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Title Letters [manuscript]: Fort George and New York, N.Y., to Sir William Johnson, 1763-1764
Author New York (State); Colden, Cadwallader (1688-1776)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: 3 items (2 folders): Three letters written from Fort George (Dec. 19, 1763; Apr. 22, 1764) and Flushing, New York City (May 25, 1764) to Sir William Johnson, British Indian superintendent, regarding ammunition for the Indians and militia to guard the Albany frontier near Schoharie and Cherry Valley. Colden also requests advice concerning the issuance of licenses for the Indian trade and mentions the events at Detroit and Niagara.
Names Johnson, Sir William (1715-1774)
Places Fort George, Flushing, Albany, Schoharie, Cherry Valley, New York, Detroit, Niagara, United States
Keywords government, government relations, governor, alliance, militia, weapon, trade, license
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Colden was a New York politician, philosopher, and scientist. Emigrating from London, he practised medicine in Philadelphia, 1710-1718, then moved to New York, where he was named surveyor-general in 1720 and appointed to the Council in 1721. In 1760, upon the death of Gov. De Lancey, Colden became New York’s chief executive officer; he was formally appointed lieutenant governor in 1761.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 639
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue