Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes on Populating Orleans Territory, 1 January 1805


our policy to fill Orleans

but to draw off from Louisiana, except St. Louis

settlers return to Kasks. from mth. Illinois to Ohio
prevent rigorously squatters in Louisa.
Commandants. to prevent squatters

Indians. toll Cis-Misipians over.

Chickasaws. invite to make settlemt back of St. Louis on the
head of St. Francis.—
do every favor to emigrant Chickasaws &c
in time restrain hunting to the emigrants.
Cherokees at St. Francis. encouraged.

Indian commerce.

Moingone river
Ouisconsing. stop English
nations up Missouri.
explore Osages river to source.

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