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Calvin, Bartholomew, fl. 1780-1798 [Brotherton statement of refusal to leave New Jersey]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00540.02 Author/Creator: Calvin, Bartholomew, fl. 1780-1798 Place Written: Indian Mills, New Jersey Type: Document signed Date: 20 January 1798 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 32.5 x 20 cm Order a Copy

Statement sent to Joseph Saltar that describes meeting in which the Brotherton unanimously agreed to express their refusal to leave "our fine place in Jersey" in the face of white encroachment. Signed in full by Jacob Skekit and Bartholomew Calvin, and eighteen other Indians. Eighteen years earlier, the same group had expressed alarm over white settlers moving onto their land (see GLC00540.01). Brotherton, New Jersey is now known as Indian Mills in Burlington County, in Southern N.J.

Calvin, Bartholomew, fl. 1780-1798
Skekit, Jacob, fl. 1780-1798
Saltar, Joseph, fl. 1798

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