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Title Indian petition to the general assembly [manuscript]: to the honourable house of representatives of, 1747 Apr. 1
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Draft of an Indian petition, Apr. 1, 1747, to an unnamed general assembly (probably Massachusetts), written from a fortification called "Number 2 on Connecticut River". This document, which was to be signed by Old Town and three others on "behalf of others," concerns the Indians’ participation in the frontier war effort. The petitioners request a reward in return for clearing the enemy from the western settlements. They also ask the assembly whether they should remain in the deserted garrisons or burn them.
Places Connecticut River Valley, New England, United States
Keywords frontier, pioneer, fort, war, King George’s War, government, government relations, British Colonialism, British North America
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 423
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue