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48 Ohio Arch

48        Ohio Arch. and His. Society Publications.


for their legal bounties, the deficiency should be made up to the

said troops in good lands, to be laid off between the rivers Scioto

and Little Miami, on the northwest side of the Ohio, in such

proportions as have been engaged to them by the laws of Vir-

ginia. That all the lands within the territory so ceded to the

United States, and not reserved for or appropriated to any of

the beforementioned purposes, or disposed of in bounties to the

officers and soldiers of the American Army, shall be considered

as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United

States as have become, or shall become members of the con-

federation or federal alliance of the said States, Virginia inclu-

sive, according to their usual respective proportions in the gen-

eral charge and expenditure, and shall be faithfully and bona fide

disposed of for that purpose, and for no other use or purpose

whatsoever; Provided, That the trust hereby reposed in the dele-

gates of this State shall not be executed unless three of them,

at least, are present in Congress.




(SEPTEMBER 14, 1786, 1 V. L. U. S., p. 484.)

The delegates from Connecticut having thereupon proceeded

and executed a deed of cession, agreeable to the resolution of

26th May last, in the words following:

To all who shall see these presents, We, William Samuel John-

son and Jonathan Sturges, the underwritten delegates for the

State of Connecticut in the Congress of the United States, send


WHEREAS, The General Assembly of the State of Connec-

ticut, on the second Thursday in May, in the year of our Lord,

one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, passed an act in

the following words, viz: "Be it enacted by the Governor,

Council and Representatives in General Court assembled, and by

the authority of the same, That the delegates of this State, or any

two of them, who shall be attending the Congress of the United

States, be and they are hereby directed, authorized, and fully

empowered, in the name and behalf of this State, to make, execute,