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Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That all free male white persons, of full age, who are housekeepers, and who shall have resided one year in the said Territory, shall be qualified to act as grand and petit jurors in the Courts of the said Territory; and they shall, until the Legislature thereof shall otherwise direct, be selected in such manner as the Judges of the said Courts shall respectively prescribe, so as to be most conducive to an impartial trial, and be least burthensome to the inhabitants of the said Territory.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to import or bring into the said Territory, from any port or place without the limits of the United States, or cause or procure to be so imported or brought, or knowingly to aid or assist in so importing or bringing any slave or slaves. And any person so offending, and being thereof convicted before any Court within the said Territory, having competent jurisdiction, shall forseit and pay for each and every slave so imported or brought, the sum of three hundred dollars, one moiety for the use of the United States, and the other moiety for the use of the person or persons who shall sue for the same; and every slave so imported or brought, shall thereupon becomie entitled to and receive his or her freedom.

Sec. 15. And be it further enacted. That the citizens of the said Territory shall be entitled to one Delegate to Congress, for the said Territory, who shall possess the same powers heretofore granted to the delegates from the other Territories of the United States: Provided, that no person shall be eligible for that office who shall not have resided at least twelve months in the said Territory. The delegate shall be elected by such description of persons, at such times, and under such regulations as the Governor and Legislative Council may from time to time ordain and direct; soldiers of the United States excepted, who shall, under no circumstances, be qualified to vote.

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That an act entitled "An act for the establishment of a Territorial Government in Florida," be, and the same is hereby repealed, so far as the same is inconsistent with the provisions of this act; and that the proceedings of the last session of the Legislative Council of Florida shall be, and the same are hereby confirmed to remain in full force and effect, until the end of the next session of said Council, unless sooner altered, modified, or repealed, with the exception of all revenue laws imposing taxes on the inhabitants or their property, and the law

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authorizing the Governor to borrow five thousand dollars on the credit of the said Territory, and the law establishing County Courts, which are hereby declared null and void: Provided, that no loan of money already made or obtained under said law, shall be affected by this act, and that the act approved the second of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, by the Governor repealing all the laws and ordinances in force in the said Territory shall be, and is hereby declared to have effect on the day of its passage by the Legislative Council, and not of its approval by the Governor.

Approved, March 3, 1823.

Note.--See the following Acts of Congress:

An act to amend an act, entitled "An Act to amend an act for the establishment of a Territorial Government in Florida, and for other purposes;” Approved May 26, 1824.

An Act to amend the several acts for the establislıment of Territorial Government in Florida ; approved May 15, 1826.

An Act authorizing the Legislative Council to meet in October instead of December; and repealing the proviso in the sixth section of the act, entitled "An act to amend an act for the establishment of a Territorial Government in Florida, and for other purposes, approved March the thiri. one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three;" approved April 28, 1828.

An Act to autliorize the citizens of the Territories of Arkansas and Florida to elect their officers, and for other purposes; approved January 21, 1829.

An Act to authorize the establishment of a town on land reserved for the use of schools; and to direct the manner of disposing of certain reserved quarter sections of land for the seat of Government in Florida ; approved March 2, 1829.

An Act to alter the time of holding the sessions of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida; approved May 14, 1830.

An Act to amend the several acts establishing a Territorial Government in Florida ; approved March 22, 1832.

An Act to amend the several acts for the establishment of a Territorial Government in Florida ; approved July 14, 1832.

An Act to equalize representation in the Territory of Florida, and for other purposes; approved June 18, 1834.

An Act repealing certain acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida ; approved June 30, 1834.

An Act to re-organize the Legislative Council of Florida. sind for other purposes; approved July 7, 1838.

ACT FOR THE ADMISSION OF FLORIDA

INTO THE UNION.

An Act for the Admission of

of the States of Iowa and Florida Into the Union.

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Whereas, the people of the Territory of Iowa did, on the

seventh day of October, eighteen hundred and forty-four, by a convention of delegates called and assembled for that purpose, form for themselves a Constitution and State Government; and whereas, the people of the Territory of Florida did in like manner, by their delegates, on the eleventh day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, form for themselves a Constitution and State Government, both of which said Constitutions are republican; and said conventions having asked the admission of their respective Territories into the Union as States, on equal footing with the original States:

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the States of Iowa and Florida be, and the same are hereby declared to be States of the United States of America, and are hereby admitted into the Union on equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatsoever.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following shall be the boundaries of the said State of Iowa, to wit: Beginning at the inouth of the Des Moines River, at the middle of the Mississippi, thence by the middle of the channel of that river to a parallel of latitude passing through the mouth of the Mankato, or Blue-Earth River, thence west along the said parallel of latitude to a point where it is intersected by a meridian line, seventeen degrees and thirty minutes west of the meridian of Washington city, thence due south to the northern boundary line of the State of Missouri, thence eastwardly, following that boundary to the point at which the same intersects the Des Moines River, thence by the middle of the channel of that river to the place of beginning

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said State of Iowa shall have concurrent jurisdiction on the River Mississippi, and every other river bordering on the said State of Iowa, so far as the said river shall form a common boun

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