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Captured by Indians... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...
Item # 671088
September 25, 1790
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 25, 1790 The back page has a "Proclamation" signed by the King of France: Louis.
The front page has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government assumed the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War.
Page 3 has an interesting letter from James Cresswell concerning the capture of his family & himself by Saganan Indians at Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, and were: "...stripped...of all our goods & effects, tied ...together by the necks, and brought...to Detroit..." but were interceded by Major Smith who gave them their freedom.
Four pages, nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's