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George Kirkland to Samuel Kirkland
George was unaware of Samuel's trip to the Springs and tried to visit him in Albany on Hudson. He also is grateful to hear of his father's healthy recovery. George's friend John Lothrop wishes to enter a Treaty of Alliance with Samuel's oldest daughter, and George requests his father's ratification, assuring Samuel that Lothrop is an honorable man in all respects. According to George the addition ... [description clipped]
George Kirkland to Samuel Kirkland
George saw a Mr. Olmstead and a Mr. Colt concerning some affairs he was accused of wrongfully conducting, and he asks his father not to believe such unsubstantiated accusations. He speaks of his partner, Mr. Haskell, concerning business in Virginia and Europe. George also mentions Peter Smith's will, and in addition his hope that the Academy and its buildings will be completed.
George Kirkland to Samuel Kirkland
Although George strongly desires to be at home, he is unable to, due to a plethora of business appointments and concerns. However, his business is faring quite well, and he foresees the opportunity in the near future to send money. He also asks Samuel to oversee the furnishing of the inside of George's building so he will have a place to return to someday. George also mentions politics and the Ant... [description clipped]
George Kirkland to Samuel Kirkland
George laments that he has not been able to visit his father and assist him in his affairs. Political and other affairs both at home and abroad have put George and other up and coming businessmen in an embarrassing and unfortunate situation. His sense of honor and concern for reputation has forced him to make many sacrifices. He bitterly explains that his "honesty has been trifled with" ... [description clipped]
George Webster to Samuel Kirkland
Webster informs Samuel Kirkland that he has been waiting two years for the money owed him, being 42:9:7 pounds minus 16:9:0 credited to Kirkland, leaving a total of 26:0:7.
Gov. Mifflin to the Iroquois Chiefs
Welcomes the Chiefs to Pennsylvania.
Governor Cooke to the Oneida Nation
A reply to a speech by the Oneida Nation to the inhabitants of New England (June 19, 1775). Sorry that differences exist between Old and New England. Rhode Island is appreciative of the friendly disposition of the Oneidas.
Guy Johnson to Samuel Kirkland
Complains about Samuel Kirkland's behavior, especially his "political" influence among the Indians. Demands an answer. Relates chiefs' complaints about Kirkland's strict Baptism codes., Description: Includes a transcription.
Hamilton Oneida Academy Trustees to Mr. Mistall, Jr.
It is an itemizing of services rendered by Mistall and others to the Academy.
Hannah Adams to Samuel Kirkland
Would like advice as to the religious sentiments of Indians for 2nd edition of book.
Hendrick Aupaumut to Samuel Kirkland
To travel to Miamis soon. 38 nations are allegedly preparing for war. Good Peter will not go on the trip., Description: Includes a transcription.
Henry Knox to Israel Chapin
Instructions to Chapin concerning his administration over the Five Nations. The Indians are to be taught to farm and are to have blacksmiths and carpenters to live with them. Provides money for these improvements. President Washington to the Five Nations (enclosed): An address. Greetings, expresses sorrow at the death of Great Peter and Big Tree.
Henry Knox to Samuel Kirkland
Brant's presence at Congress "considered of great importance." Samuel Kirkland to try to "induce him" to attend. General Chapin may accompany the rest of the delegation.
Henry Knox to Samuel Kirkland
Discussion of Indian Affairs
Henry Knox to Samuel Kirkland
Sedam and Proctor to meet delegation. Keep trying to persuade Brant to attend.
Henry Knox to Samuel Kirkland
Approves of Hendrick's travelling to the Miamis. Agrees with Brant re. the establishment of boundaries., Description: Includes a transcription.
Henry Knox to Samuel Kirkland
The Chiefs are going to visit Philadelphia. Samuel Kirkland to sit in conference with them at Geneseo and then accompany them southward. Brant is also invited., Description: Includes a transcription.
Henry Van Schaak to Samuel Kirkland
Discusses financial matters., Description: Includes a transcription.
Hok's letter to Mr. Harris (translation of)
This letter glorifies God and Heaven and reminds all, red and white men alike, that one should give thanks for the water of Heaven etc.
Illegible, unstructured text written in an Iroquoian language, begins "adeleanayant"
Description: Iroquois letters. Illegible, unstructured text begins "adeleanayant"

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