THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ORGANIC ACT OF 1871 – THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IS A TERRITORY AND A CORPORATION

The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 aka “An Act to provide a Government for the District of Columbia (41st Congress. 3d Sess. ch. 62. 16 Stat. 419, enacted 1871-02-21), click here.

Related: Who Sponsored This “Act of 1871″?, click here.

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Published in: on January 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. I used to live in Maine a few times Family on my dads side all from there!!!! Good work!!! We are following!

  2. I see nothing in this 1871 Act that would even suggest that the incorporated District of Columbia, and/or the cities of Washington and Georgetown, were to, or shall include territories, States, or other entities outside the boundaries of the District. Where, when, how does this incorporated District, annex the territories and/or States?
    I will not jump into the muddy waters of this “corporate” government’s accumulation of anything related to “owning” any land outside of the 10 mile square, except those lands that were agreed to be sold to the central government with the consent of the Legislature of any State, which “shall be for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings.” Article I, Section 8, or that “shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular State.” Article IV, Section 3.


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