Governor Whiteaker convenes the legislature of the new state of Oregon for the first time
Elected the previous summer, Governor John Whiteaker called the Oregon legislature to the capital city of Salem and immediately set about organizing the the new state. A new seal was adopted, state taxes were passed, a special election for a U.S. congressional representative set, along with other measures. (By John Osborne)
Benson J. Lossing, Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume IX (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902), 199.