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Title Letter [manuscript]: Pittsburg to his excellency Thomas Mifflin Esqr., Governor of Pennsylvania, 1792 Aug. 3
Author Nevill, Presley
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Presley Nevill on Aug. 3, 1792 to Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania. As lieutenant of the Allegheny County militia, Nevill reports to Gov. Mifflin on Indian affairs in the Northwest Territory. The letter includes some information on hostile Indian tribes, the defeat of General St. Clair’s army, and the alliance of the Seneca Indians to the United States. Nevill also reports that "the Commissions of the Militia officers of this County have not been renewed".
Names Mifflin, Thomas (1744-1800); St Clair, General, Arthur (1734-1818)
Places Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords battle, militia, war, alliance, government, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Presley Nevill, soldier and merchant, was born in Pittsburgh in 1756. He fought in the Revolutionary War and returned to Pittsburgh following the war. Between 1792 and 1818 he was a merchant in Pittsburgh and was also involved in the Allegheny County militia. Neville died in Fairview, Ohio in 1818.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 616
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue