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Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715 Proposition sent to the Mohawks

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01995 Author/Creator: Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715 Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1687/07/08 Pagination: 1p. + docket 33.3 x 21.3 cm Order a Copy

Thomas Dongan instructs the Mohawks to send word to the Onondagas, Oneidas, and Cayugas that they are all ordered to march up north to assist the Senecas in their war with the French.

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