\sa͡ʊθwˈɛst tˈɛɹɪtəɹˌi], \saʊθwˈɛst tˈɛɹɪtəɹˌi], \s_aʊ_θ_w_ˈɛ_s_t t_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_t_ə_ɹ_ˌi]\
Definitions of SOUTHWEST TERRITORY
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A territory of the United States, comprising all the region ceded by North Carolina (now Tennessee) and the narrow strip ceded by South Carolina. This was organized in 1790 as the Southwest Territory, with institutions resembling those of the Northwestern, except for the admission of slavery. With the admission of Tennessee in 1796 and the organization of the Mississippi Territory in 1798, this Territory went out of existence.
By John Franklin Jameson
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- English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. A notable English humorist; born near Warrington, Jan. 27, 1832; died at Guildford, England, 14, 1898. His fame is based on the stories-nominally for nursery, but only appreciable in their full merit by adults- "Alice's Adventures Wonderland"(1865), and its sequel "Through Looking-Glass"(1872). They are fantasy-fables, what seems pure nonsense, really largely "reductions to absurdity" illogical popular usages language or reasoning. have been translated into most languages Europe. Some excellent nonsense verse also found collections "Phantasmagoria"(1869), poem "The Hunting Snark"(1876), inferior prose fairy-tale "Sylvie Bruno". author has published several works mathematics logic, both serious humorous form.