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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04369
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0091] September-October 1789 
Title Winthrop Sargent to Henry Knox regarding the settlement of Ohio
Date 29 September 1789
Author Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Apparently sends condolences to the Knox family (likely regarding the recent death of one of Knox's children). Writes that he would be happy to receive a line from Knox and answer any questions Knox might have about Sargent's area of the country. Is anxious for the Governor to arrive, because he needs to determine which lands the Governor would like to settle on, so that Sargent can set up his own home and agricultural fields. Discusses the military staff present in Ohio and the prospects of Congress sending more people. "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.
Subjects Frontiers and Exploration  Revolutionary War General  Northwest Territory  Government and Civics  Death  Children and Family  Land Transaction  Building Construction  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Westward Expansion  Military History  Northwest Indian War  Congress  Immigration and Migration  
People Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  Harmar, Josiah (1753-1813)  
Place written Marietta, Ohio
Theme Agriculture; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Extract of a letter from Henry Knox to Winthrop Sargent replying to Sargent's request for more troops