Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder 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...
Dates: circa 1811
Collection — Folder S499
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.
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder 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.
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 to 1852. The collection also includes annotated records of different research subjects. Ranging from 1788 to 1852, the subjects are...
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents This collection includes glass lantern slides mostly created by W. H. Bass Photo Company in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from circa 1897 to circa 1916 regarding early Indiana history, including historic sites at Vincennes, New Harmony, and the state capitols, as well as the Indiana centennial. Many of the slides depict historical documents relating to early European settlement of the Northwest Territory and portraits of prominent Hoosier individuals. It is possible these slides were used for...
Dates: circa 1897-circa 1916
Collection — Multiple Containers
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...
Scope and Contents This collection includes two autographed transaction ledgers from Robert Beaty in Greene County, Indiana ranging from 1816 to 1817, regarding financial transactions and lists of weights and measures.
Dates: circa 1816-1934