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Abstract

The first volume in the collection, "Particulars of an Indian treaty at Conestogoe between his excellency Sir William Keith, bart, governor of Pennsilvania and the deputies of the Five Nations [July 5-8, 1721]," is a manuscript copy of a printed work by Andrew Bradford, with a preface dated July 26. See Colonial Records, 3: 121. The volume regards a meeting between Sinnekaes, Onondagoes, Cayoogoes, Keith, and James Logan. Freeman Guide: 138 and 1769.

Collection information

Provenance

Accessioned, 1913 (50074). See in-house shelf list for additional accession information and numbers.

General physical description

16 p., unbound.

General note

Printed, Bradford (1721).

Early American History Note

This collection of seven volumes contains the minutes of various treaties the colony of Pennsylvania conducted with Native peoples. Some of these reports go beyond the minutes of the treaties and contain details about the governor’s entourage and travel. The volume that contains minutes for Indian treaties from 1758-1760 contains George Croghan’s journal from a trip to western areas in 1759. The Treaty of Easton (970.5 M659) contains a sketch of the land Teedyschung requested, a drawing that often has not been reproduced in accounts of the treaty minutes.

Indexing Terms

Genre(s)

  • Diplomatic Material
  • Maps.
  • Native American Materials
  • Official Government Documents and Records

Subject(s)

  • Diplomatic History
  • Indians of North America--Treaties
  • Native America
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Seven Years' War
  • Treaties.


Detailed Inventory
970.5 T692. Pennsylvania (Province)..
Treaty of peace and friendship, made . . . at Albany, in . . . 1722.
Circa 1850s 1.0 Volume(s) ; 1 volume, 10 p., copy.Volume 1
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Abstract: This volume, Treaty of peace and friendship made and concluded between his excellency Sir William Keith, bart., governor of the province of Pennsylvania, for and on behalf of the said province and the chief of the Indians of the Five Nations, at Albany, in the month of September, 1722 [1722], regarding "Conestogoe lands: gives up all claim." Freeman Guide: 177 and 1799.

Alternate formats available: Printed with variations, Colonial Records 3: 196-202.

General physical description: 1 volume, 10 p., copy.

970.5 T716. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Pennsylvania (Province).. Peters, Richard, 1704-1776.
Treaty held with the Ohio Indians at Carlisle in October, 1753
1753 1.0 Volume(s) 1 volume, 16 p. ; 1 volume, 16 p., copy of printed work.Volume 1
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Abstract: Tightwees, Delawares, Oneida: Scarroyady and Commssioners Richard Peters and Benjamin Franklin. Freeman Guide: 176 and 1798.

Alternate formats available: Printed in facsimile form in Carl Van Doren, ed., Indian Treaties Printed by Benjamin Franklin (Philadelphia, 1938).

General physical description: 1 volume, 16 p., copy of printed work.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed by Franklin and Hall, 1753.

970.5 P38. Bache, Franklin, 1792-1864. King Hendrick, c.1680-1755. Norris, Isaac, 1701-1766. Penn, John, 1729-1795. Pennsylvania (Province).. Peters, Richard, 1704-1776. Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760.
Report of the Commissioners (John Penn, Richard Peters, Isaac Norris, Benj. Franklin) On their Return from Albany, at the Treaty held there
Circa 1754-1755 1.0 Volume(s) ; 1 volume, 36 p., copy.Volume 1
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Abstract: Includes miscellaneous materials, including speeches by King Hendrick; letters of George Croghan; Conrad Weiser's journal on his return from Aughwick.

General physical description: 1 volume, 36 p., copy.

Other Descriptive Information: Freeman Guide: 42 and 1772. FILM 54-62 FRAME 13


Genre(s): Treaties.

970.5 M659. Pennsylvania (Province).. Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760.
Minutes of Indian Conferences held at Easton in the Month called July 1756
Circa 1780-1820 2.0 Volume(s) ; 2 volumes, 29 p. and 45 p.Volume 1-2
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Abstract: The first of two volumes, Minutes of Indian Conferences held at Easton in the Month called July 1756, includes the first treaty at Easton; Teedyuscong, and Captain Newcastle; Delawares. Conrad Weiser served as interpreter. Freeman Guide: 123 and 1033. The second volume is Minutes of Indian conferences held at Easton in 11th month (called November), 1756, regards the second treaty at Easton with the Teedyuscung and Delawares; the condolence council for death of Newcastle. Includes seven pages of notes contemporary with the treaty. Freeman Guide: 123 and 1034. Each volume is a copy, made circa 1780-1820, of the treaties at Easton.

Alternate formats available: This volume available on microfilm (Film 1409).

General physical description: 2 volumes, 29 p. and 45 p.

970.5 M659.1. Pennsylvania (Province).. Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 .
Minutes of the Indian treaty council held at Easton, 21 July, 1757 - 7 August 1757
1757 1.0 Volume(s) ; 67 p.Volume 1
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Abstract: This volume, recorded by Charles Thomson, secretary for the Indians, written in various hands, on 67 pages. Includes 3 pen-and-ink charts, half morocco, covers detached and a few leaves loose. The three charts comprise: (1) "The draft of the Lands that Teedyuscong would have reserved for the Indians as he himself drew it with Chalk on the Table at the time he made his Speech." (2) "...taken from Lewis Evan's Map as near as can be collected & is designed to Answer the Purposes of the indians for those lands they would have reserved to themselves to settle on..." (3) "Plan of land between the Delaware and Susquehanna rivers, to which one of the deeds refers. Also includes Letter from Thomson to Isaac Norris, August 1757. Minutes of 15 meetings; copies of 5 treaties from 1686-1749.

Background note: Apparently the first draft of the Council Minutes written up from secretary Thomson's rough notes, and differing materially from the published minutes taken by George Groghan, agent of Sir William Johnson (of whom Mrs. George W. Riggs was a collateral descendant) representing George II. The council was held to inquire into the grievances of the Indians, who felt they had been robbed by their lands by the Penn proprietors of Pennsylvania. This resulted in a Treaty of Peace between the Indians and the English, which brought about the alienation of the Indians from the French, and, subsequently, the English conquest of the Ohio Valley.

Alternate formats available: This item available on microfilm (Film 1409).

General physical description: 67 p.

Other Descriptive Information: Freeman Guide: 124 and 1036.

970.5 M665. Pennsylvania (Province).. Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760.
Minutes of conferences with Indians in the Council chamber, 1758-1760. Manuscript copy
1820 1.0 Volume(s) ; 1 volume, 15 items of 80 p.Volume 1
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Abstract: The volume includes 15 items recording meetings with Indians at Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. All are printed elsewhere. The volume contains the following treaties: 1. At a Conference held with the Indians in Philadelphia in the Council Chamber on Wednesday the 15 of March 1758. 5 p., manuscript copy. Teedyuscung and Delawares. Printed, Colonial Records 8:32-35. Donor, "J.T.W., 1826." 2. At a Council held with the Indians in Philadelphia in Council Chamber on Wensday/or Wednesday/ the 22d day of March 1758. 7 p., manuscript copy. Teedyuscung and Delawares. Printed, Colonial Records 8:42-49. 3. Minutes of conference held with the Indians at Philadelphia [Mar. 24, 1758]. 2 p., manuscript copy. Printed, Colonial Records 8:50-51. 4. At a Conference held with the Indians at the Governor's House the 25h. day of March 1758. 4 p., manuscript copy. Teedyuscung and Delawares. Printed, Colonial Records 8:54-56. 5. On the 11th day of April 1758. 2 p., manuscript copy. 6. At a Conference held with the Indians in the Council Chambers at the State House in Philadelphia April 12, 1758. 3 p., manuscript copy. Teedyuscong and Delawares. Printed (with variations) Colonial Records, 8:86-89. 7. Minutes of Conferences with Teedyuscung &ca At a Council held at Philadelphia in the State House on Tuesday the 4th. of December 1759. 6 p., manuscript copy. Teedyuscong and Delawares. Printed, Colonial Records 8:415-421. 8. Minutes of Conferences &ca. At a Meeting held at Phittsburgh on 24th. Octo 1759. 9 p., manuscript copy. 9. At a Council held at Philadelphia on Saturday the 29. of March 1760. 6 p., manuscript copy. Teedyuscong and Delawares. Printed, Colonial Records 8:463-469. 10. Pittsburg October 1st. 1759. 2 p., manuscript copy. 11. Philadelphia 3.d April 1759. 34 p., manuscript copy. 12. Minutes of Conferences &ca At a Meeting held at Pittsburg on the 4th July 1759. 11 p., manuscript copy. 13. Minutes of Conference held at Pittsburg In August 1759. 6 p., manuscript copy. 14. Minutes of Conferences &ca At a Meeting held at Pittsburg on the 3d. September 1759. 4 p., manuscript copy. 15. Minutes of Conferences Held at Fort Pitt in April 1760. 9 p., manuscript copy. Negotiations with George Croghan, agent of Sir William Johnson. Printed (from copy in British Public Record Office), Sullivan (1921-1962): 3:208-217.

Provenance: Donated by George Logan (?), 1820 (?).

Alternate formats available: Printed Colonial Records 8: 463-469. Available on microfilm (Film 1409).

General physical description: 1 volume, 15 items of 80 p.

Other Descriptive Information: Freeman Guide: 121 and 1024-1030; 1032. Not all minutes listed in Freeman.