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The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817$
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Robert V. Haynes

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125770

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.001.0001

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Security and Settlements

Security and Settlements

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(p.118) (p.119) Chapter 7 Security and Settlements
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The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817
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Robert V. Haynes

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0008

This chapter discusses the need to improve communication with remote areas, such as the Natchez District and St. Stephens. The Congress designated a number of post roads and the establishment of post offices. Tighter security and faster communication was soon needed, and were considered to be more important than the comfort of the passengers traveling along those roads. The chapter also describes the increase of the population of the district due to cotton production, and how the Mississippi Territory was viewed as “the garden of all America”.

Keywords:   communication, Natchez District, St. Stephens, post roads, post offices, security, cotton production, Mississippi Territory

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