Item: Correspondence, Israel Pemberton captive inquiry

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Record Number: 11403
Collection: Simon Gratz collection [0250B]
Box Number: 14/10
Folder Number: Indian affairs commission for, ect. 1757-1765
Page Number: 1
Author: Israel Pemberton, 1715-1779
Date of View: 1760
View Format: Manuscript › Correspondence
Dimensions: Dimensions of Image, 21 by 33 cm.
Image description: Letter written by Israel Pemberton addressed to the Indian Affairs Commission inquiring about an agreement to instruct agents in Indian towns along the frontier to look into how many captives are in each town, and their physical descriptions. He also implores the commission to ask the agents to make iquiries to the "dispositions" of the Indians holding captives, as well as their readiness to accept ransom in exchange for release of captives.

Israel Pemberton served in the Pennsylvania assembly, and was a leading Philadelphia merchant.