THE LOST STATE OF FRANKLIN

By Samuel C. Williams - 1924

Transcribed by Nola Duffy

 

 

CONTENTS

 
 
PREFACE
 
CHAPTER
I.   THE CONTROL OF THE WEST 1
II.   GENESIS OF THE FRANKLIN MOVEMENT 5
III.   THE GREAT BEND OF THE TENNESSEE 13
IV.   THE FIRST CESSION ACT -1784 19
V.   MOVEMENT FORA SEPARATE GOVERNMENT IN THE WEST -1784 27
VI.   REPEAL OF THE CESSION ACT 35
VII.   THE FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION -1784 39
VIII.   THE FRANKLIN MOVEMENT IN VIRGINIA 45
IX.   THE FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY -1785 56
X.   MANIFESTO AND COUNTER MANIFESTO -1785 67
XI.   FRANKLIN'S CAUSE BEFORE CONGRESS -1785 82
XII.   SECOND SESSION OF THE ASSEMBLY -1785 90
XIII.   THE SECOND CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION -1785 94
XIV.   CLEAR SAILING - 1786 99
XV.   STORM CLOUDS GATHER -1786 106
XVI.   FRANKLIN SENDS A COMMISSION TO CAROLINA -1786 114
XVII.   SPAIN AND CLOSURE OF THE MISSISSIPPI -1786 123
XVIII.   FACTORS THAT WORKED FOR CONTINUED SEPARATION -1787 126
XIX.   EFFORTS TO COMPROMISE FUTILE -1787 140
XX.   A HIGH DEBATE -1787 149
XXI.   DEFEAT OF COMPROMISE AND RESULTING VIOLENCE 161
XXII.   A CRY FOR HELP FROM THE CUMBERLAND -1787 170
XXIII.   FRANKLIN AND GEORGIA -1787 177
XXIV.   FRANKLIN AND THE WEST IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION -1787 183
XXV.   CLOSE OF THE CRUCIAL YEAR - 1787. 189
XXVI.   THE SEVIER -TIPTON SKIRMISH - 1788 198
XXVII.   OCCURRENCES ON THE BORDER -1788. 210
XXVIII.   THE LESSER FRANKLIN 218
XXIX.   THE ARREST OF SEVIER -1788 231
XXX.   THE SPANISH INTRIGUE -1788 235
XXXI.   NORTH CAROLINA CONVENTION AND ASSEMBLY 1788 245
XXXII.   THE SECOND CESSION AND AFTERWARDS 249
XXXIII.   MODES OF LIFE 255
XXXIV   TRAVELERS IN FRANKLIN 259
XXXV.   RELIGION IN FRANKLIN 270
XXXVI.   THE PEOPLE OF FRANKLIN 275
XXXVII.   SURVIVAL OF THE CONCEPTION AND SPIRIT 282
 

THE FRANKLINITES

 
JOHN SEVIER 289
ARTHUR CAMPBELL 291
WILLIAM COCKE 294
JUDGE DAVID CAMPBELL 298
LANDON CARTER . 299
JAMES WHITE . . 301
GILBERT CHRISTIAN 303
JOSEPH HARDIN . 304
CHARLES ROBERTSON . . 306
DANIEL KENNEDY . . 307
GEORGE ELHOLM . . 309
HENRY CONWAY 310
FRANCIS A. RAMSEY 311
WILLIAM CAGE . 313
STOCKLEY DONELSON 313
JOSHUA GIST . 314
JOHN ANDERSON 315
JOHN MENEFEE 315
THOMAS AMIS . 315
DAVID CAMPBELL 316
SAMUEL DOAK . 317
GEORGE DOHERTY 317
NATHANIEL EVANS 319
SAMUEL HANDLEY . 319
SAMUEL HOUSTON 320
MOSES AND DAVID LOONEY

322

WILLIAM MURPHEY  323
SAMUEL NEWELL 323
ALEXANDER OUTLAW  324
JAMES REESE  325
CHARLES ROBERTSON, OF GREENE 325
JAMES RODDY 326
VALENTINE SEVIER, II 326
ANDREW TAYLOR  327
PETER TURNEY   327
GEORGE VINCENT  328
SAMUEL WEAR 328

THE ANTIS

EVAN SHELBY  330
JOSEPH MARTIN 331
JOHN TIPTON  334
THOMAS HUTCHINGS 335
ROBERT LOVE  336
THOMAS LOVE 336
GEORGE MAXWELL 337
PETER PARKINSON  337
JAMES STUART  337
   

APPENDIX A

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF FRANKLIN 339
   

APPENDIX B

PETITION OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE WESTERN COUNTRY 348
   

APPENDIX C

PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF 1789  356
   
BIBLIOGRAPHY 359
 
 

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