Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for December 20th:
"Proclamation: To the People of New Orleans," December 20, 1803


"Proclamation: To the People of New Orleans," December 20, 1803 (National Archives Identifier: 593571); Records of the United States House of Representatives; Record Group 233; National Archives.

Following Senate ratification of the Louisiana Purchase in October, 1803, this three-language broadside was written to announce the United States’ purchase of the Louisiana Territory and to clarify for the people of New Orleans their citizenship status.

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