Campus Martius Feast poem   Save
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Description: This handwritten poem signed by "An Eye Witness," purported to be written by Anselm Tupper, describes a dinner held at Campus Martius in Marietta for 13 American Indian delegates who were traveling to Philadelphia to meet with President George Washington. In 1792, Washington was reelected for a second term as president of the United States. The poem is two pages long and measures 7.75" x 13" (19.69 x 33.02 cm). Founded by the Ohio Company of Associates in 1788, Campus Martius was a fort that served as home for some of the pioneers while they established Marietta, the first organized European settlement in the Northwest Territory. It was named for the ancient Field of Mars, where the Roman military trained. Now a museum, it one of the Ohio History Connection's historic sites. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3263_4549708_001
Subjects: Literary Ohio; American Indians in Ohio; Poetry; Campus Martius (Marietta, Ohio); Forts & fortifications
Places: Marietta (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)