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Title Letters [manuscript]: New York, to Sir Wm. Johnson, 1766-1771
Author Gage, Thomas (1721-1787)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Outgoing correspondence of Thomas Gage to Sir William Johnson, British superintendent of Indian affairs, between 1766 and 1771. Small collection containing three letters by Gage as well as extracts of correspondence from Lieut.-Colonel Campbell, commanding officer at Fort Detroit reporting to Gage on Indian relations. The correspondence includes information on the following topics: maintaining peace with the Indians near the frontier posts of Detroit, St. Joseph, and Michilimackinac, Mich., ill-treatment of the Indians, and rumors of war with Spain. There is also mention of financial payments of Indian trader George Croghan.
Names Croghan, George (d.1782); Campbell, Donald (b.1735); Johnson, Sir, William, (1715-1774); Penn, John (1729-1795)
Places Fort Detroit, Detroit, Fort Saint Joseph, Fort Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
Keywords British Colonialism, British North America, Indian agent, government, government relations, peace, frontier, war, fort, trade, fur trade, fur trader
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Trade and Indian Economies
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Thomas Gage, British military officer and last royal governor of Mass., was commander-in-chief in North America, 1763-1773.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 308
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue