1808 in the United States

Events from the year 1808 in the United States.

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Federal Government

Governors and Lieutenant Governors


Lieutenant Governors




See also


  1. ^ Ingham, John M. (1983). Biographical dictionary of American business leaders. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0-313-23907-X.

Further reading

  • S. Godon. Mineralogical Observations, Made in the Environs of Boston, in the Years 1807 and 1808. Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 1 (1809), pp. 127–154
  • "Recall of J. Q. Adams, 1808", Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 3rd series, 45, October 1911 – June 1912
  • Secrets Reports of John Howe, 1808. The American Historical Review, Vol. 17, No. 2 (January 1912), pp. 332–354
  • Samuel E. Morison. The First National Nominating Convention, 1808. The American Historical Review, Vol. 17, No. 4 (July 1912), pp. 744–763
  • Victor O'Daniel. Concanen's Election to the See of New York (1808–10). The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (April 1916), pp. 19–46
  • "Amherst Petition on the Embargo, 1808; David Robinson to William Preston", Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 3rd series, 52, October 1918 – June 1919
  • Louis Martin Sears. Philadelphia and the Embargo of 1808. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 35, No. 2 (February 1921), pp. 354–359
  • William D. Hoyt Jr. Self-Portrait: Eliza Custis, 1808. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 53, No. 2 (April 1945), pp. 89–100
  • Richard R. Borneman. Franzoni and Andrei: Italian Sculptors in Baltimore, 1808. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 10, No. 1 (January 1953), pp. 108–111
  • Charles Pelham Curtis (October 1953 – May 1957), "A Strange Story about Marbury versus Madison in Salem, 1808", Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 3rd series, 71, pp. 133–146
  • Noble E. Cunningham Jr. The Diary of Frances Few, 1808–1809. The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 1963), pp. 345–361
  • Harry Ammon. James Monroe and the Election of 1808 in Virginia. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 20, No. 1 (January, 1963), pp. 33–56
  • George L. Bilbe. A Digest of the Civil Laws Now in Force in the Territory of Orleans (1808). Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Winter, 1973), pp. 104–108
  • William G. McLoughlin. Thomas Jefferson and the Beginning of Cherokee Nationalism, 1806 to 1809. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 32, No. 4 (October, 1975), pp. 548–580
  • Richard R. Beeman. Trade and Travel in Post-Revolutionary Virginia: A Diary of an Itinerant Peddler, 1807–1808. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 84, No. 2 (April, 1976), pp. 174–188
  • Jeffrey A. Frankel. The 1807–1809 Embargo Against Great Britain. The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 42, No. 2 (June 1982), pp. 291–308
  • John M. Bryan. Robert Mills, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Thomas Jefferson, and the South Carolina Penitentiary Project, 1806–1808. The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 85, No. 1 (January 1984), pp. 1–21
  • Christopher McKee. Foreign Seamen in the United States Navy: A Census of 1808. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 42, No. 3 (July 1985), pp. 383–393
  • Alan Taylor. "Stopping the Progres of Rogues and Deceivers": A White Indian Recruiting Notice of 1808. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 42, No. 1 (January 1985), pp. 90–103
  • John Taylor, Wilson Cary Nicholas, David N. Mayer. Of Principles and Men: The Correspondence of John Taylor of Caroline with Wilson Cary Nicholas 1806–1808. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 96, No. 3, "The Example of Virginia Is a Powerful Thing": The Old Dominion and the Constitution, 1788–1988 (July 1988), pp. 345–388
  • James M. O'Toole. From Advent to Easter: Catholic Preaching in New York City, 1808–1809. Church History, Vol. 63, No. 3 (September, 1994), pp. 365–377

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Malta War

The Malta War was a local conflict over land titles in what is now the state of Maine, reaching its peak in 1808 and 1809. The episode was near the town of Malta, now Windsor, Maine.

Squatters had been clearing trees on land owned by an outside company. From time to time these men were arrested for trespass. In retaliation, in 1809 Paul Chadwick, a surveyor, was murdered. Seven of the squatters were arrested and held in the Malta jail. Seventy men descended on the jail, but Governor Levi Lincoln Sr. sent in militia from nearby towns to defend the jail and its prisoners. There was no military confrontation but there were many rumors and the soldiers stayed on, at a cost of $11,000 to the state. After six weeks, the defendants were found not guilty at their trial and the episode ended.


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Militia Act of 1808

The *Militia Act of 1808*, Stat. [1], formally "An act making provision for arming and equipping the whole body of the militia of the United States", enacted April 23, 1808, was legislation enacted by the 10th United States Congress that provided an annual appropriation of $200,000, to provide funding for arms and equipment for the various state militias.

Treaty of Fort Clark

The Treaty of Fort Clark (also known as the Treaty with the Osage or the Osage Treaty) was signed at Fort Osage (then called Fort Clark) on November 10, 1808 (ratified on April 28, 1810) in which the Osage Nation ceded all the land east of the fort in Missouri and Arkansas north of the Arkansas River to the United States. The Fort Clark treaty and the Treaty of St. Louis in which the Sac (tribe) and Fox (tribe) ceded northeastern Missouri along with northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin were the first two major treaties in the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. The affected tribes, upset with the terms, were to side with the British in the War of 1812. Following the settlement of that war, John C. Sullivan for the United States was to survey the ceded land in 1816 (adjusting it 23 miles westward to the mouth of the Kansas River to create the Indian Boundary Line west of which and south of which virtually all tribes were to be removed in the Indian Removal Act in 1830.

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