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Ruffians along the Border

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0007
Ruffians along the Border

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This chapter discusses the continuation of Robert Williams' regime as the governor of the Natchez District. It discusses his strongest critics, the Greens of Jefferson County and the longtime residents of the district. It follows the criticisms of these two parties against Governor Williams, even of his selection of a new secretary. It also looks at the period of unrest along the border and the approaching crisis with Spain, which was due to the Louisiana Purchase.

Keywords: Robert Williams; Natchez District; critics; Greens of Jefferson County; longtime residents; unrest; crisis; Spain; Louisiana Purchase

Chapter.  5790 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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