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Coursey, Henry (fl. 1677-1682) Proposition regarding the Mohawks & other Indians westward as far as the Senecas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01870 Author/Creator: Coursey, Henry (fl. 1677-1682) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1677/06/30 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.5 x 21 cm

The proposition guarantees English friendship and asks for the continuance of peace between them. W. Nicolls verified the document as a true copy. Robert Livingston signed and acknowledged that he serviced the proposal.

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