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Title Receipts [manuscript]: 1808-1830
Author Young King
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two receipts, one dated Apr. 1, 1808 and issued at Buffalo Creek, and the other dated June 5, 1830 and issued at Buffalo, for $100 annuity payments to Young King. The 1830 receipt, a signed duplicate, contains Young King’s mark, and indicates that he had received his payment from Herman Le Roy, one of the trustees of "Certain Seneca Chiefs, by the hands of Jasper Parrish late Sub Agent of the United States to the Six Nations of Indians". The 1808 receipt, which appears to have been signed for Young King, is also received of Herman Le Roy, as well as William Bayard, a Mr. McEvers, and Thomas Morris, by the hand of Erastus Granger.
Names Le Roy, Herman (1758-1841); Bayard, William (1761-1826); McEvers, Mr.; Morris, Robert (1734-1806); Morris, Thomas (1771-1849)
Places Buffalo, New York, United States
Keywords account, money, payment, Six Nations, chief, treaty, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information By the 1797 Treaty of Big Tree, a contract entered into between Robert Morris and the Seneca Nation of Indians under the sanction of the United States government, the Seneca Indians ceded most of their lands in western New York. In return, they received $100,000 to be invested in the Bank of the United States. Certain Seneca leaders including Cornplanter, Red Jacket, Young King, Farmer’s Brother and Little Billy also received cash payments and/or annuities. Young King was paid a $100 annual annuity.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1022
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue