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Title Payment order [manuscript]: Albany, [N.Y.], to Gerard Bancker, Treasurer to the State of New York, 1791 Aug. 4
Author Tayler, John (1742-1829)
Date
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Order, Aug. 4, 1791, to Gerard Bancker, New York state treasurer, directing the payment of £29-19-0 to Samuel Lewis. This amount covered Tayler’s services in paying the annual rent of the Oneida and Cayuga Indians as authorized by the governor.
Names Bancker, Gerard (1740-1799); Lewis, Samuel
Places Albany, New York, United States
Keywords payment, financial transaction, land tenure, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Taylor was agent to the New York state commissioners of Indian affairs from 1788, state senator, lieutenant governor, acting governor, regent and chancellor. While trading at Lake George and Oswego during the French and Indian War until 1771, Tayler became fluent in Indian languages and was involved in a number of Indian-white councils. Later a merchant in Albany, Tayler served during the Revolution in the provincial congress and in the state assembly.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 874
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue