Category Archives: Indiana Territory

1816 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Ewbank, Louis B. and Dorothy L. Riker, editors. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1809-1816. Indianapols : Indiana Historical Bureau, 1934. Internet Archive

Acts of the Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Passed at the Second Session of the Fifth General Assembly of Said Territory, Begun and Held at the Town of Corydon, on Monday the Fourth Day of December, A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifteen. 

Chapter 1. An act for the formation of a new County out of the counties of Washington and Jefferson.

Chapter 2. An act to repeal the several laws of the Indiana Territory, authorizing the Judges of the former Courts of Common Pleas and the Judges of the Circuit Courts in term time and the said Judges in vacation to issue writs of certiorari.

Chapter 3. An act to attach part of the County of Gibson to Posey County.

Chapter 4. An act to prevent Swindling.

Chapter 5. An act supplementary to the several acts providing for the opening and repairing Public Roads and Highways.

Chapter 6. An act to amend the act entitled “An act establishing Circuit Courts.”

Chapter 7. An act to prevent Counterfeiting and Forgery.

Chapter 8. An act regulating Elections.

Chapter 9. An act for the Regulation of the town of Lexington.

Chapter 10. An act to amend the several acts, providing for the assessment and appropriation of fines.

Chapter 11. An act extending the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace.

Chapter 12. An act for the formation of a new County out of the Counties of Washington, Gibson and Knox.

Chapter 13. An act legalizing the proceedings of the Washington Circuit Court for the County of Washington.

Chapter 14. An act fixing the times of holding Courts in the Counties hereinafter mentioned.

Chapter 15. An act concerning Clerks.

Chapter 16. An act for the relief of Collectors of Taxes in the Counties of Franklin and Clark in this Territory.

Chapter 17. An act supplementary to an act to establish Ferries, and an act supplementary thereunto.

Chapter 18. An act concerning Insane Persons.

Chapter 19. An act to amend the act entitled “An act regulating Grist Mills and Millers.”

Chapter 20. An act making certain specific appropriations.

Chapter 21. An act to dissolve the marriage of John Daniels with Mary Daniels his wife, formerly Mary Burge, and for other purposes.

Chapter 22. An act for the relief of Daniel French.

Chapter 23. An act for the relief of Martin Huckleberry, Coroner of Clark County.

Chapter 24. An act to amend the act entitled “An act to incorporate the Borough of Vincennes.”

Chapter 25. An act authorizing the erection of a Bridge over Hogan Creek, in the vicinity of Decatur, Dearborn County.

Chapter 26. An act for the regulation of the Town of Salisbury.

Chapter 27. An act supplementary to the act entitled “An act authorizing the erection of a Bridge over Tanner’s creek, in the vicinity of Lawrenceburgh.”

Chapter 28. An act for the incorporation of Lawrenceburgh, Dearborn County, Indiana Territory.

Chapter 29. An act for the regulation of the Town of Vevay.

Chapter 30. An act to incorporate the Trustees of the Seminary of Vevay.

Chapter 31. An act for the regulation of the Town of Centreville.

RESOLUTIONS.

Chapter 1. Joint resolutions of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives [for a road connecting to a road in Ohio.]

Chapter 2. A joint resolution for the relief of John Weaver, Administrator and Eliza Sparks, Administratrix of Elijah Sparks deceased.

Chapter 3. A joint resolution of both Houses [on claim of Colonel John Vawter of Jefferson County.]

Chapter 4. A resolution for the relief of Dennis Pennington.

Chapter 5. A joint resolution of both Houses, authorizing the Trustees of the borough of Vincennes, to levy an additional tax.

Chapter 6. A joint resolution of both Houses [for allowance to Elizabeth Spencer.]

Chapter 7. A joint resolution [to repeal resolution on printing acts.]

MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS.

[Available in Appendix 2.]

Memorial: Relief of Militia, 1815.

Joint Resolution: Appropriation to William Hendricks, 1815.

Joint Resolution: Preservation of Records, 1815.

Memorial: Statehood, 1815.

Memorial: Relief to Manufacturers, 1815.

Memorial: Salt Spring on Indian Land, 1815.

1814 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Ewbank, Louis B. and Dorothy L. Riker, editors. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1809-1816. Indianapols : Indiana Historical Bureau, 1934. Internet Archive

Acts of the Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Passed at the Second Session of the Fourth General Assembly of Said Territory, Begun and Held at the Town of Corydon, on Monday the Sixth Day of December, A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen. 

 

Chapter 1. An act establishing and regulating the Militia of the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 2. An act to dissolve the marriage of David Barker with Paulina Barker his wife.

Chapter 3. An act appointing commissioners to fix the seats of justice in the counties of Gibson and Warrick.

Chapter 4. An act for the relief of David Hillis, late lieutenant colonel of the sixth regiment.

Chapter 5. An act for the benefit of Edmond Hogan and Thomas Neely.

Chapter 6. An act authorizing the judges of the courts of common pleas to hold special courts for the purposes therein named.

Chapter 7. An act for the regulation of the town of Brookville.

Chapter 8. An act more effectually to prevent dueling.

Chapter 9. An act to amend the act regulating the Inspection of Flour, Beef and Pork.

Chapter 10. An act for the formation of a new county out of the counties of Harrison and Clark.

Chapter 11. An act to prevent malicious prosecutions.

Chapter 12. An act to amend the act entitled “an act to amend an act regulating the admission and practice of attorneys and counsellors at law, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 13. An act to amend an act entitled “an act authorizing the appointment of a Pilot.”

Chapter 14. An act to authorize the Collectors of Taxes to make deeds in certain cases.

Chapter 15. An act legalizing the proceedings and changing the place of holding the courts of common pleas of Warrick county.

Chapter 16. An act apportioning the members to the House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 17. An act to render the practice in courts more easy and plain.

Chapter 18. An act to dissolve the marriage of Arrabella Davison with her husband Daniel Davison.

Chapter 19. An act supplementary to the act entitled “an act regulating the duties of Sheriffs, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 20. An act for the relief of James Crow, collector of Knox county for the year 1812.

Chapter 21. An act to amend the act entitled “an act respecting crimes and punishments.”

Chapter 22. An act for the regulation of the town of Charlestown.

Chapter 23. An act for the relief of Willis W. Goodwin.

Chapter 24. An act supplementary to the several acts for the trial of small causes.

Chapter 25. An act to amend the act entitled “an act authorizing the courts of common pleas to issue writs of habeas corpus and certiorari, in certain cases.”

Chapter 26. An act for the appointment of a territorial treasurer.

Chapter 27. An act to dissolve the marriage of Elizabeth Green with Jonah Green her husband.

Chapter 28. An act to amend an act regulating the town of Jeffersonville.

Chapter 29. An act reorganizing the Courts of Justice.

Chapter 30. An act to amend the act entitled “an act supplementary to the several acts regulating public roads and highways.

Chapter 31. An act to require and compel the administrators and securities of John M’Canless, deceased, formerly sheriff of Knox county, to pay into the territorial treasury such sums of money as are or may be due by the said John M’Canless to the Territory.

Chapter 32. An act supplementary to an act entitled “an act to reduce into one the several acts to establish a permanent Revenue.”

Chapter 33. An act to regulate elections.

Chapter 34. An act supplementary to an act authorizing the granting of letters testamentary and letters of administration for the settlement of Intestate Estates, and for other purposes.

Chapter 35. An act allowing compensation to the members and officers of both Houses of the Legislature, at the present session, and for other purposes.

Chapter 36. An act making certain specific appropriations.

Chapter 37. An act directing the mode of changing the Venue.

Chapter 38. An act authorizing certain instruments of writing to be assignable.

Chapter 39. An act fixing the time of the annual meeting of the legislature, until altered by law.

A Resolution for the Relief of John Vawter.

A Resolution appointing a committee to examine the Treasurer’s Office.

A Resolution concerning the salary of the Auditor, &c.

A Resolution making appropriation to Richard M. Heth.

A Resolution to authorize and require William Prince, late Auditor of public accounts, to make out an account against such collectors as he has neglected to make out accounts against.

MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS.

[Available in Appendix 2.]

Memorial: Remuneration of Militia, 1813-14.

Memorial: Post Route from Salisbury to Eaton, 1813-14.

Memorial: Duties of Federal Judges, 1813-14.

 

 

Acts of Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Passed at the First Session of the Fifth General Assembly of Said Territory, Begun and Held at the Town of Corydon, on Monday the Fifteenth Day of August, A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen. Madison : Jacob Rhoads, 1814.

 

Chapter 1. An act to adjourn the General Court.

Chapter 2. An act establishing Circuit Courts.

Chapter 3. An act to transfer the business of the former Circuit Courts, into the circuit courts last established, and for other purposes.

Chapter 4. An act to appoint a lister for Clark county.

Chapter 5. An act extending the bounds of the county of Washington.

Chapter 6. An act for the removal of the seat of justice of Warrick county.

Chapter 7. An act for the formation of two new counties out of the county of Warrick and part of Gibson county.

Chapter 8. An act providing a summary mode of collecting debts in certain cases.

Chapter 9. An act for the formation of a new county out of the counties of Dearborn and Jefferson, and for other purposes.

Chapter 10. An act for the relief of such persons as have suffered, or may hereafter suffer, by the destruction of the records of the county of Knox, which was consumed by fire, at Vincennes, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen.

Chapter 11. An act allowing compensation to the members, and officers of both houses of the Legislature and for other purposes.

Chapter 12. An act to amend the act entitled an act to amend the act entitled an act “establishing courts for the trial of small causes, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 13. An act fixing the time of holding Courts and for other purposes.

Chapter 14. An act supplementary to the act, entitled an act to appoint a lister for Clark county.

Chapter 15. An act to allow owners of town lots to redeem the same, when they shall be sold for taxes.

Chapter 16. An act to amend an act entitled “an act establishing and regulating the militia of Indiana Territory.

Chapter 17. An act concerning the general Court.

Chapter 18. An act making certain specific appropriations.

Chapter 19. An act supplementary to the several acts respecting highways.

Chapter 20. An act regulating the practice in the circuit courts and court of appeals.

Chapter 21. An act to regulate the practice in Chancery cases.

A joint resolution dispensing with the next annual meeting of the legislature.

A joint resolution respecting the printing of the acts of the Legislature.

A joint resolution, respecting the printing of the acts of the Legislature.

A joint resolution of both Houses [for listers to take census.]

PRIVATE LAWS.

[Available in appendix of edited version.]

An act for the regulation of the Town of Salem in the county of Washington.

An act for the relief of Nancy Whitford.

An act for the relief of Benjamin V. Becks Sheriff of Knox County.

An act to incorporate the Corydon Seminary.

An act supplementary to the act entitled an act for the regulation of the Town of Charleston.

An act to incorporate the Borough of Vincennes.

An act to incorporate the literary society of Vevay.

An act authorizing the erection of a bridge over Tanner’s Creek in the vicinity of Lawrenceburgh.

An act to incorporate the farmers and Mechanics bank of Indiana.

An act to incorporate the President, Directors & company of the bank of Vincennes.

MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS.

[Available in Appendix 2.]

Memorial: Remuneration of Militia, 1814.

Memorial: Relief of Samuel Littell, 1814.

Memorial: Relief of Henry Batman, 1814.

Joint Resolution: Conduct of Major General Jacob Brown, 1814.

Joint Resolution: Respecting the Bank of Vincennes, 1814.

Memorial: Relief to Land Purchasers, 1814.

Memorial: Duties of Judges, 1814.

 

1813 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Ewbank, Louis B. and Dorothy L. Riker, editors. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1809-1816. Indianapols : Indiana Historical Bureau, 1934. Internet Archive

Acts of Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Passed at the First Session of the Fourth General Assembly of the Said Territory, Begun and held at the Borough of Vincennes, on Monday the first day of February, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

Chapter 1. An act to revive and amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Vincennes Library Company.

Chapter 2. An act for improving the Navigation of White Water.

Chapter 3. An act to amend the act entitled “An act to License and Regulate Taverns.”

Chapter 4. An act providing a mean to keep and speed poor persons in their suits.

Chapter 5. An Act to amend an act entitled “An act providing for the appointment of Constables.

Chapter 6. An act directing the mode of changing the Venue.

Chapter 7. An act repealing all laws or parts of laws making it necessary to obtain a License for vending any article or articles the product or manufacture of the United States or Territories thereof.

Chapter 8. An act to reduce into one the several acts establishing a permanent Revenue.

Chapter 9. An act to revive and amend an act for Incorporating the Roman Catholic Church in Vincennes.

Chapter 10. An act for fixing the Seats of Justice in all new counties hereafter to be laid off.

Chapter 11. An act for the relief of the several Sheriffs and Collectors of County and Territorial Monies.

Chapter 12. An act in amendment to the “Act providing for the Auditing of claims against the Indiana Territory, and for other purposes.

Chapter 13. An act for the relief of the heirs of Henry Vander Burgh, deceased.

Chapter 14. An act allowing compensation to the Members and Officers of both Houses of the Legislature at the present Session.

Chapter 15. An act to remove the Seat of Government from the town of Vincennes to the town of Corydon, in the county of Harrison.

Chapter 16. A joint resolution respecting residence of the Governor and Secretary.

Chapter 17. An act for the relief of the several Listers of Personal Property in the Indiana Territory for the year, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

Chapter 18. A bill for the relief of Isaac Montgomery and Robert Anderson.

Chapter 19. An act regulating the Inspection of Flour, Beef and Pork.

Chapter 20. An act regulating the duties of Sheriffs in certain cases.

Chapter 21. An act in amendment to the several acts concerning Public Roads and Highways.

Chapter 22. An act supplementary to an act entitled “An act for the relief of James Hamilton, Sheriff of Dearborn county, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 23. An act for the formation of two new counties out of the county of Knox.

Chapter 24. An act authorizing the courts of Common Pleas of Dearborn county to Levy an additional Tax in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, for certain purposes.

Chapter 25. An act for correcting the Duplicate or Assessment of the Land within this Territory, and for other purposes.

Chapter 26. An act for the relief of John Hunter, and the heirs of Jacob Warrick, deceased.

Chapter 27. An act to amend the act to prevent Trespassing by Cutting of Timber.

Chapter 28. An act regulating Divorces within the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 29. An act making certain Specific Appropriations.

Chapter 30. A joint resolution of both Houses.

Chapter 31. An act fixing the times of holding certain Courts within the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 32. [A resolution for specific appropriation.]

MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS.

[Available in Appendix 2.]

Joint Resolution: Navigation of Whitewater River, 1813.

Memorial: Relief of Land Purchasers, 1813.

Memorial: Confirmation of Land Titles, 1813.

Memorial: Defense of the Territory, 1813.

Memorial: Appointment of Governor, 1813.

1811 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Ewbank, Louis B. and Dorothy L. Riker, editors. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1809-1816. Indianapols : Indiana Historical Bureau, 1934. Internet Archive

Acts of Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Passed at the Second Session of the Third General Assembly of the Said Territory, Begun and held at the Borough of Vincennes, on Monday the eleventh day of November, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

 

Chapter 1. An act dissolving the Marriage of Jane Richardson, with her Husband Jacob Richardson.

Chapter 2. An act to dissolve the marriage of Elizabeth Richardson with Isaac Richardson her Husband.

Chapter 3. An act authorizing the Auditor of Public Accounts to audit interest in certain cases.

Chapter 4. An act providing for the auditing of claims against the Indiana Territory, and for other purposes.

Chapter 5. An act for Recording Town Plats.

Chapter 6. An act to amend an act for the removal of the Seat of Justice of Clark County.

Chapter 7. An act for fixing the permanent seat of justice in and for the County of Franklin.

Chapter 8. An act fixing the Salaries of certain Officers.

Chapter 9. An act supplementary to an act entitled an act, for the formation of two new Counties out of the Counties of Dearborn and Clark.

Chapter 10. An act for the relief of the securities of John M’Candless, late Sheriff of Knox county, and Spier Spencer, late Sheriff of Harrison county, deceased.

Chapter 11. An act in amendment and aid of the law, entitled an act regulating prison and prison bounds.

Chapter 12. An act to amend an act entitled an act to encourage the killing of Wolves.

Chapter 13. An act to dissolve the marriage of Marian Bornand with Henry S. Bornand, her husband.

Chapter 14. An act for the relief of Daniel Sullivan, late Assessor for the County of Knox.

Chapter 15. An act for the relief of Parmenas Beckes, late Sheriff of Knox county.

Chapter 16. An act regulating the General Elections of the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 17. An act to dissolve the Marriage of Benjamin V. Beckes, and Sally his Wife.

Chapter 18. An act regulating the proceedings in Indictments.

Chapter 19. An act for the relief of James Hamilton, Sheriff of Dearborn county.

Chapter 20. An act respecting the General Fund.

Chapter 21. An act repealing the benefits of the act concerning Executions in certain cases.

Chapter 22. An act authorizing the Courts of Common Pleas to issue Writs of Habeas Corpus and Certiorari in certain cases.

Chapter 23. An act for the relief of Willis W. Goodwin, late Sheriff of Clark county.

Chapter 24. An act for the relief of Daniel Sullivan, late Collector of the county of Knox.

Chapter 25. An act supplementary to the act entitled, an act regulating the General Elections of the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 26. An act authorizing the Court of Common Pleas of Dearborn County to allow the Sheriff thereof compensation for certain services.

Chapter 27. An act for regulating the appointment of officers and for other purposes.

Chapter 28. An act in aid and amendment of the act allowing foreign attachments and the act prescribing the mode of proceeding against absconding Debtors.

Chapter 29. An act in amendment and aid of the law entitled “An act for opening and regulating Public Roads and Highways.

Chapter 30. An act allowing compensation to the members of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory, and to the Officers of both Houses at the present session.

Chapter 31. A joint resolution respecting a certain Audited Warrant.

Chapter 32. An act allowing compensation to the legal Representatives of John M’Candliss, Esquire deceased, late Sheriff of Knox county for certain services.

Chapter 33. An act supplementary to an act entitled an act to establish Ferries.

Chapter 34. An act making appropriations for the ensuing year.

Chapter 35. An act to amend the act entitled an act for laying and collecting a Tax on Land and for other purposes, and repealing part of said act.

Chapter 36. An act to amend the act entitled an act establishing courts for the trial of small causes.

Chapter 37. An act in amendment of the act entitled a law to regulate County Levies.

Chapter 38. Joint Resolutions respecting the Auditor and Printer.

Chapter 39. An act to amend an act establishing and regulating the Militia, and in aid of an act supplemental to an act establishing and regulating the Militia.

Chapter 40. An act fixing the times of holding the courts within certain counties in this Territory and for other purposes.

Chapter 41. An act to amend an act, entitled an act authorizing and regulating arbitrations.

Chapter 42. An act supplemental to the law levying a land tax.

Chapter 43. A joint resolution making certain specific appropriations.

Chapter 44. A joint resolution for the distribution of the Laws.

Chapter 45. An act supplemental to the act in amendment of the act entitled an act regulating county levies.

Chapter 46. A joint resolution allowing compensation to Gen. John Gibson, for certain extra services.

MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS.

[Available in Appendix 2.]

Joint Resolution: Appreciation of Harrison’s Services, 1811.

Memorial: Relief of Widows and Orphans, 1811.

Memorial: Statehood, 1811.

Memorial: Election of Sheriffs, 1811.

House Concurrent Resolution: Extracts from Journals, 1811.

1810 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Ewbank, Louis B. and Dorothy L. Riker, editors. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1809-1816. Indianapols : Indiana Historical Bureau, 1934. Internet Archive

Acts of Assembly of the Indiana Territory. Passed at the First Session of the Third General Assembly of the Said Territory, Begun and Held at the Borough of Vincennes, on Monday the Twelfth Day of November, A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ten. 

[Text of private acts not included in original version. Available in appendix of edited version.]

 

Chapter 1. An act for the relief of Messrs. Daniel Fetter, James Hughes and Salmon Fuller. (Private.)

Chapter 2. An act for the division of Dearborn and Clark counties, and for the formation of a new county out of the said two counties.

Chapter 3. An act authorizing a Lottery for the benefit of the Vincennes Library.

Chapter 4. An act for the relief of General Washington Johnston.

Chapter 5. A resolution to adjourn the court of Common Pleas of Knox county.

Chapter 6. An act for the formation of two new counties out of the counties of Dearborn and Clark.

Chapter 7. An act to amend an act entitled “An act regulating Notaries Public.”

Chapter 8. An act making certain specific appropriations.

Chapter 9. An act for the revival of suits and actions.

Chapter 10. An act to amend an act entitled “An act regulating the admission and practice of Attorneys and Counsellors at law and for other purposes.

Chapter 11. An act to amend an act entitled “An act regulating the duties of Sheriffs, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 12. An act to legalize the marriage of William Smith. (Private.)

Chapter 13. An act to amend the act entitled “An act for organizing a court of Chancery.”

Chapter 14. An act for the relief of the officers concerned in the contested elections of Knox county, in the year eighteen hundred and ten.

Chapter 15. An act to incorporate the Indiana Church. (Private.)

Chapter 16. An act to amend an act entitled “An act subjecting real estates to execution for debt.”

Chapter 17. An act to incorporate the New Hope Baptist church on Deer creek, in the county of Dearborn. (Private.)

Chapter 18. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the proprietors of lands in the lower prairie to enclose the same” and the “Act supplementary thereto.”

Chapter 19. An act for the relief of the heirs and representatives of Samuel Ewing, deceased. (Private.)

Chapter 20. An act supplementary to an act entitled “An act for authorizing the proprietors of lands in the lower prairie to enclose the same.”

Chapter 21. An act extending the bounds of the county of Harrison.

Chapter 22. An act to perpetuate testimony.

Chapter 23. An act for the prevention of frauds and perjuries.

Chapter 24. An act directing the mode of leasing section number sixteen, commonly called the School section.

Chapter 25. An act supplementary to the act entitled “An act concerning executions.”

Chapter 26. An act for the relief of Jacob Kuykendoll, and Henry Hurst.

Chapter 27. An act to amend the act entitled “An act establishing courts for the trial of Small causes,” and in aid of the “Act to amend an act entitled an act establishing courts for the trial of Small causes.”

Chapter 28. An act to repeal the act entitled “An act for the introduction of negroes and mulattoes into this territory, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 29. An act for the removal of the seat of Justice of Clark county, and for other purposes.

Chapter 30. An act for granting writs of Ne Exeat.

Chapter 31. An act to incorporate the Ohio Steam Boat navigation company. (Private.)

Chapter 32. An act for the benefit of the heirs of Thomas T. Davis, deceased.

Chapter 33. An act for the support of illegitimate children.

Chapter 34. An act regulating the trade with Indians within the part of the Territory to which the Indian title has been extinguished, and for other purposes.

Chapter 35. An act for the relief of Benjamin Chambers.

Chapter 36. An act supplementary to the act entitled “An act respecting Grist-Mills and Millers.”

Chapter 37. An act providing for fixing the permanent seat of Government.

Chapter 38. An act concerning the Clerks of the courts of Common Pleas.

Chapter 39. An act for incorporating the Roman Catholic church in Vincennes. (Private.)

Chapter 40. A resolution for settling the division line between the two Territories.

Chapter 41. An act concerning tax on Writs and court Fees.

Chapter 42. An act supplementary to the act ascertaining and regulating fees.

Chapter 43. A resolution for Printing and Distributing the Acts of the present Session.

Chapter 44. An act for the relief of Samuel M’Clure, William Brandy, John Curry and John Hogue. (Private.)

Chapter 45. An act concerning Indictments and Presentments.

Chapter 46. An act supplementary to the act entitled “An act respecting Apprentices.”

Chapter 47. A resolution for ascertaining and collecting the arrearages of the Territorial Tax.

Chapter 48. [A resolution to not print private acts.]

Chapter 49. [A resolution for appropriation.]

Chapter 50. An act concerning public Roads and High-Ways.

Chapter 51. An act for apportioning the members of the House of Representatives and for other purposes.

Chapter 52. [A resolution for appropriation.]

Chapter 53. A resolution allowing compensation to George R. C. Sullivan.

Chapter 54. An act making appropriation for the ensuing year.

Chapter 55. An act supplemental to an act entitled “An act establishing and regulating the Militia.”

Chapter 56. [A resolution for specific appropriation.]

Chapter 57. A resolution respecting the Militia Laws.

Chapter 58. An act supplementary to the act for establishing a permanent seat of government of this Territory.

Chapter 59. An act allowing compensation to the members of the Legislature Council and House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory, and to the Officers of both Houses at the present session.

Chapter 60. An act fixing the time at which the courts of Common Pleas are to be held in certain counties, and for other purposes.

Chapter 61. An act legalizing the sale of a quarter section of land sold by the board of Trustees of the Vincennes University. (Private.)

Chapter 62. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to regulate the disposition of water crafts of certain descriptions found gone or going a drift, and of estray animals.”

An act to Incorporate the Indiana Church.

MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS.

[Available in Appendix 2.]

Joint Resolution: Election of Sheriffs, 1810.

Memorial: Donation of Land for Capital, 1810.

Memorial: Establishment of a Land Office, 1810.

Memorial: Relief to Land Purchasers, 1810.

Joint Resolution: Extension of Sufferage, 1810.

1808 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Philbrick, Francis S. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1801-1809. Springfield, Illinois : Illinois State Historical Library, 1930. Internet Archive

Acts of Assembly Passed at the Second Session of the Second General Assembly of the Indiana Territory. Begun and held at the Town of Vicennes, on Monday the twenty sixth day of September, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Chapter 1. An act to form a new County out of the Counties of Knox and Clark.

Chapter 2. An act to amend an act, entitled “An act for opening and regulating Public Roads and Highways.”

Chapter 3. An act for the relief of Catherine Moore.

Chapter 4. An act to amend an act, entitled “An act regulating the Fees of the several Officers and persons therein named.”

Chapter 5. An act supplemental to an act, entitled “An act regulating the Practice in the General Court, and Courts of Common Pleas ad for other purposes.”

Chapter 6. An act for the relief of Nicholas Jarrot.

Chapter 7. An act to amend an act, entitled “An act authorizing the granting of Letters Testamentary, and Letters of Administration, for the settlement of Intestate estates, and for other purposes.

Chapter 8. An act supplementary to an act, entitled “An act to authorize the Proprietors of Land in the Lower Prairie, in the County of Knox, to inclose the same, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 9. An act for the relief of the Printers of the Revised Code, and for other purposes.

Chapter 10. An act to amend an act, entitled “An act concerning Servants, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 11. An act to amend an act, entitled “An act establishing Courts for the Trial of Small Causes.”

Chapter 12. An act to alter and amend an act, entitled “An Act organizing Courts of Common Pleas, and for other purposes.

Chapter 13. An act in addition to an act, entitled “An act regulating the Practice in the General Court, and Court of Common Pleas, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 14. An act to alter and repeal certain parts of an act, entitled “A Law to regulate County Levies.”

Chapter 15. An act to amend an act, entitled “An Act concerning Executions.”

Chapter 16. An act to amend an act, entitled “An act respecting Crimes and Punishments.”

Chapter 17. An act providing for Leasing the Sections of Land reserved for the use of Schools.

Chapter 18. An act making appropriations for the ensuing year.

Chapter 19. An act concerning the collection of the Territorial Tax on land, in the Counties of St. Clair and Randolph.

Chapter 20. An act allowing Compensation to the Members of the Leglislature Council and House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory, and to the Officers of both Houses for the present Session.

Chapter 21. A resolution allowing Compensation to the Attorney General.

Chapter 22. A resolution for printing the Acts of the Present Session.

Chapter 23. A resolution for Collecting the arrearages of Taxes.

1807 Revised Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Philbrick, Francis S. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1801-1809. Springfield, Illinois : Illinois State Historical Library, 1930. Internet Archive

Laws of the Indiana Territory; Comprising those Acts formerly in force, and as Revised by Messrs. John Rice Jones, and John Johnson, and passed (after amendments) by the Legislature; and the Original Acts Passed at the First Session of the Second General Assembly of the said Territory. Begun and held at the Borough of Vincennes, on the sixteenth day of August, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and seven.

Chapter 1. An act for the appointment of Justices of the Peace within the several counties of the Territory, and therein of their duties and powers.

Chapter 2. An act organizing courts of Common Pleas.

Chapter 3. An act regulating the General Courts.

Chapter 4. An act for the establishment of the Office of Sheriff, and for the appointment of Sheriffs.

Chapter 5. An act respecting Oaths of Office.

Chapter 6. An act respecting Crimes and Punishments.

Chapter 7. An act regulating Marriages.

Chapter 8. An act for the appointment of Coroners, their duty and power.

Chapter 9. An act to authorize and require the Courts of Common Pleas to divide the counties into Townships, and to alter the boundaries of the same, when necessary.

Chapter 10. An act for rendering authentic as Evidence in the courts of this Territory, the public acts, records and Judicial proceedings of Courts in the United States.

Chapter 11. An act regulating Prisons, and Prison bounds.

Chapter 12. An act subjecting Real Estates to Execution for Debt.

Chapter 13. An act allowing Foreign Attachments.

Chapter 14. An act to prevent unnecessary delays in causes after issue joined.

Chapter 15. An act concerning persons Conscientiously scrupulous to take an Oath in the common form.

Chapter 16. An act authorizing the granting of letters Testamentary, and letters of Administration, for the settlement of intestate’s estates, and for other purposes.

Chapter 17. An act to License and Regulate Taverns.

Chapter 18. A law establishing the Recorders Office, and for other purposes.

Chapter 19. An act concerning Trespassing Animals.

Chapter 20. An act to regulate the disposition of Water Crafts, of certain descriptions found, gone, or going adrift, and of estray animals.

Chapter 21. An act for the speedy assignment of Dower.

Chapter 22. An act giving remedies in Equity, in certain cases.

Chapter 23. A law for the relief of the Poor.

Chapter 24. An act declaring what Laws shall be in force.

Chapter 25. An act respecting Divorce.

Chapter 26. An act for improving the breed of Horses.

Chapter 27. An act against forcible entry and detainer.

Chapter 28. An act as to the proceedings in Ejectment, Distress for Rent, and Tenants at will, holding over.

Chapter 29. An act regulating the admission, and practice of Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.

Chapter 30. An act regulating Enclosures.

Chapter 31. An act for regulating the Interest of Money.

Chapter 32. An act authorizing and regulating arbitrations.

Chapter 31 [sic]. An act to establish and regulate ferries.

Chapter 34. An act making Promissory Notes, Bonds, and Inland Bills of Exchange, negotiable.

Chapter 35. An act to prevent Trespassing by Cutting of Timber.

Chapter 36. An act regulating Grist Mills and Millers.

Chapter 37. An act for the prevention of Vice and Immorality.

Chapter 38. An act establishing Courts for the trial of Small Causes.

Chapter 39. An act providing for the appointment of Constables.

Chapter 40. A law to regulate Elections.

Chapter 41. An act regulating the firing of Woods, Prairies and other Lands.

Chapter 42. An act establishing and regulating the Militia.

Chapter 43. An act defining and regulating Privileges in certain cases.

Chapter 44. An act for opening and regulating public Roads and Highways.

Chapter 45. An act to regulate the enclosing and cultivating of Common Fields.

Chapter 46. An act regulating the Practice in the General Court, and Court of Common Pleas, and for other purposes.

Chapter 47. An act for the appointment of Surveyors and their Deputies, and for allowing them Fees.

Chapter 48. An act concerning Servants.

Chapter 49. An act regulating the Fees of the several Officers and Persons therein named.

Chapter 50. An act authorizing the appointment of a Pilot.

Chapter 51. A law to regulate county Levies.

Chapter 52. An act laying a Tax on Law Process.

Chapter 53. An act prohibiting the sale of Ardent Spirits, and other Intoxicating Liquors to Indians.

Chapter 54. An act regulating Notaries Public.

Chapter 55. An act to authorize Aliens to Purchase and hold real estates within this Territory.

Chapter 56. An act respecting Apprentices.

Chapter 57. An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for Debt.

Chapter 58. An act regulating weights and measures.

Chapter 59. An act for organizing a Court of Chancery.

Chapter 60. An act to incorporate the Borough of Vincennes.

Chapter 61. An act concerning Debtors and their Securities, and to empower Securities to recover damages in a summary way.

Chapter 62. An act directing the manner of proceeding in cases of Impeachment.

Chapter 63. An act for the Partition of Land.

Chapter 64. An act concerning the introduction of Negroes and Mullattoes in this Territory.

Chapter 65. An act to authorize the Courts of the Counties within this Territory, to draw on the county Treasurer, for the services and expenses therein mentioned.

Chapter 66. An act for the appointment of an Auditor and Territorial Treasurer.

Chapter 67. An act to incorporate a University in the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 68. An act for the relief of the Territorial Treasurer and for other purposes.

Chapter 69. An act concerning Executions.

Chapter 70. An act regulating the duties of Sheriffs, and for other purposes.

Chapter 71. An act concerning Clerks of Courts.

Chapter 72. An act to Incorporate the Vincennes Library Company.

 

Act Originated at the First Session of the Second General Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Begun August 16th, 1807.

Chapter 73. An act to alter the next September Term of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Clark.

Chapter 74. An act for adjourning the next General Court of the Indiana Territory, and for amending an act passed at this Session, entitled “An act to alter the next September Term of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Clark.”

Chapter 75. An act authorizing the Collection of the Territorial Tax on Land in the Counties of St. Clair and Knox.

Chapter 76. An act to alter the times of holding the Circuit Courts for the Counties of St. Clair and Randolph.

Chapter 77. An act prescribing the mode of proceeding against absconding Debtors.

Chapter 78. An act concerning the Territorial Tax, and authorizing the collection thereof in the County of Randolph.

Chapter 79. An act regulating the Fees in the General Court, and for other purposes.

Chapter 80. An act to encourage the killing of wolves.

Chapter 81. An act concerning the Town of Jeffersonville.

Chapter 82. An act concerning Vagrants.

Chapter 83. An act concerning the Town of Kaskaskia.

Chapter 84. An act to alter and amend an act to regulate elections, and an act to establish election districts, in the several counties in this Territory.

Chapter 85. An act to incorporate the Wabash Baptist Church.

Chapter 86. An act authorizing the Territorial Collector of Taxes on Lands in the County of Knox, for the year eighteen hundred and six, to collect the arrearages thereof.

Chapter 87. An act authorizing William Henry Harrison to sell a tract of Land for the purposes therein mentioned.

Chapter 88. An act authorizing the Administrators of the estate of John Francis Hamtramck, deceased to sell certain lands for the benefit of his Creditors, Heirs and Representatives.

Chapter 89. A Resolution for printing the Laws of the Territory, and the Journals of both Houses of the Legislature.

Chapter 90. An act to authorize the Proprietors of Lands in the Lower Prairie, in the county of Knox, to inclose the same, and for other purposes.

Chapter 91. An act to prevent the disposing of Arms, and other Warlike Implements, and Ammunition to Indians and others.

Chapter 92. An act for Levying and Collecting a Tax on Land and for other purposes.

Chapter 93. A resolution concerning the Collection of certain Land Tax in the county of Dearborn.

Chapter 94. An act allowing Compensation to the Members of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory, and to the Officers of both Houses for their present Session.

Chapter 95. Specific Appropriation [for printing and distributing Revised Code.]

Chapter 96. A Joint Resolution of both Houses [for index to Revised Code.]

Chapter 97. An act making appropriations for the ensuing year.

Chapter 98. An act declaring that the Laws of the Territory as Revised and Reported to the Legislature, shall, with the several additions, amendments, and alterations made to the Original Laws have force in the Territory.

1806 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Philbrick, Francis S. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1801-1809. Springfield, Illinois : Illinois State Historical Library, 1930. Internet Archive

Laws Passed at the Second Session of the First General Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Begun and Held at the Borough of Vincennes, on Monday the Third Day of November, In the Year Eighteen Hundred & Six.

Chapter 1. An act supplemental to an act, entitled “An act for levying and collecting a tax on land and for other purposes.

Chapter 2. An act to regulate Elections of Representatives to the General Assembly.

Chapter 3. An act to establish Election Districts in the county of Dearborn.

Chapter 4. A Resolution [for sheriffs to take a census.]

Chapter 5. An act to incorporate a University in the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 6. An act supplemental to an act to Incorporate a University in the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 7. An act to amend an act, entitled “An act establishing Courts for the trial of Small Causes.”

Chapter 8. An act for the relief of the Territorial Treasurer, and for other purposes.

Chapter 9. An act to amend an act respecting County Levies.

Chapter 10. An act concerning Executions.

Chapter 11. An act relating to the duties of Sheriffs, and for other purposes.

Chapter 12. An act concerning writs of ne exeat and other proceedings in the court of Chancery.

Chapter 13. An act supplemental to an act regulating County Levies.

Chapter 14. An act to alter and amend an act, entitled “An act for Incorporating the Borough of Vincennes.”

Chapter 15. An act concerning Clerks of Courts.

Chapter 16. An act altering the time of holding the Court of Common Pleas, of the counties therein mentioned.

Chapter 17. An act directing the Taxes on Law process, &c. in the different counties, to be paid into the County Treasuries.

Chapter 18. An act to incorporate the Vincennes Library Company.

Chapter 19. An act concerning Slaves and Servants.

Chapter 20. An act to regulate Marriages.

Chapter 21. An act for improving the breed of Horses.

Chapter 22. An act for making Appropriations for the ensuing year.

Chapter 23. An act for allowing compensation to the members of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory, and to the officers of both houses, for the last and present session.

Chapter 24. An act to prevent altering and defacing marks and brands, and mismarking and misbranding Horses, cattle and hogs, unmarked and unbranded.

Chapter 25. An act to revive and amend an act establishing and regulating the militia.

Chapter 26. An act relative to the General Court, and the better to promote the impartial administration of Justice.

Chapter 27. An act to prohibit the giving or selling intoxicating liquors to Indians within forty miles of Vincennes, in the county of Knox.

Chapter 28. A resolution for revising the laws of this Territory, and for other purposes.

 

1805 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Philbrick, Francis S. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1801-1809. Springfield, Illinois : Illinois State Historical Library, 1930. Internet Archive

Laws Passed at the First Session of the General Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Begun and Held at the Borough of Vincennes, on Monday the Twenty-Ninth of July, in the Year 1805.

Chapter 1. An act for prohibiting the sale of ardent spirits, or other intoxicating liquors to Indians.

Chapter 2. An act to amend an act entitled an act establishing courts for the trial of small causes.

Chapter 3. An act regulating notaries public.

Chapter 4. An act authorizing the court of common pleas to appoint commissioners for the conveyance of land in certain cases.

Chapter 5. An act to authorize aliens to purchase and hold real estates within the Territory.

Chapter 6. An act respecting Apprentices.

Chapter 7. An act to prohibit the giving or selling intoxicating liquors to Indians.

Chapter 8. An act making bonds for the payment of money or property assignable.

Chapter 9. An act reviving and continuing suits in the Court of Common Pleas of Knox county, and regulating the teste of writs.

Chapter 10. An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt.

Chapter 11. An act to regulate weights and measures.

Chapter 12. An act respecting bail in certain cases.

Chapter 13. An act to authorize guardians of minors to sell houses and lots in towns and villages in certain cases.

Chapter 14. An act to amend and continue in force a law entitled, “a law respecting divorce.”

Chapter 15. An act to amend an act entitled an act for opening and repairing Public Roads and Highways.

Chapter 16. An act for organizing a Court of Chancery.

Chapter 17. An act for incorporating the Borough of Vincennes.

Chapter 18. An act to amend an act respecting Tavern License.

Chapter 19. An act organizing inferior courts.

Chapter 20. An act respecting certain Crimes and Punishments.

Chapter 21. An act concerning Debtors and their Securities, and to empower Securities to recover damages in a summary way.

Chapter 22. An act directing the manner of proceeding in cases of Impeachment.

Chapter 23. An act for the partition of Land.

Chapter 24. An act for the sale and Conveyance of Land under Executions.

Chapter 25. An act concerning mills and millers.

Chapter 26. An act concerning the introduction of Negroes and Mulattoes in this Territory.

Chapter 27. An act to authorize the Courts of the Counties within this Territory, to draw on the county Treasurer for the services and expenses therein mentioned.

Chapter 28. An act repealing a part of an act, entitled “An act for the admission of Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.”

Chapter 29. An act for the more easy acknowledgement of deeds.

Chapter 30. An act making appropriations for the ensuing year.

Chapter 31. An act for the appointment of an auditor and territorial treasurer.

Chapter 32. An act for levying and collecting a tax on Land and for other purposes.

A Resolution for revising the Laws of this Territory, and for other purposes.

A Resolution allowing compensation to A. Defrance, Door keeper.

An Act to incorporate the Indiana Canal Company.

 

1801-1804 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Philbrick, Francis S. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1801-1809. Springfield, Illinois : Illinois State Historical Library, 1930. Internet Archive

 

1801 Laws of Governor and Judges

No. 1. A Law supplemental to a law to regulate county levies.

No. 2. A Resolution [to amend “an act regulating the admission and practice of attornies and counsellors at law.”]

No. 3. A Law to regulate the practice of the General Court upon Appeals and Writs of Eroor, and for other purposes.

No. 4. A Law respecting amendment and jeofail.

No. 5. A Law establishing courts of judicature.

No. 6. An Act repealing certain laws and acts and parts of certain laws and acts.

No. 7. A Law appointing a Territorial Treasurer.

No. 8. A resolution respecting the establishment of Ferries.

No. 9. A Law in addition to a law, entitled a law ascertaining and regulating the Fees of the several Officers and persons therein named.

No. 10. A resolution respecting the compensation of the Clerk to the Legislature.

 

1802 Laws of Governor and Judges.

Second Session.

No. 1. A Law for the appointment of Surveyors and their deputies.

No. 2. A Law allowing fees to the Surveyors.

 

1803 Laws of Governor and Judges.

Third Session.

No. 1. Resolved by the governor and judges of the Indiana Territory in their legislative capacity, that the act passed by the general assembly of the North Western Territory, on the nineteenth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, “entitled an act to encourage the killing of Wolves” be, and the same is hereby repealed.

No. 2. A Resolution, repealing certain parts of the law entitled a law ascertaining and regulating the fees of the several officers and persons therein named.

No. 3. A Law in addition to a law regulating certain Fees.

 

1804 Laws of Governor and Judges.

Fourth Session.

No. 1. A Law in addition to a law entitled a law to regulate the practice of the General Court upon Appeals and Writs of Error, and other purposes.

No. 2. A Law concerning Servants.

No. 3. A Law ascertaining and regulating the fees of the several officers and persons therein named.

No. 4. A Law authorizing the appointment of a Pilot.

No. 5. An act repealing certain laws and acts and parts of certain laws and acts.

No. 6. A Law to prevent forcible and stolen marriages; and for punishment of the crime of Bigomy.

No. 7. A Law to regulate county levies.

No. 8. A Law laying a tax upon law process.

No. 9. A Resolution authorizing the Governor to draw money from the territorial treasury, for the purposes therein mentioned.

No. 10. A Resolution requesting the governor to make application to Congress, for the purposes therein named.

No. 11. A Resolution authorizing the governor to contract for making copies of certain laws.

No. 12. A Resolution [to amend the law entitled a law “establishing courts of judicature.”]

No. 13. A Resolution that a circuit court shall be held in the counties of Clark, Dearborn and Wayne.

No. 14. A Resolution that the governor is hereby authorized to draw from time to time upon the Treasury of the Territory.