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Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715) Propositions to the 5 Nations westward

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02005 Author/Creator: Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1687/08/06 Pagination: 8p. 33.8 x 21.1 cm

Summary of Content: Thomas Dongan writes that he will convey news of the French invasion of English territory to the King, but wishes first to settle upon a few issues with the 5 Nations. He asks if they in any way provoked the French, and notes that they were warned not to make peace or war with the French without his permission. Dongan then recommends a number of security measrues to be followed by the 5 Nations, and warns them to stay out of Virginia if they desire the protection of the British. Docketed on verso.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFranceCanadaMilitary HistoryDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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