: Letter written by Isaac Peirce, a settler in Belpre, Ohio, to W. Jeffery Matthewson. The letter discusses Peirce's efforts to find good tenants for Matthewson's land. It discusses attacks on the settlement by American Indians, troop strength, and general living conditions in the area. The city of Belpre was the second permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory. Established along the Ohio River in 1789 by members of the Ohio Company, the location was surveyed the previous year as Belle-Prairie, French for "beautiful meadow."
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: VFM2113_01 Subjects
: Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Land settlement; Northwest Territory--History; Forts & fortifications; Places
: Belpre (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)