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Collection Reference Number GLC03871
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1804 
Title Appointment of Benjamin Morgan as member of Legislative Council for Louisiana
Date 13 August 1804
Author Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description 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.
Subjects President  Government and Civics  Louisiana Purchase  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  
People Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859