Description[Fourteenth Congress]. Acts Passed at the First Session of the Fourteenth Congress of the United States. [Washington]: [No publisher or printer listed], [n.d., ca. 1816]. First edition. 8vo. 198pp. Original blue paper wrappers with paper spine over stitched binding as issued. Wrappers have become tatty along the edges with some insect damage, and the contents are somewhat toned; else a historical document in very good condition. Housed in slipcase.
Covers the session from December 1815 through April 1816, during James Madison's presidency. Includes laws concerning leasing the "new building on Capitol Hill" and making appropriations to implement the treaty with the Cherokee nation. Also includes text of the Treaty of Algiers, the Convention of the Cherokees, and treaties with the Kickapoos, Jaways, Teeton, Sioux, Piankeshaw, Wyandots, Yancton, Sac, Fox, Great and Little Osages, Kanzas, Mahas and the Cherokee tribes.
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