RELIEF OF THE STATES--PUBLIC LANDS. Report of William Cost Johnson, of Maryland, from the Select Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States appointed on the 29th December, 1842 ... with an appendix containing numerous statistical statements in relation to public lands, debts, imports, exports, &c., &c. William Cost Johnson.
RELIEF OF THE STATES--PUBLIC LANDS. Report of William Cost Johnson, of Maryland, from the Select Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States appointed on the 29th December, 1842 ... with an appendix containing numerous statistical statements in relation to public lands, debts, imports, exports, &c., &c. ...
RELIEF OF THE STATES--PUBLIC LANDS. Report of William Cost Johnson, of Maryland, from the Select Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States appointed on the 29th December, 1842 ... with an appendix containing numerous statistical statements in relation to public lands, debts, imports, exports, &c., &c. ...

RELIEF OF THE STATES--PUBLIC LANDS. Report of William Cost Johnson, of Maryland, from the Select Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States appointed on the 29th December, 1842 ... with an appendix containing numerous statistical statements in relation to public lands, debts, imports, exports, &c., &c. ...

Washington, [D.C.]: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1843. 8vo. 23.5 cm. x, 574 pp. Full leather binding gilt stamped on spine. Scattered foxing throughout. Inscribed by Johnson to Major Richard Coale. An essay by John J. Wallis, Richard Sylla, and Arthur Grinath entitled "Land, Debt, and Taxes: Origins of the U.S. State Default Crisis, 1839 to 1842," [revised for the Journal of Economic History, 2004] describes the state debt crisis, when eight states and the Territory of Florida had defaulted on public loans for infrastructure improvements such as canals and banks, and notes that William Cost Johnson's report was considered "the most complete survey of state borrowing up to September 1, 1841." Item #64362

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