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Mifflin, Thomas (1744-1800) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02207 Author/Creator: Mifflin, Thomas (1744-1800) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 August 1791 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28.6 x 19.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks the recipient for information in a previous letter, about the "hostile disposition of the Indians on the Frontiers." Shares his hope that federal treaties will ease the recipient's apprehensions and "produce a general peace." Introduces Col. Proctor, Mr. Boone and Mr. Linklain, who have brought the present letter on their trip to the "interior counties," and asks the recipient to help and accommodate them if possible.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Col. Proctor is likely Thomas Proctor, a colonel in the Pennsylvania artillery who would also serve as a high sheriff of Philadelphia. Mr. Boone ...likely refers to pioneer and soldier Daniel Boone. Mr. Linklain is unknown.See More

People: Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820
Proctor, Thomas, 1739-1806
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryAmerican WestFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyTreaty

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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