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Context of Washington, D.C. March 2, 1855. : Dear Sir:--The bounty land bill that has been before Congress for the last four years has just been passed by the House of Representatives, in nearly the same form that it had previously passed the Senate. The following is a copy of the bill ... The House adopted an amendment to the above ... but there can be no doubt of the final passage of the bill during to-day or to-morrow. I am thus early in forwarding you a copy of the act, that you may be prepared to procure the claims in your vicinity, in advance of others. ..
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