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Simeon De Witt Receipt

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: De Witt, Simeon, 1756-1834.
Title: Simeon De Witt Receipt
Inclusive Dates: 1796-1797
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Receipt acknowledging payment for advertisements for the sale of Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oneida Indian lands.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Simeon De Witt was geographer and surveyor general of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and New York State surveyor general from 1784 to 1834.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Simeon De Witt Receipt consists of one item, a receipt from Copp and Freer, publishers of the Rising Sun newspaper in Kingston, New York. The receipt acknowledges payment from Simeon De Witt for three advertisements run in their paper, two in 1796 and one in 1767, concerning the sale of Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oneida Indian lands. The receipt is signed by Abraham B. Baucker, an Ulster County Justice of the Peace.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Baucker, Abraham B.
De Witt, Simeon, 1756-1834.

Corporate Bodies

Rising sun (Kingston, N.Y.)


Cayuga Indians -- History.
Indian reservations -- New York (State)
Indians of North America -- Land tenure.
Oneida Indians -- History.
Onondaga Indians -- History.


New York (State) -- Commerce -- History.

Genres and Forms

Receipts (financial records)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Simeon De Witt Receipt,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Adah C. Blackman Fund, 2012.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 23 Aug 2012
Revision history:

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Financial documents
SC 685 Receipt for advertisements for sale of Native American lands 1796-1797

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