Giving the Assent of the Legislature to an Enlargement of the Limits of the State of Louisiana
Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana, in General Assembly convened, That whereas the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, by an act entitled “An Act to enlarge the limits of the State of Louisiana,”. have provided that in case the Legislature of the State of Louisiana shall consent thereto, all that tract of country comprehended within the following bounds, to-wit : Beginning at the junction of the Iberville with the river Mississippi; thence along the middle of the Iberville, the river Amite, and the lakes Maurepas and Poritchartrain, to the mouth of the Pearl river ; thence up the eastern branch of Pearl river to the thirty-first degree of north latitude ; thence along the said degree of latitude to the river Mississippi ; thence down the said river to the place of beginning, shall become and form a part of the said State of Louisiana, and be subject to the constitution and laws thereof in the same manner and for all intents and purposes, as if it had been included within the original boundaries of said State.
Be it therefore resolved, and it is hereby resolved, That the Senate and house of Representatives of the State of Louisiana, in General Assembly convened, do approve of and consent to the enlargement of the limits of the said State of Louisiana, in manner as provided by the above in part recited act of Congress, hereby declaring that the same shall forever be and remain a part of the State of Louisiana.
P. B. St. MARTIN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
President of the Senate
August 4, 1812.
WILLIAM C. C. CLAIBORNE,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.