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Lenape
Language(s): English
Date: 1755-1763
Type:Text
Extent: 48 letters
Description: Correspondence during the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) regarding the Treaty of Easton, with particular attention to Teedyuscung and the Moravian Indians. One letter from Timothy Horsfled to Benjamin Franklin regards how Indians with smallpox were treated.
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (974.8 H78)  Section 2 (Mss.974.8.H78)

Language(s): English
Date: August 19, 1756; October 29, 1755; December 14, 1755
Subject: History | Policy | Warfare
Type:Text
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. Identity of "Indians" described has not been verified.
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (Mss.974.8.H78)

Anishinaabe | Haudenosaunee | Oneida | Mohawk | Seneca | Shawnee | Miami | Odawa
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Odawa
Language(s): English
Date: 1749-1759
Type:Text
Extent: 19 items
Description: Various items relating to Haudenosaunee-Pennsylvania relations, largely in the 1750s. Topics include need for colonial governments to renew the covenant chain; death of Tanaghrisson (Seneca, also called the Half King) suspected to be witchcraft; the diplomatic work of Scarroyady (Oneida, also called Monacatootha and the Half King), especially as a go-between between the Six Nations and Pennsylvania; the Albany Plan of Union; a conference with Caughnawagas [Kahnawakes] and negotiations for the redemption of an Indian held prisoner by the Caughnawagas; drunken conduct of Andrew Montour; Conrad Weiser's dealings with the family of Shickellamy (Oneida); John Lidieus's purchase of Susquehanna lands from the Six Nations for Connecticut; George Croghan's meeting at Logstown with Six Nations and Shawnees; a document prepared for Governor Hamilton listing events, letters, resolutions, and behavior of Miamis and other Indians toward Six Nations, Ohio lands, etc.; 1754 appointment of John Penn, Richard Peters, Benjamin Franklin as Commissioners of Pennsylvania to a list of Six Nations Indians present at the 1758 Treaty of Easton; and Christian Frederick Post on Indian character.
Collection: Indian and Military Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1737-1775 (Mss.974.8.P19)

Mohawk
Language(s): English
Date: November 2, 1755
Subject: History | Religion | Warfare
Type:Text
Extent: 1 letter
Description: In section 1:37-41. Encloses examination of two of the United Brethren upon their return from preaching, respecting an attack made by the French Mohawk near the Susquehanna on October 20.
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (Mss.974.8.H78)

Language(s): English
Date: 1755-1763
Type:Text
Extent: 56 letters
Description: In sections 1 and 2. Correspondence during the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) regarding Indian attacks on the frontier and attempts to protect friendly Indians. One letter discusses the use of passports by friendly Indians. Mention of a "berserk soldier at Fort Allen behaves indecently among squaws."
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (Mss.974.8.H78)