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Now, this convention, for and in behalf of the people inhabiting this state, and by the authority of the said people, do accept the five before recited propositions, offered by the act of eongress under which they are assembled; and, in pursuance of the conditions, requisitions, and other provisions in the before recited act of congress contained, this convention, for and in behalf of the people inhabiting this state, do ordain, agree, and declare, that every and each tract of land sold by the United States, from and after the first day of January next, shall remain exempt from any tax laid by order or under the authority of the state, whether for state, county, or township, or any other purpose whatever, for the term of five years from and after the respective days of sale thereof. And that the bounty lands granted, or hereafter to be granted, for military services, during the late war, shall, while they continue to be held by the patentees or their heirs, remain exempt, as aforesaid, from taxation, for the term of three years from and after the date of the patents respectively: provided, nevertheless, that if the congress of the United States shall consent to repeal and revoke the following clause in the fifth proposition of the sixth section of the act of congress before recited, and in these words, viz: “That every and each tract of land sold by the United States, from and after the first day of January next, shall remain exempt from any tax, laid by order, or under the authority of the state, whether for state, county, or township, or any other purpose whatever, for the term of five years, from and after the day of sale, and further”--that this convention, for and behalf of the people of the state of Missouri, do hereby ordain, consent, and agree, that the same be so revoked and repealed, without which consent of the congress as aforesaid, the said clause to remain in full force and operation as first above provided for in this ordinance: and this convention doth hereby request the congress of the United States so to modify their third proposition, that the whole amount of five per cent on the sale of public lands therein offered, may be applied to the construction of roads and canals, and the promotion of education within this state, under the direction of the legislature thereof. And this convention, for and in behalf of the people inhabiting this state, ayd by the authority of the said people, do further ordain, agree, and declare, that this ordinar

shall be irrevocable, without the consent of the United
States.
Done in convention, at St. Louis, in the state of Mis-

souri, this nineteenth day of July, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and of
the independence of the United States of America the
forty-fifth.
By order of the convention:

DAVID BARTON, President. Attest, Wm. G. Pettus, Secretary.

INDEX

Alabama,
Connecticut,
Delaware,
Georgia,
Illinois,
Indiana,
Kentucky,
Louisiana,
Maine,
Maryland,
Massachusetts,
Mississippi,
Missouri,
New Hampshire,
New Jersey,
New York,
North Carolina,
Ohio,
Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, Charter of,
South Carolina,
Tennessee,
United States,
Vermont,
Virginia,

pages 428 151 202 277 408 346 293 369

32 221

59 385 453

94 180 164 253 329 186 136 263 313

122 24S

25 Stale

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