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Boyd (George) Papers
mssHM 15370-15387  
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Collection contains correspondence and documents primarily relating to U.S. government agents and others working among the Native American tribes in the Michigan and Wisconsin Territories from 1818 to 1846.
George Boyd (approximately 1779-1846) was born in Maryland. From 1811 to 1814, he served as a secretary to the Secretaries of War William Eustis and John Armstrong. In August 1814, Boyd was sent to Europe to deliver dispatches to the U.S. representatives in Ghent who were negotiating a peace treaty with Great Britain following the War of 1812; he then lived in France for several months. Boyd was designated a special agent by the War Department in October 1816, tasked with purchasing arms in Europe as well as materials for Washington, D.C. buildings. In December 1818, he was appointed as U.S. Indian Agent at Michilimackinac on Mackinac Island, Michigan Territory, where he served until 1832 when he transferred to Green Bay, then in Michigan Territory. Boyd worked among the Menominee, Oneida, Winnebago (now Ho-Chunk Nation), and Brothertown Tribes in the Michigan and Wisconsin Territories, resigning in 1840. He died in Green Bay, Wisconsin Territory, in 1846.
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