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Gleason, John (fl. 1796-1811) [Report concerning Brigadier's Island]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06848 Author/Creator: Gleason, John (fl. 1796-1811) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript letter Date: 21 October 1796 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 30.5 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports on conditions at Brigadier's Island, particularly regarding wood and lumber, livestock, and the possibility of building a canal. Mentions Mr. Zenas Lothrop and Captain [George] Ulmer.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Gleason, John, Jr., 1758-1822
Ulmer, George, 1756-1825
Lothrop, Zenas, 1764-1858

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Agriculture and Animal HusbandryBuilding ConstructionInfrastructureCanalsTransportationIndustryForestry

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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