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    On Saturday afternoon John D Roland left New York on the steam packet Home bound for Charleston His trip quickly took a turn for the worst By Monday morning the ship encountered a violent hurricane in the waters around Cape Hatteras and was taking on water All hands were at the pumps women included bailing out water but the leak continued to increase After water reached the engine Wanted An Overseer Date s 1847 Location COLUMBIA Florida Tag s Race Relations Slavery Urban Life Boosterism Women As George Gillet Keen would have told you himself he was a man of few words He wanted niggers In particular he wanted the ability to hire an overseer to raise himself to a higher class distinction Some of his hunting buddies had overseers and their constant dialogue about plantation life left Keen on the outside He wanted nothing more in life than a plantation of niggers so I could talk Greene County Goes Yellow with Fever Date s January 1847 to December 1847 Location ORANGE North Carolina GREENE Alabama Tag s Plague Cameron family alabama Slavery Yellow Fever In 1847 inhabitants of the Mississippi River basin had to deal with an outbreak of Yellow Fever Transmitted by mosquitoes Yellow Fever caused symptoms including fevers chills headaches and nausea In the later months of 1847 the letters that overseer Charles Lewellyn sent to Paul Cameron about the condition of his plantation were fraught with the names of slave that were ill recovering Cameron Family Concern for Slave Health Date s October 1846 to December 1847 Location GREENE North Carolina Tag s Slavery Cameron family Medicine Health The good health of a slave was essential to a plantation owner Without healthy slaves there would be no successful plantation and in turn no successful owner This

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    the Steam Packet Home Date s October 10 1847 to 1847 Location Tag s Church Religious Activity Health Death Migration Transportation On Saturday afternoon John D Roland left New York on the steam packet Home bound for Charleston His trip quickly took a turn for the worst By Monday morning the ship encountered a violent hurricane in the waters around Cape Hatteras and was taking on water All hands were

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    and her husband Elias R Wightman to Texas The couple departed Herkimer County New York in 1828 and set out upon a popular route to the West They traveled by boat down the Allegheny to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and the boarded a steamboat bound for New Orleans by way of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers At New Orleans the Helms embarked upon their troubled cruise on the Little Zoe At the time such schooners were the primary means of travel between New Orleans and Texas because their shallow bottoms were less likely to hit the sandbars that existed along the coast of Texas The small ships however were subject to the fickle weather of the Gulf of Mexico Though the Helms found their voyage particularly unpleasant it pales in comparison to the horrific passage of slaves brought from Africa to the American South The South s economy created a great demand for slaves that fueled the trans Atlantic slave trade even after it became illegal in America in 1808 Like Mary Helm enslaved Africans faced hunger and sickness but also bore the added burden of generally inhumane conditions on the journey to America Sources describe the system of transportation as gruesome and ruthlessly efficient Such factors as malnutrition and deprivation of sunlight from prolonged stays below deck made illness and high death rates unavoidable And though the trade was outlawed by the United States in 1808 the illegal trade that continued through portals such as Texas brought about unprecedented horrors for captured Africans Though most of the slaves in Texas were brought from the United States an illegal trans Atlantic slave trade developed as early as 1835 The injustices that took place on slave ships occurred on the seas rather than American soil but the blood shed on such vessels belonged

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    salesman named H B Montague posted an ad in the Richmond Enquirer advertising his services as a middleman in the sales of tobacco Montague had taken out the official license to do this which cost him sixty dollars He also went into detail on his past doings in this realm recalling how he began this enterprise when no one else would and incurred losses at first but he A Clever Child Escapes Flogging Date s February 11 1829 Location FREDERICK Maryland Tag s Education A well prepared young man demonstrated ingenuity and intelligence when his father presented him with the threat of flogging The boy s father was a lieutenant in the US Army a native of Frederick County Maryland Being a lieutenant meant that he was somewhat strict but all he wanted was the best for his son When the boy displeased his father the father examined the cause of his misconduct Kentucky s Senate passes joint resolution to colonize free people of color Date s January 1829 Location FRANKLIN Kentucky Tag s African Americans Migration Transportation Race Relations In January the Cherokee Phoenix and Indians Advocate reported the outcome of the Kentucky State Senate s Joint Resolution There were only three dissenting votes against these two measures The first measure urged Kentucky s statesmen in Washington to endeavor Congress to appropriate money and aid so far is consistent with the Constitution of the United States in colonizing House of Representatives drafts bill for the relief of James Monroe Date s February 25 1829 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Urban Life Boosterism When a memorial of the citizens of Albemarle County Virginia asked Congress to reconsider James Monroe s claims to reimbursement a Select Committee was formed The Select committee did indeed find that the U

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    hearts for we were entering the land of promise Mary Wightman Helm had good reason to rejoice after a most difficult journey to Texas Helm related that the trip usually took a bearable seven days but left without a breeze in the unpredictable Gulf of Mexico her voyage took an astonishing 31 days The ship only carried provisions Alexander Ross writes of his travels as a Fur Trader Date s May 1 1822 Location Tag s Ross Alexander fur trade Economy The value of furs and peltries were increasing causing many adventurers to travel abroad and engage in the fur trade Alexander Ross was raised in Scotland on his father s farm In 1804 He left for Quebec where his journey led him from being a schoolmaster to that of a fur trader In 1822 in a letter to his sister Alexander Ross wrote about his regrets travels and misfortunes abroad All James O Pattie witnesses the return of a Pawnee war party Date s June 20 1824 to August 30 1830 Location Tag s Territory Native Americans James O Pattie on a trip through the southwest of America had been traveling in Pawnee territory for multiple days After enjoying

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    because it was protected in a very good way However the same day some Red Sticks the English term for a faction of Creek Indians who led a resistance movement which culminated in the outbreak of the Creek War in 1813 took the fort and massacred people it contained even women and child News of the fall of Fort Mims reached Nashville 19 days later on September 18 1813 The Red Sticks victory at Fort Mims spread panic through the Southeastern United States frontier The massacre marked the transition from a civil war within the Creek tribe Moscoge to a war between the United States and the Red Stick warriors of the Upper Creek Since Federal troops were occupied with the Northern front of the War of 1812 Tennessee Georgia and the Mississippi Territory mobilized their militias to move against the Upper Creek towns that had supported the Red Sticks cause Even if it was late a meeting was held in Nashville and committees were appointed to confer with Governor Blount and General Jackson Few days later Jackson gathered Tennesseans to form an army Therefore Tennesse was really affected concerned by what had happened at Fort Mims and people wanted

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    of Young Ladies Date s December 2 1816 Location Tag s Education Women December 1816 was a significant month for women in Tennessee Mr and Mrs Arnold coming from Kentucky decided to open an academy for young ladies in Nashville This Academy was very similar to those built for young Tennessean men even if some subjects were specific to women s instruction Thus the married couple taught subjects as significant

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    and would later become governor of the state Original reports sent back to Charleston anticipated that M Duffie would die from his wound The next day two letters were received one from M Duffie and another from a friend both claiming that M Duffie was stable and that they were slowly making the return home The ball was reportedly removed from M Duffie and he quickly healed Dueling was part of the code of honor in the nineteenth century South It was a way to settle disputes and assert power and status The Charleston Courier the most popular newspaper in Charleston covered the duel between M Duffie and Cumming and spoke out against the ritual as something only to be used in extreme circumstances A duel taking place between two prominent politicians was certain to have only strengthened the tradition Dueling was not done over disputes but over one s honor Greenberg argues that an attack on one s honor usually by claiming that he is a liar is what leads to a duel not the actual issue over which the original dispute was based To not duel when challenged would mean that one does not care enough to refute

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