Philadelphia: Merrihew and Thompson, Printers. 1840. 256pp, bound in original cloth [some wear] with chipped paper spine label. Generously margined. Lightly to moderately foxed, hole in blank bottom margin of last several leaves. Good+.
[offered with] Strong, Nathaniel T., A Chief of the Seneca Tribe: APPEAL TO THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ON THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE NEW-YORK INDIANS, IN ANSWER TO A BOOK ENTITLED, THE CASE OF THE NEW-YORK INDIANS, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS. New York: E.B. Clayton. 1841. Original printed green wrappers [spine-chipped]. Stitched, 65pp, clean text, Very Good.
[offered with] Society of Friends: A FURTHER ILLUSTRATION OF THE CASE OF THE SENECA INDIANS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, IN A REVIEW OF A PAMPHLET ENTITLED 'AN APPEAL TO THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, &C. PRINTED BY DIRECTION OF THE JOINT COMMITTEES ON INDIANS AFFAIRS, BY THE FOUR YEARLY MEETINGS OF FRIENDS. Philadelphia: Merrihew and Thompson. 1841. 84pp. Original printed green wrappers [library tape on spine], perforation stamp on title leaf, otherwise a clean text. Good+.
"The Senecas having, at the suggestion of the Society of Friends, consented to sell their lands, a controversy arose regarding the transaction which became on the part of their opponents somewhat acrimonious. To justify themselves the committee of the society having the matter in charge, printed this pamphlet. A sharp answer written by N. T. Strong, one of the Seneca chiefs, appeared in the succeeding year, and this met with several rejoinders and replies." Field 252. "There was, undoubtedly, some collusion between some of the chiefs and the agents of Mass., whose consent was necessary to perfect the sale of the Seneca lands, by which a small number of the tribe were made to appear to be the majority. The inevitable, unvarying result followed, and the Indians were cheated and driven from their homes." Field 1524.
Field 252, 1524, 579. Item #30118