shall be and 
hereby is ceded to the United States of America : Provided, never- 
theless, That such jurisdiction, so ceded as aforesaid, shall not ex- 
tend or be construed to extend so as to impede or prevent the exe- 
cution of any process, Civil or Criminal, under the. authority of 
this State, except so far forth as such process may affect any of the 
real or personal property of the United States within the said 
Islands." (See Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 153, sec. 4.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

FORT MONTGOMERY. 

This reservation contains about 600 acres of land and is situated 
north of and adjoining the village of Rouse's Point, on the western 
bank of Lake Champlain and near its outlet, in Clinton County. The 
title is as follows: 

1. Deed from DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York, dated 
October 17, 1817, conveying Lots 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 and 66 of the 
" Refugee tract," aggregating 480 acres. Recorded in Liber F, page 
9, etc., of the deed records of Clinton County. 

2. Deed from John Warford and wife, dated November 18, 1817, 
conveying 9 acres 3 roods and 5 poles of land. Recorded in Liber 
F, page 13, etc., of same records. 

3. Patent from the State of New York, dated May 15, 1818, con- 
veying an Island in Lake Champlain near Rouse's Point; also land 
under water opposite Lots 61 to 66, inclusive. Recorded in Liber F, 
page 112, etc., of same records. 

Jurisdiction ceded to the United States by acts of the State Legis- 
lature passed March 31, 1815, April 21, 1818, and April 21, 1840, 
which provide as follows: 

"I. Be it enacted, etc., That the person administering the govern- 
ment of this State, the lieutenant-governor, the Chancellor, the chief 
justice of the supreme court, the secretary of state, the attorney- 
general, and the surveyor general, for the time being be, and they are 
hereby, appointed commissioners, with full power to them, or any 
four of them, whereof the person administering the government of 
this State, for the time being, shall always be one in their discretion, 
as they shall judge the safety and defence of the northern and west- 



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ern frontiers of this State to require, and in such manner and foim as 
they shall judge necessary and proper, to declare the consent of the 
legislature of this State that such parcels of land as shall be pur- 
chased by the government of the United States, for the erection of 
forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful buildings in 
the several counties of this State adjacent to the northern and western 
bounds thereof, and which they shall, from time to time, judge neces- 
sary for the purposes aforesaid, shall be subject to the jurisdiction of 
the United States, and thereupon the jurisdiction of the said lands 
shall be vested in the United States: Provided, however, That such 
cession or cessions shall not exceed five hundred acres, in any one of 
the said counties: And provided further, That such cession or ces- 
sions shall not in any case extend, or be deemed or construed to pre- 
vent the execution of any process, civil or criminal, under the au- 
thority of this State. 

" II. And be it further enacted, That the powers vested in the 
Commissioners constituted by the act, entitled c An act to cede the 
jurisdiction of certain lands in this State, to the United States,' 
passed March 20, 1807, be, and they are hereby extended to lands in 
the county of Westchester, and to lands covered by water w r ithin 
the bounds of said County: Provided, That cessions to be made by 
the Commissioners in the said act authorized and appointed shall be 
of such lands only as in their opinion shall be necessary for the 
defence and safety of the city and port of New York. 

" III. And be it further enacted, That such declaration or declara- 
tions of the consent of the legislature of this State shall, in all cases, 
explicitly define, by accurate metes and bounds, the situation of the 
lands, the jurisdiction whereof shall be ceded in virtue of this act, 
which description shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of this 
State, and such declaration or declarations may, in addition to the 
restrictions and limitations prescribed by this act and the act above 
referred to, contain such other limitations, restrictions and qualifica- 
tions as the said Commissioners respectively may deem expedient." 
(Passed March 31, 1815. See Eev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, 
p. 160, sec. 13.) 

" I. Be it enacted, etc., That the commissioners of the land office of 
this State, be and they are hereby authorized and required to cede to 
the United States, the title and jurisdiction of this State to so much 
land on the Galloo island on lake Ontario, within this State, as they 
shall deem necessary for the purpose of erecting a light house thereon : 
Provided always, That the tract of land so granted shall not exceed 
five acres : And provided further, That such cession shall not impede 
or prevent the execution of any process at law under the authority 
of this State, except against the real or personal property of the 
government of the United States. 

" II. And be it further enacted, That the property so ceded shall 
be, and hereafter is exonerated and discharged from any taxes which 
may be laid or imposed under the authority of the government of this 
State, while said lands shall remain the property of the Government 
of the United States, and while the same shall be appropriated to 
the purposes intended by this act, and not otherwise. 

******* 

" VIII. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioners of the 
land office of this State be, and they are hereby authorized and re- 



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quired to cede to the United States the title and jurisdiction of this 
State to the small island near Rouse's point, on lake Champlain, called 
Island Point ; also to the land under water opposite the same ; also to 
the land under water in the said lake, opposite to lots number sixty, 
sixty-one, sixty-two, sixty-three, sixty-four, sixty-five and sixty-six, 
adjoining the said Rouse's point, the title and jurisdiction of this 
State to which lots have heretofore been ceded to the United States ; 
subject, however, to the like provisions and restrictions as are con- 
tained in the first and second sections of this act." (Passed April 21, 
1818. See Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 160, sec. 14.) 

Subsequent to the passage of the act of the State Legislature of 
April 21, 1818, the Commissioners appointed by the act of March 31, 
1815, conveyed title to and ceded jurisdiction over the lands hereto- 
fore conveyed to the United States. Deed of cession recorded in 
Liber F, page 109, etc., of the deed records of Clinton County. 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Lease: Lease for five years, May 3, 1900, to the Champlain and 
Saint Lawrence Railroad Company to occupy for the purpose of right 
of way a strip of land 100 feet in width and about 5,900 feet in length 
across the reservation, pursuant to authority of Acts of Congress, 
approved March 1, 1893, and July 28, 1892. 

Revocable Licenses: License, October 7, 1892, to John R. Myers, 
President of Village of Rouse's Point, to erect a pest house on that 
portion of reservation assigned for that purpose to the Marine Hos- 
pital Service in 1885. 

License, July 15, 1901, to John R. Myers to lay out a golf course 
on the reservation. 

License, July 13, 1902, to James W. Callopy to construct and use 
a small wharf projecting from the reservation. 

License, June 30, 1906, to Delaware and Hudson Co. for railroad 
track. 

FORT NEWTON. 

On Staten Island at Fort Wadsworth. 

NEW YORK ARSENAL. 

On Governor's Island. See Fort Jay. 

FORT NIAGARA. 

This reservation contains an area of 288.50 acres, and is situated on 
the Niagara River at its junction with Lake Ontario, 14 miles below 
Niagara Falls, 7 miles from Lewiston, in Niagara County. The title 
is as follows: 

1. Act of the State Legislature passed April 21, 1840, authorizing 
conveyance of title and cession of jurisdiction. See Infra; also Fort 
Montgomery. 

2. Patent from the Governor of New York, dated July 8, 1841, 
conveying above site and ceding jurisdiction in accordance with the 
Act of April 21, 1840. Recorded in Book of Patents, No. 25, page 
630, in the Office of the Secretary of State for the State of New 
York. 

" SECTION 1. The commissioners of the land-office are hereby au- 
thorized to cede and convey to the United States of America the 

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title of this state to the lands belonging to this state situate in the 
south village of Black Rock, between Lake street or Broadway and 
the easterly line of the Buffalo and Black Rock railroad, in said 
south village of Black Rock, or so much thereof as may be required 
by the United States of America, and necessary for the purpose of 
erecting and establishing a fort, battery, barracks, parade ground or 
military post; and also to the lands covered by Fort Niagara^ and 
such others adjacent thereto as shall be necessary for the accommo- 
dation of that post. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction over such lands as shall be conveyed by 
virtue of the first section of this act, and such other lands adjacent 
as shall be purchased by the United States for the purpose men- 
tioned in said first section ; and over such lands as shall be purchased 
by the United States, and as are necessary as a site for a fort near the 
outlet of Lake Champlain, from and after the conveyance of such 
lands, and upon the execution thereof, shall be ceded to and vest in 
the United States of America. But such jurisdiction shall not 
impede the execution of any process, civil or criminal, issued under 
the authority of this state, except so far as such process may affect 
the real or personal property of the United States within the ceded 
territory. 

" SEC. 3. The property over which jurisdiction is granted, by the 
second section of this act, shall be exonerated and discharged from 
all taxes and assessments which may be levied or imposed under the 
authority of this state, while the said lands shall remain the property 
of the United States, and shall be used for the purpose intended by 
this act, and not otherwise.- 

" SEC. 4. Whenever the United States shall cease to occupy the 
said land, or any part thereof, for the purpose mentioned in the first 
section of this act, then said lands shall revert to the people of this 
state." (Passed April 21, 1840. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed. Vol. 
1, p. 172.) 

(See Appendix, page 468.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses : License, September 4, 1889, to the light keeper 
at Fort Niagara to tap the water main opposite the light house dwell- 
ing to furnish water for domestic purposes. 

License, July 21, 1892, to the Treasury Department to locate a life- 
saving station on the reservation. 

License, October 22, 1894, to the Treasury Department to extend 
the launchway in front of the life-saving station thirty feet into 
deeper water and to erect a look-out house in the southwesterly bas- 
tion of the fort. 

License, February 2, 1897, to the Lewiston and Youngstown Fron- 
tier Railway Company to extend its tracks upon the reservation. 

License, November 18, 1897, to the Treasury Department to con- 
struct a boat-house upon the reservation. 

License, June 3, 1903, to the Treasury Department to move the life- 
saving station about 250 feet to the westward of its former location 
and to construct a boat-house and launchway. 

FORT ONTARIO. 

This reservation contains an area of about 75.90 acres, with metes 
and bounds as announced in G. O. No. 51, W. D., April 8, 1908. It 



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is situated on the Oswego River, at its junction with Lake Ontario, 
adjoining the City of Oswego, in Oswego County. The title is as 
follows : 

Letters Patent from the Governor of the State of New York, dated 
August 15, 1839, conveying title to and jurisdiction over the lands 
embraced in said reservation by virtue of the authority given by an 
Act of the State Legislature passed April 25, 1830, which provides as 
follows : 

u SECTION 1. The commissioners of the land office are hereby 
authorized to convey to the United States of America, the title of this 
state to all that parcel of land lying near the mouth of the Oswego 
river in OsAvego county, known as the old fort, military and parade 
ground, containing fifty-four acres, be the same more or less, or so 
much thereof as may be required by the United States for the pur- 
pose of reestablishing the military post, of rebuilding the fort, 
redoubts, and barracks, and of improving the parade ground. 

"SEC. 2. The jurisdiction over such land as may be conveyed by 
virtue of the first section of this act, from and after such conveyance, 
shall -be ceded to the United States of America, for the purposes for 
which such lands shall have been conveyed; such jurisdiction shall 
not be construed so as to prevent or impede the execution of any 

Erocess, civil or criminal, under the authority of this state, except so 
ar as such process may affect the real or personal property of the 
United States within the said parcel of land. 

" SEC. 3. The property so ceded shall be exonerated and discharged 
from any taxes which may be imposed under the authority of this 
state while the said land shall remain the property of the United 
States, and while the same shall be appropriated to the purposes 
intended by this act and not otherwise. 

" SEC. 4. Whenever the United States shall cease to occupy the 
aforesaid mentioned land for the purposes mentioned in the first sec- 
tion of this act, then said land shall revert to the people of this state." 
(Passed April 25, 1839. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 171.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Easements: Joint Resolution of Congress, approved February 19, 
1869, granted to the New York, Ontario and Western Railway Com- 
pany (successor to the New York and Oswego Midland Company) a 
right of way through the reservation. Licenses under above author- 
ity, November 8, 1881 and January 11, 1882. 

Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1901 (31 Stat. L., 1086), 
granted to the Oswego and Rome Railroad Company the right to 
operate and maintain a line of railroad through the reservation. 

Revocable Licenses: License (in form of agreement), August 5, 
1852, to the city of Oswego to make certain improvements upon the 
land under water lying in front of the reservation, by excavation, and 
by building wharves, docks and slips to a height not exceeding the 
existing government pier at Oswego. 

Licenses, May 27, 1854 and March 3, 1857, to the city of Oswego to 
use certain government property at Oswego. 

License (in form of agreement) April 14, 1858, to the city of 
Oswego to erect wooden storehouses upon the wharves erected by said 
city, and to use the United States dock and a small lot adjacent 
thereto. 

License, December 30, 1896, to the city of Oswego to construct and 
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260 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

License, January 18, 1906, to the Ontario Telephone Company, for 
telephone system. 

License, July 16, 1906, to New York, Ontario and Western Ry. 
Co. for railroad track. 

License, February 6, 1908, in lieu of one dated January 11, 1904, 
to the New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company along the 
southern edge and southwestern corner of reservation, etc. 

PLATTSBURG BARRACKS. 

This reservation contains an area of about 703 acres, including 
public highway and railroad right of way, etc., and is situated on the 
west shore of Lake Champlain, at the town of Plattsburg, in Clinton 
County. The original reservation, comprising about 200 acres, was 
purchased about December 30, 1814, w r hich was diminished to about 
197 acres by the extension of Hamilton and Jay streets, cutting off 
about two acres, which have been sold. Additional lands (506.35 
acres) were acquired under act of Congress approved February 16, 
1891. The title to the original reservation is as follows : 

1. Deed from Pliny Moore and wife and Levi Platt and wife, dated 
December 30, 1814, conveying 200 acres of land. Recorded in Liber 
M. R, T., page 101, etc., of the records of deeds in the Secretary's 
Office for the State of New York. For jurisdiction over this portion 
of the reservation see Fort Montgomery for act of March 31, 1815. 
The records do not show that the Commissioners executed the deed 
provided for in said act. The title to the addition to the reservation 
is as follows : 

2. Deed from William P. Mooers and wife, dated August 24, 1891, 
conveying 40 acres of land, known as " Crab Island." Recorded in 
Vol. 88, page 420, of the deed records of Clinton County. 

3. Deed from Patrick Flannigan and wife, dated August 27, 1891, 
conveying 8.66 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 423, of same 
records. 

4. Deed from Hugh Flannigan and wife, dated August 27, 1891, 
conveying 61 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 424, of same 
records. 

5. Deed from Oliver Sharron and wife, dated August 27, 1891, 
conveying 40.57 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 425, of 
same records. 

6. Deed from John Rice, et al., dated August 28, 1891, conveying 
10.32 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 945, etc., of same 
records. 

7. Deed from Leonard J. Howard, et al., dated September 2, 1891, 
conveying the undivided five-sixths of 66.70 acres of land. Recorded 
in Vol. 88, page 953, etc., of same records. 

8. Deed from David F. Dobie, Guardian, etc., dated September 21, 
1891, conveying the undivided one-sixth of 66.70 acres of land. Re- 
corded in Vol. 88, page 955, etc., of same records. 

9. Deed from William W. Hart-well and wife, dated September 25, 
1891, conveying 4.52 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 426, 
of same records. 

10. Deed from William W. Hartwell and wife, dated October 1. 
1891, conveying 138.10 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 428, 
of same records. 



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11. Deed from Charles Thomas and wife, dated October 1, 1891, 
conveying 8.55 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 422, of same 
records. 

12. Decree of Condemnation for 6.10 acres of land in case of the 
United States, etc., v. Gervis G. Decora et al., in the United States 
District Court for the Northern District of New York. Rendered 
October 12, 1891, and filed with the record in said cause in the 
Clerk's Office of said Court. 

13. Deed from John Dallaghan and wife, dated October 20, 1891, 
conveying 14.60 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 947, of the 
deed records of Clinton County. 

14. Deed from Eliza A. Carter and husband, dated November 28, 
1891, conveying 32 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 421, of 
same records. 

15. Decree of Condemnation for 1.34 acres of land in the case of 
the United States v. Margaret Palmer et al., in the United States 
District Court for the Northern District of New York. Rendered 
February 9, 1892, and filed with the record in said cause in the Clerk's 
Office of said District Court. . 

16. Deed from Martha E. Bromley, dated September 30, 1891, 
conveying 79.21 acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 88, page 427, of 
the deed records of Clinton County. 

17. Deed from Martha E. Bromley, dated April 7, 1892, convey- 
ing 79.21 acres of land (to correct error in deed of September 30, 
1891). Recorded in Vol. 89, page 601, of same records. 

Jurisdiction over the addition to the reservation was ceded to the 
United States by an Act of the State Legislature passed March 6, 
1890, which provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the State of New York is hereby 
given to the United States to acquire, by condemnation, purchase or 
gift, in conformity with the laws of this State, one or more pieces 
of land in the town of Plattsburgh, county of Clinton and State of 
New York, not to exceed in all one thousand acres, for military pur- 
poses for use as a parade ground, or for any military purposes con- 
nected with the United States military post at Plattsburgh, and the 
said United States shall have, hold, occupy and own said lands when 
thus acquired, and exercise jurisdiction and control over the same 
and every part thereof, subject to the restrictions hereinafter men- 
tioned. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the State of New York in and over 
the said land or lands mentioned in the foregoing section, when ac- 
quired by the United States, shall be, and the same hereby is, ceded 
to the United States, but the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall continue 
no longer than the said United States shall own the said lands. 

" SEC. 3. The said consent is given and the said jurisdiction ceded 
upon the express condition that the State of New York shall retain 
concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said 
land or lands, so far as that all civil process in all cases, and such 
criminal or other process as may issue under the laws or authority 
of the State of New York against any person or persons charged 
with crimes or misdemeanors committed within said State, may be 
executed therein the same way and manner as if such consent had 
not been given or jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process 
may a fleet the real or personal property of the United States. 



262 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired the title to the said land or lands, 
by gift, purchase or by condemnation, in conformity with the laws of 
this State, and so long as the said land or lands shall remain the 
property of the United States, when acquired as aforesaid, and no 
longer, the same shall be and continue exonerated from all taxes, 
assessments and other charges which may be levied or imposed under 
the authority of this State." (Laws of N. Y., 1890, p. 27.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Easements: Under Act of Congress of May 29, 1908 (35 Stat., 472), 
the Secretary of War by deed, dated November 12, 1908, conveyed to 
the Delaware and Hudson Company a right of way through the orig- 
inal reservation and along the north side, together with the right to 
occupy and use about two acres in the northeast corner, in exchange 
for the release of all rights of that company and its subsidiary com- 
panies within the original reservation. The rifle range was acquired 
subject to the right of way of the railway company. There is also 
a public highway, the " Lake Shore Road," running through the 
reservation. 

Revocable Licenses: License, March 27, 1896, to the Plattsburg 
Traction Company, to construct and operate its tracks on the " Lake 
Shore Road " and " Peru Street " within the reservation. 

License, November 28, 1905, to the Clinton Telephone Company, to 
operate and maintain its existing telephone system. 

License, May 28, 1909, to the Board of Public Works, Plattsburg, 
N. Y., to lay and maintain an 8-inch water niain in the Lake Shore 
Road and Peru Street, within the limits of the reservation. 

PLUMB ISLAND (KINGS COUNTY). 

This reservation contains an area of 50 acres, and is situated near 
the eastern border of Sheepshead Bay, being part of the east end of 
Plumb Island, in the town of Gravesend, in Kings County. The land 
was acquired under the provisions of an Act of Congress approved 
August 18, 1890. The title is as follows : 

1. Decree of condemnation for 50 acres of land in the case of the 
United States v. George H. Engeman, Trustee, etc., et al., in the 
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 
Rendered July 7, 1891, and filed with the record in the Clerk's Office 
of said District Court. 

2. Deed from George H. Engeman, Trustee, etc.. et al.. dated Sep- 
tember 17. 1891. conveying rhe ab<>\> iarn.ls l>y mere* and bounds. 
Recorded in Liber 2068. page -24.".. uf the deed records of Kings 
County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, approved March 27, 1893, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the State of New York is hereby given 
to the acquisition by the United States, by purchase or by condemna- 
tion proceedings in conformity with the laws of this State, of one or 
more pieces of land, measuring in the aggregate not exceeding sixty 
acres, situated adjacent to and on the east side of the present military 
post of the United States at Fort Hamilton, Gravesend Bay, New 
York, and more particularly described as follows: [Here describes the 
land by metes and bounds,] The further consent of the State of New 



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York is hereby given to the acquisition by the United States, by pur- 
chase or by condemnation proceedings in conformity with the laws 
of the State of New York, of a piece of land on Plumb Island, near 
eastern border of Sheepshead Bay, New York, measuring fifty acres, 
more or less, taken from the eastern end of said Island, and more 
particularly described as follows: [Here describes the lands by metes 
and bounds.] Upon the said lands so acquired near Fort Hamilton, 
and upon Plumb Island, the United States may erect fortifications^ 
barracks, wharves and so forth, for the defence of the southern or 
main entrance to New .York Harbor; and the United States shall 
have, hold, occupy, and own the said lands when thus acquired, and 
exercise jurisdiction and control over the same and every part thereof , 
subject to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired the title to such land or lands by 
purchase or by condemnation in conformity w T ith the laws of this 
State, nor until plats and descriptions of the land thus acquired shall 
have been filed in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of 
New York. Such jurisdiction shall continue no longer than the 
United States shall own such land or lands, and such consent is given 
and jurisdiction ceded upon the express condition that the State of 
New York shall retain concurrent jurisdiction with the United States 
in and over such land or lands so far as that all civil processes in all 
cases, and such criminal or other process as may issue under the laws 
or authority of the State of New York against any person or persons 
charged with crimes, misdemeanors, or criminal offenses committed 
with the State, may be executed thereon, in the same way and man- 
ner as if such consent had not been given or jurisdiction ceded, except 
so far as such process may affect the real or personal property of the 
United States. 

" SEC. 3. So long as such land or lands thus acquired shall remain 
the property of the United States, and no longer, the same shall be 
and continue exonerated from all taxes, assessments, and other 
charges which may be levied or imposed under the authority of the 
State. If the United States can not acquire title to any such land or 
lands, or any part thereof, by purchase, they may acquire such title 
by condemnation by legal proceedings duly instituted for the pur- 
chase either in the State or the federal courts." (Laws of N. Y., 
1893, Vol. 1, p. 384.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable lease: February 18, 1909, to Frank J. Dotzler and 
B. J. Fowler, for " Plumb Beach Association." for five years from 
February 1, 1909. of entire reservation. 

FORT PORTER. 

This reservation contains an area of about 34 acres of land, and is 
situated on the Niagara River, within the limits of the City of Buf- 
falo, in Erie County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Matthias Bruen, dated August 3, 1842, conveying 
the North third part of Block 167, in the village of Black Rock. 
Recorded in Liber 68, page 67, etc., of the deed records of Erie 
County. 



264 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

2. Deed from Samuel K. Kip, Master in Chancery, dated May 21, 
1842, conveying the southerly and middle third parts of Block 167, 
in the village of Black Rock. Recorded in Liber 61, page 379, of 
same records. 

3. Deed of release from Emily B. McKay, dated August 1, 1842, 
conveying right of dower, etc., in Block 167, above conveyed. Re- 
corded in Liber 68, page 58, of same records. 

4. Quit-Claim Deed from Ebenezer Walden and wife, dated Au- 
gust 1, 1842, conveying all interest in above Block 167, etc. Recorded 
in Liber 68, page 38, of same records. 

5. Deed from Christian Miller and wife, et al., dated April 15, 1842, 
conveying Block No. 168, in the village of Black Rock. Recorded in 
Liber 68, page 38, of same records. 

6. Decree of condemnation for Block 186, in the village of Black 
Rock, in the case of the United States v. Peter B. Porter et al., in a 
court of Chancery held for the State of New York, at Saratoga, 
August 5, 1842. Rendered on said date and filed with the record in 
the Register's Office of said Court, and recorded January 4, 1843. 

Title to a portion of this reservation and jurisdiction over all were 
ceded to the United States by Acts of the State Legislature passed 
April 21, 1840; February 28, 1842; April 12, 1842, and February 9, 
1844, as follows : 

(For act of April 21, 1840, see Fort Montgomery.) 

" SECTION 1. The commissioners of the land office are hereby 
authorized to cede to the United States of America the title of this 
state to the point of land belonging to this state, situate in the south 
village of Black Rock, lying north of block one hundred and thirty- 
three (133) and between the Erie canal and Black Rock harbor, pro- 
vided the same may be required by the United States for military 
purposes; reserving a free and uninterrupted use and control in the 
canal commissioners of all that may be necessary for canal and har- 
bor purposes. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction over such lands as may be conveyed by 
virtue of the first section of this act, and such other lands as shall be 
purchased by the United States for the purpose of erecting a fort, 
battery or other military works thereon, adjacent to, or in the 
vicinity of the lands owned by the United States, and occupied by 
the light-house in the city of Buffalo, shall be ceded to and vested in 
the United States; subject to such conditions and restrictions as are 
imposed, by the act hereby amended." (Passed February 28, 1842. 
Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., vol. 1, p. 172.) 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the legislature of this state is hereby 
given to the United States taking for the site of barracks and defen- 
sive works at or near Buffalo, so much of blocks numbers 167, 168, 
and 186 in the south village of Black Rock as shall be deemed neces- 
sary for the purpose, upon just and full compensation being provided 
for the owners thereof in the manner prescribed in the fourth article 
and second title of the ninth chapter and third part of the Revised 
Statutes ; but the consent so given shall not impede the execution of 
any process, civil or criminal issued under the authority of this state, 
except so far as such process may affect the real or personal property 
of the United States within the said territory." (Passed April 12, 
1842. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., vol. 1, p. 173.) 



NEW YORK. 265 

" SECTION 1. The commissioners of the land office are hereby author- 
ized to cede and convey to the United States of America the title of 
this state to certain lands belonging to this state, in the south village 
of Black Rock, in the county of Erie, which are bounded and de- 
scribed as follows : Beginning at the northeast corner of Connecticut 
street and the Buffalo and Black Rock railroad, thence first in a north- 
westerly and next in a northerly direction along the easterly side of 
said railroad, to a short street leading from said railroad to Massachu- 
setts street ; thence along the south side of said short street to Broad- 
way ; thence along the west side of Broadway to Fifth street ; thence 
along the southwest side of Fifth street to Rhode Island street ; thence 
along the southeast side of Rhode Island street to Broadway ; thence 
along the west side of Broadway to Fourth street; thence along the 
southwest side of Fourth street to Connecticut street; thence along 
the northwest side of Connecticut street to the place of beginning ; or 
so much thereof as may be required by the United States of America, 
and necessary for the purpose of erecting and establishing a fort, bat- 
tery, barracks, parade ground, or military post; provided, always, 
that this state shall have the right to quarry, carry off, and use, -for 
public purposes, the stone on the southwest side of the reserve, called 
the ' Military square,' and of the reserve immediately north thereof, 
until the bank shall have been penetrated by such quarrying to within 
fifty feet of the southwest side of Fourth street ; the United States of 
America being allowed to quarry, carry off and use so much stone in 
said quarry as may be deemed necessary for the construction of the 
contemplated defences, together with all the buildings and other 
erections that may be connected therewith. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction over such land, the title of which shall 
be acquired by the United States pursuant to the first section of this 
act, or has been acquired under any law authorizing proceedings in 
the nature of a writ ad quod damnum, or by purchase from indi- 
viduals of lands lying in the city of Buffalo and in the village of 
Black Rock, and over all those streets, lanes and alleys, lying between 
blocks number one hundred eighty-six, one hundred sixty-seven, and 
one hundred sixty-eight, in said village, and between one and all of 
said blocks and the premises described in the first section of this act, 
which are or may hereafter be closed, or discontinued by law, for the 
purpose of establishing a 'fort, battery, barracks, parade-ground or 
military post, at or near Buffalo, shall be ceded to and vest in the 
United States of America. But such jurisdiction shall not impede 
the execution of any civil or criminal process issued under the au- 
thority of this state, except so far as such process may affect the real 
or personal property of the United States within the ceded territory. 

" SEC. 3. The property, over which jurisdiction is granted by the 
first section of this act, shall be exonerated and discharged from all 
taxes and assessments which may be levied or imposed under the au- 
thority of this state, while the said land shall 'remain the property of 
the United States, and shall be used for the purpose intended by this 
act, and not otherwise. 

" SEC. 4. Whenever the United States shall cease to occupy the said 
land or any part thereof, for the purpose mentioned in the first sec- 
tion of this act, then said lands shall revert to the people of this 
state." (Passed February 9, 1844. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., 
Vol. 1, p. 173.) 



266 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

In accordance with the Act of April 21, 1840, as amended by the 
Act of February 28, 1842, and also the Act of February 9, 1844, cited 
above, the Governor of the State of NCAV York, by letters patent, 
ceded title to a portion of the foregoing lands, and jurisdiction over 
all of them. Patent dated October 17, 1853, and recorded in the 
Secretary's Office of the State of New York October 17, 1853, in 
Book of Patents No. 34, page 322. 

Resolution of board of Trustees of the Village of Black Rock, in 
Erie County, to the United States, dated November 22, 1842, setting 
apart certain streets for the use of the military post. Resolution 
recorded in the Clerk's Office of said village. 

The pioneer act, providing for the acquisition of lands at Black 
Rock by the United States for the establishment of a military post, 
was passed by the State Legislature March 19, 1802, and is in part 
as follows : 

"Whereas it is necessary that a treaty be held with the Seneca 
Nation of Indians to extinguish their claim to lands east of Lake 
Erie, to enable this state to cede their jurisdiction or sell to the United 
States a sufficient quantity of the said land at the eastern extremity 
of Lake Erie, at a place called Black Rock, as may be sufficient for 
the establishment of a military post : Therefore 

" 1. Be it enacted, etc., That it shall and may be lawful for the per- 
son administering the government of this state, or his agent or agents, 
to hold a treaty (on the part of the peopl-e of this state) with the 
Seneca nation of Indians, to extinguish their claim to the whole or 
such part of their lands at the east end of Lake Erie, of one mile wide, 
on Niagara River, from Buffaloes- Creek to Stedman's farm, includ- 
ing Black Rock, with so much land adjoining as shall be sufficient 
for establishing a military post, on such payments and annuities as 
he or they shall judge most conducive to the interests of this state. 

" 2. That it shall and may be lawful for the person administer- 
ing the government of this state, for and on behalf of this state, to 
convey to the United States, after the relinquishment of the claim of 
the said Indians as aforesaid, in fee simple, such part of the said 
land, at the eastern extremity of Lake Erie, at a place called Black 
Rock, as may be sufficient for the establishment of a military post, 
the United States paying therefor, the expense of holding the said 
treaty, or such part thereof as the person administering the govern- 
ment of this State shall judge reasonable h Provided always, That 
nothing in the foregoing grant to the United States shall be con- 
strued so as to prejudice the right of portage of the people of this 
State' along the said river through the tract of land which may be so 
conveyed, and the privilege of a road along the shore of Lake Erie, 
and of a ferry across the Niagara River at Black Rock: And pro- 
vided further, That such conve;7ance shall in no wise prevent the 
execution of any process, civil or criminal, issuing under the authority 
of this State within the bounds of the land so as to be conveyed, and 
such conveyance shall expressly contain such condition." 

See also General Act of Cession and Appendix, page 494. 

Easements: Act of Congress, approved August 4, 1852, granted 
right of way to all rail and plank-road or macadamized turnpike 
companies through public lands of the United States under certain 
conditions. Location of a right of way by the Lockport and Buffalo 



NEW YORK. 267 

Railroad Company (now the New York Central), approved by the 
President, December 21, 1852. 

The Erie Canal crosses the reservation and a canal repair yard is 
located within the limits thereof, under authority of section 1, of the 
Act of the State Legislature, passed February 28, 1842 (ante}. 

Act of June 28, 1906 (34 Stat. L., 532), authorizes the city of Buf- 
falo to construct and maintain a tunnel under this reservation, etc. 

Revocable Licenses: License, by Joint Resolution of Congress, ap- 
proved July 11, 18TO, to the city of Buffalo to improve and beautify 
the grounds of Fort Porter. 

License, January 5, 1881, to the State of New York to use certain 
defined parcels of land on the reservation for canal purposes. 

License, June 8, 1883, to the city of Buffalo to build a sewer through 
the reservation. 

License, April 10, 1884, to the Park Commissioners of the city of 
Buffalo to construct a roadway through the reservation. 

License, October 16, 1885, to the Treasury Department to use a por- 
tion of the reservation for light-house purposes. 

License, January 22, 1897, to the Superintendent of Public Works 
of the State of New York to deposit upon the reservation the rock, 
dirt and other material to be taken from the Erie Canal. 

License, January 26, 1898, to the Western Union Telegraph Com- 
pany to construct its line upon the reservation. 

License, September 14, 1900, to J. M. Roesch to move his boat house 
on the reservation to a new location beyond the water's edge. 

License, December 12, 1904, to the City of Buffalo, for coal and ash 
conveyor, etc., in connection with water supply system. 

SAG HARBOR. 

This reservation contains an area of about 3,100 square feet, and is 
situated at Sag Harbor, on Long Island, in the County of Suffolk. 
The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Thomas S. Lester, dated May 16, 1810, conveying 
about 3,000 square feet of land. Recorded in Liber D, page 182, of 
the deed records of Suffolk County. 

2. Deed from Henry P. Dering and wife, dated November 11, 
1811 conveying 100 square feet of land, site of Powder House, and 
right of way thereto. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

I'Ml.-r SCHWl.KK. 

Tiiis reservation contains an area of 02! acres, also a right of way, 
and is situated in Westchester County on Throg's Neck, 3J miles 
from Westchester, and 17 miles from New York City. The title is 
as follows: 

1. Deed from William Bayard, et al., dated July 26, 1826, con- 
veying 52 acres of land. Recorded in Book No. 28 5 page 225, etc., 
of the deed records of Westchester County. 

2. Deed from Charles H. Hammond and Thomas Bolton, Mas- 
ter in Chancery, dated August 25, 1828, conveying said land. Re- 
corded in Liber 33 of Deeds, page 296, etc., of same records. 



268 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

3. Deed of Release from H. LeRoy, et al., Guardians, etc., dated 
November 14, 1826, conveying said tract. Recorded in Book 28, 
page 221, etc., of same records. 

4. Deed from H. LeRoy, et al., dated April 10, 1837, conveying 
right of way from Westchester to White Stone Ferry. Recorded in 
Liber 72, page 466, etc., of same records. 

5. Deed from George Edwards and wife, et al., dated April 8, 1837, 
conveying right of way from Westchester to White Stone Ferry. 
Recorded in Liber 72, page 461, etc., of same records. 

6. Deed from Thomas H. New r bold, dated April 10, 1837, convey- 
ing right of way from Westchester to White Stone Ferry. Recorded 
in Liber 72, page 467, etc., of same records. 

Provision was made for ceding jurisdiction to the United States 
by an Act of the State Legislature, passed March 31, 1815, for which 
see Fort Montgomery. 

Title to and jurisdiction over water-covered land was ceded by an 
Act of the State Legislature, passed May 7, 1880, for which see Fort 
Wood. 

By patent from the Governor of the State of New York, dated 
May 26, 1880, the title to and jurisdiction over the premises described 
in the Act of May 7, 1880, were granted and conveyed to the United 
States, subject to the terms of said act and the limitations contained 
therein. Patent recorded May 26, 1880 ? in Book of Patents No. 44, 
page 604, etc., of the records of Patents in the Office of the Secretary 
of State for the State of New York. 

See also General Act of Cession. 

FORT SLOCUM. 

This reservation, which includes all of David's Island, contains an 
area of about 86.50 acres ; was purchased under authority of an Act 
of Congress approved February 18, 1867, and is situated at the south- 
western extremity of Long Island Sound, 2 miles from New T Rochelle, 
Westchester County, and 22 miles from New York City. The title is 
as follows: 

Deed from Simeon Leland and wife, dated May 11, 1867, convey- 
ing " David's Island," in New Rochelle, County of Westchester, re- 
serving right of ferriage. Recorded in Book , page , of the deed 
records of Westchester County. Jurisdiction was ceded to the United 
States by an Act of the State Legislature approved April 20, 1868, 
which provides as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the United States over 
certain land situate in the harbor of New Rochelle, and known as 
David's Island, the same to be purchased and used by the United 
States for military purposes : provided, however, and this act is upon 
the express condition, that all civil and criminal processes issued 
under the authority of this State, or of any officer thereof, may be 
executed on said David's island, and in the buildings that are or may 
be erected thereon, in the same manner as if jurisdiction had not been 
ceded as aforesaid. 

" SEC. 2. The said David's island, with the appurtenances, build- 
ings, and other property that may be thereon, shall, as soon as it is 
acquired by the United States, and forever thereafter, as long as it 
remains the property of the United States, be exempt from all state, 



NEW YORK. 269 

county, and municipal taxation and assessments, and provided also, 
that said island shall not be used for general hospital purposes." 
(Passed April 20, 1868. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., vol. 1, p. 201.) 

Title and jurisdiction as to water-covered lands were ceded by an 
Act of the State Legislature approved May 7, 1880, for which see 
Fort Wood, and thereafter, by Patent from the Governor of the Sfate 
of NCAV York, dated May 26, 1880, the title to and jurisdiction over 
the premises described in the Act of May 7, 1880, w r ere granted and 
conveyed to the United States subject to the terms of the said Act and 
the limitations contained therein. Patent recorded May 26, 1880, in 
Book of Patents No. 44, page 604, etc., of the records of Patents in 
the Office of the Secretary of State for the State of New York. 

See also General Act of Cession. 

FORT TERRY. 

This reservation contains an area of 840 acres and includes the 
whole of Plum Island, except about 3 acres at the western end, which 
tract is reserved for light-house purposes. Plum Island is situated 
in Suffolk County and is surrounded by the waters of Long Island 
Sound and Gardiners Bay. 

The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Abram S. Hewitt and wife, dated February 24, 1897, 
conveying, according to survey, 193 acres of land. Recorded in Liber 
456, page 81, of the "deed records of Suffolk County. 

2. Deed from Abram S. Hew r itt and wife, dated June 24, 1901, con- 
veying 647 acres. Recorded in Liber 508, page 52, of same records. 

Jurisdiction ceded, under General Act of Cession, over premises 
conveyed in 1897 by Governor's deed of September 14, 1897. 

Revocable License: License, March 9, 1906, to E, F. Morgan Com- 
pany for laundry. 

FORT TOMPKINS. 

Included under Fort Wadsworth. 

FORT TOTTEN. 

This reservation, formerly called Willets Point, contains an area of 
136.35 acres of land, with metes and bounds as given in G. O. No. 
112, W. D., June 8, 1909, and is situated on the East River, in Queens 
County. 2J miles from Whitestone and 17 miles from New York City. 
The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from George Irving and wife, dated May 16, 1857, convey- 
ing 110 acres of land. Recorded in Liber 156, page 422, etc., of the 
records of deeds in Queens County Clerk's Office. 

2. Deed from Henry Day and wife, dated April 14, 1863, convey- 
ing 26.35 acres, riparian rights, and right of way. Recorded in Liber 
204, page 208, etc., of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by acts of the State 
Legislature passed April 15, 1857, and April 17, 1875. 

For act of April 15, 1857, see Fort Wadsworth. The Act of April 
17, 1875, provides as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The first section of the act entitled 'An act giving the 
consent of the state of New York, to the purchase by the United 



270 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

States of certain property in the counties of Queens and Richmond, 
and to cede to the United States jurisdiction thereof,' passed April 
fifteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, is hereby amended to 
read as follows : 

" ' SECTION 1. The consent of the state of New York is hereby 
given, to the purchase by the United States, of all and each and every 
tract of land on the island of Long Island, in the county of Queens, 
in a direction opposite Fort Schuyler, East river, that may be ac- 
quired by the United States and that shall be necessary (under the 
appropriation by congress of March third, eighteen hundred and 
fifty-seven, for the commencement of a fort opposite Fort Schuyler, 
New York) for the purpose of building and maintaining thereon 
forts, magazines, dockyards, Avharves, and other necessary structures, 
with their appendages, and (concurrent jurisdiction is hereby ceded 
to the United States) over all the contiguous shores, flats and waters 
within four hundred feet from low-water mark (measured toward the 
channel), and over the land lying between high and low-water marks, 
and in case the owners of the said land shall not consent to sell the 
same on such terms as the United States may deem equitable, the 
consent of the legislature is hereby given to the United States taking 
the same for the purpose aforesaid, upon just and full compensation 
being provided for the owners thereof in the manner prescribed in 
the fourth article and second title of the ninth chapter and third part 
of the Revised Statutes; and all right, title and claim which this 
state may have to or in the premises aforesaid is hereby granted to 
the United States, subject to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned.' r 

See also General Act of Cession. 

License, September 22, 1909, to A. M. Applegate to install, operate 
and maintain steam laundry in Building No. 59. 

FORT TYLER. 

This reservation was originally acquired for Light-House purposes, 
and, having been abandoned as a Light-House reservation, was, on 
April 5, 1898, transferred to the War Department for purpose of 
erecting a battery thereon. It is situated on Gardiner's Point (Gar- 
diner's Island), near Sag Harbor, Long Island Sound, and comprises 
an area of about 14 acres. 

The title is as follows: Deed from John G. Gardiner and wife, 
dated August 7, 1851. Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's Office, 
in Liber 60 of Deeds, page 270. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an Act of the State 
Legislature passed February 27, 1852, providing as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The jurisdiction of the State of New York is hereby 
ceded to the United States of America for the purpose of erecting 
and maintaining thereon a light-house and other necessary buildings 
over all that certain tract or parcel of land being part of Gardiners 
Island in the town of East Hampton in the County of Suffolk and 
more particularly described as follows to wit : All that part of the 
North point of Gardiners Island aforesaid tying northwest of a line 
described and running as follows to wit : Starting from a Stake on a 
Sand ridge and running thence north fifty six degrees east, and south 
fifty six degrees west, to the waters on each side of the said point or 
beach respectively and bounded northerly, easterly and westerly by 



YORK. 271 

the waters of Gardiners Bay and southeasterly by the beach at the 
aforesaid line, containing about fourteen acres more or less. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States is granted 
upon the express condition that the State of New York shall retain a 
concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the tract 
of land aforesaid so far as that civil process in all cases and such 
criminal process as may issue under the authority of the State of New 
York against any person or persons charged with crimes committed 
without the said tract of land may be executed therein in the same 
way or manner as if this jurisdiction had not been ceded; the United 
States are to retain such. jurisdiction as long as the said tract of land 
shall be used for the purposes expressed in the first section and no 
longer." 

See, also, General Act of Cession. 

FORT WADSWORTH. 

This reservation contains an area of about 226 acres, exclusive of 
submerged lands, with metes and bounds as given in G. O. No. 76, 
W. D., May 11, 1908. It is situated on Staten Island, in Richmond 
County. The title is as follows: 

1. Letters Patent from the State of New York to the United States, 
dated February 15, 1847, conveying 47.50 acres of land, together with 
the water front and lands under water; also ceding jurisdiction over 
the lands so conveyed. Patent recorded in Liber 15, page 266, etc., 
of the deed records of Richmond County. 

2. Deed from Peter Jacobson and w T ife, dated July 8, 1854, convey- 
ing 5.2 acres of land. Recorded in Liber 34, page 628, etc., of same 
records. 

3. Deed from William H. Aspinwall and wife, dated May 28, 1856, 
conveying a tract of land by metes and bounds. Recorded in Liber 
40, page 404, etc., of same records. 

By deed of the Governor, dated May 26, 1880, under Act of May 7, 
1880, title and jurisdiction over land below high-water line were 
granted and ceded to the United States. At this time the area above 
high-water line was about 90 acres. 

4. Decree of condemnation for 7.58 acres of land in the case of The 
United States v. J. J. Alexandre and wife in the United States Dis- 
trict Court for the Eastern District of New York. Rendered Novem- 
ber 25, 1892, and filed with the record in the office of the Clerk of said 
District Court. 

5. Deed from J. J. Alexandre and wife, dated January 5, 1893, 
conveying same premises. Recorded in Liber 223, page 438, of the 
deed records of Richmond County. 

6. Decree of Condemnation for 18.797 acres of land in the case of 
The United States v. J. H. Alexandre and wife in the United States 
District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Rendered 
November 25, 1892, and filed with the record in the office of the Clerk 
of said District Court. 

7. Deed from J. H. Alexandre and wife, dated January 5, 1893, 
conveying same premises. Recorded in Liber 223, page 435, of the 
deed records of Richmond County. 

8. Decree of Condemnation for 9 acres of land in the case of The 
United States v. Ellen Lee Mayo in -the United States District Court 



272 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

for the Eastern District of New York. Rendered November 25, 1892, 
and filed with the record in the office of the Clerk of said District 
Court. 

9. Deed from Ellen Lee Mayo, dated January 5^ 1893, conveying 
same premises. Recorded in Liber 225, page 381, of the deed records 
of Richmond County. 

10. Decree of Condemnation for 50 acres of land, exclusive of cer- 
tain streets, in case of The United States v. Serena P. Appleton, in 
the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New 
York. Decree rendered November 25, 1892, and filed wih the record 
in the office of the Clerk of said District Court. 

11. Deed from Serena P. Appleton, dated January 5, 1893, convey- 
ing 50 acres of land, exclusive of certain streets. Recorded in Liber 
223, page 431, of the deed records of Richmond County. 

12. Deed from Josefa de la Serna de Hegewish and husband, dated 
March 14, 1892, conveying certain lands, etc., by metes and bounds. 
Recorded in Liber 216, page 534, of same records. 

13. Deed from Adolfo Hegewisch and wife, dated March 14, 1892, 
conveying certain lands, etc., by metes and bounds. Recorded in 
Liber 216, page 538, of same records. 

14. Deed from Sarah Schuyler Martin, dated February 1,1895, con- 
veying 6.25 acres of land. Recorded in Liber 240, page 374, of same 
records. 

15. Deed from Joseph B. Whitney and wife, dated March 11, 1898, 
conveying certain lands by metes and bounds. Recorded in Liber 
259, page 574, of same records. 

16. Deed from Elizabeth D. Ockerhausen, et al., dated August 30, 
1898, conveying 6.72 acres. Recorded in Liber 264, page 402, of same 
records. 

17. Deed from Joseph B. Whitney and wife, et al., dated October 
18, 1900, conveying 7.725 acres. Recorded in Liber 282, page 109, of 
same records. 

18. Deed from Adeline Haxtun, dated February 14, 1901, convey- 
ing 5.09 acres. Recorded in Liber 285, page 387, of same records. 

19. Deed from Henry Mouquin and wife, dated October 2, 1901, 
conveying 3.90 acres. Recorded in Liber 288, page 10, of same re- 
cords. 

20. Acts of the State Legislature of March 12, 1903 (Chapter 35, 
Laws of 1903), and April 19, 1905 (Chapter 240, Laws of 1905), and 
Letters Patent, dated March 27, 1909, under the last-mentioned Act, 
releasing claims arising from tax sales. Letters Patent recorded in 
Book of Patents No. 43, at page 579, in the Office of the Secretary of 
State. 

Jurisdiction of the first-described purchase was authorized to be 
ceded with title by an Act of the State Legislature, passed February 
6, 1836, which provides as follows : 

" SECTION. 1. The commissioners of the land office are hereby au- 
thorized to sell to the United States of America, upon such terms as 
they may think proper, so much of the land upon Staten island be- 
longing to the state of New York, heretofore used for military pur- 
poses, as may be required by the government of the United States to 
construct and maintain proper defences for the protection of the har- 
bor of New York. 



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" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction over such land as may be sold by virtue 
of the first section of this act, from and after such sale, shall be ceded 
to the United States of America, for the purposes for which such land 
shall have been sold. But such jurisdiction shall not be construed so 
as to prevent or impede the execution of any process, civil or criminal, 
under the authority of this state, except so far as such process may 
affect the real or personal property of the United States within the 
said tract of land." (Passed February 6, 1836. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 
8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 170.) 

For deed, in pursuance of said Act, see No. 1 herein (" Letters Pat- 
ent from the State of New York, etc.," February 15, 1847). 

Jurisdiction was also ceded by acts of the State Legislature, passed 
April 15, 1857; April 18, 1861; February 20, 1862; for water-covered 
lands May 7, 1880; for additional lands May 6, 1893, and February 
14, 1896, which acts provide as follows: 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the state of New York is hereby given 
to the purchase by the United States of all and each and every tract 
of land on the island of Long island, in the county of Queens, in a 
direction opposite Fort Schuyler, East river, that may be acquired by 
the United States, and that shall be necessary (under the appropria- 
tion by congress of March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, 
for the commencement of a fort opposite Fort Schuyler, New York) 
for the purpose of building and maintaining thereon forts, maga- 
zines, clock yards, wharves, and other necessary structures, with their 
appendages, and over all the contiguous shores, flats and waters 
within four hundred feet from low-water mark, and in case the 
owners of the said land shall not consent to sell the same on such 
terms as the United States may deem equitable, the consent of the 
legislature is hereby given to the United States taking the same for 
the purpose aforesaid, upon just and full compensation being pro- 
vided for the owners thereof in the manner prescribed in the fourth 
article and second title of the ninth chapter and third part of the 
Revised Statutes; and all right, title, and claim which this state may 
have to or in the premises aforesaid is hereby granted to the United 
States, subject to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned. 

" SEC. 2. The consent of the state of New York is also hereby given 
to the purchase, by the United States, of all, each and every portion 
of that tract of land on Staten island, in the county of Richmond, 
New York, now owned by William H. Aspinwall, who is to convey 
the same to the United States; said land lying mainly between the 
land of the United States and New York avenue, for the purpose of 
building and maintaining thereon forts, magazines, arsenals, and 
other necessary structures, with their appendages. 

" SEC. 3. The jurisdiction of the state of New York, in and over 
the said property referred to and set forth in the first and second sec- 
tions hereof, shall be, and the same is hereby, ceded to the United 
States, subject to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned. 

" SEC. 4. The said consent is given, and the said jurisdiction ceded 
upon the express condition that the state of New York shall retain a 
concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said 
property, so far as that all civil, criminal and other process, which 
may issue under the laws or authority of the state of New York, may 
be executed thereon, in the same way and manner as if such consent 

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274 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

had not been given, or jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process 
may affect the real or personal property of the United States. 

" SEC. 5. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest in any respect 
to any portion of said property until the United States shall have 
acquired the title thereto, by purchase or otherwise. 

" SEC. 6. The said property, when acquired by the United States, 
shall be and continue forever thereafter exonerated and discharged 
from all taxes, assessments, and other charges, which may be levied 
or imposed under the authority of this state; but the jurisdiction 
hereby ceded, and the exemption from taxation hereby granted, shall 
continue in respect to said property, and to each portion thereof, so 
long as the same shall remain the property of the United States, and 
be used for the purposes aforesaid, and no longer." (Passed April 
15, 1857. Rev. Stats, of New York, 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 189.) 

For Act of the State Legislature, passed April 18, 1861, see Fort 
Hamilton. 

" SECTION 1. The last paragraph of the seventh section of the act 
entitled * * * (above Act of April 18, 1861) is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: for the purpose of building and maintain- 
ing thereon batteries, forts, magazines, wharfs, and other necessary 
structures, with their appendages, adjacent to Fort Hamilton, Kings 
County, Long Island, and adjacent to Fort Tompkins, in the town of 
Southfield, county of Richmond, Staten Island." (Passed February 
20, 1862.) 

See also Fort Hamilton for Act of February 20, 1862, as to condem- 
nation proceedings. 

For title to and jurisdiction over water-covered lands, see Act of 
the State Legislature passed May 7, 1880, as set out under caption of 
" Fort Wood." 

By Patent from the Governor of the State of New York, dated May 
26, 1880, title to and jurisdiction over the premises described in the 
Act of May 7, 1880, were granted and conveyed to the United States, 
subject to the terms of the said act and the limitations contained 
therein. Recorded May 26, 1880, in Book of Patents No. 44, page 
604, etc., of the records of Patents in the Office of the Secretary of 
State for the State of New York. 

Jurisdiction over the additional lands was ceded to the United 
States by acts of the State Legislature, passed May 26, 1893, and 
February 14, 1896, which acts provide as follows : 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the State of New York is hereby given 
to the acquisition by the United States of the following described 
tracts or parcels of* land upon the payment of the taxes now due 
thereon, namely : All those certain tracts or parcels of land, situated, 
lying and being in the village of Edgewater, in the town of South- 
field, in the County of Richmond, and State of New York, adjacent 
to the military reservation of Fort Wadsworth, on Staten Island, as 
follows, to wit : One certain tract of land containing about fourteen 
acres, and the land and land under water lying in front thereof, and 
between ordinary high-water mark of New York bay and the pier 
and bulkhead line established by the United States, and four certain 
adjacent tracts of land, containing in the aggregate about eighty-two 
acres, and about four and eight hundred and fifty-five one-thou- 
sandths acres of land and land under water, lying in front of that 
portion thereof that borders on the shore of New York bay, and 



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between ordinary high-water mark of said New York bay and the 
pier and bulkhead line established by the United States; and it is 
hereby provided that the United States may erect fortifications, bar- 
racks, and other public buildings thereupon for the defense of New 
York harbor ; and the United States shall have, hold and occupy said 
lands thus acquired, and shall exercise jurisdiction and control over 
the same and every part thereof, .subject to the restrictions hereinafter 
mentioned. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall vest when plats and 
descriptions of the said lands thus acquired, shall have been filed in 
the office of the Secretary of State of the State of New York; such 
jurisdiction shall continue no longer than the United States shall own 
such lands, and such consent is given and jurisdiction ceded upon the 
express condition that the State of New York shall retain concurrent 
jurisdiction with the United States in and over such lands, so far as 
that all civil and criminal process, duly issued under the laws of said 
State, for acts done or offenses committed within said State, may be 
freely and fully executed on and within the said lands, except so far 
as such processes may affect the real or personal property of the 
United States. 

" SEC. 3. So long as such lands thus acquired shall remain the prop- 
erty of the United States, and no longer, the same shall be and con- 
tinue exonerated from all taxes, assessments, and other charges which 
may be levied or imposed under the authority of this State." (Passed 
May 6, 1893. Laws of N. Y., 1893, vol. 2, p. 1423.) 

Jurisdiction over the tracts acquired from Elizabeth D. Oker- 
hausen, Joseph B. Whitney, Adeline Haxtun, and Henry Mouquin 
respectively, was ceded by the Governor, under the provisions of the 
General Act of Cession, under dates of October 24, 1898, December 
19, 1900, May 9, 1901 and December 19, 1901. 

See also General Act of Cession, and Act entitled "Act to release 
to the U. S. etc." dated March 12, 1903. (Laws of N. Y., 1903, vol. 1, 
p. 151), releasing rights of State under tax sales. 

Revocable License: License, September 30, 1901, to the Treasury 
Department to occupy for a light-keeper's dwelling a tract of land 
100 by 125 feet near the intersection of New York and Richmond 
Avenues. (Location changed by letter of the Secretary of War to 
the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, November 5, 1903; accepted 
by the latter February 15, 1904.) 

WATERVLIET ARSENAL. 

This reservation contains an area of about 10<5 acres, and is situ- 
ated at West Troy, in Albany County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from James Gibbons and wife, dated July 14, 1813, con- 
veying 12 acres 3 roods and 28 perches of land with reservations. 
Recorded in Book D D, page 23, etc., of the deed records in the 
Clerk's office of the City and County of Albany. 

2. Deed from James Dalliba, agent, dated July 29, 1826. Recorded 
in Book F F, No. 2, page 44, etc., of same records. This deed is a 
release of trust, and cites a deed taken inadvertently to said Dalliba, 
special agent for the people of the United States, from James 
Gibbons and wife, dated May 17, 1823, for seven lots in Gibbonsville, 
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3. Deed from Esther Gibbons, sole executrix, etc., dated April 28, 
1828, conveying 30 acres of land. Eecorded in Book F F, No. 2, page 
139, of same records. 

4. Deed from Peter S. Henry, Master in Chancery, dated June 17, 
1833, conveying 44.99 acres of land. Recorded in Book S S, page 
447, etc., of same records. 

5. Deed from Augustus Viele and wife, dated March 18, 1859, con- 
veying a tract therein described. Recorded in Book 157, page 336, 
etc., of same records. 

6. Deed from Albert G. Sage and wife, dated April 7, 1859, con- 
veying a tract therein described. Recorded in Book 157, page 116, 
etc., of same records. 

7. Quit-Claim Deed from John B. Chottar and wife, dated May 27, 
1859, conveying two tracts of land therein described ; also Lot No. 
69 in West Troy. Recorded in Book 156, page 506, etc., of same 
records. 

8. Deed from Joseph Hackett and wife, dated May 7, 1861, con- 
veying part of Lot No. 68. Recorded in Book 172, page 15, etc., of 
same records. 

9. Deed from Archibald A. Dunlap and wife, dated May 7, 1861, 
conveying part of Lot No. 67. Recorded in Book No. 173, page 498, 
etc., of same records. 

10. Deed from Stephen S. Wandell and wife, dated May 7, 1861, 
conveying part of Lot No. 68. Recorded in Book 172, page 18, etc., 
of same records. 

11. Quit-Claim Deed from Esther E. Wandell and husband, dated 
May 7, 1861, conveying Lot No. 68. 

12. Quit-Claim Deed from Archibald A. Dunlap and wife, dated 
February 24, 1862, conveying north half of Lot 67. 

13. Deed from Albert G. Sage and wife, dated September 7, 1866, 
conveying a tract therein described. Recorded in Book 208, page 41, 
etc., of same records. 

14. Deed of Release from the Trustees of Union College, dated 
September 12, 1866, conveying interest in Lot 66. Recorded in Book 
210, page 337, etc., of same records. 

15. Deed from William J. Snyder and wife, dated December 20, 
1866, conveying Lot 63. Recorded in Book 210, page 342, etc., of 
same records. 

16. Deed from Martha Davis, dated December 22, 1866, conveying 
Lot 67 and additional strip with reservation of ground rent. Re- 
corded in Book 210, page 333, of same records. 

17. Quit-Claim Deed from Jane Hunter and husband, et al., dated 
December 24, 1866, conveying Lot 65. Recorded in Book 210, page 
347, of same records. 

18. Quit-Claim Deed from Peter Thalimer and wife, dated Jan- 
uary 1, 1867, conveying Lot 64. Recorded in Book 210, page 341, 
etc., of same records. 

19. Quit-Claim Deed from Laura O. Deming and husband, dated 
January 16, 1867, conveying Lot 66. Recorded in Book 210, page 
334, etc., of same records. 

20. Deed of Release from Union College, dated February 1, 1867, 
conveying all interest in Lot 64. Recorded in Book 210, page 339, 
etc., of same records. 



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21. Quit-Rent Deed from Archibald A. Dunlap and wife, dated 
August 24, 1867, releasing ground rent on Lot 67. Recorded in 
Book 210, page 343, of same records. 

22. Quit-Rent Deed from Alexander McAllister and wife, dated 
August 27, 1867, releasing ground rent on Lot 63. Recorded in Book 
210, page 338, etc., of same records. 

23. Quit-Rent Deed from Alexander McAllister and wife, dated 
August 27, 1867, releasing ground rent on Lot 65. Recorded in Book 
210, page 346, etc., of same records. 

24. Deed from Elizabeth Hall and husband, dated August 16, 1869, 
conveying Lots 51 and 50. Recorded in Book 232, page 231, of same 
records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by acts of the State Legislature passed 
March 31, 1815, April 20, 1830, March 30, 1833, April 14, 1859, and 
March 28, 1867, which acts provide as follows : 

(For act of March 31, 1815, w T hich provides for Commissioners to 
cede jurisdiction, etc., by deed, see Fort Montgomery. No evidence 
of deed.) 

" SECTION 1. The jurisdiction of the State of New York is hereby 
ceded to the United States of America, for the purpose of erecting 
and maintaining thereon arsenals, magazines, dock-yards and other 
necessary buildings, over all that certain tract, piece or parcel of land, 
situate, lying and being in the town of Watervliet, in the county of 
Albany, and bounded as follows, to wit: * * * together with all 
the land under water lying opposite and easterly of the described 
premises, which has been heretofore granted by letters patent to 
James Gibbons by the people of the State of New York ; the evidences 
of the several purchases of the land which is hereby ceded, being 
recorded in the office of the clerk of the county of Albany ; but always 
excepting and reserving out of the lands above described, the land 
occupied by the Erie canal, one rod on each side thereof, and also the 
public highway. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States is granted 
upon the express condition that the State of New York shall retain a 
concurrent jurisdiction with the United States, in and over the tracts 
of land aforesaid, so far as that civil process, in all cases, and such 
criminal process as may issue under the authority of the State of New 
York, against any person or persons charged with crimes committed 
without the said tract of land, may be executed therein, in the same 
way and manner as if this jurisdiction had not been ceded. The 
United States are to retain such jurisdiction so long as said tract of 
land shall be used for the purposes expressed in the foregoing section, 
and no longer." (Passed April 20, 1830. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th 
ed., vol. 1, p. 167.). 

" SEC. 3. The jurisdiction of the state of New York is hereby 
ceded to the United States of America, for the purpose of erecting and 
maintaining thereon arsenals, magazines and other necessary build- 
ings, over all that certain tract, piece, or parcel of land, situate, lying 
and being in the town of Watervliet, in the county of Albany, and 
bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stone set in the ground, 
marked ' U. S. No. 2,' standing at the south side of the Shaker road, 
and running thence from the said stone along the said road north 
seventy-two degrees east, sixteen chains and twenty-four links, to a 
stone in the ground, marked c U. S. No. 6 ; ' thence south twenty-two 



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degrees west, ten chains seventy-six links, to a stone in the ground 
marked ' U. S. No. 7 ; ' thence north sixty-eight degrees west, twelve 
chains eighty-one links, to the place of beginning, containing six acres 
and eighty-nine hundredths of an acre. Also over all that other cer- 
tain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying in, and being in the 
town of Watervliet, in the county of Albany, aforesaid, bounded as 
follows, to wit : Beginning at a stone set in the ground, marked ' U. S. 
No. 4,' and running thence north twenty-tw r o degrees east, six chains 
and thirty-four links, to a stone in the ground marked ' U. S. No. 3,' 
standing at the south side of the Shaker road ; thence south seventy- 
two degrees west, sixteen chains and twenty-four links, to a stake, (a 
stone in the ground marked ' U. S. No. 8 ') , on the north side of the 
old Schenectady road; thence along the said road southeasterly 
twenty-two chains and fifty-nine links, to the westerly corner of the 
burial ground; then along the outside thereof north fifty-seven 
degrees forty-five minutes east, three chains and twenty-nine links, 
to the most northerly corner of the said burial ground ; thence south 
thirty-two degrees fifteen minutes east, three chains twenty-nine links, 
to the most easterly corner of the said burying ground ; thence south 
sixty-nine degrees east, one chain forty-four links, to a stake, (a stone 
in the ground marked ' U. S. No. 9 ') ; thence south seventy-nine 
degrees fifteen minutes east, twelve chains eighty links, to a stone in 
the ground marked ' U. S. No. 10,' on the west side of Erie canal ; 
thence along the canal north ten degrees east, nine chains and ninety- 
three links, to the south line of the land belonging to the people of the 
United States ( designated by a stone in the ground marked ' U. S. 
No. 11 ') i ; thence along the said line north sixty-eight degrees west, 
twenty-four chains fifty links, to the place of beginning, containing 
thirty-eight acres and one-tenth of an acre ; but always excepting and 
reserving out of the lands above described one rod in width along the 
west side of the Erie canal. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States over the 
said tracts of land mentioned in the last preceding section, is granted 
upon the express condition that the State of New York shall retain 
a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said 
tracts of land, so far as that civil process in all cases, and such 
criminal process as may issue under the authority of the State of New 
York, against any person or persons charged with crimes committed 
within or without the said tracts of land, may be executed therein 
in the same way and manner as if this jurisdiction had not been ceded, 
and is to take effect when the purchase by them of the said tracts of 
land is completed, and the evidences thereof recorded in the office 
of the clerk of the county of Albany, and they are to retain such 
jurisdiction so long as the said tracts of land shall be used for the 
purposes expressed in the foregoing section, and no longer. 

" SEC. 5. The jurisdiction hereby first ceded shall not vest until the 
United States shall have acquired the title to the land mentioned in 
the preceding section, either by purchase or in the manner hereinafter 
prescribed. 

" SEC. 6. If the United States can not acquire the title to the said 
premises first above described by purchase, the same may be taken, 
and the damages may be ascertained and paid in the manner pre- 
scribed in the fourth article of the second title of chapter nine of the 
third part of the Revised Statutes, and the same proceedings shall 



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be had in all respects as prescribed in the said article." (Passed 
March 30, 1833. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., vol. 1, p. 168.) 

" SECTION 1. The jurisdiction of the State of New York is hereby 
ceded to the United States of America, for the purpose of erecting 
and maintaining thereon arsenals, magazines and other necessary 
buildings, and also of using the grounds hereinafter described in 
connection with the arsenal buildings already erected, over all that 
certain tract, piece, or parcel of land, situate, lying, and being in the 
village of West Troy, town of Watervliet, and County of Albany, 
bounded as f ollow r s, to wit : [Here describes lands conveyed by 
Augustus Viele and wife, March 18, 1859.] 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States over the 
said tract of land mentioned in the preceding section, is granted upon 
the express condition that the State of New York shall retain a con- 
current jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said 
tract of land, so far as that civil process in all cases, and such crimi- 
nal process as may issue under the authority of the State of New 
York, against any person or persons charged with crimes committed 
within or without the said tract of land, may be executed thereon in 
the same way and manner as if this jurisdiction had not been ceded, 
and this act is to take effect when the purchase by the United States 
of said tract of land is completed, and the evidences recorded in the 
office of the Clerk of the County of Albany, and not before ; and they 
are to retain such jurisdiction so long as the said tract of land shall 
be used for the purposes expressed in the foregoing section, and no 
longer." (Passed April 14, 1859. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., vol. 1, 
p. 191.) 

" SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the United States of 
America over all that certain tract, piece, or parcel of land situate, 
lying, and being in the village of West Troy, town of Watervliet, and 
County of Albany, bounded as follows, to wit: * * * And also 
all that certain other tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and 
being in said village of West Troy, bounded as follows, to wit : * * * 

" SEC. 2. The State of New York retains a concurrent jurisdiction 
with the United States in and over the said lands, so far forth as that 
all civil and criminal process which may issue under the laws or 
authority of the State of New York may be executed thereon, in the 
same way and manner as if this jurisdiction had not been ceded, when 
such process does tiot affect the real or personal property of the 
United States. This act takes effect when the United States has ac- 
quired, by purchase or otherwise, the title to said tract of land and 
has recorded the evidence of such title in the office of the clerk of the 
County of Albany, and not before. 

" SEC. 3. The said property, when acquired by the United States, 
shall be and continue forever thereafter exonerated and discharged 
from all taxes and assessments and other charges which may be levied 
or imposed under the authority of this State; but the jurisdiction 
hereby ceded and the exemption from taxation hereby granted shall 
continue, in respect to said property, so long as the same shall remain 
the property of the United States and be used for public purposes, 
and no longer." (Passed March 28, 1867. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 
8th ed., vol. 1, p. 198.) 

Soo Appendix, pages 480, 484. 

See also General Act of Cession. 



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WEST POINT. 

This reservation comprises an aggregate area of about 3,294 acres, 
exclusive of Constitution Island (area about 280 acres) and sub- 
merged land, and is the seat of the United States Military Academy. 
The main reservation (area about 2,523 acres) is situated in Orange 
County on the west bank of the Hudson River, 51 miles above the 
city of &ew York. The title is as folio AYS : 

Main reservation. 

1. Deed from Stephen Moore and wife, with covenant to acknowl- 
edge and levy fine or fines, to Henry Knox, Secretary of War, etc., 
dated September 10, 1790, conveying 2 tracts of land, parts of the 
Congreve and Moore patents, recorded in the office of the Secretary 
of State of the State of New York, in book of deeds No. 24, page 74, 
etc., purchase authorized by act of Congress approved July 5, 1790. 
Quitclaim dated October 1, 1790, from Henry Knox, Secretary of 
War, to the same premises. Recorded in same book on same page. 

The boundaries of the above tracts were settled in 1812, under an 
act of Congress approved January 22, 1811. According to the report 
of the commissioners, dated January 22, 1812, the area of the Con- 
greve tract is 1,438 acres and that of the Moore tract is 332 acres. 
The report, proofs and map were recorded in the office of the Secre- 
tary of State of the State of New York, in book of deeds No. 38, 
page 521, and were accepted by an act of Congress approved Jan- 
uary 5, 1813. 

2. Deed from Oliver Gridley and wife, dated May 13, 1824, convey- 
ing 310 acres. Recorded in liber " Y," page 58 of deed records of 
Orange County. Purchase authorized by act of Congress approved 
March 10, 1824. 

3. Deed from Kinsley Twining and wife, et al., dated May 7, 1889, 
conveying 231 acres, known as the "Kinsley Tract," exclusive of 
the right of way of the New York West Shore and Buffalo Railway 
(excepted from the conveyance), and inclusive of certain highways 
embracing 6 acres. Recorded in liber 3G9, page 323, of the same 
records. 

The following deeds of release were taken to perfect title to this 
tract: ' 

(a) Elizabeth H. Kinsley, May 7, 1889, releasing dower. Liber 
369, page 355. 

(b) S. B. Diffenderfer, guardian, etc., July 1, 1889. Liber 369, 
page 352. 

(c) Mary T. Gridley, May 7, 1889. Liber 369, page 333. 

(d) Annie G. Walker and husband, May 7, 1889. Liber 369, page 
348. 

(e) Henry H. Gird, and wife, et al., May 7, 1889. Liber 369, 
page 339. 

(/) William H. Jaques, September 24, 1889. Liber 369, page 336. 

(g) Lynott B. Root, et al., May 7, 1889. Liber 369, page 344. 

(A) Eliza A. Reed and husband, June 14, 1889. Liber 369, page 
361. 

(/) Kinsley P. Diffenderfer and wife, et al., June 14, 1889. Liber 
369, page 365. 



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(j) Julia Twining, committee and special guardian, etc., July 1, 
1889. Liber 369, page 329. 

4. Governor's deed, December 29,. 1908, conveying lands along the 
Kinsley tract, between high-water line and a line in the river 100 
feet distant therefrom. Liber , page . 

5. Deed from Margaret V. McNulty, dated June G, 1903, conveying 
a tract adjoining the reservation known as the " Dassouri " tract, 
containing 211.82 acres. Recorded in liber 465, page 448. 

"Round Pond" right of way for water pipes, etc. 

6. Deed from Ezra Drew and wife, dated August 5, 1879, conveying 
49.72 acres including part called " Round Pound," recorded in liber 
294, page 307. 

7. Deed from Cornelius Nelson, October 27, 1881, conveying all 
mineral rights, also " Round Pond," recorded in liber 308, page 296. 

8. Deed from Elijah C. Vought, and wife, August 11, 1879, re- 
leasing interest in " Round Pond." Recorded in liber 294, page 332. 

9. Deed from Moses Gee and wife, dated July 24, 1879, conveying 
right of way for water pipe, etc. Recorded in liber 294, page 63. 

10. Deed from Townsend Drew, dated July 24, 1879, conveying 
right of way, etc., recorded in liber 294, page 60. 

11. Deed from Ezra Drew, and wife, August 5, 1879, conveying 
right of way for water pipes, etc. Recorded in liber 294, page 3io. 

12. Deed from Samuel Van Voorhis and wife, August 11, 1879, 
conveying right of way, etc. Recorded in liber 294, page 336. 

13. Deed from William Lewis and wife, August 11, 1879, convey- 
ing right of way, etc., recorded in liber 294, page 334. 

"Popolopen Creek " tract for water supply and rights of way. 

14. Deed from Charles F. Roe and wife, dated June 17, 1905, con- 
veying 2 tracts aggregating 267 acres. Recorded in liber 476, page 
484. 

15. Deed from Charles F. Roe and wife, dated June 17, 1905, con- 
veying 15 acres. Recorded in liber 476, page 484. 

16. Deed from Lewis F. Goodsell and wife, dated June 17, 1905, 
conveying tract of 103 acres, with right of way thereto, and another 
tract of 27.33 acres. Recorded in liber 482, page 476. 

17. Deed from Charles H. Lambert, and wife, dated September 19, 
1906, conveying 36 acres. Recorded in liber 490, page 43. 

18. Deed from Lewis F. Goodsell and wife, dated June 22, 1907, 
conveying 22 acres. Recorded in liber 498, page 421. 

19. 'Decree of condemnation in United States v. John G. Pavek and 
wife, et al., covering about 211 acres. Filed April 8, 1907, in the 
same records. 

20. Decree of condemnation in United States v. Clarissa Rose et al., 
covering 2 parcels containing 35.62 acres and 4.38 acres respect- 
ively. Filed January 19, 1909, in the same records. 

21. Deed from David C. Rose and wife, dated September 29, 1906, 
conveying easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 486, page 279, 
et seq. 

22. Deed from Lambert Kleitz and wife, dated March 31, 1906^ 
conveying easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 485, page 381. 



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23. Deed from William H. Brooks and wife, dated July G, 1905, 
conveying easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 476, page 537. 

24. Decree of condemnation in United States v, James Faiirot, 
et al., Supreme Court, Orange County, covering easement for water 
pipe. Filed December 28, 1905, in the same records. 

25. Deed from Lee W. Beattie and wife, dated January 8, 1906, 
conveying easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 480, page 100. 

26. Deed from Charles S. Degray, and Isaac F. Garrison, and 
wife, dated January 20, 1906, conveying easement for water pipe. 
Recorded in liber 480, page 412. 

27. Deed from Susan F. Carpenter, dated March 26, 1906, convey- 
ing easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 481, page 413. 

28. Deed from Edward W. Dornberger and wife, dated April 13, 

1906, conveying easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 482, 
page 2. 

29. Deed from Carrie A. Garrison, dated April 30, 1906, convey- 
ing easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 483, page 102. 

30. Deed from Clinton Drew et al., dated May 29, 1906, conveying 
easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 483, page 399. 

31. Deed from Adclie Drew, widow, et al., dated July 27, 1906, 
conveying easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 484, page 329. 

32. Deed of Edith Mandigo, dated November 7, 1906, conveying 
easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 487, page 275. 

33. Deed from Elizabeth Gibney, dated October 15, 1906, convey- 
ing easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 487, page 8. 

34. Deed from John Pierpoint Morgan and wife, dated March 12, 

1907, conveying easement for water pipe. Recorded in liber 501, 
page 77. 

35. Decree of condemnation in United States ?>. Theodore Faurot 
et al., covering easement for water pipe. Filed February 25, 1907, in 
the same records. 

Constitution Island. 

This island contains an area of about 230 acres of upland and about 
50 acres of meadow and was donated to the United States by deed 
of Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage, elated - - 1908. Recorded in liber 
, page , of the deed records of Putnam County. The donation 
of this island was accepted by act of Congress approved February 
24, 1909 (35 Stat. L., 1166). 

Jurisdiction, etc. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by acts of the State 
Legislature, passed March 2, 1826; May 15, 1875; May 25, 1876; 
April 21, 1879, as amended by act of May 30, 1879; June 14, 1880; 
May 12, 1881; May 15, 1888; February 23, 1905, as amended March 
21, 1905, and April 27, 1908, which acts provide as follows: 

"Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction of this State, in and over 
the tract of land hereinafter described, be and the same is hereby 
ceded to the United States ; that is to say, all that piece or parcel of 
land lying in the town of Cornwall, in the County of Orange, and 
bounded as follows: Beginning at the northeasterly corner of the 
piece of land herein intended to be described, at the mouth of a small 



NEW YORK. 283 

creek which enters into the Hudson river near the old Stores, and 
thence up and along the southeasterly side of the said creek, to its 
intersection with the northeasterly side of the road leading from West 
Point to John Kronkhite's ; thence southeasterly along the northeast- 
er ty side of the said road, to its intersection with the road which leads 
from West Point southerly to the widow Kinsley's ; thence from said 
point of intersection due south to a point seven chains south of the 
line which divides the Gridley farm from the post of West Point; 
and from thence south eighty-one degrees east, to the Hudson river, 
on a line parallel with the said division line ; and from thence north- 
wardly along the low-water mark of the said river, to the place of 
beginning, containing two hundred and twenty acres or thereabouts; 
Provided, nevertheless, That such jurisdiction so ceded as aforesaid 
shall not extend or be construed to extend so as to impede or prevent 
the execution of any process, civil or criminal, under the authority 
of this State, except so far as such process may affect the real or per- 
sonal property of the United States, within the said above-described 
tract of land." (Passed March 2, 1826. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., 
vol. 1, p. 165.) 

" SECTION 1. Consent is hereby given under paragraph sixteen of 
section eight, article one of the Constitution of the United States, to 
the respective purchases heretofore made by the United States, of 
the several tracts of land at West Point, in the county of Orange, 
now held and owned by the United States for the erection and main- 
tenance thereon of forts, arsenals, docks and piers, military academy, 
hospitals, and other needful buildings, and for the maintenance of the 
National cemetery and an observatory, and the legislature hereby also 
cedes the jurisdiction over said lands to the United States, reserving 
the right to serve civil and criminal process as now existing, except 
so far as such process may affect the real or personal property of the 
United States, and occupancy of the highways now existing or which 
may exist, upon said lands under the laws of this state." (Passed 
May 15, 1875. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., vol. 1, p. 209.) 

" SECTION 1. All the right and title of the State of New York to 
the following described parcel of land covered with water adjacent 
and contiguous to the lands of the United States on the Hudson river 
at West Point, and jurisdiction over the same, are hereby released and 
ceded to the United States under article one, section eight, paragraph 
sixteen of the Constitution, for the purpose of erecting and maintain- 
ing docks, wharves, boat-houses, batteries, and other needful military 
structures and appurtenances; * * * Provided, that jurisdiction- 
hereby ceded shall continue no longer than the United States shall 
own said land at West Point and the adjacent land covered with 
water hereby released; and provided further, that all civil and such 
criminal process as may lawfully issue under authority of this state 
may be served or executed over said released lands." (Passed May 
25, 1876. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., vol. 1, p. 214.) 

" SECTION 1. The commanding officer of the United States military 
post at West Point, New York, is hereby authorized by himself, or 
such representative as he may appoint, to enter upon any lands for 
the purpose of making surveys, with a view to the improvement of 
the water supply of said United States military post at West Point, 
New York, and to agree with the owner or owners of any lands, and 



284 UNITED STATES MILITAEY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

of Round Pond, as to the amount of compensation to be paid for the 
same, or any of the same, or for the right of way or other easement, 
on any lands which, or any of which, may be required for the pur- 
poses of this act, or which may be injuriously affected by any of the 
operations authorized thereby or connected therewith." 

(Sections 2 and 3 provide for condemnation of the property in case 
of disagreement as to purchase.) (Act of April 21, 1879, as amended 
by Act of May 30, 1879. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 2ir>.) 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the state of New York is hereby given 
to the purchase by the United States of America of a certain pond, 
known as Round pond, in the town of Highlands, county of Orange, 
state of New York, and of certain lands adjacent thereto, amounting 
in all to forty-nine and seventy-two one hundredths acres, and of the 
right of laying a water pipe from the same to the United States lands 
at West Point, New York, for the purpose of increasing the water 
supply thereof; and the said United States may hold, use, occupy and 
own the said lands and pond and exercise jurisdiction and control 
over the same and every part thereof, subject to the restrictions here- 
inafter mentioned. 

"SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the state of New York in and over 
said lands and pond mentioned in the last section shall be and the 
same is hereby ceded to the United States for the purpose aforesaid; 
and the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall continue no longer than the 
said United States shall own the said lands and pond. 

"SEC. 3. The consent is given and the said jurisdiction ceded upon 
the express condition that the state of New York shall retain con- 
current jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said lands 
and pond so far as that all civil process in all cases and such criminal 
and other process as may issue under the laws or authority of the 
state of New York against any person or persons charged with 
crimes or misdemeanors committed within said state, may be exe- 
cuted therein in the same way and manner as if such consent had not 
been given or jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process may 
affect the real or personal property of the United States. 

" SEC. 4. So long as the said lands and pond shall remain the prop- 
erty of the United States, and no longer, the same shall be and con- 
tinue discharged from all taxes, assessments, and other charges which 
may be levied or imposed under the authority of this state. 

" SEC. 5. This act shall not affect the claim of .Cornelius Nelson in 
and to the minerals upon the said premises, nor the right of the pub- 
lic to enjoy the public highways as heretofore used." (Passed June 
14, 1880. Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 226.) 

" SECTION 1. The United States is hereby authorized, through the 
Secretary of War, to agree with the owner or owners of any minerals, 
mineral fight or right appertaining to such mineral right in said 
lands and premises, purchased by the United States in manner afore- 
said, to wit, said Round pond and lands adjacent thereto, in the town 
of Highlands, Orange County, New York, and with the owner of any 
such minerals, or mineral or other rights as aforesaid, in the lands 
through which the right of laying a water pipe from Round pond to 
the United States lands at West Point, New York, was granted as 
aforesaid, as to the compensation to be paid for the same, and to 
acquire and hold said minerals, and mineral or other rights, as afore- 
said." 



NEW YORK. 285 

(Sections 2 and 3 provide for condemnation of the property in case 
of disagreement as to purchase.) (Passed May 12, 1881. Rev. Stats, 
of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 227.) 

" SECTION 1. Consent is hereby given under paragraph seventeen of 
section eight, article one, of the Constitution of the United States, 
to the purchase by the United States of the whole or a part of the 
lands of the estate" of the late E. V. Kinsley lying to the south of and 
adjoining the government lands at West Point, New York, in the 
county of Orange, and now the property of the heirs of said Kinsley, 
for the erection and maintenance thereon of forts, magazines, arsenals, 
dockyards, military academy, hospitals, and other needful buildings ; 
and the legislature hereby also cedes the jurisdiction over said land to 
the United States, reserving the right to serve civil and criminal proc- 
ess as now existing, except so far as such process may affect the real 
or personal property of the United States, and the occupancy of the 
highways now existing or which may exist upon said lands under the 
laws of the State. 

" SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon the filing by the United 
States in the department of state of the state of New York, of proper 
evidence of the purchase of said lands by the United States, either by 
agreement with the heirs of the said E. V. Kinsley or in the mode pro- 
vided by the laws of the state of New York." (Passed May 15, 1888, 
Rev. Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 237.) 

See Appendix, page 476. 

Consent given and jurisdiction ceded by the Act of February 23, 
1905, as amended by Act of March 21, 1905 (Laws of New York, 
1905, page 108), to the acquisition by the United States of lands or 
water, or any rights and easements therein, in the town of Highlands, 
County of Orange, at or adjacent to Popolopen Creek, upon the 
following provisos, inter alia: 

" The said consent is given and the said jurisdiction is ceded upon 
the express condition, that the state of New York shall retain a con- 
current jurisdiction with the United States of America in and over 
the said land, waters, rights in land and waters and rights of way 
so far as that all civil or criminal processes which may issue under 
the laws or authority of said state may be executed -therein, in the 
same manner and to the same extent as if such consent had not been 
given or jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process may affect 
the real or personal property of the United States of America. * * * 

" The cession of jurisdiction hereby made shall take effect upon the 
filing by the United States of America in the department of state of 
the state of New York of proper evidence of the acquisition of said 
lands, water, rights to lands and water and rights of way by the 
United States of America, either by agreement with the owners 
thereof, or in the mode provided by the laws of the United States of 
America or of the state of New York." (Laws of New York, 1905, 
page 110.) 

" SECTION 1. Consent is hereby given under paragraph seventeen of 
section eight, article one, of the constitution of the United States, to 
the several purchases heretofore made by the United States, since 
May fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, of certain lands in 
the county of Orange, state of New York, adjacent or contiguous to 
the military reservation at West Point, for the erection and mainte- 



286 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

nance thereon of forts, magazines, military academy, hospitals, docks, 
piers, and other needful buildings and for other military purposes of 
the United States military academy, and jurisdiction is hereby ceded 
over all said lands thus purchased and acquired by the United States, 
and over any roadway thereon not public highways across said reser- 
vation, and also over such land under water of Hudson river adjacent 
to said purchased lands as may be released or ceded to the United 
States by this state under the provision of this act: Provided, that 
jurisdiction hereby ceded shall continue no longer than the United 
States shall own said lands at West Point and the adjacent land 
covered with water hereby released, and provided further, that all 
civil and such criminal process as may be lawfully issued under 
authority of this state may be served or executed over said lands." 
(Passed April 27, 1908, page 401, Vol. 1, Laws of 1908.) 

'(Sec. 2, authorizes conveyance made by Governors' deed, No. 4, 
ante.} 

Easements: Act of Congress, approved December 14, 1867, author- 
ized the Secretary of War to grant a right of way through the reser- 
vation to the Hudson River West Shore Railroad Company. License 
under above authority, August 5, 1870. See Appendix, page 476. 

Lease February 1, 1907, for 5 years, to the Buttermilk Falls Elec- 
tric Company, of electric light plant at Popolopen Creek. 

Lease January 20, 1908, to William P. Duffy, for 5 years, from 
April 16, 1908, of public stables. 

Lease October 1, 1907, for 5 years, to John P. Craney, of West 
Point Hotel. 

Revocable Licenses: License, May 15, 1890, to the Highland Falls 
Water and Electric Power Company to lay, maintain and use a line 
of water pipe across the southwest corner of the reservation. 

License, April 14, 1899, to the Rt. Rev. M. A. Corrigan to erect and 
maintain a chapel on the reservation under authority of Act of Con- 
gress, approved July 8, 1898. 

FORT WOOD (BEDLOE'S ISLAND). 

This island contains an area of about 12 acres, and is situated in 
New York Harbor, on the western side of the channel of the upper 
bay ; is about If miles Southwest from the " Battery " at New York 
City, 2 miles from Governor's Island, and 1J miles from the New 
Jersey shore. The Island is the site of Fort Wood, and also of the 
"Statue of Liberty." Title and jurisdiction are as follows: 

By an act of the State Legislature passed February 15, 1800, en- 
titled "An Act to cede to the United States the jurisdiction of certain 
Islands situated in and about the harbor of New York," which pro- 
vided as follows: 

"Be it enacted, etc., That the following islands, iri and about the 
harbor of New York, and in and about the fortifying of which, this 
State hath heretofore expended or caused to be expended large sums 
of money, to wit, all that certain island called Bedlow's Island, 
bounded on all sides by the waters of Hudson river; all that certain 
island called Oyster island, bounded on all sides by the waters of the 
Hudson river; and all that certain island called Governor's island, on 
which Fort Jay is situate, bounded on all sides by the waters of East 



NEW YORK. 287 

river and Hudson river, shall hereafter be subject to the jurisdiction 
of the United States : Provided, that this cession shall not extend to 
prevent the execution of any process, civil or criminal, issuing under 
the authority of this State, but that such process may be served and 
executed on the said islands, respectively, anything herein contained 
notwithstanding." (Passed February 15, 1800. See Eev. Stats, of 
N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 152, sec. 3.) 

That it was the intention of the Legislature by the above-recited 
Act to cede title as well as jurisdiction is clearly evident from the 
Act approved May 7, 1880, ceding certain lands covered with water, 
which is as follows : 

" SECTION 1. All the right and title of the state of New York to the 
following described parcels of land covered with water, adjacent and 
contiguous to the lands of the United States, in the harbor of New 
York, at Governor's, Bedloe's, Ellis's, and David's Islands, and Forts 
Lafayette, Hamilton, Wadsworth (or Tompkins), and Schuyler, and 
jurisdiction over the same, are hereby released and ceded to the 
United States under article one, section eight, paragraph seventeen 
of the constitution, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining docks, 
wharves, boat-houses, sea walls, batteries, and other needful structures 
and appurtenances. Said lands covered with water are bounded and 
described as follows. * * * Provided, that jurisdiction hereby 
ceded shall continue no longer than the United States shall own said 
lands at Governor's, Bedloe's, Ellis's, and David's Islands, and at 
Forts Lafayette, Hamilton, Wadsworth, and Schuyler, and the adja- 
cent lands covered with water, herein described and hereby released ; 
and provided, further, that all civil and such criminal process as 
may lawfully issue under authority of this state may be served or 
executed over said released lands." (Passed May 7, 1880. Rev. 
Stats, of N. Y., 8th ed., Vol. 1, p. 223.) 

Subsequent to the passage of the foregoing Act, to wit, May 26, 
1880, the submerged premises were granted and conveyed to the 
United States of America by the Governor of the State of New York, 
by letters patent, under the terms of the said Act, and with the limita- 
tions contained therein. Patent recorded May 26, 1880, in Book of 
Patents No. 44, page 604, etc., of the records of Patents in the office 
of the Secretary of State for the State of New York. 

See also General Act of Cession. 

License, January 17, 1905, to the United States from The Central 
Railroad Company of New Jersey to lay and maintain on the prem- 
ises of said company a steel pipe for the transmission of fresh water 
to Fort Wood. License given " for the term of ten years * * * 
and thereafter during the pleasure " of the company. 

License, May 13, 1905, to the United States from the National 
Storage Company, covering similar privilege. 

By Executive Order, dated December 30, 1901, The President 
directed that the Light House Reservation on Bedloe's Island be 
placed under the control of the War Department, and that Executive 
Order of November 16, 1884, be modified so that the Statue of Lib- 
erty and its surroundings shall be cared for by the War Department. 

Revocable Lease to J. P. Roberts for three years from January 1, 
1907, covering landing of ferry, for the purpose of carrying freight 
and passengers to and from the reservation. 



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WOODLAWN NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery contains an area of 2.36 acres of land, and is situated 
at Elmira, in Chemung County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from the City of Elmira to the United States, dated June 26, 
1877, conveying above tract. Deed recorded in Book No. 69, page 
604, etc., of the records of deeds in the Chemung County Clerk's Office. 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

BEACON ISLAND. 

This reservation comprises the whole island and is situated inside 
Ockrakoke Inlet, one of the entrances to Pamlico Sound, near the 
mouth of the Neuse River, in Carteret County. The title is as fol- 
lows: 

Deed from John G. Blount and John Wallace, dated September 9, 
1799, conveying said island as lying in Carteret County. Recorded 
in Book O, page 129, of the deed records of said County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by acts of the State 
Legislature, ratified July 18, 1794, and December 25, 1813, which 
provide as follows : 

" Whereas the Congress of the United States have passed an act to 
provide for the defence of certain ports and harbors in the United 
States, in which is comprised Cape Fear river and Occacock inlet, 
and also an act to erect a light-house on the headland of Cape Hat- 
teras ; and whereas it is expedient that the United States should have 
the exclusive jurisdiction of a sufficient quantity of land on which 
said forts and light-houses shall be erected : 

" 1. Be it enacted, etc., That part of the public ground laid off by 
the commissioners of Smithville, for a fort on Cape Fear river, in- 
cluding part of the ground whereon Fort Johnson formerly stood, 
with the exclusive jurisdiction thereof, shall be and the same is hereby 
ceded to the United States of America, under the condition herein- 
after mentioned. 

"2. And be it further enacted, That the exclusive jurisdiction of 
Beacon island, in the harbor of Occacock, and four acres of land at 
the headland of Cape Hatteras, and also so much of the town of 
Smithville, adjoining Fort Johnson, as may be found necessary for 
the said fort, not exceeding six acres, shall be ceded and stand vested 
in the United States, as soon as the proprietors of said lands shall 
convey the same to the United States. 

" 3. And be it further enacted, That the above-mentioned lands are 
and shall be ceded to the United States, upon the express condition, 
that the fortifications, light-houses, and beacons, for which the said 
lands are ceded, shall be erected within three years, and be continued 
and kept up forever thereafter for the public use. 

"4. And be it further enacted, That nothing herein contained shall 
be so construed as to debar or hinder any of the officers of this state 
from serving any process, or levying executions within the limits 
ceded by this act to the United States, in the same manner and to the 
same effect as if this act had never been made." (Ratified July 18, 
1794.) 



NORTH CAROLINA. 289 

(Section 1, Act of Dec. 25, 1813, provides for condemnation, etc.) 

" SEC. 2. That so much of an act entitled ; An Act to cede to the 
United States of America certain lands upon the condition therein 
mentioned, as cedes Beacon Island, and four acres of land at the head 
land of Cape Hatteras,' as relates to Beacon Island, be, and the same 
is hereby, revived and declared to be in full force, any law to the con- 
trary notwithstanding: Provided always, and upon express condi- 
tion that a fort be erected upon said Island by the United States 
within five years after the passing of this act, and kept up forever 
thereafter for the use intended by the erection thereof. 

" SEC. 3. That the full and entire sovereignty and jurisdiction in 
and over said land as may be laid out and paid for, for the purpose of 
erecting fortifications and light-houses under and by virtue of this 
Act, on or before the first day of December, 1814, be ceded absolutely 
and entirely to the United States, who shall have, use, and exercise 
exclusive jurisdiction, power and authority over the same and every 
part thereof. 

" SEC. 4. That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to 
debar or hinder any of the officers of this State from serving any 
process or levying executions within the limits which may be laid 
off and ceded by this Act to the United States, in the same manner 
and to the same effect as if this act had never been made." (Ratified 
December 25, 1813.) 

FORT CASWELL. 

This reservation includes a portion of Oak Island, with metes and 
bounds as announced in G. O. No. 124, W. D., July 7, 1906. Area, 
about 2750 acres. It is situated about 2 miles from Southport and 
22 miles from Wilmington, in Brunswick County. The title is as 
follows : 

Deed from P. R. Dickinson and I. M. Van Cleef, dated October 12, 
1825, conveying tract by metes and bounds. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, ratified December 26, 1825, which provides as follows: 

" Whereas the Congress of the United States have passed an act to 
provide for the defence of the River Cape Fear, by the erections of 
proper fortifications on Oak Island, at the mouth of said river ; and 
whereas it is expedient that the United States should have the exclu- 
sive jurisdiction of said Island, on which said fortifications shall be 
erected : 

" Be it enacted, etc., That the exclusive jurisdiction of the Island, 
called Oak Island, lying and being at the mouth of Cape Fear River, 
or of so much threeof as shall be purchased by the United States 
for the purpose of erecting a fortification, shall be ceded to and stand 
vested in the United States, as soon as the proprietors of said Island 
shall convey the same, or any part thereof to the United States for 
the purpose aforesaid. 

" II. And ~be it further enacted, That the above-mentioned Island, 
or such part thereof as shall be purchased as aforesaid, is and shall be 
ceded to the United States upon the express condition, that the forti- 
fications for which said land is ceded, shall be erected within ten years, 
and be continued and kept up forever thereafter for the public use, 

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290 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

" III. And be it further enacted, That nothing herein contained 
shall be so construed as to debar or hinder any of the officers of this 
State from serving any kind of process or levying executions within 
the limits ceded by this act to the United States, in the same manner, 
and to the same effect, as if this act had never been passed." (Rati- 
fied December 26, 1825.) 

On June 23, 1888, two small tracts on this reservation were trans- 
ferred to the Treasury Department for a Life-Saving Station and 
boat house, subject to the condition that when needed for military 
purposes the same shall be surrendered to the War Department. 

By letter of June 9, 1891, a change in the location of one of these 
tracts was authorized. 

Revocable License, October 25, 1905, to the Department of Agri- 
culture to erect steel tower on the site occupied by flag staff used by 
Life-Saving Service officials for display of storm warnings. 

FORT MACON. 

This reservation contains an area of about 405 acres, and is situated 
at " Old Topsail Inlet," 2 miles from Beaufort and Morehead City, in 
Carteret County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Jonas Small and Joseph Davis, dated May 1, 1810, 
conveying 6 acres and 118 square perches of land. Recorded in Book 
P, page 286, of the deed records of Carteret County. 

2. Certificate from J. R. Dunnell, Sheriff of Carteret County, and 
a Jury, in condemnation proceedings, to the United States, dated 
June 1, 1826, conveying " Bogue Banks," containing 405.59 acres. 
Recorded in Book T, page 446, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by acts of the State 
Legislature, ratified December 18, 1807, and January 4, 1826, which 
provide as follows: 

"Whereas the harbor of Old Topsail Inlet is at present in an 
unguarded state, and is generally nineteen feet water on the bar of 
said harbor, which renders it necessary that the United States should 
have the jurisdiction of certain land convenient thereto, in order that 
a fort may be erected thereon for the defence of the said port and 
harbor ; 

" 1. Be it enacted, etc., That five acres of land, in the county of 
Carteret, on the west side and adjoining Old Topsail Inlet, be, and 
the same is hereby ceded to the United States of America, for the 
purpose of erecting a fort thereon for the- defence of the said port 
and harbor. 

"2. And ~be it further enacted, That Bryant Helen, Jeconias Pick- 
ens, and James Stanton be, and they are hereby, appointed commis- 
sioners to survey, lay off and mark the boundaries of the said five 
acres, and shall return a correct plan thereof to the office of the 
secretary of state; and the said plan so by them returned, shall be 
deemed full and sufficient evidence of the boundaries aforesaid : Pro- 
vided, that the land ceded by virtue of this act is subjected to the fol- 
lowing condition : That the said fort shall be erected thereon within 
three years from the passing thereof, and provided also, that nothing 
herein contained, shall be construed to debar any of the officers of this 
state from serving any process or levying executions within the limits 
ceded by this act, in the same manner and to the same effect, as if this 
act had never been passed. * * * " (Ratified December 18, 1807.) 



NORTH CAROLINA. 291 

" 1. Whereas the Congress of the United States have passed an act 
to provide for the defence of Old Topsail Inlet in this State by the 
erection of proper fortifications at Bogue Banks ; and whereas it has 
been suggested that difficulties have been experienced by the United 
States in procuring proper titles to the sites required and whereas it 
is also expedient that the United States should have the exclusive 
jurisdiction of said site on which said fortifications shall be erected. 

"2. That the exclusive jurisdiction of a certain tract of land 
called Bogue Banks, butted and bounded as follows, to wit: Begin- 
ning at a point on the Atlantic shore, thence a line due North and 
South will touch the extreme end of a line extending west two thou- 
sand seven hundred and ninety-five yards from a point at the ex- 
treme east end of Bogue Banks, thence from the beginning due North 
across Bogue Banks four hundred and eighteen yards till it meets 
the Avater's edge, thence eastwardly following the shore along Fish- 
ing Creek, and along the shore to the extreme eastern point of 
Bogue Banks, thence round said point along the Atlantic Ocean west- 
wardly to the beginning containing four hundred and five acres and 
fifty-nine hundredths, more or less, shall be ceded and stand vested in 
the United States, as soon as the proprietors of said land shall con- 
vey the same to the United States; or, in case the proprietors shall 
refuse to convey, or be unknown, then as soon as the said land shall 
be viewed, laid off and valued as hereinafter shall be directed ; saving 
and reserving to the present proprietors of the fisheries the right of 
fishing upon said Banks as heretofore exercised by them. 

" 3. That should the owner or owners of said land be unknown or 
refuse to sell the same for a fair price and the United States shall by 
their attorney for the District of North Carolina file with his Excel- 
lency the Governor of this State a suggestion in writing, setting 
forth their desire to obtain a site for the erection of fortifications on 
said lands called Bogue Banks and describing in such suggestion the 
situation of such site and the name of the owner or owners, if known, 
it shall be the duty of the Governor forthwith to transmit a copy of 
such suggestion to one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of Law 
and Equity of this State who shall on receipt thereof issue a writ of 
venire facias to the Sheriff of the County in which site so required is 
situated commanding him to summon twenty-four freeholders of his 
County to appear on the premises on a day certain, from which he 
shall draw by lot a jury of eighteen persons entirely unconnected 
with the owner or owners of such land, who being duly sworn by the 
Sheriff or his lawful deputy, either of whom is hereby authorized 
and empowered to administer the oath to the said jurors truly and 
impartially to value lay off and allot to the United States the 405.59 
acres of land aforesaid under their hands and seals in the presence 
of such Sheriff or his lawful deputy who shall deliver the said writ 
of venire facias with his return thereon and the report of the jury 
under their hands and seals, within ten days thereafter to the public 
register of the County in which such site and lands lie who shall 
forthwith register the same in the records of his office ; and thereupon 
the United States shall on payment of the valuation to the person or 
persons to whom such lands belong, or if such person or persons re- 
fuse to accept the same, or be unknown, on payment of the same into 
the public Treasury of this State, therein to await the order or de- 



292 

mand of the rightful owner, be seized thereof for the purpose men- 
tioned in this act: Provided Always and Upon Express Condition, 
That such site for the purpose of erecting fortifications and the 
annexed land laid off and allotted as above mentioned shall be so 
used within five years after the filing of such petition, and be and 
occupied continuously thereafter for such purposes; otherwise such 
site and annexed land shall revert to this State. 

" 4. That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to de- 
bar or hinder any of the officers of this State from serving any 
process or levying executions within the limits ceded by this act to 
the United States, in the same manner and to the same effect as if 
this act had never been made." (Ratified January 4, 1826.) 

Revocable Licenses: The Secretary of War announced May 15, 
1880, that general fishing privileges were extended to any who might 
desire to fish on the beach, provided no disturbance or damage was 
created. 

License, May 15, 1894, to the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries 
to use a tract of marsh land as an oyster experimental station. 

License, December 5, 1905, to Mr. H. D. Goodwin, Life-Saving 
Service, for small shelter house. 

License, February 23, 1907, to the Treasury Department to use and 
occupy a site upon the reservation for the purposes of a life-saving 
station and boathouse. 

MILITIA TARGET RANGE. 

This range is situated near Morehead City, in Carteret County, 
and comprises an area of about 25.6 acres. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Kilby Oglesby, et al., dated August 4, 1906, con- 
veying 11.7 acres. Recorded in Book 7, page 428, Office of Register 
of Deeds, Carteret County. 

2. Deed from John C. Banks, et al., dated August 14, 1906, convey- 
ing 13.4 acres. Recorded in Book 7, page 427, of same records. 

3. Deed from John C. Banks, et ux., dated July 13, 1908, convey- 
ing about one-half acre. Recorded in Book 8, page 146, of same 
records. 

NEWBERN NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 7.69 acres, and is situated at 
Newbern, in Craven County. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from William P. Moore and wife, dated March 13, 1869, 
conveying 7.589 acres of land. Recorded in Book No. 69, folio 323, 
of the deed records of Craven County. 

2. Deed from Isaac N. Hughes and wife, dated July 1, 1874, con- 
veying an additional strip of land. Recorded in Book 75, folio 344, 
etc., of same records. 

3. Deed of Release from Murray, Ferris & Company, dated No- 
vember 8, 1869, conveying interest in premises conveyed by Hughes. 
Recorded in Book No. 70, folio 233, etc., of same records. 

4. Deed from the City of Newbern, dated November 26, 1888, con- 
veying right of way 60 feet wide from said City to the Cemetery. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by the following act 
of the State Legislature, of March 28. 1870 : 

" Whereas the government of the United States of America has 
purchased for use as a national cemetery a certain piece or parcel of 



?.TH CAROLINA. 293 

land in Craven county, bounded and described as follows, to wit: 
* * * containing seven and five hundred and eighty-nine thou- 
sandths acres: and whereas it is expedient that the United S: 
should have exclusive jurisdiction of the land described above and 
used as aforesaid: Therefore 

^ECTIOX 1. I ral Assembly of Sorth Carolina do enact, 

That the exclusive jurisdiction of the seven acres, five hundred and 
eighty-nine thousandths of an acre of land in Craven county, and 
used as a national cemetery, shall be ceded and is hereby vested in 
the United States upon condition that the said national cemetery be 
continued and kept up. 

^EC. -2. That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to 
debar or hinder any of the officers of this State from levying any 
process or levying execution within the limits over which jurisdic- 
tion is by this act ceded to the United States, in the same manner and 
to the same effect as if this act had never been passed/' (Ratified 
March 28. 1870.) 

RALEIGH NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 7.S3 acres, and is situated at 
Raleigh in Wake County. The title is as follow 

Deed from the State of North Carolina, dated January 17. 1871. 
conveying entire tract. Recorded in Book 38, page 83. of the deed 
records of Wake County. 

Jurisdiction ceded to the United States by the following act of the 
State Legislature of April 10. 1869: 

SECTION 1. The General Assembly of Xorth Carolina do enact, 
That the Governor of this State be, and he is hereby, authorized and 
directed to grant or cede, in behalf of the State, to the United States 
of America, a certain parcel of land, situated in the county of Wake, 
the same being a rectangular tract of land, five hundred and twenty- 
four ( 5:24) feet in width, and bounded on the north by land owned by 
B. F. Moore, on the east by the land owned by J. P. H. Russ. and on 
the south and west by land owned by this State. 

"Si 2. That this grant is made in consideration of the United 
States occupying this parcel of land herein directed to be granted as a 
Xational Cemetery : and whenever it shall cease to be used for such 
purposes, the title" to the same shall revert to this State. 

u SEC. 3. That nothing herein contained shall be so construed a 
debar or hinder any of the officers of this State from suing any proc- 
r levying executions within the limits of this act. ceded to the 
United States in same manner and to the same effect as if this act had 
never been passed." (Ratified April 10, 1869.) 

SALISBURY NATIONAL CEMETERT. 

This reservation contains an area of about 6 acres, and is situated 
at Salisbury, in Rowan County. The title is as folk 

1. Deed from Joseph Horah and wife, dated January 7. IS 70, con- 
veying 3 acres. 3 roods, and 10 poles of land. Recorded in Book 4.". 
pasre 553. of the deed records of Rowan County. 

Deed from Joseph Horah and wife, dated January 7. 1^74. con- 
veying 4.88-2 square feet of land. Recorded in Book No. 47. page 553, 
of the same records. 



294 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

3. Deed from M. B. McCanless and wife, dated March 5, 1907, con- 
veying strip of land for right of way. Recorded in liber 112, page 
466 of same records. 

4. Deed from the same, dated November 28, 1907, conveying ease- 
ment for slopes, fills and drainage ditch, of Government roadway. 
Recorded in liber 116, page 117 of same records. 

5. Deed from the same, dated March 10, 1909, conveying land ad- 
joining Government road, for the construction of a sidewalk. Re- 
corded in liber 119, page 320 of same records. 

Jurisdiction ceded to the United States by the following act of the 
State Legislature of February 10, 1872 : 

" SECTION 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, 
That it shall be lawful for the government of the United States, or 
any person under authority of the same, to purchase a tract, piece, or 
parcel of land in the county of Rowan and State of North Carolina, 
now occupied as a national cemetery; Provided, Said tract or parcel 
of land shall not exceed ten acres. 

" SEC. 2. That all deeds conveyances or other title paper for the 
same shall be recorded as in other cases in the office of the register of 
deeds in which the lands so conveyed may lie, in the same manner 
and under the same regulations as other deeds and conveyances are 
now recorded, and in like manner may be recorded a sufficient descrip- 
tion by metes and bounds, courses and distances, of any tract or tracts 
or legal division of any public land belonging to the United States, 
which may be set apart by the general government for the purpose 
before mentioned by an order, patent or other official document or 
papers so describing such land. 

" SEC. 3. That the said lot or parcel of land, together with the tene- 
ments and appurtenances for the purpose before [men]tioned, shall 
be exempt from taxation by the State of North Carolina. 

" SEC. 4. That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to 
bar or hinder any of the officers of this State from executing any 
process or levying an execution within the limits of said tract or par- 
cel of land so held and purchased by the government of the United 
States, in the same manner as if this act had never been passed." 
(Ratified February 10, 1872.) 

WILMINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 5 acres, and is situated at Wil- 
mington, in New Hanover County. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Isaac D. Ryttenberg, dated February 20, 1867, con- 
veying 5 acres of land. Recorded in Book C C C, page 22, etc., of the 
deed records of New Hanover County. 

2. Deed from William A. Wright and wife, dated December 10, 
1877, conveying a tract therein described. Recorded in Book N N N, 
page 804, etc., of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by the following act 
of the State Legislature of January 22, 1875 : 

" SECTION 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, 
That it shall be lawful for the government of the United States, or 
any person under authority of the same, to purchase a tract, piece or 
parcel of land situated near the eastern boundary of the city of Wil- 



NORTH DAKOTA. 295 

mington, Nortli Carolina, containing five (5) acres, and adjoining 
the lands of Benjamin White and others, now occupied 

as a National Cemetery ; Provided, Said tract or parcel of land shall 
not exceed ten acres. 

" SEC. 2. That all deeds, conveyances or other like papers for the 
same shall be recorded as in other cases in the office of register of 
deeds in which the lands so conveyed may lie, in the same manner and 
under the same regulations as other deeds and conveyances are now 
recorded, and in like manner may be recorded a sufficient description 
by metes and bounds, courses and distances of any tract or tracts or 
legal divisions of any public land belonging to the United States, 
which may be set apart by the general government for the purpose 
before mentioned by an order, patent or other official documents or 
papers so describing such land. 

" SEC. 3. That the said lot or parcel of land, together with the tene- 
ments and appurtenances for the purpose before mentioned, shall be 
exempt from taxation by the State of North Carolina. 

" SEC. 4. That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to 
bar or hinder any of the officers of this State from executing any 
process or levying an execution within the limits of said tract or par- 
cel of land so held and purchased by the government of the United 
States, in the same manner as if this act had never been passed." 
(Eatified January 22, 1875.) 

NORTH DAKOTA. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

"Be it enacted etc., Jurisdiction is hereby ceded to the United 
States over any tract of land that may hereafter be acquired by the 
United States, on wliich to establish a military post ; Provided, legal 
process, civil and criminal, of this State shall extend over such reser- 
vation or lands acquired by the United States to establish a military 
post in all cases in which exclusive jurisdiction is not vested in the 
United States, or of crimes not committed within the limits of such 
reservation." 

(Approved March 19, 1895. Revised Codes of North Dakota, 
1905, sec. 4.) 

FORT LINCOLN. 

This reservation contains a total area of 899.17 acres, including a 
target range of 144.27 acres, and is situated near the city of Bis- 
marck in Burleigh County. The title is as follows: 

Certain public lands reserved from sale and set apart for military 
purposes by Executive Orders, dated May 17, 1899, as amended Aug. 
31, 1899, June 8, 1901, and January 17, 1907. 

Also the following conveyances: 

1. Deed from Wm. J. Johnston and wife, dated February 15, 1898. 
conveying 35 acres. Recorded in Book 78, page 38, of the record* of 
Burleigh County. 

2. Deed from Richard B. Mellon and wife, dated June 18, 1898, 
conveying 53J acres. Recorded in Book 78, page 70, of same records. 



296 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

3. Deed from Thomas Mellon and wife, dated June 18, 1898, con- 
veying 80 acres. Eecorded in Book 78, page 83, of same records. 

4. Deed from Richard B. Mellon and wife, et al., dated June 18, 
1898, conveying 480 acres. Eecorded in Book 78, page 69, of same 
records. 

5. Deed from F. M. Kinter, Trustee etc., dated January 23, 1899, 
conveying 25 acres. Recorded in Book 79, page 332, of same records. 

6. Deed from Wm. J. Johnston, dated February 8, 1899, conveying 
35 acres. Recorded in Book 51, page 522, of same records. 

The following deeds convey the site for target range: 

7. Deed from John Harcourt and wife, dated May 26, 1896, con- 
veying 80 acres. Recorded in Book 78, page 36, of same records. 

8. Deed from William J. Johnston and wife, dated June 12, 1896, 
conveying above 80 acres. Recorded in Book 78, page 37, of same 
records. 

9. Deed from F. M. Kinter, Trustee, dated March 2, 1898, convey- 
ing 25 acres. Recorded in Book 79, page 139, of same records. 

10. Deed from Samuel E. Kilner, et al., Trustees etc., dated Janu- 
ary 31, 1899, conveying 39.37 acres. Recorded in Book 79, page 364, 
etc., of same records. 

11. Deed from Elizabeth J. Harcourt, dated February 3, 1899, 
conveying 80 acres (same tract mentioned in Deed No. 7 herein). 
Recorded in Book , page 523, of same records. 

The United States has an easement in the lands lying along a line 
extending from the southeast corner of section 15, in a southeasterly 
direction through section 23, township 138 north, range 80 west, of 
the 5th principal meridian, to Apple Creek, and thence by and with 
that creek to the Missouri River, excepting so much thereof as falls 
within lots 11 and 13 of section 34, township 138 north, range 80 west, 
of the 5 principal meridian ; and lots 2, 3 and 4 of section 10, town- 
ship 137 north, range 80 west of the 5 principal meridian, to which 
lots the United States has title, the same having been set apart for 
military purposes as stated above. 

The following deeds convey a right of way for sewer : 

1. Deed from Hattie H. Keeney, et al., dated May 3, 1898. Re- 
corded in Book 79, page 215, of the records of Burleigh County. 

2. Deed from Chas. H. Beers, dated April 13, 1899. Recorded in 
Book 79, page 383, etc., of same records. 

3. Deed from Fred. P. Hanson, Trustee, dated April 13, 1899. Re- 
corded in Book 79, page 387, etc., of same records. 

The following deeds convey the right to use and employ Apple 
Creek for sewer purposes: 

1. Deed from Edwin H. Mc.Henry and Frank G. Bigelow, as 
Receivers of the N. P. R. Co., dated December 22, 1897. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 141, of same records. 

2. Deed from Philias P. Gendreau, dated February 1, 1898. Re- 
corded in Book 79, page 213, of same records. 

3. Deed from Henry E. Falconer, dated April 26, 1898. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 217, of same records. 

4. Deed from Hattie H. Keeney, et al., dated May 3, 1898. Re- 
corded in Book 79, page 337, etc., of same records. 

5. Deed from Frank W. Hanitch, dated May 21, 1898. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 219, of same records. 



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6. Deed from John Yegen, dated June 10, 1898. Recorded in Book 
79, page 214, of same records. 

7. Deed from Millie G. Thompson and husband, dated June 16, 
1898. Recorded in Book 79, page 223, of same records. 

8. Deed from Charles A. Swenson, dated June 16, 1898. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 211, of same records. 

9. Deed from Thomas W. Ashbridge, dated June 18, 1898. Re- 
corded in Book 79, page 210, of same records. 

10. Deed from Edward M. Paxson, dated June 24, 1898. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 220, of same records. 

11. Deed from Daniel A. Falconer, dated June 30, 1898. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 221, of same records. 

12. Deed from Norman Falconer, dated June 30, 1898. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 222, of same records. 

13. Deed from Germain Chabot, dated July 23, 1898. Recorded 
in book 79, page 323, of same records. 

14. Deed from Robert Cook, dated July 13, 1898. Recorded in 
Book 79, page 225, of same records. 

15. Deed from John R. Wilson, dated January 24, 1899. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 334, of same records. 

16. Deed from Millie G. Thompson and W. H. Thompson, dated 
February 4, 1899. Recorded in Book 79, page 341, etc., of same 
records. 

17. Deed from Chas. H. Beers, dated April 13, 1899. Recorded in 
Book 79, page 381, etc., of same records. 

18. Deed from Fred. P. Hanson, dated April 13, 1899. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 385, etc., of same records. 

19. Deed from Cleman Clooten, dated April 15, 1898. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 218, of same records. 

20. Deed from Thomas Asbridge, dated April 15, 1899. Recorded 
in Book 79, page 389, of same records. 

21. Deed from John R. Wilson, dated June 16, 1898. Recorded in 
Book 79, page 212, of same records. 

22. Deed from Henry H. Bentley, dated August 17, 1899. Re- 
corded in Book 79, page 480, of same records. 

The following deeds convey an easement for 10-inch water main, 
for supplying water to the military post : 

1. Deed, dated October 25, 1905, from Henry Suttle. Recorded in 
book 85, page 333, of Deed Records of Burleigh County. 

2. Deed, dated January 31, 1906, from Harriet L. Smith, et al. 
Recorded in Book 10, page 629, of same records. 

3. Deed, dated March 7, 1906, from Mart B. Koon. Recorded in 
Book 85, page 332, of same records. 

4. Deed, dated June 8, 1906, from Fred Strauss. Recorded in 
Book 84, page 98, of same records. 

5. Deed, dated June 9, 1906, from Ellen Freede. Recorded in 
Book 84, page 97, of same records. 

6. Deed, dated June 9, 1906, from Elizabeth M. Suttle. Recorded 
in Book 85, page 387, of same records. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Licenses: License, June 9, 1902, to the Northern Pacific 
Railway Company to construct and operate a spur track on the reser- 
vation. 



298 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

The Bismarck Telephone and Electric Company maintains a tele- 
phone line connecting the post with the city of Bismarck by author- 
ity of the Quartermaster General, dated December 20, 1902. 

License, September 13, 1907, to rector of St. Mary's Church, Bis- 
marck, N. D,, to connect school building with Govt. water main. 

OHIO. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" Be it enacted, etc., 

" SECTION 1. That the consent of the state of Ohio is hereby given 
in accordance with the seventeenth clause, eighth section, of the first 
article of the constitution of the United States, to the acquisition by 
the United States, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, of any 
land in this state required for sites for custom houses, court houses, 
post offices, arsenals, or other public buildings whatever, or for any 
other purposes of the government. 

" SECTION 2. That exclusive jurisdiction in and over any land so 
acquired by the United States shall be, and the same is hereby, ceded 
to the United States, for all purposes except the service upon such 
sites of all civil and criminal process of the courts of this state ; but 
the jurisdiction so ceded shall continue no longer than the said 
United States shall own such lands. 

" SECTION 3. The jurisdiction ceded shall not vest until the United 
States shall have acquired the title to the said lands by purchase, 
condemnation or otherwise; and so long as the said lands shall re- 
main the property of the United States when acquired as aforesaid, 
and no longer, the same shall be and continue exempt and exonerated 
from all state, county and municipal taxation, assessment or other 
charges which may be levied or imposed under the authority of this 
state." (Passed May 6, 1902. Laws of Ohio, 1902, p. 368.) 

CAMP CHASE CEMETERY. 

This reservation, in which Confederate dead are buried, contains 
an area of 2^ acres, and is situated near Columbus, in Franklin 
County. The purchase was made under authority of an Act of Con- 
gress approved February 25, 1879, and the title is as follows : 

Deed from William J. Marshall, et al., Executors, etc., dated April 
23, 1879, conveying 2J acres of land. Recorded in Vol. 141, page 528, 
etc., of the deed records of Franklin County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

CEMETERY LOT NEAR CINCINNATI. 

This lot contains an area of 0.628 of an acre, and is situated near 
Cincinnati, on the site formerly known as Camp Dennison, in Ham- 
ilton County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Rebecca E. J. Kugler, dated June 3, 1869, conveying 
above tract. Recorded in Book No. 428, page 297, of the deed records 
of Hamilton County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 



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COLUMBUS BARRACKS. 

This reservation contains an area of about 70 acres, excluding the 
lands dedicated for street purposes; and is situated within the cor- 
porate limits of the city of Columbus, in Franklin County. See G. 
O., No. 92, W. D., May 16, 1906, for metes and bounds. The title is 
as follows: 

Deed from Robert Neil and wife, dated February 17, 1863, convey- 
ing 77 acres 3 roods and 8 perches of land. Recorded in Vol. 76, page 
572, etc., of the deed records of Franklin County. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature, approved March 21, 1863, which reads as follows: 

"Whereas, The United States have appropriated money for the 
establishment of a national arsenal at Columbus, in the County of 
Franklin, and State of Ohio, for the deposit and repair of arms and 
other munitions of war, and for other purposes of a public, nature : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That jurisdiction of the lands and 
their appurtenances, that have been or may be purchased in said 
County of Franklin for the establishment of the aforesaid arsenal, 
be and is hereby ceded to the United States of America: Provided, 
however, That all civil and criminal process issued under the author- 
ity of the State of Ohio, or any officer thereof, may be executed on 
said lands and in the buildings that may be erected thereon, in the 
same way and manner as if jurisdiction had not been ceded as afore- 
said. 

" SEC. 2. That the lands above described, with their appurtenances 
and all buildings and other property that may be thereon, shall for- 
ever hereafter be exempted from all state, county and municipal taxa- 
tion and assessment whatever, so long as the same shall remain the 
property of the United States of America." 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Deed, June 4, 1903, dedicating to the City of Columbus the por- 
tions of the reservation comprised in the streets and highways border- 
ing thereon, pursuant to Joint Resolution of Congress, approved Feb- 
ruary 10, 1903. 

WOODLAND CEMETERY. 

This reservation comprises two lots in the City Cemetery situated 
at Cleveland. The title is as follows : 

Certificate of Purchase from the City of Cleveland, dated Septem- 
ber 25, 1868, conveying Lots 59 and 60, in Section 10, in Woodland 
Cemetery. Certificate numbered 1262, signed by C. E. Hill, City 
Clerk, and recorded in his office at said City of Cleveland. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

OKLAHOMA. 

FORT GIBSON NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This cemetery was a part of what was called the Fort Gibson Res- 
ervation. The original reservation contained 5,541 acres and was 
embraced within the lands of the Cherokee Nation, situated on the 
east bank of the Neosho River, ceded by Treaties dated February 



300 UNITED STATES MILITAKY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

14, 1833, December 29, 1835, and July 19, 18GG. It was declared a 
military reservation by Executive Order dated January 25, 1870. 
Reservation abandoned and turned over to the Department of the 
Interior, excepting a piece of ground 600 feet in length by 500 feet 
in width on the Southwest Corner of reservation reserved, it being 
the site of the above-named cemetery, by Executive Order dated Feb- 
ruary 7, 1891, issued under the provisions of the Act of Congress 
approved July 5, 1884, providing for the transfer of reservations to 
the Department of the Interior when no longer needed for military 
purposes. 

MILITIA TARGET RANGE. 

This range is situated in Lincoln County, and comprises the south 
half of the south half of the northeast quarter of section eight, town- 
ship fourteen north, range four east, containing 40 acres. The title 
is as follows: 

Deed from Neal Brown, et ux., dated March 10, 1909, conveying 
entire tract. Recorded in Book 33, page 337, Office of Register of 
Deeds, Lincoln County. 

FORT RENO. 

This reservation contains an area of 9,493 acres, and is situated on 
the North Fork of the Canadian River, in Canadian County. The 
title is as follows: 

Set apart from the public domain by being included within the 
limits of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Reservation, by Execu- 
tive Order dated August 10, 1869. It was proclaimed a military 
reservation by Executive Order dated July 17, 1883. 

Easement:' Right of way to C. R. I. and P. R. R. Co., granted by 
Act of January 31, 1900 (G. O. No. 13, A. G. O., 1900). 

Revocable Licenses: Licenses January 9, 1891, May 28, 1897, Janu- 
ary 10, 1898, and March 8, 1898, to the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf 
R. R. Co. (formerly Choctaw Coal and R. R. Co.) covering exten- 
sion and operation of its railway on and through the reservation. 

License, October 11, 1894, to William Sigismond, jr., to erect, at 
his own expense, a small frame building for use as a post office. 

License, March 9, 1896, to Charles H. Todd to keep a small livery 
stable. 

License, March 9, 1896, to Maggy Hawkins, laundress, to reside 
upon the reservation. 

License, March 18, 1897, to George Washington Lodge No. 13, 
Knights of Pythias, to erect a lodge building. 

License, September 23, 1897, to Missouri, Kansas and Texas Tele- 
phone Co. for telephone line. 

License, August 19, 1903, to Topeka and El Reno Telephone Co. 
for telephone line. 

License, December 5, 1907, to State of Oklahoma for use of rifle 
range. 

FORT SILL. 

This reservation contains an area of about 51,292.82 acres, with 
boundaries, except as to tract reserved August 29, 1907, infra, as an- 
nounced in G. O. No. 87, War Department, May 8, 1906. It is situ- 



OKLAHOMA. 301 

ated on Medicine Bluff Creek in Comanche County, on the line of 
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, about six miles north 
of Lawton. Reserved from the public domain originally as an In- 
dian Reservation for the benefit of the Wichita, Kiowa, Comanche, 
and Apache Indians, a tract of 23,040 acres was, by Executive Order 
of October 7, 1871, set apart as a military reservation. By Executive 
Orders of February 26, 1897 (G. Q. No. 14, A. G. O., March 15, 1897), 
September 20, 1901 (G. O. No. 128, A. G. O., September 27, 1901), 
and August 29, 1907 (G. O. No. 189, W. D., September 11, 1907), the 
reservation was enlarged by the addition of 26,987.30 acres, 893.07 
acres, and 372.45 acres, respectively. 

Easement: Act of Congress, approved January 31, 1900, author- 
ized the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company to con- 
struct a railway line through the reservation. Location of right of 
way approved by the Secretary of War, August 13, 1900. 

Act of Congress approved February 10, 1903 (32 Stat. L., 821), 
grants right of way across this reservation to the Oklahoma City and 
Western Railroad Company, " upon such line as may be determined 
and approved by the Secretary of War." The railroad was located 
and built under license of May 14, 1902. 

Revocable Licenses: License, September 15, 1890, to the Western 
Mail and Stage Company to construct a stable in connection with 
carrying on the mail service. 

License, October 6, 1890, to Messrs. Rice and Quinette to conduct 
a dairy business upon the reservation. 

License, August 5, 1898, to J. J. Bailey, mail contractor, to erect a 
building on the reservation. 

License, June 30, 1902, to Sam Lee to erect a laundry building upon 
the reservation. 

License, February 18, 1904, to the Lawton, Wichita Mountain and 
Western Electric Railway Company to construct, operate and main- 
tain an electric railway line on the reservation. 

License, July 19, 1906, to The Apache Mission Telephone Co. for 
telephone line. 

License, May 29, 1907, to the Pioneer Telephone and Telegraph Co. 
for telephone line. 

License, October 4, 1907, to the city of Lawton, Oklahoma, for 
water supply pipe line across reservation. 

License, January 20, 1908, to the Wichita Mountain and Oriental 
Railway Co. for railway line through reservation. 

FORT SILL WATER-SUPPLY RESERVE. 

This reservation, containing an area of about 16,420 acres, is situ- 
ated within the National Forest Reserve made by Executive Order 
of July 4, 1901, and enlarged May 29, 1906, and partly within the 
Game Preserve made by Executive Order of June 2, 1905; and was 
reserved by Executive Order of December 15, 1909 (G. O. 251, W. D., 
December 24, 1909). As to so much of the lands as is comprised 
within the Game Preserve, the reservation for a Game Preserve is 
the dominant one; but the use of the lands for forest purposes is 
subordinate to their use 'for the conservation of water for the Fort 
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OREGON. 

MILITIA TARGET RANGE. 

This range is situated near Roseburg, in Douglas County, and com- 
prises an area of 34.18 acres. The title is as follows : 

Deed from A. Cresson, et ux., dated June 6, 1907, conveying above 
tract. Recorded in Vol. 60, page 528, of the Deed Records of Douglas 
County. 

SAND ISLAND. 

This reservation contains an area of 192.07 acres, according to a 
survey made prior to 1877. It is a shifting island, comprising parts 
of Sections 14, 23 and 24, in Township 9 North, Range 11 West, of 
Willamette Meridian, lying in or near the entrance to the Columbia 
River. Taken from the public domain and declared a military reser- 
vation by Executive Order dated August 29, 1863. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States (as also title) by an act 
of the State Legislature approved October 21, 1864, which provides 
as follows : 

" SECTION 1. There is hereby granted to the United States all right 
and interest of the State of Oregon in and to the land in front of Fort 
Stevens and Point Adams, situate in this State, and subject to over- 
flow between high and low tide, and also the Sand Island, situate at 
the mouth of Columbia River, in this State, the said island being 
subject to overflow between high and low tide. 

" SEC. 2. The Governor of this State shall cause two copies of this 
Act to be prepared and certified under the seal of this State, and for- 
ward one of such copies to the Secretary of War of the United States, 
and the other of such copies to the commanding officer of this district 
of the military department of the Pacific Coast." 

Revocable License : License March 25, 1893, to the Columbia River 
Protective Union to exhibit three range lights on the island. 

Leases to John Service, Chris Hanson, and the Columbia River 
Packers' Association, dated April 15, 16 and May 1, 1908, respectively, 
for the use of portions of the reservation for fishing purposes. 

FORT STEVENS (POINT ADAMS ). 

This reservation contains an area, exclusive of accretions, of 924.84 
acres, and, as a part of the public domain, was reserved for military 
purposes by Executive Order, dated February 26, 1852, and included 
within its boundaries fractional sections 5 and 6 and N. -J of sections 
7, 8 and 9, in Townships 8 and 10 North, Range 10 West, Willamette 
Meridian. Point Adams is at the mouth of the Columbia River, in 
Clatsop County, 7 miles from Astoria and 105 miles from Portland. 
It is the site of Fort Stevens. Further evidences of title are : 

1. Deed from Cyrus Olney and wife, dated August 10, 1863, con- 
veying River Lot 5 in Section 5, and NE. J of SE. ^ and River Lots 
1 and 2 of Section 6, in Township 8 North, Range 10 West, containing 
156.87 acres. 

2. Deed from Cyrus Olney, dated February 28, 1870, conveying 
same premises. 



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3. Decree of United States District Court May, 1898, establishing 
boundaries between reservation and property of V. C. Kindred, over 
lands added by accretion. 

4. Decree of condemnation in the United States District Court 
January 15, 1905, covering 133.20 acres, the property of Susan A. 
Hill, Alexander Gilbert and Sarah L. Bird. Decree filed. 

5. Order of county court of Clatsop County, September 2, 1908, 
vacating streets and alleys with premises acquired by above decree of 
January 15, 1905. 

For jurisdiction and title to tide lands, see Sand Island. 

Revocable Licenses: License, October 7, 1873, to the Treasury De- 
partment to build a road through the reservation. 

License, March 4, 1874, to the Treasury Department to occupy a 
portion of the reservation for a light station and to cut timber for 
a corduroy road. 

License, February 8, 1877, to the Treasury Department to occupy 
and enclose a tract of 40 acres for light-house purposes. 

License, February 26, 1891, to the Treasury Department to con- 
struct a look-out tower, a telephone line to the life-saving station and 
to build covered davits or cranes on the wharf and to permit surfmen 
to have free access to the reservation when on duty. 

License, March 12, 1906, to Say Toi, to establish and operate a 
laundry. 

License, February 7, 1907, to the Pacific States Telephone and 
Telegraph Company, for telephone line. 

PENNSYLVANIA. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" The jurisdiction of this state is hereby ceded to the United States 
of America, over all such pieces or parcels of land not exceeding two 
acres in any one township, ward of city or borough, within the limits 
of this state, as have been or shall hereafter be selected and acquired 
by the United States for the purpose of erecting post offices, custom 
houses or other structures, exclusively owned by the general govern- 
ment and used for its purposes : Provided, That an accurate descrip- 
tion and plan of such lands so acquired, verified by the oath of some 
officer of the general government having knowledge of the facts, shall 
be filed with the secretary of the commonwealth of this state, as soon 
as said United States shall have acquired possession of the same : And 
provided further, that this cession is upon the express condition that 
the State of Pennsylvania shall so far retain concurrent jurisdiction 
with the United States in and over all lands acquired or hereafter 
acquired as aforesaid; that all civil and criminal process issued by 
any court of competent jurisdiction, or officers having authority of 
law to issue such process, and all orders made by such court or judi- 
cial officers duly empowered to make such orders, and necessary to be 
served on any person, may be executed upon said land and in the 
buildings that may be erected thereon, in the same way and manner 
as if jurisdiction had not been ceded as aforesaid." 

(Approved June 13, 1883.) Amended by Act approved March 17, 
1905, so as to make the limit " not exceeding ten acres in any one 
township," etc. (Laws of Pennsylvania, 1905, page 45.) 



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ALLEGHENY CEMETERY. 

(Soldiers' lot.) 

This reservation contains an area of 10,272.12 superficial feet of 
land, and is known as Lot No. 66 in The Allegheny Cemetery, in the 
City of Pittsburg, in Allegheny County. The title is as follows: 

Deed from The Allegheny Cemetery (a corporation), dated March 
18, 1875, conveying above lot. Recorded December 17, 1875, in Deed 
Book, Vol. 354, page 39, of the deed records of Allegheny County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

ASHLAND CEMETERY. 

(Soldiers' lot.) 

This reservation contains 7,740 square feet of ground, and is situ- 
ated in "Ashland Cemetery," in the Borough of Carlisle and County 
of Cumberland. The title is as follows: 

Deed from Valeria M. Penrose, Trustee, etc., dated September 19, 
1878, conveying Lots 212 to 265, inclusive, in Section D of D. S. 
Ettinger's plan No. 3 of Ashland Cemetery, containing 540 by 16 feet. 

Deed given as a substitute for a deed dated in March, 1866, which 
was lost. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

CARLISLE BARRACKS. 

This reservation contains an area of about 30 acres and 8 perches 
of land, and is situated near the town of Carlisle, in the County of 
Cumberland. Purchase of site made by authority of an Act of Con- 
gress passed in 1794, and transferred to the Interior Department to 
be used as a school for Indian children until required by the War 
Department for military purposes, December 22, 1879. The title is 
as follows: 

Deed from Edmund Physic, Attorney in fact for John Penn and 
Richard Penn, dated January 13, 1801, conveying above-described 
tract. Recorded in Book O, Vol. 1, page 79, etc., of the deed records 
of Cumberland County at Carlisle. 

Jurisdiction was ceded by the State of Pennsylvania over addi- 
tional land secured by the Interior Department for Agricultural 
Purposes, by an act passed February 15, 1901. 

Revocable Licenses: License, August 2, 1884, to the Cumberland 
Valley Railroad Company by Secretary of Interior, to lay switch on 
reservation. 

License, March 10, 1908, to Borough of Carlisle for outfall sewer. 

CHINA, OR WHITE HALL, CEMETERY. 

(Soldiers' lot.) 

This reservation contains an area of 1 acre, and is situated on the 
northwesterly side of the China Hall Public Road, near Bristol, in 



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the Township of Bristol and County of Bucks. The title is as 
follows : 

Deed from George Randall and wife, dated August 30, 1864, 
conveying 1 acre. Recorded in Deed Book No. 125, page 176J, etc., 
of the deed records of Bucks County. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FRANKFORD ARSENAL. 

This reservation contains an area of about 62 acres and 38 perches 
of land, and is situated in the City of Philadelphia. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Deed from Frederick Fraley and wife, dated May 27, 1816, 
conveying 20 acres and 34 perches of land, with bridge privileges. 
Recorded in Deed Book M R, No. 7, page 717, etc., of the deed 
records of Philadelphia County. 

2. Deed from Robert Kennedy, dated April 8, 1837, conveying 3 
acres and 6 perches of land. Recorded in Book S H F, No. 11, page 
721, etc., of same records. 

3. Deed from William S. Haines and wife, dated December 27, 
1849, conveying in the aggregate 38 acres and 158 perches of land. 
Recorded in Book G W C, No. 31, page 515, etc., of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by Acts of the State 
Legislature approved June 13, 1840, and April 6, 1849, which provide 
as follows: 

" SEC. 3. That the jurisdiction of the State of Pennsylvania is 
hereby ceded to the United States of America for the purpose of 
erecting and maintaining thereon Arsenals, Magazines, and other 
necessary buildings over all those certain tracts, pieces, or parcels of 
land lying and being in the town of Oxford and in the township of 
Passyunk in the County of Philadelphia, * * * being bounded 
as follows, to wit : [Here describes the lands purchased by the United 
States from Frederick Fraley and Robert Kennedy.] The evidence 
of the several purchases of the land which is hereby ceded being 
recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Philadelphia. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States of America 
is granted upon the express condition that the said State of Pennsyl- 
vania shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States 
in and over the tracts of land aforesaid so far as that civil process in 
all cases and such criminal process as may issue under the authority 
of the State of Pennsylvania against any person or persons charged 
with the crimes committed without the said tracts of land may be 
executed thereon in the same way and manner as if this jurisdiction 
had not been ceded. The United States are to retain such jurisdic- 
tion so long as said tract of land shall be used for the purposes 
expressed in the foregoing section and no longer." (Act approved 
June 13, 1840.) 

" 1. Resolved, etc., That the consent of this Legislature be, and 
the same is hereby, given for the purchase by the United States of 
any lands not exceeding forty acres adjoining the United States 
Arsenal at Frankford, in the County of Philadelphia, for the enlarge- 
ment of said Arsenal and the erection of further buildings and 

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306 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

machinery for such uses as the proper authorities of the United States 
may deem proper, and that all the right, title, property, and interest 
of this Commonwealth in and to the said land adjoining the United 
States Arsenal as aforesaid, together with all the buildings, improve- 
ments, houses, forts, arsenals and other needful buildings now on or 
to be put on said property shall be and are hereby ceded to and vested 
in the United States of America as fully, absolutely, and to the same 
extent as this Commonwealth now holds and is entitled to the same : 
Provided, That the Commonwealth may reoccupy and repossess the 
same as they have occupied and possessed the same heretofore when- 
ever the United States of America shall cease to occupy the same for 
military purposes as a fort, magazine, arsenal, or with other needful 
buildings for the same: And provided, That the jurisdiction over the 
said premises in civil and criminal cases be the same as before the 
passing of this resolution." (Act approved April 6, 1849.) 

Revocable Licenses: License, November 12, 1886, to the Kensing- 
ton and Tacony Railroad Company to cross the reservation. 

License, October 2, 1889, to the Pennsylvania Company to con- 
struct a branch upon the reservation. 

GETTYSBURG NATIONAL PARK. 

This reservation contains an approximate area, at this date (Janu- 
ary 1, 1910), of 2,054 acres. It embraces the most prominent portions 
of the lands upon which the battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 
1, 2 and 3, 1863, and is situated near the town of Gettysburg, in 
Adams County. Steps were taken to preserve the site and mark with 
suitable monuments the positions occupied by the Union troops dur- 
ing the battle, by Acts and Resolutions of Congress, as follows : 

Acts approved March 3, 1873; June 9, 1880; March 3, 1887; August 
1, 1888 ; October 2, 1888 ; March 2, 1889 ; March 3, 1893. Resolution 
passed June 5, 1894. Acts approved August 18, 1894; February 11, 
1895, and June 10, 1896, the Act of February 11, 1895, being "An Act 
to establish a National Military Park at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania." 

The title to lands so far acquired is as follows : 

1. Deed from The Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, 
dated February 4, 1896, conveying 124 tracts of land, aggregating 
521.77 acres. Recorded in Book X X, page 149, etc., of the deed 
records of Adams County. 

2. Deed from Heirs of Mary Jane Weikert, dated August 8, 1893, 
conveying 41,920 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 
379, etc., of same records. 

3. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 420, etc., of same records. 

4. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 402, etc., of same records. 

5. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 416, etc., of same records. 

6. Deed from David Zentz and wife, dated July 14, 1893, convey- 
ing 33,495 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 383, etc., 
of same records. 



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7. Deed from John A. Wolfe and wife, dated July 14, 1893, con- 
veying 24,618 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 393, 
etc., of same records. 

8. Deed from William H. Heagey and wife, dated July 14, 1893, 
conveying 12,065 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 
390, etc., of same records. 

9. Deed from William H. Heagey and wife, dated July 14, 1893, 
conveying 3.55 acres. Recorded in Book T T, page 391, etc., of same 
records. 

10. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 53,060 square feet of land. Recorded in 
Book T T, page 404, etc., of same records. 

11. Deed from Jacob Masonheimer, dated June 27, 1893, conveying 
25,800 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 385, etc., 
of same records. 

12. Deed from Isaiah A. Trostle, Attorney in fact, etc., dated June 
27, 1893, conveying 88,625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 426, etc., of same records. 

13. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
July 12, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 400, etc., of same records. 

14. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 412, etc., of same records. 

15. Deed from Widow and Heirs of John Bender, dated July 10, 
1893, conveying 851 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, 
page 424, etc., of same records. 

16. Deed from Samuel M. Bushman, dated June 7, 1893, conveying 
12,000 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 399, etc., of 
same records. 

17. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 414, etc., of same records. 

18. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 406, etc., of same records. 

19. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 408, etc., of same records. 

20. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 410, etc., of same records. 

21. Deed from Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, dated 
June 7, 1893, conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 
T T, page 418, etc., of same records. 

22. Deed from John H. Miller and wife, dated June 2, 1893, con- 
veying 16,860 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 422, 
etc., of same records. 

.23. Deed from Anna L. Young and husband, dated June 7, 1893, 
conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 397, 
etc., of same records. 

24. Deed from George Spangler and wife, dated June 8, 1893, 
conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 
395, etc., of same records, 



308 

25. Deed from J. Emory Bair and wife, dated June 27, 1893, con- 
veying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 381, 
etc., of same records. 

26. Deed from Wellington J. Swope and wife, dated June 28, 1893, 
conveying 57,230 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 
388, etc., of same records. 

27. Deed from Melchoir Wolf and wife, dated June 28, 1893, con- 
veying 10,300 square feet of land. Recorded in Book T T, page 386, 
etc., of same records. 

28. Deed from Charles F. Starner and Avife, dated November 23, 

1893, conveying 5.16 acres of land. Recorded in Book U U, page 
148, of same records. 

29. Deed from James A. Felix and wife, dated November 24, 1893, 
conveying 0.75 acre of land. Recorded in Book U U, page 150, etc., 
of same records. 

30. Deed from Agnew Crawford, et al., dated February 5, 1894, 
conveying 46 acres and 147 perches of land. Recorded in Book U U, 
page 449, etc., of same records. 

31. Deed from W. Nelson Flaherty and wife, dated November 13, 

1894, conveying 0.55 acre of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 70, 
etc., of same records. 

32. Deed from Simon J. Codori and wife, dated November 13, 
1894, conveying 0.61 acre of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 72, 
etc., of same records. 

33. Deed from George W. Wolf and wife, dated November 15, 
1894, conveying 0.06 acre of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 74, 
etc., of same records. 

34. Deed from George J. Benner, dated April 2, 1894, conveying 
161 acres and 7 perches of land, with reservations. Recorded in 
Book U U, page 339, etc., of same records. 

35. Deed from Sarah A. C. Plank and husband, dated August 28, 

1894, conveying 1.88 acres of land. Recorded in Book U U, page 
541, etc., of same records. 

36. Deed from J. O. Blocker and wife, dated September 29, 1894, 
conveying 7.12 acres of land. Recorded in Book U U, page 579, etc., 
of same records. 

37. Deed from L. E. Kumerant and wife, et al., dated March 30, 

1895, conveying 0.71 acre of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 347, 
etc., of same records. 

38. Deed from Maria S. Shultz, dated April 11, 1895, conveying 
0.04 acre of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 474, etc., of same 
records. 

39. Deed 'from John B. McPherson, dated April 30, 1895, convey- 
ing 58 acres and 29 perches of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 
477, etc., of same records. 

40. Deed from Oscar D. McMillan and wife, dated June 15, 1895, 
conveying 1.7 acres of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 570, etc., 
of same records. 

41. Deed from Calvin Gilbert and wife, dated July 2, 1895, con- 
veying 632 square feet of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 564, 
etc., of same records. 

42. Deed from The Theological Seminary of the General Synod of 
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States, dated July 



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18, 1895, conveying 1.68 acres of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 
562, etc., of same records. 

43. Deed from Selma J. Drum and husband, dated August 13, 

1895, conveying 0.1 acre of land. Recorded in Book W W, page 193, 
etc., of same record. 

44. Deed from James A. Felix and wife, dated September 2, 1895, 
conveying 0.048 acre of land. Recorded in Book V V, page 560, 
etc., of same records. 

45. Deed from Lucinda B. Bushman and husband, dated Septem- 
ber 13, 1895, conveying 9.42 acres of land. Recorded in Book W W, 
page 167, etc., of same records. 

46. Deed from J. Emory Bair and wife, dated October 10, 1895, 
conveying 0.11 acre of land. Recorded in Book W W, vol. 39, page 
169, etc., of same records. 

47. Deed from John B. Whitney, et al., Executors, etc., dated 
November 7, 1895, conveying 1,900 square feet of land. Recorded in 
Book W W, page 498, etc., of same records. 

48. Deed from The Gettysburg Water Company, dated November 
16, 1895, conveying 400 square feet of land. Recorded in Book W W, 
vol. 49, page 501, etc., of same records. 

49. Deed from J. L. Sherfy and wife, dated December 21, 1895, 
conveying 400 square feet of land. Recorded in Book W W, page 
333, etc., of same records. 

50. Deed from The Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, 
dated April 8, 1896, conveying 0.31 acre of land. Recorded in Book 
X X, page 267, etc., of same records. 

51. Deed from Amos Leister and wife, dated May 20, 1896, con- 
veying 0.059 acre of land. Recorded in Book X X, page 216, etc., 
of same records. 

52. Deed from The Gettysburg and Harrisburg Railway Company, 
dated June 5, 1896, conveying 8.42 acres of land. Recorded in Book 
X X, page 341, etc., of same records. 

53. Deed from William Patterson and wife, dated June 29, 1896, 
conveying 1.13 acres of land. Recorded in Book X X, page 302, 
etc., of same records. 

54. Deed from George F. Basehore and wife, dated August 21, 

1896, conveying 0.12 acre of land. Recorded in Book X X, page 
425, etc., of same records. 

55. Deed from George Spangler and wife, dated October 8, 1897, 
conveying 625 square feet of land. Recorded in Book Y Y, page 
379, etc., of same records. 

56. Deed from Nathaniel Lightner and wife, dated October 22, 

1897, conveying 0.012 acre of land less '15 square feet. Recorded in 
Book Y Y, page 414, etc., of same records. 

57. Deed from Samuel O. Robinson and wife, dated November 13, 
1897, conveying 8 acres and 22 perches of land less 25,800 square feet 
with reservations. Recorded in Book Z Z, page 55, etc., of same 
records. 

58. Deed from Samuel M. Bushman, dated December 16, 1897, 
conveying 8.964 acres of land. Recorded in Book Z Z, page 53, etc., 
of same records. 

59. Deed from Chas. A. Richardson, dated September 6, 1897, con- 
veying 400 square feet of land less 100 square feet. Recorded in 
Book 58, page 115, of same records. 



310 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

60. Deed from the Gettysburg Water Company, dated January 8, 
1898, conveying 0.035 acre of land. Recorded in Book Y Y, page 
560, of same records. 

61. Deed from Calvin Gilbert, dated May 23, 1898, conveying 0.11 
acre of land. Recorded in Book Y Y, page 612, etc., of same records. 

62. Deed from Lucinda Bender, et al., dated June 21, 1898, con- 
veying 0.22 acre. Recorded in Book Y Y, page 614, etc., of same 
records. 

63. Deed from Alex. W. Little, dated September 20, 1898, convey- 
ing 0.18 acre. Recorded in Book Z Z, page 304, of same records. 

64. Deed from J. P. S. Tobin, dated October 8, 1898, conveying 
2,968 square feet of land. Recorded in Book Z Z, page 311, of same 
records. 

65. Deed from William Patterson, dated January 19, 1899, convey- 
ing 48.3 acres of land. Recorded in Book 53, page 25, etc., of same 
records. 

66. Deed from Henry Spangler and wife, dated April 11, 1899, 
conveying 25.32 acres of land. Recorded in Book 53, page 171, of 
same records. 

67. Deed from George Trostle, Administrator etc., dated January 

26, 1899, conveying 104.3 acres of land. Recorded in Book 53, page 

27, etc., of same records. 

68. Deed from Samuel M. Bushman, dated June 29, 1899, convey- 
ing 17.27 acres of land. Recorded in Book 53, page 286, of same 
records. 

69. Deed from James E. Swisher, dated November 9, 1899, convey- 
ing 22.6 acres of land. Recorded in Book 53, page 453, of same 
records. 

70. Deed from Edward H. Culp, Administrator etc., dated April 
27, 1900, conveying 40.95 acres. Recorded in Book 55, page 14, of 
same records. 

71. Deed from Win. W. Hafer and wife, dated July 6, 1900, con- 
veying 40 acres. Recorded in Book 55, page 130, of same records. 

72. Deed from Basil Biggs and wife, dated September 8, 1900, 
conveying 48.07 acres of land. Recorded in Book 55, page 111, of 
same records. 

73. Deed from Peter D. Swisher, dated December 11, 1900, con- 
veying 2.42 acres of land. Recorded in Book 55, page 260 etc., of 
same records. 

74. Deed from Francis A. Althoff and wife, dated December 11, 
1900, conveying 12.76 acres of land. Recorded in Book 54, page 476, 
of same records. 

75. Deed from Peter D. Swisher, dated February 16, 1901, con- 
veying 9.2 acres of land. Recorded in Book 55, page 333, of same 
records. 

76. Deed from Wm. H. Tipton and wife, dated December 31, 1901, 
conveying two tracts of land, aggregating 14.2 acres of land. Re- 
corded in Book 55, page 524, of same records. 

77. Deed from John T. Cox et al., Trustees, dated March 25, 1902, 
conveying a slab or memorial to General Zook, standing on land 
which the United States holds in fee. 

78. Deed from Jeremiah Bender, dated July 22, 1902, conveying 
13,061 square feet of land. Recorded in Book 57, page 48, of same 
records. 



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79. Deed from John S. Forney, dated July 22, 1902, conveying 
0.57 acre. Recorded in Book 57, page 46, of same records. 

80. Deed from the Heirs of Amos Leister, dated September 1, 1902, 
conveying 0.08 acre. Recorded in Book 57, page 102, of same records. 

81. Deed from Benjamin Redding and wife^ dated August 27, 1902, 
conveying 10 acres and 91 perches of land. Recorded in Book 57, 
page 104, of same records. 

82. Deed from John E. C. Miller and wife, dated November 24, 

1902, conveying 33^ acres. Recorded in Book 57, page 252, of same 
records. 

83. Deed from John Rosensteel, dated February 28, 1903, convey- 
ing 38 perches of land. Recorded in Book 56, page 515, etc., of same 
records. 

84. Deed from Emanuel Weikert and wife, dated May 19, 1903, 
conveying 2.56 acres of land. Recorded in Book 58, page 149, etc., of 
same records. 

85. Deed from Martin Winter, dated February 13, 1902, conveying 
7 acres, 94.5 perches, more or less. Recorded in Book 56, page 246, of 
same records. 

86. Deed from Mary Ann Pfeffer, dated May 12, 1903, conveying 
10.25 acres. Recorded in Book 58, page 188 etc., of same records. 

87. Deed from Sarah A. C. Plank and husband, dated September 
23, 1903, conveying 24.3 acres. Recorded in Book 59, page 8, of same 
records. 

88. Deed from Henry A. Wolf and wife, et al., dated October 7, 

1903, conveying 0.6 acre. Recorded in Book 59, page 104, of same 
records. 

89. Deed from Newton A. Tawney and wife, dated December 19, 
1903, conveying .67 acre. Recorded in Book 58, page 537 etc., of 
same records. 

90. Deed from Calvin P. Krise, dated March 3, 1904, conveying 3 
acres, 136 perches. Recorded in Book 58, page 495 etc., of same 
records. 

91. Deed from George A. Thayer and George W. Morse, surviving 
trustees, dated June 9, 1904, conveying site upon which is erected a 
monument to the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry, containing 576 square 
feet. Recorded in Book 59, page 125, of same records. 

92. Deed from E. Layton Trostle and wife, dated June 9, 1904, 
conveying 2 acres. Recorded in Book 59, page 134, etc., of same 
records. 

93. Deed from Andrew J. Smith, dated August 12, 1904, conveying 
3.28 acres. Recorded in Book 59, page 171, of same records. 

94. Decree of United States Circuit Court, Eastern District of 
Pennsylvania, in United States v. Five Tracts of Land; rendered 
October 2, 1900, condemning three tracts, aggregating 40.47 acres. 
Money paid into court December 21, 1900. 

95. Deed from Edward H. Gulp, Administrator, etc., dated Sep- 
tember 16, 1904, conveying 7.32 acres. Recorded in Deed Book 59, 
pages 217, et seq., of same records. 

96. Deed from John S. Forney, dated December 6, 1904, convey- 
ing two tracts aggregating 2.25 acres. Recorded in Deed Book 59, 
page 319, of same records. 

97. Decree of condemnation of 9 acres and 83 perches of land 
belonging to Florence and Georgiana Cunningham, Circuit Court 



312 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

of the United States, Middle District of Pennsylvania; rendered 
December 12, 1904. Money paid into court December 31, 1904. 
Deed, dated Sept. 18, 1905, covering same premises. Recorded Book 

59, p. 556 et seq., of same records. 

98. Deed from Henry O. Fowler, et al., as Receivers of the Gettys- 
burg Springs and Hotel Company, dated December 24, 1904, con- 
veying 4 certain parcels of land aggregating 36.56 acres. Recorded 
in Deed Book 60, pages 22 to 30, of same records. 

99. Deed from Robert Sheads, dated June 20, 1905, conveying 
0.331 acre. Recorded in Deed Book 59, page 403, of same records. 

100. Deed from J. Emory Bair and wife, dated May 13, 1905, con- 
veying, in the aggregate, 31.22 acres. Recorded in Deed Book 59, 
page 373, of same records. 

101. Deed from Mary E. Bridges and husband, et al., dated April 
17, 1905, conveying 8.6 acres. Recorded in Deed Book 59, page 375, 
et seq., of same records. 

102. Decree of Condemnation in United States Circuit Court, 
Middle District of Pennsylvania, of 6.59 acres of land, the property 
of the James McAllister heirs. Decree rendered May 3, 1905. 
Money paid into court June 30, 1905. Deed, dated June 15, 1906, 
covering same premises. Recorded in Book 60, p. 587, of same 
records. 

103. Deed from Henry O. Towles, et al., Receivers of the Gettys- 
burg Springs and Hotel Company, dated April 18, 1905, conveying 
two parcels of land, aggregating 98.94 acres. Recorded in Deed 
Book 60, page 228, et seq., of same records. 

104. Deed from Sabina C. Patterson and husband, dated Septem- 
ber 20, 1905, conveying 70.01 acres of land. Recorded in Deed Book 

60, page 488, of same records. 

105. Deed from Howard L. Diehl and wife, dated July 7, 1905, 
conveying 11.498 acres. Recorded in Deed Book 59, page 424, of 
same records. 

106. Deed from J. Emory Bair and wife, dated September 10, 
1906, conveying 1.144 acres. Recorded in Deed Book 62, page 40, of 
same records. 

107. Deed from Francis N. Fronmeyer and wife, dated October 20, 
1906, conveying 2.18 acres. Recorded in deed book 61, page 353, of 
same records. 

108. Deed from J. Emory Bair and John B. McPherson, receivers 
of the Gettysburg Springs Hotel Company, dated June 21, 1907, con- 
veying 3 tracts, aggregating 360.75 acres. Recorded in deed book 
63, page 36, of same records. 

109. Deed from Harriet L. Goss, et al., dated August 15, 1907, 
conveying 16.6 acres. Recorded in deed book 62, page 103 of same 
records. 

110. Deeds from Mary L. Heller, and from Morris E. Munshaur 
and wife, dated May 18, 1908 and June 27, 1908, respectively, con- 
veying 1.87 acres. Recorded, respectively, in deed book 63, page 
543, and deed book 64, page 96, of same records. 

111. Quit claim deed from the Ehrhart-Conrad Company, a cor- 
poration, dated August 5, 1908, of same property. Recorded in deed 
book 64, page 93, of same records. 



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112. Deed from A. Winton Grouse and wife, dated February 8, 
1908, conveying 1800 square feet. Recorded in deed book 63, page 
436 of same records. 

113. Quit claim deeds from James Mordy, Ellen Thompson et al., 
Harry A. Eckert et al., Jacob H. Butt et al., county of Adams, to 
same "premises dated, respectively: April 2, 1908; August 28, 1908; 
March 16, 1908; March 21, 1908, and September 29, 1908. Re- 
corded in deed book 64, pages 10, 179, 6, 3 and miscellaneous book, 
File B, page 178, respectively. 

114. Deed from Pius A. Althoff and wife, dated June 24, 1909, con- 
veying 9.39 acres. Recorded in deed book 65, page 347 of same 
records. 

115. Deed from Maggie A. Wible, et vir, dated September 27, 1909, 
conveying two tracts of land aggregating 15.483 acres. Recorded in 
Deed Book 65, page 466, of same records. 

Consent of supervisors of Cumberland Township to improvement 
of Emmitsburg Road, dated August 1, 1907. 

License, dated June 11, 1908, to the Theological Seminary of the 
General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, to extend water 
main along the east line of Seminary Avenue, to the Chambersburg 
Pike. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by acts of the State 
Legislature, approved May 7, 1889, and* June 26, 1895, as follows: 

" Whereas Legislation is required to enable the United States to 
obtain title to property within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
for the purpose of erecting monuments or tablets to mark the position 
occupied by the several commands of the Army of the United States 
engaged at the battle of Gettysburg, and to enable the government of 
the United States to properly indicate and mark positions held by 
federal and confederate armies during said battle, and for the pres- 
ervation, for historical and other purposes, of the said battlefield; 
therefore, 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania is hereby given to the acquisition, by the 
United States, of such pieces and tracts of land situated upon and in 
the neighborhood of the battlefield of Gettysburg, in the State of 
Pennsylvania, as may be selected by the Secretary of War, or such 
officer as he may direct, for the purpose of erecting monuments or 
tablets for the proper marking of the positions of each of the several 
commands of the army of the United States engaged in the battle of 
Gettysburg, for opening and constructing roads and avenues, in con- 
nection with the positions occupied by the federal or confederate 
forces engaged in said battle, for the preservation of the grounds 
covered by said battlefield for historical and other purposes, and for 
making such other improvements in connection with said battlefield 
as the Government of the United States may, from time to time deem 
proper. For the purposes aforesaid, the United States shall have, 
hold, use, occupy and own said lands, when purchased or acquired, 
and exercise jurisdiction and control over the same and every part 
thereof, subject to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned. 

" SEC. 2. The jurisdiction of the State of Pennsylvania in and over 
the said lands, when acquired by the United States, shall be, and the 



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same is hereby, ceded to the United States and shall continue so long 
as the said lands shall remain the property of the United States, and 
no longer, and the same shall be and continue exonerated from all 
taxes, assessments and other charges which may be levied under the 
authority of this Commonwealth : Provided, howe ver, That the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania shall, and hereby does, retain concurrent 
jurisdiction with the United States, in and over said lands, so far 
as that all civil process in all cases, and such criminal or other process 
as may issue under the authority of the State of Pennsylvania against 
any person or persons chargecj with crimes or misdemeanors, com- 
mitted within said State, including said lands, may be executed 
therein in the same manner as if consent to acquisition had not been 
given, or jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such process may affect 
the personal or real property of the United States." 

(Sections 3 and 4 provide for the condemnation of property where 
the United States can not agree with the owner as to price, etc.) 
(Act approved May 7, 1889. Laws of Penna. 1889, p. 106.) 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the jurisdiction of this Com- 
monwealth is hereby ceded to the United States of America over the 
public roads, and parts of the same hereinafter specified and de- 
scribed, included within the limits of the National Park at Gettys- 
burg, as defined by the act of Congress, entitled 'An act to establish 
a National Military Park at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,' approved 
February eleven, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, to wit: 

" First. That part of the public road known as the Carlisle road, 
extending from the borough line of Gettysburg northward by the 
various courses of said road five thousand six hundred feet to the 
boundary of the aforesaid National Park, as defined in the said act 
of Congress. 

" Second. That part of the public road known as the Newville or 
Bendersville road, extending from its junction with the aforesaid 
Carlisle road northwestward two thousand four hundred feet to the 
boundary of the aforesaid National Park. 

" Third. That part of the public road known as the Harrisburg or 
Heidlersburg road, extending from the borough line of Gettysburg 
northward by the various courses of said road five thousand two 
hundred and fifty feet to the boundary of said National Park. 

" Fourth. That part of the public road known as the Hunterstown 
road, extending from its junction with the York pike, near Gettys- 
burg, northeastward three thousand six hundred and ninety feet to 
the boundary of the aforesaid National Park. 

" Fifth. That part of the public road known as the Hanover road, 
extending from the borough line of Gettysburg at Rock Creek south- 
eastward five thousand seven hundred feet to the boundary of said 
National Park. 

" Sixth. That part of the public road known as the Taneytown 
road, extending from the borough line of Gettysburg southward nine 
thousand four hundred feet to the boundary of the a f oresaid National 
Park. 

" Seventh. That public road connecting the Taneytown road and 
the Baltimore pike, extending from the Taneytown road at the com- 
mon corner of Patterson and Baker's lands on that road eastward by 



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sundry courses four thousand three hundred feet to the Baltimore 
pike near McAllister's Hill. 

u Eighth. That public roacl known as the Wheatfield road, extend- 
ing from its junction with the Taneytown road at Sedgwick Post- 
Office westward by sundry courses and crossing the Emmitsburg road 
and Confederate Avenue eight thousand five hundred and fifty feet 
to the boundary of the aforesaid National Park near the southwest 
corner of Martin's Woods. 

" Ninth. That part of the public road known as the Emmitsburg 
road, extending from the crossing of the Wheatfield road at the Peach 
Orchard southwestward "seven thousand eight hundred feet or more 
to the boundary of the aforesaid National Park. 

" Tenth. That part of the public road known as the Hagerstown 
road, extending from the borough line of Gettysburg southwestward 
six thousand two hundred feet to the boundary of the aforesaid 
National Park. 

" Eleventh. That part of the public road known as the Herster's 
Mill road, which begins at the Hagerstown road about a furlong west 
of Reynolds Avenue, extending thence northwestward by sundry 
courses, and crossing Willoughby run, four thousand feet to the 
boundary of the aforesaid National Park. 

" Twelfth. That part of the public road which begins at the Cham- 
bersburg pike at Herr's tavern, extending thence southward two thou- 
sand feet to the boundary of the aforesaid National Park. 

" Thirteenth. That part of the public road known as the Mummas- 
burg road, extending from the borough line of Gettysburg northwest- 
ward six thousand three hundred feet to the boundary of the afore- 
said National Park. 

" Fourteenth. That public road connecting the Mummasburg road 
with the Chambersburg pike, beginning at the Mummasburg road on 
the summit of Seminary Ridge and extending thence southward by 
sundry courses three thousand eight hundred feet, crossing the rail- 
road just east of where the Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania regiment fired 
the first musket in the battle, to the Chambersburg pike, about a fur- 
long from where Reynolds fell: Provided, nevertheless, That this 
cession is upon the express condition that the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania so far retains concurrent jurisdiction with the United 
States over said roads and parts of roads above described, as that all 
civil and criminal process issued under the authority of this Com- 
monwealth may be executed thereon in like manner as if this act had 
not been passed: Provided further, That all offenses against the 
criminal laws of Pennsylvania upon said roads or parts of roads shall 
remain, as before, cognizable in the Courts of this Commonwealth, 
but nothing herein contained shall in anywise interfere with the 
jurisdiction of the United States over any matter embraced in the 
act of Congress establishing said National Park, approved February 
eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, nor with any 
laws, rules or regulations which have been or may be adopted by the 
Government of the United States for the preservation and protection 
of its property and rights on said ceded roads and parts of roads, and 
proper maintainance of good order thereon." 

(Act approved June 20, 1895. Laws of Penna., 1895, p. 371.) 

See Appendix, page 464. 



316 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

GETTYSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 17 acres, and is situated at 
Gettysburg, in Adams County. The title is as follows : 

Deed from David Wills, President of Soldiers' National Cemetery, 
for the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pa., dated April 
18, 1872, conveying said 17 acres of land. Recorded in Book D D, 
folio 216, etc., of the deed records of Adams County. 

Cession of jurisdiction implied by an act of the State Legislature 
giving consent to the acquisition by the United States of said Ceme- 
tery property, approved April 14, 1868, which act provides as 
follows : 

" Whereas, By an act of the Thirty-ninth Congress of the United 
States, entitled 'An Act to establish and protect National Cemeteries,' 
approved February twenty-second, one thousand eight hundred and 
sixty-seven, Congress has adopted a uniform system for the manage- 
ment and care of all the soldiers' national cemeteries throughout the 
United States, and made provision for their maintainance : therefore, 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the board of commissioners 
having charge and care of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettys- 
burg, are hereby authorized and empowered to transfer all the right, 
title, interest and care of said Soldiers' National Cemetery, upon the 
completion of the same, to the government of the United States, the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby ceding and relinquishing to 
the United States all its title to the grounds and property of the said 
cemetery, vested in it for the States which participated 'in the estab- 
lishment of said National Cemetery; this cession being made upon 
the condition that the United States Government take upon itself the 
management and care of the said cemetery, and make provision for 
its maintainance. 

******* 

" SEC. 3. That the governor of this Commonwealth is hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to do all acts and execute all papers upon 
behalf of this Commonwealth, necessary to consummate the cession, 
and to cause a copy of this act to be forwarded to the governors of 
the several States who have appointed Commissioners, and also to the 
board of Commissioners having charge of The Soldiers' National 
Cemetery at Gettysburg, and to the President, the Senate and House 
of Representatives of the United States." 

******* 

(Act approved April 14, 1868.) 

LAFAYETTE CEMETERY. 

(Soldiers' lot.) 

This Lot is situated in The LaFayette Cemetery in the City of 
Philadelphia, and is known and designated as Lot No. 42, containing 
80 square feet of land. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Mary Sutherland, et al., to Burton Kollock; Assigned 
by Burton Kollock to the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon Com- 
mittee, and by the latter assigned to the United States, June 7, 1875, 
transferring above Lot. Recorded in Book F T W No. 231, page 
342, etc., of the deed records of the City and County of Philadelphia. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 



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LEBANON CEMETERY. 

(Soldiers' lot.) 

This reservation contains an area of about 4,480 square feet, and is 
situated in The Lebanon Cemetery of Philadelphia, in the City of 
Philadelphia. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Jacob C. White and wife, dated June 1, 1867, conveying 
56 Lots in Section D, of The Lebanon Cemetery of Philadelphia, 
numbered 195 to 202, inclusive; 211 to 218, inclusive; 227 to 234, 
inclusive; 243 to 250, inclusive; 259 to 266, inclusive; 275 to 282, 
inclusive; and 291 to 298, inclusive; containing about 4,480 square 
feet of land. Recorded in Book J T O No. 60, page 15, etc., of the 
deed records of the City and County of Philadelphia. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 



(Soldiers' lot.) 

This reservation embraces Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, in Division B, 
Section 14, of Mechanics' Cemetery, and is situated in what was for- 
merly Islington Park, in Penn Township, now City of Philadelphia. 
The title is as follows: 

Deed from The United American Mechanics and United Daughters 
of America Cemetery Association, dated October 16, 1874, conveying 
the above-described property, with right of way, etc. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

FORT MIFFLIN. 

This reservation is situated in the Delaware River, near League 
Island, within the corporate limits of the City of Philadelphia. It 
originally contained an area of about 317 acres; but it was reduced 
by the sale of 49.707 acres, August 29, 1899, to the International 
Navigation Company, under authority of Act of Congress of January 
6, 1893. By letters of the Secretary of War, dated July 31, 1895, 
June 21, 1898, September 29, 1899, and May 6, 1905, portions of the 
remaining lands were transferred to the Navy Department for use 
in connection with the Naval Magazine at that place leaving under 
control of the War Department the southerly portion of the reserva- 
tion, including Fort Mifflin. The title is as follows : 

1. Act of the State Legislature approved April 15, 1795, ceding to 
the United States an island in the Delaware River, called "Mud 
Island." 

2. Deed from the Philadelphia Board of Health, dated August 5, 
1808, conveying " The Lazaretto " lands on State Island containing 
6 acres 3 roods and 25 perches of land. Recorded in Book E F, 
No. 31, page -320, etc., of the deed records of the City and County of 
Philadelphia. (Sale authorized, without specifying to whom, by act 
of the State Legislature approved February 14, 1801.) 

3. Deed from John W. Ashmead and wife, dated March 23, 1851, 
conveying 98 acres and 11 perches of land. Recorded in Book 
(j W C, No. 91, page 491, etc., of same records. 



318 UNITED STATES MILITARY KESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Jurisdiction over Mud Island was ceded to the United States by an 
act of the State Legislature as cited above, which act is as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That all the right, title, property, 
and interest of this Commonwealth in and to the island commonly 
called Mud Island, situate in the River Delaware, together with all 
the improvements thereon erected, placed, or being, shall be, and 
hereby are, ceded to and vested in the United States of America, as 
fully, absolutely, and to the same extent, as this Commonwealth now 
holds and is entitled in and to the same : Provided Always, Neverthe- 
less, That if the said United States shall not accept the same within 
one year from the passing of this act, then, and in that case, the ces- 
sion hereby made shall be absolutely void, and of no effect: Provided 
further, That the State of Pennsylvania may at all times occupy the 
said island and fortifications, whenever the same shall not be pos- 
sessed by a military force under the United States : And provided fur- 
ther, That the jurisdiction of the State of Pennsylvania over the said 
island, in civil and criminal cases, be the same as before the passing 
of this act." (Act approved April 15, 1795.) 

Cessions of jurisdiction over portions of the reservation acquired 
subsequently to the cession of Mud Island have not been found. 

Revocable Licenses: License, November 5, 1880, to the Treasury 
Department to erect a set of range lights on the reservation. 

License, November 16, 1882, to the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph 
Company to land cable and erect poles on the reservation. 



(Soldiers' lot.) 

This reservation contains an area of about 9,040 square feet of land 
and is situated in Odd Fellows' Cemetery on north side of Islington 
Lane, in Penn Township, now City of Philadelphia. The title is as 
follows : 

Deed from the Odd Fellows' Cemetery Company of Philadelphia, 
dated April 27, 1868, conveying above property. Recorded in Book 
J T O No. 151, page 354, etc., of the deed records of the City and 
County of Philadelphia. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

PHILADELPHIA DEPOT OF THE QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT. 

This reservation contains an area of 8 acres 2 roods and 16 perches 
of land, and is situated in the City of Philadelphia. The name was 
changed from " Schuylkill Arsenal " to " Philadelphia Depot of the 
Quartermaster's Department " by G. O. No. 78, W. D., July 25, 1873. 
The title is as follows : 

Deed from Elizabeth Sober, et al., to Hon. James McHenry, in trust 
for the United States, dated July 6, 1799, conveying by description 
the above lands. Recorded in Book No. 77, page 516, etc., of the 
deed records for the City and County of Philadelphia. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the State 
Legislature approved June 13, 1840, which provides as follows : 

" SEC. 3. That the jurisdiction of the State of Pennsylvania is 
hereby ceded to the United States of America, for the purpose of 



PENNSYLVANIA. 319 

erecting and maintaining thereon, arsenals, magazines and other 
necessary buildings, over all those certain tracts, pieces, or parcels of 
land situate * * * in the County of Philadelphia * * *. 
And the description and boundaries of the last-mentioned of the fore- 
going tracts, as set forth in the deed executed by Elizabeth Sober et 
al. to James McHenry on the 6th day of July, 1799, being as follows, 
to wit: [Here describes tract near Schuylkill River, at Grays Ferry.] 
The evidences of the several purchases of the land which is hereby 
ceded being recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County of 
Philadelphia. 

" SEC. 4. The jurisdiction so ceded to the United States of Amer- 
ica, is granted upon the express condition, that the said State of 
Pennsylvania, shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United 
States, in and over the tracts of land aforesaid, so far as that civil 
process in all cases and such criminal process as may issue under the 
authority of the State of Pennsylvania, against any person or per- 
sons charged with the crimes committed, without the said tracts of 
land, may be executed therein, in the same way and manner, as if 
this jurisdiction had not been ceded. The United States are to retain 
such jurisdiction so long as said tracts of land shall be used for the 
purposes expressed in the foregoing sections and no longer. 

Easement: Right of way granted through this reservation to the 
Schuylkill River East Side Railroad Co. by Act of Congress, May 1, 
1886. Location approved May 21, 1886, and accepted by grantee, 
June 8, 1886. 

PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL CEMETERY. 

This reservation contains an area of 13 acres 1 rood and 11.7 
perches of land, and is situated at Germantown, within the corporate 
limits of the Citv of Philadelphia, being the west corner of Haines 
Street and Limekiln Turnpike Road in Twenty-second Ward of said 
City. The title is as follows : 

Deed from Henry G. Freeman and wife, dated January 26, 1885, 
conveying above tract. Recorded in Book G. G. P., No. 20, page 127, 
etc., of the deed records of the City and County of Philadelphia. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 



This reservation was formerly known as the "Allegheny Arsenal ; " 
but the arsenal was abolished May 1, 1901, and the name was changed 
to " Pittsburg Storage and Supply Depot " by G. O. No. 40, W. D., 
Feb. 24, 1906. It contains an area of about 33 acres, excluding the 
tract of about 5 acres which was transferred to the Treasury Depart- 
ment June 1, 1904, under Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1903, 
for a Marine Hospital Site. It is situated on the east side of the 
Allegheny River, in Pittsburg, in Allegheny County. The title is as 
follows : 

1. Deed from William B. Foster and wife, dated April 29, 1814, 
conveying 30 acres of land. Recorded in Book T, page , of the deed 
records of Allegheny County, at Pittsburg, May 2, 1814. 

2. Deed from Alba Fisk and wife, dated May 13, 1831, conveying 
6.46 acres. Recorded in Book P 2, Vol. 40, page 601, etc., of same 
records. 



320 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

3. Deed from Anthony Dravo and wife, dated June 8, 1833, con- 
veying 1 acre and 0.64 of a perch of land. Recorded in Book V 2, 
Vol. 45, page 136, of same records. 

4. Deed from William F. Hamilton, et al., dated November 26, 
1836, conveying right to water, etc. Recorded in Book C 3a, Vol 52, 
page 480, etc., of same records. 

5. Deed from Alba Fisk and wife, dated June 6, 1837, conveying 
6,886 square feet of land. Recorded in Book D 3, Vol. 53, page 400, 
etc., of same records. 

6. Deed from Philip Weisenberger, et al., Trustees, etc., dated 
April 19, 1867, conveying Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Borough of Law- 
renceville, containing about 10,000 square feet of land. Recorded in 
Deed Book, Vol. 218, page 396, of same records. 

Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by acts of the State 
Legislature passed March 19, 1816, and February 14, 1845, which acts 
provide as follows : 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the Legislature 
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is hereby granted to a pur- 
chase, which the United States have lately made from William B. 
Foster, of a certain tract of land situate on the Allegheny River, 
about two miles above Pittsburg, bounded as follows : [Here describes 
land as set out in the Foster deed, supra.] For a military station and 
establishment for the ordnance department: Provided, That nothing 
herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, so as to im- 
pede or prevent the execution of any process, civil or criminal, under 
the authority of this State." (Act approved March 19, 1816.) 

" SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the assent of the Legislature 
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is hereby granted to a pur- 
chase made by the United States of certain land from Alba Fisk and 
wife on the Thirteenth day of May, Eighteen hundred and thirty-one, 
and also to the purchase of certain other land from Anthony Dravo 
and wife on the Eighth day of June, Eighteen hundred and thirty- 
three, and also to the purchase of certain other land from Alba Fisk 
and wife on the Sixth day of June, Eighteen hundred and thirty- 
seven, all of which pieces of land are included within the boundaries 
of the United States Arsenal near Pittsburg and adjoining the piece 
described in the act to which this is an addition, and containing about 
Eight Acres, according to the boundaries described in the deeds of 
the purchase above mentioned and under like terms and conditions 
as are prescribed in the act to which this is an addition. 

" SEC. 2. That if at any time hereafter any further or additional 
quantity of land shall be purchased by the United States for the use 
of said arsenal, this act shall be construed to vest in the United States 
jurisdiction over the same to the same extent as it is vested by this 
act over the pieces above described." (Approved February 14, 1845.) 

Easements: Act of Congress, approved February 14, 1853, granted 
a right of way across the reservation to the Allegheny Valley Rail- 
road Company. Act of June 23, 1874, provided for the extension of 
a line between the existing line and the Allegheny River. Act of 
February 28, 1900, granted additional right of way and provided for 
a siding within the reservation. 

The reservation is bisected by a public paved street called Butler 
street, upon which is located a street-car track. 



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Revocable licenses: License, November 19, 1885, to the Philadel- 
phia Company to lay a 24-inch pipe through the reservation. 

License, June 27, 1887, to the Chartiers Valley Gas Company to 
lay a 24-inch pipe through the reservation. 

License, March 30, 1901, to the city of Pittsburg to lay a water 
main through the reservation. 

License, August 9, 1904, to the Pittsburg Natural Gas Company to 
lay a 16-inch gas line through the reservation. 

License, September 7, 1904, to The Philadelphia Company to main- 
tain a line of poles upon the reservation, heretofore placed and main- 
tained under permission of the post commander. 

Licenses to the Interior Department, dated June 13, July 9, August 
15, October 12, 1908, and February 8, 1909, authorizing the occupancy 
of certain buildings, and the erection of new ones and certain testing 
machines by the Geological Survey in connection with the investiga- 
tion relative to prevention of mine disasters, etc. 

Lease: February 6, 1907, for five years, of portion to city of Pitts- 
burg for park purposes. 

PKESQUE ISLE. 

This reservation contains an area of about 2,024 acres, and is a 
peninsula lying to the northward of and inclosing the bay of Presque 
Isle, commanding the entrance to the harbor of Erie, in Erie County. 
The title is as follows : 

Deed from " The Marine Hospital of Pennsylvania," dated May 
25, 1871, conveying the above 2,024 acres of land. Recorded in Book 
No. 40, page 634, etc., of the deed records of Erie County. 

Consent to the purchase of said land by and jurisdiction ceded to 
the United States by acts of the State Legislature approved April 
18, 1795, and May 11, 1871, which acts provide as follows: 

" SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, etc., That the said Commis- 
sioners shall also survey or cause to be surveyed, previously to and 
exclusively of the survey of the said town lots and outlets, one lot 
of sixty acres on the southern side of the harbor of Presque Isle one 
moiety thereof upon the bank, and the other moiety below the bank 
comprehending the point at the entrance of the harbor, one lot of 
thirty acres on the peninsula, at or near the entrance of the harbor, 
and one other lot on the peninsula, to contain one hundred acres, for 
the accommodation and use of the United States, in erecting and 
maintaining forts, magazines, arsenals and dockyards thereon, and 
in such other improvements as the United States may judge proper to 
make for their advantage and convenience; and the situations and 
forms of the said three lots shall be chosen and fixed with a special 
reference to the uses aforesaid by the said Commissioners, and the 
engineer who shall be employed by the United States, if any such 
shall be appointed and shall attend for that purpose; and the said 
Commissioners shall with all convenient despatch, return and file in 
the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, a draft of the loca- 
tion and survey of the said three last-mentioned lots, and the said 
draft being approved by the Governor, and recorded by the Secre- 
tary, shall be deposited in the office of the Surveyor-General, and it 
shall be lawful for the United States at any time thereafter to take 

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322 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

possession of and occupy the said three last-mentioned lots, and 
thereon to erect, establish and maintain all necessary forts, maga- 
zines, arsenals and dockyards, and to make such other improvements 
thereon, as they may judge proper, and the same to continue to pos- 
sess, occupy and hold so long as they shall deem it expedient to main- 
tain and shall actually maintain a fort, garrison or other military 
establishment at or near Presque Isle and no longer: Provided, 
Always, That if the Mill seats on the creek running near the ruins 
of the old French fort should fall within the cessions hereby made to 
the United States, the same shall nevertheless be, and hereby are, 
reserved for the use of this State with the right of erecting mills 
thereon, but no buildings, mills excepted, shall be erected within six 
hundred yards of the centre of any fort which shall be erected by 
the United States, on either of the lots ceded to them as aforesaid: 
Provided also, That it shall be lawful to lay out and open convenient 
roads through such parts of the said three lots as the reasonable ac- 
commodation of the State or its citizens may require without injury 
to the United States, with respect to the object of the cession; and it 
is the express intent and meaning of this act, that nothing herein con- 
tained shall be deemed, construed, or in any wise taken to cede and 
transfer unto the United States the jurisdiction or right of soil in 
and to the said three last-mentioned lots, but only the occupancy and 
use thereof for the purposes aforesaid." (Act approved April 18, 
1795.) 

"SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the sum of thirty thousand 
dollars is hereby appropriated to the Marine Hospital at Erie, for the 
purpose of fitting the building for the reception of patients and pay- 
ing the debt of the corporation, but only on the condition that the said 
Marine Hospital Corporation shall reconvey to the State of Pennsyl- 
vania, by good and sufficient deeds, to be approved by the Attorney- 
General, all lands in any granted to said Marine Hospital by its act of 
incorporation, approved March twenty-second, Anno Domini, one 
thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and the buildings now 
thereon,' with the appurtenances, to be held by the State for the uses 
and purposes defined in said act incorporating the Marine Hospital 
at Erie, and on the further condition that said Marine Hospital Cor- 
poration shall convey to the United States of America all title it may 
have to the Peninsula of Presque Isle, obtained from the State of 
Pennsylvania by act of February fourth, Anno Domini, one thousand 
eight hundred and sixty-nine, entitled 'A supplement to an act incor- 
porating the Marine Hospital at Erie,' to be held by said United 
States as near as ma}^ be, in its present condition, and only for the 
purposes of national defence and for the protection of the harbor of 
Erie, but in all other respects to be subject to the civil and criminal 
jurisdiction of the State of Pennsylvania; and the consent of the 
State of Pennsylvania is hereby given to such transfer of title, only 
for the purposes and under the limitations hereinbefore mentioned." 
* * * (Act approved May 11, 1871.) 

The deed from " The Marine Hospital of Pennsylvania " was ac- 
cepted under the following Act of Congress : 

"Be it enacted, etc., That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, 
authorized and empowered to receive and accept from 'The Marine 
Hospital of Pennsylvania,' a corporation duly incorporated by the 



PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. 323 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the title to a piece or parcel of land, 
being the peninsula lying to the northward of and inclosing the bay 
of Presque Isle, and containing two thousand and twenty-four acres, 
more or less, to be held by the Government of the United States for 
the protection of the harbor of Erie: Provided, That the deed con- 
veying the same shall not be received or accepted until the title to the 
same is complete and indefeasible, nor unless the acceptance thereof 
shall be recommended by a board of officers of the corps of engineers 
appointed by the President." (Approved May 27, 1872. 17 Stat. 
L., 162.) 

Easement: Act of Congress, approved February 23, 1893, author- 
ized the Commissioner of Water Works of the city of Erie to extend 
the intake pipe across the Bay of Presque Isle to the peninsula, and 
thence across the lands of the United States into Lake Erie. 

Revocable .lease, July 8, 1905, for five years, of one acre to Erie 
Yacht Club of Erie, Pennsylvania, to be used for storing yachts. 

PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY. 

(Soldiers' Lot.) 

This reservation is known as Lot No. 689, Section A, in Prospect 
Hill Cemetery. It is situated about one-fourth of a mile north of the 
borough of York, on the west side of the Harrisburg Turnpike road, 
in York County. 

The title is evidenced by a certificate issued under the seal of the 
Trustees of the Prospect Hill Cemetery, signed by William A. Wilt, 
President, and W. Butzel, Secretary, a copy of which is on file in the 
office of the Judge-Advocate-General at Washington, D. C. 

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. 

BATAN ISLAND. 

This reservation contains an area of about 25 square miles, and is 
situated on Batan Island, which lies off the coast of Luzon, at longi- 
tude 124 east, and between 13 10' and 13 20' north latitude. 

It was reserved from the public lands by Executive Order, dated 
March 10, 1906, made pursuant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress, 
approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691). (G. O. No. 60, War Dept., 
March 23, 1906.) 

By Executive Order of August 14, 1908 (G. O. 142, W. D., Sep- 
tember 1, 1908), all submerged areas, reefs, and rocks within 1,000 
yards of the shore and fronting this reservation, were added thereto. 

By Executive Order of July 1, 1909 (G. O. 145, W. D., July 16, 
1909), Mango Island and Nagtagan Islands, lying in Cacraray Pass 
between Batan and Cacraray Islands, were added to the military res- 
ervations on Batan and Cacraray Islands. 

BILIRAN ISLAND. 

This reservation contains an area of 6,632.3 hectares, more or less, 
and is situated on the Island of Biliran, Philippine Islands. Pur- 




324 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

suant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress of July 1, 1902 (32 Stat, 
L., 691), it was reserved, subject to private rights, by Executive Or- 
der of May 13, 1908. (G. O. 92, W. D., May 26, 1908.) 



BONGAO. 

This reservation comprises all the public lands on the entire island 
of Bongao, situated in the western part of the Tawi-Tawi group. 
Pursuant to Section 12, of Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902, 
(32 Statutes at Large, 691), it was reserved for military purposes, 
subject to private rights, by Executive Order, dated September 1, 
1903. (G. O. No. 34, War Dept, Oct. 13, 1903.) 

CACRARAY. 

This reservation contains an area of about 550 acres (about 222.58 
hectares), and is situated in the Island of Cacraray, Allmy Province. 

It was reserved from the public lands, pursuant to Section 12 of 
the Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), by 
Executive Order, dated March 10, 1906. (G. O. No. 60, War Dept., 
March 23, 1906.) 

By Executive Order of August 14, 1908 (G. O. 142, W. D., Sep- 
tember 1, 1908), all submerged areas, reefs, and rocks within 1,000 
yards of the shore and fronting this reservation, were added thereto. 

For Mango and Nagtagan Islands, see Batan. 

CAMP BUMPUS. 

This reservation is situated at Tacloban, island of Leyte. Pur- 
suant to Section 12, of Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902, (32 
Statutes at Large, 691), it was reserved for military purposes, sub- 
ject to private rights, by Executive Order, dated September 1, 1903. 
(G. O. No. 34, War Dept., Oct. 13, 1903.) 

This reservation is nearly covered by private claims. 

CAMP CONNELL. 

This reservation contains an area of 316.75 acres (about 128.19 
hectares), with metes and bounds as announced in G. O. 201, W. D., 
September 27, 1907. It is situated near Calbayog, Island of Samar. 
Pursuant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved July 1, 
1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), it was reserved for military purposes, sub- 
ject to private rights, by Executive Order, dated September 1, 1903. 
(G. O. 34, W. D., Oct. 13, 1903.) 

CAMP DOWNES. 

This reservation contains an approximate area of 119.8 acres (about 
48.48 hectares), with metes and bounds as described in G. O. 93, 
W. D., April 18, 1907. It is situated at Ormoc, Island of Leyte. 
Pursuant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 



PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. 325 

(32 Stat. L., 691), it was reserved for military purposes, subject to 
private rights, by Executive Order dated September 1, 1903. (G. O. 
93, W. D., April 18, 1907.) 

Transfer Certificates of title, numbers 10 and 11, covering about 
19.736 hectares (48.77 acres), comprised within the area reserved, and 
acquired from Pablo Tan. Original certificates on file in the Office 
of the Kegistrar of Titles, Tacloban, Leyte, P. I. 

CAMP ELDRIDGE. 

This reservation is situated at Los Banos, Province of Laguna, 
Island of Luzon. Pursuant to Section 12, of Act of Congress, ap- 
proved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), a tract of 68.35 acres was re- 
served for military purposes, subject to private rights, by Executive 
Order, dated September 1, 1903. (G. O. No. 34, War Dept, Oct. 13, 
1903.) 

Private tracts within the reservation have been acquired as follows : 

Transfer certificate No. 7, dated July 3, 1908, covering the purchase 
of 3,074.95 square meters, from W. H. Steinman. 

Transfer certificate No. 9, dated July 27, 1908, covering the pur- 
chase of 11,410 square meters from Don. Nicacio Villegas. 

By Executive Order, dated December 6, 1904 (G. O. No. 188, War 
Dept., December 14, 1904), the former order was modified so as to 
reserve, subject to the rights specified therein, a large additional 
tract of public land. Area not given. 

CAMP GREGG. 

This reservation contains an area of 791.27 acres (about 320.22 
hectares), and is situated at Bayambang, Province of Pangasinan, 
Island of Luzon. Pursuant to Section 12 of Act of Congress, ap- 
proved July 1, 1902 (32 Statutes at Large, 691), it was reserved for 
military purposes, subject to private rights, by Executive Order, 
dated September 1, 1903. (G. O. No. 34, War Dept., Oct. 13, 1903.) 

CAMP JOHN HAY. 

This reservation contains an area of about 1,433 acres (about 
579.92 hectares), and is situated at Baguio, Province of Benguet, 
Island of Luzon. Pursuant to Section 12, of Act of Congress, ap- 
proved July 1, 1902 (32 Statutes at Large, 691), a tract of 535.63 
acres w T as reserved for military purposes, subject to private rights, 
by Executive Order, dated October 11, 1903. (G. O. No. 48, War 
Dept., Nov. 3, 1903.) By Executive Order of January 23, 1907, the 
reservation was enlarged to include the present area. (G. O. No. 22, 
War Dept., January 30, 1907.) 

CAMP JOSSMAN. 

This reservation comprises three tracts near the town of Buena 
Vista, island of Guimaras, aggregating 1,846.9213 hectares, with 
metes and bounds as given in G. O. No. 240, W. D., December 2, 1909. 



326 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Pursuant to Section 12 of Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 
(32 Statutes at Large, 691), it was reserved for military purposes, 
subject to private rights, by Executive Orders, dated September 1, 
1903 (G. O. No. 34, War Dept, Oct. 13, 1903), and November 22, 
1909 (G. O. No. 240, W. D., December 2, 1909). 

CAMP KEITHLEY. 

This reservation, formerly called " Camp Marahui," is situated on 
the Island of Mindanao, and contains approximately 17,076 acres 
(about 6,910.45 hectares), with metes and bounds as given in G. O. 
205, W. D., October 3, 1907. 

Pursuant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved July 1, 
1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), a tract of about 2,388 acres was reserved, 
subject to private rights, by Executive Order, dated January 19, 
1905 (G. O. 12, W. D., January 28, 1905) ; and by Executive Order, 
dated September 26, 1907 (G. O. 205, W. D., October 3, 1907), the 
reservation was modified so as to reserve, subject to private rights, 
all lands within the present limits. 

CAMP McGRATH. 

This reservation contains an area of 175 acres (about 70.82 hec- 
tares) , in Batangas Province, Island of Luzon. Pursuant to Section 
12 of Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 (32 Statutes at Large, 
691), it was reserved for military purposes, subject to private rights, 
by Executive Order, dated September 1, 1903. (G. O. No. 34, W. 
Dept., Oct. 13, 1903.) 

CAMP OVERTON. 

This reservation is situated at Nonucan, about 3 miles west of 
Iligan, Province of Misamis, Island of Mindanao. By Executive 
Order, dated July 11, 1903 (G. O. 112, A. G. O., July 31, 1903), a 
tract of land was reserved, subject to private rights; and by Execu- 
tive Order of December 1, 1908 (G. O. 200, W. D., December 10, 
1908), the reservation was enlarged by the addition thereto of land 
for a target range. The metes and bounds are given in the last- 
mentioned order. 

CAMP STOTSENBERG. 

This reservation contains an area of 61,110 hectares (about 151,005.5 
acres), and is situated near Angeles, Province of Pampanga, Island 
of Luzon. Pursuant to Section 12 of Act of Congress, approved July 
1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), a tract of 3,103.47 hectares (about 7,668.8 
acres) was reserved for military purposes, subject to private rights, 
by Executive Order dated September 1, 1903 (G. O. 34, W. D., 
October 13, 1903). The reservation was enlarged by Executive Order 
of April 30, 1908 (G. O. 88, W. D., May 18, 1908), by the reservation, 
subject to private rights, of an additional tract comprising, exclusive 
of excepted parcels, an area of 58,006.5 hectares (about 143,336.7 
acres) . 

CAMP WALLACE. 

This reservation contains an area of 481 acres (about 194.65 hec- 
tares), and is situated near San Fernando, Province of Union, Island 



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of Luzon. Pursuant to Section 12, of Act of Congress, approved 
July 1, 1902 (32 Statutes at Large, 691), it was reserved for military 
purposes, subject to private rights, by Executive Order, dated Sep- 
tember 1, 1903. (G. O. No. 34, War Dept., Oct. 13, 1903.) 



CAMP WILHELM. 

This reservation comprises an area of 153.33 acres (about 62.05 
hectares), and is situated at Lucena, Province of Tayabas, Island of 
Luzon. Pursuant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved 
July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), it was reserved for military purposes, 
subject to private rights, by Executive Order, dated September 1, 
1903 (G. O. 34, W. D., October 13, 1903). 

The entire reservation is understood to be private property, and is 
under lease to the War Department, renewable annually. 

DARAGA. 

This reservation, composed of two parts: (1) the Main Reserva- 
tion, containing an area of 308.508 acres, more or less; and (2) a 
detached portion, containing an area of 10.314 acres, more or less 
(total area, approximately 318.822 acres or 129.02 hectares), is sit- 
uated near Daraga, Albay Province. 

Pursuant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress^ approved July 1, 
1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), it was reserved from the public lands by 
Executive Order, dated November 10, 1904. (G. O. No. 177, War 
Dept., November 21, 1904.) 

FORT DRUM. (See Manila Bay.) 

FORT FRANK. (See Manila Bay.) 

JOLO. 

These reservations contain an aggregate area of about 426.5 acres 
(about 172.60 hectares), and are situated at Jolo, island of Jolo. 
They were made by the following orders, viz : 

1. Executive Order of November 10, 1904 (G. O. No. 177, War 
Dept., November 21, 1904) : 

a. Main reservation, containing 339.7 acres, and 

b. Fort Asturias (Princesa de Asturias), containing 58.42 acres. 

2. Executive Order of May 17, 1905 (G. O. No. 76, War Dept., 
May 25, 1905) : 

a. Tract "A", addition to main reservation, containing about 15.8 
acres ; 

b. Tract " B ", same, containing about 5.25 acres ; 

c. Tract " C ", containing about 5.68 acres ; 

d. Tract "D" (Post Hospital) ; area 26,715 square feet; 

e. Tract " E " (Officers' Club Building) ; area 18,972 sq. ft. 

f. Tract "F" (Ice Plant) ; area 7,941.24 square feet; 

g. Tract "G" (Quartermaster Shop and Blacksmith Shop) ; area 
3,888.9 square feet ; 

h. Tract "H" (Boat House) ; area 4,044.3 square feet; 
i. Tract "I" (Blockhouse) ; area 6,289.84 square feet. 



328 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

The following tracts in the municipality of Jolo were acquired 
as addition to the reservation : 

1. A parcel of 432.91 square hectares, under Transfer Certificate 
No. 19, dated December 13, 1906, Office of Register of Moro Province ; 
purchased from Leopoldo Canizares Tiana. 

2. A parcel of 344.95 square meters, with buildings thereon, under 
Transfer Certificate No. 24, dated January 29, 1909, Office of Register 
of Moro Province; acquired from same person. 

Certain tracts situated within the limits of the lands reserved for 
military purposes were acquired from private claimants, as follows: 

1. A tract of about 15 acres (7.8132 hectares), under Transfer Cer- 
tificate No. 21, dated January 10, 1907; purchased from Eduardo 
Schuck. 

2. A tract of about 4.901 hectares, situated within the limits of 
Fort Asturias, supra, by Transfer Certificate No. 23, dated January 
14, 1907; purchased from Clara Atilana Asing, widow, and as 
guardian. 

FORT HUGHES. (/See Manila Bay.) 

MALABANG. 

This reservation is situated at Malabang, Province of Cotabato, on 
Illana Bay, Island of Mindanao. It was reserved for military pur- 
poses from the public domain by Executive Order, dated May 29, 
1903 (G. O. No. 86, Headquarters of the Army, A. G. O., June 19, 
1903), and contained an area of about 2800 acres. The description of 
the said reservation was amended by Order of December 22, 1904 
(G. O. No. 193, War Dept., December 22, 1904) ; and by Executive 
Order of July 21, 1906 (G. O. No. 138, War Dept., July 30, 1906), 
was modified so as to exclude certain premises for the municipality 
of Malabang. Area of the premises so excluded not given. 

MANILA. 

The following reservations at the city of Manila, Luzon, were made 
by Executive Order, dated May 17, 1905 (G. O. No. 77, War Dept., 
May 27, 1905), pursuant to the provisions of Section 12 of Act of 
Congress, approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691) : 

1. The Cuartel Meisic, in three parcels, as follows : 

a. Parcel 1 ; area about 5.935 acres. 

b. Parcel 2 ; area about 0.337 acre. 

c. Parcel 3; area about 0.885 acre; 

2. The Estado Mayor ; area about 2.565 acres. 

3. Malate Barracks (Cuartel Malate) ; two parcels: 

a. Parcel "A"; area about 3.126 acres; 

b. Parcel " B " ; area about 4.197 acres. Modified by Executive 

Order of November 2, 1908 (G. O. 181, W. D., November 16, 
1908) so as to include 19,387.19 square meters. 

4. Fort Santiago (including the lands reserved for an ordnance 
depot by Executive Order of June 29, 1904 (G. O. No. 125, War 
Dept,, July 20, 1904), comprising an area of 11.696 acres. 



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5. By Executive Order, dated August 29, 1905 (G. O. No. 184, War 
Dept., November 2, 1905), certain parcels of reclaimed harbor land at 
the city of Manila, Luzon, were reserved for military purposes, pur- 
suant to section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 (32 
Stat. L., 691), as follows: 

Parcel " D ", 

Parcels "A" and " C " and included strip of land ; 

Parcel " B " and adjacent tracts. Areas not given. 

MANILA BAY. 

These reservations consist of (1) the Mariveles reservation on the 
north side of the entrance to Manila Bay; (2) the Calumpan Point 
reservation on the south side of said entrance; and (3) a number of 
islands and detached rocks lying between the tw r o. Being a part of 
the public domain, they were set apart and reserved for military pur- 
poses by Executive Order, dated April 11, 1902 (G. O. No. 38, Head- 
quarters of the Army, A. G. O., April 17, 1902). The areas orig- 
inallv reserved (aggregating about 180 square miles) were reduced 
by Executive Order of March 14, 1904 (G. O. No. 56, War Dept., 
March 25, 1904), so as to reserve under Section 12 of the Act of Con- 
gress, approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), the following lands: 

1. Mariveles Reservation; area 6,173 acres, more or less. 

(By Executive Order of June 7, 1907 (G. O. 135, W. D., June 
18, 1907), this reservation was modified so as to exclude 
therefrom a small parcel claimed by the Manila Navigation 
Company.) 

2. Calumpan Point Reservation; area 5,260 acres, more or less; 

3. The Islands of- 

Corregidor (Fort Mills}, area 1,734.74 acres; 
(A tract of land within this reservation, having an area of 
14,154 square meters, was purchased from Felicinao Basa 
and wife, and is covered by Transfer Certificate No. 6, dated 
August 28, 1907). 

Pulo Caballo (Fort Hughes}, area 75.45 acres; 
Carabao (Fort Frank}, area 44.5 acres; 
La Monja, area 1.6 acres; 
El Fraile (Fort Drum}, area 0.80 acre; 

Sta. Amalia (off northwest coast of Corregidor) 0.47 acre, and 
Rock (off southeast point of Corregidor and north of Pulo 

Caballo) 0.475 acre. 

A survey having been made of the Mariveles reservation, its area 
(as given above) together with a description by metes and bounds; 
and the area of the islands composing reservation No. 3, supra, as 
indicated, were published in G. O. No. 147, War Dept., September 8, 
1904. 

FORT MILLS. (See Manila Bay.) 
f 

PARANG. 

This reservation contains an area of about 2,572.2 hectares, or 6,356 
acres; with metes and bounds as given in G. O. 68, W. D., April 10, 
1909. Pursuant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved 



330 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), an area of about 1,159 acres was re- 
served for military purposes by Executive Order, dated February 
15, 1904 (G. O. 43, W. D., March 4, 1904). The reservation was 
enlarged to the present area, subject to private rights, by Executive 
Order of March 30, 1909 (G. O. 68, W. D., April 10, 1909). 

Transfer Certificate of title, No. 18, dated June 13, 1907, covering 
about 1,600 square meters, acquired from Eugenio Gepte. Original 
certificate on file in the Office of the Registrar of Titles, Moro Prov- 
ince, P. I. 



PASAY. 



This reservation, having an area of about 96.643 acres, is situated 
at Pasay, Rizal Province, Luzon. 

It was reserved for military purposes, subject to private rights, 
from the public lands by Executive Order, dated June 20, 1904, pur- 
suant to the provisions of Section 12 of Act of Congress, approved 
July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691). (G. O. No. 116, War Dept., June 27, 
1904.) 

FORT SAN PEDRO. 

This reservation is situated near Iloilo, Island of Panay. Pursuant 
to Section 12, Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 
691), it was reserved for military purposes, subject to private rights, 
by Executive Order, dated October 11, 1903 (G. O. No. 43, War 
Department, October 27, 1903) ; modified by Executive Order of 
September 18, 1905 (G. O. No. 161, War Dept., September 30, 1905), 
and further modified, so as to exclude therefrom the parcel of land 
reserved for light-house purposes by order of the Civil Governor of 
the Philippine Islands, dated July 28, 1903 (Executive Order, No. 
60, Manila, July 28, 1903), and erroneously included therein, by Ex- 
ecutive Order of .October 3, 1906 (G. O. No. 173, War Dept., October 
12, 1906). 

The following lands within the reservation were acquired from 
private parties : 

1. A tract of 6400 square meters, under Transfer Certificate No. 45, 
Office of the Register, Province of Iloilo, on the northeast side of 
Calle Rosario. 

2. A tract of 6480 square meters, under Transfer Certificate No. 46, 
Office of the Register, Province of Iloilo, on the southwest side of 
Calle Rosario. 

3. Transfer certificate No. 49, dated January 4, 1908, covering 
three parcels, together comprising one tract, containing 1,085.70 
square meters; situated at the southeast corner of Duran and Rosario 
streets. 

SIASSI. 

This site consists of a military reservation, a right of way for a pipe 
line, 100 feet wide and 9,811 feet long, and a reservation for a water- 
shed. It is situated at Siassi, Island of Siassi, one of the Tapul 
Group. A part of the public domain, it was set apart for military 
purposes by Executive Order, dated September 22, 1903. (G. O. 
No. 31, War Dept., Oct. 9, 1903.) 




PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. 331 

SUBIG BAY. 

By Executive Order, dated May 1, 1905 (G. O. No. 73, War Dept., 
May 19, 1905), pursuant to Section 12 of Act of Congress, approved 
July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), the following reservations for mili- 
tary purposes, subject to private rights, were made from the public 
lands in the Island of Luzon : 

1. Reservation on the east side of the entrance to Subig Bay, in the 
Province of Bataan; area 7,593.057 acres; 

2. Reservation on the west side of the entrance to Subig Bay, in the 
Province of Zambales ; area 8,754.66 acres ; 

3. Grande Island (Fort Wint) , at the entrance to Subig Bay, and 
lying between the two preceding reservations ; area about 95 acres. 

The military reservation at Grande Island was enlarged by Execu- 
tive Order of March 30, 1907 (G. O. 81, W. D., April 9, 1907), so as 
to include outlying rocks, shoals, and islands within one mile of the 
low T -water line. 

WARWICK BARRACKS. 

This reservation comprises two tracts at Cebu, Island of Cebu, 
embracing the fort at that place, and the Cuartel de Infanteria and 
the corral, with metes and bounds as announced in G. O. 160, W. D., 
August 2, 1909. 

Pursuant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved July 1, 

1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), it was reserved for military purposes, subject 
to private rights, by Executive Order, dated September 1, 1903 (G. O. 
34, W. D., October 13, 1903). 

Under orders of the Navy Department, dated April 24, 1905, and 
May 3, 1905, the custody and control of the naval reservation at 
Cebu, Island of Cebu, declared by Executive Order, dated June 19, 

1903 (G. O. No. 132, Navy Department, June 24, 1903), was, on July 
5, 1905, formally transferred to the War Department for military 
purposes (excepting the present site of the Navy coal pile). Land, 
so acquired, announced as an addition to the fort reservation by 
G. O. No. 157, War Dept., Sept. 22, 1905. 

FORT WILLIAM McKINLEY. 

This reservation contains an area of 3255.47 hectares, or 8044.77 
acres ; and is situated southeast of the City of Manila, near the town 
of Guadaloupe, in the Province of Rizal. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from Jose Clavet to the United States, dated August 5, 
1902, conveying 728.72 hectares, or 1801.07 acres. The original deed 
is numbered 4'o of the protocol of the public instruments, in Notary's 
Office of Enrique Barrera y Caldes, a Notary Public of the city of 
Manila, for the year 1902. 

2. Quitclaim deed, 1902, from Juana Maysilang, et al. (164 signa- 
tures) , to premises covered by Clavet conveyance, supra. 

3. A tract of land, formerly known as the " Hacienda of Nari- 
caban," composed of 4 parcels, aggregating 2526.75 hectares, or 
6243.7 acres, was purchased in 1906 from Da. Dolores Pascual Casal 

Ochoa, and is covered by Transfer Certificate, No. 192, dated Octo- 
er 1, 1906, Office of Registrar, Province of Rizal. 



332 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

Revocable Licenses: License, dated December 5, 1906, to Chas. M. 
Swift for electric railwa}^ across. 

License, December 29, 1909, to International Committee of Young 
Men's Christian Associations to maintain a building (already erected). 

FORT WINT. (See Subig Bay.) 

ZAMBOANGA. 

This reservation, containing an area of 131.3 acres, is situated at 
Zamboanga, Mindanao. 

It was reserved for military purposes, subject to private rights, 
pursuant to Section 12 of Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 
(32 Stat. L., G91), by Executive Order of June 20, 1904 (G. O. No. 
116, War Dept., June 27, 1904) ; and modified by Executive Order, 
dated May IT, 1905 (G. O. No. 76, War Dept., May 25, 1905.) 

1. Transfer Certificate No. 22, dated June 4, 1907, covers a parcel 
containing 1225.58 square meters within the reservation ; acquired by 
deed of Vincente Apilano, as administrator. Office of Registrar, 
Moro Province. 

2. Transfer Certificate No. 20, dated June 7, 1904, covers a parcel 
containing 594.01 square meters ; acquired from the Army and Navy 
Club. Office of Registrar, Moro Province. 

ZAMBOANGA TARGET RANGE. 

This reservation, contains an area of 37.85 hectares, and is situated 
at the western or furthermost end of the " Mesa," near Zamboanga, 
Mindanao. 

It was reserved, for the purposes of a target range for the post of 
Zamboanga, by Executive Order of November 14, 1905, pursuant to 
Section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. 
L., 691). (G. O. No. 196, War Dept., November 21, 1905.) 

PORTO RICO. 

AN ACT authorizing the Governor of Porto Rico to convey certain lands to the 
United States for naval, military and other public purposes. 

""Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of Porto Rico: 
" SECTION 1. T na f tne Governor of Porto Rico be and he is hereby 
authorized in his discretion and in the name of the People of Porto 
Rico to convey to the United States for naval, military or other public 
purposes all the right title and interest of the People of Porto Rico or 
of any municipality, thereof in and to all public lands in the Island of 
Culebra, together with the shores thereof and any public buildings 
thereon, or in and to so much thereof as may now or hereafter be 
desired by the United States for such purposes, and in and to any and 
all roads, streets or highways or other public property in said Island 
of Culebra belonging to the People of Porto Rico or to any munici- 
pality thereof ; together with all rights, easements, benefits and privi- 
leges thereunto appertaining. 

" SEC. 2. That the Governor of Porto Rico be and he is hereby 
authorized in his discretion and in the name of the People of Porto 



PORTO EICO. 333 

Kico to convey to the United States for naval, military, or other pub- 
lic purposes all the right, title and interest of the People of Porto 
Kico or of the municipality of San Juan, in and to any or all public 
lands in the Punt-ilia in the harbor of San Juan, together with the 
shores thereof and any public buildings thereon, or in and to so much 
thereof as may now or hereafter be desired by the United States for 
such purposes, and in and to any streets or highways or other public 
property therein belonging to the People of Porto Kico or to the said 
municipality; together with all rights, easements, benefits and privi- 
leges thereunto appertaining. 

u SEC. 3. That the United States or any officer or agent thereof or 
any contractor in charge on behalf of the United States of the dredg- 
ing of the harbor of San Juan is hereby authorized at any time here- 
after and until other provision shall have been made by the Legisla- 
tive Assembly to use any island in the harbor of San Juan belonging 
to the People of Porto Rico as a place of deposit for the dredgings 
and soil removed from said harbor or any portion of the shores of 
said harbor or any portion of the lands adjacent thereto belonging to 
the People of Porto Kico which in the judgment of the Governor, 
may properly be used as such place of deposit. And in carrying out 
any such plan of improvement of said harbor the United States or 
any such officer, agent or contractor is hereby authorized to alter the 
boundary lines of any portion of the shores of said harbor or of any 
such island or to diminish or increase the area of any such island as 
may be required by such plans; Provided, that all lands reclaimed by 
making any such deposit of dredgings and soil from the harbor shall 
belong to the People of Porto Rico. 

" SEC. 4. That the Governor of Porto Kico be and he is hereby 
authorized in the name of the People of Porto Rico to release any 
interest or claim that the People of Porto Kico may now have or may 
hereafter acquire in and upon any lands or buildings belonging to 
the United States in the Island of Porto Rico which may be reserved 
by the President of the United States for public uses under and by 
virtue of the power vested in him under the terms of an act of the 
Congress of the United States entitled 'An Act authorizing the 
President to reserve public lands and buildings in the Island of 
Porto Rico for public uses and granting other public lands and build- 
ings to the government of Porto Rico, and for other purposes,'* 
approved July 1, 1902. 

" SEC. 5. That consent be and is hereby given to the United States 
to acquire for naval, military or other public purposes, by purchase 
or condemnation any lands within the island of Porto Rico, and when 
so acquired and possession thereof shall have been taken by the 
United States, all jurisdiction over such lands by the People of 
Porto Rico shall cease and determine ; Provided, however, that upon 
the subsequent alienation by the United States of any land so acquired 
the People of Porto Rico shall again have jurisdiction thereover. 

" SEC. 6. That exclusive jurisdiction be and is hereby ceded to the 
United States over any and all lands that may hereafter be acquired 
by it in the island of Porto Rico by purchase or condemnation; and 
over any and all lands and the shores thereof, including streets and 
other public highways, conveyed to it by the Governor of Porto Rico 
under the provisions hereof; and over any and all lands in which any 
interest or claim of the People of Porto Rico may hereafter be re- 



334 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

leased to the United States by the Governor of Porto Rico as pro- 
vided herein ; Provided however, that in and over any lands acquired 
by, or conveyed under the terms hereof to the United States, in the 
Island of Culebra, the People of Porto Rico shall retain a concurrent 
jurisdiction with the United States over offenses committed within 
the limits of the lands so conveyed, such jurisdiction however to be 
exercised only upon the complaint of the officer of the navy or other 
officer of the United States in charge thereof. 

" SEC. 7. The Governor of Porto Rico, in his discretion is hereby 
authorized now or at any time hereafter to revoke or modify any 
license heretofore or hereafter issued for the sale of liquors or other 
intoxicating or spirituous beverages, or to revoke or modify any 
license heretofore or hereafter issued for the sale of merchandise of 
an objectionable nature at or near any naval or military station or 
post now existing or that hereafter may be established in Porto Rico. 
And he is further authorized to revoke any license heretofore issued 
or that hereafter may be issued for the sale of such liquors and bever- 
ages or of such merchandise within the limits of any lands conveyed 
hereunder to, or acquired by, the United States. 

" SEC. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its approval." 
Approved, February IGth, 1903. (Laws of Porto Rico, 1903, page 
110.) 

AIBONITO. 

This reservation is situated just east of the town of Aibonito where 
the barracks stand, and was reserved by Executive Order of June 30, 
1903 (G. O. No. 97, A. G. O., July 7, 1903), under Act of Congress, 
approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 731). 

AGUADILLA. 

This reservation is situated in the northerly part of the town of 
Aguadilla, where the fort and barracks stand, and was reserved by 
Executive Order of June 30, 1903 (G. O. No. 97, A. G. O., July 7, 
1903), under Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat/L., 
731). 

FAJARDO (ISLANDS NEAR). 

All the lands comprising the islands of Palominos and the islands 
known as the Cordilleras, including Icacos and Lobos Cays, lying near 
Fajardo, off the northeasterly cape of Porto Rico. 

Reserved by Executive Order of June 30, 1903 (G. O. No. 97, 
A. G. O., July 7, 1903), under Act of Congress, approved July 1, 
1902 (32 Stat. L., 731). 

HENRY BARRACKS. 

This reservation comprises an area of about 389 acres, and is 
situated just east of Cayey. By Executive Order of June 30, 1903 
(G. O. 97, A. G. O., July 7, 1903), the reservation was declared with 
an area of about 15 acres, under Act of Congress, approved July 1, 
1902 (32 Stat. L., 731). The reservation as thus declared has been 



POETO EICO. 335 

enlarged by the following additions, the metes and bounds of which 
are published in G. O. 31, W. D., February 24, 1905 : 

The United States acquired by acts of sale, numbers 141, 142 and 
143, dated December 30, 1903, before Luis Munoz Morales, a lawyer 
and notary public in and for the Island of Porto Rico, resident in the 
town of Cayey, said acts being registered in the Registry of Property 
of Guayama, the following described tracts of land in connection 
with the military reservation of Henry Barracks, Cayey, Porto Rico : 

1. Certain tracts of land, acquired from Francisco Fernandez 
Navas and wife, Santiago Lopez and wife, Teresa Rosset Flores, 
Maria Ale jo Vasquez, Isabel Llera Vasquez, Providencia Perez Llera 
and Jose Perez Llera, which together form one complete parcel, con- 
taining about 372 acres, lying adjacent to the military reservation of 
Henry Barracks. 

2. A parcel of land acquired from Modesto Munitize Agnirre and 
wife containing about 1.94 acres, situated in the ward of Monte 
Llano, about one 1 and one-fourth miles from the military reservation 
of Henry Barracks; together with the water system, and franchise 
to take water flowing through a four-inch pipe from Novillos Creek, 
and for pipe line leading therefrom to Henry Barracks ; reserving to 
the grantor, his heirs and successors, permanently, a supply through 
a three- fourths-inch pipe, coming from the main pipe, for the use of 
his household in said ward of Monte Llano. 



MAYAGUEZ. 

The following reservations in the city of Mayaguez were made by 
Executive Order of June 30, 1903 (G. O. No. 97, A. G. G., July 7, 
1903), under Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 
731) : 

1. Barracks, including all that piece or parcel of land on which 
the barracks building stands. 

By War Department letters of June 7th and July 20th, 1904, this 
reservation was transferred to the Department of Justice for use of 
the Federal Court, upon condition of its being returned upon request 
of the War Department. By letter of October 3, 1904, consent was 
given to the use of a portion of the premises by the Government of 
I^orto Rico under authority of the Department of Justice, for Insular 
court, police and school purposes. 

2. Fort, including all that piece or parcel of land situated on the 
" Little Point Algarrobo," in that part of the city of Mayaguez, 
known as Mayaguez Play a, and now occupied by a small fort and 
attending buildings. 

3. Military Hospital, including all that piece or parcel of land 
situated in the easterly part of the city of Mayaguez, near the city 
asylum, formerly used as a military hospital. 

Revocable License, January 25, 1906, to Government of Porto Rico, 
to occupy and use this reservation for the purposes of a correctional 
school and district jail. Certain minor changes in the building were 
authorized September 18, 1906. 



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SAN JUAN. 

The following reservations at San Juan on the Island of San 
Juan were made by Executive Order of June 30, 1903 (G. O. No. 97, 
A. G. O., July 7, 1903), pursuant to Act of Congress, approved July 
1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 731) : 

1. Main Reservation, including all that piece or parcel of land 
forming the westerly and northerly portions of the island of San 
Juan, and extending from the Marina to El Morro on the west, and 
from El Morro to San Geronimo on the north, said tract of land 
containing part of the southerly wall, together with Casa Blanca, 
the Infantry Barracks, El Morro, Artillery Park, San Cristobal, San 
Geronimo and other military lands and buildings. 

This reservation was modified by Executive Order, dated Novem- 
ber 23, 1903 (G. O. No. 60, War Dept, December 10, 1903). 

2. La Palma Bastion, including all that piece or parcel of land in 
he southerly part of the city of San Juan or San Juan Island, occu- 
pied by the Palma Bastion. 

3. San Sebastian Guardhouse, including all that piece or parcel of 
land situated in the northerly part of the city of San Juan, or San 
Juan Island, and known as the San Sebastian guardhouse. 

4. Water Front A piece or parcel of land on the shore of San 
Juan Bay. 

5. Santo Domingo Barracks, including all that piece or parcel of 
land situated on San Juan Island in the city of San Juan, and known 
as the Santo Domingo Barracks site, adjoining the church of San 
Jose. 

The following premises have been acquired for use in connection 
with the reservation at San Juan, Porto Rico: 

1. By Act of Sale, dated September 18, 1900, as amended by Act 
of Sale, dated December 8, 1906, Ida A. Shirmer, et vir., conveyed to 
the United States a parcel of land comprising about 8092 square 
meters, with right of way thereto. 

2. By Act of Sale, dated May 17, 1909, the Bishop of Porto Rico 
conveyed to the United States all rights of the Church of Porto Rico 
in Santo Domingo Barracks, otherwise called Santo Domingo Con- 
vent; and to Ballaja Barracks (now known as the Infantry Bar- 
racks) ; the purchase of which was authorized by Act of Congress, 
approved March 4, 1909 (35 Stat, L., 1018). 

Revocable Licenses: License, January 29, 1902, to the New York 
and Porto Rico Steamship Company to reconstruct its wharf, orig- 
inally constructed under license issued February 28, 1900. 

License, dated Dec. 15, 1904, to Navy Department, for a temporary 
use, until required for military purposes, of site for wireless tele- 
graph station, with right of way thereto. 

License, August 10, 1909, to San Juan Light and Transit Company 
to use strip of land for additional track for its railway. 

SAN JUAN HARBOR. 

All the Islands comprising the islands of Cabras and Canuelo, 
lying at the entrance of San Juan Harbor, and the island of Punta 
Salinas, lying about three statute miles westerly of said entrance. 



KHODE ISLAND. 337 

Reserved by Executive Order of June 30, 1903 (G. O., No. 97, 
A. G. O., July 7, 1903), pursuant to act of Congress, approved July 
1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 731.) 

RHODE ISLAND. 

GENERAL ACT OF CESSION. 

" SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 330 of the Public Laws is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows : 

" SECTION 1. The consent of the state of Rhode Island is given to 
the purchase by the government of the United States, or under the 
authority of the same, of any. tract, piece, or parcel of land from any 
person within the limits of the state for the purpose of erecting 
thereon post offices, light houses, beacon lights, range lights, life- 
saving stations, and light-keeper's dwellings, and other needful pub- 
lic buildings connected therewith, or for the location, construction, 
or prosecution of forts, fortifications, coast defences, and appurte- 
nances thereto or for the location and maintenance of any cable lines, 
landing places, terminal stations, and other needful buildings con- 
nected therewith for weather bureau purposes; and all deeds, con- 
veyances, or title papers for the same shall be recorded, as in other 
cases, upon the land records of the town in which the land so con- 
veyed may lie; the consent herein given being in accordance with the 
seventeenth clause of the eighth section of the first article of the con- 
stitution of the United States and with the acts of congress in such 
cases made and provided." 

" SECTION 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed." 

(Passed March 19, 1903. Public Laws of R. I., session of 1903, 
p. 25.) 

FORT ADAMS. 

This reservation contains an area of 135 acres 2 roods 27 rods, and 
is situated on Brenton's Point, or Neck, in Newport Harbor, and at 
the throat of the middle of the three entrances to Narragansett Bay. 
It is in Newport County, about 3 miles from the city of Newport. 
The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Susanna Mumford, et al., dated May 2, 1799 con- 
veying 7 acres, 1 rood, 17 rods. Recorded in the Clerk's office at 
Newport July 17, 1799. 

2. Deed from Susanna Mumford, et al., dated October 23, 1799, 
conveying 3 acres 1 rood and 30 rods. Recorded in the Book of Land 
Evidence of Newport, No. 7, since the evacuation by the British 
Troops, pages 278 and 279. 

3. Deed from Susanna Mumford, et al., dated October 30, 1800, 
conveying 10 acres of land. Recorded in Book No. 8, pages 303 and 
304 of same records. 

4. Deed from Benjamin Waite Case and wife, dated June 19, 1824, 
conveying the undivided half of 29 acres 2 roods and 1 rod of land. 
Recorded in Book No. 16, page 291, etc., of same records. 

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338 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

5. Deed from Joshua Peckham et al., dated June 19, 1824, convey- 
ing 22 acres 1 rood and 19 rods of land. Recorded in No. 16, pages 
285 and 286, of same records. 

6. Deed from Thomas Sessions and wife, dated June 21, 1824, con- 
veying the undivided half of 29 acres 2 roods and 1 rod of land. 
Recorded in No. 16, page 287, etc., of same records. 

7. Deed from Audley Clarke and wife, dated June 24, 1824, con- 
veying 63 acres of land. Recorded in No. 16, page 288, etc., of same 
'records. 

Provision was made for the sale to the United States with the con- 
sent of the Governor of the State, and jurisdiction ceded by an act of 
the State legislature passed at the March Session, 1794, and juris- 
diction also ceded by an act passed at the May Session, 1824, which 
acts provide as follows: 

"Whereas the Congress of the United States have passed an act 
for fortifying the port and harbor of Newport, and empowered the 
President of the United States to receive from any State (in behalf 
of the United States) a cession of the land on which any fortifica- 
tion may stand ; or, when such cession shall not be made, to purchase 
such land in behalf of the United States ; Provided, that no such pur- 
chase shall be made where such land is the property of a State : 

" SECTION 1. Be it therefore enacted, etc., That there be, and is 
hereby, granted unto the United States of America, all the right, 
title and claim of this State to the lands on which the fortifications 
on Goat Island, in the Township of Newport, stand, together with 
the circumjacent lands, which have been heretofore improved by the 
State for the purposes of defense. 

" SEC. 2. And ~be it further enacted, That it shall and may be law- 
ful for the Town of Newport, or any other town in this State, or any 
individual person in this State, by and with the consent of his Ex- 
cellency the Governor, to sell and dispose of to the President of the 
United States, for the use of the United States, all such lands as 
shall be deemed necessary to erect fortifications upon, for the defense 
of the Port and Harbor of Newport, and to execute deeds thereof in 
due form of law ; and if the town of Newport, or any other town, or 
any individual, shall not agree with the person or persons who may 
be appointed by the President of the United States to purchase such 
lands, or the value thereof, then and in such case his Excellency, the 
Governor, is hereby empowered to appoint three suitable persons to 
appraise the said lands, and upon payment of the value thereof at 
such appraisement, or upon the tender thereof being refused, the fee 
and property of such lands shall vest in the United States. 

" SEC. 3. Provided nevertheless, and be it further enacted, That all 
civil and criminal processes issued under the authority of this State, 
or any Officer thereof, may be executed on the lands which may be so 
ceded, and within the fortifications which may be thereon erected, in 
the same way and manner as if such lands had not been ceded TIS 
aforesaid." (Act passed at the March Session, 1794.) 

"Whereas one hundred and sixteen acres and three quarters of an 
acre and twenty rods of land situate on Brentons neck adjoining land 
of the United States on which Fort Adams now stands have been 
deemed necessary to be possessed by the United States, for the pur- 



RHODE ISLAND. 339 

pose of increasing the defense of Narragansett Bay ; and whereas an 
application has been made by the Secretary of War of the United 
States for and in behalf of the United States for the passage of an 
act ceding to the United States the jurisdiction thereof: 

" SECTION 1. Be it therefore enacted, etc., That it shall and may be 
lawful for the proprietors of said one hundred and sixteen acres and 
three quarters of an acre and twenty rods of land (to wit: Audley 
Clarke, Joshua Peckham and Augustus Peckham, Thomas Sessions 
and Elizabeth his wife and Benjamin Waite Case and Sarah his wife) 
to sell and convey to the United States said one hundred and sixteen 
acres and three quarters of an acre and twenty rods of land." 

" SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That there be, and here is, 
granted to the United States the jurisdiction of said one hundred and 
sixteen acres and three quarters of an acre and twenty rods of land, 
with the shores adjoining the same to low-water mark, which said 
land is to be bounded according to the limits thereof designated in a 
plat of the same on file in the Secretary's Office, and which was trans- 
mitted to his Excellency the Governor of this State under cover of a 
letter from said Secretary of War dated May the 19, 1824, and as the 
same may be described in the deeds to be given thereof by the owners 
aforesaid: Provided, nevertheless, that all civil and criminal process 
issued under the authority of this State may be executed on said land 
or in any tenements to be erected thereon in the same way and man- 
ner as if the jurisdiction thereof had not been ceded as aforesaid." 
(Act passed at May Session, 1824.) 

See also General Act of Cession. 

Revocable Licences: June 19, 1905, arid September 28-, 1906, to 
Providence Telephone Company to construct, operate and maintain a 
telephone line. 

FORT GETTY. 

This reservation contains 31.6706 acres and a right of way, situated 
on Fox Hill, on the western shore of Conanicut Island, near the town 
of Jamestown, in Newport County. 

The title is as follows: 

Deed from Benjamin S. Cottrell, dated Juno 22, 1900, conveying 
the above tract. Recorded in Vol. 13 of Land Evidence of James- 
town, page 472, etc. 

The above tract was obtained under condemnation proceedings in 
the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Rhode 
Island, by decree rendered February 19, 1900, and filed in the Clerk's 
Office for said Court, May 14, 1900. 

For jurisdiction see General Act of Cession. 

Revocable -License : License, April 9, 1902, to the Providence Tele- 
phone Company to construct and maintain a pole telephone line on 
the reservation. 

FORT GREBLE. 

This reservation contains an area of about 80 acres in the main 
reservation and 24.35 acres in reservation for water supply. The 
main reservation is situated on Dutch Island, in the western entrance 
to Narragansett Bay, 3J miles north of Beaver Tail, 4J miles due 



340 UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVATIONS, ETC. 

west from the City of Newport, 23 miles south of Providence, and 
midway between the mainland on the west and Conanicut Island 
on the east, in Newport County. The title is as f ollows : 

Deed from J. H. Carpenter and wife, dated January 1, 1864, con- 
veying all the island called " Dutch Island " (except a tract of about 
6 acres now owned by the United States, heretofore conveyed for 
Light-House), containing 75 acres more or less. Recorded in James- 
town, Sixth Book of Land Evidence, pages 256 and 257, August 6, 
1866. Jurisdiction was ceded to the United States by an act of the 
State Legislature passed January 18, 1865, which provided as 
follows : 

" SECTION 1. Jurisdiction over all of the lands at the entrance of 
Narragarisett Bay, known as Dutch Island, purchased by the United 
States is hereby ceded to the United States: Provided, nevertheless, 
That all civil and criminal process, issued under the authority of this 
State, shall continue to run into and be served and executed in and 
upon said tract of land, and all parts thereof, in the same manner as 
if the jurisdiction had not been granted as aforesaid." 

2. Decree in condemnation of the United States Circuit Court, 
dated January 21, 1905, covering 24.35 acres near Dutch Island, ac- 
quired for water supply. Recorded in book 47, page 48 of the records 
of town of North Kingston. 

3. Deed from Emma W. Casey, James Lincoln Casey and Edward 
Pearce Casey, dated March 21, 1907, conveying the same premises. 
Recorded in book 47, page 47 of same records. 

License, November, 1878, to Treasury Department to occupy 2.24 
acres for light-house purposes as equivalent for light-house lands 
occupied by Battery A. 

FORT GREENE. 

This reservation contains an area of 20,000 square feet, and is situ- 
ated in the City of Newport, in the County of Newport, on what is 
called "Easton's Point," and embraces Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12 of the 
second division on said Easton's Point. The title is as follows: 

1. Deed from William V. King, dated August 29, 1799, conveying 
Lots 11 and 12 above noted, subject to an annual payment of 3 ounces 
and 12 pennyweights of coined silver. Recorded in the Book of Land 
Evidence of Newport, November 9, 1799, at Newport. 

2. Deed from Samuel King and wife, dated August 29, 1799, con- 
veying Lots 9 and 10 above noted, subject to an annual payment of 
3 ounces and 12 pennyweights of coined silver. Recorded November 
9, 1799, same records. 

3. Deed from Richard Mitchell, et al., dated September 6, 1823, 
releasing all right to reserved rent, etc., to above lots. 

For jurisdiction see act of the State Legislature, passed at the 
March Session, 1794, under title of " Fort Adams." 

Pursuant to Act of Congress approved February 23,' 1887, the Fort 
Greene tract was granted by the Secretary of War to the City of 
Newport, July 13, 1891, for the purposes of a public park, the fee, 
however, remaining vested in the United States. 



RHODE ISLAND. 341 

FORT MANSFIELD. 

This reservation is situated on Napatree Point, near Watch Hill, in 
Washington County, and comprises a main reservation containing 
about 96 acres, and a detached reservation of about 2.1 acres, with 
right of way connecting them, and connecting detached reservation 
with Bay Street, Watch Hill. The title is as follows : 

1. Deed from Henry B. Gorham, dated June 27, 1898, conveying 
two tracts of land therein described. Recorded in Land Evidences, 
Records of Westerly, Book No. 33, page 292. 

2. Deed from James N. Thompson, et al., dated April 2G, 1898, con- 
veying a tract of land therein described. Recorded in Book No. 23, 
page 286, of same records. 

3. Deed from John B. Sweeney, dated October 26, 1903, conveying 
a right of way. Recorded in Book 35, page 300, of same records. 

4. Deed from H. Hobart Babcock, dated October 26, 1903, convey- 
ing a right of way. Recorded in Book 35, page 296, of same records. 

5. Deed from Alice Brien, et vir., elated October 26, 1903, conveying 
a right of way. Recorded in Book 35, page 297, of same records. 

6. Deed from Alice Brien, et vir., Saclie Irving, Mary C. Scanlon, 
et vir., Charles J. Butler, ct ux., and John W. Sweeney, et ux., dated 
July 9, 1909, amending conveyances numbered 3, 4, and 5, supra, so 
that the descriptions therein, respectively, shall conform to the loca- 
tion of the roadway as constructed. Recorded in Book 39, page 434. 
of same recor