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Baron, Nathaniell (fl. 1687) to Francis Lord Howard of Effingham re: attacks by the Senecas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01991 Author/Creator: Baron, Nathaniell (fl. 1687) Place Written: Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1687/07/02 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 29.3 x 23.5 cm

Summary of Content: Baron explains that the Senecas are stationed at the head of the James River, and have attacked some neighboring English and Indian settlements, where they plundered houses and carried off Indians. He then informs Lord Effingham that in order to secure the surrounding counties, the Council granted them commissions to build up their militias, which he hopes meets with the Lord's approval. Docketed on address leaf.

People: Howard of Effingham, Francis Howard, Baron, 1643-1695

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMilitiaPrisonerPrisoner of WarWartime Pillaging and DestructionGovernment and CivicsMilitary History

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