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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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“Some Dark Mysterious Business”

“Some Dark Mysterious Business”

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(p.138) (p.139) Chapter 8 “Some Dark Mysterious Business”
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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/9780813125770.003.0009

This chapter discusses the final and third visit of Aaron Burr to Natchez District. He was considered to be the most illustrious visitor to the territory. He had also been linked to an assortment of schemes ranging from establishing a settlement in Louisiana to heading a conspiracy to dismantle the Union and seize Spanish Mexico. However, in the midst of the war against the Spanish, many considered Burr's activities in the district to be rather mystifying. After several accusations, one of which was planning to seize the Union, Burr appeared in court and insisted that he only intended to seize Spanish West Florida and then Mexico.

Keywords:   Aaron Burr, Natchez District, schemes, settlement, Louisiana, conspiracy, Union, Spanish West Florida, Mexico, accusations

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