Vii. The Missouri struggle.
P. P. Barbour
John W. Taylor
Thomas — the Compromise.
when the State of Louisiana, previously known as the Territory of Orleans, was admitted into the Union,
April 8, 1812. the remainder of the Louisiana purchase, which had formerly borne the designation of Louisiana Territory, was renamed the Territory of Missouri.
The people of a portion of this Territory, stretching westward from the Mississippi on both sides of the river Missouri, petitioned Congress for admission into the Union as the State of Missouri; and their memorials
On the 16th of March, 1818. were referred by the ced by him
February 17, 1820. in this shape:
And be it further enacted, That in all that Territory ceded by France to the United States, under the name of Louisiana, which lies north of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north latitude, excepting only such part thereof as is included within the limits of the State contemplate