Great Britain Indian Department Collection, 1753-1795

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[James Savage] Manuscript Document, Intelligence, [ca. 1750-1760]; Spencer Town, [New York]

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Intligence [Brief?] of James Savage Esqr. Living in Spencer Town thirty Miles below Albany Gen.l Washington at Newborough [wave mark] Nine Miles from Ft. Defiance ______ Strength of his Army 3000 Genl. M Dougol @ Command in theFort Defiance- Strength of the Garrison 3000 Genl. Clinton at Verplank point two miles from Fort Defiance - Strength of his army 6000 The 5th June Genl. Clinton attacked the Rebells in a Assault [3?] Mile from from Ft. defiance The Rebells Retreated Without firing 60 [R.SF.?] was taken [with] [them?] offered a quantity of Provisions Ammunition Seven Fires of Cannon wt a great Deal of New Military Stones _____ Flour 30 Dollars per Bushell _____ [note in margin says ?portion] [Curren?] my 20 Dollars for one in [Silver?] No. of men at Saratoga 30 Commonly Called Schuyler Life Guards _____

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No of men at Ft. George 100 ----- Commanded by a Call: Schuyler _____ Ft. Eward 30 Men Commanded by Capt Chillman Albany 50 Men Commanded by Genl. Schuyler _____

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W[illia]m Johnson 2 ADsS to Benjam[i]n Ashly, February 22, 1757; [Fort Johnson, New York] Writer Johnson, William, 1715-1774

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As these Indians, who carry this papport, are friends, and going on his Majestys Service to the Meeting to be held at Harris Ferry, all officers, And others his Majestys Subjects are desired to let them pass, and repass unmolested . and aid & assist them on their Journey. as it will be well taken by all the Nations. "-" Given Under my Hand this 22d Day of Febry 1757 "-" WM Johnson

Mr Ashly please to let those Indians have a [ Battoe] or two of them, wh. were left at [Oshgnagac] last Fall by Captn Wells. as they are going on his Majestys Service. I am yr. Humble Servt Wm Johnson

To Mr. Benjmin Ashley at [oshgnagac] -

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Salmon Ashton Ms. Account to Richard Sheppard and John Sheppard, January 14, 1758; s.l.

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14th Janry 1758 Wm. John & Richard Sheppard Ds. to Salmon Ashton £ For drawing A Lease for 99 Years from sd. John to 0.13.4 James Sheppard Of part of the house You live In Braithwell Ingrossing thereof- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.10.4 Paper and Duty- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -0. 3 .0 For drawing A Bill of Sale from sd. James to sd. John & Richard 0. 7. 6 Ingrossing thereof- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0. 3. 6 Paper & Duty- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -0. 3. 0 For drawing A Special Bond from sd. John & Richard to Willm Appley to Pay £10: A Year to Rebecca Sheppard if she should 0. 6. 0 Survive the sd. James her Husband- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ingrossing the same- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0. 2. 6 Paper & Duty- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0. 3. 0 For Elsie Jour to Braithwell to see an Assignmt. of a Mortge excecuted from sd. James Eliz: Sheppard & sd. John & Richard to Mr. Feord - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.10.6 For Procuring £150: from sd. Ja. Jno. In. & Richd. to Jno. 1. 1. 0 Billington For Elsie Jour to Wakefield to fetch the same from Mr. Shaw Horse & Expences- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.13.4 _______

£4.17.4

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Sheppard's Bill

(calculations) 133:14:10 16: 5: 2 ________ 150: 0: 0

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W[illia]m Johnson Draft DS to Thomas McKee, November 1, 1762; Johnson Hall, [New York]

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By the Honourable Sir William Johnson Baronet His Majesty's Sole agent for, & Superintendant of {the Affairs of the Six Nation's their Allies & Dependants & all other", struck out} Indian {"affairs for", inserted} the Northeren District of North {inserted in smaller writing: "Cols of the 6 united Nats. their Allies & Dependts.} America, &c &c &c {seal with red wax in the left margin. Also, blurred out line above the line stricken out. [Indn. affairs for ?]}

To Thomas McKee Esq.

By virtue of the Power & Authority to me given by His Majesty & Reposing special Trust & Confidence in your Loyalty, Abilities, & Integrity, I do hereby constitute & appoint you the said Thomas McKee Esq to be an Assistant Deputy under me in the aforesaid Departmt at & about Susquehanna & you are accordingly hereby impowered to hold Conferences, send Messages, & Treat with the Indians for the good of His Majestys Service and the extention of the British Indian Interest {inserted- "& influence"}. Agreeable to such Instructions & {"Directions", struck out, "orders" inserted} as you shall from time to time receive from me, {"or other your superior officer", inserted} and you are to exercise this Deputation with Fidelity Diligence & to the best of your Abilities & for so doing this {"will be to", struck out} you {"a Sufficient", struck out} {"shall be your", inserted} Warrant.

Given under my Hand, and Seal At Arms at Johnson Hall this first day of November 1762 Wm Johnson

{written in a box to the left of the signature} Warrt to Alexr. McKee Gent, the same with the above except [ ] his Assit Deputatn is at & abt the Ohio & Country of the Western Indians Dated 16th Augt. 1762.

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Warrant for Thomas McKee Esqr as Asst. Deputy for Indn. Affairs 1762 x 70 30 24 6-10 6-10. 12 17-10 7-- 4-4 16 10 _ 203-14

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G[oldsbro]w Banyar DS Copy, January 19, 1763; Fort George, New York

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At a Council held at Fort George in the City of New York on Wednesday the Nineteenth day of January 1763 ~ Present His Excellency the Honourable Robert [Monchton?]~ Captain General [?] ~

Mr [Horsmanden?] Mr Watts
Mr Chambers Mr Walton
Mr Smith Mr DeLancey
Claiming under the Connajoharie Patent, in answer to the Complaint of the Connajoharie Indians respecting the said Patent, William Livingston Esq: {unclear punctuation here} of Council for the said Claimants was Called in and being fully heard thereupon, The Board were of Opinion and advised his Excellency to transmit to Sir William Johnson a Copy of the Declaration signed by the Indians, dated in Decem= =ber last and now produced to the Board on the part of the said Claimants, as also Copies of two Indian Deeds or Quit Claims to [Ielles Fonda?] and George Klack, one, Dated Twelfth December 1761, and the other Dated the, Twenty third February 1762, and to desire sir William Johnson would, as soon as Conveniently may be Convene, all the Sachems and Indians of the Connajoharie Castle at such place as he shall think fit and where it is~ probable the meeting will be most complete. And that~ he do at such meeting in the presence also of as many of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the County of ~ Albany as can be assembled, particularly the Justices~ before whom the Declaration aforesaid was made, explain to the Indians do met, the purport of the said Declaration And

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And require them to signify their Sentiments on the ~ whole matter of Complaint in the most explicit manner~ that the same be reduced to writing and transmitted to his Excellency, signed by Sir William Johnson and the said Justices, And that this Proceeding be Transacted in the most solemn, impartial and authentick manner that may be, to afford all the Satisfaction the Nature of the Subject requires- And to this end that Sir WilliamJohnson do give publick and timely Notice of such~ meeting that all parties interested may attend if they~ see fit-~ A true Copy Examd. by [ ]

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19th January 1763

CopyMinute of Council relative to the Complaint of the Connajoharie Indians,

Entd. in vol VIII Indn. Records~ Page 363~

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