A Territory in Transition

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125770
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135434 | DOI:
A Territory in Transition

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This chapter discusses Robert Williams, another governor of the Natchez District. He is different from his predecessors because he held multiple offices, as the land commissioner of the western district and as the governor of the Natchez District. This special recognition also lay him open to a number of criticisms. Later on in the chapter the brief resurrection of the Federalists and the matters addressed by the General Assembly are discussed.

Keywords: Robert Williams; governor; Natchez District; multiple offices; land commissioner; criticisms; Federalists; General Assembly

Chapter.  6647 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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