Documents in Evidence of a Claim Submitted by Charles F. Sibbald, of Philadelphia, to the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America

Documents in Evidence of a Claim Submitted by Charles F. Sibbald, of Philadelphia, to the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...or that I may be authorized to procure one. It is really necessary I should have one, as there is no other way of getting to some places it is necessary to examine and explore. The boat should be a large two oared boat, furnished with sails, &c. and as light as possible, to allow of transportation by land where occasion requires. I beg leave to observe that Francis J. Fatio, named in the deed from Olivares, is the Secretary to the Board of Land Commissioners; and further, that no timber has been cut on the land of Olivares since the Sir, --Yours of the 1st ult. is received and the contents noted. I wrote you on the 7th inst. and on the 8th to Richard D. Harris, Esq. Navy Agent, Boston, a copy of which you have enclosed; and now you have copies of all the papers in my possession, relative to the business of cutting and shipping timber from the Public Lands. I would make as few comments as possible, leaving you to judge from the enclosed. The state of things in this country are such, that any person who 'attempts to do his duty as a Public Oflicer, is opposed by every individual; all of whom are more or less interested, both public and private. You will notice that the individual I have now to contend with, is the keeper of the Public Archives, viz: William Reynolds. I think from the enclosed papers, you will join me in opinion, that Mr. R. F. Scofield has acted in good faith as respects his purchasing the timber from Mr. Wm. Reynolds. However, I am under the impression that in many instances heretofore, Scofield has cut upon Public Lands, regardless of consequences, and stating to the inhabi'tants that he was authorized so to do by the Government of the United States. These may be considered hard observations; however, they...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988728
  • 9781236988720