Act Establishing Florida Statehood, 1845

From: An Act For The Admission of the States of Iowa and Florida Into The Union, 1845, Collection M81-22

Act Establishing Florida Statehood, 1845

Transcript

each of said States of Iowa and Florida,
shall be entitled to one representative
in the House of Representatives of the United
States -------------------------------
---------Section 7. And be it further
enacted, That said States of Iowa and
Florida are admitted into the Union
on the express condition that they
shall never interfere with the primary
disposal of the public lands lying
within them, nor levy any tax on
the same whilst remaining the prop-
erty of the United States: Provided,
That the ordinance of the convention
that formed the constitution of Iowa,
and which is appended to the said
constitution, shall not be deemed
or taken to have any effect or validity,
or to be recognized as in any manner
obligatory, upon the government of
the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1845

Department of State March 5./2. [?] 1845 - A true copy from the roll in this Department. R.K. Cralle [?]