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Winthrop, Fitz-John (1638-1707) to Peter Schuyler re: suspicions of an Indian attack

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02050 Author/Creator: Winthrop, Fitz-John (1638-1707) Place Written: Milford, Connecticut Type: Letter Date: 1700/02/14 Pagination: 3p. + docket 33 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: The Governor of Canada writes that he has heard rumors of a plan among the 5 Nations and/or Skachtkook Indians to attack Christian settlements in New England, and asks if Peter Schuyler has heard any similar news. He also states his desire to uphold the covenant made between the English and the 5 Nations, and hopes that this sentiment may be communicated to them. Also contians a 2p. account of a council proceeding in New London in January 1699, which relates news from various English settlers and Indian scouts of suspicious activity among the Mohawk Indians and the potential for an Indian attack.

People: Winthrop, Fitz-John, 1638-1707
Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianReligionGovernment and CivicsCanadaMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFranceTreatyDiplomacy

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