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Publications of the Louisiana Historical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana Volume 6. Louisiana Historical Society

Publications of the Louisiana Historical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana Volume 6
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Author: Louisiana Historical Society
Page Count: 34 pages
Published Date: 12 Sep 2013
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
Format: Pdf
ISBN: 9781230407029
File size: 8 Mb
Download Link: Publications of the Louisiana Historical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana Volume 6
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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... was approved by the Senate on Oct. 28 of that year. On the following day the ratifications of the two governments were exchanged and the treaty was publicly proclaimed by the President. Less than two months later the French flag was hauled down from the territory, never to be raised again, and in its place the glorious Stars and Stripes went up, never, let us hope, to be replaced. On March 26, 1804, was approved an act creating the territory of Orleans, and by the act of Feb. 20, 1811, the people of the territory of Orleans were authorized to form themselves a constitution and state government. "Meanwhile, in 1810, Captain George Depasson and Captain Thomas, with 120 men, captured the Spanish garrison at Baton Rouge and a provisional government was established by the people and on the 29th of September, 1810, an act declaring 'the territory of West Florida to be a free and independent state," was passed by a convention of the people. By direction of Congress the President took possession of the province, and on Dec. 7 Governor Claiborne raised the flag of the United States at St. Francisville. A little later the whole district was by proclamation annexed to the territory of Orleans and divided into the six parishes of East Baton Rouge, Feliciana, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Pascagoula and Biloxi. On April 14, 1812, an act of Congress was approved enlarging the limits of the state of Louisiana by the inclusion of the i DEGREESrishea of the district between the Mississippi and Pearl Bivers, thus giving to the state of Louisiana its present limits. "The people of the territory having on Jan. 22, 1812, formed for themselves a constitution and a state government, and given to the state the name of the State of Louisiana, Congress, by an act approved...

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