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Book/Printed Material An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory

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Title

  • An ordinance 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 states to the United States, which has been purchased of the Indian inhabitants, shall be disposed of in the following manner.

Names

  • United States. Continental Congress.
  • Continental Congress Broadside Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [New York : s.n., 1785]

Headings

  • -  Surveying--Public lands--Northwest, Old
  • -  Land settlement--Law and legislation--United States

Notes

  • -  "This imprint seems to be the re-committed ordinance noted in the Journals of April 14 as read the first time"--Journals of the Continental Congress, v. 29, p. 920-921, which dates text as April 12, 1785. Evans incorrectly gives date as May 20, 1785.
  • -  Imprint from Evans. Ascribed to the press of John Dunlap in Journals of the Continental Congress, v. 29, p. 920 (#468), an attribution later rejected. Cf. v. 33, p. 753. Bristol gives Dunlap as printer and Philadelphia as place of printing.
  • -  Evans 19326
  • -  Bristol B6200
  • -  Journals of the Continental Congress, 468
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 43 x 27 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Cont Cong no. 124
  • Cont Cong no. 124 Copy 2 Annotated with changes bringing text into conformity with the April 26 reading.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 90898223

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  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

United States Continental Congress, and Continental Congress Broadside Collection. An ordinance 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 states to the United States, which has been purchased of the Indian inhabitants, shall be disposed of in the following manner. [New York: s.n, 1785] Online Text. https://www.loc.gov/item/90898223/.

APA citation style:

United States Continental Congress & Continental Congress Broadside Collection. (1785) An ordinance 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 states to the United States, which has been purchased of the Indian inhabitants, shall be disposed of in the following manner. [New York: s.n] [Online Text] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/90898223/.

MLA citation style:

United States Continental Congress, and Continental Congress Broadside Collection. An ordinance 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 states to the United States, which has been purchased of the Indian inhabitants, shall be disposed of in the following manner. [New York: s.n, 1785] Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/90898223/>.