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Frederickse, Salomon, fl. 1687 Bond to the city of Albany

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02006 Author/Creator: Frederickse, Salomon, fl. 1687 Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1687/04/01 Pagination: 3p.+ docket 32.1 x 21 cm Order a Copy

The document states that Salomon Frederickse and Johannes Onderkerk are bound to the people and city of Albany for the sum of 50 pounds. It then goes on to explain that the two men have a pass from the Governor to trade with the Indians of Ottowa, and if they decide not to trade with the Indians of the 5 Nations for peltry, then the current financial obligation will be declared void. Frederickse and Onderkerk signed with their marks.

Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715

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