Treaty of New York (1796)

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The Treaty of New York (1796) was a treaty signed May 31, 1796, conducted in the City of New York between the United States and the Seven Nations of Canada by which the Native Americans in question gave up, for compensation, all claim to land in New York State. There were three signed copies: for New York State, the United States, and the indigenous peoples. The United States copy was lost in the fire of 1800 that destroyed the records of the Department of War[1] (the National Archives did not exist until 1934), codified in 1845 in Volume 7 of the United States Statutes at Large as 7 Stat. 55, land cession area enumerated as "28" by Charles C. Royce ("Royce Area 28") in 1899,[2] then placed in a compendium published by the Government Printing Office in a 1904 volume of Indian treaties.[3] In the New York State Archives are receipts from the Seven Nations for money paid under the treaty.[4]


  1. ^ Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. "Papers of the War Department, 1784–1800". Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Royce, Charles C., ed. (1899). Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1896-97. Government Printing Office.
  3. ^ Kappler, Charles J., Clerk to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, ed. (1904). Indian Affairs. Laws and Treaties. Vol. II. (Treaties.). Government Printing Office.
  4. ^ New York State Department of State; New York State Comptroller (1796). "Selected audited accounts of state civil and military officers". Retrieved March 20, 2018.

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