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He exhibited all the traits of a Western Democrat—a proclivity for Democratic institutions, a hatred of aristocratic tendencies and centralized executive power, a loathing for sectional tendencies, a desire for internal improvements and territorial expansion, a respect for domestic institutions and the reserved powers, and a fierce nationalism in the face of foreign threats and aggression. The political principles and philosophy Green took to Washington in 1825 had been formed in his days in Kentucky, and they would be hardened in his decade in Missouri.
Land Speculator, Lawyer, Merchant 35 founder of towns, and a noted lawyer after removing to Missouri. The one economic pursuit he carried with him from Kentucky across the Mississippi River was that of a merchant. Ninian Edwards again acted as the catalyst in establishing his brother-in-law’s business enterprises in Missouri—albeit accidentally. The Illinois governor had advanced thirty thousand dollars to the wealthy and renowned St. Louis merchant, Rene Paul, for a partnership in his St. Louis store.
You can, sir,” came the reply. ” “I can,” came the second reply. “Detail them,” ordered Colonel Green. The lieutenant performed his duty and directed the conscripted men to the front of the line, whereupon Green brought the troops to attention. He then addressed their concerns: “I am told that many persons in this battalion have united in a protest against my appointment as your colonel, and that some have pledged themselves not to obey my orders as such. The governor, in the exercise of his legitimate authority, has given me the appointment.