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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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Local Institutions

Education - 1883
...forms. Local Government . Michigan and the Northwest [Extracts from the Ordinance of May 20, 1785, for ascertaining the mode of disposing of Lands in the Western Territory.] " Be it ordained by the United States In Congress assembled, that the territory ceded by Individual...
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Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts ...

Virginia - Virginia - 1884
...with the act of Congress of the 9th of May, 1786, giving power to surveyors appointed pursuant to the ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of Lands in the western Territory, to proceed in the execution of the provisions of said act. 1787. - LEIGHTON WOOD, J'N'R, TO Gov. RANDOLPH....
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History of Vernon County, Wisconsin: Together with Sketches of Its Towns ...

Vernon County (Wis.) - 1884 - 826 pages
...they were, of the Indian Nations who dwelt therein. Under a congressional ordinance, passed in 1785, for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory, the geographer of the United States was directed to commence the survey of them immediately beyond...
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The National Magazine: A Monthly Journal of American History, Volume 6

United States - 1887
...contract contained some features that deserve to rank with the provisions of the ordinance itself. The ordinance for ascertaining the mode of 'disposing of lands in the western terri-, tory, adopted May 20, 1785, which directed the survey of the said lands into townships six...
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Journal of Capt. Jonathan Heart on the March with His Company from ...

Jonathan Heart, Consul Willshire Butterfield - Indians of North America - 1885 - 94 pages
...principle on which the temporary and permanent governments of the new states shall be established; also, an ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory; and subsequent measures taken for carrying the ordinance into effect. Having received no answer to...
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Annual Report, Volume 2

New York (State). Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York (State). Department of Labor. Bureau of Statistics - Labor - 1885
...voice against this vital and essential provision relating to it in the ordinance of May 20, 1785, " for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory." This provided, " there shall be reserved the lot No. 16 of every township for the maintenance of public*...
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The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries

John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond - United States - 1886
...immediately into operation, and which, in all its most important features, is still in force — the "ordinance for ascertaining the Mode of disposing of Lands in the Western Territory," passed on the 2Oth of May. It provided for a rectangular system of surveys, dividing the public domain...
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The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

John Martin Vincent - History - 1886
...The disposition of unappropriated lands by the National Government. The ordinance of May 20, 1785, for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory, and the celebrated ordinance of July 13, 1787, for the government of the Northwestern Territory, were...
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History of Noble County, Ohio

Noble County (Ohio) - 1887 - 597 pages
...Ohio, now sought to provide for the survey and disposal of the same ; and on May 20, 1785, was passed " An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory." This on! i nance provided that a surveyor should be appointed from each State, who should take oath...
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Ohio ArchŠological and Historical Quarterly, Volume 5

Ohio - 1898
...representatives in the House of Representatives of the United States. The committee observed, 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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