- Existence: 1720?-1782
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
George Croghan letters
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-195
Abstract A collection of four letters and one order primarily from Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania relating to Croghan's official duties between 1763 and 1770. In the first letter dated Mar. 1763 Croghan reports to Sir William Johnson that a draft (unidentified) was completed by his assistant Thomas Hutchins, future geographer of the U.S. In the second letter (copy) dated June 1766 to Gen. Gage, Croghan urges him to encourage the colonial governors to maintain peace with the Indians and mentions his plans for a...
Sir William Johnson letters
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-456
Abstract Miscellaneous collection of twelve letters written by Sir William Johnson, military commander during the French and Indian War and Superintendent of Indian Affairs, who played a significant role in the colonial history of New York. Correspondence relates to the French and Indian War, Indian treaties and conferences, the Conestoga Massacre (1763), land patents, and the appointment of Johnson's successor.