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Title To the gentlemen of the Council, and gentlemen of the House of Representatives... [manuscript]: in regard to taking proper measures for defending the settlers against the Indians or rather for preventing the Indians attacking the settlers, 1764 June 5
Author Bernard, Sir Francis (1712-1779)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Message written at Concord, Mass., June 5, 1764, by Massachusetts governor Francis Bernard, addressed to the province’s Council and House of Representatives, containing proposals for the settlement of conflicts between the Norridgewock, Penobscot, and Passamaquoddy Indians residing in the "eastern country" (now Maine) and white settlers and hunters moving into the region. Bernard notes that his previous proposal for a treaty with these Indians had been declined by the legislature, estimates the number of warriors in each tribe, reviews his own efforts to redress Indian grievances, and proposes a general conference at Fort Pownall where "a firm and lasting accommodation might be established".
Places Concord, Massachusetts, Maine, Fort Pownall, United States
Keywords government, treaty, negotiation, legislature, land cultivation, war
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 584
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue