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Usurping the People of Illinois

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CollectionIndiana Historical Society Library: Northwest Territory Coll., M367 view image
Document Information
Date January 10, 1799
Author Name Jonathan Rice Jones (primary) Location: Kaskaskia
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Jones writes concerning the state of those living in the Illinois country, explaining the conditions that aided in the area's decline. Jones cites the conscription of provisions by General Clark's troops as a factor.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Hamilton, 04/02/1799.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Jonathan Rice Jones; General Clark; Victor Collot; Ambassador Adet; Spain; France; ancient inhabitants of Illinois; Congress; Arthur St. Clair; troops; French Army; French Directory; ;
Related Places Kaskaskia; Illinois; Northwest Territory; Philadelphia; New Orleans; Virginia; Kentucky; Mississippi; Louisiana; ;
Keywords flour; troops; provisions; credit; oxen; wood; petition; local circumstances; barrels of flour; misfortunes; many injuries; compensation; land; ;
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