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Livingston, Robert Deposition of Jean Labate

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02017 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1688/07/02 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.5 x 21.3 cm

Summary of Content: The deposition relates Jean Labate's account of conflicts between the French and the 5 Nations, particularly the Senecas and Mohawks, during the 1650's and 60's. He describes the taking of prisoners, including priests; the attacks made by the Governor of Canada; and how they settled upon a peace agreement. Document is marked as a copy.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FranceAmerican Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryCanadaPrisonerPrisoner of WarGovernment and CivicsReligionTreatyDiplomacyPeace

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