Louisiana Purchase

History
9:58 am
Fri December 20, 2013

A Proclamation To The Citizens Of New Orleans (1803)

Proclamation to the People of New Orleans, 12/20/1803.
Credit U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

210 years ago today, Governor William C.C. Claiborne issued this document to the people of New Orleans, announcing the United States' purchase of the Louisiana Territory two months earlier.

The proclamation — in three languages — explains the transition from Spain to France to the United States, and clarifies for the people of the city their new rights, and their responsibilities, as newly-minted Americans.

(h/t @wrightbryan3)

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All Things New Orleans
9:33 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

HNOC Celebrates Louisiana's 200th Anniversary

Booker T. Washington Speaking During His Last Pilgrimage in Louisiana, 1915.

Louisiana will celebrate 200 years of statehood this coming April. To commemorate the anniversary, The Historic New Orleans Collection is exhibiting a gallery  of artifacts tracing  the state's history. John Lawrence, the director of Museum  programs for the HNOC, talked about it with WWNO 

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