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fence. The men on the Holston exulted in all the freshness and gladsome hopefulness of political youth and enterprise; and, in this year, Robertson with a band of hunters took possession of the surpassingly fertile country on the Cumberland Chap. VIII.} 1779. river. Clark could not pursue his career of victories, for the regiment designed for his support had been diverted, and thus the British gained time to re-enforce and fortify Detroit. Butler's History of Kentucky, 113. But Jefferson, then governor of Virginia, gave instructions to occupy a station on the Mississippi, between the mouth of the Ohio and the parallel of 36° 30′; and in the spring of 1780, Clark, choosing a strong and commanding situation five miles below the mouth of the Ohio, established 1780. Fort Jefferson as the watch on the father of rivers. Could the will of Charles the Third of Spain defeat the forethought of Jefferson? Could the intrigues of Florida Blanca stop the onward wave of the backwoodsme