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The following text is the resolution approved by the United States Congress on March 2, 1821 admitting the Territory of Missouri into the Union as a state of the United States under a 'fundamental condition' that the General Assembly of Missouri had to address before the Territory could be formally declared a State of the United States.


RESOLUTION providing for the admission of the State of Missouri into the Union, on a certain condition.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That Missouri shall be admitted into this Union on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever, upon the fundamental condition, that the fourth clause of the twenty-sixth section of the third article of the constitution submitted on the part of said State to Congress, shall never be construed to authorize the passage of any law, and that no law shall be passed in conformity thereto, by which any citizen of either of the States of this Union shall be excluded from the enjoyment of any of the privileges and immunities to which such citizen is entitled under the constitution of the United States: Provided, That the legislature of the said State, by a solemn public act, shall declare the assent of said State to the said fundamental condition, and shall transmit to the President of the United States, on or before the fourth Monday of November next, an authentic copy of the said act; upon the receipt whereof, the President, by proclamation, shall announce the fact; whereupon, and without any further proceeding on the part of Congress, the admission of said State into this Union shall be considered as complete.