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Title Letter [manuscript]: [Montreal, Que.?], to Lord Sydney, [London, Eng.?], 1785 Feb. 1
Author Johnson, Sir, John (1742-1830)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Feb. 1, 1785, letter from Johnson to Lord Sydney, secretary of state for the British Home Department, enclosing: a letter from one of his officers summarizing the speeches of the American commissioners and Lafayette to the Six Nations at the October, 1784, Fort Stanwix treaty conference; and questions of the Iroquois "which they wish an immediate answer to." Both enclosures are lacking.
Names Sydney, Viscount, Thomas Townshend (1733-1800)
Places United States; Montréal, Québec, Canada
Keywords government relations, government, army, British Colonialism, speech, military, Six Nations, treaty
Theme American Indians and the US Government; American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Army officer, Indian department official, and son of Sir William Johnson. Fleeing New York for Montreal in 1776, Johnson served as an officer in the British army during the Revolution. In 1782 he was appointed "Superintendent General and Inspector General of the Six Nations Indians and those in the Province of Quebec."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 452
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue