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U.S. Congress. 8th Acts passed at the first session of the eighth Congress [Louisiana purchase]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00380 Author/Creator: U.S. Congress. 8th Place Written: [Washington, D.C.] Type: Book Date: 1803 Pagination: 255, vi. p. 25 x 17 cm

Summary of Content: 8vo; unrecorded separately (see seller desc.): Louisiana purchase: "An Act to enable the President to take possession..." Original blue paper wrapper as issued, faded and yellowed. Paper spine is largely lost.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Louisiana PurchaseLawGovernment and CivicsPresidentFranceFinanceCongress

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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