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Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) At a meeting of the directors and agents of the Ohio Company, at Mr. Rice's Tavern, in Providence, State of Rhode-Island, Wednesday, March 5, 1788.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03815 Author/Creator: Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Place Written: Providence, Rhode Island Type: Pamphlet Date: 5 March 1788 Pagination: 4 p. ; 18.6 x 11.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses agents, shares, and other Ohio Company business. One resolve notes, "That the Directors be requested to pay as early attention as possible to the education of youth, and the promotion of public worship, among the first settlers."

People: Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionFinanceEducationReligionGovernment and CivicsNorthwest Territory

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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