Excerpts from Reynold's History of Illinois
My Own Times
THE HISTORY OF MY LIFE
LATE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS, MEMBER OF CONGRESS, STATE SENATOR, AND REPRESENTATIVE, ETC., ETC.
CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Chapter XI Fort Jefferson.-Its History.-Sketch of Captain Piggot's life. -Sickness of the Garrison.-Indian Assaults.-Heroic Defence.-Abandonment of the Fort.-Piggot's Fort.-The Ferry opposite St. Louis, Missouri
Chapter XX The Increase of Population and the Extension of the Settlements in Illinois from 1805 to 1809, the Time of the Formation of Illinois Territory.-The Monks of La Trappe. -Shawneetown Increased
Chapter LIX The Arrival of General La Fayette in the United States in 1824.-His Visit to Illinois in 1825.
Chapter CVII The First Railroad Constructed West of the Mountains by the Author and Others.-Other Railroads in Illinois.