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Title Letter [manuscript]: Albany [N.Y.], to His Excellency Elbridge Gerry, 1812 Apr. 30
Author New York (State); Tompkins, Daniel D.
Document Type Correspondence; Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter, dated April 30, 1812, written by New York governor Daniel Tompkins to Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry. The first part of the letter contains background information on an article of agreement (1786) entered into between Massachusetts and New York to oversee the future sale of Indian lands. Tompkins further writes that owners of the pre-emptive right of the Holland Purchase desire to hold a treaty with the native Indians to purchase certain lands in New York. He recommends that Judge Lemuel Chipman be appointed a superintendent for that purpose.
Names Gerry, Elbridge; Chipman, Lemuel
Places Genesee, New York, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords governor, government, treaty, sale of land, landowner, law
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information In 1796 the Holland Land Company acquired over one million acres in the Genesee region of western New York.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 648
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue