St. Louis Catholic Historical Review Volume 4

St. Louis Catholic Historical Review Volume 4

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...of the United States, took possession of the territory of Louisiana, under the treaty of cession. The solemn act of lowering the French flag and hoisting the flag of the United States took place at St. Louis. " Congress at once provided for the better government 21 Flaggs. "The Far West." I838. p. 96. 22 Ashe's Travels. p. 119. 2' There were a great many inhabitants, says Edwards in his Far West" who looked upon the transfer even at first with disfavor, but it was confined principally to that class whose possessions were meagre, and consequently who had but little to hope for in the rise of property. The couriers des bois and the voyageurs, doubtless regretted the change, as it gave possession of the country to a peop_le w_ho would throw some trammels over the wild liberties of their vagabondish life. Bu_t others regretted the change from political and religious motives. The last Lieutenant Governor Delassus, is said by Darby to have wept when the flag was furled, the tricolore now of the new French Republic, that had superseded the lilies of France. The selection of Father Maxwell as a member of the_ Territorial Council had a tendency to couciliate the old French and Spanish settlers with the new order of things. of the new teritory. A governor was appointed, a House o_f Representatives was elcted. A Legislative Council to consist of nine members was to be selected by the President of the United States out of eighteen persons nominated by the Territorial House of Representatives. The five counties entitled to representatiton were: St. Charles, St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Ste. Genevieve and New Madrid. The first House consisted of thirteen members, and convened at the residence of Joseph Robidoux, more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905288
  • 9781236905284