Valuable Lands

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Date August 23, 1795
Author Name Return Jonathan Meigs (primary) Location: Marietta
Recipient Name Winthrop Sargent (primary)
Summary Someone has been marking public land, in an attempt to make a claim on it. Meigs alerts Sargent to this illegal act.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Fragments missing from document. Endorsed by Pickering.]
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Related Persons/Groups Winthrop Sargent; Return Jonathan Meigs; savages; Secretary of the Northwestern Territory; ;
Related Places Marietta; Virginia; territory; Miskingum River; Ohio River; ;
Keywords cutting and blazing trees; appropriations of land; public land; right of preemption; prohibitions; boundaries; treaty; ;
Key Phrases adjacent counties of Virginia;
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