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Letter, 29 Dec. 1822, John C. Hoyt to George Dickinson
    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2003

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Letter, 29 December 1822, of John C. Hoyt, Pendleton C[ourt] H[ouse], S.C., to George Dickinson, Georgetown, S.C., discusses mutual acquaintances, including [Samuel] Maverick, and advises that he had “engaged to give instruction to some young men in surveying and other branches” with an “option to remain with them several months or not, if I do they are to give me reasonable compensation.”

Turning his attention to a different subject altogether, Hoyt then queries—“What say you to an expedition up the Missouri? They are making great strides up that way lately for fur; one party returned lately with 24000 dollars worth of fur, looking in the paper I see it was Capt Perkins of the Missouri fur company. The whole de[s]cended the Yellow Stone river and was tran[s]ported 3000 miles to arrive at St. Louis. So you see what they can do in that part of the world.”

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