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Peyster, Johannes Jr. de (1694-1789) [Deposition by Johannes DePeyster regarding a Six Nations land deed]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04291 Author/Creator: Peyster, Johannes Jr. de (1694-1789) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 3 December 1734 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 36.6 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: DePeyster, a former mayor of Albany, gives the history the Indian deed to a property called Tiondrogue, possibly present day Ticonderoga. Describes an incident on 12 September 1733 in which colonial Governor William Cosby told DePeyster the deed was illegal, gave it to the Indians, and had them destroy it. A note on the detached third page, signed by G. Johnson, indicates that the deposition was entered legally on 11 December 1734. Witnessed and signed by Richard Ashfield, J. Forkill, D.D. Dunston and William Bryant

Background Information:

People: Peyster, Johannes de, Jr., 1694-1789

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Land TransactionContractAmerican Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsBoundary or Property DisputeLaw

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