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Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03487 Author/Creator: Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 March 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 23.2 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses his "motives for addressing the Plan of surveys... to the Board of Treasury - " Does not think his ideas about surveys will be accepted, but states that he has the public in mind. Mentions funding proposals for surveying lands in Ohio and the West. Also refers to the possibility of [perhaps William] North's resignation apparently from a position as Inspector, and the pay and benefits associated with that post.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: SurveyingGeography and Natural HistoryGovernment and CivicsFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionFinanceMilitary HistorySoldier's Pay

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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