Creator

Date Original

1904-12-24

Description

Bound, handwritten laws passed in the Territorial Legislature during the year of 1820. Hand signed by Territorial Governor James Miller.

Transcription

An act to remove the temporary seat of the Territorial
Government of the Territory of Arkansas
Sect 1st – Be it enacted by the general assembly of the Territory
of Arkansas That the temporary seat of the Territorial
Government shall be and is hereby removed from
the post of Arkansas to the Little Rock.
Sect 2nd “ And be it hereby enacted That the sessions of the
superior court and the general assembly of the Territory
of Arkansas shall be held at the Little Rock till
otherwise altered by law.
Sect 3rd “ And be it further enacted that there be a bond
and two or more sufficient sureties in a sum of twenty
thousand dollars given to the Governor and his successors
in office for the faithful performance of the promise
and good faith by which the seat of Government is
moved.
Sect 4th “ And be it further enacted that this act shall take effect
and be in force from and after the first day of June
next.
Approved Oct 18th 1820
James Miller
Joseph Hardin
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Edward McDonald
President of the Legislative Council

Physical Description

Document, 2 pages, 8" x 12.25"

Subjects

Laws; State government

Contributor

James Miller

Geographical Area

Arkansas Post, Arkansas County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000659, 1820 Acts of Arkansas

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Acts of Arkansas, MS.000659

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

1820 Acts of Arkansas, Acts of Arkansas, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

There are a number of things I could have picked from the 1820 Acts of Arkansas because it is the beginning of what would later be the State of Arkansas. But, I chose to highlight the act moving the capitol from Arkansas Post to Little Rock because it is almost symbolic of the change taking place. The old French and Spanish colonial town that controlled the area was in Arkansas Post. What the new Territorial government was saying was that they were establishing something new. - Brian Irby

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1820 Acts of Arkansas

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