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Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03627 Author/Creator: Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 July 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.6 x 19.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03627 Author/Creator: Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 July 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.6 x 19.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks Knox whether or not there is a post established near the Pittsburgh area since he will be travelling there soon. Mentions that their "State Society" (likely referring to the Society of Cincinnati) have made provisions to pay their portion of the sum owed to Major [Pierre] L' Enfant. Noted as written in Middletown.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Middletown 30th July 1787
Dear Sir
By a Letter from an Officer in the Western Army, of Apl. last, I find a Detachment of the troops were then at Pitsburgh, ...and were going up the Allegany River [to] establish a Post. As I have views in that Country which will probably lead me there in the coming fall And which will be materially affected by knowing the Post occupied by the Troops, you will do me a particular kindness by informing me wither a Post is establish Northward of Fort Pitt & at what Place -
I am solicitous to know the issue of the application of the Ohio Company for the Purchase of Lands in the Western Country I have not heard a word from Mr. Cutler or Majr. Sergeant - I have the pleasure to inform you that our State Society have made privision for discharging their Proportion of Sums to be paid Majr. L' Enfant - your Friendships I trust I may hope for in the Appointment in the West Country
I am Dr. Sr.
With great Esteem
Yr Obed Servt.
Saml H. Parsons
Genl Knox

[docket]
Genl Parsons
30 July 1787
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789
L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Society of the CincinnatiFrontiers and ExplorationFortificationFraternal OrganizationFinanceDebt

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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