This collection consists of microfilm copies of the Daily Journal (London) for January - December 1730; Lloyd's Evening Post and British Chronicle (London) for January 1 - December 31, 1762; and the London Gazette (London) for January 2-January 1, 1763. The disparate dates for the papers are explained by the fact that the years correspond to two trips by Cherokee delegations to London.
In 1730, Sir Alexander Cuming visited Cherokee country (March - April) as an unofficial envoy of King George II. Cuming arranged for seven Cherokees to accompany him back to England: Onaconoa, Caulunna, Tathtowe, Ukwaneequa (later known as Attakullakulla), Catergusta, Oukah Olah, and Clogoitta. The Cherokees arrived in England June 5, 1730. Their visit engendered great curiosity among the British. They left London on October 2, and five days later left England for home.
Thirty years later, Lieutenant Henry Timberlake arrived in Cherokee territory to survey the situation following the Cherokee War of 1760-1761 and to help initiate peace under the provisions of the recently approved treaty. Cherokee chief Ostenaco visited Virginia to confirm the peace and also requested permission to visit England. His request was granted, and with two other chiefs, Pouting Pigeon and Stalking Turkey, Ostenaco arrived in England in June, 1762. As in 1730, the Cherokees were the subject of great curiosity in London. The Cherokees left in late August for the return home.
For additional information, consult Carolyn Thomas Foreman, Indians Abroad, 1493-1938, and Grace Steele Woodward, The Cherokees.
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