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Chapter104.

United States Lands.

Article 1.

Authority forAcquisition.

§ 104‑1.  Acquisition oflands for specified purposes authorized; concurrent jurisdiction reserved.

The United States isauthorized, by purchase or otherwise, to acquire title to any tract or parcelof land in the State of North  Carolina, not exceeding 25 acres, for thepurpose of erecting thereon  any customhouse, courthouse, post office, or otherbuilding, including lighthouses, lightkeepers' dwellings, lifesaving stations,buoys and local depots and buildings connected therewith, or for theestablishment of a fish‑cultural station and the erection thereon of suchbuildings and improvements as may be necessary for the successful operations ofsuch fish‑cultural station. The consent to acquisition by the UnitedStates is upon the express condition that the State of North Carolina shall sofar retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the  United States over such lands asthat all civil and criminal process issued from the courts of the State ofNorth Carolina may be executed thereon in like manner as if this authority hadnot been given, and that the State of North Carolina also retains authority topunish all  violations of its criminal laws committed on any such tract ofland. (1870‑1, c. 44, s. 5; Code, ss. 3080, 3083;1887, c. 136; 1899, c. 10; Rev., s. 5426; C.S., s. 8053.)