Today in history Territorial Government Comes to New Mexico on Sept. 9, 1850. President Millard Fillmore signs legislation that admits New Mexico into the Union as a territory and allows for formation of a Territorial government.

Under the Compromise of 1850, Texas relinquishes its claims to New Mexico, and the federal government assumes $10 million of Texas debt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compromise_of_1850

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New Mexico Territory, 1852
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