The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 181
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to everyone concerned with its history. In general the Papers will
be an invaluable source of American history.
The volume is divided into seven parts and an index. Part I,
which consists of papers relating to the creation of the Territory
of Arkansas, 1818-1819, is of special significance since it contains
certain fundamental documents relative to the period preceding
the final establishment of the territory in 181g-a new territory
carved from the southern portion of the Territory of Missouri.
Utilization of this portion of the volume in relation to Volumes
XIII, XIV, and XV of The Territorial Papers of the United
States, which are concerned with the records of the Louisiana-
Missouri Territory and also include valuable information on the
area organized in 1819 as the Territory of Arkansas, will fill many
gaps in the pre-territorial history of Arkansas.
Part II contains the papers concerning the administration of
Acting Governor Crittenden, July 4, 1819-December 28, 1819.
While the previous part reveals earlier threads of events, this
portion is equally significant, for it brings to light a sizable mass
of material relating to Indian affairs as an interterritorial
Parts III and IV include the papers relating to the first and
second administrations of Governor Miller, December 28, 1819-
December 27, 1824, the date of his resignation. Ill health, which
brought about this resignation, had caused Governor Miller to
request an undue amount of leave from his executive duties, and,
consequently, this imposed considerable responsibility upon for-
mer Acting Governor Crittenden. Parts V and VI contain the
documents in relation to the second and third administrations
of Crittenden, Acting Governor in the absence of Miller during
the years 1823 to 1825. In these parts of the volume the
documents of Indian affairs again take, in number, precedence
over others. In conjunction with those of Parts I and II they
point up the importance of the Indian problem in light of the
later removal of the natives from the region east of the Mississippi
to the Arkansas area. Part VII is the record of civil appointments
for the Arkansas Territory from 1819 to 1836.
The volume consists of seven hundred and seventy-seven docu-
ments. According to the editor, "no more than a score have here-
tofore appeared in any printed form." The papers have been
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955, periodical, 1955; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101158/m1/202/: accessed February 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.