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Legal, land and legislative papers, 1871-1873

 File — Box: 25
Identifier: HC.PhY.838.05.024 (1250/AA44)

Scope and Contents


- Papers found together with note from George J. Scattergood "relating to the division of the Corn Planter tract by Commissioners appointed by the Orphans Court of Warren Co. Penna. - under authority of the Act of the Legislature of Penna. passed 1871 deposited here by George J. Scattergood 11 mo. 10, 1891" - Pamphlet "The report of the Commissioners appointed by the Orphans' Court of Warren Co., Pa., to make partition and allotment of the Real Estate late of John O'Bail, alias Corn Planter, (deceased.) with the Decree of the Court confirming said report, the Act of the legislature of Pennsylvania authorising the partition", 1871 - Notes by Scattergood "History of the Corn Planter land gift by the State of Penna." - Printed act "An Act for the relief of the heirs of Corn Planter an Indian Chief" [Pennsylvania House of Representatives No. 761], 1871 - Papers found together re: division of Cornplanter land among heirs, 1871-1872 - Draft of a report from the committee appointed to "endeavor to procure the consent of the descendents of Corn Planter for an application to me made to the legislature...Pennsylvania for the passage of a bill to prescribe the mode for them to proceed to divide...", 1871 - "Views of Eli K. Price on the claims of New York Indians", 11/16/1871 - "The report of the Commissioners to partition the estate of Corn Planter to the descendents as printed, 12 mo. 1871" - Notes taken by George J. Scattergood labeled "Extracts from decisions of Courts, Statutes at Large, Treaties, etc. relating to the Seneca Indians of different dates, etc." - "Reasons why the government of the United States should recognise [sic] and respect the claim of the so called Six Nations of New York Indians for compensation for their land in the state of Kansas - for that in the state of Wisconsin", 1872 - Resolution from the Seneca Nation re: leases, 1872 - "A brief statement of the rights of the Seneca Indians in the state of New York to their lands in that state, which relative thereto by the State and United States Courts, and extracts from United States laws", 1872


  • Creation: 1871-1873

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Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

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Affiliation: Orthodox

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1 folder

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