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Title Letter [manuscript]: Stockbridge, [Mass.], to William Tryon, 1773 Dec. 8
Author Woodbridge, Timothy (1709-1774)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter of petition, Dec. 8, 1773, to Gov. William Tryon of New York on behalf of the Stockbridge Indians, requesting that they be compensated for their services during the French and Indian War. Woodbridge notes that the Stockbridge Indian troops in service of the King killed and took many enemy captive, that they also lost their lives and were taken into "miserable captivity," and that they had not received what they were entitled to for this service.
Names Tryon, William (1729-1788)
Places Stockbridge, Massachusetts, New York, United States
Keywords petition, French and Indian Wars, expenses, money, payment, armed forces, colonial forces, captive, war, government relations, soldiers, warrior
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Woodbridge was a teacher to the Stockbridge Indians and great grandson of John Eliot. The first white inhabitant of Stockbridge, Mass., Woodbridge was also a deacon, judge, magistrate, superintendent of Indian affairs, and officer of the Susquehanna Company.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1015
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue