Saturday, November 9, 2013

General Wilkinson And The Louisiana Purchase

Jim's Photo From Downtown New Orleans

From the History of New Orleans, Volume 3by John Smith Kendall:

On November 9, 1803, he [William Charles Cole Claiborne]  received an appointment by President Jefferson as a commissioner, with Gen. James Wilkinson, to receive from France the Louisiana Purchase, and to succeed the Spanish governor until a government for the new territory be established.

More about the colorful character, General James Wilkinson, here.

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