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Title Letter [manuscript]: Canandaigua, [N.Y.], to Morris F. [i.e. S.] Miller, Utica, [N.Y.], 1819 June 14
Author Parrish, Jasper (1767-1836)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: June 14, 1819, letter from Parrish to Morris S. Miller, a New York congressman who represented the U.S. in Buffalo, N.Y., during the July, 1819, negotiation of a treaty between the Seneca Indians and the proprietors of the Seneca Reservation. Parrish’s letter concerns arrangements for the upcoming treaty negotiations.
Names Miller, Morris Smith (1779-1824)
Places Canandaigua, Buffalo, Utica, New York, United States
Keywords treaty, government, government relations, reservation, Congress of the United States, landowner, Indian Agent
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Parrish was an interpreter and U.S. sub-agent to the Six Nations of Indians. Having learned the Delaware and Mohawk languages while a captive (1778-1784), Parrish in 1792 was appointed standing interpreter to the Six Nations, and in 1803 was named sub-agent, a post he held for thirty years.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 686
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue