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Fort Niagara statement of account with Edward Pollard

Collection Data

Statement of account (4 pages) of the British Army's garrison at Fort Niagara with trader Edward Pollard from 1773 December 25 to 1774 July 8, for sundries furnished to Indians, and the services of an interpreter and a blacksmith. Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith of the 10th Regiment of Foot commanded the garrison and its dependencies. Sundries consisted of rum, tobacco and pipes, blankets, clothing, paint, knives, flints, and ammunition, often provided to groups of Native Americans upon their departure from the Fort. Those recorded include Caughnawagas, Cayugas, Chippewas, Hurons, Kickapoos, Mississaugas, Oneidas, Onondagas, Ottawas, Senecas, Tuscaroras, and Indians from Detroit and the Ohio Country. The document bears instructions from Smith to Francis Hutchinson, secretary to General Haldimand in New York, for payment to Edward Pollard; Pollard’s signature; and an endorsement by Anthony Farrington acknowledging receipt from Gabriel Maturin by order of General Thomas Gage, dated Boston, 1774 August 31.
Great Britain. Army. Lincolnshire Regiment (Creator)
Pollard, Edward (Associated name)
Smith, Francis, 1723-1791 (Associated name)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1773 - 1774
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2449
Six Nations
Indian traders -- North America
Indians of North America -- Commerce -- Great Lakes Region (North America)
Indians of North America -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
New York (State) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.)
Great Britain. Army -- Colonial forces -- America
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .02 linear feet 1 volume
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19432922
MSS Unit ID: 2449
Archives collections id: archives_collections_2449
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6111d030-e25b-0134-a63b-5d507e59cb61
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