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Chickasaw | Lenape | Haudenosaunee | Miami
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Lenape
Language(s): English
Date: circa 1775-1803
Type:Text
Extent: 4 letters
Description: This collection consists of correspondence both to and from Thomas Jefferson, as well as various other material. Four letters in particular refer to Indigenous people: a letter circa 1775 from John Murray, the Earl of Dunmore, to the Delaware leader Captain White-Eyes, urging peace; a letter to Jefferon from William Fleming, June 15, 1776, discussing imminent war with Indians in Canada; Jefferson's letter to General Daniel Smith, September 10, 1800, acknowledging receiving a Chickasaw vocabulary and desire to record as many Native languages as possible; and a letter from Jefferson to Miami and Delaware Indians, January 8, 1803. Additional letters in the collection may pertain to Indigenous people in ways not yet documented. 
Collection: Thomas Jefferson papers, 1775-1825 (Mss.B.J35)