Chapter

Security and Settlements

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/9780813125770.003.0008
Security and Settlements

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This chapter discusses the need to improve communication with remote areas, such as the Natchez District and St. Stephens. The Congress designated a number of post roads and the establishment of post offices. Tighter security and faster communication was soon needed, and were considered to be more important than the comfort of the passengers traveling along those roads. The chapter also describes the increase of the population of the district due to cotton production, and how the Mississippi Territory was viewed as “the garden of all America”.

Keywords: communication; Natchez District; St. Stephens; post roads; post offices; security; cotton production; Mississippi Territory

Chapter.  6925 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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