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Title Orders [manuscript]: additional instruction for our trusty and well beloved Robert Monckton Esqr., our Captain General and Governor in Chief of our Province of New York, 1761 Dec. 9
Author George I, King of Great Britain (1660-1727)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: A copy of royal instructions (1761) from George III to Robert Monckton, governor of New York. The successful administration of the British colonies required the alliance of many Indian tribes. In this document it is stated that numerous treaties with the Indians of New York had been violated by the sale of illegal land grants to settlers. Monckton is instructed to strictly forbid the sale of any further land grants and to remove and prosecute persons who have made fraudulent purchases. He is also ordered to obtain permission from the Commissioners of Trade for any future applications to purchase Indian lands and to make these orders known to the public and to the Indian tribes involved.
Names Monckton, Robert (1726-1782)
Places New York, United States
Keywords land grant, land tenure, sale of land, land cession, law, legislation, British Colonialism, British North America, government, government relations, governor, treaty, white settlers
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 341
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue