Box 27, Folder 1: Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin, 1844

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Sauk war

and the St. Peters, and back by north shore of Lake Superior.

In 1832 another expedition passed through the country under the direction of Schoolcraft and from his pen we have a volume published in 1834 being a "Narrative of an Expedition through the upper Mississippi to Ithasca Lake the actual source of that river."

The Sauk war which broke out this year 1832 perhaps did more than any thing else to turn the attention of Emigrants and others to this country by brining it into notice. It is not proposed here to enter into details concerning the Indian disturbance having but little to add to what has already been published upon the subject-

Soon after these troubles were ended the lands were surveyed by order of the government and not till then was commenced that rapid settlement of the country which has now filled it with a population [but little short] of at least a hundred thousand souls.

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45 Historical Summary

Since this country became a portion of the United States, Wisconsin has successfully been under the government of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois & Michigan. The territory once belonged to Virginia, or at least she has now the full credit of having ceded it together with all the "territory south west of this river" to the United States. Up to the year 1800 Wisconsin was under the authority of the Territorial Government established in Ohio. In that year she was attached to "Indiana Territory" and remained so until 1809 when the "Illinois Territory" was organized, extending north to Lake Superior & of course including Wisconsin. When Illinois took her place in the Union in 1818, our Territory was finally attached to Michigan, and remained so until the organization of the present Territorial Government in 1836.

[We see therefore that Wisconsin] have been under the Government of France from 1670 to 1759 or 89 years of Great Britain from 1759 to 1794 or 35 " Of Virginia & Ohio from 1794 to 1800 6 Of Indiana from 1800 to 1809 9 Of Illinois from 1809 to 1818 9 Of Michigan from 1818 to 1836 18

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We see therefore that within the space of one hundred and sixty six years Wisconsin has been ruccessively ruled by two kings, one state, and four Territories, and have finally set up for ourselves, without any great and exciting events to produce these revolutions. The citizens have submitted to each change without a struggle or a murmer.

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47 Works relative to Wisconsin

To such as are desirous of further investigating the History of Wisconsin the following works may be consulted.

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Marquette's Travels La Salle Travels by Fonti (collections of N.Y. His. Soc. vol. 2) Hennepins Narrative LaHontans' New Voyages in Canada Charlevoix's Voyage to N. America. Henry's Travels Carver's Travels McKenzie's Voyages Pikes Journal Schoolcraft's Narrative 1820 Long's 2d Expedition 1823 Schoolcrafts Expedition to Ptasca Lake 1832 Historical Sketches of Michigan Drake's Life of Black Hawk.

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The following list of articles in Sillimans Journal of Science relating more or less to Wisconsin: 49

[Works relative to Wisconsin; crossed out; omit].

"Account of the native copper of L. Superior by Henry R. Schoolcraft"-vol 3 p 201-1821

Notice of the plants collected by Prof. D.B. Douglass in the Expedition under Gov. Cass.- by John Torrey- vol. 4 p 56-1821

On the Genera Unio and Alamodonta, by D.W. Barnes containing descriptions of Shells bought from Wisconsin by the Expedition under Governor Cass- vol 6 p 107 & 258-1823

Notice of Meteorological Registers 1822-5 at the Military ports of the United States- vol 12 p 149-1827

Report of J.L. Tiasks on the most northwestern point of the Lake of the Woods. vol 15 p 41-1829

On the variations of level of the Great Lakes by Geol H.A.S. Dearborn-vol 16. p. 78-1829

Remarks on the supposed tides of the N. American Lakes by May Henry Whiting-vol. 20 p 205-1831

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