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HISTORY OF MISSOURI

TABLE OF CONTENTS


CHAPTER I.
LOUISIANA PURCHASE
Brief Historical Sketch

CHAPTER II.
DESCRIPTIVE AND GEOGRAPHICAL
Name -- Extent -- Surface -- Rivers -- Timber -- Climate -- Prairies -- Soils -- Population by counties

CHAPTER III.
GEOLOGY OF MISSOURI
Classification of Rocks -- Quatenary Formation -- Tertiary -- Cretacious -- Carboniferous -- Devonian -- Silurian -- Azoic -- Economic Geology -- Coal -- Iron -- Lead -- Copper -- Zinc -- Building Stone -- Marble -- Gypsum -- Lime -- Clays -- Paints -- Springs -- Water Power

CHAPTER IV.
TITLE AND EARLY SETTLEMENTS
Title to Missouri Lands -- Right of Discovery -- Title of France and Spain -- Cession to the United States -- Territorial Changes -- Treaties with Indians -- First Settlement -- Ste. Genevieve and New Bourbon -- St. Louis -- When Incorporated -- Potosi -- St. Charles -- Portage des Sioux -- New Madrid -- St. Francois County -- Perry -- Mississippi -- Loutre Island -- "Boone's Lick" -- Cote Sans Dessein -- Howard County -- Some First Things -- Counties -- When Organized

CHAPTER V.
TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION
Organization 1812 -- Council -- House of Representatives -- William Clark First Territorial Governor -- Edward Hempstead First Delegate -- Spanish Grants -- First General Assembly -- Proceedings -- Second Assembly -- Proceedings -- Population of Territory -- Vote of Territory -- Rufus Easton -- Absent Members -- Third Assembly -- Proceedings -- Application for Admission

CHAPTER VI.
Application of Missouri to be Admitted to the Union -- Agitation of the Slavery Question -- "Missouri Compromise" -- Constitutional Convention of 1820 -- Constitution Presented to Congress -- Further Resistance to Admission -- Mr. Clay and his Committee make Report -- Second Compromise -- Missouri Admitted

CHAPTER VII.
MISSOURI AS A STATE
First Election for Governor and other State Officers -- Senators and Representatives to General Assembly -- Sheriffs and Coroners -- U.S. Senators -- Representatives in Congress -- Supreme Court Judges -- Counties Organized -- Captial Moved to St. Charles -- Official Record of Territorial and State Officers

CHAPTER VIII.
CIVIL WAR IN MISSOURI
Fort Sumpter Fired Upon -- Call for 75,000 Men -- Gov. Jackson Refuses to Furnish a Man -- U.S. Arsenal at Liberty, Mo., seized -- Proclamation of Gov. Jackson -- General Order No. 7 -- Legislature Convenes -- Camp Jackson Organized -- Sterling Price Appointed Major-General -- Frost's Letter to Lyon -- Lyon's Letter to Frost -- Surrender of Camp Jackson -- Proclamation of Gen. Harney -- Conference between Price and Harney -- Harney Superseded by Lyon -- Second Conference -- Gov. Jackson Burns the Bridges behind Him -- Proclamation of Gov. Jackson -- Gen. Blair Takes Possession of Jefferson City -- Proclamation of Lyon -- Lyon at Springfield -- State Offices Declared Vacant -- Gen. Fremont Assumes Command -- Proclamation of Lieut. Gov. Reynolds -- Proclamation of Jeff Thompson and Gov. Jackson -- Death of Gen. Lyon -- Succeeded by Sturgis -- Proclamation of McCulloch and Gamble -- Martial Law Declared -- Second Proclamation of Jeff Thompson -- President Modifies Fremont's Order -- Fremont Relieved by Hunter -- Proclamation of Price -- Hunter's Order of Assessment -- Hunter Declares Martial Law -- Order Relating to Newspapers -- Halleck Succeeds Hunter -- Halleck's Order No. 18 -- Similar Order by Halleck -- Boone County Standard Confiscated -- Execution of Prisoners at Macon and Palmyra -- Gen. Ewing's Order No. 11 -- Gen. Rosecraus Takes Command -- Massacre at Centralia -- Death of Bill Anderson -- Gen. Dodge Succeeds Gen. Rosecrans -- List of Battles

CHAPTER IX.
EARLY MILITARY RECORD
Black Hawk War -- Mormon Difficulties -- Florida War -- Mexican War

CHAPTER X.
AGRICULTURE AND MATERIAL WEALTH
Missouri as an Agricultural State -- The Different Crops -- Live Stock -- Horses -- Mules -- Milch Cows -- Oxen and Other Cattle -- Sheep -- Hogs -- Comparisons -- Missouri Adapted to Live Stock -- Cotton -- Broom Corn and Other Products -- Fruits -- Berries -- Grapes -- Railroads -- First Neigh of the "Iron Horse" in Missouri -- Names of Railroads -- Manufactures -- Great Bridge at St. Louis

CHAPTER XI.
EDUCATION
Public School System -- Public School System of Missouri -- Lincoln Institute -- Officers of Public School System -- Certificates of Teachers -- University of Missouri -- Schools -- Colleges -- Institutions of Learning -- Location -- Libraries -- Newspapers and Periodicals -- No. of School Children -- Amount Expended -- Value of Grounds and Buildings -- "The Press"

CHAPTER XII.
RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS
Baptist Church -- Its History -- Congregational -- When Founded -- Its History -- Christian Church -- Its History -- Cumberland Presbyterian Church -- Its History -- Methodist Episcopal Church -- Its History -- Presbyterian Church -- Its History -- Protestant Episcopal Church -- Its History -- United Presbyterian Church -- Its History -- Unitarian Church -- Its History -- Roman Catholic Church -- Its History

CHAPTER XIII
ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNOR CRITTENDEN
Nomination and Election of Thomas T. Crittenden -- Personal Mention -- Marmaduke's Candidacy -- Stirring Events -- Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad -- Death of Jesse James -- The Fords -- Pardon of the Gamblers

Source: "HISTORY OF MONROE AND SHELBY COUNTIES, MISSOURI"
WRITTEN AND COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE SOURCES, INCLUDING A HISTORY OF THEIR TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, TOGETHER WITH A CONDENSED HISTORY OF MISSOURI; A RELIABLE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF MONROE AND SHELBY COUNTIES - THEIR PIONEER RECORD, RESOURCES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT CITIZENS; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS OF GREAT VALUE; INCIDENTS AND REMINISCENCES.
ST. LOUIS: NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1884
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1884, by O. P. Williams & CO., In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
St. Louis Mo.: Press of Nixon-Jones Printing Co. Becktold & Co., Book-binders

 


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