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Title Letter [manuscript]: New York, [N.Y.], to Sir W[illia]m Johnson, 1772 [i.e. 1773] Mar. 2
Author Johnson, Guy (c.1740-1788)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Mar. 2, 1773, letter, erroneously dated 1772, from Guy Johnson to his uncle, Sir William Johnson, regarding the status of the "Mohock Bill" in the assembly. The bill, "An act for securing to the Indians of the lower Mohawk village and their descendants, the possession of the remainder of their lands adjacent to the same, under a certain limitation," was opposed by the corporation of the city of Albany. As Johnson predicted in his letter, Robert Yates and "one of their Aldermen," Guysbert Marselis, succeeded in gaining a postponement until the next session of the legislature.
Names Johnson, Sir, William (1715-1774)
Places Albany, New York, United States
Keywords land tenure, legislature, council, politics, government, British North America
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information British colonial Indian official and New York politician. Presumed to be a nephew of Sir William Johnson, Guy Johnson reached America around 1755, was appointed deputy superintendent of northern Indians by his uncle in 1762, and served in the New York General Assembly from 1773 to 1775.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 450
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue