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1787 Don Manuel Perez 5th Lieut. Gov.Lieutenant Governor of Upper Louisiana. *Novem- ber 25th.
1788 L’Annee desdix batteaux. The haunts of the Mississippi pirates
broken up by an armed convoy of ten boats, which arrived in tri-
umph at St. Louis. The event occurred near the mouth of Riviere
aux Liards, (Cottonwood Creek.)
1790 Murder of the son of the king of the Loups, near the place now
called Rock Spring.
1792 Don Zenon Trudeau, sixth Lieut. Gov.Lieutenant Governor of Upper Louisiana.
*July 21st.
1797 L’Annee des Galeres. Several Spanish Galleys arrived at St. Louis
with troops under the command of Don Carlos Howard.
1799 Don Carlos Dehault Delassus seventh and last Lieut. Gov.Lieutenant Governor of Up-
per Louisiana. *August 29th.
1799-1800 L’Annee du grand hiver. Winter of intense cold.
1800 Oct. 1—Louisiana ceded by Spain to France by the treaty of St.
Ildefonso.
1801 L’Annee de la Picotte—Year of the Small Pox. A disease not
known in the Colony until the 13th of April of this year.
1803 April 30—Louisiana ceded by France to the United Stales.
" July 9, 7 o’clock, p. m., the news of the transfer first received at
St. Louis.
" Dec. 20—Formal possession of Louisiana delivered to the United
States Commissioners by Laussat, Colonial Prefect of the French
Republic at New Orleans.
1804 March—Formal possession taken of Upper Louisiana by Captain
Amos Stoddard, U. S.United States Army, who assumed the powers of “Civil and Military Commandant.”
" March 26—Upper Louisiana made the “District of Louisiana,” and
the executive powers of the Governor of the Indiana Territory,
(then William H. Harrison,) extended over the same.
" Nov. 3—Spanish troops evacuate the country.
1805 July 2—Territorial Government established over the District of
Louisiana under the name of the “Missouri Territory.”
1812 January 23—Severe earthquake—New Madrid destroyed.
1819 Arrival of the first steamboat at St. Louis.
1820 Missouri admitted into the Union.
1821 Constitution sanctioned by Con pipff.
1826 Great rise in the Mississippi, the height attained by the river was
not again reached till 1844.
1844 The great flood—river stood 38 feet 1 inch above low water mark;
greatest height ever attained since the settlement of the country.