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Seneca Indians "Proposition made by the Sakemaker of the Sinekes"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01942 Author/Creator: Seneca Indians Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1685/08/03 Pagination: 4p.+doc. 32.7 x 21.4 cm

Summary of Content: The Senecas inform the English that they have kept their promise to travel around, rather than through, Virginia and Maryland. They also assure the English of their intentions to keep peace with them. Docketed on verso.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: TravelMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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