This I will do—& pay it in two equal annual payments Viz one half on the 1st of Jany next & the ballance the ensuing Jany. (1803) this will certainly be favorable for them as there is no chance of their getting the money from Vigo—but by foreclosing the Mortgage or in this way—I wish you could get Authority from this Company to release any other land which I may purchase from Vigo—& the payments of which to be made to them—
I shall set out for Vincennes in a few days where I hope to see you soon—
Willm H. Harrison
May 9, 1801
Executive Journnal, 3
The Governor [Harrison] Issued a proclamation forbidding all persons from setleing, hunting, and surveying on any of the Indian lands and requiring all officers Civil and Military to remove any that should have setled, and prevent as much as possible any such attempt in future. [Abstract]
June 22, 1801
Executive Journal, 4
- Springville was located on donations 94 and 115, Clark's Grant, about two miles west of Charlestown. There seems to have been a trading post there in the eighteenth century. The town site was plotted in 1800. The home of Jonathan Jennings was nearby. It was a thriving little village of Indian traders until June 9. 1802 when Jeffersonville became the county seat. One of the French traders was named Tully and the Indians called the place Tullytown.
- A court had been established by Governor St. Clair at Clarksville near what is now Jeffersonville, January 8, 1790; see also proclamation of February 3, 1801. June 9, 1802, the governor by proclamation designated Jeffersonville as the county seat and ordered the courts to meet there on August 1, following.