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Title We the Onondaga Nation do acknowledge to have received from the people of the state of New York by the hands of Jasper Parrish the sum of one thousand dollars [manuscript]: Buffalo, [N.Y.]: receipt, 1821 May 28
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Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Receipt, May 28, 1821, signed with the marks of the chiefs of the Onondaga Nation (Captain Cole, Silver Smith, Big John, Samuel Jackson, Colonel Smith, Captain Crow), acknowledging that the Nation had received $1,000 from the state of New York via Jasper Parrish. This amount was payment in full of half the annuities due the tribe according to the provisions of the 1795 treaty at Cayuga Ferry.
Names Captain Cole; Silver Smith; Big John; Jackson, Samuel; Colonel Smith; Captain Crow; Parrish, Jasper (1767-1836)
Places Buffalo, Cayuga Ferry, Onondaga County, New York, United States
Keywords money, government, government relations, treaty, chief, land tenure, financial transactions
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information In 1795 at Cayuga Ferry the Onondaga Nation signed a treaty with the state of New York, selling property in Onondaga County, including Salt Lake (Onondaga Lake) and the land around it, which had been reserved to the tribe in the treaties of 1788 and 1793.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 665
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue