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    Plan for Government of the Western Territory, [3 February–23 April 1784]

    From: Jefferson Papers | Main Series | Volume 6 | Plan for Government of the Western Territory, [3 February–23 April 1784]

    The Committee appointed to prepare a plan for the temporary government of the Western territory have agreed to the following resolutions. Resolved, that the territory ceded or to be ceded by Individual states to the United states shall be formed into distinct states, bounded in the following manner as nearly as such cessions will admit, that is to say; Northwardly and Southwardly by parallels...
    The Committee to whom was recommitted the report of a plan for a temporary government of the Western territory have agreed to the following resolutions. Resolved that so much of the territory ceded or to be ceded by individual states to the United states, as is already purchased or shall be purchased of the Indian inhabitants and offered for sale by Congress, shall be divided into distinct...
    The report of a Committee on the subject of Western territory having been referred to the Grand committee they have had the same under their consideration and agreed to the following report. Congress by their resolution of Sep. 6. 1780. having thought it adviseable ‘to press upon the states having claims to the Western country a liberal surrender of a portion of their territorial claims,’ by...