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title:

Official Document Granting Indiana Statehood (Copy for President's Office)

image number:

P0038086

description:

The document reads, in full:

"Fourteenth Congress of the United States; At the second session, Begun and held in the city of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia, on Monday the second day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. "Resolution for admitting the State of Indiana into the Union. "Whereas, in pursuance of an act of Congress passed on the nineteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred ad sixteen, entitled 'An act to enable the people of the Indiana territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of that state into the Union,' the people of the said territory did, on the twenty ninth day of June in the present year by a Convention called for that purpose, form for themselves a Constitution and State Government, which Constitution and State Government, so formed is republican, and in conformity with the principles of the Articles of Compact between the original States, and the people and States, in the territory North West of the river Ohio, passed on the thirteenth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven: Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Comgress assembled, that the State of Indiana shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever."

The document was approved and signed by the following; Charles Cutts, Secretary of the United States Senate; John Gaillard, President of the Senate, pro tempore; Henry Clay, Speaker of the House of Representatives; and James Madison, President of the United States (signed December 11, 1816).

date taken:

1942

film code:

Eastman - Safety - Kodak 11 ?

photographer studio:

Photographic Services (as copy photography)

donor image number:

5663

accession number:

2000/003

corporate name:

Indiana, State of

topic:

Documents

topic:

Government policy

topic:

Statehood

series:

Groups

subseries:

Administration

folder:

General