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House. Order that the Comm. on Finance determine distribution of public land sales, 1842
House No. 3 In January 1842, Mr. Stevenson asked the Committee on Finance to consider offering a law that declared the money received from the sale
of federal public lands go first to debt payments. Mr. Thomas had the opposite view. The Constitution had not given the federal government the
power to divide up the Treasury among the states, so the public lands money should not come to Massachusetts at all. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of
title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   Ordered, that the Committee on Finance, inquire into the expediency of providing by law, that all moneys which shall be received by this Commonwealth ... .
OCLC Number:   1415810508
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