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Whereas, the people of California have presented a Constitution and asked admission in the Union which Constitution was submitted to Congress by the President of the United States, by message, dated February thirteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty, and which, on due examination is found to be republican in its form of government—


Be it enacted by the Senate House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of California shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one, of the United States of America and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever.


SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That until the Representatives in Congress shall be apportioned a according to an actual enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, the State of California Shall be entitled to two Representatives in Congress.


SECT. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said State of California is admitted into the of Union upon the express condition that the people of said State, through their legislature or otherwise, shall never interfere with the primary disposal of the public lands within its limits, and shall pass no law, and do no act, whereby the title of the United States to, and right to dispose of the same, shall be impaired or questioned; and they shall never lay any tax or assessment of any description whatsoever upon the public domain of the United States; and in no  case shall non-resident proprietors, who are citizens of the United States, be taxed higher than residents; and that all the navigable waters within the said State shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of said State as to the citizens of the United States, without any tax, impost or , therefor:  Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as recognizing or rejecting the propositions tendered by the people of California has articles of compact in the ordinance adopted by the convention which formed the Constitution of that State.



Approved, September 9th, 1850.






On page 23, and to APPENDIX---"Decision of United State Supreme Court in regard to Title to Land below High Water Mark;" "An Act for the Admission of the State of California into the Union."


On pages 99 and 100, opposite to water lots 64, 67, 74, 75 and 103, erase the name "J. Norton" and substituted "S. P. Dewey."


On page 109, in Block 11, lots 1,4,5,6, erase the name "H. P. Hoyt."


On page 110, Block 17, lots 1 and 6, erase the name "H. P. Hoyt."



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