Item FC 3212 K44 102.009 - Memorial of Charles Bulfinch

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Memorial of Charles Bulfinch

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FC 3212 K44 102.009

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  • January 13, 1840 (Creation)

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Pamphlet, removed at some time from its original sewn binding and instead held together with adhesive and a strip of paper. Fourteen (14) pp.

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From the title page: "Doc. No. 43, 26th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives. Memorial of Charles Bulfinch, et al., praying that their title to certain lands in the Territory of Oregon may be confirmed. January 13, 1840. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs." Printed by Blair & Rives.

This document is a request that the United States government recognize the ownership of parcels of northwest pacific land bought by Captain Kendrick in 1791 from island natives during his exploration of modern day Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands. Captain Kendrick died in 1794. In 1840, several parties together petitioned Congress to enforce their rights to these lands: Charles Bulfinch, Sampson V. S. Wilder, Samuel B. Barrell, Henry Hatch, William Vernon, Joseph Kendrick, and Alfred Kendrick.

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