Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913 (Google eBook)

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William MacDonald
Macmillan, 1916 - Charters - 656 pages
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Contents

Fundamental Articles of New Haven June 414 1639
42
Patent of Providence Plantations March 1424 1643
44
New England Confederation May 1929 1643
46
Government of New Haven Oct 27Nov 6 1643
52
Maryland Toleration Act April 1649
53
First Navigation Act 1660
55
Charter of Connecticut April 23May 3 1662
60
First Charter of Carolina March 24April 3 16623
63
NUMBER PACT 33 Stamp 1 arch 22 1765 22
65
Charter of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations July 818
66
Second Navigation Act 1663
72
Grant to the Duke of York March 1222 16634
74
Second Charter of Carolina June 30July 10 1665
76
Third Navigation Act 1672
78
Charter of Pennsylvania March 414 168081
80
Second Charter of Massachusetts Oct 717 1691
84
Navigation Act April 1020 1696
90
Treaty of Utrecht March 31 April 11 1713
93
Charter of Georgia June 920 1732
95
Molasses Act May 1728 1733
103
Writ of Assistance Dec 2 1762
105
Treaty of Paris Feb 10 1763
109
Royal Proclamation concerning America Oct 7 1763
113
Sugar Act April 5 1764
117
Quarterly 1 April 1765
131
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134
Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress Oct 19 1765
136
Declaratory Act March 18 1766
139
Act suspending the New York Assembly June 15 1767
141
Townshend Revenue Act June 29 1767
143
Massachusetts Circular Letter Feb 11 1768
146
Boston Port Act March 31 1774
150
Massachusetts Government Act May 20 1774
155
Administration of Justice Act May 20 1774
159
Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress Oct
162
The Association Oct 20 1774
166
Lord Norths Conciliatory Resolution Feb 27 1775
171
New England Restraining Act March 30 1775
172
Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms July
176
Report on Lord Norths Conciliatory Resolution July 31 1775
188
Declaration of Independence July 4 1776
190
Articles of Confederation Nov 15 1777
195
Treaty of Paris Sept 3 1783
204
Ordinance of 1787 July 13 1787
209
Constitution of the United States Sept 17 1787
216
Hamiltons First Report on Public Credit Jan 9 1790
233
Proclamation of Neutrality April 22 1793
243
Treaty with Great Britain Nov 19 1794
244
Alien and Sedition Acts 1798
258
Naturalization Act June 18 1798
259
Alien Act June 25 1798
261
Alien Enemies Act July 6 1798
263
Sedition Act July 14 1798
265
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions 1798 1799
267
Kentucky Resolutions Nov 16 1798
268
Virginia Resolutions Dec 24 1798
274
Kentucky Resolutions Nov 22 1799
276
Treaty with France for the Cession of Louisiana April 30 1803
279
Embargo Act Dec 22 1S07
282
NonIntercourse Act March 1 1809
284
Declaration of War June 18 1812
288
Treaty of Ghent Dec 24 1814
289
Report of the Hartford Convention Jan 4 1815
294
man pagi 71 Act for a National Bank April 101816
302
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306
Missouri Compromise 182021 t
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
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 II 1836
359
Extract from the Report of the Committee of Thirteen May 81850
386
Extract from the Utah Act Sept 9 1850
387
Extract from the Texas and New Mexico Act Sept 9 1850
388
Fugitive Slave Act Sept 18 1850
390
Act abolishing the Slave Trade in the District of Columbia Sept 20 1850
394
Treaty with Mexico Dec 30 1853 394 KansasNebraska Act 1854
397
Douglass Report Jan 4 1854 399 no Dixons Proposed Amendment Jan 16 1854
402
Sumners Proposed Amendment Jan 17 1854
403
Dred Scott Decision March 6 1857
405
Lecompton Constitution Nov 7 1857
420
South Carolina Ordinance of Secession Dec 20 i860
423
Constitution of the Confederate States of America March
424
Call for 75000 Volunteers April 15 1861
433
Proclamation declaring a Blockade of Southern Ports April
434
Act for a National Loan July 17 1861
436
Act authorizing the Employment of Volunteers July 22 1861
438
Resolution on the Nature and Object of the War July 22 1861
439
Act for calling out the Militia July 29 1861
440
Act to define and punish certain Conspiracies July 31 1861 441 124 Confiscation Act Aug 6 1861
442
Act authorizing the Seizure of Railroad and Telegraph Lines Jan 31 1862
444
Act authorizing the Issue of Legal Tender Notes Feb 25 1862
446
Act for an Additional Article of War March 13 1862
448
Joint Resolution on Compensated Emancipation April 10 1862
449
Act abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia April 16 1862
450
Abolition of Slavery in the Territories June 19 1862
452
Confiscation Act July 17 1862
454
Emancipation Proclamation Jan 1 1863
457
Enrolment Act March 3 1863
459
Act relating to Habeas Corpus March 3 1863
463
Resolution against Foreign Mediation March 3 1863
467
Proclamation of Amnesty Dec 8 1863
470
National Bank Act June 3 1864
473
Proclamation regarding Reconstruction July 8 1864
482
Electoral Count Feb 8 1865
487
KtTMBHR PAGE 141 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
511
Third Reconstruction Act July 19 1867
514
Articles of Impeachment March 23 1868
518
Fourth Reconstruction Act March II 1868
529
Act admitting North Carolina South Carolina Louisiana Georgia Alabama and Florida to Representation in Congress June
532
Oath of Office July II 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 April 10 1869
540
Reconstruction of Georgia Dec 22 1869
542
Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution March 30 1870
546
Act to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment May 31 1870
547
Act for refunding the National Debt July 14 1870
551
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 I 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
575
Interstate Commerce Act Feb 4 1887
582
AntiTrust Act July 2 1890
591
Silver Purchase Act July 14 1890
593
Repeal of the Silver Purchase Act of 1890 Nov I 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
Gold Standard Act March 14 1900
609
Treaty with Great Britain regarding an Isthmian Canal Novem ber 18 1901
614
Chinese Exclusion Act April 29 1902
616
Act for the Construction of an Isthmian Canal June 28 1902
618
Panama Canal Treaty November 18 1903
623
Naturalization Act June 29 1906
630
Immigration Act February 20 1907
636
Act relating to Expatriation March 2 1907
644
Sixteenth Amendment February 25 1913
647
Index
649
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