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Moses Cleaveland was a Connecticut lawyer, legislator, and army officer who became the Director and agent for the Connecticut Land Company. Prior to leading its first surveying and exploring party into the Connecticut Western Reserve in 1795 and founding the City of Cleveland, Ohio in 1796, Cleaveland sought permission from the Six Nations to survey and settle the land that they traditionally controlled.

From the description of Chiefs of the Six Nations letter to Moses Cleaveland, 1796 June 6. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 780300652

A reply to General Philip Schuyler's request for a peace settlement between the Americans and the Iroquois, who had sided with the British, due, in a large part, to the influence of Sir John Johnson and Guy Johnson.

From the description of Reply to Philip Schuyler, 1783 September 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86164557

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creatorOf Six Nations. Exemplification of a deed from ye Six Nations of Indians to Thos. & Rich. Penn, Esq's. Hamilton College, Daniel Burke Library
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associatedWith Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. person
associatedWith Atkinson, Theodore, 1697-1779. person
associatedWith Bergstrom, W. H., person
associatedWith Berman, Howard R. person
associatedWith Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. person
associatedWith Butler, John, 1728-1796. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Chapman, Laurel. person
associatedWith Claiborne family. family
associatedWith Cleaveland, Moses, 1754-1806. person
associatedWith Clinton, George W. (George William), 1807-1885. person
associatedWith Connecticut Land Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Croghan, George, d. 1782. person
associatedWith Day, David F. (David Fisher), 1828 or 9-1900. person
associatedWith Douw, Volkert P. person
associatedWith Eaton, Harriet Phillips. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edwards, William Waller. person
associatedWith Farmer's Brother, ca. 1730-1841. person
associatedWith Federal Writers' Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Federal Writers' Project. corporateBody
associatedWith French family. family
associatedWith Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787 person
associatedWith Gallipeau, William J. person
associatedWith Hascall, Asa. person
associatedWith Hawley, Gideon, 1757-1807. person
associatedWith Hugh, John, 1653-1736. person
associatedWith Irvine, Callender, 1775-1841. person
associatedWith Johnson, Guy, ca. 1740-1788. person
associatedWith Johnson, John, Sir, 1742-1830. person
associatedWith Jones, Captain. person
associatedWith Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956. person
associatedWith Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808. person
associatedWith Kite, Nathan. person
associatedWith Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805 person
associatedWith Law, Jonathan, 1674-1750. person
associatedWith Logan family. person
associatedWith Massachusetts. Lieutenant Governor (1732-1757 : Phips) corporateBody
associatedWith McKee, Alexander, ca. 1735-1799. person
associatedWith Merian, G., fl. 1863. person
associatedWith Moore, Henry, 1713-1769. person
associatedWith Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State) corporateBody
associatedWith Northrup, Merwin Jonathan. person
associatedWith Official Conference for the Consideration of the Relations of the New York Indians and the State and Federal Governments (1919 Syracuse, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Onondaga County Salvage Committee (Onondaga County, N.Y.). person
associatedWith Penn family. family
associatedWith Penn, Richard, 1706-1771. person
associatedWith Pennsylvania. Provincial Council, corporateBody
associatedWith Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775. person
associatedWith Petrus, Chief, fl. 1783. person
associatedWith Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith Red Jacket (Seneca chief), ca. 1756-1830. person
associatedWith Reed, Jacob, fl. 1783. person
associatedWith Reservation Temperance Society. person
associatedWith Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785 person
associatedWith Schuyler, John Philip, 1733-1804. person
associatedWith Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. person
associatedWith Skenandoah, d. 1816. person
associatedWith Smith, Charles Jeffery, 1740-1770. person
associatedWith Udo J., Keppler 1872-1956. person
associatedWith United States. Continental Congress. corporateBody
correspondedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Valentine, Robert, 1717-1786. person
associatedWith Webster, Ephraim. person
associatedWith White, Richard H. person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Eleazar, 1789?-1858. person
associatedWith Young King (Seneca chief), 1760-1835. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ohio--Western Reserve
New York (State)
Pennsylvania
United States
New York (State)
Buffalo Creek Reservation (N.Y.)
Western Reserve (Ohio)
Wisconsin
New York (State)
New York (State)--Oneida
New York (State)
New York (State)--Oneida
Subject
Iroquois Indians--Treaties
Indians of North America--History--19th century--Sources
Menominee Indians--Government relations--19th century--Sources
Oneida Indians--Government relations--18th century--Sources
Real property--History--18th century
Indian land transfers--History--18th century
Manuscripts, American
Cayuga Indians
Mohawk Indians
Indians of North America--Government relations--19th century--Sources
Indians of North America--Government relations
Oneida Indians
Seneca Indians
Iroquois Indians
Iroquois Indians--Land tenure
Real property
Onondaga Indians
Indians of North America
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