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Northwest Territory

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

1811 elections documents

 Collection — Folder S3114
Identifier: S3114
Scope and Contents This collection includes an order dated February 1, 1811 from William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory, to the sheriff of Jefferson County. The order directs the sheriff to hold an election for the purpose of selecting one person to represent the citizenry of the county in the House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory. Also included are six poll reports, dated April 1811, listing voters in three townships, Jefferson, Madison, and Washington of Jefferson County and the...

Albert Gallatin papers

 Collection — Folder S499
Identifier: S0499
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed transcription of al letter from Albert Gallatin in Washington, D.C. on August 14, 1806 regarding the surveying of several roads through Indiana to Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky.

Arthur G. Mitten collection

 Collection — Folder S0971
Identifier: S0971
Scope and Contents This collection contains photostatic copies of letters and military account documents ranging from 1791 to 1814 that were collected by Arthur J. Mitten and copied in 1927. The collection includes: a letter by Postmaster General Timothy Pickering from Philadelphia to Samuel Hodgdon, Quartermaster of the Western Army (December 16, 1791); an account and acknowledgement of money received by General Anthony Wayne from paymaster Caleb Swan (April 18, 1793); an account of clothing returned by 3rd...

Cornelius Harnett and William Sharpe letter

 Collection — Folder S0593
Identifier: S0593
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter sent to North Carolina Governor Richard Caswell by Cornelius Harnett and William Sharpe while they served in the Continental Congress during the U.S. Revolutionary War. Dated November 4, 1779, Harnett and Sharpe relate information about a memorial (petition) presented to the Congress by the Indiana Company regarding land claims. There had been a dispute between share holders of the Indiana Company and Virginia as to who had the legal right to sell land located...

David H. Morris, Sr. clipping

 Collection — Folder S0592
Identifier: S0592
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photostat copy of a Troy Times (Ohio) newspaper article written by David H. Morris, Sr. on January 29, 1840. The article offers a sketch of the military expedition against the Indians in the Northwest Territory that was undertaken in the fall of 1790 under the command of General Josiah Harmar.

George Pence collection

 Collection
Identifier: L376
Scope and Contents This collection includes George Pence's notebooks containing annotated records from all 92 Indiana counties. Created in 1921, his notebooks contain entries that relate information about the creation of the counties and townships, roads and bridges, railroads, courts, taxes, incorporations, county appointments and other county records ranging from 1790-1852. The collection also includes annotated records of different research subjects. Ranging from 1788-1852, the subjects are...

George Washington speech transcriptions

 Collection — Folder S2549
Identifier: S2549
Scope and Contents This collection includes typewritten copies of transcriptions of two speeches given by George Washington and presented to the Indian tribes of the Northwest Territory during their visits to see Washington while he resided in Philadelphia during his presidency. The first is dated May 7, 1793 and was given to the “Chiefs and Warriors of the Tribes of Indians residing on the Wabash and Illinois Rivers” and discusses the cultivation of “peace and friendship with the United States.” The second...

Northwest Territory memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1632
Scope and Contents There are five copies of a facsimile Deed of Cession for the Old Northwest Territory from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the George Rogers Clark Delegation, on March 1, 1784. The reprint begins: "To all who shall see these presents..." One of the signers is Thomas Jefferson. The facsimiles were printed November 17-19, 1927. Also in this collection is a certificate from the Executive Department of the State of Indiana declaring that Dr. Christopher B. Coleman of Indianapolis is a member of the...

Robert Beaty ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: L182
Scope and Contents This collection includes two autographed transaction ledgers from Robert Beaty in Greene County, Indiana ranging from 1816-1817 regarding financial transactions and lists of weights and measures.

The aboriginal port-folio: a collection of portraits of the most celebrated chiefs of the North American Indians

 Collection — Volume V412
Identifier: V412
Scope and Contents This partial portfolio includes 61 plates, hand-colored, representing early work of American lithographers Lehman and Duval, No. 7 Bank Alley, Philidelphia. 9 plates appear to be mounted to a blank page as part of the bindery process by the National Library Bindery Company. The tribes represented are Sioux, Menominee, Potawatomi, Chippewa, Winnebago, Fox, Sauk, Shawnee, Miami, Iowa and Ottawa. Each plate includes a brief description with the name, tribe and treaty site information. A majority...