Document, 1795 July 18

Document, 1795 July 18

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1795 July 18
Abstract:
Indians called the St. Regis tribe, living partly in New York and partly in British territory, and other tribes called the Seven Nations of Canada, claim lands in the northern part of New York. Unsure of exact dimensions they claim. No just foundation for the claim (as the Mohawk Indians would be the ones to have any claim in the state) but should be dealt with in order to "extinguish their claim." The St. Regis came to Albany and then New York in 1794; the legislature agreed they would meet with them. Did not know of this important matter when came into office. Believes that the Indian department is annexed to that of war, so would like to ask the President, by means of the war department, to appoint commissioners to negotiate with the Indian deputation in mid-September at Fort George. As Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Wadsworth, Mr. Elsworth and others live near Lake George, they might be the proper appointees. Hopes for speedy response; if President is at Mount Vernon, will send an express if necessary.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1795 July 18
Physical Description:
2
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Library of Congress
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay