Chiefs of the Seven Nations LS Copy to [George Washington], October 2, 1795; Fort George, New York

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Speech requesting that ancestrial land in New York be returned to them. Plan to send a delegation to address Congress. Eight Chief's names, including Ona sa te gen, signed with his mark. IEGOR Lot 741.

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[left side note] From the Chiefs of the Seven Nations to the President of the U. States Lake George 2 October 1795 Copied [/left side note]

[middle note] Copie of a Letter - Sent from the Chiefs of the Seven Nations to the President of the United States - [/middle note]

[corner label] #741 [/corner label]

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[languages: English and a Native American Language]

To his Excellency Gorge Washington or Jefferson President of the United States _

O na ta ga [unclear]laes[/unclear] Brother _ We the Chiefs of the Seven Nations of Canaday and this State of New York _

Brother _ we have had a talk with our brothers of the State of New York _ and Mr. Wadsworth woh told us he was sent by you to talk with us Conserning our Lands in the state of New York _

Brother _ we stated our Claim of Lands to them and they objected our wrights and said that thay Never Knewn we climed any Lands, in the State of New York _

Brother _ we then told them that we was not able to Consent to thane [unclear] to us which the desired us to Inform you of and promised us Looke wise that they would aquaint you of what post believed us and them while in councell at Fort Gorge _

Brother _ we told them at our Parting with them that as they said they had done as far as the had been Derected by thane older brothers who sent them hear to talk with us on this subject that was to give us some small Compens -ation for our "Lands, which is ours is now and Ever was from thay Beginning of the World _

Brother _ we asked for nothing but what is our Just wrights and we have that Sincere Confidance in your Honour and Goodness of doing Justice to all People _ that we are fully Convinced that You will See Justice done us _

Brother _ we have only to let you Know that in the Cause of this winter Coming When your Congrass meets that _ we Shall Send Color Leeves and Some other of our

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{signatures of the Indians spelled phonetically}

our Chiefs together with William Gray our Interpeter and Shall Impower them to act for us so far that Every thing so that is agreed on by them with you will Stand a Justice to us. if the Grate Spiret Pleses to preserve them so far they are the Persons we shall Send to you for Justice to be done us, if god Pleses to Disanble them in body so that thay cannot come to you in behalf of Us we Shall Send thare Sones.

Brother _ we have no more to say at Preasent but to hope that these few Lines may find You Enjoying _ Your Halth with all your Famaly and all others _ with Whomee you are connected _ From your _ Brothers the Chiefs of the Seven Nations of Canady and State of New York _

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Fort Gorge October 2 1795

To ona ta gar nias Brother President of the United States of Amarica _

his + o na sa te gen _ mark

oh na we io _ Atia to ha von (?) Sa te ga ien tan ~ on wa neen te _ ti o na to gen a _ oh ni ta _ oh gere Sen _

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