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Title Letter [manuscript]: Blandford, [Eng.], to Lord Melville, 1804 Sept. 6
Author Wilberforce, William (1759-1833)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Sept. 6, 1804, letter to Lord Melville, 1st lord of the admiralty, regarding the background and character of John Norton, the Mohawk chief then visiting England in hopes of confirming a grant of Grand River (Upper Canada) lands to the Five Nations. Wilberforce also urges Melville in his admiralty post to gain the affection and support of "our sailors."
Names Melville, Henry Dundas, Viscount (1742-1811); Norton, John (b.c.1760)
Places Grand River, Ontario, Canada; England, United Kingdom
Keywords chief, observation, land grant, government relations, colonial forces, Canada
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Wilberforce was an English philanthropist and leader of the British parliamentary campaign to abolish the slave trade.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3204
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue