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RoBT. GRAHAM, JOHN JAMES INGALLS, CALEB MAY, J. A. MIDDLETON, S. D. Houston LUTHER R. PALMER, JOHN TAYLOR BURRIS, JOHN P. GREER, JOHN RITCHEY, H. D. PRESTON, BENJAMIN F. SIMPSON, JAMES M. ARTHUR, JOSIAH LAMB, WM. McCULLOCH, JAS. G. BLUNT, J. C. BURNETT, Wm. R. GRIFFITH,
SAML. A. KINGMAN, ROBT. J. PORTER, JAMES BLOOD, S. 0. THACHER, EDWIN STOKES, P. H. TOWNSEND, WM. HUTCHINSON, N. C. BLOOD, EDMUND G. Ross, Jas. HANWAY, ALLEN CROCKER, SAML. E. HOFFMAN, JAMES A. SIGNOR, GEORGE H. LILLIE, R. L. WILLIAMS, W. P. DUTTON.
ADMISSION OF KANSAS
INTO THE UNION.
WHEREAS, The people of the Territory of Kansas, by their representatives in Convention assembled, at Wyandott, in said Territory, on the twenty-ninth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, did form for themselves a Constitution and State Government, Republican in form, which was ratified and adopted by the people at an election held for that purpose, on Tuesday, the fourth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and the said Convention has, in their name and behalf, asked the Congress of the United States to admit the said Territory into the Union as a State, on an equal footing with the other States: Therefore, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress Assembled:
SECTION 1. That the State of Kansas shall be, and is hereby with other statēn. declared to be, one of the United States of America, and admit
ted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever. And the said State shall consist of all the territory included within the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at a point on the western boundary of the State of Missouri, where the thirty-seventh parallel of north latitude crosses the same; thence west on said parallel to the twenty-fifth meridian of longitude west from Washington; thence north on said meridian to the fortieth parallel of latitude ; thence east on said parallel to the western boundary of the State of Missouri ;
Kansas admitted on equal footing
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thence south with the western boundary of said State to the place of beginning ; Provided, That nothing contained in the said Constitution respecting the boundary of said State shall be construed to impair the rights of person or property now pertaining to the Indians in said Territory, so long as such rights shall remain India alistlerbeda!! unextinguished by treaty between the United States and such Indians, or to include any territory which, by treaty with such Indian tribe, is not, without the consent of such tribe, to be included within the territorial limits or jurisdiction of any State or Territory; but all such territory shall be excepted out of the boundaries, and constitute no part of the State of Kansas, until said tribe shall signify their assent to the President of the United States to be included within said State, or to affect the authority of the government of the United States to make any regulation respecting such Indians, their lands, property, or other rights, by treaty, law, or otherwise, which it would have been competent to make if this act had never passed.
SEO. 2. And be it further enacted, That until the next gen- Shall have one eral apportionment of representatives, the State of Kansas shall Congrese. be entitled to one Representative in the House of Representatives of the United States.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act This act shall not shall be construed as an assent by Congress to all or any of the anything ios credipropositions or claims contained in the ordinance of said Consti- tions, tution of the people of Kansas, or in the resolutions thereto attached; but the following propositions are hereby offered to the said people of Kansas for their free acceptance or rejection, which, if accepted, shall be obligatory on the United States, and upon the said State of Kansas, to wit:
First — That sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six, in Propositions content every township of public lands in said State, and where either of said sections or any part thereof has been sold or otherwise been disposed of, other lands, equivalent thereto and as contiguous as may be, shall be granted to said State for the use of schools.
Second - That seventy-two sections of land shall be set apart and reserved for the use and support of a State University, to be selected by the Governor of said State, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and to be appropriated and applied in such manner as the Legislature of said State may prescribe for the purpose aforesaid, but for no other purpose. Third - That ten entire sections of land, to be selected by
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the Governor of said State, in legal subdivisions, shall be granted to the said State for the purpose of completing the public buildings, or for the erection of others at the seat of government, under the direction of the Legislature thereof.
Fourth -- That all salt springs within said State, not exceeding twelve in number, with six sections of land adjoining or as contiguous as may be to each, shall be granted to said State for its use, the same to be selected by the Governor thereof within one year after the admission of said State, and when so selected to be used or disposed of on such terms, conditions and regulations as the Legislature shall direct; Provided, That no salt spring or land, the right whereof is now vested in any individual or individuals, or which may be hereafter confirmed or adjudged to any individual or individuals, shall, by this article, be granted to said State.
Fifth – That five per centum of all sales of all public lands lying within said State, which shall be sold by Congress after the admission of said State into the Union, after deducting all the expenses incident to the same, shall be paid to said State for the purpose of making public roads and internal improvements, or for other purposes, as the Legislature shall direct ; Provided, That the foregoing propositions hereinbefore offered are on the condition that the people of Kansas shall provide by an ordinance, irrevocable without the consent of the United States, that said State shall never interfere with the primary disposal of the soil within the same by the United States, or with any regulations Congress may find necesary for securing the title in said soil to bona fida purchasers thereof. Sixth
And that the said State shall never tax the lands or the property of the United States in said State ; Provided, however, That in case any of the lands herein granted to the State of Kansas have heretofore been confirmed to the Territory of Kansas for the purposes specified in this act, the amount so confirmed shall be deducted from the quantity specified in this act.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the admission of the State of Kansas, as hereinbefore provided, all the laws of the United States, which are not locally inapplicable shall have the same force and effect within that State as in other
States of the Union ; and the said State is hereby constituted a Constituted Judi- Judicial District of the United States, within which a district
All laws shall apply to this State
court, with like powers and jurisdiction as the district court of the United States for the district of Minnesota, shall be estab
lished; the judge, attorney and marshal of the United States, for the said district of Kansas, shall reside within the same, and shall be entitled to the same compensation as the judge, attorney and marshal of the district of Minnesota ; and in all cases of appeal or writ of error heretofore prosecuted, and now pending in the Supreme Court of the United States upon any record from the Supreme Court of Kansas Territory, the mandate of execution or order of further proceedings shall be directed by the Supreme Court of the United States to the district of Kansas, or to the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas, as the nature of such appeal or writ of error may require; and each of those courts shall be the successor of the Supreme Court of Kansas Territory as to all such cases, with full power to hear and dctermine the same, and to award mesne or final process therei.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the judge of the Terms of District district court for the district of Kansas shall hold two regular terms of the said court annually, at the seat of government of the said State, to commence on the second Mondays of April and October in each year. Approved 29th of January, 1861.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, Jan. 31, 1861.) I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original, on file in this Department.
W. HUNTER, Chief Clerk.
SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE,
June 20, 1861.
original bill admitting Kansas into the Union, on file in my
J. W. ROBINSON,
Secretary of State.