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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03737 Author/Creator: Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789) Place Written: Middletown, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 December 1787 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 30.7 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that "By a Resolution of Congress the Ohio Company are intitled to sink their military Rights in the Purchase to the Amount of the Seventh of the Purchase Monies" and asks for documents to facilitate that end. Notes that he has contracted with the Connecticut commissioners "to run the lines of their Reserve to the Indian Boundary." Asks if the military there can assist him, if "a Post will be establish'd next Season near the Mouth of the Cuyahoga, or whither Capt. Hutchins will be directed to take the Course of Lake Erie next Spring." Recommends Mr. [Manasseh?] Cutler to replace Mr. Armstrong if the latter resigns his appointment in the West Country. Says that adoption of the federal Constitution is certain in Connecticut.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionAmerican Indian HistoryLand TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralContinental CongressCongressFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyRevolutionary WarFinancePensionsGovernment and CivicsRatificationLetter of Introduction or RecommendationFortificationSurveyingBoundary or Property Dispute

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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