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Allen, Ira (1751-1814) to George Clinton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.005 Author/Creator: Allen, Ira (1751-1814) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 February 1807 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 25.8 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Allen the Vermont adventurer and land speculator, who had lost his fortune by the time this letter was written. Allen was the brother to Ethan Allen. Written to Vice President Clinton at the Senate's request. Describes Vermont's role in the quest for American independence using Samuel Williams's "The Natural and Civil History of Vermont" as a reference. Discusses the Allen family's support for American interests, the British Commissioners' proposal that Vermont become a British Colony, and a general overview of highlights pertaining to Vermont and the Revolutionary War.

Background Information:

People: Allen, Ira, 1751-1814
Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Williams, Samuel, 1743-1817

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Vice PresidentRevolutionary WarStatehoodGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCongressMilitary HistoryGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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