Notes: VIII. Missouri Legislator

Notes for William Becknell: VIII. Missouri Legislator

Note 1. The following page of the Missouri State Archives website provides an historical listing of legislators, including Becknell: http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/historicallistings/molegb.asp.

Note 2. Index to Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Missouri at the First Session of the Fifth General Assembly, 1828, The State Historical Society of Missouri, p. 3.

Note 3. History of Saline County, Missouri, St. Louis, Mo.: Missouri Historical Company (1881), p. 217.

Note 4. Indictment, 1830, Saline County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 2 (Microfilm C29915), Missouri State Archives.

Note 5. Continuance and bond, Nov. 18, 1830, State v. William Becknell and William Allen Gwinn, Saline County, Mo., Circuit Court Book 1, p. 175 (Microfilm C29915), Missouri State Archives.

Note 6. Jury verdict, June 27, 1831, State v. William Becknell and William Allen Gwinn, Saline County, Mo., Circuit Court Book 1, p. 198 (Microfilm C29915), Missouri State Archives.

Note 7. Zachariah Hanks sued Becknell and J.F. Smiley for “trespass” in 1829, but only one reference to that case survives. See Saline County, Mo., Circuit Court Book 1, p. 149 (Microfilm C29915), Missouri State Archives.

Note 8. Dr. John Sappington, The Theory and Treatment of Fevers, Arrow Rock, Mo.: published by author (1844).

Note 9. E.D. Sappington to M.M. Marmaduke, June 18, 1830, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 6, Missouri History Museum.

Note 10. Complaint, Mary Ann Parsons v. Augustine Parsons alias Alonzo Pearson, Saline County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 3, Folder 155 (Microfilm C29916), Missouri State Archives; Order, Nov. 18, 1830, Mary Ann Parsons v. Augustine Parsons alias Alonzo Pearson, Saline County, Mo., Circuit Court Book 1, p. 173 (Microfilm C29915), Missouri State Archives.

Note 11. Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Missouri at the First Session of the Sixth General Assembly, The State Historical Society of Missouri, p. 82 (Dec. 8, 1830).

Note 12. Ibid., p. 86 (Dec. 9, 1830).

Note 13. Ibid., p. 118 (Dec. 17, 1830).

Note 14. Ibid., p. 123 (Dec. 18, 1830).

Note 15. Journal of the Senate of the State of Missouri at the First Session of the Sixth General Assembly, The State Historical Society of Missouri, p. 95 (Dec. 20, 1830).

Note 16. Ibid., pp. 101, 104 (Dec. 22-23, 1830). Boggs would serve as governor of Missouri from 1836 to 1840.

Note 17. Ibid., pp. 106-07 (Dec. 24, 1830).

Note 18. William Becknell to Dr. John Sappington, Dec. 24, 1830, John Sappington Papers, 1803-1887 (C1027), Folder 18, The State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection.

Note 19. John Miller to M.M. Marmaduke, Dec. 26, 1830, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 6, Missouri History Museum. Senator Miller represented the 15th District. Coincidentally, the Missouri governor at the time was also named John Miller.

Note 20. Edward Bates to M.M. Marmaduke, Jan. 4, 1831, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 7, Missouri History Museum.

Note 21. Journal of the Senate of the State of Missouri at the First Session of the Sixth General Assembly, The State Historical Society of Missouri, pp. 132-33 (Jan. 1, 1831).

Note 22. Ibid., p. 203 (Jan. 13, 1831).

Note 23. Laws of a Public and General Nature of the State of Missouri Passed Between the Years 1824 & 1836, Vol. II, Jefferson City, Mo.: W. Lusk & Son, printer (1842). The omission is not due to the act being a private law. This volume includes other private laws passed during the same period.

Note 24. A complete account of Jackson can be found in Christopher Phillips, Missouri’s Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West, Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press (2000).