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Title Letter [manuscript]: Augusta, N.Y., to John Tayler, Albany, N.Y., 1819 Jan. 28
Author Gregg, John
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: January 28, 1819, letter from John Gregg of Augusta, N.Y., to John Tayler, former lieutenant governor and governor of New York, regarding a dispute between the New Stockbridge Indians and their minister, John Sergeant, over the proceeds of land sales (in preparation for resettlement in the west) and the reservation of a minister’s lot (250 acres) in New Stockbridge. According to Gregg, Sergeant, who opposed the land sales, kept the proceeds until the Indians’ departure; he then provided the migrating party with insufficient funds ($1490) for the trip, which left them stranded and starving in Ohio. Gregg asks Tayler to prevent the legislature from passing a law legalizing the provision of a minister’s lot.
Names Tayler, John (1742-1829); Sergeant, John (1747-1824)
Places New Stockbridge, Augusta, Albany, New York, Ohio, United States
Keywords Christianity, missionary, land tenure, sale of land, law, legislation, legislature, money
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 343
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue