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Description of Detroit

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CollectionHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Society Collection (no image)
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Date September 28, 1796
Author Name Doctor Charles Brown (primary) Location: Detroit
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Delayed writing Hodgdon in hopes of visiting him, just received news Brown cannot leave Detroit. Describes Detroit, its inhabitants as mostly French with some Scottish merchants. Will procure a fox skin for Mrs. Hodgdon next spring. Mentioned Dr. Barton never received Brown's letter and collection of plants from Fort Jefferson. Supposed rebels in Pittsburgh destroyed them.
Document Format Typed letter
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Charles Brown; doctor; British; French; Tory; Scotch; Scottish; Indians; Indian Nation; Union; Commander-in-Chief; merchants; Mrs. Hodgdon; Sargeant; Doctor Barton; ;
Related Places Detroit; War Department; Philadelphia; Michilmackinac; Fort Jefferson; frontier; territory; river; ;
Keywords plants; fox skin; collection; letter; ;
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