[Washington. 1839]. 6pp. Small folio. Dbd., removed from a sammelband. Final leaf tanned, and with a small chip in the upper outer corner. Very good. A rare "slip bill" printing of the appropriations bill funding military operations in the Second Seminole War, and providing funds to move the Cherokees westward during the Trail of Tears. This legislation describes in detail the funds to be appropriated, mostly for the military, to combat the Seminole tribe in Florida. The Second Seminole War was one of the longest and costliest of the military campaigns against American Indian tribes and this appropriations bill was passed right in the middle of that expensive conflict. Funds are set aside for the Second Dragoons, for forage, the purchase of powder and weapons, freight, supplies, transportation, the hiring of laborers, the pay of soldiers, militia, and volunteers, naval vessels, etc. In all, nearly seven million dollars are appropriated for operations against the Seminoles in the year 1839. An amendment to the bill, printed at the conclusion, appropriates more than a million dollars to aid the Cherokee in their move westward during their removal from Georgia to Indian Territory, known as the Trail of Tears. Slip bill printings are by their nature ephemeral - printed to be used during the legislative process and discarded. This legislation, providing funds for the two most significant Indian operations of the period - the Seminole War and the Trail of Tears - is highly significant indeed. OCLC locates a single copy, at Appalachian State University. Rare. OCLC 945196662. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: H.R. 1090. JANUARY 29, 1839. A BILL MAKING ...
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