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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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Annual Report

United States. Office of Education - Education - 1868
...recommitted by Congress to a committee of twelve.* This committee on the fourteenth of April reported " An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory," which contained the following paragraph : There shall be reserved the central section of every township...
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Report of the Commissioner of Education Made to the Secretary of the ...

United States. Bureau of Education - Education - 1895
...expenses of government, and other public uses. This suggestion ripened into legislation two years later: AN ORDINANCE for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western territory. Adopted by Congress May 20, 1785. Be it ordained by the United States in Congress assembled, That the...
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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 - 1870
...from its liability to be so appropriated ? So early as the year 1785, congress passed " an ordinance l for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory," in which, for the purpose of securing to the olficers and soldiers of the Virginia line on continental establishment,...
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The Life and Times of David Zeisberger: The Western Pioneer and Apostle of ...

Edmund De Schweinitz - Frontier and pioneer life - 1870 - 735 pages
...ignorance. He brought back news of the treaty at Fort McIntosh, and of the passage in Congress of " an ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory," by which a corps of surveyors, one from each State, under Thomas Hutchins, Geographer of the United...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 42

1871
...spring from the noble and generous use of our wild lands as a support of common schools. In the first " ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western territory" Congress enacted that Lot No. 1 6 of every township should be reserved for the maintenance of public...
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The Patrons of Husbandry on the Pacific Coast Being a Complete History of ...

Ezra Slocum Carr - History - 1875 - 480 pages
...other government but ours. The policy originated at a very early period of our history. In the first "Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western territory," Congress directed that every sixteenth section of every township, should be reserved for schools; and...
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Letter from the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War, Containing a ...

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers - 1876 - 43 pages
...him, from time to time, to the use of the several officers concerned in carrying into execution, the ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territories. After the establishment in 1794 of a corps of artillerists and engineers, and the formation...
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Circular of Information

United States. Bureau of Education - Education - 1877
...there is a distinct recognition of the claims of schools, was passed May \!i), ITS."), aud was entitled "An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory." The provision was as follows : "There shall he reserved the lot No. 16 of every township for the maintenance...
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Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress ..., Volume 3

United States. Congress. Senate - United States - 1879
...him, from time to time, to the use of the several officers concerned in carrying into execution the ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territories." After the establishment in 17ĶI4 of a corps of artillerists and engineers, and the foriiiatiiiu...
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History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States ..., Volume 1

George Bancroft - Constitutional history - 1882 - 495 pages
...letter has before this got safe to hand. On my being appointed one of the committee for draughting the ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory, the president was kind enough to furnish me with an extract of your letter' to him on the subject of...
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