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Governor and Council of New York to the Mayor & Aldermen of Albany re: settlement at Catskill for the Winter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02008 Author/Creator: Governor and Council of New York Place Written: [New York, New York] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1687/09/09 Pagination: 2p. + docket 30.4 x 19.9 cm

Summary of Content: The document orders that the 5 Nations bring their women, children, and old men to Catskill on Robert Livingston's land for the winter, where they will receive any assistance they may need. It also requests that they bring as much corn and provisions as possible. Bears the signature of John Knight.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsImmigration and MigrationAmerican Indian HistoryWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyDiet and nutritionDiplomacyLand Transaction

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