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Peters, Richard (1704-1776) to William Johnson

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00766 Author/Creator: Peters, Richard (1704-1776) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 February 1761 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes to the British commissioner about Northern Indian Affairs in upper New York. Discusses Indian tribes and Connecticut's attempt to get a new grant from the King. He concludes: "I most heartily congratulate You in the Surrender of Canada and on the most favourable Solution of all our Affairs." Richard Peters, Provincial Secretary, superintended Indian affairs and attended the Albany Congress, 1754.

People: Peters, Richard, 1704-1776.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Canada, French and Indian War

Sub Era: The 13 Colonies