Gage, Thomas (1721-1787) to William Johnson
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03238
Author/Creator: Gage, Thomas (1721-1787)
Place Written: New York, New York
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 22 June 1766
Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 20 cm.
Summary of Content: General Gage about securing evidence against a spy at Johnson Hall and George Croghan’s report from Fort Pitt about murders of Indians and white encroachment on their land. In regard to the latter, he contends that the white settlers at Redstone Creek, Pennsylvania, must be driven away. Indicates that they had originally been driven-off by the garrison at Fort Pitt, but later became too numerous. He adds, ”If a skirmish happens and Blood is shed, you know what a Clamor there will be against the Military acting without civil Magistrates.”
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History;, Boundary or Property Dispute;, Spying;, Military History;, Death;, Crime;, Criminals and Outlaws;, Westward Expansion;, Frontiers and Exploration;, Civil Rights;, Government and Civics;, Law;, Fortification
Sub Era: Road to Revolution
Background: Thomas Gage was then commander of British forces., Sir William Johnson was commissioner of Indians.
LOC Search Terms: Indians of North America--Pennsylvania--Fayette County., United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783., Spying--United States., Spies--United States--History--18th century., Espionage--United States--History--18th century.Order Image