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Mohawk Indians "Propositions made by four Mohoggs who upon the Desyre of . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02069 Author/Creator: Mohawk Indians Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1702/10/27 Pagination: 3p. + docket 30.3 x 19.6 cm

. . . the governor of Canada to there Sachims were by them appointed to goe and hear what we would say." The Mohawks describe some meetings with the Canadian Governor, in which they returned some French prisoners, and discussed relations with the French and English.

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