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Jasper Parrish Papers

The collection includes correspondence of Jasper Parrish, 1790-1829, and others, 1757-1869, relating to the Painted Post treaty, payments to Indians, supplies to the Seneca mission, conduct of the St. Regis Indians, and work of the Quakers among the Indians. There are addresses and messages, 1803-1823, of Timothy Pickering, Thomas Jefferson, and John C. Calhoun to Iroquois chiefs including Red Jacket, Cornplanter, Farmer's Brother, Little Billy, Young King, and others. There are also legal papers, agreements and deeds, 1791-1824, including a deed of conveyance pertaining to the property of Mary Jemison. Records of Jasper Parrish's business transactions include receipts, invoices, notes, and accounts, 1793-1837. There are military and government records relating to the War of 1812 and the New York State Indians, including annuity payment agreements to the Indians and petitions for payments not received, a census of the Six Nations, 1792-1828, and other miscellaneous items, 1799-1860. There is also a set of transcripts along with an introduction prepared by Dorothy May Fairbank, Vassar Class of 1940, another set of transcripts created in 1954, and two biographical narratives of Jasper Parrish contributed by Caroline Townsend Monks, who was Vassar Class of 1940 and a direct descendant of Jasper Parrish. Digitization of the collection was made possible by a generous grant from Dr. Georgette Bennett in honor of Dr. Leonard Polonsky CBE.
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Jaspar Parrish Papers

Address to chiefs of the Seneca, Oneida, and Onondagua Nations, 1803 Feb 14

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Agreement between Phelps and Barlow, witnessed by Jasper Parrish, n.d.

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Alfred Pleasonton | to Caroline P. Townsend, 1864 Sept 30: . .

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1864-09-30
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Annuity award to Richard Warrington, 1820 Sept 21

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1820-09-21
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Appointment of Parrish by Indian chiefs as attorney for Revolutionary War claims, 1824

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1824
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Apprenticeship of Halana Morgan to Jasper Parrish, 1807 Aug 3

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1807-08-03
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Articles of association: W. H. and Peter Townsend, n.d.

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Autographs (2) written for Caroline Townsend, 1859-1860

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1859-1860
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Bill for medical care of Mrs. Jasper Parrish, 1837

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1837
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Biographical narratives of Jasper Parrish, n.d.

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Byron | to Daws, 1757 Dec 8

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1757-12-08
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Callender Irvin | to Jasper Parrish, 1803 May 18: . .

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1803-05-18
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Capt. Thomas Morris | to Jasper Parrish, 1796 Aug 22

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1796-08-22
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Capt. Thomas Morris | to Jasper Parrish, 1800 Nov 12

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1800-11-12
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Capt. Thomas Morris | to Jasper Parrish, 1809 June 7

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1809-06-07
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Captain Israel Chapin | to the head Chiefs. Sachems. and Warriors at Buffaloe Creek. Ca, 1796

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1796
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Captain Israel Chapin | to The Seneca Chiefs at Buffaloe, 1802 July 30

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1802-07-30
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Certification of damage to Parrish property by U.S. Troops, 1819 May 18

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1819-05-18
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Clippings, 1803, n.d.

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1803, n.d.
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Col. Timothy Pickering - The Six Nations, 1791 Apr 17: . .

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1791-04-17
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