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CONSTITUTIONS

COLONIAL CHARTERS, AND OTHER

ORGANIC LAWS

OF THE

STATES, TERRITORIES, AND

COLONIES

NOW OR HERETOFORE FORMING

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Compiled and Edited
under the Act of Congress of June 30, 1906

By
FRANCIS NEWTON THORPE, Ph. D., LL. D.
Member of the Pennsylvania Bar; Fellow and Professor of American Constitu-
tional History at the University of Pennsylvania, 1885-1898; Member of
the American Historical Association; Author of The Constitutional History
of the United States, 1765-1895; A (State) Constitutional History of
the American People, 1776-1850; A Short Constitutional History
of the United States; A (Social and Economic) History of the
American People; A History of the Civil War; Editor of the His.
tory of North America, Volumes IX, XV, XVI, XVIII, XIX,
XX; Author of The Government of the People of the
United States; Benjamin Franklin and the University
of Pennsylvania; The Life of William Pepper, etc.

VOL. I
United States-Alabama-District of Columbia

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1909

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

(AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX WILL BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE LAST VOLUME.)

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LIST OF AUTHORITIES

THE UNITED STATES :

The Declaration of Independence--1776_.

Articles of Confederation-1777---

Constitution of the United States-1787.

Amendments to the Constitution of 1787

Commissions, charters, and plans of Union:

Privileges and prerogatives granted to Christopher Columbus--1492

Bull of Pope Alexander—1493_

Letters patent to John Cabot—1496_-

Letters patent to Sir Humfrey Gylberte--1578_

Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh—1584_

Charter of the Dutch West India Company-1621

Sir Robert Heath's patent--1629

New England articles of confederation--1643.

The Albany plan-1754

ALABAMA:

Charter of Carolina_1663

Proprietary proposals, North Carolina-1663

Charter of Carolina-1665

Fundamental constitutions, Carolina-1669.

Charter of Georgia—1732..

Constitution of South Carolina—1776

Constitution of Georgia--1777--

Constitution of South Carolina-1778

Constitution of Georgia—1789_

Territory south of the Ohio1790-

Territorial government, Mississippi—1798

Territorial government, Mississippi-1800

Territorial government, Mississippi—1808

Proclamation, occupation of [Louisiana) Territory-1810_

Territorial government, Alabama–1817-

Treaty with Spain-1819.-

Enabling act, Alabama-1819-

Resolution for admission of Alabama-1819.

Constitution, Alabama--1819-

Constitution, Alabama—1865.

Constitution, Alabama-1867

Constitution, Alabama-1875.

Constitution, Alabama-1901.

ALASKA:

Treaty ceding Alaska--1867-

Civil government in Alaska-1884

Civil government in Alaska-1900

ARIZONA:

Treaty with Mexico-1848

Territorial government of New Mexico—1850.

Treaty with Mexico-1853

Territorial government-1863

Enabling act—1906 (see Oklahoma) --

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