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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

Summary of Content: 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.

People: Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianGovernment and CivicsFinanceMerchants and TradeCommerceFur TradeContractCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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