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Writ of Monstraverunt

act and territory

MONSTRAVERUNT, WRIT OF. In Eng lish Law. A writ which lies for the tenants of an ancient demesne who hold by free char ter, and not for those tenants who hole by copy of court-roll, or by the rod, according to the custom of the manor. Fitzh. N. B. 31.

For a form see 3 Holdsw. Hist. E. L. 499.

One of the states of the Unit ed States.

Congress, by an act approved May 26, 1864 (Ft. S. 1903), created the territory and defined its bound aries, providing also that the United States might divide the territory or change its boundaries in such manner as may be deemed expedient ; and further, that the rights of person and property per taining to the Indians In the territory shall not without their consent be included within the terri torial limits of jurisdiction.

By act of congress approved March 1, 1872, a tract of land in the territories of Montana and Wyoming, lying near the headwaters of the Yellowstone River, is reserved and withdrawn from settlement under the laws of the United States and dedicated and set apart as a public park for the benefit and enjoy ment of the people ; R. S. 2474 ; and by act of

April 15, 1874, a tract of land at the northern boundary is set apart as a reservation for the Gros Ventre Piegan, plood, Blackfoot, River Crow, and such other Indians as the President may, from time to time, see fit to locate therein. 18 Stat. at L. 28. The act providing for the admission of Montana into the Union as one of the states was passed Feb ruary 22, 1889, and the proclamation announcing its admission was on November 8, 1889.

The constitution was .adopted August 17, 1883, and ratified by the people October 1, 1889. An amend ment of 1913 adopted woman suffrage.