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" That whenever by priority of possession rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes have vested and accrued and the same are recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of courts,... "
Flood Control: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce ... - Page 721
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce - 1944 - 817 pages
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Law in the Western United States

Gordon Morris Bakken - Law - 2000 - 560 pages
...General Mining Law (Act of July 26, 1866, ch. 262, 14 Stat. 251). Section 9 of the act provided that "whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the use of water for mining, agriculture, manufacturing, or other purposes, have vested and accrued, and the same are recognized...
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Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy ...

Donald J. Pisani - Nature - 2002 - 408 pages
...concerning water rights came in 1 866, when it deferred to the prevailing rules of the mining camps: "Whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the...acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of [local] courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in...
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Interstate Disputes: The Supreme Court's Original Jurisdiction

Joseph F. Zimmerman - Political Science - 2012 - 244 pages
...were applied in the two states which rely upon appropriation, and a 1866 act of Congress stipulates "[w]henever, by priority of possession, rights to...recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and decisions of courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected...
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