ACTS OF THE FOURTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION... JAMES MADISON PRESIDENT.
Washington: 1816. 197 pages. 8vo, original blue wrappers; white paper spine; a full, uncut copy. On front wrappers is written "Clerk, Sup. Jud. Court. Washington." (Item ID: 1025)
An interesting series of laws, starting with "An act to authorize the president of the United States, to lease for the term therein mentioned, the new building on capitol hill, with the appurtenances, for the better accommodation of congress." (1915). Also included are: "An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the U. States.", "An act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original states." and "An act to authorize the survey of two millions of acres of the public lands... in the territory of Michigan, as military bounty lands." The work concludes with the texts of fifteen treaties signed with various Indian tribes.