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(ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) (KING, WILLIAM H.; MCCARRAN, PATRICK; BURKE, EDWARD R.; ET AL)
Adverse Report of the Committee on the Judiciary on a Bill to Reorganize the Judicial Branch of the Government
Stamford, CT: The Overbrook Press, 1937. 1937. Stamford, CT: The Overbrook Press, 1937. 1937. Very good. - Squarish octavo, tan cloth titled in red on spine with frames stamped in red on both covers. The covers are very lightly soiled & the spine is slightly darkened. 45 pp. plus colophon, beautifully printed with borders in red throughout. Very good.

1/1000 copies.

A nice association copy, from the library of Alva B. Gimbel with her distinctive miniature leather book label. Together with her husband Bernard, she formed the important Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation. A publisher's presentation slip is laid in.

Reprinted from The Senate Calendar: Number 734 Report / Number 711: June 7th MCMXXXVII. The report rejected Roosevelt's "court- packing" plan. Very good .

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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; PRESIDENTS; FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; JUDICIARY; COURT-PACKING; SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE; REPORT; ADVERSE REPORT; ALVA B. GIMBEL; OVERBROOK PRESS; FINE PRESS; LMITED EDITION.

 
(VAUGHAN, THOMAS; AND KNUTH, PRISCILLA)
A Bibliography of Pacific Northwest History
(Portland, OR): Oregon Historical Society, (1958). (1958). (Portland, OR): Oregon Historical Society, (1958). (1958). Good. - Quarto, pictorial wraps. Heavily soiled with the spine chipped. 44 pp. printed by offset on the rectos only. Good.

A selective checklist for students and teachers. Good .

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Book number: 31095
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Keywords: AMERICANA; THOMAS VAUGHAN; PRISCILLA KNUTH; PACIFIC NORTHWEST; BIBLIOGRAPHY; BOOKS-ON-BOOKS; REFERENCE; CHECKLIST. (Americana). A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORY. (Vaughan, Thomas; and Knuth, Priscilla).

 
(FARRAND, MAX; AND DAVIES, DAVID)
The Constitution of the United States: An Exhibition on the 150th Anniversary of Its Formation. (Cover Title)
San Marino, CA: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1937. 1937. San Marino, CA: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1937. 1937. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light tan wrappers. There is offsetting to the front wrap from another pamphlet. The rear wrap is lightly bumped with its edges slightly darkened. [28] pages, including wraps. 9 illustrations in black & gray, including 7 full-page facsimiles. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.

39 items were exhibited and are discussed in this pamphlet. Very good .

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Book number: 17595
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES; EXHIBITION; 150TH ANNIVERSARY; HENRY E. HUNTINGTON LIBRARY AND ART GALLERY; FACSIMILES; MAX FARRAND; DAVID DAVIES.

 
[WENTWORTH, B.; COLDEN, CADWALLADER; AND OTHERS].
Controversy between New York and New Hampshire, Respecting the Territory Now the State of Vermont.
Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co. [1851]. [1851]. - Quarto, 11-1/2 inches high by 9 inches wide. Softcover, bound in plain white wrappers with the title penned in black on the front cover. The covers are soiled and creased along the edges and corners with chipping to the front edges and to the head and tail of the spine. There is a small hole to the front cover. 295 pages consisting of the title and pages [331] through 623, illustrated with a full-page engraved plate depicting Governor Jay, Lieutenant Governor V. Rensselaer, and The Hon. Dirk Ten Broeck, New York's Speaker of the House. Most of the pages are slightly darkened along the edges, with some occasional foxing, although a couple of pages are more heavily darkened and foxed.

Extracted from "The Documentary History of the State of New York: Arranged Under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State" Volume 4, Number 14.

Papers relating to the controversy regarding grants for lands West of the Connecticut River which were then claimed by both the states of New Hampshire and New York. The dispute led to the establishment of the Vermont Republic, later to become the State of Vermont. Good .

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Book number: 35971
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; CONTROVERSY BETWEEN NEW YORK AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, RESPECTING THE TERRITORY NOW THE STATE OF VERMONT; LAND GRANTS; THE DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; ARRANGED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE HON. CHRISTOPHER MORGAN, SECRETARY OF STATE; N

 
(PEIRCE, BRADFORD K; AND HALE, CHARLES; EDITORS)
Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Held in the Year 1788, / and Which Finally Ratified the Constitution of the United States. Printed by Authority of Resolves of the Legislature, 1856
Boston: William White, Printer to the Commonwealth, 1856. 1856. Boston: William White, Printer to the Commonwealth, 1856. 1856. Good. - Octavo, rebound in brown cloth backed with brown calf & titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are lightly bumped & the spine is rubbed & somewhat faded. vii, [vi] & 442 pages. The lower end of the front endpaper is detached with a tiny tear to the bottom edge. The edges of the title & the last leaf are darkened. There is occasional minor foxing & a pencil marking or two. Good. Good .
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Keywords: AMERICANA; MASSACHUSETTS; CONVENTION; CONSTITUTION; RATIFICATION; DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS IN THE CONVENTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSCHUSETTS HELD IN THE YEAR 1788; BRADFORD K. PEIRCE; CHARLES HALE; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
(WASHINGTON, GEORGE; RANDOLPH, EDMUND; AND MURRAY, JUDITH SARGENT).
George Washington Transmits Letters Regarding a Speech by Lord Dorchester Considered Hostile to the U.S. [in the Massachusetts Magazine. Or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment. No. V, Vol. I - for May, 1794.
Boston: Ezra W. Weld and William Greenough, 1794. 1794. - Octavo, 8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Unbound removed self-wraps. Once bound in with a collection of other pamphlets and subsequently removed with remnants of paper along the spine. 64 pages, consisting of the title leaf and pages numbered [259]-320, plus a full-page frontispiece illustrating "A Scene from the Vicar of Wakefield". There is a tear to the front edge along the frontispiece's lower plate mark. The pages are slightly toned with some occasional foxing. Good. This American periodical includes letters submitted by George Washington regarding a speech by Lord Dorchester, the British Governor General of Canada, which were considered hostile to the U.S. In addition to Washington's brief letters to Congress here published under "Domestic Occurrences" [Pages 316-319] are Secretary of State Edmund Randolph's letter and the British Minister to the United States George Hammond's response. "Soon after Edmund Randolph's elevation to Secretary of State, the British Governor General of Canada made a speech to the Indians of the Old Northwest which was meant to innervate the tribes in the face of Wayne's formidable approach. Lord Dorchester's infamous words to the chiefs on 10 February 1794 predicted that 'from the manner in which the people of the United States push on, and act, and talk .. I shall not be surprised if we are at war with them within the present year.' .. By March, 1794, Lord Dorchester's speech appeared in the U.S. press, ominously accompanied by reports of British seizures of U.S. ships in the Caribbean under the 6 November 1793 order in council. War with Great Britain loomed closer. The U.S. congress issued a thirty day embargo for all British goods on 25 March 1794, as it contemplated more permanent economic retaliation."[Quoted from John C. Kotruch's Master Theses "The political assassination of Edmund Randolph: George Washington's presidential affair of honor" published by the University of New Hampshire, Durham, in the Fall of 2010]. On May 20, 1794, citing Lord Dorchester's incendiary remarks, Secretary of State Edmund Randolph presented the British Minister to the United States George Hammond with a diplomatic ultimatum. Randolph made it clear that the United States believed Lord Dorchester's speech was an effort to "foster and encourage in the Indians. hostile dispositions towards the United States", and that previous endeavors had likely sabotaged the U.S. attempts at achieving peace with the Indian tribes the previous year. H warned that "our honor and safety require that an invasion shall be repelled". George Hammond's response as published here was arrogant and only made matters worse. The periodical also includes a pair of essays entitled "Repository No. XX" signed Constantia [pages 260-262] and "The Gleaner No. XXIV" [pages 272-279]. Both essays are by Judith Sargent Murray. The poet and playwright Judith Sargent Murray was considered the most prominent essayist of her day. One of New England's first Universalists, and a pioneer religious educator, she married John Stevens in 1769. She was one of the Universalists who were suspended from the First Parish in 1778 for not attending church and became one of the signatories who, the following year, signed the Articles of Association which created the Independent Church of Christ. She published her first essay under the pseudonym of Constantia in 1784 and following her husband's death and marriage to John Murray, resumed her writings by publishing a two-part essay "On the Equality of the Sexes" published in the Massachusetts Magazine in 1790. In 1792, under the guise of the male pseudonym "The Gleaner", she went on to write essays for the periodical on the subjects of federalism, citizenship and virtue. Though she went on to create other personalities and also wrote her first play, it was the collection of her essays "The Gleaner" together with her two plays which she published together in 1798 that established her as a strong advocate for women's progress and rights in America. Good .
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; EIGHTEENTH CENTURY; GEORGE WASHINGTON; EDMUND RANDOLPH; LORD DORCHESTER; BRITISH GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA; GEORGE HAMMOND; THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE; MONTHLY MUSEUM OF KNOWLEDGE AND RATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT; 18TH CENTURY; 1794; JUDITH SARGENT

 (BARBOUR, JAMES; AND MACOMB, ALEXANDER)., Internal Improvement. Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting the Information Required by a Resolution of the House of Representatives of 19th Dec. 1826, in Relation to the Works of Internal Improvement Which Have Been Undertaken or Projected by the General Government from the Year 1824 to the Year 1826, Inclusive, &C. March 4, 1828. Read, and Laid Upon the Table. (20th Congress, 1st Session. Ho. Of Reps. War Dept. [Doc. No. 172. ])
(BARBOUR, JAMES; AND MACOMB, ALEXANDER).
Internal Improvement. Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting the Information Required by a Resolution of the House of Representatives of 19th Dec. 1826, in Relation to the Works of Internal Improvement Which Have Been Undertaken or Projected by the General Government from the Year 1824 to the Year 1826, Inclusive, &C. March 4, 1828. Read, and Laid Upon the Table. (20th Congress, 1st Session. Ho. Of Reps. War Dept. [Doc. No. 172. ])
Washington: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1828. 1828. - Octavo, 8-3/4 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide. Disbound, removed at some time in the past from a larger collection of pamphlets. Remnants of leather adhere to the pamphlet's spine. 4 pages of text plus a large 16-1/2 inch high by 38-1/4 inch wide folding chart. There is scattered foxing throughout with light faint dampstaining to the bottom edge of the pages and center of the folding chart. There are some short tears to the edges of the text pages. Good. The folding chart is titled: "Statement exhibiting the number and designation of the different works of Internal Improvements comprising routes for Roads and Canals, attempts to improve the Navigation of Rivers, Lakes, Creeks, and Bays, and to protect Coasts and Islands, that have been undertaken or projected by the Federal Government, within the different States and Territories, from the year 1824, to the year 1826, inclusive; shewing, also, the amount intended, or deemed necessary, to be expended, in the execution of each work; and the time which each work will probably require for its completion, from this date. Good .
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES; HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; WAR DEPARTMENT; INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR; JAMES BARBOUR; ALEX MACOMB; FOLDING CHART; GRAPH; CANALS; BAYS; NAVIGATION OF RIV

 
(BEGHIN, F. X.; BURLAND, C. A.; CHRETIEN, PERE J.; ET AL)
Journal de la Societe Des Americanistes. Nouvelle Serie--Tome XLVI. (Cover Title)
Paris: Societe des Americanistes, 1957. 1957. Paris: Societe des Americanistes, 1957. 1957. Good. - Large octavo [11 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed pink wrappers. The spine & extremities are darkened. There is creasing to the wraps. The head of the spine is creased & chipped & there is a tear to the tail. Pages [45]-385, unopened. Illustrated in black & white with plates, textual illustrations & tables, and with a folding map. The text block is partially detached from the wrappers. Good.

A collection of anthropological essays on the native Americans of Peru, Mexico, Central America and Alaska. The volume also contains an extensive bibliography of books on subjects of interest to the Americanistes. The text is in the language of each contributor, i.e. French or English. Good .

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Book number: 21923
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; ANTHROPOLOGY; NATIVE AMERICANS; AMERICAN INDIANS; SOUTH AMERICA; CENTRAL AMERICA; NORTH AMERICA; PERU; MEXICO; COSTA RICA; CHIAPAS;; ESKIMO MASKS; GRINDING STONES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; JOURNAL DE LA SOCIETE DES AMERICANISTES. Nouvelle Serie--Tome XLVI

 
[PERLEY, MARTIN VAN BUREN (1835-1926); AND LORD, NATHAN (1793-1870)].
Laws of Dartmouth College.
Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth Press, 1855. 1855. - Octavo, 8-5/8 inches high by 5-3/8 inches wide. Disbound pamphlet, apparently removed from a larger collection of bound pamphlets as attested to by stab marks along the left edge. [ii] & 16 pages, illustrated with an engraved frontispiece illustration of Dartmouth College by W. Watts. There is foxing throughout. Good.

A partially printed leaf bound in at the front and dated "Aug. 1859" in ink, certifies that "M.V.B. Perley is admitted a Member of Dartmouth College". Signed "N. Lord" by the College's president Nathan Lord with Perley's name penned in ink.

The U.S. Congregational clergyman and educator Nathan Lord (1793-1870) was the 6th President of Dartmouth College, serving from 1828 to 1863. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary, he improved Dartmouth College's curriculum, raised admission levels and brought the college out of debt. His pro-slavery views were in direct contrast with those of the College's Board of Trustees and, as Civil War broke out, he came into conflict with board member Amos Tuck who was a founding member of the Republican party and close friend of Lincoln's. In 1863, Lord prevented the college from granting an honorary degree to President Lincoln and was forced to resign.

The author and editor Martin Van Buren Perley (1835-1926) was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He taught school in Massachusetts while studying for his degree from Dartmouth College. After a brief career as a dry goods merchandiser, he became the editor and publisher of the Gloucester "Telegram" after a fire destroyed his business. Perley was also the editor of the Gloucester "Chronicle" and a correspondent for the "Boston Globe". He published directories, farmer's almanacs as well as historical and genealogical registries, and authored the "History and Genealogy of the Perley Family" as well as "Salem Village Witchcraft - Mrs. Elizabeth Howe's Trial". Good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; EDUCATION; LAWS OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE; HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE; NATHAN LORD; SIGNED; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNATURE; ADMISSION; CERTIFICATION; ILLUSTRATED; ILLUSTRATION; ENGRAVING; W. WATTS; PAMPHLET; PLATE; ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH

 
(MORGAN, JOHN HILL; ET AL)
Loan Exhibition of Portraits of the Signers and Deputies to the Convention of 1787 and Signers of the Declaration of Independence / Including Their Families and Associates / in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, City of Washington / November 27, 1937 to February 1, 1938. Assembled by the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission. (Catalog)
Washington, DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1937. 1937. Washington, DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1937. 1937. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed with some very light soiling. There are pencil & red pencil notations on the top edge of the front wrap. 173 & [3] pages. Full- page black-and-white illustrations. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.

230 items are catalogued. Very good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION; DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; FOUNDING FATHERS; ART; PORTRAITURE; LOAN EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS OF THE SIGNERS AND DEPUTIES TO THE CONVENTION OF 1787 AND SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF

 
(JENKINS, OLAF P.; AVERILL, CHARLES V.; ET AL)
The Mother Lode Country: Geologic Guidebook. Along Highway 49--Sierran Gold Belt. Bulletin 141. Prepared Under the Direction of Olaf P. Jenkins
San Francisco: Department of Natural Resources, State of California, September 1948. September 1948. San Francisco: Department of Natural Resources, State of California, September 1948. September 1948. Very good. - Oblong quarto, tan cloth titled in black on the front cover & the spine. The covers show some minor wear at the corners. 164 pages, profusely illustrated in black & white and in color, including geologic maps outlined in color. A previous owner's name is penned on the front endpaper. Very good.

Centennial Edition. Very good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; GOLD RUSH; GEOLOGY; MINING; GOLD; SIERRAN GOLD BELT; GEOLOGIC GUIDEBOOK; AMERICANA; WEST; OLAF P. JENKINS; MAPS; GEOLOGIC MAPS; ILLUSTRATIONS; CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; MOTHER LODE COUNTRY; HISTORY.

 
(ANDERSON, JAMES H.; HINSDALE, B.A.; ET AL)
Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. Vol. VI (Nos. 1-3 & Thirteenth Annual Report for 1897-98)
Columbus, OH: Press of J. L. Trauger, 1898. 1898. Columbus, OH: Press of J. L. Trauger, 1898. 1898. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & the covers are bumped. xiii, [ii] & 441 & xxiii pp. The hinges are cracked; there is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper; there are a few pencil markings & the page edges are slightly darkened. Color & B&W frontispieces & B&W plates. Good.

Among the contents are articles on the Ohio Indians, the history of popular education on the Western Reserve, the centennial of Jefferson county with a long piece on the pioneers of Jefferson County, and three articles on Edwin M. Stanton. Good .

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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; OHIO; JEFFERSON COUNTY; PIONEERS; SETTLERS; AMERICAN INDIANS; NATIVE AMERICANS; EDWIN M. STANTON; OHIO ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL QUARTERLY; ILLUSTRATIONS; PLATES; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; JAMES H. ANDERSON; B. A. HINSDALE; WESTERN

 
(RANDALL, E. O.; TAYLOR, EDWARD LIVINGSTON; HUNTER, W. H.; KNABENSHUE, S. S.; ET AL)
Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications. Volume XI. Including Index for Vols. I-XI Inclusive
Columbus, OH: Fred J. Heer, 1903. 1903. Columbus, OH: Fred J. Heer, 1903. 1903. Very good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are lightly bumped with a small, light stain to the front cover. The spine & rear joint are spotted. vii, [vi] & 486 pages. There is a red stain to the fore-edge. There is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. Black-and- white illustrations. Very good.

Volume XI includes the quarterlies of the Society previously published as numbers I and II for July and October 1902, and the supplement to Volume XI, which consists of an index to Volumes I to XI. Among the contents are "Monuments to Historical Indian Chiefs" by Edward Livingston Taylor, "The Mound Builders of Ohio" by S. S. Knabenshue, "First Battle of the American Revolution" by W. H. Hunter and "The Chilicothes" by R. W. McFarand. Very good .

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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; OHIO; HISTORY; ARCHAEOLOGY; ARCHEOLOGY; OHIO ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL QUARTERLY; VOLUME XI; NATIVE AMERICANS; AMERICAN INDIANS; MONUMENTS TO HISTORICAL INDIAN CHIEFS; EDWARD LIVINGSTON TAYLOR; E. O. RANDALL; MOUND BUILDERS; S. S. KNABENSHU

 
(JOHNSTON, JOHN W.; CHAIRMAN; ET AL)
Report of the Commission Created in Accordance with a Joint Resolution of Congress, Approved March 3, 1881, Providing for the Erection of a Monument at Yorktown, Va. , Commemorative of the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883. 1883. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883. 1883. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wraps. The wraps are bumped, soiled & chipped. The backstrip is perished & the spine has been reinforced with gray cloth tape. The tape is split along the rear joint with a large piece out at the tail of the spine, & the lower third of the front wrap is detached. 169 pages. Some bottom page corners are creased & the bottom corner of the last leaf is darkened & chipped. Illustrated with a black-and-white plate depicting the proposed monument. Ex-library with the remnants of a library label on the rear wrap and a numeral & "discarded" stamp on the verso of the title. Good.

First edition.

Among the contents of this report on the celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to American and French forces at Yorktown are a Centennial Ode by Paul H. Hayne of South Carolina, remarks by John W. Johnston, and a number of orations, including one by Robert C. Winthrop of Boston recounting the events surrounding the surrender. Good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; REVOLUTIONARY WAR; YORKTOWN; GEORGE WASHINGTON; LAFAYETTE; CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION; MONUMENT; REPORT OF THE COMMISSION CREATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH A JOINT RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS, APPROVED MARCH 3, 1881, PROVIDING FOR THE ERECTION OF A

 
(SCHUYLER, PHILIP; WATSON, ELKANAH; AND BANYAR, GOLDSBROW).
The Report of a Committee Appointed to Explore the Western Waters in the State of New-York for the Purpose of Prosecuting the Inland Lock Navigation.
Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co. [1850]. [1850]. - Quarto, 11-1/2 inches high by 9 inches wide. Softcover, bound in plain white wrappers with the title penned in black on the front cover. The covers are soiled and creased along the edges with some chipping to the front edges and a tiny hole to the front cover. 12 pages consisting of the title and pages [661] through 670. The top and front edges of the pages are darkened and there is dampstaining along the inner edges of the pages.

Extracted from "The Documentary History of the State of New York: Arranged Under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State" Volume 3, Number 19.

This report of the committee to explore Western Waters was originally printed in Albany by Barber and Southwick in 1792. .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; THE REPORT OF A COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO EXPLORE THE WESTERN WATERS IN THE STATE OF NEW-YORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROSECUTING THE INLAND LOCK NAVIGATON; THE DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; ARRANGED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE HON. CHRI

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