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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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Army and Navy Pension Laws, and Bounty Land Laws of the United States ...

Bounties, Military - 1854 - 846 pages
...16th of September, 1776. [6.] [Duane's Edition of the Laws of tlie U. 8., vol. 1, page 563.] CHAP. 32. An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory. Surveyors to be appointed, Ac. • • * Army bounty lands to be drawn for : Secretary of War to transmit...
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The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical ...

William Hickey - Constitutional history - 1854 - 521 pages
...Bastrop's, St. Vrain, now John Smith, T. Renaul'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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History of the State of Ohio ...: First Period, 1650-1787

James Wickes Taylor - Ohio - 1854 - 545 pages
...forced a public system of survey and sale upon the attention of Congress. On the 20th of May, 1785, "an ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory" was perfected by Congress, and became the foundation of the existing system. A corps of surveyors—one...
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History of the State of Ohio

James Wickes Taylor - Indians of North America - 1854 - 557 pages
...forced a public system of survey and sale upon the attention of Congress. On the 20th of May, 1785, " an ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory" was perfected by Congress, and became the foundation of the existing system. A corps of surveyors —...
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Reports of Decisions in the Supreme Court of the United States ..., Volume 8

United States. Supreme Court, Benjamin Robbins Curtis - Law reports, digests, etc - 1864
...by Roberts, from its liability to be so appropriated ? So early as the year 1785, congress passed " an ordinance ! for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory," in which, for the purpose of securing to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on continental establishment,...
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The Life and Times of Lewis Cass

William L. G. Smith - Canada History War of 1812 - 1856 - 781 pages
...popular designation, and it is thus called in an act of the old Congress passed May 20th, 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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Fifty Years of Public Life: The Life and Times of Lewis Cass

William L. G. Smith - Statesmen - 1856 - 781 pages
...popular designation, and it is thus called in an act of the old Congress passed May 20th, 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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History of the Republic of the United States of America: As Traced ..., Volume 4

John Church Hamilton - United States - 1879
...eighty-five, seems, in its very title, to show the unsettled state of public opinion. It was entitled "an ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory." It provided, that a Surveyor be appointed by Congress, or a committee of States from each State, under...
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Annals of the West: Embracing a Concise Account of Principal Events which ...

James Handasyd Perkins, James R. Albach - Indians of North America - 1857 - 976 pages
...entry and settlement of the lands thus purchased by the treaties of Fort Stanwix, and Fort Mclntosh, " an ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the "Western Territory," was passed by the Congress on the 20th of May, 1785. Its material provisions are these : "A surveyor...
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Records of the Revolutionary War: Containing the Military and Financial ...

William Thomas Roberts Saffell - Military pensions - 1858 - 554 pages
...day of May, in the year of our Lord 1786, did resolve "that the surveyors, .appointed pursuant to the ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory, should proceed in the execution thereof, within the east and west lines therein mentioned," and the...
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