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Title Letter [manuscript]: Quebec, to Sir William [Johnson], 1767 Aug. 20
Author Massey, Eyre [Baron Clarina] (1719-1804)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: August 20, 1767, letter from Massey at Quebec to Sir William Johnson, presumably at Johnson Hall, recommending a Major Hughs to succeed the current deputy agent to the Canadian Indians, Christian Daniel Claus, whose desire to vacate his office was rumoured. Massey also writes of his high opinion of Gen. Guy Carleton, his desire to send his sons among the Indians, and the government’s relations with the Caughnawaga Indians.
Names Johnson, Sir William (1715-1774); Hughs, Major; Claus, Christian Daniel (1727-1787); Carleton, General, Guy [Baron Dorchester] (1724-1808)
Places Quebec, Canada
Keywords Indian agent, cultural contact, army, government, government relations
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information An Irish soldier, Massey was an officer in the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot for most of his long military career, and served with Sir William Johnson on the Niagara expedition in 1759.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 585
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue