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Title Letter [manuscript]: Cincinnati, [Ohio], to Joseph Larwell [i.e. Larwill], Zanesville, [Ohio,] 1812 Jan. 29
Author Mansfield, Jared (1759-1830)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: January 29, 1812, letter from Mansfield to Ohio resident Joseph Larwill, responding to his Jan. 14 request to join the surveying team. Mansfield informs Larwill that he has written Gen. Harrison and will know nothing until he receives a reply, but that surveying will not commence on the Wabash until "all matters are right with the Indians". Mansfield also notes that no surveying is going on at the moment and that it was his intention to give him a job in the Indian territory, "but the Indians were in a warlike posture then".
Names Larwill, Joseph (1788-1867)
Places Cincinnati, Zanesville, Ohio, Wabash River, United States
Keywords survey, Indian Territory, government, government relations, land tenure
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Mansfield was a teacher, mathematics and physics researcher, and surveyor general of the United States, 1803-1812, appointed to survey Ohio and the Northwest Territory.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 561
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue