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Title Papers [manuscript]: 1734-1896 (bulk 1756-1809) [1 of 3]
Author Van Schaack, Henry (1733-1823)
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: [1 of 3] Mainly correspondence, with a few receipts, appointments, petitions, and other documents, dating primarily from 1756-1809, regarding Henry Van Schaack’s Indian trade operations, Seven Years’ War service, colonial political activities and opinions, Revolutionary War banishment, concern with post-war loyalist emigration, connection with Shay’s Rebellion, advocacy of the U.S. Constitution, anti-church tax campaign, and party politics. Correspondents include lifelong friends, close relatives, prominent N.Y. and Mass. political, military, and church officials, rebels and loyalists, Federalist journalists, etc. Also several colonial documents of Hitchen Holland and two Indian deeds of Cornelius Van Schaack.
Names Van Schaack, Corneliuss
Places Albany, New York, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords colonialism, British Colonialism, British North America, US War of Independence, French and Indian Wars, trade, land tenure, church, secularity, government, government relations
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Additional Information American loyalist. Colonial Kinderhook and Albany, N.Y., resident Henry Van Schaack held local offices and engaged in the Indian trade before and after the Seven Years’ War, during which he served as commissary and paymaster to N.Y. troops. Banished by N.Y. revolutionary officials in 1778, Van Schaack spent the war years in New England and New Jersey. He later settled in Pittsfield, Mass., where as a Federalist he was elected again to public office. In 1760 he married Jane Holland, daughter of Hitchen Holland.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 3193
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue