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Employing Old Peter

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Timothy Pickering Papers view image
CollectionHamilton and Kirkland College: Samuel Kirkland Papers (no image)
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)
Document Information
Date May 11, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Philip Schuyler (primary)
Summary Mentions prospect of employing Old Peter of the Oneidas, of whom Captain Hendricks speaks well.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Enclosed in Knox to Pickering, 05/18/1791.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups General Philip Schuyler; Henry Knox; Captain Hendricks; Reverend William Kirkland; Chief Old Peter; ;
Related Places Oneidas; New York; ;
Keywords gone forward to the hostile indians before this time; furnish them with the necessary means for the purpose; instantly make the reimbursements to your order; request the favor of you to forward the enclosed letter as soon as possible; Kirkland has written relative to the same object; hopes to have heard from you relative to your idea of employing the Chief old Peter of the Oneidas; ;
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