Kaskaskia Records, 1778-1790

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Clarence Walworth Alvord
Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1909 - Archives - 681 pages
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Page xxvi - Gibault next to Clark and Vigo the United States are (more) indebted for the accession of the states comprised in what was the original Northwest Territory than to any other man...
Page 412 - Commonwealth hath to the territory or tract of country within the limits of the Virginia charter, situate, lying and being, to the northwest of the river Ohio...
Page 481 - August 29, 1788, which, among other things, provided for "confirming in their possessions and titles, the French and Canadian inhabitants and other settlers at Post St. Vincents who, on or before the year 1783 had settled there, and had professed themselves citizens of the United States, or any of them...
Page 480 - The lot No. 16, in each township or fractional part of a township, to be given perpetually for the purposes contained in the said ordinance. The lot No. 29, in each township or fractional part of a township, to be given perpetually for the purposes of religion.
Page 412 - That the French and Canadian inhabitants, and other settlers of the Kaskaskies, St. Vincents, and the neighboring villages, who have professed themselves citizens of Virginia, shall have their possessions and titles confirmed to them, and be protected in the enjoyment of their rights and liberties.
Page 480 - January 1, 1786, shall issue indents for interest to the possessors, which shall be receivable in payment as other indents for interest of the existing requisitions of Congress; and for such interest as may be due on the said certificates between that period and the period of payment, the said board shall issue indents, the payment of which to be provided for in future requisitions, or otherwise. Such of the purchasers as...
Page 573 - I have the honor to be, with the most profound respect, Sir, your most obedient & most humble servant, S. DEANE. To Monsr Gerard. Lee Papers, Harvard University. FROM NICHOLAS ROGERS. Nantes, 9'!
Page 62 - I desire your particular attention to Mrs. Rochblave and her children, and that you suffer them to want for nothing. Let Mr. Rochblave 's property, which was taken, be restored to his lady so far as it can be done. You have the sum of sixty pounds sent for her use, in case you can't find her husband's effects to restore.
Page xxxi - The plan originated in Clark's mind ; Father Gibault offered to go but refused to take the responsibility ; Jean Baptiste Laffont was appointed as the leader, managed affairs openly in Vincennes, and. claimed the honor of the success; Father Gibault evidently preached peace and union to the citizens, probably used his personal influence to promote the enterprise, and on his return made a written report to Clark, but denied that he was responsible for the submission of Vincennes.
Page 61 - I consider your further success as depending upon the good will and friendship of the Frenchmen and Indians who inhabit your part of the Commonwealth: with their concurrence great things may be accomplished ; but their animosity will spoil the fair prospect which your past successes have opened.

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