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Strangers on Their Native SoilOpposition to United States' Governance in Louisiana's Orleans Territory, 1803-1809$
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Julien Vernet

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037535

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037535.001.0001

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“A Severe Shock to W. C. C. and His Gang”

“A Severe Shock to W. C. C. and His Gang”

The Opposition’s Representatives in Territorial and National Government

(p.97) Chapter Five “A Severe Shock to W. C. C. and His Gang”
Strangers on Their Native Soil

Julien Vernet

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes several events including the US government’s investigation of Daniel Clark under the Act for Adjustment of Land Titles; Claiborne’ nominees for the Legislative Council; the House of Representatives’ request for the repeal of certain provisions of the Act for the Government of Orleans Territory; the removal of the prohibition on domestic importation of slaves; and the challenge faced by Claiborne from the Legislative Council and the majority of members in the territorial House of Representatives.

Keywords:   Act for Adjustment of Land Titles, Daniel Clark, William Clairborne, Legislative Council, Act for the Government of Orleans Territory, slaves

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