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Title These are to desire and require inhabitants of this province where these five Cherokee Indians may call at for provision in their way home to supply them with the same ... [manuscript]: order, 1755 July 13
Author Pinckney, William (1704-1766)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Order, July 13, 1755, from South Carolina commissary general William Pinckney to inhabitants of the province, notifying them that five Cherokee Indians returning home are to be provisioned as far as Congaree at public expense. Pinckney notes that the daily allotment per Indian is seven shillings and six pence, and that the Indians are not to be detained at a stopping place for longer than is necessary.
Names Pinckney, William (1704-1766)
Places Charles Town, South Carolina, United States
Keywords government relations, expenses, expenditure, goods, provisions
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information South Carolina merchant and public official. The son of South Carolina settler Thomas Pinckney, William Pinckney was South Carolina’s commissary general until his death in 1766. From 1747 to 1761, he also served as the province’s sole commissioner of Indian trade.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 729
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue