Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference to Governor Simcoe

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Date June 7, 1793
Author Name Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky (primary) Location: Navy Hall, opposite Niagara
Recipient Name Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe Location: Navy Hall, opposite Niagara
Summary Simcoe conveys that British officers will attend Sandusky Conference. Chief of Senekas [Senecas] believes that open communication with Governor Simcoe on treaty would have salutary effect; Governor will give his opinion about it. Presence of officers would add to security. [Same day, separate note from Governor Simcoe]. Governor is impressed by the importance of the negotiations and will help it become successful. Acknowledges the unfounded reports and deep rooted prejudices among the Indians. Simcoe denies that he told the Mohawks to make peace but not to give up land to United States. Simcoe reiterates British policy of uniting American Indians in order that the the wishes of the tribes be more fully expressed and to gain universal concurrence on treaties.
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Related Persons/Groups Governor Simcoe, Federal Commissioners Sandusky; Beverley Randolph; Timothy Pickering; Benjamin Lincoln; British officers; Mohawks; British; American Indians; United States; Captain Bunbury; 5th Regiment; Lieutenant Givens; Western Indians; Senecas; Senekas; King's Forces; ;
Related Places Mohawk; Niagara; Navy Hall; Ontario; Upper Canada; United States; New York; Ohio River; Sandusky; ;
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