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[NATIVE AMERICAN]. A collection of deeds and documents relating to Native American affairs. Provenance. Frank T. Siebert (his sale Sotheby’s New York, 21 May 1999, see lot references below): DEARBORN, Henry. Autograph letter signed ("H Dearborn") as Secretary of War, [Washington, D.C.], 9 July 1803, to Captain Callender Irvine, requesting a report on the condition of the Six Indian Nations and a geographical sketch of their country. Two pages. Siebert 218. -- SPANGENBERG, Joseph. Letter signed, Bethlehem, 31 July 1758, to Richard Peters, provincial secretary of Pennsylvania. Two pages. The Moravian Indians are defended by their bishop in a diplomatic letter to the provincial secretary. Siebert 164A. -- PETERS, Richard. Autograph letter signed, [Philadelphia], 10 March 1768, to Joseph Shippen. One page. Peters, a former Indian captive, was at this time provincial councilor and writes of news of a possible Indian disturbance. Siebert 180. -- BRUGH, Pieter Van. Autograph letter signed, Albany, 9 May 1711, also signed by three other New York Indian COmmissioners to Governor of New York, Robert Hunter, concerning the French threat in the New York frontier. Two pages. Van Brugh and fellow commissioners Hendrick Hansen, John Schuyler and Myndert Schuyler write of an alleged attack by the French, and request money and provisions. Siebert 130. -- [NEW JERSEY]. Collection of eight manuscript acts, Trenton, 1796, 1801, 1804, 1806 (2), 1822, 1823, 1832. Together 22 pages, various folio sizes. A fine collection of documents relating to the final disposition of lands to Native Americans following the union of the Brotherton Indians in New Jersey with the Stockbridge Indians of New York and their eventual relocation to Green Bay, WI in 1833. Among the signatories is John Beatty, secretary of state and former captive after the surrender of Fort Washington in 1776. Siebert 213.

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[NATIVE AMERICAN]. A collection of deeds and documents relating to Native American affairs. Provenance. Frank T. Siebert (his sale Sotheby’s New York, 21 May 1999, see lot references below): DEARBORN, Henry. Autograph letter signed ("H Dearborn") as Secretary of War, [Washington, D.C.], 9 July 1803, to Captain Callender Irvine, requesting a report on the condition of the Six Indian Nations and a geographical sketch of their country. Two pages. Siebert 218. -- SPANGENBERG, Joseph. Letter signed, Bethlehem, 31 July 1758, to Richard Peters, provincial secretary of Pennsylvania. Two pages. The Moravian Indians are defended by their bishop in a diplomatic letter to the provincial secretary. Siebert 164A. -- PETERS, Richard. Autograph letter signed, [Philadelphia], 10 March 1768, to Joseph Shippen. One page. Peters, a former Indian captive, was at this time provincial councilor and writes of news of a possible Indian disturbance. Siebert 180. -- BRUGH, Pieter Van. Autograph letter signed, Albany, 9 May 1711, also signed by three other New York Indian COmmissioners to Governor of New York, Robert Hunter, concerning the French threat in the New York frontier. Two pages. Van Brugh and fellow commissioners Hendrick Hansen, John Schuyler and Myndert Schuyler write of an alleged attack by the French, and request money and provisions. Siebert 130. -- [NEW JERSEY]. Collection of eight manuscript acts, Trenton, 1796, 1801, 1804, 1806 (2), 1822, 1823, 1832. Together 22 pages, various folio sizes. A fine collection of documents relating to the final disposition of lands to Native Americans following the union of the Brotherton Indians in New Jersey with the Stockbridge Indians of New York and their eventual relocation to Green Bay, WI in 1833. Among the signatories is John Beatty, secretary of state and former captive after the surrender of Fort Washington in 1776. Siebert 213.

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