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Howard of Effingham, Francis Howard, Baron (1643-1695) "Propositions made by his Excell[en]cy the Governor of Virginia to the . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02009 Author/Creator: Howard of Effingham, Francis Howard, Baron (1643-1695) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1687/09/16 Pagination: 2p. + docket 35.3 x 23.3 cm

Summary of Content: . . . Representatives of the five Nations of the Sinnias in the Fort att New York" The Governor of Virginia reprimands the 5 Nations for breaking their covenant and committing crimes in Virginia. He explains that Governor Dongan has convinced him to forgo declaring war upon them, but notes that he expects satisfaction upon conclusion of the war with the French. In their response, the 5 Nations thank Lord Effingham for his forgiveness, and promise to rectify the situation.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsAmerican Indian HistoryDiplomacyCrimeMilitary HistoryFranceCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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