Great Britain Indian Department Collection, 1753-1795

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Great Britain Indian Department Collection, 1753-1795
The Great Britain Indian Department Collection, 1753-1795, documents British interactions with Native Americans in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, with some material relating to South Carolina, Michigan, and Virginia. Official documents include passes for Native American travelers, speeches to and from Native American groups, copies of treaties, and reports and correspondence relative to diplomacy, peace efforts, and military affairs. Materials relay information on boundary disputes, prisoner exchanges, crimes committed against both American settlers and Native Americans, and Native American distress over land infringements.

Harmful Language Statement: As you read documents in this collection, you may encounter language that is culturally insensitive or derogatory towards Native Americans. This language is not endorsed by the library, but access to the original materials is provided for the purposes of historical research.

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[Joseph Chew] Manuscript Document, "Remarks on the Acco[un]t", February 1782; s.l.

[Joseph Chew] Manuscript Document, "Remarks on the Acco[un]t", February 1782; s.l.

Accounting of £10,365.9.2 debts owed by Colonel Guy Johnson, including money intended for the Loyalists that have yet to be paid. IEGOR Lot 703.

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[Kittagusta] Manuscript Document to [Alexander Cameron and George Price], May 8, 1766; Fort Prince George, [South Carolina]

[Kittagusta] Manuscript Document to [Alexander Cameron and George Price], May 8, 1766; Fort Prince George, [South Carolina]

Docket: "Proceedings at a Congress at Fort Prince George in the Cherokee Country. Recorded Vol. 307." Kittagusta's address to Alexander Cameron and George Price. At a meeting last October, the Indians proposed to have the Line near North Carolina and Virginia extended, but since then, white men...

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[William Johnson?] AL draft to W[illia]m Baker, October 16, 1764; Johnson Hall, [New York]

[William Johnson?] AL draft to W[illia]m Baker, October 16, 1764; Johnson Hall, [New York]

Description of a meeting with Seneca Deputies in April and with 2000 Indians at Niagara in June. Gained cessions of Territory. "I brought with me 600 of the Six Nations who accompanied the Army under Col Bradstreet who is at present at Sandusky in Lake Erie (encamped they say) to favour the...

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[William Johnson] Draft AL to Captain [William] Murray, May 25, 1765; Johnson Hall, [New York]

[William Johnson] Draft AL to Captain [William] Murray, May 25, 1765; Johnson Hall, [New York]

Handwritten draft by William Johnson to Captain Murray, reporting on peace terms. "The Six Nations who attended upon this occasion and with rest Exceeded 900 are now departed, & the Senecas have left their Chiefs as Hostages that all the Prisoners, Deserters, Frenchmen, & Negroes amongst...

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[William Legge, 2nd Earl of] Dartmouth LS Copy to [William Jo]hnson, August 4, 1773; Whitehall

[William Legge, 2nd Earl of] Dartmouth LS Copy to [William Jo]hnson, August 4, 1773; Whitehall

Lord Dartmouth responds to the dispatches of April 22nd and 30th. Stresses the importance of maintaining good relations with the Six Nations. Reference to plans to establish "a Govt. on the Ohio. " IEGOR Lot 673.

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