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William Petty Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-1948-171
Scope and Contents These papers present plans for the management of the Indians of North America submitted for the consideration of the Earl of Shelburne. Included are proposals for taking the Island of New Orleans and re-taking the Province of West Florida (1780). Two memorials deal with the merchants trading in South Carolina and Georgia, and relate to lands ceded by the Creek and Cherokee Indians for the purpose of discharging their debts to the traders.
Dates: 1780 - 1782

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  • Subject: Cherokee Indians X
  • Names: Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805 X