Northern Pacific Act
An act to aid in the construction of a railroad line and telegraph from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes.
Courtesy of the United States National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
In addition to the signature of President Abraham Lincoln, the act is signed by Rep. Galusha A. Grow (R-PA), Speaker of the House of Representatives and Sen. Solomon Foot (R-VT), President of the Senate, pro tempore.
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