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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04177 Author/Creator: Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 April 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 31.9 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses a letter (not included) from General [Horatio] Gates and Mr. Balmain which requests Knox to send warrants for their "Donation Lands." Has asked Colonel [perhaps Richard] Platt to obtain the warrants from Knox, as well as a warrant for Parsons, which he is asking for with this letter. Discusses traveling to the Illinois Territory and asks Knox to give orders to General [Josiah] Harmar (he spells it "Harmer") on the subject.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789
Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
Platt, Richard, 1755-1830

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralSoldier's PayLand TransactionRevolutionary WarFrontiers and Exploration

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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