Louisiana (district)


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Divisions
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Cape Girardeau Ste. Genevieve
New Madrid St. Louis
St. Charles  

 

District of Louisiana
 

 

 
Authority
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1804An Act erecting Louisiana into two territories, and providing for the temporary government thereof
  
1805An Act further providing for the government of the district of Louisiana, 1805
  

 

Background
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The District of Louisiana was organized by An Act erecting Louisiana into two territories, and providing for the temporary government thereof on 01 October 1804. The District existed until the Territory of Louisiana was formed 04 July 1805. The seat of government was located at St. Louis.

 

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An Act erecting Louisiana into two territories, and providing for the temporary government thereof, 1804

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of country ceded by France to the United States, under the name of Louisiana, which lies south of the Mississippi territory, and of an east and west line to commence on the Mississippi river, at the thirty-third degree of north latitude, and to extend west to the western boundary of the said cession, shall constitute a territory of the United States, under the name of the territory of Orleans; the government whereof shall be organized and administered as follows:

An Act further providing for the government of the district of Louisiana, 1805

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all that part of the country ceded by France to the United States, under the general name of Louisiana, which, by an act of the last session of Congress, was erected into a separate district, to be called the district of Louisiana, shall henceforth be known and designated by the name and title of the Territory of Louisiana, the government whereof shall be organized and administered as follows

 

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