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Title Letter and order [manuscript]: 1757 Apr. 15-1760 Feb. 18
Author Peters, Richard (1704-1776)
Document Type Correspondence; Financial Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter (Apr. 15, 1757) and payment order (Feb. 18, 1760) relating to Indian affairs in Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War. The letter addressed to Timothy Horsfield on behalf of the governor directs that provisions be provided at Fort Allen to Delaware chief Teedyuscung and his party of Six Nations Indians for their journey from Wyoming to Philadelphia. Addressed to receiver-generals Edmund Physick and Richard Hockley, the order on behalf of the proprietors directs that fifty Spanish pistoles be paid to Moravian missionary and Indian negotiator Christian Frederick Post for his services to the province. The order is receipted by Post.
Names Teedyuscung (1700-1763); Horsfield, Timothy; Physick, Edmund; Hockley, Richard (c.1710-1785); Post, Christian Frederick
Places Wyoming, Fort Allen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords war, French and Indian Wars, missionary, Christianity, religion, Moravian Church, supplies, journey, governor, chief, financial transactions, money, Six Nations
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Northeast
Additional Information Peters was a Church of England clergyman and Pennsylvania governmental official. Peters served as Pennsylvania’s provincial secretary, 1742/43-1762, and as provincial councillor, 1749-1776.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 711
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue