To Israel Ludlow1
[Philadelphia, November 25, 1792. The catalogue description of this letter reads as follows: “Ordering the Original Survey of Lands in Ohio. ‘The said tract shall extend from the mouth of the Miami to the mouth of the little Miami, and be bounded by the river Ohio on the South … that the President reserves to the U. S., such lands at and near Fort Washington.’2 Arranges for military protection.” Letter not found.]
LS, sold at City Book Auction, March, 1942, Lot 191.
1. Ludlow, a native of New Jersey, had been appointed a surveyor under the Continental Congress. On November 20, 1790, H requested him to take charge of the remaining surveys necessary for completion of the boundaries of the Ohio Company purchase, the Scioto Company lands, and the lands of the Miami Company. See Arthur St. Clair to H, May 25, 1791.
2. This quotation with minor changes was taken from “An Act for ascertaining the Bounds of a Tract of Land purchased by John Cleves Symmes” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 251–52 [April 12, 1792]). This act also appears in 6 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 8.