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Letter from John Sergeant to Secretary of War Timothy Pickering on the claims of the Nimham Tribe, purchase of Oneida lands and setting out for New Stockbridge New York

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Date April 26, 1795
Author Name John Sergeant Jr. (primary) Location: Stockbridge Massachusetts
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary)
Summary From John Sergeant, missionary to the Stockbridge Indians, to Timothy Pickering Secretary of War. He discusses pamphlet of the Nimham tribe claiming lands in New York, which he cannot find. Asks who will be the commissioner to make treaty with Indians in upcoming summer. Says that [Captain] Hendricks will attend and will want instructions. He mentions that State of New York has appointed new commissioners to purchase Oneida lands; that Smith [presumably land speculator Peter Smith] is to have these lands at 12/acre when purchased by the state. Advises Pickering to warn to Indians of this danger of being cheated out of their lands by Smith and other designing tools. Will be setting out to New Stockbridge New York and on to the Mills. Asks about overdue payment of $350.
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Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; John Sargeant; Peter Smith; Stockbridge Indians; Nimham Tribe; Indian Commissioner; ;
Related Places New York; Philadelphia; Stockbridge; Massachusetts; New Stockbridge; Nimham; ;
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