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Letter from Horatio Sharpe to Sir William Johnson


Letter from Horatio Sharpe, Maryland governor, to Sir William Johnson, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, expressing Maryland's reluctance to trade with the Six Nations. Sharpe writes a few months after the extended peace conference held with the Six Nations at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where the tribes had apparently made trade proposals with the Maryland colony. Sharpe discusses his formal response and asks Johnson to send it to the Six Nations along with a wampum belt. Sharpe writes that "I do not think our Assembly will ever be persuaded to cultivate the Indian friendship."





12.25 x 7.75 inches


3 pages

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