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July 23rd, 1806

Editor's Note: Written by Indian Translator, Jasper Hopper, to Erastus Granger. Here, Jasper Hopper is asking Granger to help "Mr. Watson" on his Detroit as he passes through Buffalo. It does appear therefore, that Mr. Watson brought with him the original copy of this letter (most of these letters are copies made by Granger or his Secretary) which was a common practice in that day and age. Obviously, Granger and the Seneca Indians would be well-versed in the route to Detroit from Buffalo and in a position to help this representative of Governor Hull of the Michigan Territory. It should be mentioned that the distance between Buffalo and Detroit was of no little significance in those days. Travel was dangerous amidst the elements and unfriendly Indians or highwaymen (of whatever color or national origin).


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1806, July 23
Sir,
The bearer [is?] Mr. Watson, Secretary
to his Excellency Governor Hull of the
Michigan Territory is on his way to Detroit.

Not having any acquaintance at
Buffaloe, and being desirous of facilitating
his progress from thence to Detroit I have
presumed to recommend him to your atten-
tion- Any information you may give
him in that respect will be considered
a favor to -
Sir
Your most Obedient Servant
Jasper Hopper
Onondaga, July 23, 1806
Erastus Granger

Location: Found in Box 14-5


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