George W. Hunt papers 1864-1907 (bulk 1864-1865)
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This collection is made up of letters that Brigadier General James Wilkinson sent to Major Henry Burbeck from Ohio and Michigan in the late 1790s. He discussed issues related to the United States Army's affairs in the Northwest Territory, commenting on relationships with Native Americans and with French and Spanish forces. He remarked on events in the Mackinac region and occasionally mentioned General Anthony Wayne. Some of the letters contain instructions for Burbeck and others, such as a letter discussing Wilkinson's interest in furs, are personal correspondence or letters authorizing the bearer to certain goods. The letters are dated from Greenville, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; and St. Joseph, Michigan. See the Detailed Box and Folder Listing for more information.