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Onondaga Sachems 2 "Propositions made by Two Onnondages Sachims " [in Dutch and English]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01953 Author/Creator: Onondaga Sachems 2 Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1685/11/05 Pagination: 3p. + docket 32.7 x 20.8 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01953 Author/Creator: Onondaga Sachems 2 Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1685/11/05 Pagination: 3p. + docket 32.7 x 20.8 cm

Summary of Content: The proposition of the Onondaga sachems on p.1, and the proposition of the Seneca sachems on p.2 were recorded in Dutch. The answer to these propositions appears on p.3 and is written in English. It congratulates the Indians for remaining at peace with the French, but asks that they stop a group of French traders who have gone up the Susquehanna, and to confiscate their goods. They are then instructed to bring the goods to the British in Albany, who will generously reward them for this service.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryFranceMerchants and TradeCommerceMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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