History of Mississippi - TREATY OF MOBILE 1765

 

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TREATY OF MOBILE 1765


This treaty was concluded by the British government of the province of West Florida, with a great council of the Choctaws, March 26, 1765, and resulted in the cession by that nation of a region on the Mobile River and its tributaries, and the Gulf Coast south of about the line of 31 degrees north latitude, between Mobile Bay and the most western point to which the Choctaws had control, practically the Mississippi River. The treaty provided, "the boundary to be settled by a line extended from Grosse point, in the island of Mount Louis, by the course of the western coast of Mobile Bay, to the mouth of the eastern branch of the Tombecbee River, and north by the course of said river to the confluence of Alibamont and Tombecbee Rivers, and afterwards along the western bank of Alibamont River to the mouth of Chickianoce River, and from the confluence of Chickianoce and Alibamont Rivers a straight line to the confluence of Bance and Tombecbee Rivers; from thence, by a line along the western bank of Bance River till its confluence with the Talltukpe River; from thence by a straight line to Tombecbee River opposite to Atchalikpe (Hatchatigbee Bluff); and from Atchalikpe by a straight line to the most northerly part of Buckatanne River, and down the course of Buckatanne River to its confluence with the River Pascagoula, and down by the course of the River Pascagoula, within twelve leagues of the sea coast; and thence, by a due west line, as far as the Choctaw nation have a right to grant." "And none of his Majesty's white subjects should be permitted to settle on the Tombecbee River to the northward of the rivulet called Centebonck" (Sentabogue or Snake Creek).




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