Jeffery Amherst letter to Sir William Johnson, 1762 February 14
Letter from Jeffery Amherst dated February 14, 1762 from New York. The letter is addressed to Sir William Johnson, Baronet. Amherst discusses trading near Little Niagara and a recent meeting with the Chiefs of the Onondaga and Oneida tribes. Amherst expresses his doubts that a similar meeting with the New England tribes will be worthwhile. The letter notes recent complaints from the Indians about the disposal of their lands. Amherst also states that he has ordered his officers to prevent the sale of rum to the Indians, as he considers it a "Destructive Liquor."
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