Letter from William Irvine to Henry Dearborn

Letter from William Irvine to Henry Dearborn
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October 15, 1803

William Irvine writes Secretary of War Henry Dearborn and explains why his son resigned from the Indian Agency. Pennsylvania Governor Thomas McKean appointed Irvine’s son "to several of the most important offices" in a new county and "at the same time informed him that holding them with an office under the United States would be incompatible," as Irvine notes. Irvine also suggests replacements, including a William Bell. "Mr. Bell," as Irvine explains, "is a respectable man and a good Republican." Transcript included.

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