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President and Council of Albany Order for Mr. Livingston and Mr. Renselaer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02087 Author/Creator: President and Council of Albany Place Written: Fort Anne, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1709/05/06 Pagination: 1p. + docket 18.7 x 12.9 cm

The document orders Livingston and Renselaer to oversee the Indians' expedition to Canada.

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