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P.  U.S. Attorney General Informs Commerce Secretary of Final Settlement (July 29, 1910)

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Washington, D.C.

R. T. S.
17208-'96-9

July 29, 1910.

The Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of May 6, 1909, in re Baker's Island, Maine, and the case of the United States v: Joseph W. Gilley et al., No. 53 at Law in the United States Circuit Court for the District of Maine, I have the honor to send herewith an uncertified copy of a judgment entered in said case in said court:

Judgment in this case is given in favor of the United States under certain conditions with a writ of possession to issue for the property described in said judgment, and the United States was adjudged to be entitled to have the right of way and passage to the boat-house landing on said island, as the same was traveled in 1855, to be forever kept open as an easement for the United States and its servants and officers, as well as the people of Baker's Island.  The right of pasturage is also given and all parties assenting, the United States was adjudged to be the owner in fee simple of the land near the shore upon which said boat-house actually stands.

Respectfully,
J. A . FOWLER
Acting Attorney General.

INC. 25426:
filed 6 Oct 1910
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