• Creator
  • Moses, Simpson P. (1823-1890?)
  • Created Date
  • 1856
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  • Simpson P. Moses (1823-1890?) was appointed as customs collector in Olympia in 1851 by then-President Millard Fillmore. Moses' two years in the post were contentious: he earned a reputation as an open enemy of the Hudson's Bay Company, and some citizens in Olympia criticized his business practices. He was succeeded in the post in 1853 by Isaac Ebey, and returned to Washington, D.C., in the late 1850s to resume practice as a lawyer there.Gilmor... more
    Simpson P. Moses (1823-1890?) was appointed as customs collector in Olympia in 1851 by then-President Millard Fillmore. Moses' two years in the post were contentious: he earned a reputation as an open enemy of the Hudson's Bay Company, and some citizens in Olympia criticized his business practices. He was succeeded in the post in 1853 by Isaac Ebey, and returned to Washington, D.C., in the late 1850s to resume practice as a lawyer there.Gilmore Hays (1810-1880) led a wagon train west from Missouri to Oregon in 1852, and moved north to settle in what is now the Olympia area in 1853. During the Indian Wars of 1855-1856, Hays served as a leader in the militia, and was directly involved in the fighting. He led the volunteer militia in the Battle of Connell's Prairie on March 10, 1856, a skirmish which effectively ended the Puget Sound War of 1855-1856. less
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