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Establishing trading houses on the western frontier

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
CollectionClements Library: James McHenry Papers (no image)
MicrofilmJames McHenry Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date March 30, 1796
Author Name Thomas Dillon (primary) Location: Lynchburg
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Thomas Dillon expresses his wish to open up a trading house in Knoxville on the western frontier, in order to open up trade with the Indians. Since Congress has appropriated $150,000 for the purpose of establishing trading houses, Dillon asks to be appointed.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Thomas Dillon; merchant; Indians; Congress; superintendent; ;
Related Places Lynchburg; Chancery; Amherst County; Buckingham County; Knoxville; Tennessee; Cumberland; ;
Keywords Lawsuit; store; trading houses; dollars; money; treaty; papers; ;
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