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Title Letter [manuscript]: Montreal, to Sir John Johnson, 1784 Nov. 15
Author Langan, Patrick
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: November, 15, 1784, letter from Patrick Langan, secretary of the British Indian Department in Montreal, to Sir John Johnson, superintendent general and inspector general of the Six Nations Indians, regarding news relayed by "David" (David Hill?) of the council between the U.S. and the Six Nations at Fort Stanwix. Langan discusses the land cessions agreed to and the detention of Aaron Hill and others as hostages until all prisoners were released. There is also an excerpt from the American commissioners’ concluding speech warning that "a bad wind will soon blow from the north" and a report of Lafayette’s Oneida village visit and speech concerning a French alliance. Langan also relays Joseph Brant’s views on the proceedings.
Names Lafayette, Marquis de, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier (1757-1834); Hill, David; Hill, Aaron
Places Montréal, Québec, Canada
Keywords Six Nations, treaty, government, government relations, British Colonialism, British North America, hostage, New France, land cession, speech, chief, commissioner
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; American Indians and the US Government; First Nations of Canada
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information David and Aaron Hill were Mohawk chiefs.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 489
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue