FREE STATE of LINCOLN

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Legally it doesn't work that way. The lands were always part of their respective state and the United States. Once they are under US control all federal laws apply including restrictions in the US such has the federal government can not size any land other then eminent domain and then still has to pay fair market value for the land.
If they would have been treated a conquered lands then they could have been treated like territories for they would cease being states. It would go against the perpetual union argument of Lincolns...
 

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If they would have been treated a conquered lands then they could have been treated like territories for they would cease being states. It would go against the perpetual union argument of Lincolns...
that would retroactively declare secession to be legal and indeed make it a war of northern agression
 
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Let not forget the short lived Republic of West Florida ... wiki

Republic of West Florida[edit]
The United States and Spain held long, inconclusive negotiations on the status of West Florida. In the meantime, American settlers, including Loyalists, had established a foothold in the area and resisted Spanish control, leading to a rebellion in 1810 and the establishment for three months of the Republic of West Florida. On September 23, 1810, after meetings beginning in June, rebels overcame the Spanish garrison at Baton Rouge and unfurled the Bonnie Blue Flag. The Republic of West Florida claimed boundaries that included all territory south of the 31st parallel, west of the Perdido River, and east of the Mississippi River, not including any territory that had been part of the Louisiana Purchase.

Spain retained its control of the Mobile District for a few more years, while the United States seized the former Baton Rouge District in December 1810.
 

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@Mike12 , You know the free State Lincoln would have taken a bit of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South and North Carolina... Follow along the southern border of Tennessee... form the Mississippi River to the mountains...
 

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@Mike12 , You know the free State Lincoln would have taken a bit of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South and North Carolina... Follow along the southern border of Tennessee... form the Mississippi River to the mountains...
Just because I haven't explored every abstract possibility doesn't lend it any credence... Free State of Lincoln.... Alaska...
 

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I haven't explored every abstract possibility
I think you have metaphysically with the English language... I do not want to fetter ... there grass to watch...
 

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Look what I just found out there were a few states that were almost called Lincoln... Wyoming and North Dakota were almost called Lincoln...


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Lincoln is the name for several proposals to create a new state in the Northwest United States. The proposed State has been defined in multiple ways, but can generally be said to be coterminous with the region known as the Inland Northwest. The proposed state was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, who was president during the American Civil War. His name was also proposed for the states that were eventually named North Dakota and Wyoming.
 
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