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2 Starkie on Evidence, 1 Stearne's on Real Actions, 3 Swanstone's reports, 1 Story's Pleadings, 3 Story's commentaries on the Constitution, 1 Sergeant's constitutional Law,

T. MISCELLANEOUS. 1 Tanner's new universal Atlas, 1 Thucydides, 2 Toke's Purly, i Thompson's Heat and Electricity, i Turney's Chemistry, 2 Tales of a Traveler,

LAW, &c. 2 Trial of L. Chase, 3 Tidd's Practice, 2 Turner and Venable chancery reports, 2 Temple's Works, (Sir Wm.) 3 Thomas' Coke, 2 Tidd's Supplement, 1 Tillinghast and Adams on Ejectment.

V. MISCELLANEOUS. i Virginia Convention, i Virginia Letters.

LAW, &c. 1 Vattel's law of Nations, 3 Vesey and Bearn's reports, 3 vols. in 2, 3 Vesey senr's report, 1 Virginia reports, i Ventris' reports, 1 Vaughan's reports, 24 Viner's Abridgment,

2 Vernon's chancery reports, 20 Vesey's Reports.

W. MISCELLANEOUS. 1 Wordsworth’s poems,

3 Wilson's Ornithology with one book of plates,
1 Walshe’s Appeal,
2 Webster's Speeches,
2 Woodfall's Junius,
1 Wood on Rail Roads,
2 Watson's Phillip 2d,
1 Walker's Dictionary,
1 Windham and Harkisson's speeches,
1 Webster's Dictionary,
1 Wirt's Life of P. Henry,
1 Wood's Institute,
3 Woodison's Lectures,

LAW, &c. 12 Wheaton's Reports,

1 Wharton's Reports, 4 Watt's Reports, 1 Willis' Reports, 3 Wilson's Reports, 1 Warrand's Insolvent Act, 2 Wharton's Digest, 1 Woodfall's Landlord and Tenant, : 4 Washington's Circuit Court Reports, 13 Wendall's Reports, 2 Williams on Executions, 2 Wheaton's Sellwin, 1 Wentworth on Executions, 1 Watkin's on Conveyance, 2 Ward's Laws of Nations, 1 Xenophon, 4 Yate's Reports,

PAMPHLETS. 98 Journal of House of Representatives of W. T. June, 1838, 31 66 66

1836, 91 66

1837-8, 77 66

1838, 114 " , "

1839, 112 1 16



,187 Journal of House of Representatives, W. T., August, 1840, 179 " "

• 1841, Council

1837, 136 "

1838, 115 "

1839, 25 66 66

August, 1840, 321

1837–8, ☺ "

1840, 25 00

1841, 75 Laws of W. T. 1840, 155 " " 1841, 621 Township Government act of 1841, 63 Laws of Congress, 50 Law Library, 96 Session Laws of States, 21 Miscellaneous. 2 Records of the Journals of House of Representatives,

2 Record of the Journals of Council, W. T. 65 Maps of Wisconsin,

i Colton's map of Indiana, 11 Pamphlet maps, I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true catalogue of the Books belonging to the Territorial library.

Librarian. Madison, Feb. 14, 1842. All of which is respectfully submitted.

JOHN S. ROCKWEL, Chairman.

Document P.


To the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wiskonsan:

It is ascertained that a part of the western boundary of the state of Michigan, as prescribed by the act of Congress of the 15th June, 1836, is an impracticable line, there being no such natural boundary as is therein described. The Lake of the Desert does not discharge its waters into the Montreal river. It having therefore become necessary to designate a new line, I avail myself of the occasion to present the subject to the notice of the Assembly, that such measures as are proper may be adopted to procure the recognition by the Government of the United States of the boundary which was established between Michigan and Wiskonsan in the year 1805. To effect this, perhaps the best authority will be the admission and arguments of Michigan herself.

On the 26th of January, 1836, her Legislature passed an act entitled “an act to enable the people of Michigan to form a constitution and state government,” in which Michigan sets forth her own right, and thereby admits, so far as she is concerned, the right of Wiskonsan to a line to be drawn from the southerly bend of lake Michigan to the northern extremity of said lake, and thence due north to the northern boundary of the United States.

That act declares that, “whereas it is ordained and declared, in and by the ordinance for the government of the territory of the United States north-west of the river Ohio, passsed by Congress on the 131h day of July, 1787, that certain articles therein contained, “shall be considered as articles of compact between the original states and the people and states in the said Territory, and forever remain unalterable, unless by common consent:”

And whereas it is stipulated in and by the fifth of the said articles of compact, that there shall be formed in the said territory not less

than three, nor more than five States; and that the boundaries of the three States shall be subject so far to be altered, that, if Congress shall hereafter find it expedient, they shall have authority to form one or two States in that part of the said territory which lies north of an east and west line drawn through the southerly bend or extreme of Lake Michigan:

And whereas it is stipulated in the said article that the said three States shall be bounded on the north either by the territorial line between the United States and Canada, or the said east and west line:

And whereas Congress has not admitted the said three states into the Union, according to the boundaries mentioned in the said article:

And whereas it is provided in and by an act of Congress, entitled (an act to divide the Indiana territory into two separate Governments,' approved January, 11, 1805, as follows, to wit:

•Sec. 1. That all that part of the Indiana territory which lies north of a line drawn east from the southerly bend or extreme of Lake Michigan, until it shall intersect Lake Erie, and east of a line drawn from the said southerly bend, through the middle of said Lake, to its northern extremity, and thence due north to the northern boundary of the United States, shall, for the purpose of temporary government, constitute a separate territory, and to be called Michigan.'

• Sec. 2. The inhabitants thereof shall be entitled to and enjoy all and singular the rights, privileges, and advantages granted and secured to the people of the Territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, by the said ordinance.'

And whereas, it was the right and privilege of sixty thousand free • inhabitants within the limits of Indiana, according to said ordinance, to form for themselves a permanent constitution and State Govern. ment;

And whereas, the same right and privilege is granted by the act aforesaid to the people of Michigan, whenever there shall be sixty thousand free inhabitants within the limits mentioned in the said act:

And whereas, it is ascertained, under the authority of an act of the Legislative Council, passed on the 6th day of September, 1834, that there now are cighly-seven thousand two hundred and seventythree free inhabitants within the limits prescribed for Michigan by the

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