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Title Statement of Wm. Peters & J. Duché [manuscript]: 1757
Author Peters, William
Document Type Official Record; Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: 1757 statement of William Peters and Jacob Duché, members of the proprietary entourage at Easton, charging that Israel Pemberton, Joseph Galloway, and other Quakers had managed and directed the actions of Teedyuscung and his party at the negotiations. In particular, Peters and Duché report that the Quakers had instigated Teedyuscung’s demand for his own clerk. They also cite the ease with which the Quakers defused threatened aggression as evidence of their total control of the Indians.
Names Teedyuscung (1700-1763); Pemberton, Israel (1715-1779); Galloway, Joseph (1731-1803); Duché, Jacob (1738-1798)
Places Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords personal account, conference, cultural contact, negotiation, religion, Christianity, Quaker
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Peters was the brother of Pennsylvania provincial secretary Richard Peters. Together with Jacob Duché (later chaplain to the Continental Congress), Peters attended the second treaty negotiations at Easton (July-Aug., 1757) between Delaware and Seneca representatives led by Teedyuscung and Pennsylvania governor Denny, his council, and Indian agent George Croghan. Numerous Quakers were also present at the negotiations despite official bans on their presence.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 713
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue