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Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 06:37:02 -0700
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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: Northwest Ordinance

And, quite wonderfully, the Northwest Ordinance
was written at approximately the same time as
the U.S. Constitution was being drafted.  This is,
even today, considered to be a nearly perfect 
example of good legislation, by Congress no less!

To be eligible to serve in the local legislature 
of the Northwest Territory, one had to be a:

  "citizen of one of the United States"

This is one of the important keys we have found:

  Citizen of ONE OF the United States

That is the proper construction, and common
understanding, of the term:

  "Citizen of the United States"

as the latter term is found, even today, in the
Qualifications Clauses:

  1:2:2, 1:3:3, and 2:1:5
  House, Senate and White House, respectively

Memorize these numbers:  they refer to 
Article : Section : Clause -- a short-hand
we invented and use in court pleadings.

The far-reaching implications of properly
constructing this term, are explored in some
depth in Gilbertson's OPENING BRIEF, now
available in the Supreme Law Library at the
URL just below my name here:

/s/ Paul Mitchell

At 07:25 AM 8/22/97 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 97-08-21 05:39:31 EDT, you write:
>>  >What knowledge do you have of any treaties or "Engagements"
>>  >being entered into, before the Adoption of the Constitution? I
>>  >would like to read them if there are any.
>>  >
>     Perhaps you have stumbled upon something really important
> here. This, in the Constitution, is a specific reference to the
> NorthWest Ordinance which was passed shortly before the
> Constitutional convention of 1787. It is an outline for the governance
> of "federal" territories which by this provision of the Constitution
>  is still valid and binding law.    
>>  Ted,
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