Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes re Louisiana Territory, 14 July 1804

[on or before 14 July 1804]

Stoddert. June 3.

whites blacks
N. of Missouri & West of Misipi 1219 107
[between] Missouri & Platiné creek divids. St. Louis & Genevieve 2519. 560.
Ste. Genevieve from Platiné cr. to Apple creek 1978. 520.
Cape Girardeau & New Madrid from Apple cr. to Little Prairie 2000. 300.
Arkansas & 45. miles up it. 160. 12.
7876 1497
9373.

1. the District of St. Louis extends from the Missouri to Platiné creek

2. that of Ste. Genevieve from Platiné cr. to Apple creek

3. that of Cape Girardeau from Apple creek to the great bend of Mispi next abve. Madrid

4. that of New Madrid from   to Little Prairie

all of these are bounded Westwardly by the river St. Francis

which at Ste. Genevieve is 50. miles distant
at Cape Girardeau 30.
at New Madrid 24.

from Platine creek to the mouth of St. Francis is 370. miles

1. All that portion of Louisiana lying North of the river Missouri, shall constitute one district by the name of the District of St. Charles

2. all that portion which heretofore constituted the district of St. Louis shall be one district by the name of the dist. of St. Louis

3. all that portion which heretofore const. the distr of Ste. Genevieve shall be one district by the name of the distr. of Ste. Genevieve

4. all that portion which heretofore constd. the dist. of Cape Girardeau shall be one distr. by the name of the distr. of Cape Girardeau

5. all that portion which heretofore constd. the distr. of New Madrid and that lying Westward, & Southward thereof to 33.° of latitude shall be one district by the name of the distr. of New Madrid.

6. & all the residue of sd country shall be divided by lines running due West from the Western termination of the present lines dividing the sd districts and each division thereof so formed shall be annexed to & made part of the district to which it is adjacent

Louisiana

probable numbers from latest accounts

St. Andrews. 361
38°-30’ St. Charles 840 1201. 1559


Marais des liards 337.
St. Ferdinand 259
38-15 St. Louis 601.
Carondelet 181. 1493 1939
Marameg 115

37 -52

37 -36 Ste. Genevieve 636
New Bourbon 445 1081 1081. 1402


37°-5’ Cape Girardeau 416


36-34 New Madrid 711
Petite Prairie 46. 1173 2100
35-40 Lance la grace
34-15 Arkansa _____ _____
4948 7000

There shall be a district to be called the district of St. Charles which shall comprehend the town of St. Charles as it’s chief post and all the part of Louisiana North of the river Missouri.

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there shall be one other district to be called the district of St. Louis which shall comprehend the town of St. Louis as it’s chief post, and and all that part of Louisiana South of the Missouri which is nearer to the town of St. Louis than to any other chief post.

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there shall be one other district to be called the district of Ste. Genevieve which shall comprehend the town of Ste. Genevieve as it’s chief post and all that part of Louisiana North of Table river which is nearer the town of Ste. Genevieve than to any other chief post.

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there shall be one other district to be called the district of New Madrid which shall comprehend the town of New Madrid as it’s chief post and all that part of Louisiana from the Table river and a parallel of Latitude Westwardly from it’s Western source to the Southern boundary of the sd territory of Louisiana.

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