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Hunter, Samuel (d. 1784) to Joseph Reed

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02636 Author/Creator: Hunter, Samuel (d. 1784) Place Written: Sunbury, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 November 1779 Pagination: 2 p. ; 35 x 22 cm.

Summary of Content: Outlines the best positions for troops to defend the area, reports on Indian attack and scalping, and fears another attack.

Background Information: Joseph Reed was the President of the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council.

People: Hunter, Samuel, ?-1784
Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: American Indian HistoryRevolutionary WarFrontiers and ExplorationAtrocityMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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