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House. Comm. On Public Land. Reasons for reporting against an appropriation, 1826
SEE ALSO 23825.1826, 51730, 51740 In February 1826, the House Committee on Public Lands reported against a further appropriation for survey and sale
of public lands in Maine. The Committee thought the state should abide by Secretary of State Henry Clay's request not to antagonize the British while
negotiations for the international boundary between Canada and the United States continued. The Committee thought the land market was slow so it
would not be a problem to delay for months or a year. It also took exception to the method of surveying large tracts away from rivers because the only
transportation was by water. It did not agree with the Senate's willingness to sell fifteen townships and suggested the plan of having alternating
townships for the Maine/Massachusetts line was clumsy; selecting a river for an unbroken boundary would be much better. The Committee did authorize
payment of the overage on the previous year's survey. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   House of Representatives, February, 1826. Reasons of the Committee on Public Land, for reporting against an appropriation, at present, for further surveys, and sales of lands in Maine, Feb. 1, 1826 : The Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the message of His Excellency the Governor, of 13th January, relating to the transactions of the commissioners under the act for separating Main from Massachusetts ... ask leave to report ...
OCLC Number:   1357551213
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