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Unknown "Memorandum Concerning Albany"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02043 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [Albany, New York] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1696 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31 x 19.9 cm

Summary of Content: List of rules and practices to be put into effect in Albany. These items include the establishment of a 500 man garrison, the presentation of annual gifts to the 5 Nations, the instruction of Indians in the Christian faith, and other items of security and English-Indian relations.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryReligionFortificationMilitary HistoryCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyEducationGovernment and CivicsGiftDiplomacy

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