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The above named gentleman, a resident of St. Louis, and a particular friend of ours, is the first colored man that has ever been promoted to the honorable rank of Colonel. Mr. Francis Robertson is, to all intents and purposes, Colonel of the Missouri Colored Militia, and has his staff of captains and officers, just the same as any other Colonel. In this respect, Missouri is ahead of all other States. Colonel Robertson received his commission from the Governor of Missouri. We hope we shall live to see the day when every State in the Union will feel it a duty to appoint men to rank and influence according to their ability, and not with reference to their color. May great success ever attend the worthy Colonel and his Staff.
September 23, 1865, The Christian Recorder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Submitted by: Candi H. 2007]

St. Louis, July 22 – Advices received here by the family of his wife tell of the death by drowning of Lieutenant Powhattan Clark, U.S.A. At Fort Custer, Mont., where he was stationed with his command.
Sourced: The Quincy Morning Whig, July 23, 1893. Transcribed by Debbie Lee]

St. Louis, April 19, 1827
Army Movements
Four companies of the 3d Regiment of the United States’ Infantry, left Jefferson barracks on the 17th inst., in keel boats, under the immediate command of Captain W. G. Belenap, for the purpose of establishing a military post near the mouth of the Little Platte, on the Missouri river.
During the last week our wharf has exhibited a greater show of business than we recollect ever before to have seen; and the number of steam and other boats arriving and departing has been unprecedented. The immense trade which has recently opened between this place and Fever River, at present employs (besides a number of keels) six steam boats, to wit: the Indiana, Shamrock, Hamilton, Muskingum, Mexico and Mechanic. The Indiana and Shamrock, on their return trips, have been deeply freighted with lead, and several keel boats have likewise arrived with the same article. Judging from the thousands of People who have this spring gone to make their fortunes at the Lead Mines, we should suppose that the quantity of lead produced this year, will be tenfold greater than heretofore. Engaged in an enterprise attended with many hardships, and in which success cannot at all times be expected, they have our best wishes for their prosperity. At the same time that it is a lucrative source of wealth to them, it will, ultimately, be one of incalculable advantage to us, as St. Louis will continue to furnish supplies necessary to their subsistence, and the materials connected with the operations which they have embarked in. – Republican.
(Source: Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania May 23, 1827. Submitted by Nancy Piper)


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