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" An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of Lands in the Western Territory. "
The Abridgment ... Containing the Annual Message of the President of the ... - Page 296
by United States. President - 1866
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Encyclopędia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 10

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1835
...pledge. On the twentieth of May, 1785, an ordinance was passed by the congress of the confederation, for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory ; and this was the first act of general legislation on the subject. This act may be found in the new...
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The History of Indiana, from Its Earliest Exploration by Europeans, to the ...

John Brown Dillon - Electronic book - 1843 - 456 pages
...Ottawa nations of Indians.f XXI.— On the 20th of May, 1785, the Congress of the United States passed " An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory." J XXII. — By an order of Congress, of the 15th of June, 1785, the following proclamation was circulated...
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Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 11

Commerce - 1844
...lands in that territory ; and those in Wisconsin and Iowa under the act of 20th May, 1785, entitled " An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory." t Report of Hon. William Cost Johnson. States & Territories. Acres & l00ths. Acres & l00ihs Ohio, 69,120.00...
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Annals of the West: Embracing a Concise Account of Principal Events which ...

James Handasyd Perkins - Indians of North America - 1846 - 591 pages
...government about to be called into existence. The report closed as follows : The committee observe, in the ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory of the 20th of May, 1785, the following section, which, so far as respects the subject of schools,...
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Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress ..., Volume 2

United States. Congress. Senate - United States - 1852
...Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Handley's lessee vs. Anthony, 5 Wheat., 380. " Ail ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory," passed by Congress May 20, 1780, directed that the territory ceded by the States to the United States,...
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The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources, Volume 4

Robert Montgomery Martin - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1850
...conflict of opinion among the several states. On the 20th May, 1785, an ordinance was passed by congress, for ascertaining the mode of disposing' of lands in the western territory. Under this ordinance, 121,540 acres were sold, and three large tracts disposed of by what was termed...
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TO THE PEOPLE THE CONGRESS THE PRESIDENT AND THE SUPREME COURTH OF THE ...

W. HICKEY - 1851
...Bastrop's, St. Vrain, now John Smith, T. Renaut's, Dubuque's, and Chouteau's claims to lands and lead mines. An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory. Boundary lines between Virginia and Kentucky ascertained. Location of Virginia military bounty land....
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The constitution of the United States of America; ... the Declaration of ...

William Hickey - 1851
...Bastrop's, St. Vrain, now John Smith, T. Renaut's, Dubuque's, and Chouteau's claims to lands and lead mines. An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory. Boundary lines between Virginia and Kentucky ascertained. Location of Virginia military bounty land....
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Sketch of the Life and Public Services of General Lewis Cass: With the ...

William T. Young - Generals - 1852 - 420 pages
...popular designation, and it is thus called in an act of the old Congress passed May 20, 1785, entitled " An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory." The meaning is here geographical, and not political ; for no government was established there till...
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Life and Public Services of General Lewis Cass: Together with the Pamphlet ...

William T. Young - 1852 - 420 pages
...popular designation, and it is thus called in an act of the old Congress passed May 20, 1785, entitled " An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory." The meaning is here geographical, and not political; for no government was established there till more...
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