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House. Comm. on a Survey of State Lands in Maine. Report, 1836
House No. 31 On February 20, 1836, a committee considering a geological survey of public lands submitted a report: Massachusetts wasted much of
its public lands by selling them too cheaply. The Commonwealth did not know enough about the value of the land to price it correctly. Of the 4,000,000
remaining acres, about 1,000,000 had been surveyed, but just for lot lines, not for soil and geological resources. Maine was about to undertake a
geological survey, so perhaps the Commonwealth could be part of that effort. Resolves: The Governor was authorized to employ a suitable crew to do a
geological and soil survey of the Commonwealth's public lands. He was further authorized to partner with Maine if that was expedient. There was no
dollar restriction. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   Ordered, that Messrs. Putnam, of Danvers, Caldwell, of Ipswich, and Stoddard, of Northampton, be a committee to inquire into the expediency of providing for a geological survey of any parts of the state of Maine, where such survey will probably lead to more accurate knowledge of the value of any lands, which are in whole or in part the property of this commonwealth.
OCLC Number:   1410407787
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