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Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05326 Author/Creator: Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 February 1792 Pagination: 1 p. ; 31.4 x 19.4 cm.

Explains that Knox was supposed to receive information on the Indians but may not have, due to a postal error. Instead he is writing to discuss it with him. Mentions that "Brandt, and the Chiefs of the Six Nations, will meet you in Philadelphia" (referring to Mohawk Indian leader Joseph Brandt). Briefly discusses how to proceed at the meeting.

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