The full text of the Northwest Ordinance.
The Ordinance of 1787
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The Northwest Ordinance, 1787
|Creator: ||U.S. Continental Congress
|Pub Data: ||Electronic text presented by the National Archives and Records Administration at www.ourdocuments.gov
|Citation: ||National Archives and Records Administration. "An Ordinance for the government of the Territory of the United States northwest of the River Ohio";
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