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|Title||Letter [manuscript]: Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, to John Sevier, 1810 Aug. 30|
|Author||Stoddard, Amos (1762-1813)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: August 30, 1810, letter written to John Sevier, former governor of Tennessee, requesting the particulars of a story about the Welsh Indians which Sevier had related years ago to Gov. Claiborne of Louisiana. Stoddard was collecting materials to prove the existence of an early Welsh colony on the North American continent. His conclusions were subsequently published in his Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of Louisiana (1812).|
|Names||Sevier, John (1745-1815); Claiborne, William Charles Cole (1775-1817)|
|Places||Fort Columbus, New York, United States|
|Keywords||governor, personal account, history, observation, cultural assimilation|
|Theme||Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
Stoddard was a lawyer, soldier and acting governor of Louisiana (1804).
For correspondence of John Sevier regarding the Welsh Indians see Letter [manuscript]: Knoxville [Tenn.], to Amos Stoddard, Major, Fort Columbus, New York harbor, 1810 Oct. 9, Newberry Library reference Ayer MS 801.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT box Ayer MS 859|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|