This chapter discusses the arrival of the first governor of the Natchez District, Winthrop Sargent, whom the settlers called “His Yankeeship”. He is described as being rather temperamental, and his efforts to organize the militia and the names of his appointees were met with mixed reviews. His other efforts were also considered controversial, such as his decision to create a probate court to administer estates, grant letters of administration, and a host of other functions. Until his impeachment as the governor of the Natchez District, most of Sargent's activities and efforts centered on the militia and upholding the law.
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