b'Graphic (PPP)Map of the Northwest TerritoryThe Ordinance of July 13, 1787 provided .there shall be formed in said territory, not lessthan three nor more than five states. The original boundaries were defined as: Eastern State(numbers 1,2,3,4); Middle State (numbers 5,6,7,8,9) and Western State (numbers 10,11,12,13,14,15).These divisions are marked by broken lines on the map.Congress later decided to divide the Northwest Territory into the state of Ohio (1803),Indiana (1816), Illinois (1818), Michigan (1837), Wisconsin (1848), and Minnesota (1858); as shownby the heavy solid lines on the map.Map Source: Biographical Directory - General Assembly of Ohio 1929-1930: Columbus, 1931.page 68'