American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Volume 31 (Google eBook)

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I sold this set of books door to door for Britannica in the DC area in 1961. My first reaction was "how do I get a set of these books!?" They said if I sold so many
sets I'd get a free set. Well, I sold one set, decided I wasn't a salesman but bought a set. I've read most of them. They are (or were then) the basis of a Liberal Arts curriculum at St. Johns's College in Maryland. I was a sailor for 44 years (24 USN and 20 USMM) and so took one or two volumes with me to sea on every tour. The first two volumes in the set I sold was the SYNTOPICAN (Synthesis of Topics Contained) which was promoted as an "index of ideas." Look at the set as a great conversation over the centuries, each writer assumed to have read the authors before him. You can follow, in the Synntopican, the idea of love or war or marriage throughout the course of history. The set, although it did not contain the Bible begins there then the Iliad and the Oddyssey on through to Herman Melville. This set is your complete liberal education. It came with a 16 volume reading guide which kept me from bailing while plowing through Aquinas and Kant ;-) Hard going. 

Contents

Memorial of Alabama for postponement of the sale of public lands
416
Transmitting supplemental report of the commissioners on claims to land
419
Memorial of Mississippi for extinguishment of Indian title to land in that
422
Resolution and memorial of Ohio on the subject of school lands in that
430
Report of commissioners to House of Representatives of claims to lands
437
Report from the Committee on Public Lands on the memorial of
443
Memorial of Alabama for the postponement of the sale of relinquished
447
Report from the Committee on Public Lands on the petition of David
449
Memorial of Illinois for a reduction of the price of lands in that State 1825 Feb 3
453
Report from the Committee on Public Lands relative to lands to be taxed
455
Memorial of Illinois for a donation of land for a canal uniting Lake
461
Report from the Committee on Indian Affairs on the petition of James
466
Transmitting reports of the number of laud warrants issued to the officers
470
Report from the Committee on Public Lands relative to claims between
472
Resolutions of Alabama and representatives of the county of Mobile
478
Report from the Committee on Public Lauds on the petition of Charles
480
Transmitting report and statement of the quantity of lands relinquished
481
Petition of sundry citizens of New York and New Jersey to work
484
Report from the Committee on Public Lands against providing for a sur
487
Transmitting report of the register of the land office at Opelousas rela
488
Memorial and resolutions of Alabama for relief of purchasers reduction
493
Report from a select committee on the memorial of Tennessee for the
494
Report from the Committee on Public Lands against the claim of Silas
495
Transmitting report and statements relative to the quantity of land sur
496
Transmitting reports relating to the lead mines and salt springs 1826 Feb 8 519
498
Resolution of Rhode Island for appropriation of her proportion of
499
Communication from the Commissioner of the General Land Office rela
763
Communication fromthe Commissioner of the General Land Office enclos
769
Report from the Committee on Public Lands relative to claims of certain
771
Report from the Committee on Public Lands on the petition of Francis
781
Transmitting report relative to the operations of the land system and
788
Transmitting report relating to the lead mines in Illinois and Missouri 1826 Dec 8
799
Report from the Committee on Private Land claims on the petition of
803
Memorial of the land debtors in Alabama for further relief 1826 Dec 22
804
Transmitting report and statement of the number and description of land
806
Transmitting report on the causes that have prevented the surveys
854
Memorial of sundry halfbreeds of the Creek nation to sell their reserva
858
Report from the Committee on Private Land Claims on the petition
861
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT
864
Memorial of Illinois respecting the public lands within her limits 1827 Jan 12
871
Report from the Committee on Private Land Claims on the petition
872
Report from the Committee on Private Land Claims on the bill for
877
Transmitting report relating to the public lands in Missouri and Illinois
885
Memorial of Indiana for a change in the system for the sale of the public
887
Memorial of residents in Ohio relative to conflicting claims to lands
900
Transmitting report and statements relative to the purchase of lands from
902
Resolution of Illinois for a cession on equitable terms of all the mineral
921
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT
927
Resolution of Indiana to be allowed to sell the lands in that State reserved
957
From the Commissioner of the General Land Office relative to the com
viii
Relative to claims to lands between the Rio Hondo and Sabine rivers
xiv

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