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diver; on the west, by the line drawn due north from the mouth of the Great Miami, aforesaid; and on the north, by an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan, running east, after intersecting the due north line, aforesaid, from the mouth of the Great Miami, until it shall intersect Lake Erie, or the Territorial Line; and thence, with the same, through Lake Erie, to the Pennsylvania line, aforesaid. Sec. 3. That all that part of the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, heretofore included in the eastern division of said territory, and not included within the boundary herein prescribed for the said State, is hereby attached to, and made a part of the Indiana Territory, from and after the formation of the said State, subject, nevertheless, to be hereaf. ter disposed of by Congress, according to the right reserved in the fifth article of the ordinance aforesaid; and the inhabitants therein, shall be entitled to the same privileges and immunities, and subject to the same rules and regulations, in all respects whatever, with all other citizens residing within the Indiana Territory. Sec. 5. That the members of the Convention thus duly elected, be, and they are hereby, authorized to meet at Chillicothe, on the first Monday in November next; which Convention, when met, shall first determine, by a majority of the whole number elected, whether it be or be not expedient, at that time, to form a Constitution and State Government for the people, within the said territory; and if it be determined to be expedient, the Convention shall be, and hereby are, authorized to form a Constitution and State Government, or, if it be deemed more expedient, the said Convention shall provide, by ordinance, for electing representatives to form a Constitution or frame of Government; which said representatives shall be chosen, in such manner and in such proportion, and shall meet at such time and place, as shall be prescribed by the said ordinance, and shall form, for the people of the said State, a Constitution and State Government: Provided, The same shall be republican, and not repugnant to the ordinance of the 13th July, one thousand seven hundred and eightyseven, between the original States and the people and States of the territory northwest of the river Ohio.

Extract from the 7th Article of the Constitution of lie State of Ohio.

Sec. 6. That the limits and boundaries of this State be ascertained, it is declared, that they are as hereafter mentioned, that is to say: bounded on the east by the Pennsylvania line, on the south by the Ohio river to the mouth of the Great Miami river,

on the west by the line drawn due north from the mouth of the Great Miami river aforesaid, and on the north by an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan, running east after intersecting the due north line aforesaid, from the mouth of the Great Miami until it shall intersect Lake Erie or the Territorial line, and thence with the same through Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania line aforesaid: Provided always, and it is hereby fully understood and declared by this Convention, That if the southerly bend or extreme of Lake Michigan should extend so far south that a line drawn due east from it should not intersect Lake Erie, or if it should intersect the said Lake Erie east of the mouth of the Miami river of the Lake, then and in that case, with the assent of the Congress of the United States, the northern boundary of this State shall be established by, and extended to, a direct line running from the southern extremity of Lake Michigan to the most northerly cape of the Miami Bay, af. ter intersecting the due north line from the mouth of the Great Miami river as aforesaid, thence north-east to the Territorial line, and by the said Territorial line, to the Pennsylvania line.

An Act to provide for the due erecution of the laws of the Uni- led States within the State of Ohio.

Whereas the people of the eastern division of the territory north west of the river Ohio did, on the 29th day of November, one thousand eight hundred and two, form for themselves a Constitution and State government, and did give to the said State the name of the “State of Ohio,” in pursuance of an act of Congress, entitled “An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio to form a Constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, and for other purposes,” whereby the said State has become one of the U. States of America: in order, therefore, to provide for the due execution of the laws of the U. States within the said State of Ohio. .

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,— That all the laws of the United States, which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the said State of Ohio as elsewhere within the U. States.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said State shall be one district, and be called the Ohio district; and a district court shall be held therein, to consist of one Judge, who shall reside in the said district, and be called a district Judge. He shall hold, at the seat of government of the said State, three sessions, annually, the first to commence on the first money in June next, and the two other sessions, progressively, on the like Monday of every fourth calendar month afterwards; and he shall, in all things, have and exercise the same jurisdiction and powers which are by law given to the Judge of the Kentucky district: He shall appoint a clerk for the said district, who shall reside and keep the records of the court at the place of holding of the same, and shall receive for the services performed by him, the same fees to which the clerk of the Kentucky district is entitled for similar services. . Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to the judge of the said district court, the annua, compensation of one thousand doliars, to commence from the date of the appointment, to be paid, quarter yearly, at the Treasury of the United States. Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed in the said district, a person learned in the law, to act as Attorney for the U. States, who shall, in addition to his stated fees, be paid, by the U. States, two hundred dollars annually, as a full compensation for all extra services. Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That a marshal shall be appointed for the said district; who shall perform the same duties, be subject to the same regulations and penalties, and be entitled to the same fees, as are prescribed to marshals in other districts; and shall, moreover, be entitled to the sum of two hundred dollars, annually, as a compensation for all extra services. [Approved, February 19, 1803.]

AN ACT to authorize the President of the United States to ascertain and - - designate certain boundaries.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress assembled, &c. That he Surveyor General, under the direction of the President of the U. States, be, and he is hereby, authorized and required, (as soon as the consent of the Indians can be obtained) to cause to be surveyed, marked and designated, so much of the western and northern boundaries of the State of Ohio, which have not already been ascertained, as divides said State from the Territories of Indiana and Michigan, agreeably to the boundaries as established by the act, entitled, “An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio, toform a Constitution and State government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, and for other purposes,” passed April thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and two, and to cause to be made a plat or plan of so much of the boundary line as runs from the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan to Lake Erie, particularly noting the place where the said line intersects the margin of said Lake, and to return the same, when made, to Congress: Provivided, That the whole expense of surveying and marking the said boundary lines shall not exceed five dollars for every mile that shall be actually surveyed and marked, which shall be paid out of the moneys appropriated for defraying the expense of surveying the public lands. [Approved, May 20th 1812.]

AN ACT to divide the Indiana Territory into two separate governments.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the U. States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the thirtieth day of June next, all that partot the Indiana Territory which lies north of a line drawn east from the southerly bend or extreme of Lake Michigan, until it shall intersect Lake Erie, and east of a line drawn from the said southerly bend through the middle of said Lake to its northern extremity, and thence due north to the northern boundary of the U. States, shall, for the purpose of temporary government, constitute a separate Territory, and be called Michigan.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be established within the said Territory, a government in all respects similar to that provided by the ordinance of Congress, passed on the 13th day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, for the government of the Territory of the United States north-west of the river Ohio, and by an act passed on the seventh day of August, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, entitled, “An act to provide for the government of the Territory north-west of the river Ohio;” and the inhabitants thereof shall be entitled to, and enjoy, all and singular the rights, privileges, and advantages, granted and secured to the people of the Territory of the United States north-west of the river Ohio, by the said ordinance.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the officers for the said Territory, who, by virtue of this act, shall be appointed by the President of the U. States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall, respectively, exercise the same powers, perform the same duties, and receive for their services the same compensations, as, by the ordinance aforesaid, and the laws of the U. States, have been provided and established for similar . officers in the Indiana Territory; and the duties and emoluments of Superintendent of Indian Affairs shall be united with those of Governor.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That Detroit shall be the 'seat of government of the said Territory, until Congress shall otherwise direct. [Approved, January 11, 1805.]

AN ACT for dividing the Indiana Territory into two separate
governments. -

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress assembled, That, from and after the first day of March next, all that part of the Indiana Territory which lies west of the Wabash river, and a direct line drawn from the said Wabash river and Post Vincennes, due north, to the territorial line between the U. States and Canada, shall, for the purpose of temporary government, constitute a separate Territory, and be called Illinois. - Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be established within the said Territory a government in all respects similar to that provided by the ordinance of Congress, passed on the thirteenth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, for the government of the U. States, north-west of the river Ohio, and by an act passed on the seventh day of August, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, entitled, “An act to provide for the government of the Territory northwest of the river Ohio;” and the inhabitants thereof shall be en titled to, and enjoy all and singular the rights, privileges, and advantages, granted and secured to the people of the Territory of the U. States north-west of the river Ohio, by the said ordinance. > * Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the officers for the said Territory who, by virtue of this act, shall be appointed by the President of U. States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall, respectively, exercise the same powers, perform the same duties, and receive for their services the same compensations, as, by the ordinance aforesaid, and the laws of the U. States, have been provided and established for similar officers in the Indiana Territory; and the duties and emoluments of Superintendent of Indian Affairs, shall be united with thosé of Governor: Provided, That the President of the U. States shall have full power, in the recess of Congress, to appoint and commission all officers herein authorized; and their commissions shall continue in force until the end of the next session of Conress, £ Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That, until it shall be otherwise ordered by the Legislature of the said Illinois Territory, Kaskaskia, on the Mississippi river, shall be the seat of governs 15 S * -w

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