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SECTION 59-E
Deed or release of land so acquired to United States
State (STL) CHAPTER 57, ARTICLE 4-A
§ 59-e. Deed or release of land so acquired to United States. The
governor may, if requested by any officer or agent of the United States
duly authorized under the hand and seal of any head of an executive
department of the government of the United States, execute a deed or
release to the government of the United States of the lands and the
structures and waters thereon, described in the survey and map filed in
the office of the secretary of state as hereinbefore provided, excepting
and reserving therefrom an easement for public highway purposes in and
over the lands acquired for highway purposes pursuant to this article.
Such deed or release may be so executed at any time after the commission
shall have entered upon and taken possession of such lands, structures
and waters. Such deed or release shall be in the form agreed upon by the
governor and the proper representative of the government of the United
States and shall convey title to the lands, structures and waters
described therein to the government of the United States, to be used for
purposes of public defense and shall cede to the United States the
jurisdiction over the tracts or parcels of land so described, to the
extent and in the manner hereinafter provided. Such deed or release
shall be executed in duplicate in the name of the state and under its
great seal. One of such duplicates shall be filed and recorded in the
office of the secretary of state of the state of New York, and the other
shall be delivered to the proper executive department of the government
of the United States.