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Coursey, Henry (fl. 1677-1682) Proposition of Henry Coursey and Philomen Lloyd to the Mohawks, Onondagas, . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01919 Author/Creator: Coursey, Henry (fl. 1677-1682) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1682/08/04 Pagination: 1p. + docket 33 x 21.3 cm

Summary of Content: . . . Oneidas, and Cayugas Signed by both Lloyd and Coursey. The document discusses the crimes committed against Christian settlers, and explains that war will be declared if the Indians fail to pay for their transgressions.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianReligionWartime Pillaging and DestructionFinanceMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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