Washington, DC, January 26, 1863. 8vo, self-covered, as issued. 5, (3) pages. Removed from previous binding. Near fine. Item #6324
Acting in response to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase’s exhortation to Congress to establish an assay office or brank mint in the Nevada Territory, the Committee of Ways and Means agreed that there was “an urgent necessity for a branch mint in said Territory” and concluded that “Carson city, from the fact that it is the central point of a vast area of mineral wealth, and that it is peopled by an industrious and loyal people, would indicate it as being the proper point for the establishment of a branch mint.”.