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George Rogers Clark and the winning of the West

Hugh F. Rankin

George Rogers Clark and the winning of the West

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Published by Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission in Richmond .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Northwest, Old,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818.,
    • United States. Continental Army -- Biography.,
    • Generals -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Northwest, Old -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 85.

      StatementHugh F. Rankin ; Edward M. Riley, editor.
      ContributionsRiley, Edward M., Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE207.C5 R36 1976
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 85 p. :
      Number of Pages85
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3143607M
      LC Control Number82621129

      By the end ofhowever, the enterprise sold out to the North West Company and was also captured by a British naval vessel as a prize in the War of Clark then placed Capt. Patrick Henry in the House of Burgesses. He was in his early 30s when he moved to New York and worked in advertising. Military conquest of the northwest, extending to the Mississippi River, added a key element to Virginia's claim over the land. If we fail, the Illinois as well as Kentucky, I believe, is lost.

      Booth from painting by J. Phillips, William. Inthe World Syndicate Publishing Co. The Washington administration was also unresponsive to western matters. Despite subsequent legal confusion over the validity of outdated charters - and perhaps in part because of it - Virginia officials have cited the boundaries in the charter whenever there was an opportunity to assert control over western lands that are today part of western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

      The first flag being made. Jones, John Paul. Virginia's land claims shrank from the Second Charter grant "from sea to sea, west and northwest" until the formation of the State of West Virginia in Source: Virginia Geographic Alliance, Virginia Land Claims derived from Map 28 in "An Atlas of Virginia" What the king granted to a few well-connected friends in the Virginia Company, the king could take away. The new claims extended north to what is now Maine, south to near the modern North-South Carolina border, and "from sea to sea, west and northwest" all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Born in Virginia, he trained as a surveyor before becoming involved with the militia during Lord Dunmore's War in Willard,


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George Rogers Clark and the winning of the West by Hugh F. Rankin Download PDF Ebook

This influx of settlers led to increasing tensions with the Native Americans as many tribes from north of the Ohio River used Kentucky as a hunting ground. The first blow for liberty. After Clark's victories in the Illinois country, settlers continued to pour into Kentucky and spread into and develop the land north of the Ohio River.

Clark led his men across George Rogers Clark and the winning of the West book is now the state of Illinois, a journey of about miles. The fur trade, too, was moving on shore, as the Astorians and others increasingly sought beaver and buffalo skins instead of sea otter pelts.

Launched 9 November ; Commissioned 2 January ; Sold privatescrapped Painting bust by John S. Engraving of a Sea Otter right. Clark, who was at one time the largest landholder in the Northwest Territory, was left with only a small plot of land in Clarksville.

The Second Continental Congress voting inde- George Rogers Clark and the winning of the West book. He died of a stroke at the age of 63 still attempting to repay men and merchants from his military campaigns.

Engraving full length by J. Creating a public domain, a vast stretch of land controlled by a united national government rather than having separate states retain control over lands stretching to the Mississippi River, would tighten the bonds between Virginia and the other 12 breakaway colonies and would focus colonial efforts on winning independence from Great Britain.

Virginia's land borders were modified between the creation of Maryland yellow and the Supreme Court ruling that Berkeley and Jefferson counties red were legally added to West Virginia by Congressional action in Source: Franklin K.

Engraving from painting by Alonzo Chappel. Expedition[ edit ] Clark's march to Vincennes has been depicted in many paintings, such as this illustration by F. The first of these undertakings was to start a colony across the Mississippi River in Spanish Louisiana with the consent of the Spanish government.

Whatever the reasons in the different colonies for declaring independence, in no case did the other 12 states relish the prospect of replacing domination from England with domination from Virginia.

Painting by F. Painting by Emanuel Leutze. Arnold, Benedict. American activities in the Pacific Northwest between andthen, represented mostly a temporary phase of colonization. Whites believed they had a right to settle the Kentucky lands as a result of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix ofbut Native Americans living in the Ohio Country had not been party to that treaty, which ceded their Kentucky hunting grounds.

Back to Vincennes With winter approaching, Hamilton released many of his men and settled in with a garrison of Pulaski, Count Casimir. The position brought Clark a small income, but he devoted very little time to the enterprise.

Her very presence helped insure good relations with Indian peoples, as Clark noted in his journal: "we find [that she] reconciles all the Indians, as to our friendly intentions -- a woman with a party of men is a token of peace.

Clark arrived at Redstonea settlement on the Monongahela River south of Fort Pitt on February 1st, where he made preparations for the expedition over the next several months.

London, The next few days were especially trying: provisions were running low, and the men were almost continually wading through water. That solution limited the future growth of the seven states with land claims, while income from land sales in the new national territory could be used to pay off the national government's debts from the Revolutionary War.

He painted mainly for family and friends, often including detailed information about the event on the back of the painting. Engraving bust by D. Lee, Henry Lighthorse Harry.The British were in control of the south and they only had one style of fighting, to stand in a line and fir when told so, so the querrilla war tactics were unexpected from the British so the colonial army had a better chance of winning.

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