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It would be strange indeed, if, in the multiplicity of names, dates and events, no errors or omissions should be detected. To say that it is perfect would be presumption. No mortals were ever perfect except Enoch and Elijah, who were translated, and it is written that even the latter committed errors.
The few typographical errors are such as are liable to be found in all publications, and the intelligent reader will find them no obstacle to a clear and easy understanding of the subject before him. Unwearied care and studious and constant watchfulness has been exercised in the hope of making a standard work of reference, as well as a work of interest to the reader. Through the kindness of many, the courtesy of all, we have been enabled to present a very complete volume. To those who have thus assisted in collecting and arranging the historical record, our sincere thanks are due.
We especially desire to thank the pioneer settlers who so cheerfully responded to our request for early events; also the county officials of Jackson County. In addition to these, we desire to acknowledge valuable aid from the press of the county, and from the following named gentlemen : Colonel Theodore Case, Jacob Gregg, J. C. McCoy, D. I. Caldwell, Martin Rice.
Our thanks are also due to the county officers of Wyandott County, Kansas, its press, and to Dr. Root, who rendered us important service, and to all others who so kindly assisted us in our arduous task. In the belief that our book will meet with a generous appreciation, it is submitted to the public.
[1, S. Arsenal at Liberty, Missouri,
Seized--Proclaination of Governor Jack-
GEOLOGY OF MISSOURI.- Classification of
son - General Order No. 7- Legislature
Rocks--Quaternary Formation --Tertiary
Convenes-Camp Jackson Organized-
Sterling Price Appointed Major-(ieneral
-Frost's Letter to Lyon-Lyon's Letter
to Frost-Surrender of Camp Jackson
ing Stone - Marble - Gypsum -Lime.
-Proclamation of General Harney-
Clays-Paints-Springs - Water Power... 18 Conference between Price and Harney
- Harney Superseded by Lyon-Second
Conference - Governor Jackson Burns
TITLE AND EARLY SETTLEMENTS.--Title to
the Bridges Behind him-Proclamation
Missouri Lands - Right of Discovery-
of Governor Jackson -- General Blair
Title of France and Spain-Cession to
takes possession of Jefferson City-
the United States, Territorial Changes-
Proclamation of Lyon-Lyon at Spring-
Treaties with Indians--First Settlement
field -- State Offices Declared Vacant
-Ste. Genevieve and New Bourbon-St.
--General Fremont Assumes Command
-Proclamation of Lieutenant-Governor
Charles-Portage des Sioux-New Mad-
Reynolds -- Proclamation of Jefferson
rid-St. Francois County-Perry-Missis-
Thompson and Governor Jackson
sippi--Loutre Island—“Boon's Lick".
Death of General Lyon-Succeeded by
Cote Sans Dessein – Howard County
Sturgis --- Proclamation of McCulloch
Some First Things-Counties-When Or-
and Gamble-Martial Law Declared-
23 Second Proclamation of Jeff. Thompson
-President Modifies Fremont's Order-
Fremont Relieved by Hunter-Procla-
TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION. Organiza-
mation of Price-Hunter's Order of As-
tion 1812–Council-House of Representa-
sessment-Hunter Declares Martial Law
tives--Wm. Clark first Territorial Gov-
-Order Relating to Newspapers--Hal-
ernor-Edward Hempstead first Delegate
leck Succeeds Hunter-Halleck's Order
--Spanish Grants-First General Assem-
81 --- Similar Order by Halleck --- Boone
bly -- Proceedings --- Second Assembly
County Standard Confiscated--Execution
Proceedings-Population of Territory
of Prisoners at Macon and Palmyra-
Vote of Territory - Rufus Easton - Åb-
General Ewing's Order No. 11-General
sent Members - Third Assembly - Pro-
Rosencrans takes Command-Massacre
General Dodge Succeeds General Rosen-
crann-List of Battles...
Application of Missouri to be Admitted into
the Union -- Agitation of the Slavery
Question -" Missouri Compromise"
EARLY MILITARY RECORD. -- Black Hawk
Constitutional Convention of 1820-Con-
War-Mormon Difficulties--Florida War
stitution Presented to Congress--Further
- Mexican War.
Resistance to Admission-Mr. Clay and
his Committee make Report --Second
31 AGRICULTURE AND MATERIAL WEALTH.--
Missouri as an Agricultural State---The
Ditferent Crops - Live Stock - Horses-
MISSOURI AS A STATE. - First Election for
Mules -- Milch Cows -- Oxen and Other
Governor and Other State Officers-Sen-
Cattle - Sheep - Hogs - Comparisons
ators and Representatives to General
Missouri Adapted to Live Stock-Cotton
Assembly-Sheriffs and Coroners-U, S.
Broom-('orn and other Products
Senators-Representatives in Congress-
Fruits Berries -- Grapes Railroads-