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Alternate forms: Odawa
Genre: Government documents
Extent: 1 volume, 16 p.
Description: The full title of this manuscript is "Estimate of the Fur and Peltry Trade in the District of Michilimackinac, according to the bounds and limits, assign'd to it by the French, when under their government: together with an account of the situation and names of the several out-posts." Robert Rogers was commander of Fort Michilimackinac from 1766-1768. Rogers gave this manuscript to Jonathan Carver (the man he has sent on an expedition to find the Northwest Passage), who relayed it to Thomas Barton of Lancaster, Pa., who, in turn, sent it to the American Philosophical Society. It was received at the APS and referred to the Committee on Trade and Commerce on December 20, 1768. The manuscript may be the first separate manuscript collected by the American Philosophical Society.
Collection: Estimate of the Fur and Peltry Trade in the District of Michilimackinac (Mss.970.1.R63)
Contributor: Armstrong, John, 1717-1795 | Barton, Thomas, 1730-1780 | Croghan, George, 1720?-1782 | Morgan, Jacob, 1716-1792 | Parsons, William, 1701-1757 | Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775 | Shippen, Joseph, 1732-1810 | Trent, William, 1715-1787? | Penn, John, 1729-1795 | Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760 | Peters, William | Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803 | Masters, William, -1760
Subject: Pennsylvania--History | United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 | Diplomacy | Warfare | Fur trade | Indian traders | Land transfers
Extent: 19 items
Description: Various materials relating to Pennsylvania's relations with Native peoples during the Seven Years' War era. Topics include anxieties about the French, especially in Ohio; excursions against French and Indian enemies; raids by French and Indian enemies; trade with Indians and competition from Virginia traders; murders of Native individuals; attempts to treat with Native groups; land negotiations; Native complaints about land seizures; colonial officials trying to understand Native grievances to come to peace; 1759 conference in Pittsburgh; gifts for Native diplomats in Philadelphia.
Collection: Indian and Military Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1737-1775 (Mss.974.8.P19)