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Barton, Benjamin (fl. 1792) to Samuel Ogden

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05294 Author/Creator: Barton, Benjamin (fl. 1792) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 January 1792 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Lists his location as "Niagara," in Western New York, as he refers to Indians from Geneseo, also in Western New York. Discusses his receipt of reports regarding General [Arthur] St. Clair's defeat at the hands of Indians. Comments on his experiences against various Indian tribes in the North and Northwest.

People: Barton, Benjamin, fl. 1792.
Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Frontiers and Exploration, American Indian History, Military History, Battle, Northwest Indian War, Northwest Territory, Westward Expansion, Government and Civics, Massacre

Sub Era: The Early Republic