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XIII. 1759-1763–THE CONSPIRACY OF PONTIAC; ATTACK UPON DETROIT.
Destruction of the British Posts and Settlements....
XIV. SIEGE OF DETROIT; PONTIAC RALLIES THE WESTERN TRIBES.
His Submission and Death.......
XV. ILLINOIS AS A BRITISH PROVINCE.
Partial exodus of the French; Their dislike of English Law, and the restoration
of their own by the Quebec Bill; Land Grants by British Commandants;
Curious Indian Deeds; Condition of the Settlements in 1765, by Capt. Pitman;
Brady's and Meillets's Expeditions to the St. Joseph in 1777-1778............ 162
XVI. CONQUEST OF ILLINOIS BY GEORGE ROGERS CLARK..
XVII. CLARK OBTAINS POSSESSION OF VINCENNES.
Treaties with the Indians; Vincennes falls into the hands of the English and
is recaptured by Clark.
XVIII. 1778-1787–ILLINOIS UNDER VIRGINIA.
The French take the Oath of Allegiance; Illniois County; American Immi-
grants: La Balme'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 1790; 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.
XX. 1800-1809– ILLINOIS AS 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 Vincennes in 1805; Statutes of
XXI. 1809—ILLINOIS 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-Seperationists; Condition and Population of the Territory. 241
XXII. INDIAN TROUBLES IN ILLINOIS PRECEDING THE WAR OF 1812.
The Conntry put in a State of Defence by the organization of Ranging Com-
panies apd the building of Block Houses and Stockade Forts; Gov. Edwards
sends an envoy to Gomo's Village; Battle of Tippecanoe; Indian Council at
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 inbabi-
tants prisoners; Second Expedition to Peoria Lake; Indian Murders; Illinois
and Missouri send two expeditioas up the Missouri in 1814: Their Battles and
XXV. CIVIL AFFAIRS OF THE ILLINOIS TERRITORY FROM 1812 TO 1818.
Meeting of the Legislature; The Members; Laws: Conflicts between the Legis-
lature and Judiciary; Curious Acts; Territorial Banks; Commerce; First
Steamboats; Pursuits of the People......
XXVI, ORGANIZATION OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT.
Administration of Gov. Bond; Our Northern Boundary; First Constitutional
Convention and something of the instrument framed; Gov. Bond; Lieut.-Gov.
Menard; Meeting of the Legislature and election of State Officers; First
Supreme Court; Harl Times and First State Bank; Organization of Courts. 293
XXVII ADMINISTRATION OF GOV COLES.
A resume of Slavery in Illinois from its earliest date; Indentured Slaves
Black Laws; Life and Character of Gov. Coles; The effort to make Illinois a
Slave State in 1824..
XXVIII. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS.
Legislative-Reorganization of the Judiciary; Chief Justice Wilson; Hubbard
as Governor ad interim; Population of 1820; Visit of Layfayette....
XXIX. ADMINISTRATION OF GOV, EDWARDS.
Campaign of 1826; The Gubernatorial Candidates; Contest between Daniel P.
Cook and Joseph Duncan for Congress; Character of Edwards' speeches; His
charges against the State Bank Officers and result of the inquiry into their
conduct; Repeal of the Circuit Court System; Gov. Edwards claims for the
State title to all public lands within her limits....
XXX. 1830-A RETROSPECT.
Advance of the settlements; Note; Galena, its early history; Origin of the
term "Sucker:" Douglas' humorous account of it; Trials and troubles of
Pioneers in new counties; European Colonist; Financial condition of the
State; Trade and Commerce; Early Mail Routes; Newspapers and Literati;
Politics of the People; Militia System......
XXXI. ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. REYNOLDS.
The Gubernatorial Candidates; Their Lives and Characters; The Campaign;
The Wiggins' Loan; Inpeachment of Supreme Judge Smith; W.L. D. Ewing
Governor for 15 days.....
XXXII, BLACK HAWK WAR.
Winnebago Hostilities; Indians unable to resist the encroachments of the
Miners; Coalition with the Sioux; Attack on a steamboat; Compelled to sue
2. Sacs and Foxes; Blackhawk; Keokuk; Sac Villages; Invasion of the State;
Militia and Regulars brought into requisition; March to the scene of danger;
Black Hawk compelled to enter into a treaty of peace.......
XXXIII, 1842-SECOND CAMPAIGN OF THE WAR.
Blackhawk induced by White Cloud to recross the Mississippi; Refuses to obey
the order of Gen. Atkinson to return; State forces reorganized; March to
Rock River and unite with the Regulars; Army proceeds up the river in
pursuit of the enemy; Battle of Stillman's Run; Call for fresh troops; The
old forces disbanded....
XXXIV, 1832—THIRD CAMPAIGN OF THE WAR.
Requisition for additional troops; Attack on Apple Creek Fort; Capt.Stephens'
Encounter with the Indians; Organization of the New Levies; Battle of
Kellogg's Grove; Battle of the Wisconsin.....
XXIV–1822_CLOSE OF THE WAR.
Pursuit of the Indians ; Battle of Bad Axe ; Arrival of Gen, Scott; Treat-
ies with the lodians ; Eastern tour of the Prisoners; Death of Black Hawk. 401
XXXV1-1834-1838-ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. DUNCAN.
The Campaign; Life and Character of Duncan ; More State Banks and what
became of them ; Slavery Agitation by Lovejoy; his death.....
XXXVII-STATE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM.
XXXIII–1838-1842-ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. CARLIN.
Continuance of the subject of Internal Improvement; Collapse of the grand
system; Hard Times; Reorganization of the judiciary in 1841...
XXXIX-1842-1846– 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......
XL-THE ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN CANAL.
Trials and troubles incident to its construction.....
XLI--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...
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 inbabitants.. 508
XLIII-ILLINOIS IN THE MEXICAN WAR.
XLIV--CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF 1847, AND SOMETHING OF THE
ORGANIC LAW FRAMED BY IT...
XLV–1846-1852--ADMINISTRATION 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
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; Correspondenc of Messrs. Breese and Douglas.....
XLVII-OUR FREE OR STOCK BANKS.
How a bank might be started; The small note act; Panic of 1854; Revulsion
of 1857; Winding up.....
XLVIII–1853-1857-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...
XLIX-DUELS IN ILLINOIS AND ATTEMPTS AT DUELS.
Affairs of honor and personal dishculties,..
L-1852-1856--ORGANIZATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
The Illinois Wilmot Proviso; Dissolution of the Whig party; Repeal of the
Mo. Compromise; Intense political feeling; Douglas denied free speech in
Chicago: Knownothingism: Democratic and Republican Conventions of
1856; Result of the campaign; Lincoln's plea for harmony at the Chicago
LI–1857-1861--ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. BISSEL.
Life and character of the Governor, Gross attack upon him in the Legisla-
ture on account of his dueling affair, Turbulence of party strife and want
of official courtesy, Disgraceful action in organizing the house, Apportion-
ment bills of 1857-9, Canal scrip fraud, The Macalister and Stebbins
LII--OUR SENATORS IN CONGRESS.
Their lives and characters; Senatorial contest between Lincoln and Douglas
LIII--1861-1865--ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. YATES.
Party conventions of 1850; The two great labor systems of the country in di-
rect antagonism; Life and character of Gov. Yates; Lieut. Gov. Hoffman;
Condition of the State and comparative growth since 1850..
LIV-ILLINOIS IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION.
Slavery; Sectional antagonism ; Secession; Inauguration of Lincoln; Call for
volunteers; Proclamation of Gov. Yates; Uprising of the people........
LV--1861-1864--ILLINOIS IN THE REBELLION.
Unprecedented success in furnishing men; Patriotic efforts of women; Mil-
itary operations within the State...
LVI--1861-2--ILLINOIS IN MISSOURI.
Battles of Lexington, Monroe, Charleston, Fredericktown, Belmont and Pea
LVII--1861-2--ILLINOIS ON THE CUMBERLAND, TENNESSEE AND MISSISSIPPI.
Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson ; Capture of Columbus, New Madrid
and Island No. 10...
LVIII--1862--ILLINOIS IN NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA.
Battle of Pittsburg Landing; Mitchell's campaign; Siege of Corinth....
LIX--1862--ILLINOIS IN KENTUCKY, NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND MIDDLE
Battles of Perryville, Bolivar, Britton's Lane, luka, Corinth and Stone River. 785
LX--1862-3--ILLINOIS IN THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGNS.
Movements on the Mississippi, Battles of Coffeeville, Holly Springs, Par-
ker's Cross Roads, Chickasaw Bayou and Arkansas Post.
LXI--1863--ILLINOIS IN THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGNS.
Battles of Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hills and Black River :
Grierson's Raid , Siege and capture of Vicksburg...
LXII--ILLINOIS IN THECHATTANOOGA CAMPAIGN.
Battles of Chicamauga, Wauhatchie, Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge,
Relief of Knoxville......
LXIII--1864--ILLINOIS IN THE ATLANTA AND NASHVILLE CAMPAIGNS.
Battles of Rocky Face Mountain, Resaca, New Hope Church, Peach Tree
Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Alatoona, Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville... 836
LXIV--1864-5--ILLINOIS IN TAE MERIDIAN CAMPAIGN.
RED RIVER EXPEDITION, REDUCTION OF MOBILE; SHERMAN'S MARCH
TO THE SEA; REDUCTION OF WILMINGTON; MARCH THROUGH THE
CARULINAS; CLOSE OF THE WAR.........
LXV--POLITICAL AND PARTY AFFAIRS DURING THE REBELLION.
Sentiments of the Illinois Democracy in the winter of 1860-1; Patriotic feeling
on the breaking out of hostilities irrespective of party as inspired by
Douglas; Revival of partisan feeling; Constitutional Convention of
1862 ; Its high pretensions, Conflict with the Governor, Some features of
the instrument framed, it becomes a party measure, The vote upon it;
Party Conventions of 1862; The last Democratic Legislature ; Frauds in pass-
ing bills; Reaction among the people against the Peace movement; Military
arrests; Suppressing the Chicago Times; Secret Politico-Military Societies;
Democratic mass Convention of June 17th, 1863, Republican mass Conven-
tion, Sept., 1863; Peace meetings of 1864. Note--Chicago Conspiracy... 866
LXVI--ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. OGLESBY.
Republican and Democratic State Conventions of 1864; Lives and character of
Oglesby and Bross; Prosperity and condition of the State during the Rebel-
lion; Legislation, political and special, in 1865-7; Board of Equalization
established; Location of the Agricultural College; Illinois Capitals and
their removal; History of the Penitentiary....
LXVII--1869-'73--ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. PALMER.
Republican and Democratic State Conventions, Life and character of Gov.
Palmer, Legislation, the tax grabbing law, Lake Front bill, &c. The Con-
stitution of 1870, The great Chicago fire...
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 32, 33,
34, 35, 41, 42, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64; the Death of
Lovejoy in 36, and "Note, Conspiracy of Chicago," in 65, bare
been written by Mr. DAVIDSON.
Chapters 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31,
36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 65, 66 and
67, have been written by Mr. STUVE.