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Putnam, Rufus (1738-1824) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02170 Author/Creator: Putnam, Rufus (1738-1824) Place Written: Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 June 1783 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 22.3 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the reduction of the army and the issue of opening up the Ohio valley to settlers.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyLand TransactionImmigration and MigrationWestward Expansion

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