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Title Letter [manuscript]: St. Louis, [Mo.], to Samuel Abbott, New York, 1822 Feb. 1
Author Forsyth, Thomas (1771-1833)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: February 22, 1822, letter written at St. Louis to American Fur Co. agent Samuel Abbott, who was then in New York City. Forsyth advises Abbott of suitable sites for the new American Fur Co. branch in St. Louis and informs him of Russell Farnham’s report of trouble between the Sauk and Sioux on the Des Moines River.
Names Abbott, Samuel (d.1851)
Places New York, New York, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Keywords fur trade, fur trader, American Fur Company, trade, Indian agent, Office of Indian Affairs
Theme Trade and Indian Economies; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains
Additional Information Indian agent, 1812-1830. Residing in Peoria, Ill., since 1804, Thomas Forsyth was appointed Indian sub-agent without specific assignment in 1812. In 1818, he was appointed agent for the Missouri Territory and was stationed by 1821 in Sauk and Fox country at Fort Armstrong on Rock Island. Forsyth remained as agent to the Sauk and Fox until his retirement in 1830.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 291
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue