"Be it ordained by the Representatives of the people of the Territory of Indiana, in convention met at Corydon, on Monday, the tenth day of June, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixteen. That we do, for ourselves and our posterity, agree, determine, declare and ordain that we will, and do hereby, accept the propositions of the Congress of the United States, as made and contained in their act of the nineteenth day of April, eighteen hundred and sixteen, entitled. 'An act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a State government and Constitution, and for the admission of such state into the Union, on an equal footing with the original States.'
"And we do, further, for ourselves and our posterity, hereby ratify, confirm and establish the boundaries of the said State of Indiana, as fixed, prescribed, laid down and established in the Act of Congress aforesaid; and we do also, further, for ourselves and our posterity, hereby agree, determine, declare and ordain, that each and every tract of land sold by the United States, lying within the said State, and which shall be sold from and after the first day of December next, shall be and remain exempt from any tax laid by order, or under any authority of the said State of Indiana, or by or under the authority of the general assembly thereof, whether for State, county or township, or any other purpose whatsoever, for the term of five years from and after the day of sale of any such tract of land; and we do, moreover, for ourselves and our posterity, hereby declare and ordain that this ordinance, and every part thereof, shall forever be and remain irrevocable and inviolate, without the consent of the United States, in Congress assembled, first had and obtained for the alteration thereof, or any part thereof.
President of the Convention.
"William Hendricks, Secretarv.
"June 29, 1816."
The State was formally admitted to the Union
December 11, ...