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Abbott, John S. C. History of the State of Ohio from the Discovery of the Great Valley to the Present Time. Detroit: Northwestern Publishing Co., 1875. STM S977.11 A12

Acts of the State of Ohio, Passed and Revised: First Session of the Third General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Town of Chillicothe December 3, 1804, and in the Third Year of the said State. Also, the Constitution of the United States, Ordinance, Constitution of the State of Ohio, Laws of Congress, Report of Auditor and Treasurer, &c . Chillicothe: N. Willis, 1805. SPC KFO25 .A23 1804-05

American Pioneer: A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the O bjects of the Logan Historical Society; or, to Collecting and Publishing Sketches Relative to the Early Settlement and Successive Improvement of the Country . Vols. 1, 2. Cincinnati: John S. Williams, 1842. SPC F486.A51

Andrews, Israel W. The Ordinance of 1787, A Paper Read Before the National Educational Association, at the Annual Meeting, July 13, 1887, at Chicago, Illinois, by Israel Ward Andrews. Salem, Mass.: Observer Book and Job Print, 1887. SPC E309 A53

Andrews, Israel W. Washington County, and the Early Settlement of Ohio, Being the Centennial Historical Address, Before the Citizens of Washington County, by Israel Ward Andrews, LL.D., President of Marietta College. Marietta, Ohio, July 4 th, 1876. Cincinnati: Peter G. Thomson, 1877. SPC F497.W3 A5

Andrews, Martin R., ed. History of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Chicago, Ill.: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902. SPC F497.W3 A53

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Beach, Arthur G. A Pioneer College: The Story of Marietta. Chicago: [Privately Printed] The John F. Cuneo Co., 1935. SPC LD3231.M42 B4

Backus, James. A Genealogical Memoir of the Backus Family, with the Private Journal of James Backus, Together with His Correspondence Bearing on the First Settlement of Ohio, at Marietta, in 1788. Also, Papers and Correspondence of Elijah Backus, Showing the Character and Spirit of the Times During the Revolutionary Period. In Two Parts: Part I. Genealogical, Including Journal of James Backus, and Poems by Miss Sarah Backus. Part II. Historical, Containing Sketches of the First Settlements of Connecticut and Ohio, with Miscellaneous Papers of Historic Interest . Norwich, Conn.: Press of the Bulletin Co., 1889. STM CS71.B12 1889

Barker, Joseph. Recollections of the First Settlement of Ohio. Ed. George J. Blazier. Marietta, Ohio: Marietta College, 1958. SPC F495.B25

Barrett, Jay A. Evolution of the Ordinance of 1787with an Account of the Earlier Plans for the Government of the Northwest Territory. NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1891. STM 977 O65B

Bean, Jonathan J. "Marketing ‘the Great American Commodity’: Nathaniel Massie and Land Speculation on the Ohio Frontier, 1783-1813." Ohio Historical Quarterly 103 (1994): 1783-1813. PER F486.O51

Benton, Elbert J., ed. "Side Lights on the Ohio Company of Associates: From the John May Papers." Annual Reports of The Western Reserve Historical Society. 1917. 64-221. STM S977.1.W52

Black, Alexander. The Story of Ohio. Boston: D. Lothrop Co., 1888. SPC F491.B62

Blazier, George J., ed. The Cutler Collection of Letters and Documents: 1748-1925: Letters and Other Memorabilia of Manasseh Cutler, 1742-1823, Ephraim Cutler, 1767-1853, William Parker Cutler, 1812-1889, Julia Perkins Cutler, 1814-1904, and Their Relatives and Associates. Marietta, Ohio: Marietta College, 1962. SPC CS71.C989 1963

Board of Trustees, comp. A Legal History of the Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Including Resolutions of Congress, Contracts, Territorial and State Enactments, Judicial Decisions, Etc. Columbus, Ohio: Cott & Hann, Book Printers, 1881. SPC LD4191.O83 O3 1881

Bond, Beverley W(augh)., Jr. The Civilization of the Old Northwest: A Study of Political, Social, and Economic Development, 1788-1812. NY: The Macmillan Co., 1934. SPC F479.B69

Brown, Robert Elliot. Manasseh Cutler and the Settlement of Ohio, 1788. Marietta, Ohio: Marietta College Press, 1938. SPC F483.B86

Buell, Rowena, ed. The Memoirs of Rufus Putnam. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1903. SPC F483.P94

"The Bunch of Grapes Tavern." Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 20 (1911): 136. SPC F486.O51

Burnet, Jacob. Notes on the Early Settlement of the Northwestern Territory. Cincinnati: Derby, Bradley & Co., 1847. SPC F483.B96

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Carpenter, W. H., and T.S. Arthur, eds. The History of Ohio, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1865. STM S977.1 C29

Carter, Clarence Edwin. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Vols. 2, 3. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1934. E173.U572

Cayton, Andrew Robert Lee. "The best of all possible worlds": From Independence to Interdependence in the Settlement of the Ohio Country, 1780-1825. Ann Arbor , Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1982. SPC F483.C39

Cayton, Andrew R. L., and Paula R. Riggs. City Into Town: The City of Marietta, Ohio, 1788-1988. Marietta, Ohio: Marietta College, Dawes Memorial Library, 1991. SPC F499.M3 C291

Cayton, Andrew R. L. "The Contours of Power in a Frontier Town: Marietta ( Ohio), 1788-1803." Journal of the Early Republic 6.2 (1986): 103-26. PER E164.J68

 

Cayton, Andrew R. L. The Frontier Republic: Ideology and Politics in the Ohio Country, 1780-1825. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1986. SPC F495.C35 1986

Cayton, Andrew R. L. "A Quiet Independence: The Western Vision of the Ohio Company." Ohio History 90.1 (1981): 5-32. PER F486.O51

Chaffin, William L. Brigadier General Benjamin Tupper of the Revolutionary Army, and of the Ohio Company. Marietta, Ohio: Leader Print, 188(?). Reprinted from Chaffin’s History of the Town of Easton, Massachusetts. SPC E207.T9C4

Chase, Salmon P. Ohio: Northwestern Territory; The Ordinance of 1787; Various Public Instruments and Acts of Congress; A Preliminary Sketch of the History of Ohio. Cincinnati: Corey & Fairbank, 1833. STM S977.11.qC48

Cone, Mary. Life of Rufus Putnam with Extracts from His Journal and an Account of the First Settlement of Ohio. Cleveland: W. W. Williams, 1886. SPC F483.P96

Cutler, Julia P. The Founders of Ohio: Brief Sketches of the Forty-Eight Pioneers Who, Under Command of General Rufus Putnam Landed at the Mouth of the Muskingum River on the Seventh of April, 1788 and Commenced the First White Settlement in the North-West Territory. Cincinnati, Robert Clarke & Co., 1888. SPC F483.C9

Cutler, Julia P. Life and Times of Ephraim Cutler , Prepared from His Journals and Correspondence, By His Daughter; With Biographical Sketches of Jervis Cutler and William Parker Cutler . Cincinnati: R. Clarke, 1890. SPC F495.C92

Cutler, Manasseh. An Explanation of the Map of Federal Lands. NY: Readex Microprint, 1966. SPC F495.C95 1787a

Cutler, William P. The Ordinance of July 13, 1787 for the Government of the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio. A Paper Read Before the Ohio State Historical and Archaeological Society, February 23 rd, 1887, by Hon. Wm. P. Cutler. With Appendices Containing Valuable Historical Facts. Marietta, Ohio: E. R. Alderman & Sons, 1887(?). SPC E309.C98

Cutler, William P. "Services of the Ohio Company in Defending the United States Frontier from Invasion." Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 1 (1887): 37-46. SPC F486 O51

Cutler, William P. and Julia P. Cutler, eds. Life, Journals, and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, LL.D. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1987. SPC F483.C93 1987

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Dawes, Ephraim C. The Beginning of the Ohio Company, Read Before the Cincinnati Literary Club, June 4 th, 1881. Cincinnati: Peter G. Thompson, 1882. SPC F476.D26

Dexter, George, ed. Journal of Thomas Wallcut, in 1790. Cambridge: University Press, John Wilson and Son, 1879. STM S977.1.M33 W

Dickinson, Cornelius E. A Century of Church Life: A History of the First Congregational Church, of Marietta, Ohio. Marietta, Ohio: E. R. Alderman & Sons, 1896. SPC BX7255.M3 F56

Dickinson, Cornelius E. A History of Belpre, Washington County, Ohio. Parkersburg, WV: Globe Printing & Binding Co., 1920. SPC F499.B45 D5

Dickinson, Cornelius E. "The First Church Organization in the Oldest Settlement in the Northwest Territory." Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 2 (1888): 289-308. STM F486.O51

Downes, Randolph C. Frontier Ohio, 1788-1803. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 1935. SPC F486.O526 Vol. 3

Downes, Randolph C. "Trade in Frontier Ohio." The Mississippi Valley Historical Review 16.4 (1930): 467-494. PER E171.J87

Dudley, Charlotte W. "Jared Mansfield: United States Surveyor General." Ohio Historical Quarterly 85.3 (1976): 231-246. PER F486.O51

Dyer, Albion M. First Ownership of Ohio Lands. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. SPC F483.D9 1969

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Edes, Richard S. Letters and Journal of Col. John May, of Boston. Born in Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 24, 1748. Died in Boston, July 13, 1812. Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1873. STM F516.M46

Emerson, William D. Washington County, Ohio. Marietta, Ohio: Washington County Historical Society, 1976. SPC F497.W3 E54 1976

Ernst, Joseph W. With Compass and Chain: Federal Land Surveyors in the Old Northwest, 1785-1816. New York: Arno Press, 1979. SPC TA521.5.N67 E76 1979

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Galbreath, Charles Burleigh. "The Ordinance of 1787, Its Origin and Authorship." The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 33 (1924): 110-175. STM F486.O51

Goodman, A. T. "First White Children Born on Ohio Soil" and "Papers Relating to the First White Settlers in Ohio." From Western Reserve Historical Society, tracts 4 and 6 (1871). STM S977.1.G65

Gruenwald, Kim M. " Marietta 's Example of a Settlement Pattern in the Ohio Country: A Reinterpretation." Ohio History 105 (1996): 125-144. PER F486.O51

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Hall, Charles S. Life and Letters of Samuel Holden Parsons, Major General in the Continental Army and Chief Judge of the Northwestern Territory, 1787-1789. New York: From the Archives of James Pugliese, 1968. SPC E207.P2 H17

Hall, Charles Swain. Benjamin Tallmadge, Revolutionary Soldier and American Businessman. NY: Columbia University Press, 1943. SPC E302.6.T2 H3

Havighurst, Walter. Land of Promise, the Story of the Northwest Territory. NY: The MacMillan Co., 1946 SPC F479 H3

Hildreth, Samuel P. Biographical and Historical Memoirs of the Early Pioneer Settlers of Ohio with narratives of incidents and occurrences in 1775. By S. P. Hildreth. To which is annexed "A journal of occurrences in the detachment commanded by Col. Benedict Arnold at Cambridge, Mass., in A.D. 1775": by R. J. Meigs. Cincinnati: H. W. Derby & Co., 1852. SPC F490.H653 1991

Hildreth, Samuel P. Pioneer History : Being an Account of the First Examinations of the Ohio Valley, and the Early Settlement of the Northwest Territory. Chiefly from Original Manuscripts; Containing the Papers of Col. George Morgan; Those of Judge Barker; the Diaries of Joseph Buell and John Matthews; the Records of the Ohio Company, &c., &c., &c. Cincinnati: H. W. Derby & Co., 1848. STM F491 H65

History of Washington County, Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches . Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro., 1881. SPC F497 W3H6 1989

Hoar, George F. Oration Delivered by George F. Hoar at the Celebration of the Centennial of the Founding of the Northwest at Marietta, Ohio. Washington, D.C.: Judd & Detweiler, 1888. SPC F499.M3H6

Hoover, Thomas N. The History of Ohio University. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1954. SPC LD4191.O82 H6

Horsman, Reginald. "A French Village in Frontier Ohio." Timeline 20.5 (2003): 18-31. PER F486.T55

Horsman, Reginald. "Hunger in a Land of Plenty: Marietta’s Lean Years." Timeline 19.1 (2002): 20-31. PER F486.T55

Horsman, Reginald. "Northern Expansion, 1783-1795." The Frontier in the Formative Years 1783-1815. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. 21-49. E179.5.H6

Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Ohio, in Two Volumes. An Encyclopedia of the State: History Both General and Local, Geography with Descriptions of Its Counties, Cities and Villages, Its Agricultural, Manufacturing, Mining and Business Development, Sketches of Eminent and Interesting Characters, Etc., with Notes of a Tour Over It in 1886. Cincinnati, Ohio: C. J. Krehbiel & Co., 1900. F491.H843

Howells, William D. "The First Great Settlements." Stories of Ohio. NY: American Book Company, 1897. 171-182. STM F492.H85

Hulbert, Archer B. Ohio in the Time of the Confederation . Marietta, Ohio: Marietta Historical Commission, 1918. SPC F495.H92

Hulbert, Archer B. Pilots of the Republic: the Romance of the Pioneer Promoter in the Middle West. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1906. SPC F351.H91

Hulbert, Archer B., ed. The Records of the Original Proceedings of the Ohio Company. Marietta, Ohio: Marietta Historical Commission, 1917. SPC F483.O39

Hustlar, Donald A. "Campus Martius." Timeline 18.1 (2001): 2-13. PER F486.T55

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King, Rufus. Ohio: First Fruits of the Ordinance of 1787. Boston and NY: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1888. SPC F491.K56 1888

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Lamb, M. J. " Marietta, Ohio, 1788-1888; Foundations of Civil Government Beyond the Ohio River." Magazine of American History 20 (1888): 169-192. STM E171.M18

Laws of the Territory of the United States North-West of the Ohio River: Adopted and Made by the Governour and Judges, in Their Legislative Capacity, at a Session Begun on Friday, the XXIX Day of May, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Five, and Ending on Tuesday the Twenty-Fifth Day of August Following: With an Appendix of Resolutions and the Ordinance of the Territory. By Authority . Cincinnati: W. Maxwell, 1796. [commonly known as Maxwell Code or Maxwell’s Code] Rare Books O 1796

Love, John. Geodaesia: or, the Art of Surveying and Measuring Land Made Easy. Shewing by Plain and Practical Rules, to Survey, Protract, Cast up, Reduce or Divide Any Piece of Land Whatsoever; with New Tables for the Ease of the Surveyor in Reducing the Measures of Land. Moreover a More Facile and Sure Way of Surveying by the Chain, Than Has Hitherto Been Taught. As Also to Lay out New Lands in America, or Elsewhere: and How to Make a Perfect Map of a River’s Mouth or Harbour; with Several Other Things Never yet Published in Our Language. 8 th ed. London: J. Rivington, St. Paul’s Churchyard; G. Keith, in Gracechurch-Street; and Robinson and Roberts, in Paternoster-Row, 1768. [Rufus Putnam’s book] Rare Books O 1768

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Mathews, Alfred F. "The Earliest Settlement in Ohio." Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 71 (1885): 552-565. PER AP2.H3

Martzolff, Clement L. Ohio University: The Historic College of the Old Northwest. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1910. SPC LD4191.O82 M3

May, John. Journal andLetters of Col. John May, of Boston, relative to Two Journeys to the Ohio Country in 1788 and ’89. With a Biographical Sketch by Rev. Richard Edes of Bolton, Mass and Illustrative Notes by Wm. M. Darlington of Pittsburgh, Penn. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1873. SPC F516.M46

May, John. The Western Journals of John May, Ohio Company Agent and Business Adventurer. Ed. Dwight L. Smith. Cincinnati: Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, 1961. SPC F495.M39

Meigs, B. V. One Man in His Time: Return Jonathan Meigs, 1740-1823. n.p.: 1981. SPC F495.M4 M42

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Northwest Territory . Journal of the Convention, of the Territory of the United States North-West of the Ohio, Begun and Held at Chillicothe, on Monday the First Day of November, A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Two, and of the Independence of the United States the Twenty-Seventh. Published by Authority . Chillicothe, Ohio: N. Willis, Printer to the Convention, 1802. STM JK5525 1802 A25

Northwest Territory Celebration Commission. History of the Ordinance of 1787 and the Old Northwest Territory. Marietta, Ohio: Northwest Territory Celebration Commission, 1937. SPC F479.U67

Nye, Ichabod. A Biographical Sketch of the Origen [sic] & Descent of Gen’l Benjamin Tupper; Memoirs of Ichabod Nye. 1839. Transcribed by Josephine E. Phillips, 1939. Marietta College Archives, Dawes Memorial Library, Marietta, Ohio. SPC E302.6.T89 N9

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O’Donnell, James H., III. Ohio’s First Peoples. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2004. SPC E78.03.O26 2004

Opening the Door West: The Ohio Company of Associates . Dir. David Shelburne. Shelburne Films. 2003. F517.O45 2003

"Origin of the Ohio Company. Petition of Officers in the Continental Line of the Army." Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 1 (1887) 283-87. SPC F486.O51

Owen, Elizabeth Thorniley. Fort Frye on the Muskingum. Beverly, Ohio, 1932. SPC F483.O96

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The Part Taken by Essex County in the Organization and Settlement of the Northwest Territory . Salem, Mass.: Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co., 1889. STM F72.E7 E81

Pattison, William D. "The Survey of the Seven Ranges." Ohio Historical Quarterly 68.2 (1959): 115. PER F486.O51

Perry, Elizabeth W. A Sketch of the Ohio Company; of the Ordinance of 1787, and of the Ohio Company’s Land Office, Built by General Rufus Putnam, at Marietta, Ohio, in 1788, and Purchased by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Resident in Ohio, in February, 1900. National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Resident in Ohio, n.d. SPC F495.P46

Pershing, B. H. "A Surveyor on the Seven Ranges." Ohio Historical Quarterly 46.3 (1937): 257-270. PER F486.O51

Peters, William E. An Abbreviated History of the Legal Title of the Ohio Company to Land in Southeastern Ohio. W. E. Peters, 1906. SPC HD243.O3 P39

Peters, William E. Legal History of the Ohio University , Athens, Ohio. Compiled from legislative enactments, judicial decisions, trustees' proceedings, etc . Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1910 SPC LD4191.O82 P484

Peters, William E. Ohio Lands and Their Subdivision. Athens, Ohio: W. E. Peters, 1918. SPC HD243.O3 P4 1918

Phillips, Josephine E. "James Backus: Citizen of Marietta, 1788-1791." The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 45 (1936): 161-172. STM F486 O51

Phillips, Josephine E. "The Naming of Marietta." The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 55 (1946): 106-137. STM F486.O51

Phillips, Josephine E. Rufus Putnam: Father of Ohio. White Plains, NY: Row, Peterson and Co., 1950. SPC F483.P94 P48 [Juvenile]

Phillips, Josephine E. Wagons Away! Ed. Howard E. Wilson. Boston: American Book Co., 1941. SPC F483.S7 [Juvenile]

Poole, William F. The Ordinance of 1787, and Dr. Manasseh Cutler as an Agent in Its Formation. Cambridge, Mass.: Welch, Bigelow, and Co., University Press, 1876. STM 977.O65 P

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Reiter, Edith S. Marietta and the Northwest Territory, 1788. Marietta, Ohio: Pettit-Seevers Printing, 1964. SPC F499.M3 R44

Rohrbough, Malcolm J. The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837. NY: Oxford University Press, 1968. SPC HD216.R68

Rohrbough, Malcolm J. The Trans-Appalachian Frontier: People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775-1850. NY: Oxford University Press, 1978. F484.3.R64

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Sargent, Charles S. " Winthrop Sargent." Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 33 (1924): 229-282. STM F486.O51

Shannon, Timothy J. "‘This Unpleasant Business’: The Transformation of Land Speculation in the Ohio Country, 1787-1820." The Pursuit of Public Power: Political Culture in Ohio, 1787-1861. Eds. Jeffrey P. Brown and Andrew R. L. Cayton. London: Kent State University Press, 1994. 15-30. SPC F495.P87 1994

Smith, Thomas H. The Mapping of Ohio: The Delineation of the State of Ohio through the Use of Manuscript Maps, Printed Maps, and Plans from Original Map Makers with a Narrative which Describes Each Map from Contemporary Sources. Kent, Ohio: Kent State UP, 1977. SPC G1395 .S6 1977

Smith, William H. The St. Clair Papers: The Life and Public Services of Arthur St. Clair, Soldier of the Revolutionary War; President of the Continental Congress; and Governor of the North-Western Territory; With His Correspondence and Other Papers, Arranged and Annotated by William Henry Smith . Cincinnati: R. Clarke & Co., 1882. SPC F483.S15

Summers, Thomas. History of Marietta. Marietta, Ohio: Leader Publishing Co., 1903. SPC F499.M3 S9

Super, Charles W. A Pioneer College and Its Background (The Ohio University). Salem, Mass: Newcomb & Gauss, 1924. SPC LD4191.O82 S8

Sword, Wiley. President Washington’s Indian War: The Struggle for the Old Northwest, 1790-1795. Norman: U of Oklahoma Press, 1985. SPC E83.79 .S95 1985

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Thompson, Eben F. A Brief Chronicle of Rufus Putnam and his Rutland Home. Worcester, Mass.: [Privately Printed] The Commonwealth Press, 1930. SPC F483.P99

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United States, Congress, House, Committee on Revolutionary War Claims. Nahum Ward. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1826. SPC E255 .W26

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Varnum, James M. A Sketch of the Life and Public Services of James Mitchell Varnum of Rhode Island, Brigadier-General of the Continental Army; Member of the Continental Congress; Judge U.S. Supreme Court, N. W. Territory; Major-General Rhode Island Volunteer Militia. By James Mitchell Varnum, of New York City. Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1906. SPC E302.6 V33 V3

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Walker, Charles M. History of Athens County, Ohio and Incidentally of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta with Personal and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers, Narratives of Pioneer Adventures, Etc. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1869. SPC F497.A8 W1

Wright, Alice. The Seed is Blown. Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1965. SPC PS3545 .R49 S4 [Juvenile]