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Legal, land and legislative papers, 1838-1839

 File — Box: 24
Identifier: HC.PhY.838.05.021 (1250/AA44)

Scope and Contents

papers re: Buffalo Treaty of 1838 - Petitions from First Nations - Copy of the treaty - Memorials made by Friends on behalf of First Nations peoples - Testimony of witnesses - Copies of affidavits sent to Senate re: Buffalo Treaty - Memorial of PYMIC against ratification of the treaty - Address to the committee on Indian affairs in the Senate, protest of the Seneca delegation against the treaty - "Copy of the remonstrance presented and signed by 64 chiefs in council at Buffalo against the Treaty - handed to the Secretary of War by the Seneca delegation" - Extract from Hon. R.H. Gillett on "Memorial of the Quaker Society" - Copy of the report of R.H. Gillett - "Deed from Charles and Polly Obail to William and Esther Obail" - Background on the treaty - List of documents furnished to the Senate - Reply of the Seneca delegation to the remarks of R.H. Gillett - Affidavit of William Patterson and Israel Jemison - Draft of reply to R.H. Gillett on his remarks on Friends' memorial - "Copy of an original remonstrance to further negociation [sic] with R.S. [sic] Gillett U.S. Commissioner certified by C.B. Gold and R.B. Heacock dated Sept. 17th, 1838" - "Copy of power of attorney from the Seneca residing on Buffalo Creek Reservation" - "Copy of affidavits of John Kennedy and Daniel Two Guns" - "Declarations of the Chiefs and residents of the Seneca Indians opposed to emigration signed Sep. 28, 1838 at Buffalo Creek" - Petitions from Seneca people - Draft of "Memorial to the President of the U. States, 3 mo. 15th, 1839" - Signed communication from J.R. Poinsett of the War Department, March 23, 1839 [and copy] - Clippings of printed memorials


  • Creation: 1838-1839

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Materials Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Facet

1 folder

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