The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year Volume 3

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... or indefinitely to the west. They consequently crossed each other and threw the same territory into the limits of different states. This was one source of dissension; and another was, that, as the greatest part of the western region was wholly unsettled and the war was carried on at the common charge, it was deemed unjust by those states, whose western boundary was ascertained, that they should have no interest or share in the vacant lands. The discontent of Maryland, on this subject, was so great that she refused to come into the confederation, and delayed the conclusion of that instrument of government till 1781; and when she finally acceded to it, did so with a reservation of her rights. The serious controversies on this subject were put at res, by several acts of cession, made by the states interested, to the United States. New York set the example, by an act passed on the 1st of March, 1781. Virgini.i followed, on the first of March, 1784, and her cession was deemed of the greatest importance, as her claim extended over a vast region (the Territory Northwest of the Ohio), and had been strengthened by the military efforts of the colonial government of Virginia to protect the territory against the French in the former wars. Massachusetts ceded her claim on the 19th of April, 1785, and Connecticut hers on the 13th of September, 1786. By these several acts of cession, the United States acquired an undisputed title to the territory northwest of the Ohio. Out of this territory have been formed the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, the territory of Michigan, and an extensive territory west of it, which it has already been proposed in Congress to organize under a separate territorial government. Connecticut, in making her cession, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826833
  • 9781236826831