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This letter dated April 16, 1953, from United States House Representative Usher Burdick to William S. Davidson, president of the American State Bank in Williston, North Dakota, provides a list of legislation and court precedent for Davidson to quote in "reference to Garrison Dam." Each listed case includes quotes from the legislation and details relevant court cases. No additional context for why Burdick has sent this information to Davidson is present in the letter.
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legislation, precedent, land taking, land seizure, property rights, due process, Garrison Dam, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Reservoir
American State Bank, Supreme Court of the United States, Dartmouth College, Bank of Columbia,
Joseph P. Bradley, William S. Davidson, Hurtado, Davidson, Galpin, Webster, Thomas Cooley, Okely, Leeper, Scott, McNeal, Holden, Hardy,
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to William Davidson Regarding Land Seizure Precedent, April 16, 1953" (1953). Usher Burdick Papers. 373.