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XVIII. 1778-1787—ILLINOIS UNDER VIRGINIA.

The French take the Oath of Allegiance; Illniols County; American Immi-

grants: LaBalmc's Expedition; The Cession of the Country and Delays

Incident thereto; No Regular Courts of Law; Curious Land Speculation. 202

XIX. ILLINOIS UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY.

Ordinance of 1787; Organization of St. Clair County; Bar of Illinois in 17IX); Im-

poverished condition of the French; Indian Hostilities, 1783 to 1795; Randolph

County; American Immigration; Sickness; Territorial Assembly at Cincin-

nati; Notable Women of Olden Time; Witchcraft in Illinois 210

XX. 1800-1800-ILLINOIS A8 PART OF THE INDIANA TERRITORY.

Its Organization; Extinguishment of Indian Titles to Lands; Gov. Harrison's

Facility in this; Land Speculations and Frauds on Improvement Rights and

Headrights; Meeting of the Legislature at VincenneB in 1805; Statutes of

1807 232

XXI. 1809-ILLINOI8 TERRITORY.

Opposition to division; Jesse B. Thomas; Gov. Edwards; Nathaniel Pope; Ter-

ritorial Federal Judges; The Governor avoids the meshes of the Separa-

tionists and Anti-Scperatlonlsts; Condition and Population of the Territory. 24]

XXII. INDIAN TROUBLES IN H.LIN01S PRECEDING THE WAR OF 1812.

The Conntry put in a State or Defence by the organization of Ranging Com-

panies and the building of Block Houses and Stockade Forts; Gov. Edwards

sends an envoy to Gomo's Village; Battle of Tippecanoe; Indian Council at

Cohokla 247

XXIII. THE MASSACRE AT CHICAGO; EARLY HISTORY OF THE PLACE 260

XXIV. ILLINOIS IN THE WAR OF 1812.

Gov. Edwards's Military Campaign to Peoria Lake; Gen. Hopkins with 2,000

Mounted Kentucky Riflemen marches over the prairies of Illinois; His force

Mutinies and marches back; Capt. Craig burns Peoria and takes all its inhabi-

tants prisoners; Second Expedition to Peoria Lake; Indian Murders; Illinois

and Missouri send two expeditions up the Missouri in 1814: Their Battles and

The Campaign; Life and Character of Duncan; More State Banks and what

became of them ; Slavery Agitation by Lovejoy; his death 416

XXXVII- STATE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM 433

XXXIII—1838-1842—ADMINISTRATION OFGOV. CARLIN.

Continuance of the subject of Internal Improvement; Collapse of the grand

system; Hard Times; Reorganization of the judiciary in 1841 441

XXXIX—1842-1840—ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. FORD.

The Campaign; Life and character of Gov. Ford; Lt. Gov. Moor; Means

of Relief from Financial embarrassments; The State at the turning point;

Restoration of her credit 462

XL-THE ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN CANAL.

Trials and troubles incident to its construction 474

XM—1840-4—MORMONS OR LATTER DAY SAINTS.

Joe Smith : Prophetic mission: Followers remove to Missouri; Expulsion

from the State: Settlement in Illinois: Obnoxious Nauvoo charter and or-

dinances; Arrest and acquittal of Smith ; His assassination 489

XLII—1844-6—MORMON WAR.

Manner of Smith's death : Character of the Mormons; Apostles assume the

government of the Church ; Trial and and acquittal of the assassins: Saints

driven from the vicinity of Lima and Green Plains ; Leading Mormons re-

tire across the Mississippi; Battle at Nauvoo; Expulsion of the inhabitants.. 508

XLin—ILLINOIS IN THE MEXICAN WAR 522

XLTV-CONSTITi:TIOXAL CONVENTION OF 1S47, AND SOMETHING OF THE

ORGANIC LAW FRAMED BY IT 543

XLV-1S40-1852-ADMINISTRAT1ON OF GOV. FRENCH.

Lives and character of the Gubernatorial candidates : Funding of the State

debt; Refusal of the people to give the Legislature control of the 2 mill tax;

Township organization: Homestead Exemption ; The Bloody Island Dike

and a speck of War ; State policy regarding railroads 551

XLVI—THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD.

Congressional grant of land; Holdbrook Charter; Bondholder's scheme ; The

7 per cent, of its gross earnings; Passage of its Charter; Benefits the Com-

pany, the State, and individuals; Note; Jealousy of politicians on account of

its glory; Correspondcnc of Messrs. Breese and Douglas 671

XLVII—OUR FREE OR STOCK BANKS.

How a bank might be started; The small note act; Panic of 1S54; Revulsion

of 1857; Winding up 585

XLVIII—1833-1857—ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. MATTESON.

Democratic and Whig Conventions; Sketches of the Gubernatorial candi-

dates: Financial condition and physical development of the State; Legisla-

tion 1853-5; Maine Law and riot at Chicago; Our common Schools and trials

in the establishment of the Free School system 599

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