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and other provisions in the before recited set of congress contained,
this convention, for and in behalf of the people inhabiting this state
do ordain, agree and declare, that every and each of laud
sold by the United States from and after the first day of January
next, shell remain exempt from say tax laid by order, under the
authority of the state, whesher for state, county or township, or any
other purpose whatever, for the term of five years from and after the
respective days of sale thereof; and that the bounty lands granted,
or hereafter to be granted, for military services during the late war,
shall, while they continue to be held by the patentees or their heirs,
remain exempt as aforesaid from taxation for the term of three years
from and after the date of the patents respectively; Provided, never-
theless, that if the congress of the United States shall consent to re-
peal and revoke the following clause in the fifth proposition of the
sixth section of the act of congress before recited, and in these words,
viz `That every and each tract of land sold by the United States
from and after the first day of January next, shall remain exempt from
any tax laid by order, or under the authority of the state, whether
for state, county or township, or any other purpose whatever, for
the term of five years from and after the day of sale,' and further—
that this convention for and in behalf of the people of the state of
Missouri, do hereby ordain, consent and agree, that the same be so
revoked and repealed, without which consent of the congress as a-
foresaid the said clause to remain in fully force and operation as first
above provided for in this ordinance; and this convention doth here-
by request the congress of the United States so to modify their third
preposition, that the whole amount of five per cent on the sale of
public lands therein offered may be applied to the construction of
roads and canals, and the promotion of education within this state,
under the direction of the legislature thereof And this convention
for and in behalf of the people inhabiting this state, and by the au-
thorisy of the said peoplef do further ordain, agree, and declare,
that this ordinance shall be irrevocable without the consent of the
United States.

Done in convention, at St Louis, in the State of missou-
ri, this nineteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and of the
Independence of the United States of America the
forty fifth.

By order of the Convention.

DavidBarton, , President .

attest.

Wm.William G.Pettus, , Secretary .