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Mayor and Gentlemen of Albany "Propositions Made to the Schakook Indians Meet at Shinnechtady on . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02072 Author/Creator: Mayor and Gentlemen of Albany Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1703/07/06 Pagination: 3p. + docket 34.2 x 21.6 cm

. . . there Journey and Conveyed By severall Mohogs to settle In the Mohogs Countrey" The proposition asks the Skachtkook Indians why they are travelling to to the Mohawk Country, and advises them to return to where they came from. In their answer, the Indians state that they dwelt there long before the arrival of the British, and have every right to move where they please. The men of Albany reply that they were unaware that the Skachtkook Indians used to live there, but advise them to return to their country until the Governor arrives.

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