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Title Letter [manuscript]: Troy, [N.Y.], to Lt. Gov. [John] Tayler, Albany, [N.Y.], 1818 Mar. 17
Author Butler, David (1792-1842)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: March 17, 1818, letter from David Butler to former N.Y. lieutenant governor John Tayler, regarding Mary Doxtater, a New Stockbridge Indian who had asked Butler to write on her behalf. A teacher to her tribe, Doxtater feared that her civilizing efforts would be undone by the plan of some Stockbridge Indians to gain the legislature’s permission to dispose of their N.Y. lands and "remove into the wilderness". Butler urges Tayler to use his influence to prevent the move and to have "benevolent" men appointed to superintend the tribe’s affairs.
Names Doxtater, Mary; Tayler, John (1742-1829)
Places Troy, New York, United States
Keywords education, school, land claims, land tenure, religion, government relations, cultural assimilation, politics, women, Quaker, Christianity
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Butler was an Episcopal rector at Troy, N.Y., 1804-1834.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 127
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue