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Legal, land and legislative papers, 1879-1894

 File — Box: 25
Identifier: HC.PhY.838.05.026 (1250/AA44)

Scope and Contents


- "Remonctrance of Seneca Indians against the transfer of the care of the Indians to the War Department", 1879 - "Copy of an 'oil lease' made to E.A. Nash and E.B. Manly by the Councillors of the Seneca Nation 6 mo. 7, 1877" - Petition from the Seneca Nation - "Official copy of the treaty of 1826" ["referred to in minute 9/19/1879"] - "A thrilling record" printed pamphlet [U.S. government and treaties], 5/1880 - Notes on the treaty of 1826 by George J. Scattergood dated 8/8/1883, also copy of instructions to R.M. Livingston commissioner appointment by President Adams and report - Copy of House Bill 3573 and remonstrance against it - Extracts, etc. labeled "papers in reference to the claim of the Corn Planter Indians to a tract of land near Oil City, Pa. 3 mo. 1881" - Typed copy of letter to Jonathan Chase re: Senate Bill No. 48 which relates to allotment of Native American land, 1885 - letter from Lowry and McCouch to Joseph Elkinton re: legal opinion of First Nations selling land, 1886 - Typed copy of letter to Seneca Nation from PYMIC re: danger of leases - 3 resolutions of the Seneca Council, 1890 - "Proposed lease forwarded by H.K Van Rensalaer Son", 1890 - "Report on New York Indians" by Philip C. Garrett, Philadelphia, to Merrill E. Gates, President Board of Indian Commissioners, 6/9/1891 - Copy of letter from Department of Interior re: leases and House Bill 4850, 1892 - Resolution of Seneca Nation against "Red House Bill", 1893 - Address of William C. Hoag, President of Seneca Nation, to the Councillors, 1894 - Printed legislation, 1880-1893


  • Creation: 1879-1894

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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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