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WESTERN TERRITORY," UNTIL ITS ADMISSION INTO THE FEDERAL
UNION AS THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.-A.D. 1776 to 1796.
Argument.--Retrospect of the First Settlements of East Tennessee.-First Settle-
ments on Cumberland River.- Cherokee Hostilities in 1780.–North Carolina en-
courages Emigration to the Cumberland in 1783.—Military Land District erected.-
Chickasá Cession in 1784.-Increased Emigration to Holston and Cumberland in
1785.—Political Difficulties in Washington District. - Attempted Organization of the
“Republic of Frankland.”—Colonel John Sevier attainted for Treason, and restored
to his Rights.-Authority of North Carolina sustained.--Spanish Influence in the
Cumberland Settlements.- Population of Washington and Miro Districts in 1789.-
North Carolina cedes her Western Territory to the Federal Government.—“ South-
western Territory" organized in 1790.-Indian Hostilities commence.-Efforts of the
Federal Government to maintain Peace.-Rapid Increase of Emigration Westward
in 1791.- Indian Hostilities in 1791 to 1793.-Spanish Intrigue with the Indians.-
Colonel Sevier and General Robertson conduct Defenses.-Population of South-
western Territory in 1794.- Population of the Territory in 1795.—Second Grade of
Territorial Government assumed.-State Constitution adopted in 1796.—" State of
Tennessee" admitted into the Union.-Features of Constitution.—Progressive In-
crease of Population and Extension of Settlements to the Mississippi until 1840.-
Displacement of the Indian Tribes.-West Tennessee and Memphis.- Population
and Enterprise.—Colonies sent out from Tennessee
INDIAN WARS AND MILITARY OPERATIONS BY THE UNITED STATES
NORTH OF THE OHIO RIVER.-A.D. 1787 to 1795.
Argument.-Unsettled State of the Indian Tribes from 1784 to 1790.—Extent of Indian
Depredation and Murders up to 1790.-General Harmar prepares to invade the In-
dian Country: - Advances to the Maumee.—Is defeated in two Engagements.-Re.
Argument.--Original Extent of the Mississippi Territory.-First Governor and Terri.
torial Judges.-Authority and Jurisdiction of the same — Arrival of the United States
“ ALABAMA” INTO THE FEDERAL UNION.-A.D. 1813 to 1819,
Argument.-British Policy of instigating savage Warfare.—Population and Settlements
in 1813.-Origin of Creek Hostilities.-Prosperous Condition of the Creeks in 1812.-
British Instigation from Canada.-Tecumseh stirs up a war Party in the Creek Nation.
— Tombigby Settlements menaced by hostile Creeks.-Deluded Security of Colonel
Hawkins and General Flournoy.-General Claiborne advances to the Tombigby -
Judge Toulmin's Opinion of the true State of the Indian Affairs.—Disposition of 'Troops
under General Claiborne.-Condition of Affairs on the Alabama in August.-General
Claiborne's Letter.—Major Beasly admonished of Danger.— Attack and Massacre of
Mims's Fort.-Number of Whites slain.---Loss of Indians.-Consternation produced
by the Disaster.—Wretched Condition of the Inhabitants.- Marauding Bands of In-
diavs ravage the Country.--Employment of the Choctas urged as indispensably nec.
essary.-General Claiborne secures the Co-operation of the Choctås under Mushula-
tubbe and Pushmataha.--Spanish Treachery detected.-British Supplies for Indians
sent to Pensacola. — The Army advances to Fort Claiborne.-- Advances to the Holy
Ground, and defeats Creeks under Weatherford.— The Georgia Troops under General