The Suffrage Act - 1808 AN ACT Extending the right of suffrage in the Indiana Territory. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That every free white male person in the Indiana territory, above the age of twenty-one years, having been a citizen of the United States, and resident in the said territory, one year next preceding an election of representatives, and who has a legal or equitable title to a tract of land of the quantity of fifty acres, or who may become the purchaser from the United States of a tract of land of the quantity of fifty acres, or who holds in his own right a town lot of the value of one hundred dollars, shall be entitled to vote for the representatives to the general assembly of the said territory. J. B. VARNUM Speaker of the House of Representatives. GEO. CLINTON Vice-President of the United States, and President of the Senate.