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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1804
|Appointment of Benjamin Morgan as member of Legislative Council for Louisiana
|13 August 1804
|Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)
|Countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison. Says the appointment was made in light of Congressional division of the Louisiana Purchase into two sections in 1804, Orleans Territory and the District of Louisiana. Morgan was appointed to the Legislative Council for the Orleans Territory, which consists of the modern day state of Louisiana. Given a one year term to begin on 30 September 1804. Large Seal of the United States on recto.
|President Government and Civics Louisiana Purchase Frontiers and Exploration Westward Expansion
|Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Madison, James (1751-1836)
|The Presidency; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859