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Simon Stevens collection, 1760-1791.
Pingry, William M.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 225 (cont'd in MS Size C)  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Pingry, William M.
Title : Simon Stevens collection, 1760-1791.
Physical Description : .25 linear feet.
General Note : The collection was previously in the VHS manuscript collection classified as MS 974.30 C91.
Summary :

The collection, generally known as the "Pingry Papers" but also sometimes known as the "Stevens Papers," dates from the period 1760-1791. For the most part, these papers relate to the history of Cumberland County, now southeastern Vermont, when it was under the authority of New York or in dispute between New York and the early republic of Vermont. Many of the papers deal with the efforts of New York to maintain authority there and the displeasure of some of the participants with the efforts to form a state of Vermont in 1777. Many of the papers refer to military matters, as they affect Stevens personally or to the raising and paying of soldiers. A few of the documents date from the period of the French and Indian War.

Biographical or historical data :

Simon Stevens was born in Canterbury, Connecticut on December 5, 1736 and was a soldier in the French and Indian Wars. He was involved in the construction of the Crown Point Military Road and settled in Springfield, Vermont in 1762. In 1766 he was commissioned captain of the Eighth Company of Foot by the governor of New York. He was the first constable in Springfield and held numerous town offices, including that of town clerk and selectman. In 1794 he was elected to the General Assembly of the State of Vermont. He died on February 18, 1817.

Subject Term : Constitutional conventions Vermont.
Marriage records Vermont Springfield.
Traitors Vermont.
Geographic Term : Crown Point Road (Vt.)
United States History French and Indian War, 1775-1763.
Vermont History To 1791.
Vermont History Revolution, 1775-1783.
Vermont Politics and government To 1791.
Vermont Militia.
Springfield (Vt.) Politics and government To 1791.
Springfield (Vt.) Militia.
New York (State) History Revolution, 1775-1783.
New York (State) Politics and government 1775-1783.
Genre/Form : Account books.
Muster rolls.
Added Author : Stevens, Simon, 1736-1817.
Added Author : Cumberland County Committee of Safty (N.Y.)
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