Mississippi As a Province Territory and State

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9780871522641: Mississippi As a Province Territory and State

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... OBERT WILLIAMS, of North Carolina, and Cowles Mead, of Georgia, were appointed, respectively, Governor and Secretary of the Mississippi Territory. Mr. Williams had been a prominent representative in Congress, and had been latterly acting as one of the commissioners to adjudicate our conflicting land claims. It was not a position to add to one's popularity, and Mr. Williams was not a man of conciliatory address. He was rather repulsive and peremptory, to please the courtly and refined people among whoirf he resided. The republicans in the Territory had strongly recommended Col. Cato West, Secretary of the Territory, and its most efficient party leader. But Mr. Williams belonged to a very influential family of Jeffersonian republicans in North Carolina, a State that recpiired some nursing at that juncture, and it was deemed expedient to confer on him the appointment. He arrived at the town of 'Washington, January 26th, 1805, and was welcomed by a public dinner presided over by the venerable Judge Rodney and Thomas H. Williams.* The town of Washington, six miles east of Natchez, in a rich, elevated and picturesque country, was then the seat, of Government. The land office, the Surveyor-General's office, the office of the Commissioners of Claims, the Courts of the United States, were all there. In the immediate vicinity was Fort Dearborn and a permanent cantonment of the United States troops. The high officials of the Territory made it their residence, and many gentlemen of fortune, attracted by its advantages, went there to reside. There were three large hotels, and the academical department of Jefferson College, inaugurated by 'Judge Rodney, of Delaware, had been an officer of the revolutionary war, and was sent out to Mississippi with the commission of judge. He ...

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Book Description Orig. pub. Jackson 1880. Reprinted 1978, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. vi, xxiii, 591 pp., illus., new intro., new index. Print on Demand Edition 2011 This classic work by "the Father of Mississippi History" is considered by the Mississippi Historical Society to be the best of the early histories. Claiborne, a congressman, newspaper editor, and member of a family which played an important part in the affairs of the state, used as sources original manuscripts, newspapers, books, government records, personal reminiscences of prominent men, and his own personal observations. Contents include a narrative history of Mississippi from the earliest European explorations of the area and the establishment of the earliest settlements, through the creation of the Territory in 1797 and admission into the Union as a state in 1817. Mississippi Indians, including the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Biloxi, Natchez, Cherokee, Creek, and Yazoo tribes receive considerable mention. Biographies of prominent early Mississippians are an important feature of the work, and a revised introduction and new name and subject index are included in this reprint edition. Bookseller Inventory # 24

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Book Description Reprint Company. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover issued without jacket - 591pp - illus.- new intro.- new index - This classic work by "the Father of Mississippi History" is considered by the Mississippi Historical Society to be the best of the early histories. Claiborne, a congressman, newspaper editor, and member of a family which played an important part in the affairs of the state, used as sources original manuscripts, newspapers, books, government records, personal reminiscences of prominent men, and his own personal observations. Contents include a narrative history of Mississippi from the earliest European explorations of the area and the establishment of the earliest settlements, through the creation of the Territory in 1797 and admission into the Union as a state in 1817. Mississippi Indians, including the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Biloxi, Natchez, Cherokee, Creek, and Yazoo tribes receive considerable mention. Biographies of prominent early Mississippians are an important feature of the work, and a revised introduction and new name and subject index are included in this reprint edition - This is a Print-On-Demand title - please allow added time for delivery A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 854947

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