Accurate Information about the Northwestern Frontier & the Mississippi River

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Date July 29, 1796
Author Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary) Location: Treasury Department
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Headquarters
Summary Wolcott is preparing a report for the House of Representatives on the establishment of districts for the collection of duties upon the Mississippi River and upon the northern boundary of the United States. He requests information about the state of the northwestern frontier. He asks about trading posts, settlements, and waterways along Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. He questions the current treaty with Great Britain and wonders which posts the US intends to maintain for commerce along the Mississippi.
Document Format Autograph Draft Letter
Document Notes Partially illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; House of Representatives; British; army; ;
Related Places Headquarters; Treasury Department; Northwestern Territory; Lake Erie; Lake Huron; Lake Michigan; Mississippi River; Ohio River; Great Britain; portages; Northern Frontier; Western Frontier; trading posts; Canada; posts; ;
Keywords session of Congress; establishment of districts; duties; northern boundary; collection of duties; accurate information; navigable waters; regulate commerce; portages; treaty; goods; settlements; provisions; military posts; ;
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