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ment for the said Illinois Territory. [Approved, February 3, 1809.

An Act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory 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.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted, &c. &c. That the inhabitants of the Territory of Indiana be, and they are hereby, authorized to form for themselves a Constitution and State Government, and to assume such name as they shall deem proper; and the said State, when formed, shall be admitted into the Union upon the same footing with the original States, in all respects whatever.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacte:1, That the said State shall consist of all the territory included within the following boundaries, to wit: bounded on the east by the meridian line which forms the western boundary of the State of Ohio; on the south, by the ricer Ohio, from the mouth of the great Miami river to the mouth of the river Wabash; on the west, by a line drawn along the middle of the Wabash from its mouth, to a point where a due north line drawn from the town of Vincennes would last touch the north-western shore of the said river; and from thence by a due north line, until the same shall intersect an east and west line, drawn through a point ten miles north of the southern extreme of Lake Michigan; on the north, by the said east and west line, until the same shall intersect the first mentioned meridian line, which forms the western boundary of the State of Ohio: Proviled, That the Convention hereinafter provided for, when formed, shall ratify the boundaries aforesaid; otherwise they shall be, and remain as now prescribed by the ordinance for the government of the Territory north-west of the river Ohio: Provided also, That the said State shall have concurrent jurisdiction on the river Wabash, with the State to be formed west thereof, so far as the said river shall form a common boundary to both.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the members of the Convention, thus duly elected, be, and they are hereby authorized to meet at the seat of government of the said Territory, on the second Monday of June next; which Convention, when met, shall first letermine, 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; or, if it be deemed more expedient, the Convention shall provide by ordinance for electing representatives to form a Constitution, or frame a 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 then form, for the people of said Territory, a Constitution and State Government: Prorided, That the same, whenever formed, shall be republican, and not repugnant to those articles of the ordinance, of the thirteenth of July, one thousand seven hundred and eightyseven, which are declared to be irrevocable between the original States and the people and States of the Territory north west of the Ohio; excepting so much of said articles as relate to the boundaries of the States therein to be formed.

Extract from the 2d article, 17th section, of the Constitution of In

diana.' Adopted June 10, 1816. In order that the boundaries of the State of Indiana may more clearly be known and established, it is hereby ordained and declared, that the following shall be, and forever remain the boundaries of the said State: Bounded on the east, by the meridian line which forms the western boundary of the State of Ohio; on the south, by the Ohio river, from the mouth of the Great Miami river to the mouth of the river Wabash; on the west, by a line drawn

along the middle of the Wabash river, from its mouth to a point $ where a due north line, drawn from the town of Vincennes,

would last touch the north-western shore of the said Wabash river; and from thence, by a due north line, until the same shall intersect an east and west line drawn through a point ten miles north of the southern extreme of Lake Michigan; on the north, by the said east and west line, until the same shall intersect the first mentioned meridian line, which forms the western boundary of the State of Ohio.

An act to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United

States in Indiana.

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

And be it further enacted, That the said State shall be one District, and be called the Indiana 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, two sessions annually, on the first Mondays in May and Novemhor;

and he shall, in all things, have and exercise the same jurisdicu tion and powers which were, by law, given to the Judge of the Kentucky District, under an act entitled "An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States;" he shall appoint a Clerk for the said District, who shall reside and keep the records of the Court at the place of holding 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 annual compensation of one thousand dollars, to commence from the date of this 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, à 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, as a full compensation for all extra services. - Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That a Marshal shall be appointed for said District; who shall perform the same duties, be subject to the samë 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, March 3, 1817.]

An act to enable the people of Illinois Territory to form a Consti

tution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union, on an equal fooling with the original States.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted, &c. &c. That the inhabitants of the Territory of Illinois be, and they are hereby, authorized to form for themselves a Constitution and State Government, and to as-. sume such name as they shall deem proper; and the said State, when formed, shall be admitted into the Union upon the same. footing with the original States, in all respects whatever.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said State shall consist of all the territory included within the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at the mouth of the Wabash river; thence up the same, and with the line of Indiana, to the northwest corner of said State; thence east with the line of the same State, to the middle of Lake Michigan; thence north along the middle of said Lake, to north latitude forty-two degrees thirty minutes; thence west to the middle of the Mississippi river; and thence down along the middle of that river, to its confluence with the Ohio river; and thence up the latter river, along its

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porth-western shore, to the beginning: Provided, That the Con vention hereinafter provided for, when formed, shall ratify the boundaries aforesaid; otherwise they shall be and remain as now prescribed by the ordinance for the government of the Territory north-west of the river Ohio: Provided also, That the said State shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the State of Indiana on the Wabash river, so far as said river shall form a common boun.. dary to both, and also concurrent jurisdiction on the Mississippi

any State or States to be formed west thereof, so far as said river shall form a common boundary to both.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the members of the Convention, thus duly elected, be, and they are hereby, authorized to meet at the seat of the government of the said Territory, on the first Monday of the month of August 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 Constititution 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 then form for the people of said Territory a Constitution and State Government: Provided, That the same whenever formed, shall be republican, and not repugnant to the ordinance of the 13th July, seventeen hundred and eighty-seven, between the original States and the people and States of the Territory northwest of the river Ohio, excepting so much of said articles as relate to the boundaries of the States therein to be formed: And pro-. vided also, That it shall appear, from the enumeration directed to, be made by the Legislature of said Territory, that there are, within the proposed State, not less than forty thousand inhabitants.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That all that part of the territory of the United States lying north of the State of Indiana, and which was included in the former Indiana Territory, together with that part of the Illinois Territory which is situated north of, and not included within the boundaries prescribed by this act, to the State thereby authorized to be formed, shall be, and hereby is attached to, and made a part of the Michigan Territory, from and after the formation of the said State: subject nevertheless to be hereafter 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, with the other citizens of the Michi-. gan Territory. [Approved, April 18, 1818.]

Extract from the Constitution of Illinois, adopted 26th Aug. 1818.

The people of Illinois Territory, having the right of admission into the General Government, as a member of the Union, consistent with the Constitution of the United States, the ordinance of Congress of 1787, and the law of Congress, "approved April 18th, 1818," entitled “An act to enable the people of Illinois Territory 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," in order to establish justice, promote the welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to themselves and their posterity, do, by their representatives in Convention, ordain and establish the following Constitution or form of government, and do mutually agree with each other to form themselves into a free and independent State, by the name of the State of Illinois. And they do hereby ratify the boundaries assigned to such State by the act of Congress aforesaid, which are as follows, to wit: beginning at the mouth of the Wabash river; thence up the same, and with the line of Indiana, to the north-west corner of said State; thence, east, with the line of the same State, to be middle of Lake Michagan; thence, north, along the middle of said Lake, to north latitude forty-two degress and thirty minutes; thence, west, to the middle of the Mississippi river; and thence down along the middle of that river, to its confluence with the Ohio river; and thence, up the latter river, along its north western shore to the beginning.

RESOLUTION declaring the admission of the State of Illinois into the

Union.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, That whereas, in pursuance of an act of Congress, passed on the 18th day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, entitled "An act to enable the people of Illinois Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union, on an equal fuoting with the original States, the people of said Territory did, on the 26th day of August, in the present year, by a Convention called for that purpose, form for themselves a Constitution and State Government, which Constitution and State Government, so formed, is republican, and in conformity to the principles of the articles of compact between the original States and the people and States in the Territory north-west of the river Ohio, passed on the thirteenth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven: Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as

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