PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS, IN 1796, ON THE ADMISSION OF TENNESSEE, AS A STATE, INTO THE UNION, UPON A FOOTING WITH THE ORIGINAL STATES, A CASE IN POINT, SO FAR AS REGARDS OUR PRESENT POSITION IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN.

Detroit: Sheldon M'Knight, Printer to the State, 1835. 15,[1]pp. Dbd. Titlepage lightly foxed, else near fine. Item #WRCAM46448

An important Michigan constitutional pamphlet. Michigan had a long and difficult road to statehood, primarily due to a long-standing dispute over the boundary with Ohio. Negotiations to bring Michigan into the Union finally came to a head in 1835, and this collection of documents describing the admission of Tennessee in 1796 was made up to bolster the case of the Michigan men. Tennessee was created from territory under the administration of the United States, as was Michigan. STREETER, MICHIGAN 6634. SABIN 65812. COHEN 10855. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 35152. AII (MICHIGAN) 285. McMURTRIE, EARLY PRINTING IN MICHIGAN 241.

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The Points for Michigan Statehood