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Mitchell, John (fl. 1764-1790) [Receipt for traveling expences]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03056 Author/Creator: Mitchell, John (fl. 1764-1790) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 9 October 1784 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 17.4 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: The State of Massachusetts pays Mitchell for expenses incurred on his trip to Boston. Mitchell traveled to Boston to give evidence regarding his previous survey of the St. Croix River. Henry Knox was recently appointed by the State of Massachusetts as a commissioner to examine whether people of Nova Scotia encroached on Massachusetts (present-day Maine) lands.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsBoundary or Property DisputeCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFinanceSurveyingDiplomacyGeography and Natural History

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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