Report of the Committee on the Public Lands on the several petitions of Richard Tervin, Samuel Mims, Edwin Lewis, Joseph Wilson, and the Baptist Church at Salem, all of the Mississippi Territory. January 7th, 1811. Ordered to be printed by the House of Representatives.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Public Lands.

Published by Pr. by R. C. Weightman, Washington City, 1811
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The committee re-submits the separate reports made last session, the resulting bill not having been acted on. The petitions resulting in legislation reserving federal land for the use of the Baptist Church which led to President Madison's famous veto (February 28, 1811) of the bill. Madison opposed it because it appropriated funds "for the use and support of religious societies, contrary to the article of the constitution, which declares that Congress shall make no law respecting a religious establishment." 8vo. 12 pp. Shaw & Shoemaker 24294. Removed from a nonce volume. Outer and inner edge of several leaves slightly irregular. Lightly pencilled librarian's notation in top right corner of p. [1]. Bookseller Inventory # 15516

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Title: Report of the Committee on the Public Lands ...

Publisher: Pr. by R. C. Weightman, Washington City

Publication Date: 1811

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