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1821 Senate 17th Congress Public Lands and Settler Complaint Resolutions Pages
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This lot is a group of 11 pages from January 1821 in the 17th Congressional Session. The pages were removed from a book recording government proceedings and are approximately 8.75″ tall by 5.75″ wide. The documents include resolutions for various complaints brought before the Senate, most notably, just allocation and payment for newly settled public lands in the Missouri Territory which would not become a state until later that year. The group includes the following:

  • January 12, 1821 – A motion by Sen. John Henry Eaton (Democrat, Tennessee) to return a proposed bill about public land purchases back to the Committee on Public Lands (1 page)
  • January 15, 1821 – A report by Sen. John Thomas (Democrat, Rhode Island) recommending the rejection of the requests by Missouri Territory settlers regarding who had preference in land purchases (1 page)
  • January 26, 1821 – A report by Sen. John Thomas (Democrat, Rhode Island) recommending the rejection of the requests by the State of Indiana to tax lands sold by the government to private citizens (2 pages)
  • January 29, 1821 – A report by Sen. John Roberts (Democrat, Pennsylvania) recommending the rejection of the requests by U.S. Army Colonel E. B. Clemson for reimbursement of expenses incurred during his service (1 page)
  • January 29, 1821 – A report by Sen. John Roberts (Democrat, Pennsylvania) recommending the payment of a claim by J. L. B. Macarty whose property was taken by the government for military purposes during the invasions of Louisiana in 1814-15 (1 page)
  • January 29, 1821 – A report by Sen. John Roberts (Democrat, Pennsylvania) recommending the rejection of a claim by George Jackson for government use of his wagon and team and for loss of horses (5 pages long with evidence letters from the Treasury Department)

All documents are guaranteed to be original and to be from the time period indicated.

These documents show many signs of their more than 200 years of existence. All the pages show the rough edge left by removing them from their original volume. They also have varying degrees of staining, soiling, smudges, edge wear, small creases/tears, and discoloration from acid paper. Please review the included photos of the actual item to make a complete determination of its condition.

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