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Culture: French Indians
Date: August 19, 1756; October 29, 1755; December 14, 1755
Contributor: Morgan, Jacob, 1716-1792 | Morris, Robert Hunter, approximately 1700-1764 | Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806
Extent: 3 letters
Description: In sections 2:281, 1:31, 1: 93-94. Fort Granville was taken by 400 French and Indians. Inquires about Indian policy. 500 Indians and French seen near Carlisle. Expresses regret at the outrages of the Indians; also hopes Horsfield will continue to act for the public. After Braddock's defeat finds Pennsylvania not well prepared for a "warr" with the Indians.
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (Mss.974.8.H78)
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)