Land Claims and Other Matters

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Date June 29, 1795
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Israel Chapin Jr (primary)
Summary Letter, directs Chapin re proposed New York treaty; discusses State rights and Federal Government; informs re opinion of Attorney General; discusses conduct of New York commissioner.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Chapin to Pickering, 07/31/1795.
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Related Persons/Groups Captain Israel Chapin; Timothy Pickering; John Jay; Governor George Clinton; Morris; Commissioners of New York; Oneida; Onondaga; Cayuga; Indian tribes; Attorney General William Bradford; Legislature of New York; ;
Related Places War Office; Scipio; United States; New York; ;
Keywords land purchase; law of the United States; regulate trade; treaty; bargains; advise him of all that has passed; Jay's administration commences; act of legislature of New York expressly directed the commissioner they appointed to apply to the general government to call the treaty; denying the authority of that government in this matter; bargains they make at such a treaty as that proposed to be held at Scipio will be void; guardian of their rights; treaty held under the authority of the United States; unlawful design of the New York commissioner; copy of his letter; Attorney General of the United States has given his opinion that the reservations of those tribes within the state of New York form no exception to the general law; repugnant to the law of the United States made to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes; purchase the lands of the Oneidas, Onandagas & Cayugas; instruct you; you are to give no aid or countenance to the measure; received your letters; proposed treaty called for by the commissioners of New York; ;
Key Phrases advise him of all that has passed; Jay's administration commences; act of legislature of New York expressly directed the commissioner they appointed to apply to the general government to call the treaty; denying the authority of that government in this matter; tribes of indians; bargains they make at such a treaty as that proposed to be held at Scipio will be void; guardian of their rights; treaty held under the authority of the United States; unlawful design of the New York commissioner; copy of his letter; Attorney General of the United States has given his opinion that the reservations of those tribes within the state of New York form no exception to the general law; repugnant to the law of the United States made to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes; purchase the lands of the Oneidas, Onandagas & Cayugas; instruct you; you are to give no aid or countenance to the measure; proposed treaty called for by the commissioners of New York;
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