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Seneca Indians

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Letter, Timothy Pickering to Oliver Phelps, 1790 September 4

 Item — Box 19, Folder: 1790.09.04
Identifier: 2019-SC-018-002
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed "Timothy Pickering" to Oliver Phelps. Pickering, appointed by President Washington as commissioner to the Iroquois, is writing to merchant and land speculator Oliver Phelps in response to the Pine Creek killings, in which two Seneca Indians were murdered in a dispute with the sons of John Walker, a man whom the Seneca claimed to have scalped and murdered several years prior. Pickering writes of Washington's "utter abhorrence" of the killings. He has sent Pickering to...
Dates: 1790 September 4