1809 · City of Washington
Concerns the controversy over ownership of the Batture land in front of the Faubourg Ste. Marie. This motion would authorize the President of the United States "to cause the several persons who were removed from the batture ... to be restored to the possession thereof," and "to compromise the conflicting claims of the United States, and the persons removed from the batture ... to be tried in a court of the United States ... as will secure an impartial trial.
Shaw & Shoemaker 19014. Removed from a nonce volume; gutter margin a little irregular. Leaves separating. (Inventory #: 11422)