Memorial to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, circa 16 December 1843–12 February 1844, Draft
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , JS, , and , Draft of Memorial, , Hancock Co., IL, to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, , 21 Dec. 1843; handwriting of , , and ; docket in handwriting of ; twenty-four pages; JS Office Papers, CHL.
And whereas by the tenth Article of the Constitution of the as Amended “Art. 10. The powers not delegated to the by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people” And whereas according to the Fourth Article and second section “The Citizens of each shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of Citizens in the several States” And whereas according to the second Paragraph of the third Section of said Constitution “The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make the needful rules and regulations respecting territory:” And whereas the said Congress has the power to protect each State against invasion, and insurrection: And whereas most of the Inhabitants of the City of are exiles from the State of : And whereas the most of the lands owned in the State of were purchased from the and patented by the [p. ]