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Title Letter [manuscript]: Lockport, N.Y., to W.H. Samson, Rochester, N.Y., 1907 Feb. 23
Author Pound, Cuthbert Winfred (1864-1965)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Feb. 23, 1907, letter from Cuthbert W. Pound to William Holland Samson, a Rochester journalist and historian particularly interested in the history of western New York and its Indian tribes, regarding the governor’s decision on a bill relating to a claim filed in 1906 by attorneys of the Cayuga Nation. The tribe had requested that profits realized by the state in the sale of Cayuga land cessions dating from the treaty of 1789 be paid to the Nation, or that the state’s indebtedness to the tribe be acknowledged. Pound reports that the claim "did not impress the governor," that he regarded "the claim as a stale claim," and that he "declined to sign the bill".
Names Pound, Cuthbert Winfred (1864-1935); Samson, William Holland (1860-1919)
Places Lockport, Albany, New York, United States
Keywords history, land cession, land claim, treaty, government relations, land tenure, property, bill, sale of land
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Judge of the New York supreme court for the 8th judicial district, 1906-1915.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 735
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue