Conservation and Control of Submerged Coastal Lands and of Lands Beneath Inland Waters and of Certain Resources of Said Lands: Hearings ... on H.R. 5991 and H.R. 5992 ... August 24, 25, and 29, 1949
1949 - 221 pages
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Page 43 - By the preceding course of reasoning we have arrived at these general conclusions. : First, the shores of navigable waters, and the soils under them, were not granted by the Constitution to the United States, but were reserved to the States respectively. Secondly, the new States have the same rights, sovereignty, and jurisdiction over this subject as the original States.
Page 47 - the acquisition of sovereignty over a territory through continuous and undisturbed exercise of sovereignty over it during such a period as is necessary to create under the influence of historical development the general conviction that the present condition of things is in conformity with international order.
Page 177 - President, as areas restricted from exploration and operation that part of the outer Continental Shelf needed for national defense ; and so long as such designation remains in effect no exploration or operations may be conducted on...
Page 46 - Texas," with a republican form of government, to be adopted by the people of said Republic, by deputies in convention assembled, with the consent of the existing government, in order that the same may be admitted as one of the States of this Union.
Page 2 - ... appertaining to the United States, subject to its jurisdiction and control. In cases where the continental shelf extends to the shores of another State, or is shared with an adjacent State, the boundary shall be determined by the United States and the State concerned in accordance with equitable principles. The character as high seas of the waters above the continental shelf and the right to their free and unimpeded navigation are in no way thus affected.
Page 43 - When the Revolution took place the people of each State became themselves sovereign, and in that character hold the absolute right to all their navigable waters, and the soils under them, for their own common use, subject only to the rights since surrendered by the Constitution to the general government.
Page 3 - That citizens of another country, the laws, customs, or regulations of which, deny similar or like privileges to citizens or corporations of this country, shall not by stock ownership, stock holding, or stock control, own any interest in any lease acquired under the provisions of this Act.
Page 185 - That if any of the lands or deposits leased under the provisions of this Act shall be subleased, trusteed, possessed, or controlled by any device permanently, temporarily, directly, indirectly, tacitly, or in any manner whatsoever...
Page 178 - The United States of America is now, and has been at all times pertinent hereto, possesed of paramount rights in, and full dominion and power over, the lands, minerals, and other things...
Page 46 - ... applied to the payment of the debts and liabilities of said Republic of Texas, and the residue of said lands, after discharging said debts and liabilities, to be disposed of as said State may direct, but in no event are said debts and liabilities to become a charge upon the Government of the United States.