Marietta citizens' letter to Arthur St. Clair   Save
Marietta citizens' letter to Arthur St. Clair
Description: This letter of petition, written by the citizens of Marietta of January 27, 1789, congratulated St. Clair on his successful Indian policy and the signing of the Treaty of Fort Harmar. It also asks St. Clair to return to Marietta with the territorial judges to establish government and enforce laws. The two-page letter measures 8" by 13" (20 by 32 cm) and is part of a larger collection of Arthur St. Clair letters owned by the State Library of Ohio and on permanent deposit at the Ohio History Connection. Arthur St. Clair (1734-1818) was governor of the Northwest Territory and administrator of Indian affairs for the western territories from 1787 to 1802. St. Clair led an army against an alliance of American Indians led by Shawnee chief Weyapiersenwah (Blue Jacket) and Miami chief Mishikinakwa (Little Turtle), who threatened war after their land was given to the U. S. government without their authorization, in November 1791. St. Clair suffered a disastrous defeat, losing half of his men. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om74_1146735_008
Subjects: Ohio Government; American Indians in Ohio; Northwest Territory; Petitions; Treaties; Governors
Places: Northwest Territory; Marietta (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)