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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cutler, Manasseh 1742-1823 (search)
Cutler, Manasseh 1742-1823 Clergyman; born in Killingly, Conn., May 3, 1742; graduated at Yale College in 1765; studied theology; was ordained in 1771; was a chaplain of a regiment in the army in 1776; became an excellent botanist; and gave the first scientific description of the plants of New England. As agent for the Ohio Company in 1787, he bought 1,500,000 acres of land northwest of the Ohio, and started the first company of emigrants to that region, who founded the town of Marietta in April, 1787. He travelled thither in a sulky (a two-wheeled, oneseated carriage), 750 miles in twenty-nine days. He was a member of Congress in 1800-4. He died in Hamilton, Mass., July 28, 1823.
benville township, Jefferson county......May 25, 1782 They are defeated by the Indians near upper Sandusky......June 5-6, 1782 Colonel Crawford, being captured by the Indians, is put to death with barbarity......June 11, 1782 Virginia legislature authorizes her delegates to convey the Northwest Territory to the United States......Dec. 20, 1783 Virginia deed of cession dated......March 1, 1784 New Ohio Company formed in Boston......1786 Rufus Putnam, Samuel Parsons, and Manasseh Cutler made directors of the Ohio Company......March, 1787 Northwest territorial government established......July 13, 1787 Gen. Samuel H. Parsons appointed judge in and over the territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio River......1787 Mayflower leaves Sumrill's Ferry on the Youghiogheny with pioneers from Danvers, Mass., and Hartford, Conn., to form a permanent settlement in Ohio......April 2, 1788 They land at Marietta......April 7, 1788 First meeting of the agents