Michigan (territory)


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Allegan County Kalamazoo County
Arenac County Kent County
Barry County Lapeer County
Berrien County Lenawee County
Branch County Livingston County
Brown County Macomb County
Calhoun County Michilimackinac County
Cass County Midland County
Chippewa County Milwaukee County
Clinton County Monroe County
Crawford County Montcalm County
Des Moines County Oakland County
Dubuque County Oceana County
Eaton County Ottawa County
Genesee County Saginaw County
Gladwin County Sanilac County
Gratiot County Shiawassee County
Hillsdale County St. Clair County
Ingham County St. Joseph County
Ionia County Van Buren County
Iowa County Washtenaw County
Isabella County Wayne County
Jackson County  


Territory of Michigan


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1805An Act to divide the Indiana Territory into two separate governments


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The Territory was organized by An Act to divide the Indiana Territory into two separate governments on 30 June 1805. The Territory existed until the State of Michigan was formed on 26 January 1837. The seat of government was located at Detroit.



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An Act to divide the Indiana Territory into two separate governments, 1805

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the thirtieth day of June next, all that part of the Indiana Territory, which lies North of a line drawn east from the southerly bend or extreme of lake Michigan, until it shall intersect lake Erie, and East of a line drawn from the said southerly bend through the middle of said lake to its northern extremity, and thence due north to the northern boundary of the United States, shall, for the purpose of temporary government, constitute a separate territory, and be called Michigan.


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