Thomas Robinson’s Letter, June 1781

From “Otzinachson: or, a history of the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna ; embracing a full account of its settlement–trials and privations endured by the first pioneers–full accounts of the Indian wars, predatory incursions, abductions, and massacres, &c., together with an account of the fair play system, and the trying scenes of the big runaway, interspersed with biographical sketches of some of the leading settlers, families, etc., together with pertinent anecdotes, statistics, much valuable matter entirely new.”

Author: Meginness, John Franklin, 1827-1899
Publisher: Philadelphia : H.B. Ashmead
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Call number: 6786853
Digitizing sponsor: Sloan Foundation
Book contributor: The Library of Congress Collection

Page 259:  On the 16th of June, 1781, Captain Thomas Robinson wrote to President Reed (0f the Executive Council) as follows:


I’ve had a lot of fun researching Claudius, and am pleased to share everything I’ve learned, much of it due to other researchers before me – please feel free to use anything on this site – I do ask you to source it, though, so others may find it. And please, share what you know in the same spirit this has been shared – I welcome all thoughts and discussion. mvkirby – I can be emailed directly at

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