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Mitchell, John (fl. 1764-1790) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03054 Author/Creator: Mitchell, John (fl. 1764-1790) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 October 1784 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 27 x 17.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Mitchell [in some sources, Mitchel] responds to a letter from Knox requesting information regarding his previous survey of the St. Croix River. Offers to accompany Knox, who will serve as a commissioner to examine whether people of Nova Scotia had encroached on United States territory.

Background Information: Mitchell was a surveyor from New Hampshire, who was ordered by Massachusetts Governor Francis Bernard in 1764 to survey the St. Croix River and collect testimony from the Native Americans. Source: ...http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/viewFile/4587/5428.See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Mitchell, John, fl. 1764-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralSurveyingGeography and Natural HistoryCanadaFrontiers and ExplorationAmerican Indian HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLand TransactionBoundary or Property Dispute

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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