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Interpreting the Evidence

Letter from Henry Van Patten to the Erie Canal Board, 1829

  • Documents in this Activity:
  • Historical Era:

    Expansion and Reform (1801 - 1861)

  • Thinking Skill:

    Historical Analysis & Interpretation

  • Grade Level:

    Middle School
    High School
    College University

  • Topics:

    Community
    Erie Canal
    Transportation

  • Primary Source Types:

    Written Document

  • Regions:

    Central New York
    New York State

  • Creator:

    NYS Archives Partnership Trust Education Team

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Document Description
Letter from Henry Van Patten to the Erie Canal Board for reimbursement for construction of a bridge and destruction of his well. Dated Rotterdam, Schenectady, February 11, 1829.