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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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The Old Northwest: The Beginnings of Our Colonial System

Burke Aaron Hinsdale - Northwest, Old - 1899 - 430 pages
...system of surveys such as was unknown to any .one of the colonies. This need was met by Congress in "An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western territory," enacted May 20, 1785, but applying only to such lands as had already been ceded by individual States...
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Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, Volume 1

Newton Bateman, Paul Selby - Chicago (Ill.) - 1900 - 608 pages
...comprised within the State of Illinois was taken in the enactment by Congress, on May 20, 1785, of "An Ordinance for Ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory. " This applied specifically to the region northwest of the Ohio River, which had been acquired through...
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Mines and Mining: A Commentary on the Law of Mines and Mining ..., Volume 1

Wilson Isaac Snyder - Mining law - 1902 - 1464 pages
...way, reserving the mines for the use of the government, was the ordinance of 1785, which was entitled: "An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory." It made provision for the appointment of surveyors, gave directions as to the mode of making surveys...
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History of Ohio: Covering the Periods of Indian, French and British Dominion ...

Rowland H. Rerick - Ohio - 1902 - 425 pages
...government, it was the fundamental instrument on which was based the settlement of the new country. This "ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory," established the system of rectangular survey, with townships six miles square, formed by intersecting...
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Contributions to American Educational History, Volume 31

Herbert Baxter Adams - Education - 1902
...1860, when several new features were added. GRANT OF SCHOOL LANDS BY CONGRESS. The ordinance of 1785, "for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory," and also the well-known ordinance of 1787 for the government of the Northwest Territory, set apart...
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Circular[s] of Information, Volume 26, Issues 1-2

United States. Office of Education - Education - 1902
...1860, when several new features were added. GRANT OF SCHOOL LANDS BY CONGRESS. The ordinance of 1785, "for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the western territory," and also the well-known ordinance of 1787 for the government of the Northwest Territory, set apart...
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History of Marietta

Thomas Jefferson Summers - Marietta (Ohio) - 1903 - 328 pages
...system of surveys such as was then unknown to any of the colonies. This need was met by Congress in "An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western territory," enacted May 20, 1785, and applying only to such lands as had already been ceded by the several states...
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Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, Volume 1

Newton Bateman, Paul Selby - Illinois - 1903 - 798 pages
...comprised within the State of Illinois was taken in the enactment by Congress, on May 20, 1785, of "An Ordinance for Ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory." This applied specifically to the region northwest of the Ohio River, which had been acquired through...
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Centralizing Tendencies in the Administration of Indiana, Issue 17

William A. Rawles - Decentralization in government - 1903 - 336 pages
...Western Territory," though it was never put into actual operation. The Ordinance of 17854 providing " for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory " was of much greater significance. The following provisions only are of interest in this connection...
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Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Volume 8

New York Public Library - Bibliography - 1904
...confd. By the United States in Congress assembled July 9, 1788. A Supplement to an Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance for ascertaining the Mode of disposing of Lands in the Western Territory... Broadside, 12^ x 7% in. A different draft from the.ig. March title; the July title was reported a....
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