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Seneca Indians "Propositions made by four Sinnekes to the Commander & Justices of Peace"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01938 Author/Creator: Seneca Indians Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1685/06/29 Pagination: 1p. + docket 33 x 20.8 cm Order a Copy

The Senecas explain that they have heard rumors of Canada's plans to attack them, and ask the English for their protection. The English respond and ask the Senecas to ignore the rumors, and also to resist fighting with their Indian enemies.

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