September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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The Minutes of a treaty held at Easton, in Pennsylvania, October 7 through October 26, 1758. By the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, and the Governor of New Jersey; with the chief sachems and warriors of the Mohawks, Oneydos, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, Tuscaroras, Tuteloes, Nanticokes and Conoys, Chugnuts, Delawares, Unamies, Mohickons, Minisinks, and Wapings. Some of the Pennsylvania dignitaries that were in attendance include most prominently William Denny, Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania. His council included Richard Peters, Esquire; Benjamin Chew, Esquire; and Lawrence Growdon, Esquire. Members from the House of Representatives present included Joseph Galloway, Daniel Roberdeau and Joseph Fox. The famous frontiersman, Conrad Wiser, was the Provincial Interpreter at this conference. The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia offers a good synopsis of the meeting and its effects on Colonial Pennsylvania. "A Delaware Indian named Teedyuscung (1700?-1763) emerged as an important intercultural diplomat at a series of treaty conferences convened in Easton, Pennsylvania, between 1755 and 1758. Teedyuscung claimed to represent ten Indian nations, but his chief objective was securing the Delawares’ possession of the Wyoming Valley, along the northern branch of the Susquehanna River (near modern Wilkes-Barre). In negotiations with the Pennsylvanians and other British colonial officials, he asserted the Pennsylvania Indians’ independence from the Iroquois. In this effort, he was supported by Philadelphia Quakers who sought to restore peace by exposing the fraudulent land purchases William Penn’s heirs had made with the Iroquois. Although neither Teedyuscung nor the Quakers succeeded entirely in their mission, the Easton Treaty of 1758 did end Pennsylvania’s Indian War by restoring some of the disputed territory and by promising that the British would evacuate the Ohio country after the French had been defeated". A digitized form of this text of this document can be viewed online on the Evens Early American Imprint Collection website. Condition: Poor. Foxing, staining, water damage and minor insect damage are present throughout. Extensive insect damage is also present on the last ten pages. The text is damaged on the last two pages, but is readable for the most part on the remaining pages.

Item Dimensions: 16" x 11 - 1/2".
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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,200.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Number Bids: 49
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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