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“SET THE PATTERN OF THE AMERICAN WEST”

(CONGRESS). Bill Establishing Offices for the Sale of Lands. Philadelphia, January 26, 1796.

Unrecorded draft of the momentous Public Land Act of 1796, the legislation that, however imperfectly, helped inaugurate America’s western expansion, “setting the rhythm of American social development for a century to come.” $8500.

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ORIGINAL BROADSIDE SEAMAN’S CONTRACT,
CONTAINING THE ACT OF CONGRESS FOR THE REGULATION OF SEAMEN, SIGNED IN PRINT BY GEORGE WASHINGTON

(WASHINGTON, George) CONGRESS. Original broadside "seaman"s contract" Probably Boston, 1800.

Original seaman’s contract issued by Master Penn Townsend in 1801 for a voyage of the Brig Rambler from Boston to the East Indies, listing himself, ten seamen a steward and a cook, finished and witnessed by Boston merchant William Shimmin. $2800.

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