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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: Croghan, George, 1720?-1782 | Galbreath, Bartram | Hamilton, James, 1710-1783 | Hunter, Samuel, 1732-1784 | Ourry, Captain Lewis | Sallen, E. | Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806 | Burd, James, 1726-1793 | Brown, Joseph | McCormick, Dennis | Armstrong, John, 1717-1795 | Davenport, Josiah F. | Irvine, James
Subject: United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Warfare | Pennsylvania--History | Diplomacy | Treaties | Fur trade
Extent: 17 items
Description: Correspondence and other material relating to Pennsylvania Indian affairs during the Seven Years' War (French and Indian War) era. Topics include various actions, rumors, and events during the course of the war; capture of an Indian spy; Indian attacks and reports of Indian attacks; a reward given for killing three Indians; the process of coming to peace; requests for trade goods; illegal liquor sales to Indians, especially land claims and disputes; horse theft; expenses of cutting a road; Indian battle at Murray Hill; Individuals (other than contributors) mentioned include John Sacalamus, Colonel Henry Bouquet, Sushocapee.
Collection: Burd-Shippen Papers (Mss.B.B892)