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Entry documentation submitted by the Indian Commissioners and Indian agents for annuities paid to Indians and for other expenditures

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of records of the commissioners of Indian affairs and of state Indian agents. A law of 1779 appointed commissioners to ensure the security of the people of the state against future hostilities, and to demand compensation from Indians for previous hostilities. The commissioners were to be compensated for expenses incurred in carrying out their duties.
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Quantity:
3.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1796-1925
Series Number:
A0832

Arrangement

Alphabetical by tribe.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of records of the commissioners of Indian affairs and of state Indian agents. A law of 1779 appointed commissioners to ensure the security of the people of the state against future hostilities, and to demand compensation from Indians for previous hostilities. The commissioners were to be compensated for expenses incurred in carrying out their duties.

The records contain: abstracts of annuities paid to Indians; certificates of actions taken by agents; accounts; bills from agents for making treaties; receipts for annuities; receipts of payment for service by agents; sales of Indian bonds; correspondence; and other records of Indians and Indian commissioners and agents.

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