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Earl of Bellomont (fl. 1700) Answer to the 5 Nations

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02060 Author/Creator: Earl of Bellomont (fl. 1700) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1700/08/29 Pagination: 6p. + docket 30.8 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: The Earl of Belloment states that he is happy to satisfy the Indians' request for a minister, and expresses his hope to translate the Bible into their language. He asks that they send 3 Sachem's sons of each nation to New York, where they will learn to read and write English for 3-4 years, so that they may return home to read the Bible to other Indians of their nation.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianReligionLiterature and Language ArtsDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsEducationChildren and Family

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