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Title Memorandum [manuscript]: Albany [N.Y.], to Gentlemen, 1807 Mar. 6
Author New York (State); Lewis, Morgan (1767-1836)
Document Type Correspondence; Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Memorandum, dated March 6, 1807, written by Governor Morgan Lewis to the New York legislature concerning the purchase of Indian lands in western New York. In this letter Lewis informs the legislature that he has contracted with the Cayuga tribe to buy 3,200 acres of their land at $1.50 per acre. Lewis mentions that Jasper Parish, a local Indian agent, was instrumental in negotiating this purchase. Further, Lewis reports that the Oneida Indians have offered for sale about 20,000 acres of their reserved lands.
Names Parish, Jasper
Places Albany, New York, United States
Keywords governor, government, government relations, legislature, sale of land, landowner, Indian Agent, financial transactions
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 647
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue