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Title Letter [manuscript]: New York, [N.Y.], to W[illia]m Colbreath, Herkimer County, [N.Y.], 1792 Aug. 17
Author New York (State); Clinton, George (1739-1812)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Retained copy of an August 17, 1792, letter from New York governor Clinton to William Colbreath, sheriff of Herkimer County, N.Y., regarding the murder of an Onondaga chief. Noting that it is of "utmost consequence to conciliate the affection and confirm the attachment of the Indian nations", Clinton discusses measures for apprehending the suspect, "Vallentine", who had reportedly fled to Upper Canada. He encloses proclamations for delivery in neighboring counties and letters to Mohawk chief Joseph Brant and Upper Canada lieutenant governor John Graves Simcoe (all lacking). Clinton also requests documentation regarding white intrusions on Cayuga lands in order to prosecute the offenders.
Names Colbreath, William; Vallentine; Brant, Joseph; Simcoe, John Graves
Places Herkimer County, New York, United States; Ontario, Canada
Keywords sheriff, murder, death, murder, governor, land claim, settlement
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 645
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue