John McKesson papers, 1714-1791, pertaining to Indian affairs


Date: 1714-1791 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers include correspondence and reports of proceedings concerning Indian affairs. Miscellaneous materials, mostly 1778-1791, of Timothy Pickering, Henry Knox, William Hardenburgh, John Taylor and others. Includes 94 pages, account of meeting with the Indians at Fort Stanwix, New York, June 1, 1790, and 47 pages of miscellaneous material.

Background note

John McKesson was a New York attorney, and secretary of the Provincial Congress.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Restrictions on Use:

These materials are not to be used for publication, or reproduction, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the New-York Historical Society.


Presented by William N. Fenton, grantee, 1953.

Location of originals:

Originals in New York Historical Society.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Microfilm Collection

Personal Name(s)

  • McKesson, John, 1734-1798
  • Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829


  • Cayuga Indians
  • Indians of North America -- Government relations -- To 1789
  • Onondaga Indians