- Great Britain. Army. Lincolnshire Regiment
- Call number
- MssCol 2449
- Physical description
- .02 linear feet (1 volume)
- Preferred Citation
Fort Niagara statement of account with Edward Pollard, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
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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.
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source of acquisition
Compiled by Susan P. Waide, 2015
- Pollard, Edward (creator)
- Smith, Francis, 1723-1791 (creator)
- Great Britain. Army -- Colonial forces -- America
- 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
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328