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Title Resolution [manuscript]: 1789 Feb. 27
Author New York (State): Commissioners of Indian Affairs; Benson, Egbert (1746-1833)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Contemporary copy of a resolution, Feb. 27, 1789, taken from the minutes of the commission "the Treasurer of the Monies in his hands subject to the Order from the Board in favor of Richard Varick, pay to John Tayler, Agent to this Board, the Sum of two thousand Pounds". The copy is written and signed by Egbert Benson.
Names Varick, Richard (1753-1831); Tayler, John (1742-1829)
Places Albany, New York, United States
Keywords commissioner, money, government, debt, agent, financial transactions
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information On Mar. 1, 1788, an act of the New York state legislature appointed Gov. George Clinton, William Floyd, Ezra L’Hommedieu, John Lawrence, Richard Varick, Samuel Jones, Egbert Benson, and Peter Gansevoort, Jr. as "Commissioners to hold Treaties with the Indians within this State". This board was to preserve friendly relations with Indian tribes, negotiate the purchase of Indian lands, and investigate the unlawful purchase or lease of Indian property. At the commissioners’ first meeting, Mar. 3, 1788, they appointed John Tayler as agent of the board in Albany.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 642
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue