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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00006
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0005] 1770-1772 
Title David McClure to Henry Knox about his life in New Hampshire
Date 20 March 1771
Author McClure, David (1748-1820)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Describes the wilderness of New Hampshire around Dartmouth College, commenting on its advantages and disadvantages. Discusses the college and his position with the Grammar School. Ruminates on the potential benefits of the college to society, commenting that it will train young men "who shall do special Service in their Day to the Interest of our dear Immanuel's Kingdom." A post script instructs Knox to send mail to McClure at Dartmouth College and requests Knox send him a copy of Wood's "New England's Prospect," a history of the Indians of New England. Writes to Knox about missionary work among Native Americans near Dartmouth College. Native Americans are the 'tawny inhabitants'. McClure spells his name Maccluer.
Subjects Geography and Natural History  American Indian History  Frontiers and Exploration  Education  Religion  Literature and Language Arts  
People McClure, David (1748-1820)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Hanover, New Hampshire
Theme Education; Religion; Native Americans; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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