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Jacob Morris wrote from Butternut Creek to John Rutherfurd, addressed to Broadway, NY. He described his journey to his land in New York that had been given to him to compensate for property loss during the Revolutionary War. He traveled from Albany and Schenectady up the Mohawk and Susquehanna Rivers. He described being the first settlers to travel up Butternut Creek, where he was to build his house, and his decision to build a frame house instead of a log cabin.
People Included: Lewis Morris, Richard Morris, and Monsieur DeVillers.
Jacob Morris (1755-1844)
John Rutherfurd (1760 - 1840)
Butternuts, Otsego County, NY
Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3
Morris, Jacob. Jacob Morris to John Rutherfurd, June 21, 1787. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/61
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