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|Title||Memorandum and account [manuscript]: New York State, 1788 July 22|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Memorandum and account, Apr. 24-July 22, 1788, submitted by N. Rosecrantz, summarizing his services to the "company" (probably the New York Genesee Company) and itemizing his expenses. Rosecrantz notes that his account was paid in full on July 23, 1788.|
|Names||Livingston, John (1750-1822); Debartzch, Dominique|
|Places||Genesee Region, New York, United States|
|Keywords||account, expenses, financial transaction, trade, commerce, land tenure, land cession, property, council|
|Theme||Trade and Indian Economies|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
Rosecrantz apparently worked as a courier, delivering wampum to Col. Livingston and assisting Mr. Debarztch (a Montréal Indian trader working for the Livingston and Phelps/Gorham enterprise) in preparations for the the Buffalo Creek council.
In 1788 John Livingston and his New York Genesee Company secured a perpetual lease from the Iroquois to a huge tract of land in western New York state. Livingston and the company merged their interests with the Phelps and Gorham enterprise, which had agreed to purchase proprietary rights to the same lands from the state of Massachusetts. In agreement with Phelps, the Livingston concern arranged a council with the Indians at Buffalo Creek, where on July 8, 1788, Oliver Phelps secured the Indian title to approximately one-third of the land to which he had secured the preemption rights.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT box Ayer MS 780|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|