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October 1, 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte signs the Treaty of San Ildefonso with Spain, transfering most of what is known today as the Louisiana Purchase from Spain to France.
  Louisiana Purchase
October 1, 1849 The Mississippi Convention resolves that slave states should send representation to Nashville to determine a response to northern pressure to abolish slavery Mississippi
  Nashville Convention of 1850
October 1, 1851 An angry mob takes William Henry, an escaped slave, from the jail in Syracuse and helps him flee to Canada New York
October 1, 1862 David Dixon Porter is given command of the Mississippi Squadron
  David Porter
October 1, 1862 Major General John Pemberton replaces Earl van Dorn at the head of the reorganized Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana Mississippi
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October 1, 1862 Abraham Lincoln visits Harper's Ferry on his way to Antietam Virginia
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  Abraham Lincoln

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