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Message from Federal Commissioners instructed to treat with hostile Indians north of the Ohio to Cornplanter, New Arrow, and other Seneca Chiefs

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 3d Cong, House, Sec War Confidential Rep, RG233 view image
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Date May 21, 1793
Author Name Beverley Randolph (primary)
Recipient Name Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas (primary) Seneca Chiefs Location: NiagaraChief of Senecas New Arrow Location: Niagara
Summary Randolph informs Cornplanter, New Arrow, and the other Seneca chiefs that the treaty negotiations at Sandusky have been delayed. General Lincoln expected in a few days; is traveling via Mohawk River to Oswego. 1 June 1793 opening date for negotiations will not be met. Colonel McKee has indicated that western Indians will not be able to meet that date. Late June earliest meeting date. Advises Chiefs to go to Buffalo Creek in twenty five days. N.B. Cornplanter's son Henry went to Cattaraugus Creek, New York, [near Buffalo], where he learned that Cornplanter had gone to Genesee. Delivered message to New Arrow. On 25 May, General Lincoln and company arrived via boat from Oswego. James Dean arrived same day from Oneida.
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Document Notes This document is enclosed in instructions to the commissioners appointed to deal w/ the hostile Indians north of the Ohio, in the form of a journal of their proceedings, submitted to the House of Representatives on December 4, 1793. This document is an integral part of [Public Reports] and other communications of the Secretary of War, 12/99/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Beverly Randolph; Benjamin Lincoln; Henry, son of Cornplanter; Timothy Pickering; New Arrow; Seneca Chiefs; Seneca tribe; federal Commissioners of United States; western Indians; Colonel McKee; ;
Related Places Cattaraugus Creek, New York; Seneca; Mohawk River; Oswego; Buffalo Creek; Sandusky; Genesee; Canada; Upper Canada; Niagara; Ohio; ;
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