A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements Until the Admission of the State Into the Union, Volume 2

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R. R. Donnelley & sons Company, 1908 - Missouri
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"Ends with the admission of Missouri as a state in 1821. Of all Missouri state histories, this one is cited most often by writers about the Santa Fe Trail. It contains a number of documents on early exploration and fur trade" (Rittenhouse).

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Page 388 - North-West of the river Ohio, we find this provision, "Be it ordained by the authority aforesaid, that there shall be appointed from time to time by Congress, a Governor, whose commission shall continue in force
Page 388 - term of three years, unless sooner revoked by Congress; he shall reside in the District and have a freehold estate therein in 1,000 acres of land, while in the exercise of his office.
Page 352 - has made no provision for our holding foreign territory, still less for incorporating foreign nations into our Union. Congress will be obliged to ask from the people an amendment
Page 398 - was ceded to the United States for one thousand dollars a year. I will leave it to the people of the United States to say whether our nation was properly represented in this treaty, or whether we received a fair compensation for the extent of country ceded by those four individuals.
Page 350 - strengthens forever the power of the United States; and I have just given to England a maritime rival that will sooner or later humble her pride.
Page 397 - Pa-she-pa-ho, Ou-chequa-ka and Ha-she-quar-hi-qua should go down to St. Louis, see our American Father, and do all they could to have our friend released by paying for the person killed, thus covering the blood and satisfying the relatives of the man murdered. This being the only means with us for saving a person who had
Page 378 - imprisonment not exceeding twelve months; and it shall moreover be lawful for the president of the United States to employ such military force as he may judge necessary to remove from lands belonging to the United States any such citizen, or other person who shall attempt
Page 371 - The United States, in the acquisition of Louisiana, were actuated by just and liberal views. Hence the admission of an article in the treaty of cession, the substance of which is, that the inhabitants of the ceded territory shall be incorporated in the Union, and admitted as soon as possible to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages and immunities of citizens of the United States; and in
Page 377 - shall be vested in such person or persons, and shall be exercised in such manner as the President of the United
Page 335 - an equal participation of the free navigation of the Mississippi is one of the inherent rights of the citizens of this state; it can not therefore, be conceded to any prince, potentate, power

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