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Joseph, Henry, & Gideon "Propositions made by Joseph Henry & Gideon three Christian Maquase"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02056 Author/Creator: Joseph, Henry, & Gideon Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1700/06/19 Pagination: 1p. + docket 30.8 x 20 cm

The three Christian Mohawks inform the officials of Albany that the Onondagas called them to a meeting where there would be no English men present. They explain that they felt it was their duty to inform the English of this occurence.

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