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Title Minutes [manuscript]: 1775-1777
Author Albany Committee of Correspondence (N.Y.)
Date
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Extracts from the minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence dated May 23, 1775, June 21, 1775, and April or May, 1777, copied and verified as accurate on April 24, 1780, by Matthew Visscher, clerk to the committee since 1775. Includes the text of a May 23, 1775, letter from the committee to British Indian superintendent Col. Guy Johnson, regarding a rumored attack by New Englanders, Indian neutrality, and Johnson’s own military preparations. Also the texts of two oaths with the names of the individuals to whom they were administered: June 21, 1775, taken by committee members swearing that they had not communicated with Sir Guy Johnson or other Tyron County residents; and March - April, 1777, administered to suspected internal enemies.
Names Johnson, Colonel, Guy (c.1740-1788)
Places New England, New York, United States
Keywords account, attack, army, American loyalist, war, battle, revolution, minutes
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Local New York committee formed under the general advice of the Continental Congress of September 1774. Composed of elected representatives from the county and city of Albany, the committee acted during the Revolutionary War to raise and support troops, detect and prosecute disloyal citizens, and ensure the functioning of local government.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 14
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue