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Onondaga
Language(s): English
Date: March 11, 1818; July 29, 1818
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 3 letters
Description: Forwards Zeisberger's book and a brief biography of him to the American Philosophical Society. Will send the Historical and Literary Committee papers dealing with Indian affairs, in the hands of Franklin, Weiser, Parsons, and Horsfield. Concerning an article by Zeisberger. Last half of an Onondaga dictionary done approximately 1764. Corrections for his publications. Is forwarding a dictionary, by Zeisberger, of the Indian languages. Part 1 of the dictionary has been found. It is to be returned, and the grammar too. Concerning Heckewelder's attitudes towards Indian cruelty and towards Du Ponceau's rewriting the book.
Collection: John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau  (Mss.497.3 H35o)

Shawnee
Language(s): English
Date: n.d.; July 7, 1756; July 10, 1756
Type:Text
Extent: 3 letters
Description: In sections 2:517 and 1:199. Concerning friendship; trip to Philadelphia. Four Indians have arrived, including son of Paxino (Paksino). Manuscript note on back by John G. E. Heckewelder. Encloses governor's letter and Horsfield's speech to Indians intended for the four visiting Indians at Bethlehem, and states his intentions about provisions and ammunition for them. Contains short note by John G. E. Heckewelder, identifying one as Kolopacka, son of Paxino.
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (Mss.974.8.H78)