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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVIII The Connecticut Reserve. Parsons Appointed To Survey It. Forms Syndicate To Buy Lands In. At Philadelphia For The Ohio Company. Returning, Visits Gen. Gates. Chief Justice Ellsworth. Thirteenth Anniversary Of IndepenDence Celebrated At Marietta. Appointed To Treat With The Indians On The Reserve. Goes To Lake Erie To Complete The Surveys. Returning, Is Drowned In Great Beaver Creek. Body Found And Buried; Afterwarps Removed To New Brighton. Letters From Gen. Butler And Lieut. Mcdowell. Parsons' Family. His Career And Character. 1789--1790 The boundaries of Connecticut, as defined in the Charter of 1662, included all the territory between the forty-first and fortysecond parallels from Narraganset Bay on the east, to the Pacific Ocean on the west, and embraced about one-fourth of the present State of Ohio, and two-fifths of the territory subsequently granted to William Penn and named by him Pennsylvania. The settlement of the Wyoming Valley by Connecticut people and their claim of jurisdiction under the Connecticut Charter, had raised the question of title prior to the Revolutionary War, but, upon the commencement of hostilities, the matter, at the request of Congress, was left in abeyance until, in November, 1781, the inhabitants, impatient at the delay, petitioned Congress for an adjudication of the conflicting claims of the two States by a Board of Commissioners to be selected as provided by the Articles of Confederation. Connecticut was represented in this proceeding by Eliphalet Dyer and William Samuel Johnson, who, in 1773 and 1774, had been appointed with General Parsons, Governor Matthew Griswold, Roger Sherman and others, a Committee to prepare a case for the submission of this controversy to the Courts of Great...
  • ISBN13: 9781230316451
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00228
Publication DateSeptember 12, 2013
Primary CategoryHistory/General
Publisher ImprintTheclassics.Us

Life and Letters of Samuel Holden Parsons; Major-General in the Continental Army and Chief Judge of the Northwestern Territory, 1737-1789

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