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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Territorial papers of the United States Senate 1789-1873 [microform] : Minnesota February 18, 1847-June 16, 1860 ; New Mexico December 14, 1840-August 21, 1854.
MSU Archives Collection 1252



Territorial papers of the United States Senate 1789-1873 [microform] : Minnesota February 18, 1847-June 16, 1860 ; New Mexico December 14, 1840-August 21, 1854.. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1252. (Microfilm) 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm.

Abstract:

This collection contains selected papers of the United States Senate as they pertain to the Minnesota and New Mexico Territories reproduced from the originals held by the National Archives. Documents dated earlier or later than the period of the existence of the particular territory are frequently included. The papers included relate to the constitutional prerogatives of Congress over Territories, its power to admit new States, its control of appropriations, and the right of the people to petition the government for redress of grievances. The collection primarily contains, petitions, memorials, bills, resolutions, reports from executive departments, and correspondence.

Information about the collection obtained from the "Pamphlet Accompanying Microcopy No. 200, Territorial Papers of the United States Senate, 1789-1873". (Washington: NARA, 1955).

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Territorial papers of the United States Senate 1789-1873 [microform from NARA] : Minnesota February 18, 1847-June 16, 1860 ; New Mexico December 14, 1840-August 21, 1854.SMHC Manuscript Collection 1252, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

The Minnesota Historical Society donated copies of the microfilm in June 1978.

Related Collections:

This collection is also available at a variety of locations in Minnesota including the Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota State University, Moorhead.
Alexander Ramsey papers [microform] / Helen M. White, editor. LASS CENTER MINNESOTA--MICROFILM F606 .R367

LCSH Subject Headings:

United States--Territorial expansion.
New Mexico--History.
Minnesota--History.
United States. Congress. Senate.
United States -- Politics and government.