The St. Louis directory and register :
of the
State of Missouri.
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We the people of Missouri, inhabiting the limits herein
after designated, by our Representatives in Convention
assembled, at St. Louis, on Monday the 12th day of June, 1820, do mutually agree to form and establish
a free and independent republic, by the name of ``The
States of Missouri.'' and for the government
thereof do ordain and establish this constitution.

Article 1.
of boundaries.

We do declare, establish, ratify and confirm the following as the
permanent boundaries of said state, that is to say: ``Beginning in
the middle of the Mississippi river on the parallel of thirty-six de-
grees of north latitude; thence west along the said parallel of lati-
tude to the St. Francois river; thence up and following the course
of that river, in the middle of the main channel thereof, to the pa-
rallel of latitude of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes; thence
west along the same to a point where the said parallel is interesected
by a meredian line passing through the middle of the mouth of the
Kansas river, where the same empties into the Missouri river, thence
from the point aforesaid north, along the said meredian line, to the
intersection of the parallel of latitude which passes through the
rapids of the river Des moines, making the said line correspond with
the Indian boundary line; thence east, from the point of intersec-
tion last aforesaid, along the said parallel of latitude, to the middle
of the channel of the main fork of the said river Des Moines; thence
down and along the middle of the main channel of the said river