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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
5, 1801 By proclamation of Morales, citizens of United States are refused deposit in New Orleans, and importation in American bottoms is prohibited......October, 1802 Morales, fearing famine in the province, disregards his regulation and annuls the prohibition......1803 Laussat, the prefect appointed by Napoleon, arrives at New Orleans......March 26, 1803 By treaty at Paris, Napoleon cedes Louisiana to the United States for 60,000,000 francs......April 30, 1803 Casa-Calvo and Salcedo, Spanish commissioners, present the keys of New Orleans to citizen Laussat, who takes possession of Louisiana in the name of France......Nov. 30, 1803 Gen. James Wilkinson encamps on the Mississippi near New Orleans, and the Spanish troops sail for Havana......Dec. 18, 1803 Citizen Laussat as commissioner for France delivers New Orleans to General Wilkinson and W. C. C. Claiborne as commissioners for the United States, leaving left bank of Lakes Borgne and Pontchartrain to the Spanis