Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Holland Purchase Journaled by John Lincklaen

The Holland Purchase was a sub-purchase of the former Gorham & Phelps purchase, intimately tied to the person of Robert Morris, one of the richest men of the United States at the time he participated in the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The history of that purchase is recorded, among other places, in the journal of one of the land agents, John Lincklaen, who traveled in Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont in 1791-1792; the town of Lincklaen, Chenango County, New York, bears his name.

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