Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1898

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William MacDonald
Macmillan, 1908 - Charters - 616 pages
 

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Contents

Charter of Connecticut April 23May 3 1662
60
Charter of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations July 81? 355
66
Second Navigation Act 1663
73
Third Navigation Act 1672
79
Navigation Act April 1020 1696
90
Molasses Act May 1728 1733
103
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127
uspending the New York Assembly June 15 1767
141
ninistration of Justice Act May 20 1774
159
finance of 1787 July 13 1787
209
490
234
498
279
ty with France for the Cession of Louisiana April 30 1803
282
499
283
NUMBER PAGE 71 Act for a National Bank April 10 1816
302
Treaty with Spain for the Floridas Feb 22 1819
306
Missouri Compromise 182021
311
Tallmadges Amendment Feb 13 1819
313
Thomass Amendment Feb 17 1820
314
Missouri Enabling Act March 6 1820
315
Constitution of Missouri July 19 1820
316
Resolution for the Admission of Missouri March 2 1821
317
Monroes Message enunciating the Monroe Doctrine Dec 2 1823
318
Jacksons First Annual Message Dec
320
Jacksons Second Annual Message Dec 7 1830
322
Jacksons Third Annual Message Dec
323
Jacksons Bank Veto July 10 1832
324
South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification Nov 24 1832
329
Jacksons Proclamation to the People of South Carolina Dec
333
Act for Enforcing the Tariff March 2 1833
341
Removal of the Deposits September 1833
344
Taneys Instructions to the Collector at Philadelphia Sept 26 1833
349
Taney to the Girard Bank Sept 26 1833
350
Taney to the Bank of the United States Sept 26 1833
351
Contract between the Girard Bank and the United States Sept
352
Constitution of the American AntiSlavery Society Dec 4 1833
353
Act to Regulate the Deposits June 23 1836
355
Specie Circular July 11 1836
359
Treaty with Great Britain Aug 9 1842
361
Joint Resolution for the Annexation of Texas March 1 1845
368
Act for the Prosecution of the Mexican War May 13 1846
371
Treaty with Great Britain June 15 1846
372
Independent Treasury Act Aug 6 1846
374
507
375
Treaty with Mexico Feb 2 1848
377
Compromise of 1850
383
Clays Resolutions Jan 29 1850
384
Extract from the Report of the Committee of Thirteen May 850
386
Extract from the Utah Act Sept 9 1850
387
Extract from the Texas and New Mexico Act Sept 9 1850
388
Resolution against Foreign Mediation March 3 1863
467
National Bank Act June 3 1864
473
Proclamation regarding Reconstruction July 8 1864
482
Freedmens Bureau March 3 1865
488
Freedom for Soldiers Families March 3 1865
490
Thirteenth Amendment Dec 18 1865
494
Restoration of Tennessee July 24 1866
498
Franchise in the District of Columbia Jan 8 1867
499
Elective Franchise in the Territories Jan 31 1867
500
Tenure of Office Act March 2 1867
504
Command of the Army March 2 1867
507
Second Reconstruction Act March 23 1867
508
Treaty with Russia for the Cession of Alaska March 30 1867
514
Articles of Impeachment March 23 1868
518
Fourth Reconstruction Act March 11 1868
529
Act admitting North Carolina South Carolina Louisiana Georgia Alabama and Florida to Representation in Congress June
532
Oath of Office July 11 1868
534
Joint Resolution excluding Electoral Votes of the Late Rebellious States July 20 1868
535
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution July 28 1868
536
Provisional Governments of Virginia Texas and Mississippi Feb 18 1869
538
Act to strengthen the Public Credit March 18 1869
539
Submission of the Constitutions of Virginia Mississippi and Texas
540
April 10 1869
542
Reconstruction of Georgia Dec 22 1869
543
Admission of Virginia to Representation in Congress Jan
544
Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution March 30 1870
549
Act to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment May 31 1870
551
Act for the Restoration of Georgia July 15 1870
553
Supplementary Act to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment Feb
554
Act to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment April 20 1871
560
Act removing Political Disabilities May 22 1872
564
NUMBER PAGE 174 Coinage Act Feb 12 1873
565
Resumption of Specie Payments Jan 14 1875
566
Second Civil Rights Act March 1 1875
568
Electoral Count Act Jan 29 1877
570
Coinage of the Standard Silver Dollar Feb 28 1878
573
Civil Service Act Jan 16 1883 O
575
Interstate Commerce Act Feb 4 1887
581
AntiTrust Act July 2 1890
591
Silver Purchase Act July 14 1890
593
Repeal of the Silver Purchase Act of 1890 Nov 1 1893
595
Recognition of the Independence of Cuba April 20 1898
597
Declaration of War April 25 1898
598
Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands July 7 1898
600
Treaty of Paris Dec 10 1898
602
536
609
446
610
542
611
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