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Croghan, George, d. 1782 : George Croghan Letters, 1763-1770

A collection of four letters and one order primarily from Fort Pitt, Penn. relating to Croghan's official duties between 1763 and 1770.,In the first letter dated Mar. 1763 Croghan reports to Sir William Johnson that a draft (unidentified) was completed by his assistant Thomas Hutchins, future geographer of the U.S. In the second letter (copy) dated June 1766 to Gen. Gage, Croghan urges him to encourage the colonial governors to maintain peace with the Indians and mentions his plans for a trip to the Illinois country. A year later in June 1768, Croghan writes to Thomas Wharton, Philadelphia merchant, regarding his unsettled bills, the purchase and survey of 30,000 acres for Wharton et al, and the causes for the delayed negotiations at Fort Stanwix, N.Y. In the fourth letter dated Dec. 1770 to David Franks, another Philadelphia merchant closely associated with Croghan in the western trade, Croghan describes various options for the sale of certain tracts of land. Finally, there is one order to Major Funda (Jelles Fonda) dated June 1769 authorizing the payment of a bill.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Indians and the West
Call Number: VAULT box Ayer MS 195
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