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Pynchon, John, (1626-1703) et al Propositions to the River Indians, Mohicans, and Skachtkook Indians

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02022 Author/Creator: Pynchon, John, (1626-1703) et al Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1689/09/12 Pagination: 3p. + docket 30.7 x 19.5 cm Order a Copy

The 4 Commissioners, John Pynchon, Thomas Savage, Andrew Belcher, and Jonathan Bull write to the Indians to include them in the chain and covenant with the 5 Nations. They explain that they expect their loyalty and assistance in a war against the French and Eastern Indians. The Commissioners also note that they wish to inform the Indians of the revolution in England and the conflict between Papists and Protestants, and their desire to retain untiy between the Dutch and English in the colonies.

Pynchon, John, 1626-1703

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