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    George Croghan Autograph Letter Signed "Geo Croghan." One page, 6.5" x 8", n. p., n. d. Croghan, a deputy Indian agent serving under British agent William Johnson, writes this letter to an unnamed recipient concerning a map of eight British colonies: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. In part:

    "I Send you this Map wh. is to be Inlarged Takeing In all the province of New York to Connecticut River and as far back as the Limits of Cannada all the Jersey Pensylvaine Maryland & Virginia the Lackes & back Cuntry is properly & well Lay'd. Down in this & the Larger . . . [illegible] its Lay'd. Down on the better, one Copey is for Sir William Johnson to Settle the Boundry with the Indians by the other is to be Sent the proprietors when the boundry is . . . [illegible] of, on itt. I am Fr. yr. Most Humble Sarvant [Signed] Geo. Croghan."

    In the lower left corner is written in another hand, "The Map when Enlarged was 7 ft 2 in Length & 4 ft 3 inches in Breadth. Takeing in Connecticut River & the Mississippi all Virgina & Canda to the Lat. Of Montreal."

    George Croghan (1718-1782) wanted one copy of the map mentioned in this letter to go to William Johnson, the British official serving as Indian agent. Croghan, an important cartographer and Indian negotiator in the Ohio Valley, served under Johnson, beginning in 1756, as deputy Indian agent. Toned paper repaired on the verso along folds. Written and signed in bold ink.


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