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Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Laws of Northwest Territory

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06050 Author/Creator: Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Place Written: Cincinnati, Ohio Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 1 August 1792 Pagination: 13 p. : docket ; 34.2 x 21.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Sargent also signed the names of John Cleves Symmes and Rufus Putnam, as judges of the North West Territory. Details three acts establishing laws for the territory. The first act concerns granting licenses to merchants, traders, and tavern keepers. The second act covers opening and regulating highways, and the third act examines taxes.

Background Information: Sargent was Secretary to the Territory of the United States, North-West of the River-Ohio.

People: Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820
Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824
Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1818

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Westward ExpansionNorthwest TerritoryGovernment and CivicsLawMerchants and TradeCommerceAlcoholFinanceTaxes or TaxationRoad ConstructionInfrastructureTransportation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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