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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) [Appointment of Benjamin Morgan as member of Legislative Council for Louisiana]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03871 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 13 August 1804 Pagination: 1 p. ; docket ; 35.3 x 24.5 cm.

Summary of Content: 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.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Madison, James, 1751-1836

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsLouisiana PurchaseFrontiers and ExplorationWestward Expansion

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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