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|January 1770 Choctaw attack on traders at Natchez fort|
(Fifth in a series)
After Great Britain acquired the east bank of the Mississippi River in 1763, it took three years to begin to develop the fertile region around the old French fort at Natchez by re-establishing a garrison and begin giving out land grants.
Two years later in late spring 1768, Lieutenant (and Acting) Governor of British West Florida Montford Browne visited Natchez. In a glowing description of the area he observed that it "has certainly the advantage of all the Lands on our Side of the Mississippi, on account of the large Tracts of cleared Grounds, and the Number of Improvements made by the French before the Massacre….
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