Annals of the West: Embracing a Concise Account of Principal Events, which Have Occured in the Western States and Territories, from the Discovery of the Mississippi Valley to the Year Eighteen Hundred and Fifty (Google eBook)

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Chambers & Knapp, 1852 - Mississippi River Valley - 818 pages
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Page 522 - The legislatures of those districts, or new States, shall never interfere with the primary disposal of the soil by the United States in Congress assembled, nor with any regulations Congress may find necessary for securing the title in such soil to the bonafide purchasers.
Page 317 - ... establish those principles as the basis of all laws, constitutions, and governments, which forever hereafter shall be formed in the said territory ; to provide also for the establishment of States, and permanent government therein, and for their admission to a share in the federal councils on an equal footing with the original States, at as early periods as may be consistent with the general interest...
Page 279 - It is agreed, that the Congress shall earnestly recommend it to the legislatures of the respective states, to provide for the restitution of all estates, rights, and properties, which have been confiscated, belonging to real British subjects...
Page 319 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted: Provided always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed, and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.
Page 316 - ... two hundred acres of land within the same; Provided, also, That a freehold in fifty acres of land in the district having been a citizen of one of the states, and being resident in the district or the like freehold and two years residence in the district, shall be necessary to qualify a man as an elector of a representative.
Page 319 - And whenever any of the said States shall have sixty thousand free inhabitants therein, such State shall be admitted by its delegates, into the Congress of the United States, on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever ; and shall be at liberty to form a permanent constitution and State government...
Page 319 - ... United States, on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever ; and shall be at liberty to form a permanent Constitution and State government ; provided the Constitution and government, so to be formed, shall be republican, and in conformity to the principles contained in these Articles ; and, so far as it can be consistent with the general interest of the Confederacy, such admission shall be allowed at an earlier period, and when there may be a less number of free inhabitants...
Page 774 - It shall be their duty, as soon as may be, to pass such laws as may be necessary, First. To prevent free negroes and mulattoes from coming to and settling in this state under any pretext whatsoever ; and, Second.
Page 316 - Congress shall appoint & commission to serve as aforesaid ; and whenever a vacancy shall happen in the council by death or removal from office, the house of Representatives shall nominate two persons qualified as aforesaid, for each vacancy, and return their names to Congress...
Page 316 - ... inhabitants, of full age, in the district, upon giving proof thereof to the governor, they shall receive authority, with time and place, to elect representatives from their counties or townships, to represent them in the general assembly; provided that for every five hundred free...

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