Saturday, November 30, 2019

1814 Letter About Tammany Rivers

From the Louisiana Digital Archives comes this letter written on July 9, 1814, by Thomas Robertson at Baton Rouge, La., to his sister, M.B. [Miss Mary B.] Robertson of Richmond, Va, in which he describes the Bogue Chitto, Tickfaw, Tchefuncte, and Tanghipahoa rivers in St. Tammany Parish, as well as Baton Rouge, La. 

He comments on the insects, scenery, resources, crops, and usefulness of the land for agriculture, and mentions his visit with and election of Fulwar Skipwith of Baton Rouge. Robertson also comments on the allegiance of the residents of the Florida Parishes to the United States and the emigration of some French and Spanish Louisianans to Campeache in Spanish Texas.   

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