aiborne made an exposition of Burr's suspected projects.
Bollman, an agent of Burr there, with Swartwout and Ogden, were arrested, and the militia of the Territory were placed at Wilkinson's disposal.
Great excitement now prevailed on the lower Mississippi and on the Ohio and its tributaries.
A series of articles, inspired, no doubt, if not written, by Burr, had appeared in an Ohio newspaper, signed Querist, arguing strongly in favor of the separation of the Western States from the Union.
Srprise became associated in the public mind with the old Spanish plot; and Burr and his confederates, offended by what they deemed Wilkinson's treachery to their cause, associated him with the Spanish intriguers.
These hints, reaching the lower Mississippi, embarrassed Wilkinson; for it was intimated that he was also connected with the schemes of Burr.
General Jackson--who had favored Burr's schemes so long as they looked only towards a seizure of Spanish provinces — alarmed by evidences tha