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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04635
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0095] April-June 1790 
Title Copy of a document related to the Cayuga Nation
Date 22 June 1790
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Document Type Government document; Land transaction document
Content Description Appears to be a partial copy or a set of notes from a 22 June 1790 treaty signed at Fort Stanwix by five commissioners and eleven Cayuga chiefs and warriors. Discusses the Cayugas' lands. Apparently, the Cayugas are seeking permission from the state to [lease] their lands. An additional note states that "certain white people have settled upon the lands ... " Refers to [Mr. Street] in relation to the land. Lists the names of the five commissioners (including Joseph Brandt), along with a note stating that the original of this document was signed by eleven chiefs and warriors 22 June 1790 at Fort Stanwix. Docket notes, "Some minutes &c relative to [S.] Street's papers - which were returned to him this 14 August 1790." Third page contains the beginning of a draft written 11 August 1790 related to "Captain James Sweet."
Subjects American Indian History  Revolutionary War General  Treaty  Diplomacy  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Government and Civics  Boundary or Property Dispute  Land Transaction  Immigration and Migration  Military History  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Theme Native Americans; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859