Benjamin Drake, Sullivan, NY to Joshua Ferris, 1805, Oct. 13, LetterManuscript Mss 805563.1

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Benjamin Drake, Sullivan, NY to Joshua Ferris, 1805, Oct. 13, Letter

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Manuscript Mss 805563.1

Collection Dates:

1805 Oct. 13

Size of Collection:

1 letter ; 33 x 18 cm.


Drake writes to Joshua Ferris concerning Oneida Indian territory he and his business partners wish to purchase. The plot, consisting of one half a million acres was located along the Oneida Creek flowing north into Oneida lake from the Seneca Turnpike. Drake also expresses his hope that the legislature at Albany will change a law that allows the Company to purchase or lease the property from the Oneidas.

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