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Missouri, Was a part of what was originally known as Upper Louisiana. By the grant of Louis XIV. to Crozat, Sept. 14, 1712, all the country drained by the wat
y or indirectly, into the Mississippi River, is included in the boundaries of Louisiana.
In northern Louisiana were included Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nnorthern Louisiana were included Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.
Below the Missouri the settlements were more rapid.
In 1720 the discovery of lead-mines within its present borders drew adventurers there.
Its oldest to t the Americans, made war on the English, and that country became master of lower Louisiana and Florida.
In 1780 the British from the Lakes attacked St. Louis, but t ke (q. v.) in Illinois saved it from capture.
After the war Spain retained Louisiana, and the country on the east bank of the Mississippi became the property of the District of Louisiana.
The latter was admitted into the Union as the State of Louisiana in 1812.
The name of the District of Louisiana was changed to Missouri,