Mining and Metallurgy Volume 67-72

Mining and Metallurgy Volume 67-72

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...our first public domain, together with lands already owned by private persons. The first Federal legislation concerning the mineral resources of the public domain is found in the famous ordinance of 1787, concerning the Northwest Territory (comprising what is now Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin), which provided that one-seventh of the land should be given to the soldiers of the Continental Army, one-seventh reserved to the United States, one-thirty-sixth set apart for the support of schools, and the rest allotted to the States " pro rata," and sold at auction by the State Commissioners, who were to give deeds, excepting and reserving to the United States one-third of all gold-, silver-, lead-, and copper-mines. The same reservation applied to the bounty-and school-lands also. I do not propose to trace here the further course of this legislation, or the history of the Northwest Territory, out of which Ohio was carved in 1800, Michigan Territory in 1805, and Illinois Territory in 1809, leaving (under the name of the Indiana Territory) what became in 1816 the State of Indiana. Nor is it necessary to discuss here the Louisiana purchase of 1803, or the question whether Idaho, Washington, and Oregon were acquired by that bargain, or belong to the United States by virtue of the discovery of the Columbia river by Capt. Gray (1792), the exploration of Lewis and Clarke (1805), the settlement of Astoria (1811), or the cession of " the Floridas" by Spain (1819).-. In 1807, Congress enacted that the lead-mines in the Indiana Territory (then comprising Indiana and Illinois) should be " reserved for the future disposal of the United States; " that any grant by the United States of a tract in which a...
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 658g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907434
  • 9781236907431