Obituary. Died, on the 28th of January, 1823, at the Cherokee agency, aged LXXXIII, Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs.
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Printed broadside, 10 x 16 in., bearing the obituary of Return J. Meigs, Sr. (1740-1823), a Revolutionary War officer, Indian agent, and settler of the Northwest Territory. N.d., ca 1823. Two columns of text provide a brief biography of Meigs, with special attention paid to his storied military career. Enclosed by stylized Greek key border, with inscription on verso reading, "For W. Joseph Kelley - / from his Sincere Friend / Sophia Meigs." Sophia Wright Meigs (1768-1825) was the daughter-in-law of Colonel Meigs, having married his son Return J. Meigs (1764-1825), US Senator and fourth Governor of Ohio, in 1788.
A scarce early broadside; OCLC shows only the examples held at N.Y. Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society, and Lilly Library.
Provenance:Descended Directly in the Putnam-Hildreth Families of Marietta, Ohio
Brittleness, foxing, and staining, particularly at lower left corner. Several small tears to edges and some areas of slight loss.
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