The Resource Henry Vanderburgh letter

Henry Vanderburgh letter

Label
Henry Vanderburgh letter, circa 1795
Title
Henry Vanderburgh letter
Inclusive dates
circa 1795
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The document in this collection is a typed transcript of a letter written on June 29, 1795 from Henry VanderBurgh in Vincennes, Indiana, to Major John Mills, who was adjutant to Anthony Wayne. Turner mentioned in the letter was Judge Turner, involved with Henry in a controversy on the question of slavery in 1794. Henry wrote about going to Philadelphia after he got money due him from the United States. He had a buffalo robe which he intended to send to Major Guion but found holes worn in it, so "wrote to the Illinois to endeavor to procure two or three good ones when I will forward one to him." Henry told Mills that he had been engaged "in very disagreeable business writing the last will and Testament of the Missionary at this place who lies very sick."
Biographical or historical data
Henry VanderBurgh was born in Troy, New York, in 1760. On November 21, 1776, John Jay appointed him lieutenant in the 5th New York Regiment of the Continental Army. Later, he was commissioned as a captain in the 2nd Regiment. He served until the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783. Henry was a territorial judge during the organization of the Indiana Territory, a position he held until his death on April 12, 1812.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1760-1812
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vanderburgh, Henry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Indiana Territory
  • Vincennes (Ind.)
Label
Henry Vanderburgh letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2902
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2018/3/15 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
The collection includes one item.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552443
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Carl A. Ploch on 1937/4/4.
System control number
(OCoLC)247213546
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Henry Vanderburgh letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2902
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2018/3/15 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
The collection includes one item.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552443
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Carl A. Ploch on 1937/4/4.
System control number
(OCoLC)247213546
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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