A contest regarding the boundary-line between the State of Ohio
and the Territory of Michigan
Owing to both the State
and the Territory
taking possession of a disputed section of land, each appealed to President Jackson
for a settlement of the difficulty.
He, however, refused to interfere, whereupon the governor of Ohio
called out the State
militia and the governor of Michigan Territory
took possession of Toledo
Just as matters were assuming a threatening phase, Congress decided to admit Michigan
into the Union
as a State, June 15, 1836, on conditions regarding the boundary-line which were formally accepted.