Pleasant had, in fact, broken the law—which punished anyone who aided people escaping slavery—as a member of the Underground Railroad, along with her first husband James Smith. Less than a month after the Pains and Penalties Act was passed, Ohio insisted Toledo was theirs and asked to have the border drawn a fifth time -- and had the Ohio Militia present during the surveying. At the time, the furthest western border of the country was the Mississippi river. Michigan retaliated by founding the city of Toledo in , and Monroe County where it lies, in As the story goes, she had a dream in which a man told her the ingredients for a hair-growing tonic.
What was the Toledo War?
When Jackson's paperwork for Horner had gone through and been validated, Michigan voters had already re-elected Mason as governor. People were arraigned for either being Ohio loyalists or interfering with arrest of loyalists. Having lost patience with Stevens T. View Slideshow 1 of 5. It can also instigate events so foolish, yet so seriously regarded by participants, that war itself becomes a comedy.
Let's make a deal: years ago today Michigan traded Toledo for the U.P. | News Hits
This guide has everything from restaurants to parks to local music. Click here for details. Politics was more important than geography, and Michigan was saddled with the problem--never satisfactorily resolved--of uniting two areas which nature, for many thousands of years, has set asunder. When they transmitted this proposal to Lucas, he naturally rejected it. The maps below show the two areas involved in the settlement of the dispute. Documents , Primary Sources. Swayne, William Allen, and David T.
Michigan Sheriffs continued to try and arrest Ohioans. Mason, called for a constitutional convention for statehood anyway. The "war" unofficially ended on December 14, , at a second convention in Ann Arbor that passed a resolution to accept the terms set forth by the Congress. Ohio wanted its borders defined in such a way that guaranteed it the Maumee River watershed and the rest of the southern shore of Lake Erie. Ohio, meanwhile, tried to find support for its cause in Washington.
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