Discontent & Disgust in This Territory

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Date November 6, 1798
Author Name James Wilkinson (primary) Location: Natchez
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Wilkinson comments on the discontent in the southern territory evidenced by the withdrawal of several notables to the adjoining Spanish Territory. He lists three essentials to the preservation of order: the presence of Judges, the settlement of the right of soil and jurisdiction, and the establishment of a principle by which to ascertain and fix individual rights to land.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; General James Wilkinson; Governor [John] Jay; Lieutenant Smith; Cox; Colonel Perry; people of this Territory; Spanish Territory; Son of Old Hutchins; Doctor White; Congress; the Judges; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Natchez; New Orleans; Mississippi River; Spain; ;
Keywords population project; discontent and disgust; defection; acts of a few malcontents; Acts of the Governor; views of the Government; prosperity of this territory; presence of the Judges; settlement of the right of soil; jurisdiction; individual rights to land granted within the territory; hasty scrawl; ;
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