Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913

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William MacDonald
Macmillan, 1916 - Charters - 656 pages
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Contents

3S
39
Fundamental Articles of New Haven June 414 1639
42
n Patent of Providence Plantations March 1424 1643
44
New England Confederation May 1929 1643
46
Government of New Haven Jet 27Nov 6 1643
53
Aj First Navigation Act 1660
55
Charter of Connecticut April 23May 3 1662
60
First Charter of Carolina March 24April 3 16623
63
Charter of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations July 818
66
Second Navigation Act 1663
72
Grant to the Uuke of York March 1222 16634
76
Third Navigation Act 1672
78
Charter of Pennsylvania March 414 168081
80
Second Charter of Massachusetts Oct 717 1691
84
25 Navigation Act April 1020 1696
90
Treaty of Utrecht March 31April n 1713
93
Charter of Georgia June 920 1732
95
Molasses Act May 1728 1733
103
29 Writ of Assistance Dec 2 1762
105
30 Treaty of Paris Feb 10 1763
109
31 Royal Proclamation concerning America Oct 7 1763
114
Sugar Act April 5 1764
117
Stamp Act March 22 1765
122
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127
Quartering Act April 1765
131
Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress
136
Declaratory Act March 18 1766
139
Act suspending the New York Assembly
141
Townshend Revenue Act June 29 1767
143
Massachusetts Circular Letter Feb 11 1768
149
Boston Port Act March 31 1774
150
Massachusetts Government Act May 20 1774
158
Administration of Justice Act May 20 1774
159
Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress 1774
162
The Association Oct 20 1774
169
Lord Norths Conciliatory Resolution Feb 27 1775
172
Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms 1775
176
Report on Iord Norths Conciliatory Resolution July 31 1775
189
Declaration of Independence July 4 1776
190
Articles of Confederation Nov 15 1777
201
Treaty of Paris Sept 3 1783
205
Ordinance of 1787 July 13 1787
212
Constitution of the United States Sept 17 1787
216
Hamiltons First Report on Public Credit Jan 9 1790
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
July
268
vtTIBER FACE 71 Act for a National Bank April 101816
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
wSo 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 Nullif1cation 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 n 1836
359
Treaty with Great Britain Aug 9 1842
361
Joint Resolution for the Annexation of Texas March I 1845 38
371
Treaty with Great Britain June 15 1846
372
Independent Treasury Act Aug 6 1846
374
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 81850
386
Extract from the Utah Act Sept 9 1850
387
Lecompton Constitution Nov 7 1857
420
South Carolina Ordinance of Secession Dec 20 1860
423
Constitution of the Confederate States of America March 1861
424
Call for 75000 Volunteers April 15 1861 433
433
Proclamation declaring a Blockade of Southern Ports April
434
Act for a National Loan July 17 1861 436 43f
436
Act authorizing the Employment of Volunteers July 22 1861
438
Resolution on the Nature and Object of the War July 22 1861
439
PAGK 122
440
Act to define and punish certain Conspiracies July 31 1861
441
J24 Confiscation Act Ag 0t 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
131
452
Confiscation Act July 17 1862 454
454
Emancipation Proclamation Jan 1 1863
457
Enrolment Act March 3 1863
459
Act relating to Habeas Corpus March 3 1863
463
136
467
Proclamation of Amnesty Dec 8 1863
470
National Bank Act June 3 1864
473
139
482
Electoral Count Feb 8 1865
487
141
488
Freedom for Soldiers Families March 3 1865
490
143
491
Thirteenth Amendment Dec 18 1865
494
146
498
Franchise in the District of Columbia Jan 8 1867
499
15
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 5 1t 154 Third Reconstruction Act July 19 1867
514
155
518
Fourth Reconstruction Act March n 1868
529
Act admitting North Carolina South Carolina Louisiana Georgia Alabama and Florida to Representation in Congress June
532
159
534
Joint Resolution excluding Electoral Votes of the Late Rebellious States July 20 1868
535
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution July 28 1868
536
162
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
1 171
554
172
560
17V 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
176
568
184
570
Coinage of the Standard Silver Dollar Feb 28 1878
573
Civil Service Act Jan 16 1883
576
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
190
650
243
651
267
652
Sedition Act July 14 1798
653
_ Kentucky Resolutions Nov 22 1799
656
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