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Grand Jury of Albany Presentation of inconveniences to Thomas Dongan

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01957 Author/Creator: Grand Jury of Albany Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1686 Pagination: 1p. : docket ; 32.3 x 21.1 cm Order a Copy

The people of Albany condemn the practice of conducting trade with Indians outside of the town, as it has led to a decline in the trade and wealth of Albany, and will eventuallly bring the town to ruin. They also note that great debauchery has resulted when the youth of Albany enter Indians' houses to conduct trade, and complain of the practice of giving gifts to Indians, which allows them to set the higher value on commodities. They also comment on the poor state of highways in an around Albany.

Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715

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