Louisiana Purchase Historic Documents


Louisiana Purchase Historic Documents Signed on April 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase treaty consisted of three documents: the treaty of cession and two conventions.

The two conventions were one for the payment of 60 million francs ($11,250,000) and the other for claims American citizens had made against France for 20 million francs ($3,750,000).

The original documents related to the Louisiana Purchase are kept at the Library of Congress in Washington DC and are periodically on display in exhibitions across the US.


Treaty of Cession
First Convention
Second Convention

Scanned Originals

First Page of Treaty
Signature Page of Treaty
Napoleon Signature
First published map

Velvet Treaty Cover