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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.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's