Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory

Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...as a territory in 1819. Within ten years after that date, as has been seen, the Indian lands in Arkansas were acquired by the government, and as rapidly as was possible thereafter they were opened for settlement. The early settlement of Arkansas has been traced in preceding pages. The consideration of its history as a territory, 1819-36, is now in order. CHAPTER II Arkansas as a Territory 0 N MARCH 2, 1819, congress enacted that, after July 4, that year, all that part of Missouri territory south of a line beginning on the Mississippi river at thirty-six degrees north latitude, running thence west to the St. Francis river and up said river to thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes north latitude, . thence to the western terminal line of Missouri, should be a sepa rate territory to be known as "Arkansaw" territory. While the name of the new territory was, in the creative act, spelled as above, it is noteworthy that on the seal adopted by the territorial authorities it was spelled with a final s, instead of a final w. There was probably no more authority for so spelling this word in the act than for spelling the name of the St. Francis river, St. "Francois," as was done in the same paper. The author of the act was John Scott, congressional delegate from Missouri territory, who secured its passage. The act decreed that the seat of government be located at "Arkansaw" Post on the "Arkansaw" river. Perhaps Mr. Scott thus early had in mind the correction of the pronunciation of the word Arkansas. James Miller, of New Hampshire, was appointed governor of Arkansas territory March 3, 1819; George Izard, March 4, 1825; John Pope, March 9, 1829; William Fulton, March 9, 1835. Robert Crittenden, of...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838858
  • 9781236838858