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SECTION 25
Authorization of acquisition, and cession of jurisdiction thereupon during ownership by the United States, with reservation of right to s...
State (STL) CHAPTER 57, ARTICLE 3
§ 25. Authorization of acquisition, and cession of jurisdiction
thereupon during ownership by the United States, with reservation of
right to serve process. The United States has been authorized to acquire
the following tracts or parcels of land, and jurisdiction thereof has
been ceded to the United States, upon such acquisition, on condition
that such jurisdiction should not prevent the execution thereon of any
process, civil or criminal, issued under the authority of the state,
except as such process might affect the property of the United States
therein, and that such jurisdiction shall continue in the United States
so long only as the land shall remain the property of the United States.

1. At sundry places for fortifications. Certain tracts of land in or
near Buffalo, at or near the mouth of the Genesee river, at or near
Sackett's Harbor; and certain islands in the St. Lawrence river, between
St. Regis and the Thousand Islands, for the sites of fortifications or
defensive works.

2. In the city of Buffalo. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Buffalo, not exceeding (in the whole) one acre, for the purpose of
erecting a custom-house, warehouse, court-rooms, post-office, or for
either or any of such purposes, and for steamboat inspectors.

3. In the city of Buffalo. A tract of land in the city of Buffalo, not
exceeding one acre, for the purpose of erecting a government building
thereon.

4. In Sackett's Harbor. A tract of land in the village of Sackett's
Harbor, in the county of Jefferson, and bounded as follows:
"Southwesterly by the main street in said village, southeasterly by
lands now or late of Edmund Luff and John Warden, heretofore conveyed to
them by Augustus Sackett, and on the other sides by the waters of said
harbor and of Black River bay, and commonly called Navy point, and the
military establishment usually called Fort Tompkins, and being the same
premises heretofore conveyed to the United States of America by the
executors of the late Henry Eckford, containing about three acres of
land more or less," for the purpose of erecting and maintaining thereon
fortifications, defensive works or buildings for officers' quarters, and
other necessary government purposes.

5. Islands in the St. Lawrence river. Certain islands, or parts
thereof, in the St. Lawrence river, for sites for beacon lights and
other necessary government purposes.

6. North Dumplin island. A tract of land in Long Island sound, called
the North Dumplin or Hammock, containing about one acre, for the purpose
of erecting a light-house thereon.

7. In the city of Oswego. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Oswego, not (in the whole) exceeding one acre, for the purpose of
erecting a custom-house, warehouse, post-office and court-room thereon.

8. In the village of Plattsburgh. A tract or tracts of land in the
village of Plattsburgh, not exceeding (in the whole) one acre and a
half, for the purpose of erecting a custom-house, warehouse,
post-office, and court-rooms, or either of them.

9. In the town of Plattsburgh. A tract or tracts of land in the town
of Plattsburgh, Clinton county, not exceeding in all one thousand acres,
for military purposes, for use as a parade ground, or for any military
purposes connected with the United States military post at Plattsburgh.

10. In the city of Utica. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Utica, not exceeding in all one acre, for the purpose of erecting a
building thereon to be used as a post-office and courthouse.

11. In the city of Albany. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Albany, not exceeding one acre, for the erection of a government
building thereon.

12. In the city of Utica. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Utica, not exceeding one acre, for the erection of a government building
thereon.

13. In the city of New York. A tract of land in the city of New York,
bounded by Whitehall, Pearl, Moore and Water streets, together with the
buildings thereon, formerly known as the Old Produce Exchange.

14. In the city of New York. A tract of land with the buildings and
improvements thereon in the city of New York, bounded by Washington,
West, Laight and Hubert streets, and occupied on March 16, 1883, by the
United States, under lease, for customs purposes.

15. In the city of New York. A tract of land in the city of New York,
described as follows: Constituting the triangular piece of land, being
that portion of the grounds commonly known as the Battery in the city of
New York, lying westwardly of and adjoining the lands belonging to the
United States on April 29, 1873, and between such lands and the slip or
basin in the said Battery known as the New Whitehall boat slip.

16. At New Brighton, Richmond county. A tract of land at New Brighton,
Richmond county, adjoining the light-house depot, as it existed on
February 19, 1880, and on the west side thereof, not exceeding two
acres, for the purpose of such light-house depot.

17. In the city of Rochester. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Rochester, not exceeding one acre, for the purpose of erecting a
government building thereon.

18. In the city of Syracuse. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Syracuse, not exceeding one acre, for the erection of a government
building thereon.

19. In the city of Poughkeepsie. A tract or tracts of land in the city
of Poughkeepsie, not exceeding one acre, for the erection of a
government building thereon.

20. In the city of Troy. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Troy, not exceeding one acre, for the erection of a government building
thereon.

21. In the city of Auburn. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Auburn, not exceeding one acre, for the erection of a government
building thereon.

22. In the city of Hudson. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Hudson, not exceeding one acre, for the erection of a government
building thereon.

23. In the city of Binghamton. A tract or tracts of land in the city
of Binghamton, not exceeding one acre, for the erection of a government
building thereon.

24. At New Lots, Kings county. A tract of land partly in the town of
New Lots, Kings county, and partly in the town of Newtown, Queens
county, containing fifteen and thirty-nine one-hundredths acres, for
establishing a national cemetery.

25. In the city of Newburgh. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Newburgh, Orange county, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining
thereon a public building for the accommodation of the post-office and
other government offices.

26. In the city of Watertown. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Watertown not exceeding two acres, for the erection of a government
building thereon.

27. At Mt. McGregor, Saratoga county. A tract of land upon Mt.
McGregor, in Saratoga county, described as follows: "Commencing at the
northeast corner of the lot herein granted, upon which lot is located a
cottage known as the 'Drexel' cottage, and at a point where an iron pin
is driven into the ground, and running southerly on a line parallel with
the easterly foundation of said cottage, and fifty feet distant
therefrom, one hundred and forty-six feet to an iron pin driven into the
ground at the southeast corner of said lot; thence westerly on a line
parallel with the southerly foundation of said cottage and fifty feet
distant therefrom one hundred and thirty-one feet to an iron pin driven
into the ground at the southwest corner of said lot; thence northerly on
a line parallel with the westerly foundation of said cottage and fifty
feet distant therefrom, one hundred and forty-six feet, to an iron pin
driven into the ground at the northwest corner of said lot; thence
easterly on a line parallel with the northerly foundation of said
cottage and fifty feet distant therefrom, one hundred and thirty-one
feet, to the place of beginning."

28. On Long Island and Plumb island near Sheepshead bay. 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: "Beginning at a point in the
high-water line, where the eastern boundary line of the United States
reservation at Fort Hamilton intersects said high-water line; running
thence along said eastern boundary line north thirty degrees east one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight and eight-tenths feet; thence
south sixty-four degrees and fifty minutes east six hundred and
fifty-nine and forty-five hundredths feet; thence south forty-four
degrees and thirty-five minutes east one thousand one hundred and
seventy feet; thence south forty-five degrees and twenty-five minutes
west one thousand and one feet to the high-water line; thence along said
high-water line to the point and place of beginning.

A piece of land on Plumb island near the 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:
Beginning at a point on said island near the center thereof, which point
is situated south seventy-nine degrees and twenty-three minutes west
from the United States coast survey station on the eastern end of said
island and is distant one thousand five hundred and twenty feet
therefrom; running thence due south three hundred and fifty feet, more
or less, to the high-water line of Sheepshead bay; thence eastward along
the high-water line of Sheepshead bay two thousand eight hundred and
sixty feet, more or less, to the extreme eastern end of the island;
thence northwestwardly along the high-water line, following the meander
of Broad creek, to a line running directly north and south through the
point of beginning hereinbefore fixed and located, and thence due south
to the said point of beginning, containing fifty acres, more or less.
Upon the said lands so acquired near Fort Hamilton, and upon Plumb
island, the United States may erect fortifications, barracks, wharves,
and other structures for the defense of the southern or main entrance to
New York harbor.

29. Town of Southfield, Richmond county, for fortification purposes.
Two parcels of land, containing in the aggregate about six and one-half
acres, situate, lying and being adjacent to each other, near to and
southwest from the military post of Fort Wadsworth, on Staten Island, in
the town of Southfield, county of Richmond, and state of New York, as
the same is described in the deed conveying said lands to the United
States, recorded in Richmond county clerk's office, in liber two hundred
and forty of deeds, page three hundred and seventy-four.

30. Adjacent to Fort Wadsworth. All those certain tracts or parcels of
land, situate, lying and being in the village of Edgewater, in the town
of Southfield, 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-thousandths
acres of land and land under water, lying in front of that portion
thereof that borders on the shore of New York bay, and between ordinary
high-water mark of said New York bay and the pier and bulkhead line
established by the United States; and the United States may erect
fortifications, barracks and other public buildings thereupon, for the
defense of New York harbor.

31. On Ward's island, East river, New York county, for light-houses
and fog signal station. All that certain piece or parcel of land
situated on Negro point, south part of Ward's island, Hell Gate, East
river, in the city of New York, New York, particularly bounded and
described as follows: "Beginning at a certain point distant seven feet
and six inches from the outer edge of sea wall, marked 'A' on a plot
survey made by William T. Rossell, engineer third light-house district,
November, nineteen hundred and one, where the angle included between the
ranges to spire on center of main building male lunatic asylum on Ward's
island and Hallett's point (Hell Gate) post light is one hundred and
twenty-one degrees and forty-seven minutes, and the angle between the
ranges to Hallett's point (Hell Gate) post light, and Presbyterian
church is twenty-nine degrees and forty-eight minutes, and running
thence a course north eleven degrees and fifty-four minutes east in the
direction of spire on Ward's island, seventy-nine feet and six inches,
thence south, eighty-four degrees and forty-two minutes west
thirty-three feet and one inch, thence north eighty-nine degrees and
fifty-four minutes west nineteen feet and five inches; thence north
eighty-seven degrees and thirty-six minutes west thirty-four feet and
seven inches; thence north eighty-two degrees and thirty minutes west
sixty-two feet and eleven inches, thence south eleven degrees and
fifty-four minutes west, one hundred and one feet and three inches,
until reaching the outer edge of sea wall; thence turning northeasterly,
following said sea wall, about one hundred and fifty-four feet to a
place opposite to the place of beginning, and thence running the first
mentioned course seven feet and six inches to the point of beginning,
with the right of way to and from said property."

32. In the city of Buffalo, site for marine hospital. A tract of land
in the city of Buffalo, or in the county of Erie within ten miles of the
boundaries of such city, to be used as a site for a marine hospital.

33. Esopus island in Hudson river, Dutchess county. All the southerly
part of Esopus island beginning at the southerly extremity and extending
northerly to an east and west line across the neck of land connecting
the two main portions of the island at its narrowest point at
high-water, and the land shall be used only for the purpose of erecting
thereon a light-house, beacons, light-house keepers' dwelling and works
for improving navigation.

34. Lands under water in New York harbor. The lands under water in the
harbor of New York, described as follows: "Beginning at a point on the
exterior line or boundary of land under water in New York harbor, at
Governor's island, granted to the United States of America by a patent
dated May twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and eighty, issued by the
commissioners of the land office of the state of New York, pursuant to
an act of the legislature of the state of New York passed May seventh,
eighteen hundred and eighty, entitled 'An act relinquishing title and
jurisdiction to the United States over certain lands covered with water
in the harbor of New York at Governor's, Bedloe's, Ellis' and David's
islands, and Forts Lafayette, Hamilton, Wadsworth and Schuyler, 'which
point is at the junction of the fourth and fifth lines of the
description of said boundary; and extending thence south seventy degrees
thirty-seven minutes west a distance of two thousand one hundred and
fifty-nine feet; thence north forty-two degrees fifty-four minutes west
a distance of thirteen hundred feet; thence north forty degrees
twenty-seven minutes east a distance of two thousand one hundred and
sixty-one feet to a point on the aforesaid boundary of said land under
water granted to the United States of America by said patent as
described above, being at the junction of the sixth and seventh lines of
the description of said boundary; thence following respectively the
sixth and fifth lines of said description by courses as follows: South
eighteen degrees fifty-five minutes east a distance of fifteen hundred
and sixty-five feet; thence south sixty-eight degrees twenty-seven
minutes east a distance of one thousand and eighty feet to the point of
beginning; the bearings of lines herein described being referred to the
same meridian as the bearings of the aforesaid description of land
granted in eighteen hundred and eighty, which meridian has its north
point two degrees thirty-five minutes west from the observed true
north."

35. Lands under water in New York harbor. The lands under water in the
harbor of New York, described as follows: "Beginning at a point on the
exterior line or boundary of land under water in New York harbor, at
Governor's island, granted to the United States of America by a patent
dated March seventh, nineteen hundred and one, issued by the
commissioners of the land office of the state of New York, approved
February twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and one, entitled 'An act
giving authority to the commissioners of the land office to grant and
convey to the United States of America, certain lands under water in the
harbor of New York at Governor's island, and to cede jurisdiction to the
United States over said lands under water,' being chapter forty-six of
the laws of nineteen hundred and one, which point is at the junction of
the third and fourth lines of the description of said boundary; and
extending thence south forty-three degrees thirty-two minutes west a
distance of two thousand seven hundred thirty-two feet; thence south,
three degrees fifty-nine minutes east a distance of seven hundred twenty
feet; thence south sixty-seven degrees forty-four minutes east a
distance of seven hundred seventy feet; thence north sixty-seven degrees
eleven minutes east a distance of two thousand eight hundred sixty-three
feet, to a point on the aforesaid boundary of said land under water
granted to the United States of America by said patent as described
above, being at the commencement of the first line or starting point, of
the description of said boundary; thence following respectively the
first, second and third lines of said description by courses as follows,
namely: south seventy degrees thirty-seven minutes west a distance of
two thousand one hundred fifty-nine feet; thence north forty-two degrees
fifty-four minutes west a distance of one thousand three hundred feet;
thence north forty degrees twenty-seven minutes east a distance of two
thousand one hundred sixty-one feet to the point of beginning; the
bearings of lines herein described being referred to the same meridian
as the bearings of the aforesaid description of land granted in nineteen
hundred and one, which meridian has its north point two degrees
thirty-five minutes west from the observed true north."

36. Water supply at West Point. Any lands or water, or any rights or
easements in lands or water in the town of Highlands, county of Orange
and state of New York, at or adjacent to Popolopen creek in said county
deemed necessary for the purpose of increasing the water supply for
domestic and other uses to and for the government reservation and
military academy at West Point, New York, and consent is also given to
the acquisition by the United States of America of lands and water and
rights in lands and water needed for the erection of any buildings or
structures necessary to carry out such purposes and for the construction
and maintenance of a pipe line or other conduits adequate to carry such
water supply from the reservoirs erected or to be erected by the United
States of America, upon the lands acquired by it for the purposes
aforesaid to the said United States reservation at West Point, New York.

37. Constitution island, Putnam county. All that tract of land lying
east of the easterly bank of the Hudson river and west of the westerly
line or side of the New York Central and Hudson River railroad company's
land situate in the county of Putnam and state of New York, and formerly
known as East Point, and now commonly known as Constitution island,
lying opposite to the West Point military reservation.

38. In the county of Rockland. All that tract or parcel of land in the
county of Rockland and state of New York, bounded and described as
follows: "Beginning at a point in the west line of the boulevard, so
called, where the same intersects the boundary line between the states
of New York and New Jersey, and running thence northerly to a monument
marked number six, on the map of Palisades, by J. H. Serviss, dated
eighteen hundred and seventy-four, said map being on file at New City,
in the county of Rockland and state of New York; thence eastwardly on a
straight line to the high-water line in the Hudson river at a point
seven hundred feet south of the south line of the patent to George
Lockhart, dated February twentieth, sixteen hundred and eighty-five, and
thence in a southerly direction along the said high-water line to the
boundary line between the states of New York and New Jersey; thence
westerly along said boundary line to the point or place of beginning.
And also all lands, docks, piers, bulkheads and buildings; water and
lands under water; rights of navigation and dockage and riparian rights;
and all rights, titles and forfeitures of, in or to the same; pertaining
to said tract, or in front of, or between the same and the center of the
Hudson river."

And it is hereby provided that the United States may hold and use said
tract or any part thereof for the purpose of preserving, securing and
employing the same for military, naval and other purposes, as may be
required, the same to be applied from time to time to such of said
purposes as may be designated; and the United States may erect
fortifications and other public buildings and lay out and maintain
roads, drill grounds and other open spaces thereon, and build docks,
piers, bulkheads and wharves and do any and all things necessary or
convenient for the purposes aforesaid.

39. In Queens county, for range lights for entering Cold Spring
harbor. Two sites not exceeding five acres each for the establishment
of range lights for entering Cold Spring harbor, Queens county.