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Northwest Territory Executive Journal
Description: The Executive Journal of the Northwest Territory recorded all official acts of Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair and Secretary Winthrop Sargent. The Northwest Ordinance, passed by the Continental Congress on July 13, 1787 in Philadelphia, provided for the creation of the Northwest Territory, the boundaries of which were the Ohio River to the south, the Mississippi River to the east, Pennsylvania to the west, and the Great Lakes to the north. From that land, five states were created: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The ordinance also encouraged education, addressed treatment of American Indians, and outlawed slavery in the territory. The journal is 535 pages in length and measures 26" x 13" (66.04 x 33.02 cm). The first 19 pages, which include a speech by Arthur St. Clair and correspondence of Winthrop Sargent, are included here. View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: Ohio Government; Civil Liberties; American Indians in Ohio; Education; Slavery; St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818; Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820
Places: Northwest Territory; Washington County (Ohio)