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United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Report of the Committee on the Judiciary with the views of the minority of that committee on bill S. 350, for the admission of California into the Union as a state

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.131 Author/Creator: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 15 January 1849 Pagination: 16 p. ; 22.4 x 14.4 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.131 Author/Creator: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 15 January 1849 Pagination: 16 p. ; 22.4 x 14.4 cm.

Two reports against the case for admitting California to the Union, dealing with states' rights and federal jurisdiction. Berrien feels that the territory acquired in the treaty with Mexico is too large for a single state, and ponders the inevitable problems that would arise. Resolves that a territorial government be established for the part of California west of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and for the territory of New Mexico west of the western boundary of Texas. Downs is concerned with the administration of California. Calls for a convention to draw up laws, and resolves that a district judge, attorney, and marshal will be appointed as overseers.

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