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Information in Relation to the Operations of the Commission Appointed to Run and Mark the Boundary between the United States and
(California) U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington: GPO, 1850. 31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate Exec. Doc. No. 34. Two parts. 53pp, 22pp, 4 maps (2 folding). Foxing, sometimes severe throughout the text, three smaller folding maps with some foxing, large folding map loose but bright with little foxing. Disbound from the Serial Set, here rebound in cloth with minor external rubbing. At the ending of the Mexican War both nations immediately set about fixing the new boundary between the two countries. This report and the associated maps are a product of the first phase of the survey of the Mexican boundary. Initial work began in 1849 and immediately bogged down over establishing the length of a marine league and Mexican General Garcia Conde's demand that his country be given the port of San Diego. The large map (17 x 22 inches) was critical to the rest of the survey. Entitled Topographical Sketch of the Southernmost Point of the Port of San Diego and measurement of the Marine League for determining Initial Point of Boundary United States and Mexican Republic, it specifies that a marine league is equal to 5564 metres, and locates the initial point well south of the port. It is quite large scale with 2 inches to the mile. It shows several camps just inland from the bay and the surrounding topography. The Commissioner's route east is shown following the Arroyo de Tia Juana as far as Achilld's (sic) Ranch. The other maps are Plan of the Junction of the Colorado and Gila Rivers (8 x 6), an unnamed map of the same junction on a slightly different scale, and Map of a Survey and Reconnaissance of the Vicinity of the Mouth of the Rio Gila (11 x 16 ) quite a bit more detailed than the two above. The text consists of correspondence on file in the Department of the Interior referring to operations of the United States boundary commission. It shows the progress of the survey and gives detail of how the money appropriated for it was spent. Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing felt the reports from the boundary commissioner were vague and unsatisfactory and notes that an additional $50,000 will be needed for the current fiscal year. W-C-B 189a, Wheat 616, 650, 652, 653.

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Annual Message of the Governor of the State of California to the Eighth Session of the Legislature.
(Johnson, J. Neely)
NP (Sacremento): NP ND (1857). 28, 27pp. Disbound, pages browned. Along with the usual department reports and financials, Governor Neely summarizes the events surrounding the Vigilance Committee in San Francisco from May until November of the previous year. In an appendix (27 pages) the report reproduces correspondence and proclamations relating tot he events, including Neely's appeal to President Pierce for military aid and a lengthy opinion from the U.S. Attorney Genera as to why aid would not be forthcoming. Cowan p. 314.

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Administrative Reports...Indian Affairs, Territories.
Department of the Interior
Washington: GPO, 1916. ix, 638pp, 3 folding maps. Minor wear to extremities else very good. Volume II of the DoI annual report complete in itself including the Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs (pages 1-447), the Report of the Governor of Alaska (449-562), and the Report of the Governor of Hawaii (563-638). Each report includes budgets, accomplishments, and problems facing the appropriate administrators with much detail and back patting. The Indian Affairs report has a separate section (325-427) on the Five Civilized Tribes. The maps are substantial and of some interest. They are Map Showing Indian Reservations in the United States (15 by 24 inches), Map to Accompany the Annual Report of the Governor (17 x 24), and Map of the Territory of Hawaii (22 x 33), the last two being handsome GLO maps with printed color showing topography. All are crisp with the possibility of a short tear at the gutter.

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Administrative Reports...Indian Affairs, Territories.
Department of the Interior
Washington: GPO, 1916. ix, 638pp, 3 folding maps. Minor wear to extremities else very good. Volume II of the DoI annual report complete in itself including the Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs (pages 1-447), the Report of the Governor of Alaska (449-562), and the Report of the Governor of Hawaii (563-638). Each report includes budgets, accomplishments, and problems facing the appropriate administrators with much detail and back patting. The Indian Affairs report has a separate section (325-427) on the Five Civilized Tribes. The maps are substantial and of some interest. They are Map Showing Indian Reservations in the United States (15 by 24 inches), Map to Accompany the Annual Report of the Governor (17 x 24), and Map of the Territory of Hawaii (22 x 33), the last two being handsome GLO maps with printed color showing topography. All are crisp with the possibility of a short tear at the gutter.

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Eighth Annual Session. Third Annual Message of Governor A. J. Faulk, tothe Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Dakota.
Faulk, A. J.
Yankton, DT: Geo. W.Kingsbury, 1868. 14pp. Original printed wrappers. Light soil with one short tear to the front wrap, else near fine. A short address, but Governor Faulk addresses several interesting issues. He lauds the creation of Wyoming Territory as an antidote to the"...many turbulent and lawless individuals, who were, practically, beyond the control of civil law; and whose crimes were of such a startling character as to compel the better class of citizens to resort to measures, deemed unavoidably necessary for the protection of society, to reduce such refractory spirits to submission." (ie vigilantism) The Governor reports that Indians in the Territory remain friendly and show signs of progress, but he bemoans the setting aside of the Black Hills for Indian use over his objections. Additionally, he offers a description of the recently passed 14th amendment to the Constitution. A scarce territorial imprint.

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Preliminary Report of the United States Geological Survey of Montana and Portions of Adjacent Territories; Being a Fifth Annual
Hayden, F.V.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1872. Maps and illustrations, spine damaged, hinge starting, previous owner's name, internally clean.

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Commerce Between the United States and Mexico…
Nimmo, Joseph Jr.
Washington: GPO, 1884. Ex-library hardcover in library cloth, interior and map fine. Detailed report on commerce with Mexico, the condition of the railroads, and the potential for investment in that country. Many statistics on production. The large folding map (16 x 22 inches, short tear repair) is quite nice, showing Mexico with elevations indicated in color as well as present and proposed rail routes.

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Acts passed at the First Session of the Fifteenth Congress.
United States Congress,
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1818. 191pp. Plain wrappers, mostly unopened, some external soiling and damp stain, owner's name, else very good. President James Madison. The acts and resolutions passed by the United States Congress (both House and Senate) during the first decades of the nineteenth century include some of the defining actions of the founders of the country, but at least as interesting is the minutia of operating a government at a time when legislators were still making it up as they went along. Included in this volume are acts authorizing the President to take possession of Florida, enabling Illinois to form a constitution and a resolution admitting Mississippi to the Union. Also included is an act prohibiting the importation of slaves into the United States. This was an effort seen as the first step toward legislating slavery out of existence.

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Acts passed at the First Session of the Tenth Congress.
United States Congress,
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1808. 178, vii-pp. Plain wrappers, mostly unopened, some external soiling, else very good. Front wrap missing. Thomas Jefferson President. The acts and resolutions passed by the United States Congress (both House and Senate) during the first decades of the nineteenth century include some of the defining actions of the founders of the country, but at least as interesting is the minutia of operating a government at a time when legislators were still making it up as they went along. Included in this volume are three Indian treaties, an act to make good the deficit from 1807, and an act embargoing all shipping in the ports of the United States (a precursor to the War of 1812).

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Acts passed at the Second Session of the Fifteenth Congress.
United States Congress,
Washingto, DC: Government Printing Office, 1819. 112, 116pp. Plain wrappers, mostly unopened, some external soiling and damp stain, owner's name, else very good. President James Madison. The acts and resolutions passed by the United States Congress (both House and Senate) during the first decades of the nineteenth century include some of the defining actions of the founders of the country, but at least as interesting is the minutia of operating a government at a time when legislators were still making it up as they went along. Included in this volume are acts declaring the admission of Illinois into the Union, enforcing the prohibition of the trade in slaves, authorizing the President to take possession of East and West Florida and to establish a temporary government there. There are also sixteen Indian treaties.

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Acts passed at the Second Session of the Fifteenth Congress.
United States Congress,
Washingto, DC: Government Printing Office, 1819. 112, 116pp. Plain wrappers, mostly unopened, some external soiling and damp stain, owner's name, else very good. President James Madison. The acts and resolutions passed by the United States Congress (both House and Senate) during the first decades of the nineteenth century include some of the defining actions of the founders of the country, but at least as interesting is the minutia of operating a government at a time when legislators were still making it up as they went along. Included in this volume are acts declaring the admission of Illinois into the Union, enforcing the prohibition of the trade in slaves, authorizing the President to take possession of East and West Florida and to establish a temporary government there. There are also sixteen Indian treaties.

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Acts passed at the Second Session of the Fourteenth Congress.
United States Congress,
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1817. Plain wrappers, mostly unopened, some external soiling, else very good. President James Madison. The acts and resolutions passed by the United States Congress (both House and Senate) during the first decades of the nineteenth century include some of the defining actions of the founders of the country, but at least as interesting is the minutia of operating a government at a time when legislators were still making it up as they went along. Included in this volume are eight Indian treaties, and an act admitting Indiana into the Union.

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Acts passed at the Second Session of the Seventeenth Congress.
United States Congress,
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1823. 108, 51pp. Printed wrappers, mostly unopened, some external soiling and damp stain, else very good. President James Monroe. The acts and resolutions passed by the United States Congress (both House and Senate) during the first decades of the nineteenth century include some of the defining actions of the founders of the country, but at least as interesting is the minutia of operating a government at a time when legislators were still making it up as they went along. Included in this volume are an act to provide for the purchase of ships to combat piracy in the Gulf of Mexico, a trade convention with France and two Indian treaties.

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Acts passed at the Second Session of the Twenty Fourth Congress.
United States Congress,
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1837. 159pp. Printed wrappers, mostly unopened, some external soiling, else veery good. President Andrew Jackson. The acts and resolutions passed by the United States Congress (both House and Senate) during the first decades of the nineteenth century include some of the defining actions of the founders of the country, but at least as interesting is the minutia of operating a government at a time when legislators were still making it up as they went along. Included in this volume are seven Indian treaties - most land cessions, and an act admitting Michigan into the Union.

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Acts passed at the Second Session of the Twenty Second Congress.
United States Congress,
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1833. 125, 63, 31pp. Printed wrappers, mostly unopened, some external soiling, else very good. President Andrew Jackson. The acts and resolutions passed by the United States Congress (both House and Senate) during the first decades of the nineteenth century include some of the defining actions of the founders of the country, but at least as interesting is the minutia of operating a government at a time when legislators were still making it up as they went along. Included in this volume are fourteen Indian treaties. Almost all deal with land cessions and with relocation, i.e. the origins of the "Trail of Tears."

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Acts passed at the Third Session of the Twenty Seventh Congress.
United States Congress,
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1843. 132, 51pp. Printed wrappers, mostly unopened, some external soiling, else very good. President John Tyler. The acts and resolutions passed by the United States Congress (both House and Senate) during the first decades of the nineteenth century include some of the defining actions of the founders of the country, but at least as interesting is the minutia of operating a government at a time when legislators were still making it up as they went along. Included in this volume are an appropriation to Samuel F.B. Morse for superintending construction of a "magnetic telegraph," and a treaty with Great Britain establishing the boundary from the St. Lawrence to the Rocky Mountains. There is no mention of the boundary from the Rockies to the Pacific, a contentious issue that would not be settled until 1846.

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