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1787-Ordinance of Congress passed, for the government of the

northwestern Territory. 1787–Major John F. Hamtramck stationed at Vincennes. 1788-Congress grants lands to settlers at Vincennes. 1789–Failure of the crops about Vincennes. 1789--Resolutions of the inhabitants of Vincennes, concerning

the cultivation of the commons. 1789--Hardin's expedition against the Wabash Indians. 1790--Harmar's expedition against the Miami Indians. 1790-Hamtramck's expedition against the Wabash Indians. 1790-Publication of Hamtramck's ordinance, prohibiting the

inhabitants of Vincennes from selling any part of their

lands or their slaves,” without permission. 1791–Scott's expedition against the Wabash Indians. 1791–Wilkinson's expedition against the Wabash Indians. 1791–St. Clair's expedition against the Miami villages. 1792–Indian treaty at Vincennes. 1793–Failure of attempts to make treaties of peace with the

Miami Indians and their confederates. 1794–Fort Wayne erected at the head of the river Maumee. 1795–Treaty of peace, &c. between the United States and the

Miami Indians and their confederates. 1795--Settlement made at Armstrong's station, within the pre

sent limits of Clark, count 1796--The French traveller, Volney, visited Vincennes. 1796--Dancing parties twice a week at Fort Wayne. 1797-Emissaries of Spain among the Miamies and Delawares. 1798-Several trading posts established on the Wabash and its

tributaries. 1799_Col. Hamtramck received orders to take command of all

the troops and posts from Pittsburgh westward to the

Mississippi. 1799–Election of members of the first Territorial Legislature. 1800-Northwestern Territory divided, and Indiana Territory

erected. 1800-Government of the Indiana Territory commenced on the

4th day of July. 1800_First mail route established between Louisville and Vin1801--Governor and Judges held their first legislative session at

Vincennes, in January. 1801-First General Court of the Indiana Territory began its

session at Vincennes, March 3d. 1802-General convention on the subject of slavery, held at

Vincennes. 1803—Louisiana attached to Indiana Territory. 1803—Indian treaties, at Fort Wayne, and Vincennes.


1804-Land office established at Vincennes. 1804--Indian treaty at Vincennes. 1804–First newspaper printed at Vincennes, by Elihu Stout,

July 4. 1805-Indiana Territory divided, and Michigan Territory

erected. 1805-Territorial Legislature organized.-Benjamin Parke cho-

sen delegate to Congress. 1805--Indian treaties at Vincennes. 1806--Second meeting of the Territorial Legislature. 1806—Act passed by the Territorial Legislature" to prohibit

the giving or selling intoxicating liquors to Indians within

forty miles of Vincennes in the county of Knox.” 1807—Third session of the Territorial Legislature. 1807--Indiana University incorporated. 1807_Land ofhce established at Jeffersonville. 1808_Fourth session of the Territorial Legislature. 1808- The Shawanee Prophet settled on the Wabash. 1808–Right of suffrage extended in the Indiana Territory. 1808-Horse stealing made punishable by death. 1809–Fifth session of the Territorial Legislature. 1809—Indian treaties at Vincennes, and Fort Wayne. 1809—First meeting at Vincennes for the purpose of forming an

Agricultural Society. 1809—The Territory infested with gangs of horse thieves and

counterfeiters. 1809- Indiana Territory, divided, and Illinois Territory erected. 1810—Sixth session of the Territorial Legislature. 1810—People of the territory excited on the subjects of Indian

treaties, Indian depredations, slavery, taxes, territorial

legislation, courts, &c. 1810-Indian council at Vincennes. 1810–Messengers and spies sent among the Delawares and

Miamies. 1811-Seventh session of the Territorial Legislature. 1811Fort Harrison built. 1811–Right of suffrage extended in Indiana Territory. 1811-General orders for organizing the militia of the territory. 1811-Gov. Harrison's expedition against the Prophet's town. 1811-Indian council at Fort Harrison. 1812– Public meetings held in the territory, approving the de

claration of war against Great Britain. 1812—Massacre at Pigeon Roost, within the present limits of

Scott county: 1812-Gen. Hopkins' expeditions against the Wabash Indians. 1812_Col. Campbell's expeditions against the Mississinewa 1812_Col. Russell's expedition against the Illinois Indians.



1812-Fort Wayne besieged by Indians. 1812–Fort Harrison attacked by Indians. 1812–Lieut. Richardson and small party defeated by Indians a

few miles below Fort Harrison. 1812—Indian villages on Elkhart destroyed. 1812–General orders issued for building blockhouses in the ter.

ritory. 1813--Eighth and pinth sessions of the Territorial Legislature. 1813–Col. Bartholomew's expedition against the Delaware 1813–Skirmish at Tipton's island. 1813--Col. Russell's expedition against the Mississinewa towns. 1813—Companies of mounted rangers organized for the protec.

tion of the frontiers. 1813–Seat of government removed from Vincennes to Corydon. 1814–Tenth and eleventh sessions of the Territorial Legislature. 1814--Destruction of the records of Knox county by fire. 1814-Bank of Vincennes chartered. 1814-Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank of Indiana chartered. 1814--A new fort erected on the site of old Fort Wayne. 1814--New Harmony settled by Frederick Rappe and his asso.

ciates. 1815–Twelfth session of the Territorial Legislature. 1815--Lieut. Morrison, with a small detachment, surprised and

defeated by Indians between Bosseron and Fort Harrison. 1815--Messengers sent among the Indian tribes to inform them

that peace had been made between the United Statès and

Great Britain. 1816--Act of Congress passed, to enable the people of Indiana

Territory to form a Constitution and State Government. 1816-An election for delegates to the Convention, to form a

State Constitution, was held throughout the Territory on

Monday, May 13. 1816—Indian council at Fort Harrison, 1816-A Convention, for the purpose of forming a State Consti.

tution, begun its session at Corydon, on Monday, the 10th of June, and continued to sit from day to day until it completed its labors, and adjourned sine die on the 29th of June. The following are the names of the members of

this Convention. Wayne county-Jeremiah Cox, Patrick Baird, Joseph Holman, Hugh Cull.

Franklin county-William H. Eads, James Brownlee, Enoch McCarty, Robert Hanna, jr., James Noble.

Dearborn county-James Dill, Solomon Manwaring, Ezra Ferris.

Switzerland county William Cotton.

Jefferson county-David II. Maxwell, Samuel Smock, Naihaniel Hunt.

Clark county_Jonathan Jennings, James Scott, Thomas Carr, John K. Graham, James Lemon.

Harrison county-Dennis Pennington, Davis Floyd, Daniel C. Lane, John Boone, Patrick Shields.

Washington county-John Depauw, Samuel Milroy, Robert McIntire, William Lowe, William Graham.

Knox county-John Johnson, John Badollet, William Polke, Benjamin Parke, John Benefiel.

Gibson county-David Robb, James Smith, Alexander Devin, Frederick Rappe.

Warrick county-Daniel Grass.
Perry county-Charles Polke.
Posey county--Dann Lynn.

Jonaihan Jennings was elected President of the Convention, and William Hendricks, Secretary. 1816—State of Indiana admitted into the Union, by resolution

of Congress, 11th December. 1820--The site of the present seat of government selected by

commissioners. 1825-Seat of government removed from Corydon to Indian.

apolis. 1834_State Bank chartered. 1836— Law passed to provide for a general system of internal

improvement, 1839—An act passed to provide for ascertaining the number of

Deaf Mutes in the State. 1842–Imprisonment for debt abolished. 1842–Law passed to provide for the continuance of the con

struction of all or any part of the public works of this State by private companies, and for abolishing the Board of Internal Improvements, and the offices of Fund Com

missioner and Chief Engineer. 1843—-Joint resolution passed authorizing and requiring the

Governor to collect plans and information preparatory to the immediate erection of a Lunatic Asylum in the

State. 1843-A tax of two mills on the hundred dollars levied for the

purpose of supporting a Deaf and Dumb Asylum in the

State. 18.14-Same tax continued. 1814--A tax of one cent on the hundred dollars levied to raise

a fund for the erection of a Lunatic Asylum.


Governors of Indiana, from 1800 to 1844.

FROM OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS. 1. William Henry Harrison, from 13th May, 1800, to 1812. 2. John Gibson, acting Governor, from 1812 to 1813. 3. Thomas Posey, from 1813 to Nov. 7th, 1816. 4. Jonathan Jennings, from Nov. 7th, 1816, to Dec. 4th, 1822.

ELECTION OF 1816. For Governor Jonathan Jennings,

5,211 Thomas Posey,

3,934 Lt. Governor - Christopher Harrison,

6,570 John Vawter,

847 Abel Finley,

18 John Johnson,

14 Davis Floyd,

13 Amos Lane,

12 ELECTION OF 1819. For Governor-Jonathan Jennings,

9,168 Christopher Harrison,

2,007 Samuel Carr,

80 Peter Allen, Lt. Governor - Ratliff Boon,

7,150 John Depauw,

James McKnight,
Dennis Pennington,
Christopher Harrison,

Abraham Markle, 5. William Hendricks, from Dec. 4, 1822, to Feb. 12, 1825. (J. B. Ray, acting Governor till Dec. 7, 1825.)

ELECTION OF 1822. For Governor-William Hendricks, (no opposition,) 18,340 Lt. Governor-Ratliff Boon,

7,809 William Polke,

4,044 Erasmus Powell,

3,603 David H. Maxwell,

2,366 6. James B. Ray, from Dec. 7, 1825, to Dec. 7, 1831.

ELECTION OF 1825. For Governor--James B. Ray,

13,040 Isaac Blackford,

10,418 Scattering,

12 It. Governor -- John H. Thompson,

10,781 Samuel Milroy,

7,496 Dennis Pennington,

1,496 Elisha Harrison,

1,434 General W. Johnston,

851 Scattering,


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