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NITROGEN IN PEACE AND WAR.

THE CITY OF KN0XVILLE.-

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THE CITY OF KN0XVILLE. The founder of Knoxville (Tennessee) was General James White, who built the first house within the present city limits, about 1787. This house, says the Knoxville Sentinel, stood upon the site of the Ken- nedy residence, on State-street, between Clinch and Union. It is believed that a portion of this first house is still standing, being a part of the Kennedy house. It was built of logs and loopholed. but was afterwards weather-boarded. General White built also a mill and a blockhouse. The name first given to the settlement was White's Fort. It was not called Knoxville until 1791. Until 1790 what is now Tennessee belonged to North Carolina. In that year it became by cession of North Carolina to the General Government, a territory of the United States, and was called the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio. In 1791 Governor Blount made Knoxville the capital of the territory. The name Knoxville was adopted in 1791 in honour of General H. Knox. who was then Secretary of War. The fatuous treaty of Holston, between the whites and the Cherokees, was held on the hillside overlook- ing the river west of First Creek. July 'J, 1791. Some 1500 Cherokees, including 41 chiefs, were present. It was an exceedingly ceremonious and stately occasion. The town was laid off in 1792. February 10 has been adopted by general consent as the birthday. Knoxville was never attacked by the Indians, although many murders and depredations were com- mitted by them in the vicinity. On the night of September 24, 1793, a body of Creek and Cherokee warriors, more than 1000 in number, came within eight miles of the town and destroyed Covet's station, 11 or blockhouse, and murdered its inmates. It had been their intention to attack Knoxville, but they were delayed by dissensions among their leaders, and finding, or believing, that their presence was discovered by the settlers and by the soldiers of Knoxville, they retreated on the 25th. The number of men at Knoxville capable of bearing arms at this time was 40. These 40 determined to resist to the last, and to strike the invaders by surprise, if possible. Therefore, 38 of them, leaving two aged men at home with the women and chil- dren, passed a night in ambush, on the ridge west of the city, where the Knoxville College now I stands. Among these fearless defenders was Dr. Samuel Carrick, a Presbyterian minister, and after- wards President of Blount College. His wife had just died, and he was making preparations to bury her, when the call to arms was received. With heroic fortitude and a noble devotion to duty, he left her remains to be buried by the women of the neighbourhood, and hastened to take his phce in the little army of defenders. A month later Mr. J. Sevier, with the T nnessee Militia, was in the heart of the Indian country, and the battle of Etowah, oii Octoher 17, 1793, broke the power of the Indians. The first constitutional Convention of Tennessee met in Knoxville January 11, 179(i, and completed its work on the 6th of the ensuing February. The first' General Assembly of the Stato met on March 28, 179G, before th?' State was. in fact, admitted to the Union. Knoxville was the capital of the State from 1796 to 1811, except that the Legislature appears to have remained at Kingston for a few days in 1807. Again. from 1817 to 1819 Knoxville was the capital, but never afterwards.

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