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Schuyler, Peter "Examination of three french Prisoners taken by the Maquase & brought . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02026 Author/Creator: Schuyler, Peter Place Written: Schenectady, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1690/03/03 Pagination: 6p. + docket 31.3 x 19.8 cm

. . . to Shinnechtady, who were Examined by Pr. Schuyler May[or] of the Citty of Albany." The Canadian prisoners state that they were under orders to attack Schenechtady and kill as many as they could, and then give an account of how they advanced upon the town. They also divulge information regarding the building of fortifications in Canada, and the amount of ammunition and soldiers currently available to the Canadian Governor.

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