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Excerpt from The Ordinance of 1787In the April number of this magazine for the year 1888 we printed some extracts from the Life, Journals, and Correspondence of Manasseh Cutler, describing his visit to New York and Philadelphia in the year 1787,MoreExcerpt from The Ordinance of 1787In the April number of this magazine for the year 1888 we printed some extracts from the Life, Journals, and Correspondence of Manasseh Cutler, describing his visit to New York and Philadelphia in the year 1787, and took occasion to say that we could not agree with the views expressed elsewhere in the volumes, that in the formation of the Ordinance of 1787 for the government of the Northwest territory Dr. Cutler rendered an all-important influence. It was our intention to have returned to the subject long before this, and, now that it is again taken up, we find that it has been the theme of a number of essays and addresses called forth by the celebration in 1888 of the centennial anniversary of the settlement at Marietta under the auspices of the Ohio Company. These investigations have been so numerous that any further consideration of the matter may look like a work of supererogation- but in all that has appeared, that we have met with, the same conclusion has been reached, that when Dr. Cutler visited New York in July, 1787, to negotiate for the purchase of a tract of land for the Ohio Company, he shaped the Ordinance adopted by Congress on July 13, 1787, for the government of the Northwest territory. Some indeed go so far as to argue that Dr. Cutler brought the Ordinance with him from New England and made the adoption of certain provisions found in it a sine qua non in the purchase of land.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.