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Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03544 Author/Creator: Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 May 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 23.3 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions he still has not been reimbursed for his expenses from last year. Discusses relations with the Native Americans, stating he is glad that "the surveys will soon be continued & that the Indians are peaceably inclined." Writes, "that as the Indians are out trapping for Beaver there is little doubt but they will steal them all" [referring to the surveyors' horses], which will stop the survey. Comments on Congress deciding about "disposing of the Lands which have been surveyed ... " and wishes his townships had been included. Stamped "Boston." "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsFinanceSurveyingGeography and Natural HistoryWestward ExpansionWildlifeTransportationLand TransactionContinental CongressCongressFrontiers and Exploration

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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