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When Ohio was made a State, in 1803, the residue of the North-West Territory became Indiana Territory, with William Henry Harrison — since President of the United States--as Governor.
Its earlier settlements were mainly on the banks of the Ohio and of its noee reported in favor of a qualified suspension, for a limited time, of the inhibition aforesaid.
But Congress took no action on the report.
The people of Indiana Territory persisted in their seemingly unanimous supplication to be allowed, for a limited period, the use of Slave Labor; and Mr. Garnett, of Virginia, on the 14th ofon of Cotton.
The forest-covered and unhealthy, but facile and marvelously fertile, South-West hungered for slaves, as we have seen evinced in the case of Indiana Territory.
Impoverished, but salubrious and corn-growing Maryland, Virginia, etc., were ready to supply them.
Enterprising, adventurous whites, avaricious men from t
mber, 1789--one month after ratifying the Federal Constitution — passed an act ceding, on certain conditions, her western territory — now constituting the State of Tennessee--to the Federal Union.
She exacted and required Congress to assent to this, among other conditions:
Provided always, that no regulation made, or to be made, by Congress, shall tend to emancipate slaves.
Georgia, likewise, in ceding to the Union (April 2, 1802) her outlying territories, now forming the States of Alabama and Mississippi, imposed upon the Union, and required Congress to accede to, the following condition:
Fifthly. That the territory thus ceded shall become a State, and be admitted into the Union as soon as it shall contain sixty thousand inhabitants, or at an earlier period, if Congress shall think it expedient, on the same conditions and restrictions, with the same privileges, and in the same manner, as is provided in the ordinance of Congress of the 13th day of July, 1787, for the gove