A Geographical Description of the State of Louisiana: The Southern Part of the Mississippi, and the Territory of Alabama Presenting a View of the Soil, Climate, Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Productions ; Illustrative of the Natural Physiognomy, Their Geographical Configuration, and Relative Situation ; with an Account of the Character and Manners of the Inhabitants ; Together with a Map, from Actual Survey and Observation Projected on a Scale of Ten Miles to an Inch, of the State of Louisiana, and Adjacent Countries

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James Olmstead, 1817 - Alabama - 356 pages

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Page 285 - That the inhabitants of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio, 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.
Page 287 - State on lands or property therein belonging to or which may hereafter be purchased by the United States...
Page 288 - An act providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Mississippi territory.
Page 287 - ... the navigable waters leading into the same, shall be common highways and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of said state as to all other citizens of the United States, without any tax, duty, impost or toll therefor.
Page 287 - No tax shall be imposed on lands the property of the United States; and in no case shall non-resident proprietors be taxed higher than residents.
Page 285 - That the said State shall consist of all the territory included within the following boundaries, to wit...
Page 287 - That the people inhabiting said territory do agree and declare that they forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within said territory, and that the same shall be and remain at the sole and entire disposition of the United States...
Page 285 - Tennessee; thence, west, along said boundary line, to the Tennessee river; thence, up the same, to the mouth of Bear creek; thence, by a direct line, to the northwest corner of Washington county...
Page 287 - Provided always, That the three foregoing propositions herein offered are on the conditions that the convention of the said State shall provide, by an ordinance irrevocable without the consent of the United States...
Page 288 - State, and which shall be sold by Congress from and after the first day of January...

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