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Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724 to Henry Sloughter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00162 Author/Creator: Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724 Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Letter signed Date: January 20, 1690 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 31.7 x 20.2 cm Order a Copy

Written to the newly selected Governor of New York, Henry Sloughter, who is still in transit from England. Schuyler has written this letter in an effort to make himself, his associates, and their allegiances known to the new governor, describes the situation in the colony under the "boundlesse [inserted: Pretended authority]" of Jabob Leisler. The actions of the "Indians of ye 5 Nations," the Iroquois, and the "french Tamporings" are discussed as well. Letter mentions the creation of "5 Commissions for 5 Justices of the Peace at a village called Schenectady" and fears of a French and Indian "attaque upon this Place." Docketed on verso.

Sloughter, Henry, ?-1691
Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724
Leisler, Jacob, 1640-1691

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