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River Indians Answer to Major Pynchon's proposition

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01867 Author/Creator: River Indians Place Written: [Albany, New York] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1677/04/24 Pagination: 2p. + docket 31.1 x 20.1 cm Order a Copy

The Mahikander and River Indians thank the English for their friendship, and agree not to harbor or aid any of their enemies.

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