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Arthur St. Clair and the Northwest Ordinance

Willson, John

Arthur St. Clair and the Northwest Ordinance

by Willson, John

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Published by Hillsdale College Press in Hillsdale, Mich .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Northwest, Old
    • Subjects:
    • St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818.,
    • United States.,
    • Northwest, Old -- History -- 1775-1865.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementeditorial director, Joseph S. McNamara.
      SeriesThe Hillsdale College American heritage series, We the people ;, no. 2
      ContributionsMcNamara, Joseph S., St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE309 .W55 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination58 p. :
      Number of Pages58
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL431291M
      ISBN 100916308758
      LC Control Number98138834

      The items of Arthur St. Clair include a sheriff's writ ( July 7) from Westmoreland County, Pa.; a decree ( Aug. 30) establishing a general court for the Northwest Territory at Marietta, Ohio; a photocopy of Arthur St. Clair's presidential appointment ( Sept. 1) by George Washington as governor of the Northwest Territory; and a letter from Arthur St. Clair to Benjamin Talmadge. Even during the Indian troubles some land purchases and settlements were made in the Northwest. In the , square miles which comprise the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin were for the great part an unbroken wilderness', while in , two years before St. Clair's duties as governor ceased, the census repor people in the Northwest.

      Who was Arthur St. Clair? February 2, — Arthur St. Clair was elected the 9th president of the Continental Congress today. One of his first jobs was to deal with Shay’s Rebellion, because American farmers were up in arms against state and local enforcement of tax collections and judgments for debt. Born in Scotland, St. Clair served in the British Army during the French and Indian War. St. Clair’s proclamation is dated J It is printed in Smith, St. Clair Papers description begins William Henry Smith, ed., The St. Clair Papers: The Life and Public Services of Arthur St. Clair (Cincinnati, ). description ends, II, –

        After the war, he presided over the Continental Congress in when the Northwest Ordinance was drafted. St. Clair’s assignment to Fort Washington followed the lackluster performance of General Josiah Harmar who had led a couple of inconsequential expeditions against the natives in “The Hermitage”, Arthur St. Clair’s Ligonier Valley estate. The property was situated about two miles north of Ligonier Borough and was described on the Direct Tax List as “1 story dwelling house 90′ by 18, wood, 14 windows, 16′ square kitchen, 1 shingled roof barn, 1 grist mill with 2 .


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Arthur St. Clair and the Northwest Ordinance by Willson, John Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book reads like a story being told to twelve-year-olds - short sentences, simple words, broad generalities, and inexactitudes. The first few short chapters deal with the medieval St. Clairs and Arthur's distant ancestor Henry who sailed to Nova Scotia in /5(28). The high point of Arthur St.

Clair's long military career, which began when he was a young British officer in the French and Indian War, came when General George Washington visited his quarters in Trenton, New Jersey on the evening of January 2, Knowing that the British were preparing to attack, Washington asked for his advice.

During the six months before December ofCommanding General, George Washington had retreated from nine consecutive battles with the British in New Jersey and had lost ninety percent of his army.

Brigadier General, Arthur St. Clair answered the call with fresh troops, took over the leadership of a brigade and suggested the strategies of stealth which enabled Washington's army to win the. Books. open all | close all. Popular Tags.

Tag: arthur st clair. Northwest Indian War (–) Published by charlesn on Inthe Northwest Ordinance officially organized the Northwest Territory for white settlement.

American settlers began pouring into the region. Violence erupted as Indians resisted. Arthur St. Clair was a political and military leader in the Ohio country in the years of the American Revolution and the new nation.

He was the first governor of the Northwest Territory. Clair was born on Main Scotland. Some sources list his birth year as or Papers:4 items. The items of Arthur St. Clair include a sheriff's writ ( July 7) from Westmoreland County, Pa.; a decree ( Aug.

30) establishing a general court for the Northwest Territory at Marietta, Ohio; a photocopy of Arthur St. Clair's presidential appointment ( Sept. 1) by George Washington as governor of the Northwest Territory; and a letter from Arthur St. Arthur St. Clair 9th President of the United States in Congress Assembled February 2, to Octo Revolutionary War Major General.

By: Stanley L. Klos. Arthur St. Clair was born in Thurso, Scotland on Ma and died in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on Aug It was the economic strain added to the influence of Duer and Massachusetts Delegate Nathan Dane [38] that persuaded President Arthur St. Clair and key delegates to permit Dr.

Cutler [39] to work directly with the committee assigned the task of drafting the Northwest Ordinance. The Northwest Territory's first governor, Arthur St. Clair, sought to end Native American claims to Ohio land and thus clear the way for white settlement.

Inhe succeeded in getting certain Indians to sign the Treaty of Fort Harmar, but many native leaders had not been invited to participate in the negotiations or had refused to do so. Arthur St.

Clair (Ma [O.S. ]– Aug ) was an American soldier and politician. Born in Scotland, he served in the British Army during the French and Indian War before settling in Pennsylvania, where he held local office. During the American Revolutionary War, he rose to the rank of major general in the Continental Army, but lost his command after a controversial.

The name of Arthur St. Clair should be well-known in the rolls of patriotic Americans who contributed to the founding of this country. Instead, comparatively few people have heard of him, and of those, the event that came most readily to mind and most handily to the history books was the disastrous Battle of 3/5.

Get this from a library. Arthur St. Clair and the struggle for power in the old Northwest, [Kevin Patrick Kopper] -- Situating Governor Arthur St. Clair as the central figure of and focusing on his administration of the Northwest Territory present an accurate and cogent account of.

Arthur St. Clair (Ma [O.S. ] – Aug ) was an American soldier and politician. Born in Scotland, he served in the British Army during the French and Indian War before settling in Pennsylvania, where he held local the American Revolutionary War, he rose to the rank of major general in the Continental Army, but lost his command after a controversial.

Step into the parlor. Considered a forgotten founding father, Arthur St. Clair was involved in every major event that shaped our nation, from military service in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, to political posts in the new United States government.

Arthur St. Clair: The Invisible Patriot - Kindle edition by Phillips, R.W. Dick. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Arthur St. Clair: The Invisible Patriot.

After the Revolution, St. Clair served as a delegate to the Continental Congress for 2 years and in was elected that body’s president. It was during St. Clair’s tenure that Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance, creating the Northwest Territory in the area that now comprises Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

It was also during St. Clair’s tenure that the new US. The Northwest Ordinance ofenacted during St. Clair’s presidency, was Congress’ attempt to regulate the new territory. The Ordinance called for a governor, a secretary, and a court of three judges to administer and regulate the area.

Clair was appointed as the Territory’s first executive. Buy Arthur St. Clair: The Invisible Patriot by Phillips, R.W. Dick (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Arthur St. Clair was a General in the Revolutionary War and the first Governor of the Northwest Territory.

Abstract: Born on Main Scotland, Arthur St. Clair was fortunate enough to attend medical school for a short while. Congress enacted its most important piece of legislation, the Northwest Ordinance, during St. Clair’s tenure as president. Time was running out for the Confederation Congress, however: during St.

Clair’s presidency, the Philadelphia Convention was drafting a new United States Constitution, which would abolish the old Congress. The following books from the Library's collections examine the history of the Northwest Ordinance.

The bibliography contains a selection of books for both general readers and for younger readers. Arthur St. Clair and the Northwest Ordinance by John Wilson. Call Number: EW55 ISBN: Arthur St.

Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory - by Rachel Marian Jarrold A.B. Mt. Holyoke College, In President Thomas Jefferson removed St. Clair as governor of the Northwest Territory for his opposition to Ohio statehood.

A Federalist, St. Clair had experienced difficulty governing the numerous Jeffersonians who had migrated north from Virginia and had no desire to add another state to the new president's increasing majority.

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