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Title Letter [manuscript]: Philadelphia, to his excellency Governor [Samuel] Huntington, 1789 Apr. 6
Author Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789); Davenport, James (1758-1797)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter jointly written by Samuel Parsons and James Davenport on Apr. 6, 1789 to Samuel Huntington, Governor of Connecticut. After treaties with the Wyandot Indians and other tribes comprising the six nations were signed at Fort Harmar (Ohio) in January 1789, Parsons and Davenport became engaged in the sale and settlement of Indian lands under Connecticut claim. In this letter to the Governor, they requested that, like the state of Pennsylvania, Connecticut also appropriate two thousand dollars for the purpose of purchasing and transporting goods to the Indians in Ohio. Mention is also made that the services of Richard Butler, army officer and former Indian commissioner, are available.
Names Huntington, Samuel (1731-1796); Butler, Richard (1743-1791)
Places Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Fort Harmar, Ohio, United States
Keywords governor, treaty, sale of land, settlement, white settlement, white settlers, financial transactions, supplies, soldiers, army, commissioner
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information In January 1789 the Connecticut General Assembly appointed Samuel Parsons, legislator and revolutionary major-general, and James Davenport, lawyer and judge, as commissioners to purchase Indian land titles held in the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 687
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue