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Title Letter [manuscript]: Philadelphia, to Lieutenant Governor [John Graves] Simcoe, Niagara, [Ont.], 1792 Sept. 13
Author Hammond, George
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Sept., 13, 1792, letter from George Hammond to John Graves Simcoe, British lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, 1791-1794, enlisting Simcoe’s assistance in the rescue of Oliver M. Spencer from Indian captivity. Spencer, the son of a prominent Cincinnati area (Columbia) settler who had emigrated from New Jersey in 1790, was seized by a party of Indians, July 7, 1792, while en route from Fort Washington to his home. With the intercession of Simcoe, Spencer was finally rescued near Detroit in Feb., 1793.
Names Simcoe, John Graves (1752-1806); Spencer, Oliver M. (1781-1838)
Places Niagara, Ontario, Canada; Fort Washington, Columbia, Ohio, New Jersey, Detroit, Michigan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords British North America, British Colonialism, white settlement, white settlers, settlement, fort, government, governor, captivity, kidnap
Theme American Indians and the US Government; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Hammond was the first British minister plenipotentiary to the United States, 1791-1795.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3085
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue