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Proceedings of a General Council of the Six Nations

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
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Date July 4, 1794
Author Name Unknown Author (primary)
Recipient Name Unknown Recipient (primary)
Summary Proceedings of a General Council of the Six Nations, holden at Buffalo Creek. Captain O'Bail, a Seneca chief was chosen as the speaker, and O'Bail made it known that the Six Nations are a free and independent people, and are frustrated with the disputes over the boundary, particularly at Presqu' Isle. General Israel Chapin responded, insisted that President Washington is friends of the Six Nations, and that they hope the disputes will not lead to conflict.
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Related Persons/Groups Israel Chapin; Indians; Six Nations; Iroquois; General Council; Onondaga; great Spirit; Le Boeuf; Captain O'Bail; Seneca; Johnson; George Washington; Ellicot;
Related Places Buffalo Creek; Presqu' Isle; Fort Harmar; Pennsylvania;
Keywords speech; boundary; wampum; land grants;
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