Treaty of Logstown, 1752
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May 28-June 13, 1752


In 1752, a treaty was held at Logstown with representatives of the Iroquois (Six Nations), Lenape, and Shawnee tribes. Colonel Joshua Fry, James Patton, and Lunsford Lomax representing the colony of Virginia, and Christopher Gist represented the Ohio Company[1]. Andrew Montour was the interpreter. The Iroquois "half-King" or sachem, Tanacharison, declared that his people did not consider that the 1744 Anglo-Iroquois Treaty of Lancaster had ceded the colonists any land beyond the Allegheny Mountains, but he promised the Iroquois would not molest any English settlements southeast of the Ohio River. He also formally requested that an English fort be built at the mouth of the Monongahela River, the site of present-day Pittsburgh. (This fort, Fort Prince George, was still in construction in January 1754 when it was razed by a much larger French force, which then built Fort Duquesne in the same spot.)


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Notes. Lomax was sent by the Ohio Company to protect its interests as Patton wasn't trusted by them.

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