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Great Miami river aforesaid ; on the north, by an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan, running east, after intersecting the due north line aforesaid from the mouth of the Great Miami river, until it shall intersect Lake Erie or the territorial line, and thence with the same through Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania line aforesaid : Provided, always, and it is hereby fully understood and declared, by this convention, that, if the southerly bend or extreme of Lake Michigan should extend so far south that a line drawn due east from it should not intersect Lake Erie, or if it should intersect said Lake Erie east of the mouth of the Miami river of the lake, then and in that case, with the assent of the Congress of the United States, the northern boundary of this State shall be established by and extend to a line running from the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan to the most northerly cape of the Miami bay, after intersecting the due north line from the mouth of the Great Miami river aforesaid ; thence northeast, to the territorial line, and by the said territorial line to the Pennsylvania line.” And whereas the State of Ohio claims that the assent of the Congress of the United States has been virtually and substantially given to the sixth section of the seventh article of her constitution, as above set forth, and more especially to the latter clause thereof, describing her northern boundary, as contained in the proviso to said section, by admitting her Senators and Representative to their seats in Congress, and more fully by the act of Congress, approved February nineteenth, eighteen hundred and three, entitled " An act to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States within the State of Ohio,” in the preamble to which act it is declared that the State of Ohio has become one of the United States of America, whereby, as a matter of right, the said State has acquired, and can rightfully exercise, jurisdiction, on her northern border, to the line as described in the latter clause of the proviso contained in the sixth section of the seventh article of her constitution ; but, as doubts have arisen whether the act of Congress of the eleventh of January, eighteen hundred and five, entitled - An act to divide the Indiana Territory into two separate governments,” does not contravene the rightful jurisdiction of Ohio to the line as described in the article of her constitution as above stated, in order, therefore, that doubts may no longer exist on this subject

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the assent of the Congress of the United States is hereby fully declared and given to the latter clause of the sixth section of the seventh article of the constitution of the State of Ohio ; which clause is in the following words, to wit: The northern boundary of this State shall be established by, and extend to, a direct line, running from the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan to the most northerly cape of the Miami bay, after intersecting the due north line from the mouth of the Great Miami river aforesaid ; thence northeast, to the territorial line, and by the said territorial line to the Pennsylvania line.

And it is further resolved, That any State or States that may be formed of the territory of the United States lying east of the Mississippi river, which · Congress may hereafter deem proper to admit into the Union, shall be bounded on the south by the States of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, as the case may require.

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