Indianapolis, the Capital, Part 2 - Timeline
An act "to select and locate a site for the permanent seat" of state government.
May 22-June 7
Site commissioners meet, select site, and prepare report for General Assembly.
Site commissioners submit report to General Assembly.
Act to appoint commissioners to lay off town, name it Indianapolis, and authorize land sales.
Memorial to U.S. Congress from General Assembly to route National Road through Indianapolis.
Act to appoint justices of the peace for Indianapolis.
Indianapolis commissioners to meet; only Christopher Harrison comes.
Commissioner Harrison hires Elias P. Fordham and Alexander Ralston to survey and plat Indianapolis.
Sale of lands in Indianapolis begins.
Act legalizes Harrison's actions as commissioner.
Alexander Ralston plat of Indianapolis printed.