Virginia: Cession of Western Land Claims.

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PublicationCarter, Clarence Edwin, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Volume 2, The Territory Northwest of the River Ohio, 1787-1803. 26 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1934. (no image)
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Date March 1, 1784
Author Name General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia (primary)
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Summary Virginia Cession of Western Land Claims in the Ohio Territory based on Act of Congress which recommended to the several states having claims to waste and unappropriated lands in the Western Country a liberal cession to the United States of a portion of respective claims for the common benefit of the Union.
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Related Persons/Groups Thomas Jefferson; Samuel Hardy; Arthur Lee; James Monroe; Congress of the United States of America; General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia; delegates; Congress; Legislature; commissioner; French and Canadian inhabitants; settlers; citizens of Virginia; George Rogers Clarke; officers and soldiers; Clarke's regiment; Virginia troops; troops; the American Army;
Related Places Commonwealth of Virginia; territory north-westward of the river ohio; ohio river; Western Country; British posts; Kaskaskies; St. Vincents; villages; Northwest side of the Ohio; Southeast side of the Ohio; Cumberland River; Green River; Tennessee River; North Carolina line; the Cumberland lands; Scioto River; Little Miami River; United States;
Keywords act; states; Union; lands; cession; claims; right, title, and claim; terms; propositions; justice; territory; enacted; lawful; authorised and empowered; deeds; instrument; convey; transfer; assign; jurisdiction; tract of country; Virginia Charter; act of Congress; miles; republican states; rights; sovereignty; freedom; independence; expenses; forts; garrisons; defense; reimbursed; account; intent and meaning; possessions; titles; rights; liberties; acres; land; laws; Continental Establishment; bounties; deficiency; common fund; Confederation; alliance; charge and expenditure; trust; resolution; power and authority; right; title; claim; convey; transfer; assign; soil; jurisdiction; tract; country; testimony; seals;
Key Phrases the propriety of making Cessions equally liberal for the common Benefit and support of the Union; right, title, and claim; terms and conditions; admitted members of the federal union

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