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    Slavery War In October of 1859 with tensions already running high Americans were stunned to read of the violent raid being conducted by abolitionist John Brown in the sleepy Virginia rail junction of Harpers Ferry News traveled slowly and there was a great deal of speculation about the details and severity of the raid On the morning of October 18 Richmonders were relying on an editorial in The Richmond The Legal Rights of Women in Richmond Date s September 11 1858 Location Tag s Law Women By all accounts Frances Taylor was a kind woman and a caring mother As such she wanted to make sure that her children would be financially secure in the event of her passing The best way that she saw fit to do this was to sell some of the lands she possessed for profit and to pass the others down through her line While she legally owned the property she enlisted the aid of her husband D B The Ledger of a Slave Trader Date s January 2 1857 to January 31 1857 Location Tag s African Americans Economy Slavery For Mlle Templeman and Goodwin of Richmond Virginia January 2 to the 31 in 1857 was a time of rather lucrative business They sold a great deal of merchandise and had made a significant amount of profit In fact their sales business had seen mostly boon time since they first established in Richmond in 1849 However for their merchandise times were not so good They found their families The Tobacco Trade in Virginia Date s January 1 1853 Location Tag s Economy As an appointed Commission Merchant of Virginia William Brown was responsible for reporting on many markets However in 1850 s Virginia there was really only one market that was truly booming and

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    1818 Location KERSHAW South Carolina Tag s Agriculture Economy Education A newspaper article was published on June 27 to announce the formation of a society for the improvement of agriculture called the South Carolina Agricultural Society The objectives of the society were cited as being improving the internal conditions of South Carolina with special interest in Camden County Improvements would be made by discovering new manures and facilitating the collection and Internal Improvements within South Carolina Date s June 6 1818 Location KERSHAW South Carolina Tag s Economy Government Migration Transportation An anonymous citizen published a letter in the Camden Gazette addressed to the inhabitants of Columbia Camden and Charleston expressing his concerns and hopes for the internal improvement of the state of South Carolina He began by saying that although South Carolina held an advantage over other areas in rich natural resources these resources had not been taken advantage of to their full extent Brothers embark on mill buying adventure Date s November 20 1890 to September 11 1891 Location LOUISA Virginia Tag s Agriculture Economy Brothers James Bibb and W E Bibb decided to invest in building a cotton mill James was a real estate developer and W E Bibb was a lawyer They corresponded by mail over several months trying to get other investors involved and talked about financial matters James was the person who was mostly in charge of this deal although he always was asking his brother for advice and of course for more Agricultural Crisis in the South Date s September 16 1819 Location KERSHAW South Carolina Tag s Agriculture Economy A local farmer published a letter in the Camden Gazette in the hopes of bringing the region s epidemic of cotton rot to the public forum for discussion The farmer wrote that there

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    Results The Tobacco Trade in Virginia Date s January 1 1853 Location Tag s Economy As an appointed Commission Merchant of Virginia William Brown was responsible for reporting on many markets However in 1850 s Virginia there was really only one market that was truly booming and that was tobacco His analysis of the Virginia tobacco trade was the most important aspect of his job as the economic prosperity of

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    Government War of 1812 On Wednesday June 3 1812 the United States House of Representatives held a session in which the members decided upon three different questions with regards to the looming war with Britain The first question brought to the House by Mr Quincy of Massachusetts was to have the forthcoming meetings on stating the reasons and causes of having a war against Britain be held with open doors Tecumseh s Indian Unification Crusade Date s November 1 1811 to January 31 1812 Location WISCONSIN Wisconsin Tag s Tecumseh Native Americans Indian Removal Act of 1830 Through the autumn and winter of 1811 and into 1812 Shawnee leader Tecumseh had been on a whirlwind tour to speak to several Indian tribes From the Eastern Seaboard to the Old Northwest to the Southeast to Canada Tecumseh sought to convince all Indian tribes to unify against the growing white intrusion into Indian lands With a fervor born of desperation and necessity Tecumseh addressed the Postal Road Connecting a Young Nation Date s March 4 1812 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Postal Roads War of 1812 In 1812 America was on the brink of war The House of Representatives would congregate and hear various petitions and claims daily but none more curious than those of March 4 1812 Several petitions were submitted and claims were made in the hopes of installing new postal routes in different parts of the country Requests for grants of land for certain individuals were also topics of discussion Southern Marriage Date s August 22 1811 Location HENRICO Virginia Tag s Urban Life Boosterism Women Benjamin Rawlings prepared eagerly for his wedding day His brother James concerned for Benjamin s future wrote to him to give some pre marital advice In the early nineteenth century

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    6 1820 Location Tag s Slavery The Missouri Territory had requested admission to the US as a slave state as early as 1818 This otherwise routine petition became a complicated national debate over slavery At the time the nation held a balance of eleven slave and eleven free states and although Missourians were undivided in their desire for unrestricted slavery implementing such a system in a new state could cause bitter Support for Jackson Date s January 1819 to February 1819 Location Tag s Government Native Americans War In March of 1818 Jackson invaded Florida brought down Fort Negro and seized parts of Florida which was under Spanish control Jackson s actions caused international repercussions Spain protested the invasion which led to the halt of negotiations to buy Spanish Florida The invasion also led Britain to protest the execution of two of its subjects who had never entered the United State territory 18 Days in June Date s June 1 1812 to June 18 1812 Location Tag s War of 1812 Government President Madison was concerned in June 1812 and he asked for the help of Congress Thirty six years after declaring independence from Great Britain the United States found itself on the brink of war again and Congress debated how to handle the seizing of American vessels by the British navy On June 1st the House of Representatives took up a request by President Madison to consider in a secret Secrecy Politics and the War of 1812 Date s June 3 1812 Location Tag s Politics U S Government War of 1812 On Wednesday June 3 1812 the United States House of Representatives held a session in which the members decided upon three different questions with regards to the looming war with Britain The first question brought to the

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    Death Native Americans War Escaping from a United States fort was not always easy to do but still very possible The United States government built Fort King in 1827 to be a buffer between the Seminoles and the whites settling in the region The fort held many captured Indians At Fort King the soldiers responsibilities consisted in keeping the Indians in their territory while protecting the white settlers from Indian raids Battle at Suffolk Date s April 11 1863 to May 4 1863 Location PRINCESS ANNE Virginia Tag s Government Politics War As Confederate troops marched towards Suffolk led by General James Longstreet they could hear the shells and see the signal lights over the site of the battle They were marching to Suffolk because a Union garrison had taken over Hill s Point and Fort Huger which opened the Union to shipping When they arrived at Suffolk the Confederates attacked a Union garrison led by Brig Gen John Peck The Methodist Episcopal Church South Conference Date s March 14 1886 to March 16 1886 Location AUGUSTA Virginia Tag s Church Religious Activity War During mid March 1886 The Methodist Episcopal Church South hosted their conference in Staunton Virginia During the conference the church had different ministers primarily speak on the state of the church and other business matters Theological matters had a strong presence also The church was active in giving money to the Foreign Missionary Society and had increased the amount given each year Operations on the James River near Chesterfield Date s June 21 1862 Location CHESTERFIELD Virginia Tag s Government Law Politics War One Friday in a neighborhood along the James River called Drury s Bluff two Federal gunboats came barreling up the river As the gunboats got closer they began to shoot into the woods

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    act authorizing a detachment of one hundred thousand men from the militia will expire on the A Massachusetts Federalist Opposes Declaration of War Date s June 18 1812 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s War Federalist Government Laban Wheaton On Thursday June 18 1812 the members of the House of Representatives were in session when word came that the Senate had passed a bill An act declaring war between Great Britain and her dependencies and the United States and their territories Tensions with Great Britain had grown in the early 1800s because of conflict with the British Navy The British had impressed over six thousand United Prelude to War American Government After the Embargo Date s March 24 1809 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Embargo of 1807 US Government Federalist Law American Politics Gurdon S Mumford most likely wore his finest on the May 24 1809 as it was the day he was sworn into the House of Representatives While this may have been the most significant event for Mumford Laban Wheaton a seasoned representative and Federalist from Massachusetts knew there were matters of state to be addressed on that day Two petitions were redirected

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    grants to handling Canadian refugees to referring petitions of complaints to other committees As they solved issue after issue a message arrived from President James Madison Madison wrote The act authorizing a detachment of one hundred thousand men from the militia will expire on the A Massachusetts Federalist Opposes Declaration of War Date s June 18 1812 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s War Federalist Government Laban Wheaton

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