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Search for a New Capital, Part 1 - Timeline
May 7--Indiana Territory established (including what would become Illinois, Wisconsin, and portions of Michigan and Minnesota) with its capital at Vincennes.
December 5--Territory moves into second stage of government, allowing for election of a General Assembly.
January 11--Michigan Territory formed.
February 3--Illinois Territory formed.
December 17, 19--Acts establish a permanent seat of government for Indiana Territory.
January 7--Indiana Territorial General Assembly petitions United States Congress for a donation of land for a capital.
Sources: Hawkins, Indiana's Road to Statehood; Ewbank, Laws of Indiana Territory, 1809-1816.
Achieving Statehood timeline
December 11--Territorial Assembly petitions Congress to admit Indiana into the Union.
March 31--Congressional committee recommends admission when the population of Indiana Territory is 35,000.
March 3--Thomas Posey becomes second governor of Indiana Territory. Harrison resigned to pursue a military commission.
August 29--Territorial census authorized in 1815; showed population at 63,897.
August 5--Elections held under new constitution; Jonathan Jennings became first state governor.
December 11--Indiana becomes nineteenth state.
Sources: Barnhart and Riker, Indiana to 1816; Hawkins, Indiana's Road to Statehood; Kettleborough, Constitution Making.