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Mayor and Aldermen of Albany to Richard Ingoldesby re: petition concerning the expedition to Canada

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02094 Author/Creator: Mayor and Aldermen of Albany Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1709/08/13 Pagination: 4p. + docket 30 x 18.9 cm

Summary of Content: The Mayor and Aldermen of Albany discuss some reservations regarding the planned expedition to reduce Canada. They recommend recalling the land troops until the fleet arrives from England, which will necessitate postponing the expedition until the Spring. The officials of Albany also recommend repairing and building new fortifications, stationing garrisons at their forts, and keeping a close watch over the Indians who are wooed by the French.

People: Ingoldesby, Richard, -1719

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: NavyAmerican Indian HistoryCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryFortificationBuilding ConstructionDiplomacy

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