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Reprinted from William C. Lane, “Harvard College and Franklin,” Colonial Society of Massachusetts Publications , X (1907), 237. That the Thanks of this Board be given to Dr. Franklin for his repeated good Services to this College, and particularly in his Care of a valuable achromatic Telescope lately received thro’ his hands: and that Professor Winthrop Transmitt this Vote to Dr. Franklin. For...
2[Diary entry: 22 October 1770] (Washington Papers)
22. Reachd the Mingo Town abt. 29 Miles by my Computation. Mingo Town (now Mingo Junction, Ohio) was an Indian village several miles below Steubenville, Ohio. “This was the only Indian village in 1766 on the banks of the Ohio from that place to Fort Pitt; it contained at that time 60 families” ( cramer Zadok Cramer. The Navigator: Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela,...
3[Diary entry: 22 October 1770] (Washington Papers)
22. Very raw & cold. Cloudy, & some times Snowing & sometimes Raining.
4[Diary entry: 22 October 1770] (Washington Papers)
Monday 22d. As it began to Snow about Midnight, & continued pretty steadily at it, it was about ½ after Seven before we left our Incampment. At the distance of about 8 Miles we came to the Mouth of Yellow Creek (to the West) opposite to, or rather below which, appears to be a long bottom of very good Land, and the Assent to the Hills apparently gradual. There is another pretty large bottom of...