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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04428
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0092] November-December 1789 
Title Winthrop Sargent to Henry Knox concerning settlement in the Northwest Territory
Date 7 December 1789
Author Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Replies to Knox's letter from 9 November (GLC02437.04410). Notes that Knox is correct in his observation that "Agriculture might afford me Satisfaction and profit..." Adds that presently, he is living beyond his means. Writes that the governor has not yet arrived, likely referring to Arthur St. Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory. Reports that due to the death of General [Samuel] Parsons, John Symmes is the only judge left in the Northwest Territory. Hopes the vacancy caused by Parsons' death will be filled as soon as possible, and the territory can establish "good & wholesome Laws." Writes, "Of Indians we hear nothing - the last Intelligence which was in a Speech from the Delawares & Wyandottes to General Harmar, amounted only to Professions of Friendship..."
Subjects Frontiers and Exploration  American Indian History  Revolutionary War General  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Westward Expansion  Northwest Indian War  Northwest Territory  Finance  Government and Civics  Death  Judiciary  Law  Diplomacy  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820)  Symmes, John Cleves (1742-1814)  St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  Harmar, Josiah (1753-1813)  Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789)  
Place written Marietta, Ohio
Theme Law; Agriculture; Government & Politics; Native Americans; 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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