Editors. "Organic Act applies laws of Oregon to Alaska". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18890, accessed 08 December 2013.]
US government passes the 'Organic Act', wherby Alaska becomes a judicial district, following the laws of the state of Oregon. Before this can take place, however, there will be an interim term of government under the US war department.