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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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Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

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(p.186) (p.187) Chapter 10 Changing of the Guard
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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/9780813125770.003.0011

This chapter discusses the second term of Governor Williams, who started his term by dissolving both houses instead of proroguing the lower one. He reasoned that a compliant General Assembly was needed for his second term to be successful, and he secured this by replacing the current body and electing another. The results of this special election completely stunned the governor: the voters picked six of his “most violent and distinguished opponents”. This eventually led to his downfall, and his critics and other residents of Natchez District awaited the fourth and last governor of the territory.

Keywords:   second term, Governor Williams, General Assembly, special election, opponents

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