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Commisaries of Albany Response to the proposition of Henry Coursey and Philemon Lloyd

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01907 Author/Creator: Commisaries of Albany Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1682/07/13 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31.1 x 21.7 cm

Summary of Content: The Commisaries of Albany express their solidarity with the people of Virginia and Maryland as subjects of the same crown, and pledge their support in the event of a war with the Indians.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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