Benjamin Vaughan Papers

1791; 1819
Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835
Warfare | Sign language | Missions
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Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, comments on "the ironic fate of American Indians, doomed to extinction." Mentions Indigenous warfare. Letter to John Vaughan, asks for books concerning Indians in the U.S. for William Vaughan. Refers to Benjamin Smith Barton as authority on the Indian. Mentions Indian policy of Jefferson and Madison. Expresses curiosity about sign language as discussed in Dunbar (1809). Includes quotation of William Vaughan to Benjamin Vaughan, November 17 (1815?), asking for information on the propagation of the Gospel among the Indians of Massachusetts and New England.
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