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Van Dyke, Richard (fl. 1815) [Land sale agreement between William and Charles Gardiner and Richard Van Dyke]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01608 Author/Creator: Van Dyke, Richard (fl. 1815) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 17 March 1815 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Also signed by William Gardiner and Charles Gardiner. Mentions eight Iroquois for whom Van Dyke was making the transaction. The Indians names were Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Atayataghroughta, Captain James Wakarontharane, Captain Honyere Tewahongarakon, Captain John Otaawigton, Lieutenant Cornelius Kahiktoton, Lieutenant John Sagoharase, Lieutenant Hanyost Thaosagwat, and Lieutenant Nicholas Kaghantshonan. The agreement records a transaction to transfer lands to the Gardiners from the Iroquois Indians. Outlines the process by which Van Dyke will obtain the patents for the land in Washington, D.C. and sell to Gardiner's for one dollar per acre. Indicates that Van Dyke will receive some land and the Indians will receive half of their payment in goods from a store in Manlius, New York, where the Gardiners and Van Dyke were from. The listed Iroquois had been given commissions by Philip Schuyler (authorized by the Continental Congress) during the 1779 Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of the Revolutionary War and consequently received the land for their service.

People: Van Dyke, Richard, fl. 1815
Gardiner, William, fl. 1815
Gardiner, Charles, fl. 1815
Atayataghroughta, Lewis, fl. 1779-1815
Wakarontharane, James, fl. 1779-1815
Tewahongarakon, Honyere, fl. 1779-1815
Otaawigton, John, fl. 1779-1815
Kahiktoton, Cornelius, fl. 1779-1815
Sagoharase, John, fl. 1779-1815
Thaosagwat, Hanyost, fl. 1779-1815
Kaghantshonan, Nicholas, fl. 1779-1815

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American Indian HistoryLand TransactionContinental ArmyRevolutionary WarFinance

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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