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NORTHWEST TERRITORY.

HISTORICAL.

1787. Name given by Congress to the territory "northwest of the
River Ohio." The territory included western lands, claims to
which were ceded to the United States by New York (1780),
Virginia (1784), Massachusetts (1785), Connecticut (1786).
"Maxwell's Code," Cincinnati, 1796.

Charters and Const's of U. S. Part II, p. 1452.
Judson's "Government of Illinois,” p. 14.

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

For account of legislation see "Laws of Governor and Judges," 1787, p. 92, footnote. See below.

SESSION LAWS.

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Laws of Governor and Judges (1787-1802). Under ordinance of 1787. In "Statutes of Ohio and of Northwestern Territory, by Salmon P. Chase. Vol. 1, 1833, pp. (91)–“ 350." See compilations, etc., of Ohio.

Cincinnati, 1833.

Laws of Territory (1787-91), from the commencement of government [1787] to Dec. 31, 1791. Published by authority. [Facsimile reprint.]

68+ (2) p. 8°.

(1792), from July to December, 1792. Published by authority.

[Facsimile reprint.]

(3) + 74 p. 8°.

Philadelphia, 1792.

Philadelphia, 1794.

(1798), adopted and published at a session of the legislature
begun in Cincinnati, April 23, 1798, and continued by adjourn-
ments to May 7, 1798. [Published] by authority.
31 p. 8°.

Cincinnati, 1798. "Maxwell's Code," (1796, Binder's label). Laws of Territory northwest of the Ohio adopted by the governour and judges in their legislative capacity at a session begun the xxix day of May 1195 [1795] and ending August 25th following; with appendix of resolutions and ordinance. By authority. Printed by W. Maxwell. [Facsimile reprint.]

xiii +225 + (2) p. 8°.

Cincinnati, 1796.

Laws (1798) of Territory northwest of river Ohio. [Known as "Freeman's Laws," originally printed Chillicothe, 1798. Reprint.] Cincinnati, 1890.

In Harvard Law School; also in Department of Justice; also in New York Bar Association.

Laws of Territory (1792-99), at 1st session held at Cincinnati, Sept. 16, 1799; also certain laws enacted by governor and judges from commencement of government to Dec. 1792. With appendix containing resolutions, ordinance, etc. Published by authority; [printed by] Carpenter and Findley.

280 p. 8°. Marked "vol. 1."

Cincinnati, 1800.

(1800), passed at 2d session of 1st General Assembly begun at Chilli-
cothe, Nov. 3, 1800; with appendix of resolutions. Published
by authority. Printed by Winship and Willis.
112 p. 8°. Marked "vol. 2."

Chillicothe, 1801.

(1801), passed at 1st session of 2d General Assembly begun at Chilli-
cothe, Nov. 23, 1801. Also appendix containing Acts and Reso-
lutions. Published by authority. [Printed by] N. Willis.
253 p. 8°. Marked "vol. 3."

Chillicothe, 1802.

STATUTES (Compilations, Revisions, Digests).

Statutes of Ohio and of the Northwestern Territory (1788

1833 inclusive); Salmon P. Chase.

3 vols. 4to.

Cincinnati, 1833-35.

OHIO.

HISTORICAL.

1748. "Ohio Land Company " formed in Virginia for purpose of settling Ohio valley. (See "Government of Ohio, its history," etc., by

W. H. Siebert, New York, 1904, p. 5; also "Historical Collections" of Ohio by Henry Howe, Cincinnati, 1847, p. 6.)

1763. February 18. Treaty of Paris whereby the French ceded to English territory including Ohio. (See "History of Ohio," by D. J. Ryan, Columbus, 1888, p. 15.)

1783. September 3. Treaty of Paris whereby all territory east of Mississippi River was relinquished to United States by Great Britain. ("Ohio Historical Collections" of Ohio by Henry Howe, 1847, p. 9.)

1787. Northwest Territory organized by Congress (see "Northwest Territory ").

1784-1801. Cession of western lands by Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts to United States. "Western Reserve," the name given by Connecticut to lands reserved from grant to U. S. which were finally ceded to U. S., May 30, 1801. "Virginia Military Lands," the name given by Virginia to bounty lands reserved from grant to United States.

See "Ohio Historical Collections" by H. Howe (1847), pp. 8, 9 and 558. "Government of Ohio," etc., by Siebert (N. Y., 1904), p. 8.

1799. September 16. First territorial legislature met. See "Northwest Territory."

1800. Territorial government of Indiana.

1802. Enabling Act of Congress for the formation of a State government. 1802. November 29. First constitution. (See Acts, 3d assembly, 1st session, 1804.) Not submitted to people for ratification. ("Charters and Constitutions " of U. S., p. 1455, note.)

1803. February 19. Act of Congress recognizing State of Ohio. See also U. S. Charters and Const's, Part II, p. 1452.

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

For laws prior to 1803, see "Northwest Territory."

State

Title of legislative body "General Assembly."
Session laws called "Acts," General and Local.
Session laws called "Legislative Acts," 1909.

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15th Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 2, 1816.

At this session earlier Acts were ordered to be [revised and] reprinted contained in a separate volume, which has no title page, and 412 pages. pilations.

269 p. 8°.

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8°.

At this session earlier Acts of a general nature were ordered to be revised and reprinted. See compilations.

18th-Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 6, 1819. 19th Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 7, 1820. 20th Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 3, 1821. 20th Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 3, 1821. 20th Assembly, 2d Session, May 20, 1822. 21st Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 2, 1822. eral.

21st Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 2, 1822. 22d Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 1, 1823.

167 +46 p. 8°. Local.
224 p. 8°.

88 +16 p. 8°. General.
99 p. 8°. Local.
47 + (1) + 15 p. 8°.
1-47+ 15 p. 8°.

72 p. 8°. Local.
500 p. 8°. General.

Gen

At this session earlier Acts of a general nature were ordered to be revised and reprinted. See compilations.

22d Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 1, 1823. 23d Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 6, 1824.

200+ 15 p. 8°. Local. 104 +14 p. 8°. General.

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At this session earlier Acts of a general nature were ordered to be revised and reprinted. See compilations.

29th Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 6, 1830. 276 + 16 p. 8°. Local. 30th Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 6, 1831.

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33d Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 1, 1834. 478 + 18 p. 8°. (With

tables.) Local.

34th Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 7, 1835. 56 p. 8°. General. [34th Assembly, 1st Session, Dec. 7, 1835].

675 p. 8°. Local. [n.t.p.]

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