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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03654 Author/Creator: Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 September 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 31.3 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks Knox for his letter of 30 August. Appreciates that Knox will give him information "of the course of Lake Erie &c." Encloses a letter for Knox to forward to General [Richard] Butler, noting that sending letters to the "West Country" through the War Office is the most secure mode of transmission. Noted as received and forwarded by William Richards 6 September 1787. Includes Richards' signature.

Background Information: Richard Butler served as an Indian agent in Ohio in 1787.

People: Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Richards, William, fl. 1787
Butler, Richard, 1743-1791

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionWestward ExpansionFrontiers and ExplorationPost Office

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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