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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00015
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0005] 1770-1772 
Title David McClure to Henry Knox discussing a trip to Western Pennsylvania
Date 20 August 1772
Author McClure, David (1748-1820)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses a trip to western Pennsylvania, where McClure stopped at Fort Pitt before heading further west to serve as a missionary to the Delaware Indians in a town on the Muskingum River in Ohio. Gives his thoughts on the regional geography, the fort, and the Indians (both their vices and potential to "become a people"). McClure was a doctor of divinity who taught at Dartmouth College. McClure spells his name "Maccluer." (See also GLC02437.00032, GLC02437.00086 and GLC02437.00088).
Subjects American Indian History  Geography and Natural History  Travel  Fortification  Frontiers and Exploration  Religion  Missionary  
People McClure, David (1748-1820)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania
Theme Native Americans; Religion; Westward Expansion
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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