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Cayuga Sachem "Propositions made by the Cayouges Sachims to the Magistrates of Albany"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01984 Author/Creator: Cayuga Sachem Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1687/06/27 Pagination: 4p. 33.5 x 21.1 cm

Summary of Content: The Cayugas Sachems state that they have come to Corlaers house for counsel, and to refute the Oneida's accusation that they are responsible fo the mischief caused in Virginia. They relate their fears of the French in Canada, and ask for powder and protection for their women and children. In their response, the magistrates of Albany instruct the Cayugas to send their women, children, and elderly to Albany for protection. They also guarantee the Cayugas corn and powder, and offer their assistance in the event of an attack. Docketed on verso.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceGovernment and CivicsMerchants and TradeCommerceFur Trade

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