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Land speculation and the western frontier

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: James McHenry Papers view image
CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Stephen Raphel Papers (no image)
MicrofilmJames McHenry Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date May 22, 1796
Author Name Thomas Dillon (primary) Location: Nashville
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Dillon describes Tennessee and other western lands, while promoting land speculation and the surefire profits that come with speculating. Dillon mentions peace with Indians, but alludes to White encroachment and aggression.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Thomas Dillon; John Chisholm; John Sevier; Henley; John Armstrong; Indians; tribes; speculators; chiefs; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Nashville; Philadelphia; Knoxville; Tellico Blockhouse; Tennessee; Fort Defiance; Fort Granger; Holstein; Fort Blount on the Cumberland River; North Carolina; Sout Carolina; Georgia; North America; Kentucky; Cumberland; Lynchburg; west; frontier; western territory; northwest territory; ;
Keywords Land; settlement; dollars; buildings; log cabins; provisions; garrisons; treaty; ;
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